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MEYERSDALE. PA. THURSDAY. JULY 31. 19:3
LITERARY CLUB PICNICS
AT RIVERSIDE PARK.
On Friday, July 25th, the members
of the once famous Reading Club, of
Meyersdale, but which has not per-
sued its literary work for some time,
and which was thought to be entirely
dead, gave evidence of a splendid res-
erection by its feast of reason and flow
of song at Riverside Park.
A number of the members from
Meyersdale went to the park on the
3:30 car to get things in order for the
<‘big doin’s.”” The members of the
club from Salisbury and others from
Meyersdale arrived on the 5:30 car,
when the frolic and fun began without
further ceremony. The ladies soon
demonstrated that their time was not
wholly given to literary pursuits but
that their skill in domestic science was
only a little short of their intellectual
acquirements. Prof. Kretchman was
chosen ‘Head Master’’ for the occa-
Son and immediately the mandate
went forth, ‘‘begin.’’ Nuf ced.
During the meal hour musical selec-
tions were rendered, and because of
his well-known ability as a ‘‘musical
director.”” A. S. Gleesner was called
upon to select, amuse and lead the
first, selection. ‘‘Auld Lang Syne’’
was chosen and with the assistance of
the members he soon found the time
and proper do (dough.) It was at once
apparent that every one had come for
a royal good time A committee was
quickly appointed with Mrs. Harry
Cook chairman, to prepare a literary
program for the occasion as follows:
“Choice quotations fiom favorite
author by all members of the club.”
These quotations evidenced familiarity
with all the great classics, and were
rich in wit and wisdom.
Impromptu speech by A. 8. Gless-
ner, Topic: The Peaches and Cream.
Impromptu speech by Harry Cook,
Topic: Picnics, blest and cust. These
two speeches were frequently inter-
rupted with prolonged applause, and
were pronounced by those who heard
them. to be literary gems of unusmal
Debate, Topic: ‘‘Resolved, that
womenshould vote.”” Affirmative Miss
Myra Lichliter; Negative, Charles
: Phillips. This debate was intensely
"interesting aud profoundly edifying.
‘The merits of the question were decid-
ed in favor of the negative because the
men only had a “right to vote.”
Valedictory and Eulogy by W. H.
Kretchman, assisted by A. S.Glessner.
‘These eulogistic and valedictory re-
marks brought many handkerchiefs to
the eyes of the hearers.
During the solemnity of the occasi-
on, the last hymn ‘was announced and
all joined heartily in singing ‘‘I found
a pea nut.”
PROBLEM IN COURT.
Judge W. H. Ruppel, on Friday
morning, issued a rule on M. J. Shaulis
to show cause why he should not be
brought into court on an attachment
for violation of the Court’s injunction
restraining Mr. Shaulis and Albert
Hetzer from interfering with a pipe
line carrying water from a spring on
the Shaulis farm to the town of Har-
rison, the mining operations of the
Quemahoning Creek Coal Company.
The injunction had been granted on
petition of theeoal company.
Shaulis, it is claimed, has stopped
the supply of water from his spring to
the people of Harrison by plugging
the pipe walling up the spring, erect-
ing a building about it, locking the
door and employing Mr. Hetzer to
guard it. :
The people of Harrison,it is said,are
dependent upon this spring for their
water supply. At present they are
getting water from Quemahoning
Creek, which is not as pure asit/might
In the equity case of the Quema-
honing Creek Coal Cempany vs. M.
“J. Shaulis, of Lincoln twp., the at-
tachment proceedings for contempt
of court have been abandoned. A
tentative agreement has been reach-
ed under which Mr. Shaulis will
permit water to flow froma spring on
his property through pipes to Harri-
son, a coal town, until a final hearing
on the bill of equity.”
Mary Jeannette, the nine year old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Oscar
Allen, had the misfortune to fall
and brake her right arm, while cross-
ing the bridge near the old Laundry
site. This bridge has been in a dan-
condition for a long time.
John Long, aged 25 years, is in
jail at Somerset, charged with the
murder of Carl Phillips, an Italian,
Saturday at his home near Jerome,
Somerset county. Ina revolver duel,
Jim Sampwell, also an Italian and
companion of Phillips was shot
through under the left shoulder and
is in a hospital at Johnstown. Long,
who is an American. declares that
Sampwell was shot by Phillips, be-
fore the latter was killed.
