The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, June 12, 1913, Image 1

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T. W. Gurley’s Store Rooms
to be Occupied by a New
Moving Picture Show.
The building on Center street, for
some years occupied by T. W. Gurley,
jeweler and stationer, has been trans-
formed into a moving picture enter-
prise to be known as the Bijou Thea-
tre. The room was secured from Mr.
Gurley by parties who conduct a mov-
ing picture show at Somerset, on a
long-term lease, and these same par-
ties have successfully engaged in the
business at Allentown, Pa., and points
in the state of New Jersey.
The interior has been made to con-
form with the latest architecture and
arrangement of modern city show
places, and is in every respect strictly
up-to-date. The floor slants toward
the screen, which is the only place in
town so arranged. The latest model
comfortable opera chairs to the num-
ber of 350 will be installed in three
tiers, allowing space for two commo-
dious aisles the entire length of the
room. Extra precautions have been
taken to avoid danger of fire. The
ceiling is of steel, the operator’s
booth, instead of being stationed at
the usual place, will be located in an
aleove to one side, which reduces the
possibility of fire, and its a$tendant
stampede, to a minimam. Then, too,
the booth being located but forty
feet from the screen will, it is said,
have the effect of showing the finer
points of a picture more distinctly,
besides entirely eliminating the un-
steady, flickering projection of a pro-
duction on the screen. _ :
There will be two large exits, front
and rear, and this will also afford per-
fect natural ventilation. But to
further enhance the ventilation four
.. 20-inch electric- fans will be located
at proper points in the room. This
insures perfect comfort within the
theatre, no matter how humid the
atmosphere may be on the outside.
The theatre will be fitted with the
very latest style picture machine,
screen, musical and other accessories,
and as soon as the famous talking pic-
tures can be secured in the smaller
cities and towns the Bijou will have
one in operation. A piano artist of
note will be imported from Johnstown
to furnish the music for the shows.
The instrument is located in a pit
directly before the screen which .will
permit the operator to play suitable
selections and keep in touch with the
pictures as they are being shown.
Only the latest and best films obtain-
- able will be shown, thus assuring all
patrons that they have never before
seen the picture.
It is now thought that the workmen
will have the room ready for the in-
stallation of the chairs, machines,
ete., by the 14th inst., and that the
fine new show room will be thrown
open to the public by the} 20th inst.,
when a cordial invitation is extended
for all to be present, to witness the
best pictures ever shown in Meyers-
dale. The proprietor personally guar-
antees satisfaction, and that only
polite, painstaking attendants will be
at your service,
A proposed ordinance granting a
franchise the Citizens Light, Heat
and Power company passed first
reading at the regnlar monthly meet-
ing of Somerset Town Council. The
new concern asks for a 20- year grant,
and their proposition was presented
" by Attorney Charles H. Ealy.
The Citizens company was incor-
porated two months ago by Thomas
E. Gallagher, Allen B. Cunning-
ham, and Robert Uhl, of Somerset.
Since the present concern, the Som-
erset Electric Light, Heat & Power
company, was _ organized some
twenty years ago, it has had a mon-
opoly of the local field.
Somerset has neyer had day elec-
tric service and the new company
promises to inaugurate such service
promptly if Council acts favorably on
their franchise.
Several weeks ago it was reported
that the old electric company had
been absorbed by the Penn Electric
Service company, a corporation of
eastern capitalists, but the sale has
not yet been confirmed. The price
was given at $175,000. The Penn
coinpany recehtly took over” the
Citizens Light, Heatyand Power com-
pany of Johnstown.
It is not known whether the pros-
pects of competition will affect the |
> of th | witnessed the commencement exer-
| cises.
consummation of the old company’s
Miss. Mame Weber was hostess on
Monday evening when she delightful-
ly entertained the Spinster Club at
her home on High street. The young
ladies spent the evening very pleas-
antly in doing fancy work, and at
eleven o’clock a dainty lunch was
The euchre and dance given by
Mrs. Philip G. Reich and Miss Mary
Livengood at the Summer Garden on
Tuesday evening, was the leading
social affair of the season. About
125 guests were present and a very
enjoyable evening was spent. An
elaborate lunch was served at 12:00
o’clock. Livengood’s orchestra fur-
nished the music.
