The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, July 03, 1913, Image 1

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Large Crowd at the Station—All Were In Good Spirits.
Meyersdale seemed to have the
martial spirit on Sunday forenoon.
It was the coming together of the old
soldiers, the meeting place of about
a half hundred grizzled warriors of &
half century ago, those who escaped
the deadly shot and sabres cut of the
enemy and survived the ravages of
time. These are the men who were
wending their way to the railroad
station, coming from all parts of the
county, and even some from the far
west, starting on their way to the
hallowed ground of Gettysburg to
extend the glad hand to their com-
rades and fraterzize with the survi-
§. vors of the confederate army.
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The drum corps was on duty and
escorted the old soldiers to the sta-
tion. These constituted the drum
corps: —A. H. Johnson, Chas. Dively,
Peter Albright, Norman Holzshu and
W. G. Eiller. Chas. Dively had the
drum which he used in the Civil War,
the drum which had been captured,
and later returned to him. The drum
is an historical relic, and most highly
prized by the owner, Mr. Dively.
The soldiers left on the W. M. R. R.
scheduled for 12:10 p. m. The train
was half an hour late and there were
gathered together at the station
probably 300 people to see the old
boys and extend them good wishes
on a pleasant outing and a safe re-
turn. The train consisted of one en-
gine and nine splendid coaches. The
train was pretty well filled with vet-
erans as it pulled in at the station
and here forty-two veterans em-
barked. Miss Jessie McKinley, daugh-
ter of Dr. H. C. McKinley, com-
mander of the M. C. Lowry Post of
Meyersdale, accompanied them.
The following veterans left to spend
the week at Gettysburg: —P. J. Liven-
good, R. 8. John, Jos. Wagner,
Alfred Wagner, Joel Bauman, Wm.
Wagner, August Rosenberger, J. W.
Pile, Howard W. DeLozier, John
White, John Livengood, Norman
Engle, Samuel May, John Daubert,
A. E. Finegan, Christian Paul, Jas.
Hoover, Dr. H. C. McKinley, Wash-
ington Recter, C. M. Bittner, H. G.
Hay, Peter Albright. J. F. Dively,
Chas. Dively, Samuel D. Brant, ‘Jos.
Baker, Elijah Livengood, Eli Hare,
Paul Hoffman, John Stacer, G. W.
Slick, ‘Henry Swauger, Hezekiah
Crissey, Jas. Hoover, Jos. Shultz,
John Gray, Henry Wahl, Samuel
Hoffmeyer, Norman Ringler, Joseph
Mosholder, Christian Lichty, C. J.
H. D. Shaffer left on Sunday after-
noon for Johnstown to take the Penn-
sylvania road. -J. F. Klingaman,
wife and daughter, who were here
from Waterloo, Iowa, left on Mon-
day. L. W. Weakland also left on
Monday, and M. A. Rutter left on
Tuesday for the battlefield. Of the
more than forty soldiers who left for
Gettysburg, there were only three
among them who participated in the
battle and of these three, there was
only one from Meyersdale, Jos. Mos-
holder of @o. F. The other two were
Washington Recter of Somerset, Co.
OC. and Hezekiah Crissey of Garrett,
Co. D. These three belonged to the
142 Regiment Pennsylvania Volun-
teers and were engaged in opening
the battle on the first day.
The following left on Tuesday on
B. & O. train No. 48:—Hugene Oriss,
John Coneway, and Geo. Shoemak-
er, of Somerfield; Franklin Phenicie,
and John Ream of Shanksville.
James Gimbel, a veteran, who was
ab the station, did not feel able to
make the trip. He was a cavalry
man at the battle of Gettysburg,
going there on the last of June and
and was on duty there till July 4th,
when the Confederate army had
moved away.
Mr. Gimbel was originally from
the north eastern part of the state,
and was the first child born in what
is now the city of Honesdale.
B. F. Smith, the oldest soldier in
town is in his 86th year. He had
been ill some time ago and did not
feel equal to undertake the journey,
with its many demands on his strength.
He remains at his desk and continues
in his business of handling fresh eggs,
Elgin butter etc.
Mr. Smith belonged to the 139th
regiment New York Volunteers. He
was in the van on the capture of
Richmond and he was privileged to
see the: rear of Lee’s cavalry leave
Richmond, cross the James river, set
fire to the bridge and march towards
Petersburg. a
With the departure of the train the
targe crowd waved the old soldiers an
affectionate good bye.
They expect to be gone about a
week. While the excursion will be a
heavy strain on the vitality of the best
of them yet all wish them a safe re-
turn to their homes, in full apprecia-
tion of the nations gratitude for what
effort in making them contented and
happy in their declining years.