Long declares that Phillips had for
a long time been paying attention to
the wife of the former and had con-
stantly annoyed her. This morning
while on hisway to deliver milk to
a nearby town he met Phillips and
Sampwell in a buggy driving toward
the Long home. Long and Phillips
whipped ont their revolvers and Phil-
lips fell ded, first having, it is de-
clared, shot his companion.
“‘Justifiable homicide’’ was the yer-
dict of Coroner Henry Kimmell’s jury
at Ralphton, on Monday night after
hearing the evidence in the case of
Josiah Long, charged with the mur-
der of Carl Phillips on Sunday.
Mrs. Long was the principal wit-
ness at the inquest, admitting that
she had partaken of beer and wine
in company with Phillips ‘during her
husband’s absence. She said she
thought the murdered man had
THREE KILLED WEST OF
DOE GULLY TUNNEL.
Thomas Perkins, Richmond, Va.,
John Hopkins, Philadelphia, Pa., and
John Thomas, of Cumberland, Md.,
all colored, were struck and killed by
Baltimore & Ohio passenger train No.
15, just.37 miles east of Cumberland,
Friday afternoon shortly after one
o'clock. They had gotten out of the
way of east bound freight No. 94 which
came up behind and the west bound
passenger train bore down on them.
Two hundred and fifty yards west the
same train struck and killed Hopkins,
who was walking with A. Mitchell.
The bodies of Perkins and Hopkins
were brought to Cumberland to the
Butler undertaking rooms.
In the same loeality, several weeks
ago, eleven Itallians, employed by a
contractor on the same work, were
run down and killed by an east bound
MINERS ON A STRIKE.
The miners of the State Line Coal
Company, operated by D. B. Zimmer-
man in South Rockwood, are out on
a strike for more wages. The strike
was brought about principally by the
mine machine men, who asked that
they be given increase in wages,
and which was refused by the com-
pany. The mine is closed down until
the wage question can be adjusted or
new men imported for the machines.
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
Lightning struck and fired the barn
of Charley Stutzman, two miles south
of Buckstown, on Monday. The fire
was put out before much damage was
Judge Ruppel on Tuesday granted
the Windber brewing company a licen-
se, the Superior Court having recently
reversed the Somerset court’s action
in refusing a license to that concern
at license court last spring. Judge
Ruppel filed the following opinion:
‘“The opinion of the Superior court
quotes from the ruling of this court in
this application,in which a conclusion
is stated based on some of the evi-
It is not the intention of this
court when that opinion was written
to state the entire evidence upon which
the conclusion was based, and only
that much of the evidence was refer-
red to as bore upon the question of
fact in dispute; the other facts which
were essential were assumed because
there was no controversy as to them,
and were I sitting as a juror or as a
chancellor, my conclusion would be
the same as it was in the former rul-
ing. I believe the whole purpose and
effort of the sale and delivery refer-
red to in this case were to evade the
criminal law. I cannot regard it in
any other light; but believing that I
am bound by the ruling of the Super-
ior court, and as I understand that
opinion, I feel it is my duty to grant
And now, to-wit, July 29th, 1913.
upon due consideration, the license is
granted and the bond approved.
By the Court,
William H. Ruppel.
‘tock-Marshall Construction company.
Last Thursday afternoon at 3:30
o’clock a very pretty but quiet wec-
ding took place at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. J.T. Shipley, when their
daughter, Miss Fanny E. became the
bride of Mr. W. T. Mercier. The
ceremony was performed by Rey. J.
A. Yount, pastor of the Lutheran
church. Immediately after the cere-
mory a luncheon was seryed, and at
4:50 they left for New York, from
where they sailed op Saturday for
the Corozal Canal Zone, Panama,
where the groom is employed at
present, having gone there about a
year and a half ago with the McClin-
CONNELLSVILLE VS. MEYERSDALE.
The Connellsville base ball team
was here on Saturday and defeated
the home club. The expectation was
that a sharp and close contest would
take place. A fair sized crowd wit-
nessed the game. Neither team
showed very much class on Saturday ;
misplays were frequent, fielding by
both teams ragged. The visitors did
not strike us as a very good team but
they had enough ‘‘pep’”’ to defeat the
local club by the score of 10 to 4.
FROSTBURG VS. MEYERSDALE.
A game of ball will be played be-
tween the strong Frostburg team and
Meyersdale, this (Thursday) evening
at 5:30 o’clock.
ROCKWOOD VS. MEYERSDALE,
The Meyersdale Juniors, will play
the Rockwood Juniors in a game of
base ball on Saturday afternoon in
the Slicer Park. Let there be a
crowd out to see the coming Ty Cobbs.