The Dorcas Thimble Club met at
the horhe of Mrs. Paul D. Clutton, on
Broadway street, yesterday after-
Stoyestown, June 10.—Two big
autos, one on its way from Bedford
to Pittsburg and the other on its way
from San Francisco to Baltimore, Md.,
collided yesterday morning about
10:30 o’ciock near thé Spangler home,
above Stoyestown.
W. C. Fownes, Secretary of Mid-
land Steel Company, Pittsburg, was
the only one injured, although all
other occupants of the two cars were
more or less bruised.
In a large Packard car were Mr.
and Mrs. W. OC. Fownes, and Miss
Louise Elkins, all of Pittsburg. They
were on their way to Pittsburg from
Bedford. Mrs. Fownes and Miss El-
kins escaped serious injury, although
they suffered a nervous shock.
In a Chase car were E. B. Hanson
and J. A. Clairmont, who were on
their way from San Francisco to Bal-
timore. 'I'hey had been on the road
for 17 days, they said, and this was
their first accident. The car was so
badly wrecked that it will remain}
here for some days: ds
Train No. 7, bound for Johnstown
on the B. & O. railroad was wrecked
Friday morning when it strucka brok-
enrail near Blough’s curve near Hoov-
ersville. Two coaches were dama-
ged but no one was seriously injured.
Exaggerated reports of the accident
were circulated and caused much
concern for a time. Friday after-
noon wrecking crews of the B. &O.
were put on the branch putting the
track in commission. The passengers
were transferred from the damaged
coaches into another and arrived at
Johnstown station shortly after 10
Train No. 7 is due at Johnstown
at 9:30 o’clock in the morning. It
usually hauls three coaches and car-
ries considerable traffic. A broken
rail was struck atthe curve and two
of the rear coaches were hurled from
the tracks. The tracks were badly
torn and the passengers were shaken
Wrecking crews arrived and the
debris was cleared away and the
passengers transferred to the unharm-
ed car and taken to Johnstown.
Thursday June 5th, Mr. and Mrs.
H. C. Knieriem, of Broadway street,
celebrated“their twenty-fifth wedding
anniversary, and in honor of the oc-
casion their daughter, Miss Marion,
planned a surprise for them which
was a complete success in every way.
The house was beautifully decorated
with ferns and white peonies. Twen-
ty-five guests were present and the
evening was pleasantly spent in play-
ing cards, and at a late hour a deli-
cious lunch, which had been prepared
by Miss Knieriem, was served. Mr.
and Mrs. Knieriem were the recipients
of many beautiful gifts of silver.
Miss Carlotta Rishell, whose par-
ents, Rev. and Mrs. E. W. Rishell,
reside at Windber, has returned from
vention and Institute of
Other Business.
Closing Service.
D. D., Meyersdale.
Anything Else Helpful and
. Its Relation to Missions,
. Its Teachers, S. C. Witt,
ited to ten minutes.)
. The Cradle Roll, Mrs. E.
. The O. A. B. Class, Rev.
ger, Frostburg.
Ensuing Year.
Song and Devotional Service....... Nar
Program of the Twenty-First Annual Sunday School Con-
Church, at Stoyestown, June 19th and 20th.
Song and Devotional Service................ Conducted by Rev. H. H. Wiant
Welcome Address.............: 54s vives Mr. John A. Wetzel, Stoyestown
Response ......... ei Gaal TL Mr. A. B. Grof, Somerset
Address, ‘‘The Progressive Sunday School Worker,” .................. .
HE atid LBL cesseesseeennee. Rev. O. M. Hartzell, Latrobe
Singing. "
Appointment of Committees on Nominations and Resolutions, and Any
8:45—Song and Devotional Service, Conducted by Rev. A. E. Truxal,
9:15—Roll Call of the Sunday Schools of the Classis, with One-Minute
_ Reports from each one, giving (1) Enrollment, (2) Average At-
tendance, (3) Contributions, (4) What Modern Methods, (5)
will be limited to ten minutes)
. Its Relation to the Church, Rev. A. M. Schaffner, Meyersdale
- Its Relation to the Family, W. J. R. Hay, Lavansville.¥ ni
. Its Relation to the Community, John C. Weller, New Center-
. Its Officers, W. M. Kistler, Garrett.
