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

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A Matrimonial Wave Hits Meyersdale--Many Notable
Weddings and Still There Are More to Follow.
Monday morning at 8:00 o’clock a and ‘have many friends who join in
very pretty double wedding was | wishing them a long and happy life.
solemnized in S88. Philip, and James | The groom is employed by the B.
Catholic church, when two of Mey-| & O. railroad company and at pres-
' ersdale’s popular young ladies be-|ent is the accommodating night agent
came the wives of two brothers. | at the Meyersdal station.
The ceremony was performed by the a E
brides pastor, Rev. Father J. J. Bra- | Yesterday afternoon at 4:00 o’clock
dy, after which Solemn High Nuptial | 0 ¢ t10 most charming and delight-
Mass was said with Father Brady as | fully happy and auspicious weddings
celebrant; Rev. J. J. Graney of | was solemnized when Adam Perry
Leisenring, deacon; Rev. George genhart son of Bishop O. J. Kephart,
Quinn of West Salisbury, sub deacon, | go. City, Mo., came and claim-
and Rev. William Merz of Connells-| 4 0 ¢ Meyersdale’s young women
ville, maser of ceretnonies: Rov. Mr. Kephart is the president of the
Father Curtin of Pittsburg was also Sugar Grove Seminary at Sugar
in the sanctusfy, : ided at | Grove, Pa. The charming and popu-
Miss Mary Altmiller preside tv | 1ar bride is one of the best known
the organ and while the bridal Da y and richest products of Meyersdale.
entered the church Wagner's Bria Margaret Livengood Dill, daughter
Chorus was played and Guring the gy, “and Mro. W. H. Dill of Boson.
vetemonys Mis. C. 4. Bolle can€lier street, of the South Side. Mr.
+'0 Promise Me. Ab the O =~ N: Kephart graduated in the Meyersdale
Rosewig’s ‘“‘Ave Maria Stella was High School in the class of 1907, and
sung by Mrs, Bolden and: Miss Ale from the Woman’s College of Fred-
miller, with violin and Bute yoo erick, Md,, in the class of 1911.
Denimont Ly Mx Mckinney Immediately after she graduated
The contracting parties were Miss | from the Woman's college she ac-
Mary Catharine Schardt, who be-| cepted the position as teacher in the
came the wife of James Joseph Judge. | Sugar Grove Seminary, where he
Miss Schardt is the second daughter | WOTk was eminently successful,
of Mr. and Mrs. John B, Schardt of | The ceremony of uniting this well
the American House, and was becom- | fitted and popular young people in
ingly dressed in a dark blue tailored the bonds of holy marriage was sol-
suit with hat to match, and carried |emnized by the Rey. Dr. Truxal,
American beauty roses. Miss Eliza- | pastor of the bride, and pastor of the
beth Schardt acted as her sisters | Amity Reformed church.
maid and she was attired in a light| The ceremony was performed jn
blue charmeuse draped in pink mar- [the large parlor on the south side of
quisette, trimmed in pink rosebuds |the Dill residence in the bay window,
blue forget-me-nots and wore a hat | beautifully decorated with ferns as a
to match; her flowers were Killinary back ground, bordered with laurel
roses. | blossoms forming an artistic arch,
Immediately after the ceremony and the contracting parties standing
the wedding breakfast was served at between rge vases clustered, with
the bride’s home, to which only a few | blushing red peonies. Sn 1
| of the most intimate friends were in-| Miss Ethel Kephart of Kansas City,
#4 vited. The bride and groom left on | Mo., sister of the groom, sang most
train No. 6 for a trip to the eastern | beautifully ‘‘O Promise Me,” before
cities including Scranton, Pa., where the ceremony. The wedding march
they will be the guests of the groom’s from Lohengrin was played by Mrs.
parents. | George Livengood of Salisbury.
