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you in- are not; | a. in wheni m those 3 before, f Berlin, 0 Frost=- vith the bate, but, od Mey £ 50a ed Commercial. VOLUME XXXVI MEYERSDALE. PA. THURSDAY. JUNE 26. 1913 NUMBER 1894 HENRY J. WILMOTH CLAIMED BY DEATH After a Comparatively Brief Illness One of Meyersdale'’s Most Prominent and Enterprising Citizens Passes Away—He Was a Man of Kindly Disposi- tion and Highly Respected. Henry John Wilmoth was a son of ~Alfred Wilmoth and his wife Mar- garet, nee Knepp. Alfred Wilmoth was born at Beverly, W. V., Januaiy 14, 1829. His wife was a native of Pennsylvania, and died October 21, 1890. Mr. Wilmoth died June 1, 1893. In their family there were six chil- dred, one of whom died in infancy, Mrs. Wm. Kornhoff, died in Cumber- land, Mrs. Wm. Cook, died in Johns- town, and Barney died in Meyersdale, August 8, 1890. The subject of this notice died in Meyersdale, June 20, 1913. The only member of the family remaining is Mrs. Lafayette of Scalp Level, Pa. Henry J. was married to Jennie Hosselrode on February 7, 1884, the late Rev. Benjamin Knepper of Wel- lersburg, officiating. They lived at Wellersburg, Sand Patch and latterly for eighteen yeaTs at Meyersdale. Eight children were born to them as follows: —Miss Clara, at home; Mrs. RES Quillman, of Norristown, Pa.; Alfred, Frederick, Barney, Florence, Mary and Gretchen, all-of whom re- main to mourn with their mother the early departure of their father. As a business man, Mr. Wilmoth occupied a very prominent place, fearless in undertaking big things and full of confidence in his ability : to meet every crisis, and his long line of successful ‘business enterprises bear testimony to his foresight and busi- ness ability. The business which was pre-em- inently the one which he knew best was that of lumbering. From his youth up he had been engaged in fell- ing the giant trees and placing the lumber on the market. On January 26, 1906, he became the senior member of the firm of Wilmoth & McCullough, when they purchased the Bock Lumber company’s inter- ests, located at Boyer, W. Va. On April 1st, of the same year he pur- chased Mr. -McCullough’s interests and the firm name became H. J. Wil- moth & Sons. On February 27th, of the present year they sold their plant at Boyer, W. Va., for the sum of $165,000, to the Virginia Lumber Co. Mr. Wilmoth had also been in the contracting business with Chas. E. Stewart of Westminsier, as his pari- ner, and in this p.rtaership at Suter, near West Newton on the B. & O. railroad, a stretch of road was made. This firm laid the second track on the B. & O. low grade from Brooks tunnel to Confluence, and the Union depot in Washington. He also for a short time was a coal operator and engaged in the mercantile business in town where the Naugle building now is. At the time of his death he was financially interested in the Meyers- dale Electric Light, Heat & Power Co., the ice plant, and the ice cream factory, and also owned three farms as follows: —the Baughman farm near Sand Patch, the Kreitzburg farm in Summit township, and the D. M. Fike farm in Elk Lick township. Mr. McCullough, a former partner, attended his funeral. Mr. Chas. E. Stewart of Westminister, Md., another partner, was in the Commercial office on the day of the funeral and, paid a glowing tribute to Mr. Wilmoth as a business partner. Mr. Wilmoth carried considerable insurance in the following companies: the Equitable, Northwestern, Mutaal Life of New York and the Modern Woodmen of America. * The large interests which he left will doubtless be well taken care of by his family. “The business fraternity of town showed a nice respect to the memory of Mr. Wilmoth, when business was suspended between the hours of two and three o’clock on Monday after- noon, the time of the funeral services at Hill Crest. The funeral was largely attended by relatives and friends of a social and business nature. The male quartette consisting of Messrs. Cook, Baldwin, Clutton and Thorley, sang several beautiful relec- tions. Mrs. H. M. Cook presided at the piano. Mr. Wilmoth had recently been re- ceived into full membership of the Reformed church. Dr. A. E. Truxal, his pastor, officiated at the service. Interment was made in the Unioa cemetery. The floral tributes were yery proiase. The following persons were the pall bearers:—D. J. Fike, R. F. Mason, W. H. Deeter, M. Foley, C. E. Deal, J. H. Bowman, E. C. Kyle, of town, and James W. McCullough of Friends- ville, Md. . 