.. Its Scholars, Miss Mary Hay, Meyersdale, Route 2.
. Its Equipment, C. W. Truxal, Meyersdale.
1:30—Song and Devotional Service, Conducted by Rev. D. S. Stephan.
. The Home Department, Mrs. H. F. Fogle, Salisbury.
. The Teacher Training Class, Rev. C. A. Hauser, Phila.
. The Teachers’ Meeting, Prof. W. H. Kretchman, Meyersdale.
© 6. The New Graded Lessons, Miss Lizzie Zimmerman, Berlin.
--8:115—Round Table, ‘‘Sunday School Organization,”’ Rev. Geo. E. Met-
4:15—Report of Nominating Committee, and Election of Officers for
Report of Committee on Resolutions, and Any Miscellaneous Business
Address, ‘Leading Sunday School Problems, and How to Meet Them,’
auras erie. Rev. C. A. Hauser, Educational Superintendent, Phila:
Closing Service of Final Adjournment.
Somerset Classis, Reformed
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Interesting. : :
Merle R. Schrock, Berlin, R. D.
Meyersdale, R. D. 2.
(Speakers will be lim-
S. Hassler, Meyersdale, Route 2.
A. J. Miller, Jenners.
ies, Conducted by Rev. Ira S. Monn
The new hardware firm under the
old name Shipley Hardware company,
needs no introduction to the people
of Somerset county, as both members
of the new firm were members of the
old firm. Barron E. Shipley and Ful-
ton Shipley are young men in the
prime of life and have learned the
business from the bottom up. With
the well established firm with which
they have been connected for years,
and the reputation of the Shipley
Hardware company, the young men
start under favorable auspices, and
their many friends wish them abun-
dant success in their mercantile en-
The indications are that the Wills
Creek charge, of the Reformed
church, consisting of Mt. Lebanon,
Glencoe, White Oak, and Greenville
chur~tes will have a regular pastor
before long. Rev. A. S. Kresge who
has been spending some time in this
jacality has declared his willingness
to serve the people. It is hoped final
arrangements can be made so that
those worthy people will have a regu-
lar pastor once more.
Rev. Mr. Kresge has rented the
home adjoining H. J. Wilmoth’s and
will bring his family from Plymouth,
Ind., before long. “While in this vici-
nity Mr. Kresge has officiated at three
Baltimore, where she graduated last
week from Gouth@* College, which |
was formerly the Women’s College. |
Miss Sue Berkey, daughter of Mr. |
and Mrs. J. A. Berkey of Somerset, |
was also “graduated from Goucher |
Posters are being distributed
throughout the county and else-
where announcing the Moose picnic
to be held at Riverside Park on July
4th. The attractions are many and
varied and many liberal prizes are
offered. It is hardly necessary to
state that it will be a big affair, as
the Loyal Order of Moose of Meyers-
dale always go the limit in the way
of giving the people the worth of
their money. The parade alone will
be worth coming miles to see and the
music will be furnished by the fa-
mous Moose Band of Currberland.
Don’t miss it.
The remains of Oscar Hemminger,
the thirteen year old son of Represen-
tative and Mrs. O. J. Hemminger who
was drowned in the Susquehanna riv-
er at Harrisburg on Monday a week
ago, were brought to Rockwood on
Sunday morning. The body was re-
covered about fourteen miles from
where the boy lost his live. Interment
took place in the I. O. O.F. cemetery
on Sunday afternoon at 1;00 o’clock.
The many friends extend their
warmest sympathy to Dr. Hemminger
and wife.
Mrs. C. H. Dia and daughters, the
Misses Olevia and Caroline, left Sun-
day on train No. 5 for a trip through
th west, going direct to Omaha, Neb,,
where they spent a few days. From
there Mrs. Dia went to Edgar, Neb.,
where she will visit her son, Harry
| Dia and family, who are among the
| leading farmers of that locality.