A reunion of the Kemp family was
held here several ‘days during the
past week at the home of Mrs. J. H.
Slicer, of Main street. Among those
present were H. B. Kemp, Titusville,
Pa., C. H. Kemp, Melbourne, Fla.;
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Kemp, Union-
town; B. L. Kemp and daughter,
Mrs. J. F. Klare, Somerset; Mrs.
George Dennis and daughter, Mrs.
Ida Jordan, Flatwoods, Pa., and Mr.
and Mrs. R., S. Kemp and family,
Mrs. J. H. Slicer and family, and
Mrs. Sarah Morrison, all of Meyers-
On Saturday Mr. and Mrs. R. S.
Kemp entertained the party at their
home on Olinger street, by giving an
old fashioned dinner at 5 o’clock in
the evening. The menu consisted of,
baked beans, new potatoes with the
jaeket, lettuce, cheese, coffee, fruit
and cake. This was thoroughly en-
joyed by all present.
C. H. and Milton Kemp are old
soldiers and on Monday left for Get-
tysburg to attend the big celebration.
It has been a number of years since
the brothers and sisters have been
together and their little gathering
here was a very pleasant and enjoy-
able one.
While visiting at Uniontown last
week Mrs. Harrison Brown of Addi-
son, is said by friends to have con-
fined her conversation almost entirely
to the murder of her husband by John
Maus, now under sentence of death.
° Mrs. Brown, who seems just as much
affected as she did at the time her
husband was killed, insists that Maus
is his murderer and that the granting
of a pardon would be a miscarriage
of justice. Maus’ aoom appears to
be sealed, as only recently the board
of pardons refused to grant a rehear-
ing in his case.
‘While going for a jug of water Sun-
day morning, Edgar B. Bass, a B.
& O. fireman, was struck by train
No. 10 at 2 o’clock at Glencoe and
instantly killed. The train on
which Bass was firing was a double-
header and stopped at Glencoe to
take water. The noise from the
two engines preyented Bass from
hearing the approach of train No.
10. He was hurled for some distance.
Engineer L. H. Grant started dowu
the track in search for Bass and met
a brakeman, who had discovered the
body. The crew of train No. 10, was
notified at Mt. Savage, of the ac.i-
dent. The body was brought here
and later was sent to his home in
Connellsville, from which place ser-
vices were held Tuesday afternoon
at 12:30 o’clock. Rev. J. F. Allison,
pastor of the Christian church
officiated. Interment was made in the
Versailles cemetery.
Mr. Bass was born at Schell Creek,
Tenn., October 10, 1883, and was a
son of Rev. and Mrs. J. CO. Bass.
He is survived by his wife and two
children, Genevieve aged 6 years
and Lawrence, 10. He was a mem-
ber of Youghiogheny Lodge No. 302,
B.of L. F. & E., in whose charge
the funeral was held.
On Saturday evening there was an
unusually large crowd of people in
town, the stores were crowded and
consequently the merchants did a
big business. The banks were open
and many deposited their savings. It
is seldom that so many people are
seen on the streets on a Saturday
evening unless there is some unusual
| attraction. The moving picture shows
| were doing a thriving business. The
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With favorable weather the Moose
picnic at Riverside park tomorrow
promises to be one of the best and
biggest ever held at that popular re-
sort. A large delegation of Moose
and their friends are expected from
Cumberland, Frostburg, Mt. Savage,
and surrounding towns. The parade
will be a large one and will be well
worth seeing. All who are desirous
of spending a pleasant day can do no
better than to come to Meyersdale
on the Fourth. Good music and a
good time generally is guaranteed.
An ugly rnnaway took place on Mon-
day afternoon,when the young horses
of the Wilmoth Ice Co’s. ice wagon
took fright at the B. & O. station and
dashed down Meyers Avenue, one
breaking away from the wagon while
the other one brought the wagon at
breakneck speed and took it safely
into the yard. Neither horse was hurt
nor was the wagon damaged, but it
narrowly escaped striking Dr. Lichty’s
automobile and the laundary automo-
bile, and scattering ice and coin on
the avenue.
Mrs. Elizabeth Wolf, nee Kooser,
and grandchild of Washington, D. C.,
are visiting Rev. Dr. and Mrs. A. E.
Truxal at the Reformed parsonage.
The grandchild is the daughter of
Lieutenant Leslie Bratton of U. S.
Navy, and his wife is the daughter of
Mrs. Wolf.
At the meeting of the School Board
on Tuesday evening another member
was added to the teaching force.
Miss Evelyn Truxal, a graduate of
the Meyersdale High School in the
class of 1908, and of the Woman’s
College, Frederick, Md., in 1912. She
taught in the preparatory department
of the college in 1912-13, ‘and gave
excellent satisfaction. She also took
the pedagogical course which enti-
tles her toa state provisional certi-
ficate. She is the daughter of Rey.