2 THE MOOSE PICNIC. As the glorious Fourth approaches .the indications are that a record breaking erowd will attend the Moose picnic at Riverside Park. The affair has been thoroughly advertised throughout the county and elsewhere and the local Lodge expects to see large delegations from neighboring lodges to be represented on this oc- casion. Besides they already have the assurance from other organiza- | tions that they will participate in the | grand street parade. Liberal prizes | have been offered and and all frater- nal organizations have been invited and are eligible to enter the contest. The generosity and hospitality of the focal Lodge L. O. O. M. has frequent- ly been tested and never found want- ing, and all who attend the picnic at Riverside Park on July 4th will re- ceive the same hearty welcome as on former occasions. It is well to re- member that the music and parade alone will be worth coming miles to see and hear, besides there will be many other attractions at the park. There will be much to amuse the old and young, big and little. There is nothing too goo for the Moose and their friends and there will be ‘‘big doings’’ on a ‘‘big scale’’ July 4th. Everybody is welcome to come and share in the enjoyment. A special meeting of the Lodge has been announced for Tuesday night, July 1st, to complete arrangements, and all members are earnestly re- quested to be present. ELECTED PRINCIPAL. Prof. L. D. #Crunkleton, who had been a member of the High School faculty part of last term, was unani- mously elected principal on Monday evening for the coming term. HONEYMOON IN TOWN Max Weinstein and bride of Brook- lyn, N. Y., have been spending their honeymoon in Meyersdale and vici- nity. At Cumberland. Mr. Wein- stein’s father met the young couple. On their arrival at Meycrsdale they were conveyed in an automobile to Jos. VonMoos’ residence: where a sumptuous dinner was served. While visiting here they have had their headquarters with Mrs. Ida Staub on | Main street. On Monday they spent the day at Berlin, where another wedding din- ner had been prepared for them at the Hotel Albright. On Tuesday they left for Pittsburg to spend a few days with the groom’s cousins, Mrs. Frank and Mrs. Seder, wives of the proprietors of the ladies furnishing store of Frank & Seder. They will spend the latter part of the week in Meyersdale, when they will return to Brooklyn, N. Y., where Mr. Weinstein is engaged in business. CONFIRMATION AT SS. PHILIP AND JAMES. Last Sunday morning at 8S. Philip and James Catholic church, a class of 119 were confirmed by the Rt. Rev. E. A. Garvey, of Altoona. The ser- vices began at 10:30 o’clock when Rev. Father Thomas of Cumberland, celebrated high mass, after which the confirmation services took place. Rev. John T. Burns of Connellsville, and the pastor, Rev. John J. Brady, assisted at these services. The Bishop delivered a most eloquent sermon to the large crowd assembled, the church being crowded to its utmost capacity. Special music was rendered by the choir and the altars were beautifully decorated for the occasion. THE GRIM == === REAPER Mrs. Tena Griffith, widow of the late David Griffith, and a daughter of the late Daniel Shultz and wife, died very suddenly on Sunday morning. About a year ago she had been seri- ously sick, but apparently thad re- gained her usual health. From Thurs- day on she had been complaining of not being so well but no one realized her critical condition. She had been around the house all the time and even helped some with the work. On Sunday morning, while getting ready to start the fire in the kitchen stove, without any premonition of approaching death by herself, or on the part of her daughter, who had just stepped out of the house, and on her return found the prostrate form of her mother at the kitchen sink. Mrs. Griffith néver regained conscious- ness and after a few moans life had departed from the body. Heart fail- ure had done its deadly work. She was 59 years of age. Mrs. Griffith is survived by two children as follows:—Mrs. Stewart Gnagey and William Griffith, both living at home. She was a member of a large family and the following are the brothers and sisters:—Joseph, Abrahan, Levi, and Daniel Shultz of Meyersdale; Peter of Berlin; Bailen of La Grange, Ind., and Cyrus of Rockwood; Mrs. Charles Askey and Mrs Orville Bird, of near town" The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon in the Church ef the Brethren of which she had been a life long and consistent