The other contracting parties were| The bride was unattended. The
Miss Rosalind Margaret Altmiller, beautiful ring ceremony of the Re:
third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John formed church was used. The bride
H. Altmiller of Hotel Altmiller, and | appeared without veil and was hand-
Thomas J. Judge who were made somely gowned in white chiffon,
man and wife. The bride looked | trimmed with Irish lace. W. H. Dill,
charming in a coat suit of Nélle Rose father of the bride, gave her away.
and a large picture hat to match, and | Immediately after the ceremony,
carried American beauty roses. Her | dinner was served.
sister, Miss Genevieve, was brides| The young couple left on train N6.
maid, and her gown was of Alice 5 on an extensive western trip and
blue messeline draped with blue | Will be ‘‘at home’’ at Sugar Grove,
meteor crepe with hat to match and | Pa., about July 15th, where Mr. Kep-
carried Killinary roses. The brothers | hart continues his educational work
acted as groomsmen for each other.| Their many friends wish them a
Mrs, J. H. Altmiller, mother of the | long, prosperous and happy life.
bride wore a black brocaded char- | The following persons were present
meuse, trimmed in jet and lavender to witness the ceremony.
After the ceremony the wedding |
Den Ne aoaved 86 Hotel ale | Miss Ethel Kephart, of Kansas City,
friends were present. The festivities | 807 nd vist Jenn 2 Stone. of
lasted throughout the day as the hap- | “ono sVille, ra., who ha een
: . .. | guests of the bride for several days,
py conple aid. ob leave on their trip | Miss Marie Weller, a classmate of the
until the 9:13 train that evening. | bride, of Gebharts, Pa,, Mrs. Frank
They will take in the same places as | Bar ? f Ke ! Oi or ] al
2 if | Burrow, o ansas City, Mo., Miss
the former couple, and on their re- | Mattie Kendal { Homosto: I. Mrs
: s | Mattie Kendal, o lomestead, Mrs.
turn will go to Mdgnolia, W. Va., | Otte Petre ? : >
: ! i 0 Petry, Mrs. L. C. Boyer and J. J
where both young men are employed Ene Ifo Mrs. lors ise
: = «ss . Engle and wife, Mrs, George Liven-
. with the H. 8. Kerbaugh Construction | Zod Miss Lottie Wagner. aid Mis.
sompany. | Fred Petry, of Salisbury.
Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Lichty, Mr. and
Miss Anna Reuton, of Jeanett e,Pa.,
On Wednesday morning June 18th, |
at 8:00 o’clock, Miss Estella E. Crowe |
and Charles E. Sanders were mar- | Mrs. W. S, Livengood, Miss Louise
ried at a nuptial high mass at SS. | Eisfeller, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Phil-
Philip and James Qatholic church, | son, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Moore,
which was beautifully decorated for | Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Hoblitzell, Mrs.
the occasion with cut flowers and | J. T. Shipley, Miss Fannie Shipley,
forns. Rev Father Brady performed | Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Philson, Dr. and
the ceremony. Mrs. F.B. Thomas, Mrs. A. E. Trux-
The bride wore a dark blue tailored | al, Miss Rebekah Truxal Miss Rebe-
suit with hat to match and carried |kah Truxal, Mr. and Mrs. S. C.
red roses. Miss Bernadette Crowe, | Hartley, Mrs. J. J. Hoblitzell, Mr.
sister of the bride, was attired in a 82d Mrs. B. E. Shipley, Mr. and Mrs.
white charmeuse and wore a large | George W. Collins, Prof. and Mrs.
“picture hat and her bouquet was of | W. H. Kretchman, Mr. and Mrs. D.
pink roses. Mr. B. J. Lynch acted |J. Fike, Miss Lucille Lint, Mr. and
as best man. | Mrs. F. B. Black, Mrs. Hugh Ross,
Miss Marie Crowe, sister of the | Mrs. Kennedy Price, Mr. and Mrs.
bride, presided at the organ. | Clarence Rowe, Mr. and Mrs. J. H,
After the ceremony a wedding | Black, Mrs. Eugene Hostetler,
breakfast was served at the home of | BE. J. Weld, Mr. J. R. Hoblitzell.
the bride on Meyers avenue, only the |
immediate friends of the family, at- |
tending. |
The honeymoon trip will include |
Washington, D. C., where they will
» Mrs.
