The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, June 26, 1913, Image 1

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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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-
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 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.
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-
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
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.
Young Man Killed by Jealous
Rival —The Murderer is
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.
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, 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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-
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
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.
C. J. HARRISC N, Treas.
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-
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.