Dr. and Mrs. A. E. Truxal. She has
been elected to the position of teacher
of English.
The board is looking for a male
teacher for the one remaining vacan-
cy; one who is to give his attention
to the department of mathematics.
The teaching force thus far seems
to be an exceptionally strong one and
with the other position occupied by a
strong mathematician we will have
an unusually strong faculty.
Jared Walker of Summit township,
has made quite an improvement on
his barn by splitting it and moving
the'dne-half eleven feet and adding a
twenty-foot storm shed which makes
the barn very covenient.
The work was done by the well
known Mankamyer Bros., of Meyers-
dale, who are capable of doing work
of that kind. Two years ago they
remodled his house. Mr. Walker and
family now have a home and farm
that they can be proud of.
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There are two homes quarantined
on aceount of small pox patients:
One is the home of Conrad Herwig,
where Mrs. Herwig, a boy about 11
years old, and a daughter about six
years old are down with the smallpox.
Kenneth Housel and John Bartalon,
are the quarantine guards. This
home is in Summit township about
two and one-half miles from Meyers-
Leyi Gauntz, who lives at Salisbury
Junctions, is also a small pox patient.
Charley Hipp and Howard Lepley are
the watchman.
G. B. Ryland, and wife of Pitts-
burgh, were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. 8. H. Ryland. Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Schafenberg, and Theresa Sli-
cer, of Cumberland, spent Sunday
in town the guests of'Mr. and Mrs.
G. BE. Hammond. Sunday evening
they all took supper at the home of
Dr. W. H. Ryland and in the evening
Mr. Hammond and Dr. Ryland, took
in their, automobiles to
St. Paul and made a short call at
| the home of Mr. Speicher.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. W. B.
Conway, at Rockwood, was the scene.
of a pretty wedding Wednesday last
at high noon when their niece, Miss
Catharine Snyder, was united in
marriage to Homer Bowman. The
impressive ring service was perform-
ed by Rev. I. Jay Duke, pastor of
the United Brethren church. The
bride was attired in a navy blue
suit with hat to match. The cere-
mony was. followed by a handsome-
ly appointed wedding dinner. A
coler scheme of pink and white was
cleverly carried out, carnations and
ferns being used in decorating.
The bride is widely known in
Rockwood and for a number ol years
was a clerk in Groff’s store. The
groom is a Baltimore & Ohio engi-
neer running out of Rockwood. His
home is in Connellsville.
Mr. and Mrs. Bowman left for an
extended . wedding trip.
Two games of base ball are sche-
duled for tomorrow between Somer-
{set and Meyersdale, at 10:30 a. m.
3:30 p. m. on the Slicer field.
The report had been circulated that |
Owen Murphy, a small-pox patient
at Jenners, Somerset county, has
broken quarantine and is thought to
be traveling toward Johnstown,
though no information concerning
his present whereabouts is obtaina-
ble. This information, startling in
the possibility of numerous contacts
with the patients and consequent
’| sbread of the disease, was imparted
Monday by Dr. George Hay, of the
Board of Health and officials of the
Police Department of Johnstown.
Murphy, who is 30 years of age, is
wearing a blue suit. He has black
hair and dark eyes and should be
easily identified.
The local police and health author-
ities were notified of the escape of
Murphy from quarantine at one
o’clock Sunday morning. They were
asked to keep a sharp lookout for
him, as it was belieyed he had start-
ed to Johnstown, i
All towns along the B. & O. and
in other parts of the county have re-
ceived similar warning.
The Garrett team came on the field
to wipe out old scores and succeeded
admirably on Saturday afternoon.
Possibly now is the time when the
knocking. in real earnest begins
against the home team. The game
was far from an ideal one, but them
the large teams occasionally crack.
Whether this is only a slump or an
evidence that the team has really
cracked remains to be seen, but the
fact is our team has not played the
game that it is capable of playing,
and the fans have the weakness to
want their own team to win. At the
end of the game there was more ex-
citement than during the nine innings
of play, but fortunately the cooler
heads averted serious trouble. John
Barleycorn was present and he was
just a little too demonstrative.
The score was—Garrett 9, Meyers-
dale 3.
The Meyersdale base ball team, at
which the ‘I told you so’s’’ were be-
ginning to shake their heads when
Garrett gave them a sound drubbing
on Saturday, has not cracked and has
recovered from its recent slump, play-
ed a fine game at Midland on Sunday
Three hits were made off Stafford and
our boys made three hits off the Mid-
land piteher. The score was 1-0 in
favor of Midland.