The Meyersdale base ball team
| crossed bats with the county seat
visit a sister of the groom; from there | boys on Tuesday afternoon and won
they go to Philadelphia and Harris- | the game by the score of 8-4.
) burg. On their return they will be | year they had an exciting
game in
at home with the bride’s parents, Mr. | more ways than one. This year the
and C. E. Crowe. | game passed off without his honor,the
Hoth young people are yery popular | justice acting as umpire,
On Sunday afternoon at one o’clock
one of life’s weary pilgrims laid down
the heavy burden, after tabernacling
here on earth for nearly four-score
years, and entered the promised land,
foot sore and weary, to enjoy the
felicity and blessedness promised to
those who are faithful to the end of
life’s journey. ~-
Mary A. Ravenscraft after endur-
ing sickness and suffering for a period
of about three years, died on Sunday,
aged abouts 78 years.
She was the widow of John Raven-
scraft who died twenty years ago last
April. *Mrs. Ravenscrafts maiden
name was Deal, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Daniel Deal.
The family had lived at Frosthurg,
Md., but about twenty-five years ago
moved in the vicinity of Sand Patch,
where Mr. Ravenscraf owned over
500 acres of timber land, and where
he engaged extensively in Jumbering
and operated a saw mill.
Mrs. Ravenscraft is survived by
two sisters and two brothers viz: Mrs.
Elias Lee of Vim, -and Miss Nancy
Deal, who is making her home with
the family of Geo.Eichnor, near Vim;
Jeremiah Deal of Greenville town-
ship and Ambrose Deal of Elk Lick
township. She is also survived by
eight, children as follows: —Lloyd of
Sand Patch, John of Lonaconing,
Md., Theodore and Howard of Sand
Patch; Mrs. Sarah A. Lindeman, wife
of John Lindeman, and Mrs. Elizabeth
Caroline Livengood, wife of M J.
Livengood of Meyersdale; Mrs. Alice
Ravenscraft, wife of J. R. Raven-
scraft of Sand Patch, at the east end
of the tunnel, and Mrs. Ella Kerrigan,
wife of M. J. Kerrigan of Connells-
ville. Twenty-five grand children
also survive her.
She was a member of the Lutheran
church of Frostburg. The funeral
services were held yesterday after-
noon at 2:00 o’clock. Interment was
~made in the Johmson’ cemetery. on the
national pike, four miles east of
Frostburg. The pastor of the Luthe-
ran church of Frostburg officiated at
the funeral.
On Saturday evening, June 14, Mrs.
Anna Mary Waimuth, widow of the
late John Wasmuth, of Meyersdale,
died at the home of Benjamin Housel,
of Glade City, her son-in-law, aged 76
years, one month and 21 days. = Mrs.
Wasmuth’s maiden name was Graber.
When she was nine years old her
father, George Gruber,of Wittemburg
Germany, emigratad with his family
to this country and located in the city
of Cumberland in 1846. Besides this
daughter two sons belonged to the
family, John,located in Iowa, whither
| his father also went after the death of
| his wife in Cumberland, Jacob went
| farther west and made his home in
Los Angeles, Cal. Father and sons
are dead.
In 1854 John Wasmuth,a young man
came to Cumberland from Kur Hesen,
| Germany, he was a tailor by trade.
About two years later he married
Anna Mary Gruber.- They lived dur-
ing their married life in Cumberland,
| Frostburg, Pine Hill, Hay’s Mill and
| Meyersdale, where Mr. Wasmuth died
|in 1893. Ten children were born to
| them, but the majority of them died
| before reaching manhood and woman-
| hood. In the seventies of the last
century, when diptheria raged freely
in Meyersdale and community, four
| of their children died in .one season,
{and a year and a half later two others
were carried off by the same disease.