Daniel Gomer of near White Oak,
died on Monday. Heé was aged 71
years, 5 months and 15 days. The
funeral services were held yesterday
afternoon in the White Oak Reformed
church, Rev. A. 8. Kresge, officiating.
Interment was made in the cemetery
adjoining the churgh.
Jacob Pile, aged 36 years, of Som-
erset, died Sunday last of a compli-
cation of diseases. His widow and
one daughter Louise, survive him.
Funeral services were held at the res-
idence at 4 go’clock Monday after-
noon in charge of Rev. I. Hess Wag-
ner. Interment in Husband ceme-
Boswell was given a smallpox scare
on Monday, when it became known
that a girl with eruptions ®ver her
body did some shopping in a local store,
sat among a crowd of people in a mov-
ing picture theater and made some
purchases in a meat market. The
three business houses were closed on
Monday for fumigation, but were re-
opened on Tuesday. The girl and other
members of the family are now quar-
antined. Nevertheless, Boswell people
were somewhat frightened and a num-
ber are submitting to vaccination as
a precaution.
The patient at large was a Miss
Horner, about 14 or 16 years old, who
makes her home with the John Doubt
family, between Forwardstown and
Boswell. She had been suffering with
a severe cold and thought the erup-
tions over her body were boils. Sat-
urday evening she came to Boswell to
get some medicine from Pr. Liven-
good, who immediately realized that
the girl had smallpox. She was sént
home with the instructions to
stay there, and on Monday Dr. C. P.
Large, of Meyersdale, County Medi-
cal Inspector, whom Dr. Livengood
had notified, visited the Doubt home
and established a quarantine.
The 37th annual convention of tho
Lutheran Sunday School Association
of Somerset county was held in the
Lutheral church at Hooyersvyille,
Rev. P. J. Shriver, pastor, June 3-5.
The opening service was in charge
of Rev. E. B. Boyer of Confluence.
Excellent music was furnished by the
choir. The address of welcome was
delivered by Mrs H. G. Hamer of
Hooversville and the response was by
Rev. Simon Snyder of Scalp Level.
The President, Hon. W. H. Ruppel,
delivered his annual address in his
usual convincing manner.
During the convention interesting
addresses were made on papers pre-
sented by the following persons: —W.
A. Weaver, Rev. H. S. Rhoads, Rev.
J. A. Yount, Rev. I. Hess Wagner,
Rev. D. W. Lecrone, Miss Lou Floto,
Miss Laura Good, Rev. D. 8. Kurtz,
Rev. W H. B. Carney. Rev. L.P.
Young delivered his illustrated lec-
tare on the ‘‘Holy Land’’. Rev. Car-
ney presided at the lantern.
The election of officers resulted as
follows: —President, Hon. W. H. Rup-
pel; Vice President, Mrs. E. E. Hazel-
barth; Corresponding Secretary, W. |
H. Yost; Statistical Secretary, Virgil
R. Saylor, Esq.; Treasurer, Hon. O.
P. Shaver. A committee consisting
of Revs. Yount, English, McCOarney
and Messrs. Jerry S. Miller, and E. E.
Hazelbarth was appointed to prepare
a new constitution to be presented
next year.
Misses Esther Conrad and Nelle
Bittner served as delegates of the
Meyersdale Sunday school.
Somerset, June 5.—Through Attor-
neys Norman T. Boose and A. L. G.
Hay, the Farmers’ National Bank, of
Somerset, last evening brought an ac-
tion against Henry F. Barron to re-
cover $43,000, with interest from
March 10, 1913.
Barron was formerly Treasurer of
the Farmers’ National Bank and it is
alleged in the suit that on March 7,
1913, and at other times he, as Cash- |
R. Reich & Son, undertakers of |The Misses «Dia will go from Omaha
Meyersdale, had a very complimen-
tary letter from Henn Bros., ot Chi-
| through to Denver, and to Colorado |
| Springs, Oolo., and on their return
College last week. She ‘has the dis- | cago, or the preparation of George | they will join their mother at Edgar;
tinction of being the youngest person {
ever graduated from-that institution.