Attired in a woman’s old skirt as a
bathig suit, Avery L. Oyler, aged 27
years aed married. Went down to
Conemaugh river near Echo for a swim
on Sunday and within a few minutes
met his death. The tragedy occured
about 4 o’clock in the afternoon and
was not recovered until 5:30.
Mr. Oyler with his wife and child
had gone to Echo to visit Mrs. Oyler’s
brothers, N. R. and M. W. Rummel.
Attracted by the cooling water of the
river, he determined to enjoy a swim.
Lacking the regular bathing regalia,
he borrowed a skirt from one of his
woman relatives and thus attired
went to the water. He had stepped
on a log near the edge of the river,
when it turned, precipitating him in-
to the water. It is not known wheth-
er his head struckthe iogor whether
he became entangled in the skirt.
The drowning was witnessed by the
unfortunate man’s wife and child and
his two brothers-in-law and their
Besides the widow the diseased is
survived by a daughter , his mother
and father, who reside in Helixville,
Bedford county, and several brothers
and sister.
Mrs. W. A. Graves has returned
from a three weeks visit to Ohio and
Indiana. She spent sometime in
Cleveland where her daughter, Miss
Emma, is employed by the Wheeling
and Lake Erie railway; and she wit-
nessed the graduation of her daughter,
Miss Fannie, as a trained nurse in St.
Luke’s hospital. Afterwards she went
to visit her daughter, Mrs. E. O.
Chicago, I11
| Alfred Wagner, of Salisbury, who
{had gone to Gettysburg, had died.
| He had been prostrated by the heat,
| but has been improving right along
at Hammond, Ind., near
Wm. H. Dill, who for a number of
years had served as the accountant
for the Meyersdale Coal Company,
severed his connection with that
company to become general manager
of the Miller Manufacturing com-
pany, makers of washing machines,
grain registers, dust collectors, ete.,
of which he is a leading stockholder
He is an expert Bookkeeper, a man
of energy and rare business ability,
and will surely make the Miller com=
pany a winner.
Next Sunday the mid-summer Com-~
munion will be celebrated in Amity
Reformed church, both morning and
evening. Preparatory and Confir-
mation services will be held on Sat-
urday evening. Miss Eyelyn Truxal
will sing at the Sunday services; at
the one, ‘‘The Publican’’, at the other
“The Pr digal Son.”’
On the Fourth there will be a num-
ber of picnies in this locality. The
Moose will hold sway at Riverside
park after the big parade in town.
The Socialists will hold their annual
picnic in Cascade park near Coal Run,
and the St. Paul’s Sunday school at
Keim will pienie. \
The New York Central inspection
train passed over the W. M. R. R.
from Connellsville to Cumberland on
Saturday, The engine is composed
of a coach on top of the boiler and
one coach attached. This is a beau-
tifully equipped rain with every com-
fort and convenience that money can
furnish and the brain can devise for
the work of inspection.
Mrs. Katie Keim, aged 38 years,
died of tuberculosis on Friday after-
noon at the home of here brother-in-
law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. William
Meyer, of Hooversville, with whom
she had been making her home for
some time. The husband and one
daughter, Edna, survive.
Funeral services were held on Sun-
day afternoon at the Hooversvillie
Lutheran Church. Interment took
place in the P. O. 8. of A. Cemetery.
The first train, pulled by engine Noe
2259, crossed the new yiaduct at Rocke
wood on Saturday afternoon at 3:0Q
o’clock. The road is complete from
Rx tower to Garrett, but it will re-
quire some adjusting, and in a few
days they will be ready for operations.
This road runs parallel with the W.M.
to Garrett and is on the same grade,
and when fully in operation, will do
away with the blocking of traffic at
Rockwood on the B. & O., and the
company will be able to get the freights
traffic through more rapidly and mores
‘While crossing the viaduct, the ene
gineer saw that the roof of the Rock«
wood House was on fire, which had
doubtless caught from the sparks from
an engine. A few buckets of water
extinguished the flames. Geo. Felser
the master boiler maker, went up
through the attic and put out the fire,
Windber, June 30.—A Hungarian
woman had a narrow escape from
bleeding to death here on Sunday
night about 7:30 o’clock, when an
Italian slashed her across the left
temple with a razor, producing a gash
three or four inches long and to the
bone. Dr. D. A. Basil was on the
scene within a short time after the
murderous assault and succeeded in
stopping the flow of blood. The
woman, he says, will recover. Her
asszilant has not been caught. He
took his wife and child with him.
About 50 veterans of the Civil War
left Somerset. Monday morning for
Gettysburg. A parade was fort
the courthouse, and was head
the military company of the S«
Veterans and dram corps. The
cossion moved from Main Cross street
to East Patriot, and to the depot.