Improvement work costing thous-
ands of dollars, has been completed
by the Western Maryland Railway
Co., at Cumberland, Md., this work
being a part «f the extensive new
terminals being built by the com-
pany at that point. The improye-
ments include the new round house,
power plant, machine shop and en-
gine terminals, located at Maryland
Junction, all of which will be ready
to be put in service by August 1st.
The new round house is modern in
every respect. It is’ of steel and
concrete construction, and contains
all the latest devices for engine
use. The building has twenty stalls,
and is of sufficient size to accommo-
date the motive power of the W.
M., at this point for some time to
come. A number of contractors fig-
ured in this construction of the
round house, while the MecClintock-
Marshall - Construction company, of
Pittsburgh, furnished the necessary
Adjoining the new round house is
the new power plant, which will fur-
nish electricity for the illumination
of the former, and also the neces-
sary power for operating the ma-
chine shop. The shop is equipped
for light repairs to engines and
cars, but particularly locomotives,
The engine yard terminals are of
sufficient size to meet the growing
needs of the railway company, and
will facilitate the movement of lo-
comotives in and out of the yards.
Statistics of the United States
Bureau of Education show that four
States have women at the head of
their state school department. These
four are Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming
and Washiugton, in all of which
women have the right to vote. In-
diana has a woman as assistant state
superintendent. In Montana twenty-
nine of the thirty county superinten-
dents are women, and there are 495
women county superintendents in the
entire United States.
To the already large list of import-
ant newspapers which feature woman
suffrage news because it is demanded
by readers is added the Boston
Journal. Many big dailies haye long
been featuring a page “of suffrage
news each week. The Boston Jour-
nal announces that it is going to do
this twice a week.
The Sunday school of Center church |
will hold its annual picnic on August |
9. 1913. Refreshments will be served |
on the ground. All are invited to be |
present and have a social time in
Wm. M. Enfield’s maple grove.
THE GRIM ==
MRS. RACHAEL RINGLER.
Rachael Rebecea, widow of the late
Adam Ringler, died on Monday, July
28, 1913, at 4:00 p. m. She was born
December 25, 1846, and at the time of
herdeath wasaged 66 years, 7 months
and 3 days.
Her maiden name was Wagner,
daughter of Peter and Rachael Wag-
ner, and was married October 3, 1869,
to Adam Ringler.
To this union was born a family of
eight children, all of whom survive
to mourn her loss as follows:—Mrs.
Alice J. Leckemby, Gideon, Lloyd,
Charles, Mrs, Missouri M. Atkinson,
Mrs. Margaret E. Wiland and Miss
Rachael 7. all of Meyersdale, and
Mrs. Edward Leckemby of Connells-
ville. She is also survived by 12
Mrs. Ringler was one of a family of
thirteen children of whom seven are
living, five sisters and two brothers
namely :—Mrs. Elizabeth Dively of
Salisbury, Mrs. Edward Bloss of Sew-
ard, Westmoreland county; Mrs.
Samuel Christner and Mrs. Henry
Christner of Boynton, Mrs. Wm.
Butman of Scalp Level, Dennis and
Carr Wagner of Salisbury.
Mrs. Ringler was confirmed in her
early life into membership of the Re-
formed church at Salisbury, by Rev.
A. B. Koplin, D. D. Later she held
her membership in the Amity Re-
On! April 18, 1912, she receiyed a
stroke and from that time had been
in feeble health, although there were
no apparent signs of her early demise.
On Sunday night her condition be-
‘worse and her strength failed
apidly, until the end came on
‘funeral services were held yes-
7 afternoon at the home of the
ed on Salisbury street at 2:30
The service was conducted
bysher pastor, Rev. Dr. Truxal. Inter-
ment took place in the Union ceme-
MRS. NANCY PULLIN. 3
Mrs. Nancy Pullin of Addison town-
ship, widow of the late Samuel Pul-
lin, died on Wednesday, July 23rd,
and was buried on Friday in the Ad-
dison cemetery. She is survived by
three children as follows:—Joseph
Pullin of Hudson, Iowa, Alfred Pul-
lin, living on the home farm, and
Mrs. Mary Kretchman of Confluence,
and a number of grand children and
great grand children.
Mrs. Pullin was aged 92 years, 6
months and 17 days. She had been
living on the same farm with the ex-
ception of a singleyear, but had been
in Addison township all these years.
Her husband died about 20 years
She had been a member of the M.
E. church at Addison, for many years.
Rev. J. H. Lancaster, her pastor,
officiated at the funeral.
. JOHN M. GLODFELTY.
