The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, October 09, 1913, Image 1

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    L341 §
Meno rsoaled
A Number of Property Holders Ae Ordered to Lay Side-
walks—To Adopt a License Qrdinance—Other
Business Disposed Of.
Council met in regular session in
the council chamber
evening. The meeting was called to
order by the president at 8:25. Pres-
_ ent, Dia, Bauman, Bolden, Darnley,
Deal and Weakland.
Minutes of the preceding regular
and special meetings were read and
On motion, council decided that | referred to the
“the P. & M. street railway company |
be required to pay its license in ad-
Previous fines unpaid............. $106 00
on Tuesday | Fines impo; ied in Sept..............
Collected. |
Bp the W. U. Tel. Co.,
. Telephone company
ith reference to paint-
The companies were
J. C. McSpadden’s was referred to
the secretary of gouneil
The Policemengdue to an increase
were received
ing their poles,
No period of the day is so import-
ant in its influence, as the first fifteen
minutes. Out of the group of indivi-
duals, gathered from various homes
and conditions, the teacher must con-
struct his working unit. To, draw
these different minds from home and
outside incidents, and put them into
harmony with the work of the day is
the great purpose of the daily” open-
ing exercises. “
One of the mostimportant features,
the one that brings pupils to the same
frame of mind most easily, is singing.
An angry child cannot sing and the
singing of others makes him forget
his anger. Children forget petty
troubles under the influence of a good
Snappy song. Select the bright and
cheerful songs and sing them with
enthusiasm. Nothing will more quick-
ly drive out peevishness, relieve sul-
lenness, and gladden the whole school,
than the morning song, well sung.
The exercises should be planned
in their work reqgested council to ip. | 20d varied from time to time. Inter-
Thomas Walker was present and quested council to in
complained that many boys gather at
the auditorium and create a nuisance
in the neighborhood. The nuisance
is to be abated. :
Mr. Jones asked that council erect
a light at the foot bridge. across the
W. M. R. R A numerously signed
petition to this effect was also pre-
sented. This request will be com-
plied with. J
Ozias Weimer is directed to have
his walk on Broadway completed
within five days.
M. H. Boucher is directed to lay
side walk on Sherman street within
-10 days. ,
Nelson Brant is directed to place
his sidewalk in proper condition,
proper width and city grade within
10 days, and that he will be held
liable for any damages in case of ac-
cident. :
The Meyersdale Brewery is directed
to lay walk within 10 days.
P. JO Cover is directed to complete
walks on Sixth avenue within 10 cays.
M. Shannon is directed to lay side
!walk on Centre street within ten
days. ’
The W.M. R. R. is directed to
clean side walk on Eighth street and
is to complete all work on streets and
alleys which the company agreed
to do.
The committee reported that two
cars, one of ballast and one of shale
had been received and placed on the
With reference tc the Main street
paving the street commissioner was
directed to lower the sewer line so as
to have at least five inches of ballast
on the street.
No report on Finance Committee.
Water and Light committee had no
report to make.
The finance committee is instructed
to have all contracts, franchises and
deeds recorded.
The following bills were rendered:
J horse and cart
6 Li
hauling. ..... ...
Charles Weimer.......................
Wils Wagaman
J. Wagaman.........
Republiean............ -.......... Sy
Planing Mill
Gloninger & Maxwell............... 54 25
BE. Jd. Dickey........,........ ........ 4 7
Somerset Telephone................ 6 35
60 07
39 90
Savage Fire Brick Co.............
Clarence Moore............. Firyessavics
r Baer & Co.............. 15 82
Baer & Co..»...........0.0.0. 000 69 78
Xlingaman.................... 2 75
Yeenbart ov. weil in 3 05
Jas. Gordon, police.. 2 00
Electric Light Co..................... 126 42
Prank Bolden..................... =. 21 84
John Stacer, extra police........ 8 00
John Keim, extra police..........