member. Interment was made in the Union cemetery. Rev. E. K. Hostetler offi- ciated. DEETRICK SHOEMAKER. Deetrich Shoemaker of Addison township for many years. since 1851, died at the home of Mrs. H. J. Liver- good, his daughter, of Elk Lick town- ship on Saturday June 21, 1913. He was born in Hanover, Germany, May 19, 1839, and at the time of his death was 74 years, 1 month and 2 days. He is survived by three children as follows :—Jonas of Addison township, George of Fort Hill, and Mrs. H. J. Livengoon of Elk Lick township; also 11 grand childrend and one g. eat grand child. - The funeral service was held on Monday in St. Paul’s Lutheran church in Addison township, where he held his membership for many years and was the oldest member, with one ex- ception, of the congregation. Rev. L. P. Young of Salisbury, officiated at the funeral. MRS. MAGGIE M. BROUGHER. Mrs. Maggie Meyers Brougher. wife of Madison Brougher, a prominent Upper Turkeyfoot township farmer, died Thursday evening, June 19th, aged 51 years, 1 month and 10 days. She was a daughter of William 8S. Meyers, of Milford township. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Kingwood by Elder Howe, of the Johnstown Church of the Brethren. Interment in Fairview cemetery, near Kingwood. VETERAN VISITS FRIEND. Joseph Reckner, 94 years old, a vst- eran of the Civil War, arrived in"Som- erset on Tuesday from the Soldiers’ home at Dayton, O., to visit frierds and relative in Somerset and surround- ing districts. He is a native of Green- ville township and a- member of the 3rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volun- teers. Mr. Reckner, notwithstanding his adyanced age, is enjoying good health, but he will not go to the Gettysburg encampment. He is chock full of reminiscences of the Oivil War and enjoys relating his war experi- ences. NEW MINE INSPECTOR. Fletcher Cunningham, of Charleroi, has been appointed Mine Inspector of the 20th. Biluminous District, com- prising the greater part of Somerset and Cambria counties. Mr. Cunning- ham succeeds Richard Maize, who re- signed to accept the position as Super- intendent of the Wnited Coal Compan- ies, with headquarters at Boswell and Jerome. JORDAN—WILAND At the Brethern parsonage on the evening of June, 21, Mr. Robert Jor- dan and Miss Margaret Wiland, both | highly respected young people of] | Meyersdale, were united in marriage | by Rev. H. L. Goughnour. MURDERED IN BOSWELL Young Man Killed by Jealous Rival —The Murderer is Arrested. Jealousy is belieyed to have prompt- ed what was declared by a coroner’s jury to have been premeditated mur- der in the killing of Stephen Duder by Michael Mader in Boswell, after midnight on Saturday. Mader sank a knife into the groin of Duder and the latter died almost instantly. Ma- der ran to his boarding house and was hurriedly preparing to make his escape when Officer Bentley and Con- stable Arisman reached the place. When he came out he was armed with the same knife, which was drip- ping with blood, but they effected his arrest at the point of revolvers, and. twenty-five minutes after the commission of the crime Mader was in the Boswell lockup. A dance was held in Lucas’ hall on Saturday night, which was brought to a elose at the midnight hour. Du- der and Mader attended the affair and at its conclusion Duder started to walk up Main street, accompanied by a lady friend. Mader followed, it is declared by witnesses, until they had gone several blocks from the hall, when Mader stealthily crepé up on the pair from the rear and without warning sank the blade of a large knife into the groin of Duder, sever- ing the main artery and causing in- stant death. : The horrible affair was witnessed by many, the majority of whom seemed paralyzed by the suddeness of tj# attack and its awful termina- tion.# Before any one could raise a hand to arrest the murderer Mader had taken flight, which cotinued un- til he reached his boarding house. Coroner Kimmel of Somerset, went tH Boswell on Sunday afternoon and held an inquest, several witnesses to the grime being heard. The juty re- turned a verdict to the effect that the death of Duder was the result of a knife wound at the hands of Mader and that the murder was unprovoked and premeditated. Mader was lodged in the ‘Somerset county jail on Sun- day afternoon. Duder, the vietim, was about 22 years of age. His mother is in the old country and a sister in Boswell. During his two and a half years’ resi- dence at Boswell he has been know .i as an exemplary