John M. Glodfelty of Confluence,
who fell last week and died at once
was a veteran of the Civil War, aged
aboutt 74 years. He has one son liv-
ing and a brother whose residence is
He was an active member of the
Christian church of Confluence and
teacher of the men’s Bible Class An
impressive service was held over his
remains in the church. The floral
offerings were many and most beauti-
ful. “A tender tribute to his memory
was paid by his pastor, Rev. J. A.
Hopkins. At the cemetery the com-
mital was by the G. A. R. post of
Ursina of which he was a member,
MRS. NETTIE THOMAS.
Mrs. Nettie E. Thomas died July
20, 1913, at 7:00 p. m. at her home in
Salisbury, after an illness of two
weeks of typhoid fever, which termi-
nated into spinal trouble.
She was the oldest daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Wilson Hawn, and at the
time of her death was 25 years, 5
months and 2 days old. She leaves
to mourn gher early demise, besides
her husband, an infant son eight
months old, her widowed mother, one
brother and two sisters namely: Mrs.
Aden Bloches of Salisbury, and Mrs.
Herbert Derry of Tuscarora, Md.
She was a faithful member of the
Brethren church. The large con-
course of friends that followed her to
her last resting place, showed the es-
teem in which she was held. The |
funeral was held on Wednesday of
last week with services at the Breth-
ren church. Rev. Wagner officiat-
ing. Interment was made in the Odd
| Fellows cemetery.
Mrs. Guy Baer, of Sand Patch, was
a town visitor Wednesday.
Miss Hilda Braesecker returned to
her home near Berlin on Sunday, after
spending two weeks here visiting at
the home of her aunt,. Mrs. Annie
Keidle, of Olinger street.
Mrs. Newton Miller, of Pittsburgh,
arrived here Tuesday to spend a few
weeks at the home of her mother,
Mrs. Clark, of Meyers avenue, and
with other relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. John Kroll, and child-
ren returned to their home in Lona-
coning, Md., after a visit here with
their relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry
Wiland, of Keystone street.
Mrs. James Ys Simons, and sister
Miss Helen Bollinger, of Greensburg,
are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. H.
Johnson, of Large street, daughters
of F. O. Bollinger, formerly of this
Mrs. James Wilson, and her sister
Mrs. Robert McMurdo, of Midland,
Md., who is her guest, and her sis
ter, Mrs. Mary Harding, of this place
spent Thursday last with Salisbury
Prof D. H. Bauman, who spent
part of his vacation with relatives
and friends in this community, left
last evening for Munhall, and be-
fore leaving renewed his subscrip-
tion to The Commercial.
Rev. Father Shoenhart, of Albany,
Ga., who is spending a few weeks
with relatives and friends at Johns-
town, spent Friday last here at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Reich,
and with Father Brady.
Mr.’ and Mrs. Harry Clements,
left Sunday morning on the Du-
quesne, for their home in Youngs-
town, Ohio, after spending seyeral
weeks here at the home of their rela-
tives, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Diveley,
of Main street.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kroll, who had
been visiting here for several weeks
at the home of the former's
brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and
Mrs. Jerry Wiland, left for their
home in Washington, D. C. Wednes-
day on No. 6.
Frank Eichorn, who spent the past
month visiting old friends in Meyers-
dale and vicinity, left Monday for
Pittsburg, where he will spend a few
days with his sister, Mrs. John Gar-
rity, after which he will leave for his
home in Denver, Colo.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rahbaugh,
and children of Hanover, Pa., who
were here for a visit with Mrs. Rah-
baugh’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. H.
Lint, of Beachley street, South Side,
returned to their home last week, in
their touring car.
E. R. O’Donnell, and sister Miss
Mary of Mt. Lake Park, arrived here
Saturday and were guests at the
home of Mrs. Jesse Garletz, of Lin-
coln avenue. Mr. O’Donnell, left
Sunday evening for Baltimore, Md.,
while his sister remained until Wed-
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Kelley went
over to Johnstown Sunday morning,
having been called there by the death
of their nephew, Arthur Young, who
was killed on the B. & O. railroad at
Bessemer, last Saturday. The funeral
was held at Johnstown on Tuesday
morning from the home of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Young.
Mrs. Robert McMurdo,
children of Midland, Md.,
been here for three weeks with her
sisters, Mrs. James Wilson and Mrs.
Mary Harding, returned to her home
Tuesday. She was accompanied home
by her niece, Miss Pearle and nephew,
Iryin Harding, who will spend a few
weeks with her.
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Smith, and Mrs.