Her sisters, Misses Mabel and Marv
Savonovich’s body, which was sent
from here on June 4th, to Chicago.
Savonovich was run down by a train
at McSpadden, near Garrett, and had |
been identified as George Slavin
| here Mrs. Dia and Miss Caroline will |
| remain for a month or more, while |
Miss Olevi ill return in two weeks.
visit in Kansas City, and
Louis, Mo., and Cincinnati, O.
ier, took for his own use sums aggre- |
gating $43,000, and, it is further al-
leged, that no part of this sum has
been returned.
Mr. Barron was elected Cashier of
the bank June 1i, 1800, when the
bank was established. He served
until March 13, when his relations
with the bank
Large and Enthusiastic Gath-
ering of the County
The Democracy as represented by
the county committee was out in
large numbers at the county seat yes-
terday, called by the president and
secretary, to elect officers for the en-
suing two years.
The meeting was called to order by
the Chairman C. W. Walker. In the
absence of W. F. Cleaver, secretary,
Geo. C. Hay, Esq., of Salisbury, was
appointed to serve in the capacity of
secretary. The roll was called and a
large number of districts were repre-
sented by committeemen or their
proxies. Meyersdale had as repre-
sentatives B. E. Shipley and A. S.
The main object of the meeting
was to elect officers for the next two
years and the adoption of rules gov-
erning the democratic party in the.
future. C. W. Walker had been
placed in nomination.
E. E. Kiernan suggested that an
opportunity should be given to all to
express their sentiments fully and
freely and believed that it would be
well if other names were presented
to be voted on, besides the present
chairman, and suggested the names
of Ernest O. Kcoser, Chas F. Uhl,
and Almon Hadman.: No nominations .
besides that of - Mr. alker were
made, and the secretary passed the
motion and Mr. Walker was unani-
mously elected. Mr. Walker accept-
ed the office entrusted to him in a
neat speech.
The name of Chas. F. Uhl was pre~
sented for treasurer. Mr. Uhl pre-~
ferred to decline. He was however
elected by acclamation.
At the last meeting of the commit-
tee it was decided that a set of rules
should be.adopted governing the par-
ty in Somerset county.
The chairman had appointed a com~
mittee consisting of two members,
Chas. F. Uhl and Alex. B. Grof. Two
reports were presented. :
Both members of the committee
submitted reasons for the rules pre-
E. E. Kiernan supported the rules
presented by Mr. Uhl. The main dif=
ference of the two sets of rules was
that by the Grof rules the commit
teemen elect the chairman of the
county committee, and by the Uhl
rules the people of the party through-
out the county would determine who
should be chairman of the county
The Grof rules carried by a vote of
more than two, to one and the rules in
this respect remain as they had been.
After the business of the meeting
had been transacted the chairman
called upon a number of those pres-
ent for short speeches.
Stephen McClintock, the rock rib-
bed Democrat of Addison township,
warmed the blood of the democracy
by recalling the days of small things
and the life of martyrdom which was
involved in democratic loyalty in
Somerset connty.
E. 0. Kooser, attorney, of Somer=
set, responded to a call for a speech.
A. 8B. Glessner of Meyersdale made
the welkin ring by his fiery oratory.
A.M. Schaffner, editor of The Com-~
mercial, was present and on invita
tion made a flicitious speech.
After the good and welfare had
been spoken, the committee adjourn
ed, united to fight a divided enemy,
H. J. Wilmoth, who had been seri«
ously ill, and who had passed through
a surgical operation by Dr. Harrison,
of Baltimore, has been much relieved
since. He has been made comfortable
and his friends are hopeful that he
will ultimately recover.
Mr. and Mrs. A. OC. Simler, and
Percy Allen Rose, of Johnstown,
came here Sunday morning in their
large touring car and spent the
day at the Colonial Hotel. Mrs. S.
J. McClune, and daughter, Miss Mar-
garet who had been here for a week,
accompanied them home Sunday
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At St. Paul Reformed church, un--
der the auspices of the Forward
| and True Blue Bible classes the del~
| icacies of the season will be served
{on the church lawn, next Saturday
| evening, June 14. Everybody is cor
| dially in