Ulysses Miller, extra police..... 4 00
All bills ordered paid but those of
Baer & Co., and light and heat bill.
The electric light company is di- |
rected to change the lighting system
within a period of 30 days, and the |
council agrees not to return to the
white flame arc light.
A number of permits granted for |
improvements and repairs.
crease their sala es. Laid on the
table until the nex meeting.
Bill was rendered to Light, Heat &
Power Co., for a tf nchise for heat,
$25.00 per year. :
A number of copidg
matter of licenses
All referred to the ho ough solicitor.
The license for the # ditorium was
tentatively placed at $36.00,
Council adjourned at 11:30 Pp. m.
The Church of the Bethren ob-
served loye feast in their church on
Sunday evening. Severs services
preceding were held and on Sunday
evening the love feast was calebrated,
This service is of a three fold charac-
covering the
ere. presented.
ter, first the custom of feet | ashing,
then the mutton, supper, symbolical
of the paschal lamb, and the holy
communion. the partieition of the
members of the elements of bread
and wine. The service was! very
largely attended and over two hun-
dred communed. 1
Elder J. M. Kagey of Dayton, Va.,
had charge of the services and was
ably assisted by Eider J. W. Peck of
Meyersdale, Prof. J (. Boehm’ of
Elk Lick, and Rev. D. W. Long of
Meyersdale. = Seyeral evening ser-
vices were held during the week.
The Church of the Brethren is minded
to work and is realizing the beneficial
effects of the conference held here
some weeks ago.
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While Mr. Joel Bowman, was yis-
iting his son, D. J. Bowman, near
Ralphton, his children and friends
thought it fitting to observe the
anniversary of his 78th birthday and
accordingly they gave him a gpr-
prise birthday party, on Satur-
day evening last, September 27th.
About thirty-five guests were present.
There were son, daughter, daugh-
ter-in-law, and fourteen grandchild-
ren among them.
The evening was very pleasantly
speut in a social way and of course
the big supper was relished by all.
Mr. Bauman, who has almost reach-
ed the four-score, is physically
and mentally vigorous and enter-
ed heartily in the festivities of the
The Somerset County Hotelkeepers’
Association held its regalar quarterly
meeting at Somerset, last Thursday
afternoon. It was an uneventful ses-
sion. There were between 15 ang 20
landlords present out of a total of
about 80 in the county. The meeting
was called to order by John Brennan,
of Ralphtor. president of the organ-
ization. The quarterly dues of $5
were collected. There being no other
business to transact, the dispensers
of the joyful fluids talked about the
weather for a quarter of an hour,
when someone made a motion to ad-
Between 300 and 400 men are tie in
the vote for municipal offices in the
county. A number of candidates
went to Somerset last; Friday, and in
| the County Commissioners office toss-
| ed coins to decide who should remain
{on the
ballot. The majority of the
candidates, however, are not contest-
ing for a position on the ballot,
esting exercises will have a tendency
to decrease tardiness. The following
suggestions may be helpful to young | the following children: Mrs. Kate |
Miller of Cumberland, Md., Mrs. Anna
teachers in planning opening exer-
1. Select cheerful songs. Awoid the
doleful sounds from the tombs.
2. A solo or duet by pupils will be
pleasing, especially if arranged as a
3 A good story, well read or re-
cited is interesting and instructive.
4. Reading from the Scriptures is member of the Reformed church and was
always in place. It must be-done
without comment Avoid sectarian-
ism. Sincerity must characterize the
Scriptural reading and the prayer.
5. A summary of the world’s news
of the week.
6. Review the life of some great
man. Teach pupils to look for the |
best in these men.
7. Discuss questions of public inter-
est, being liberal in your views.
Avoid partisan statements and biter
8. Information lésson on plants and
animals, illustrating whenever pos-
9. Tell history of some famous quo-
tation, as ‘‘Don’t give up the ship.”’