John, who with his family resided at
Turtle Creek, died a few years ago.
Of the children only three remain,
Mrs. Benjamin Housel, the oldest,
Jacob Wasmuth of our town and Han-
nah living in another section of the
country. Mrs- Wasmuth leaves also
|15 grandchildren and 20 great-grand-
children; four grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren having died.
Mrs. Wasmuth was an excellent
woman, a faithful member of Amity |
Reformed church. Funeral services |
were conducted on Monday afternoon
by her pastor and her earthly remains
laid to restinthe Reformed cemetery.
| Members of the Men’s Bible class, of
| which har son Jacob is a member,act-
| ed as pallbearers.
{| The management of the Bijou The-
MEYERSDALE, PA., June 12, 1913.
The following expression was made
by M. C. Lowry Post No. 214, Dept
of Pennsylvania, at its first meeting
after Memorial Day.
- We deplore the fact that there is
no organization of Daughters of Vet-
erans, Sons of Veterans, Ladies of
the G. A. R., Womans Relief Corps
or other auxiliary to this Post.
Bat we view with pleasure the in-
creasing interest of the general pub-
lic in the G. A. R. service of Memo-
rial Day. We decorate 192 graves in
twenty-two cemeteries this year.
Ten ministers of the Gospel took
active part in the services in these
cemeteries; Sunday school children
turned out as never before and the
citizens generally aided in making
this the most memorable Memorial
Day in the history of this Post.
It would be asking too much of the
newspapers to give space for a de-
tailed report, but we ask their in-
dulgence for space to thank all who
gave assistance.
We mention Reys. Yount, Wagner,
Berkey, Schaffner, Johnson, Hassler,
Carney, Brady, Neeld and Monn and
thank them for their inspiringZand
A Local Freight Train, With Passenger Coach Attached,
for Local Travel—Nine-
Connellsville and Cumberland.
Much has been said of the through
service on the Western Maryland and
Lake Erie railroad between Baltimore
and Chicago. The new schedule was
inaugurated on Sunday. A great im-
provement has been made on through
servicef but unfortunately the local
service of the road has been greatly
crippled and indeed almost ruined.
The conditions seem to be such that
here. is a splendid field for a heavy
passenger traffic,but the railroad enm-
pany appears to be unmindful of the
needs of the people and at the same
time turns down very many dollars
that the public is willing to throw into
the coffers of the W. M. Railroad.
There is practically nothing here along
the line to take care of the local trav-
eling public. The W. M, Railroad is
comforting addressed.
We thank the children for their
presence and their flowers. We thank
the newspapers for notices given.
We thank the Salisbury orchestra
and the Boynton band for their help
at Salisbury and at St. Paul, (Wil
helm.) We thank the Berkley band
for music at Fritz’s. We thank the
Northampton band for music at Mt.
Lebanon, and the Meyersdale band at
home. We thank any and all wio
aided in making this day more nearly
what it shauld be.
We will be excused however for
special mention of L. R. Collins who
gave boxes of ca nations and cut
roses beautiful and fragrant, and of
Mr. W. W. Kunkle, who with his
four-ii -hand Tally-ho took a large de-
tail 66 the Union cemetery to deco-
rate when it was impossible for the
an almost ideally constructed road,
running through a prosperous commu-
nity, thickly populated and ready to
patronize the new enterprise, but a
community whose needs are almost
entirely ignored.
Tne famous daylight train No 2,
going east, leaves Pittsburgh at 9:00
a. m. Connellsville 10:35 a.m Meyers-
dale 12:10 p- m. Cumberland 1:12 and
Baltimore 7:00 p. m. and no other
stops. Another train, No. 8, leaves
Pittsburgh 9:50 p. m. Connellsville 11:
30 p. m Meyersdale 1:20 a.m. Cumber-
laud 2:23 a.m. and Baltimore 8:10 a.m.