young man. His associations were of the very best. Mader is about 20 years of age and is not known to have any relatives in this country. The remains of the murdered man were taken to Windber on Monday where interment was made in the Greek Catholic cemetery. BIJOU OPENS. The Bijou Theatre opened on Sat- urday night. The new hall presented a fine appearance. The pictures were clear and distinct, and the crowds were there all evening. The seats were all occupied and the rear of the hall was crowded, and whenever there was a vacant chair there were a dozen ready for it. Before 10 o’clock the fuse burned out and the show was over. The manager gave each one who was in the hall a ticket, because of the mis- hap of the lights. BERLIN MAN BADLY WOUNDED. Berlin, June 25.—Peter Klink, 44 years old and married, is in a critical condition at his home here as a re- sult of being stabbed in the left side yesterday afternoon by a tramp who gave his name as James King. King was given a hearing before Squire Miller and is now in the Somerset jail. The tramp appeared at the Klink home near the B. & O. station and was ordered off the premises by Mr. Klink. An altercation followed and Mr. Klink was cut with a knife. Dr. Shaw sewed up the gash in the man’s left side. MINE EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRICITY The State Line Coal Company, op- erated by D. B. Zimmerman, west of Rockwood along the Western Mary- land Railroad, is now throughly equip- ped with electric motors, electric mining machines and a new electric plant. Beginning this week they ex- pect to mine at least 200 tons of coal | per day for Western Maryland use. — POPULAR YOUNG COUPLE UNITED IN MARRIAGE Mr. Robert Cook and Miss Bertha A. George Were United in Marriage at the Home of the Bride's Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Emory George, of High Street. On Tuesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emory George, two of Meyersdale’s most popular young people were united in the bonds of holy matrimony. The contracting parties were Miss Bertha A. George and Mr. Robert Cook. The bride is the only daughter of Mrs. Etta George, and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emory George, is a graduate of the Meyersdale High School, and for several years was a very successful teacher of the town schools. Mr. Cook is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. B. Cook, and is one of the suc- cessful young business men, being manager of the Cook stationary store. The George home was beautifully decorated for the occasion. The cglor scheme of yellow and white was car- ried out. The ceremony was per- formed in the library in the bay win- dow, which was beautifully decorated with ferns and laurels as a back grouna and on either side stood tall pedestals with French baskets filled with Marguerites. A wedding bell was suspended from the center of the arch, under which the happy couple stood and were pronounced’ man and ! wife by Rev. A. E. Truxal, D. D., pastor of the bride. magnificent gown of ivory charmeuse, and wore a veil which was caught with orange blossoms. She carried a shower bouquet of white brides roses and lillies of the valley. The only jewels worn was a necklace of Baro- que pearls and sapphires, a gift from. the groom. Miss Josephine McCullough, of Scottdale, who acted as maid of honor, wore a dainty gown of yellow brg- caded crepe de chine and carried Marguerites tied with yellow chiffon. Two little flower girls—Mary Cober, niece of the groom, and Louise Hos- tetler, wore lingerie dresses with yel- low sashes and cairied French bas- kets filled with Marguerites. The groom was attended by his brother, Mr. Charles C. Cook. A reception followed the ceremony, and at the bride’s table covers were laid for seven. The center piece was a large French basket of Marguerites. Hand painted place cards matched the center piece. Both young people have a host of friends who extend to them hearty congratulations and good wishes throughout their career as man and wife. They left on an eastern trip and The beautiful | after September 1st, they will be at ring ceremony of the Reformed home in Meyersdale. church was used Before the ceremony Miss Helen | Lloyd of Pittsburg, sang ‘““O Promise Me.”” Miss Nan Hocking presided at the piano and played the wedding march from Lohengrin and during the ceremony ‘‘O Perfect Day?’ was play- ed most beausifully. The bride, who was given away by her grandfather, was attired ina The out-of-town