10. Describe briefly some historic
place. :
11. Describe the custom of some
strange people.
12. Have pupils give memory gems.
It will create interest and store their
minds with material that will be
valued in later years. :
Fred E. Rowe, of Meyersdale, has
been appointed superintendent of the
mines in Somerset county of the Ajax
Consolidated Coal Company, which
include the Fort Hill mine and two
other mines about to be purchased by
the company. By a plan of reorgan-
ization recently adopted the capital
stock of the company was increased
to $275,000 and a bond issue of $250,-
000 authorized, secured by first mort-
gage on all of the company’s prop-
erty in Pennsylvania, Maryland and
West Virginia. The work of reorgan-
ization has been under the direction
of the Walker-Wadsworth company,
investment bankers of Baltimore and
their plans include the execution of
a yoting trust agreement, by the
terms of which a majority of the
stock of the coal company has been
deposited in the hands of three trus-
tees who will have the control
and management of the business for
five years. These trustees are John
R. Rooper, cashier of the Common-
wealth Bank of Baltimore, Peter E.
Tome, who is president of the Tome
Institute and also a director of the
National Bank of Baltimore and
Richard M. Duvall, who was elected
President of the Coal company at a
meeting of the Board of Directors
held last week. Besides the new
mines acquired by the company a
considerable acreage has been pur-
chased in Pennsylvania and West
8 00 |journ, which carried by a unanimous PARENT--TEACHERS
On Friday October 17th at 8 p. m. |
the Parent-Teachers Association will |
school term in the High School As- |
sembly room.
| Prizes for the potato and tomato]
| contests will be awarded.
| An interesting program
lgiven. Let attend who is |
| interested in the education and bet. |
| terment of the youth of Meyersdale, |
will be |
ery, one
Catherine Elizabeth Siehl departed
this life on Friday, October 3rd, at
noon. She was the widow of Michael
Siehl who died more than twenty-one
year ago.
Mrs. Siehl came from Germany as
a girl and lived in the eastern part of
the state where she was married to
Michael Siehl. More than half a cen-
tury ago the young family came from
Allentown to this county where the
family has resided since, first at Sum-
mit Mills and surrounding communi-
ties. Mr, Siehl died at Shaw Mines,
after which Mrs Siehl bought a pro-
perty on the South Side, and: had
lived in Meyersdale for the last thir-
teen years.
She was born June 11, 1838, and
was aged at the time of her death 75
years, 3 months and 26 days.
She wags the mother of nine child-
ren. William, aged 24 years, died
eight years ago. She is suryived by
Folk of Grantsville, Md., Mrs. Mary
Mimmie of Shaw Mines, and the fol- Rockwood
lowing of Meyersdale:—George D.,
Henry O., Mrs. Minnie Baumaster,
Louis P. and Clement. She is also
survived by forty grand children and
three great grand children.
Mrs. .Siehl had been a life long
one of the oldest members of the
Amity congregation.
She had been in feeble condition |
for the last eight years and tor the |
last five years had made her home |
with her son Georg¢ 1. Siehl, on |
Salisbury street. She had received
several paraiytic strokes in the last
few years. On "Tuesday morning |
another one came which terminated |
in her death after lingering for two |
days. a
. The funeral services were held at
the home of George D. Siebl on Stn-
day afternoon at 2:00. Her pastor, |
Rev. A. E. Truxal, D. D., officiated. |
Interment was made in the family
lot in the Reformed cemetery.
Jesse Cook, an aged citizen of near
Giencoe, died last Saturday. He
was born April 29th, 1837, aged 71
years, 5 months and 5 days. His
wife died last May.
He is survived by ‘the following
children, George H., Glencoe, Adam
C. at home; Calvin W., N orthampton
township, Mrs. Alice Riley, Cumber-
land, Mrs. Lizzie Smith, and Mrs.
Kate Bowman of Northampton town-
ship and Miss Phoebe of Pittsburgh.