Now here comes the local service
east bound, for places like Garrett,
Rockwood and other points west, and
Deal, Mt. Savage and other eastern
points. This is train No. 122, a local
freight carrying a passenger coach,
leaving Connellsville at 6:57 a: m. due
antos'to go on aeeount of the rain
and who when asked for his bill said,
‘There is no charge; this may be the
last time I can have the opportunity
and pleasure of this kind; there is no
charge.” Space forbids and words
fail to express our thanks. Please
accept what we offer. :
Adjt. H. C. McKINLEY,
; Commander.
“The talk ol the town’’, a’ home
talent play, in two parts will te
given on Thursday nignt, June 26th,
for the benefit of the Citizens Band.
Part I ‘“An Hour at the Junction’’
a roaring one act company. Part II
‘Over the Garden Wall, which will
consist of pretty choruses from the
latest musical comedies.
Miss Telleta Roberts, of St Louis;
is instructing the talent.
Flag day last Saturday was not gen-
erally observed, but then the nation
Just finished observing Memorial Day
and is now looking forward to the |
glorious fourth to celebrate that event,
so that with the many special days,
one is apt to forget once in a while,
yet the flag holds a place in the hearts
of the people that is stronger than any
statute written by our law makers.
The country loves the stars and
stripes forever, even though it forgets
that Betsy Ross is credited with put-
ting into shape the stars and stripe
which Congress adopted June 14,1777
Our team will tackle the strong
team from Midland, Md., on Saturday
in Slicer’s park. This promises to be
a sharp and excellent game. The Mid-
land team is counted the strongest
team along George’s Creek and our
boys are getting in better shape right
along. Of course all the home fans
count on our team to win, but win or
lose there is going to be a game
worth seeing; and after 7:000 o’clock
we can find out whether or not the
Pittsburgh Pirates have started to win
the National League pennant, but |
first let the public attend this game. |
By so doing the boys wili be much
The Sunday School Convention of
| atre promises to open the new picture |
Lass | show on Saturday evening when he | Classis will meet at Stoyestown ti}
place filled |
| will be pleased to see the
| and the people delighted. Every of- |
| fort has been made to make the Bijou |
| deserving of public support. !
the Reformed Church of Somerset
at Meyersdale 12:10 p, m. requiring
nearly six hours to come from Con-
nellsville to Meyersdale and due at
Hour Schedule Between
Cumberland 3:20 p. m., requiring over
three hours from Meyersdale to Cum-
berland. This appears a good train
on which to kill time but for a busy
man it may not be so desirable.
West bound trains are about the
same for non-patronage and inconven-
| ience as east bound trains are, only
| the famous all through train is praec-
tically an all night train as follows:
No. 7, Baltimore 9:00 Pp. m. Camber-
land 3:00 a. m. Meyersdale 4:08 a. m.
| Connellsville 5:55 Pittsburgh 7:35. A
| splendid train on which not to see the
| beautiful scenery.
Another train, No. 3 leavesZBalti-
more at 9:00 a. m., Cumberland 3:20
p. m., Meyersdale, 4:19 p. m., Con-
nellsville, 5:50 p. m., and Pittsburg
7:30 p. m. There are no intermediate
stops for these two trains.
For the accommodation of the®local
traveling public going west this is the
schedule: Local freight and passenger
coach No. 123 leaves Cumberland at
7:00 a. m., Meyersdale, 9:57 a. m.,
nearly three hours; Connellsville,
|8:33 p. m. In summer this makes a
{daylight trip from Cumberland to
Connellsville. :
The railroad from they very fact
that it is granted by law the right of
eminent domain, is meant to be for
the public convenience and public
good. The through train service is a
creditable ‘work and worthy of all
commendation but the local service
is in line with the movement of the
little reptile, the crab, backwards,
and yet forward is the tendency of
all business, bigger business is the
effort of all capital. Let the W. M.
railroad move forward and she will
do a bigger busineSs?betweon Cum-
berland and Connellsville.