Thomas Downey, spent Wednesday
in Cumberland, Md., with Mr. John
Kegan, the latter’s father, who is in
the Allegany Hospital there.
The annual reunion of the Reformed
churches of Somerset classis will be
held at Riverside Park, Thursday,
August 7, 1913.
The following is the program:
Hymn, “The Churches‘s One Foun-
dation.’”’ Prayer and Aposles Creed-
Rev. Ira S. Monn. Address — Rev.
W. F. Muir, Scottdale, Pa. Address
Rev. Frank Wetzel, Stoyestown, ;Pa.
Chorus— St. Paul’s Junior Choir.
Lord’s Prayer. Benediction—Rey. H.
King, D. D., Somerset, Pa,
The Salisbury orchestra will furnish
the music. The Grace congregation
of Garrett, will furnish dinner and
other refreshments. The committee
consisis of W. L. Brant, Garrett, H.
H. Maust, Elk Lick, Pa.. and J. C.F.
Miller. Rockwood, Pa.
Mr. and Mrs. M. Foley delightfully
entertained a few of their friends on
Saturday evening, at their home on
Mrs. Clarence Rowe entertained
with a week-end house party at her
home on the South Side. Several of
the guests were college friends from
the Womans College, at Frederick,
Md. Among the out of town guests
were Miss Marion Hermon of Phila-
delphia, Miss Marie Weller of Rock-
wood, Misses Ethel and Viola Broad-
water of Grantsville, and Mr. Olin
Broadwater also of Grantsville.
Special enjoyable features of this
house party were a delightful dinner
party on Friday, a dance in the even~
ing, a picnic on Saturday and a motor
trip on Sunday.
In honor of the anniversary of her
birth, Mrs. Simon Bittner was tender-
ed a surprise party last evening at
her home on Lincoln avenue. The
party was gotten up by her daughters,
who invited a number of her friends
in for the evening, which was pleas-
antly spent in social conversation and
music after which a delicious lunch
Mrs. Wilmer Trexal of Johnstown,
died yesterday. She was the daugh-
ter of John Wagaman, and sister of
Geo. A. Wagaman of town. Mr.
Wagaman and son left for Johnstown
on train No. 49 yesterday.
SUES FOR $20,000
Mrs, Eliza Cobaugh, of Rockwood,
has brought suit against the Western
Maryland Railroad Comdany, lesse
and operator of the Connellsville and
State Line Railroad to recover $20,000
for the death of her husband, Lewis
Cobaugh, who was killed March 3,
1913, at the Rockwood coaling station.
It is alleged that the mabhinery was
unsafe. Two children,Grace and Anna
are also named with the mother on thes
claim for damages.
AS OTHERS SEE IT.
Garrett, Pa., July 24, 1913.
To The Meyersdale Commercial, Pa.,
DEAR Ser Entlond please find
vostoffice order, amount $1.50 for
which please send me the Meyersdale
Commercial one year, since having
been assured that the paper is a clean
one. May your paper have a large
Y urs for Success.
M. A. ROMESBERG.
PEN MAR EXCURSION.
On Sunday Ticket Agent Gill sold
seventy tickets at the W. M. station
for the Pen-Mar excursion. The
train left Meyersdale at 7:00 a. m.
and returned at 2:00 a. m. on Mon-
day. It was rather a strenuous day.
Excursion trains had also been run
from Baltimore and Harrisburg. A
good showing was made in Meyers-
dale, considering the announcement
but a few days before the excursion.
IN THE COUNTY.
Miss Della Angie Berkebile, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Berke-
bile, of Stoyestown and Francis F.
Shaulis, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H.
Shaulis, of Stonycreek. twp., were
married at the court house, by mar-
riage license clerk, Bert F. Landis.
Miss Elsie Mae Barron, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs Harvey A. Barron. of
Somerset, and Ernest V. Illmer, son
of Mr. and Mrs. ' Louis Illmer, of
Greensburg, were married Zat the
home of the bride’s parents, July
26, by the Rev. I. Wagner, pastor of
the Somerset Lutheran church.
‘Miss Mary Barbour, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Barbourr, of
Rockwood, and gIra H. Pyle, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Simon(Pyle of Milford
twp., were married at Rookwodd,
July 27, by I.-Jay Duke, pastor, of
the Rockwood United Brethren
Mrs. Mary McCauley, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Christner,
of Meyersdale and J. C. Thompson,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thompson
of Oxford, Pa., were married at Gar
rett, July 25, Rey. W. H.: B. Carney,
pastor of the Garrett Lutheran