guests were :—Prof. and Mrs. E. W. Cober and family, and Miss Helen Lloyd, of Pittsburg; Mrs. Frank Burrow of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. George Henderson, and Miss Grace Kendall of Washington, D. C., Mrs. Wm. Sturgess of Oak- land, Md., Miss Josephine MeCullough of Scottdale, and Miss Nancy Masters of Confluence. ON A VISIT FROM THE WEST. Mr. J. F. Klingaman and wife of Waterloo, Iowa, and daughter,:Miss Minnie, of Los Angeles, Cal., are on a visit to the East and are the house guests of Dr. and Mrs. McKinley, where they will remain until Monday, when they will leave for Gettysburg, Washington, Norfolk, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Detroit and Chicago. This will ®equire a period of a month or more. Mr. Klingaman enlisted in Co. C. 54 Penn’a Regiment September 4, 1861, and was discharged in 1864. He left for the west on January 2, 1865, and has not been east since. Mrs. Klingaman is the daughter of the late E. K. Beachley, and was born on the Younkin faim on the South Side, and this isjalsozner first trip east. Mr. Klingaman has been gone 18 years and his wife has been away from Meyersdale 53 years. This is the first trip for their daughter. Mr. Klingaman has been superin- tendent of Associated Charities and Overseer of the Poor of Waterloo, Iowa, for a number of years. FROSTBURG MEYERSDALE. The Frostburg team came here yes- terday afternoon to defeat the home team and they succeeded. The home team did not put up the game that it is capable of, and as a consequence the score was one-side. Stafford play- ed his usual steady game in the pitch- er’s box, but the support was lacking, and besides at critical points, when a safe hit meant two runs om several occasions the hit was lacking. It must not be forgotten that Frostburg has a good team, a splendid pitcher and sharp fielders. It seemed to be an off day for some of the home play- ers, but that is no indication that the home team is not going to win the next game. This was a game when each pitcher went the entire distance of nine innings, although the umpiring was done according to installment plan. Following is the score by in- nnings. Frostburg 1-1-0-1-1-2-3-0-0—9 Meyersdale 0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0—1 On Saturday afternoon at 5:00 i o’clock the Garrett team will be here to play. This should prove an inter- esting game, as the Garrett boys have been putting up a strong game this season. DEFEATS VETERANS FOR GETTYSBURG. SOMERSET, Pa., June 24, 1913. Camp Reservations have been se~ cured for all Veterans of Somerset county, and to those who have Trans- portation over the B. & O. it is best that we go in a body, yes, and so say we all. The day for going will be Monday morning, (early train) June 30th, when.the B. & O. will add four extra coaches, one at Johnstown, two at Somerset and one at Rockwood, all of which will be transferred to the Western Maryland Tracks at Cum- berland, Md., thence by special train to reach Gettysburg in good time fcr camp supper. Now then Boys buckle on your armor, take with you Soap, Towel and Comb. See that you have your Transportation Papers filled out and signed before you go to the railroad station, and be sure you get’ there on time. Jonas M. Cook, Pres. A. W. KNEPPER, Sec. C. J. HARRISC N, Treas. CORNER STONE SERVICE After the regular morning service in the Amity Reformed church on Sunday, an interesting service in con- nection with the Sunday school build- ing was held. The pastor made a short address giving the object for which the building is being erected, and placed a number of historical data in the stone which was later sealed. The names of the building committee, the architect, the 'con- sistory, the officers of the Sunday school, of the Young People’s Guild, the various societies, a new Testa- ment, a postage stamp, the roster of of church members and the financial statement for the year 1912. The seryice at the} foundation of the building, which promises to be one of the most substantial and best equipped buildings for Sunday school work and social purposes, while not a formal corner stone laying, was nevertheless, a religious rite, and a prophecy of the sacred use to which the building is to be part when com- pleted. NORMAL'CLOSES. The Normal School of Meyersdale, conducted so successfully under the supervising principal and his three assistants, comes to an end this week. The term lasted eight weeks, and in that time good solid i work has been done, wr Sp mre.