The Dorcas Class held their first
Room of the Lutheran church cn
banquet which was partly prepared
and altogether served by the men of
the Brotherhood was pronounced by
the women as first-class and thorough-
ly palatable, which all goes to show
that men can cook if they have to as
well as women. Seventy-five persons
were served.
Mrs. E. E. Conrad acted as toast-
mistress. Mr. H. J. Ebbecka, the
new teacher of the class, made the
invocation. Greeg and Eunice Dar-
row sang in their usual pleasing man-
ner. Rev. J. A. Yount presided at
the organ in the absence of Miss Ethel
Collins, who was detained by sickness
in ‘her home.
Mrs. Dalton Cook, president of the
class, made a short address in which
she told of some of the notable ac-
complishments of the class.
The Misses Donecker rendered
beautifully two duets. Mrs. J. A.
Yount gave a reading entitled “The
Birds Christmas Carol” by Kate
Douglas Wiggin. This humorous
selection was very dramatically pre-
sented and created much laughter.
After a few closing words by Mrs.
ing ‘‘God Be With You Till We Meet
Again.” Everybody enjoyed the
evening and all were more than con-
vinced that the banquet ought to be
repeated every year without fail.
Sat EN
Mr. 8. J. McClune, who recently
came here from Johnstown, to ac-
cept the position as superintendent
of the Savage Fire Brick works at
Keystone Junction, was joined by his
wife and daughter last Friday, who
are at present stopping at the Colonial
Hotel. Their household goods have
arrived and in a few days they will
be at home in the John N. Cover
house on the South Side, which
have leased.
t hey
evening, and will hold three sessions
tomorrow. The full program of the
Convention appeared in The Commer-
cial last week.
| evening.
June 22nd,
New members
| be held Friday evening at 7:30 0’¢
| Other services as usual.
annual banquet in the Brotherhood |
Thursday evening, June 12th. The |
Conrad the exercises closed by sing- |
The Lord’s Supper will be adminis- |
tered in the Lutheran church next | of the lodge were decorated.
morning and | services
will be re-|Grand Wm.
| ceived. The Preparatory Service will | Austin D.
| Rev. Father Brady, pastor of SS.
| Philip and James Catholic church,
on Tuesday, June 17th, celebrated
‘the ninth anniversary of his ordina-
| tion to the priesthéod and inJhonor
|of the occasion he was tendered a
{surprise by a number of his¥parish-
| loners calling at the parsonage con
| High street, Tuesday evening, When
| the guests arrivediFather Brady was
| absent but he soon returned and
| found that his friends had taken pos-
| session of his home. He gave them
| all a hearty welcome and a few hours
| were pleasantly spent in social con-
| versation and music. At 10:30 o’clock
| the guests were invited to the dining
{room where an elaborate lunch was
(served which had been prepared by
| the ladies. The gentlemen made up
a purse containing a neat sum of
| money which was presented to Fath«
| er Brady by Burgess J. F. Reich.
Attorney F. W. Biesecker was re-
cently notified that he had beenjelect-
ed one of the trustees of Franklin &
| Marshall College, at Lancaster, Pa.
| He was graduated from the institution
in 1880. Geo. F. Baer, president of
| the Philadelphia & Reading Railway
Company, a ‘native of Somerset, is
president of the board of trustees of
F. & M.
Mr. Biesecker’s selection came as a
great surprise to him. On Saturday
Charles Barchfield, a student at the
college arrived home for the summer
vacation and told the well-known bar-
rister that he had heard that he was
to bea trustee. Mr. Biesecker thought
it was a mere rumor, but his official
notification on Monday in a letter
| from the secretary of the institution
confirmed the earlier report.
The obseryance of I. O. 0. F. Me-
morial Day on Sunday afternoon wes
featured by an address on ‘‘Individual
Responsibility,’”’ by the Rev. Dr.
| B. Hetrick, of South Fork.
The graves of the deceased members
were in charge of Noble
Coleman and Chaplain
four oldest Odd Fellows in the
ity participated in the odservance,