He is also suryived by twenty-seven
grand children and one great grand
He died where he had lived for
the last thirty years.
He had been a member of the
United Evangelical church. Rev.
Mr. Wise, his pastor, conducted the
funeral service. Mr. Cook had been
a veteran of the Civil War and had
enlisted twice, first in Co., K., See-
ond Maryland Regiment, ‘‘Potomac
Home Guards’’ second in Co., OC. of
the same regiment and served until
the close of the war
He had been a member of the M.
'C. Lowry, G. A. R. Post, A de-
tail from the post attended the fun-
eral. The funeral was largely at.
tended. In the death of Mr. Cook,
the M. C. Lowry Post has no longer
any living member in that vicinity.
Charles, the eight-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Sherwood,
of Somerset had a narrow escape
from death, Thursday last, when he
was struck by a large touring car
from Pittsburgh. The accident oc-
curred in front of the Somerset Trust
Company building. Young Sherwocd
sustained painful bruises of the head,
face, and knees and and was dazed
when picked up. He was carried into
the Mullin Drug Store, where Dr.
H. I. Marsden, examined him but
{year 1913, Garrett is counted the
"Company, with headquarters at Fair-
failed to find any broken bones.
daughters were
body on Thursday of last week when
a pony they were driving scared |
at an auto and upset the cart. The
accident occurred on the Kantner
hill. A boy in the cart was not hurt. |
| coal yesterday in the Summit Mines,
| was fatally injured. First aid was
Mrs. Charles Snyder, sustained a |
fracture of the right leg and her two
bruised about the |
| —
Garrett and Rockwood had been
playing ball frequently during the
Summer, the score stood two victories
and two defeats for each team. The
rubber had to be played to determine
the championship and as a conse-
quence neutral gronnds were selected
where each team would have the
benefit of a fair show, and as a con-
Sequence Meyersdale was chosen.
Both teams came to do or die. They
fought with desperation, and put up
a splendid battle. While the score is
one sided the game was an interest-
ing one and was closely contested
throughout, with the exception of the
disastrous sixth for Rockwdod. Gar-
rett and Rockwood had their par-
tisans on hand in large numbers but
the crowd was fair and a good spirit
prevailed throughout the game. Ken-
nedy Price and Frank Hoblitzell oc-
cupied the positions of danger, the
former called balls and the latter
watched the bases. Both escaped
without serious injury, and gave gen-
eral satisfaction. Both teams played
sharp fielding games and few errors
were made. The Garrett Pitcher
made a splendid record, aliowing his B
opponents only three hits, while the
pitcher was more liberal,
giving no less than thirteen. The
sixth inning resulted
one a three bagger and one for two
bases. This inning netted six runs
for Garrett and the only inning
throughout the game in which a run
According to the record for the
master of Rockwood in base ball.
The score by innings:
Garrett, 0-0 0.60 8
Rockwood 0 0 0 0 o 0 0-0
Misses Gaza and Bessie Deal, en-
tertained the ©. B. CO. club, very
delightfully, at their home on North
street, Thursday evening of last
On Friday evening ‘of the past
week Miss Hester Meyers, one of
the teachers in our Public School,
was very delightfully surprised, when
a number of her pupils gave her
a surprise party, at her home on
Meyers avenue. The evening was
very pleasantly spent in playing
games and music, and lunch was
The Ithaca Conservatory of Music
will render a concert and entertain-
ment in the aboye named well-known
church on the evening of Monday,
October 20th, next. The talent con-
sists of Miss June Robertson, So-
prano; Miss Hazel Pameroy, Violinist
and Pianoist and Mr. Frederick
Pratt, Impersonator. The program
will be of the highest grade, and
first class in every particular. Pop-
ular admission prices, adults, 25
cents, children under twelve, 15
From a Fairmont paper we notice
that W. M. MeKillop, who has been
district manager of the H. J. Heinz
mont, for the past few years, has been
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Golden Gulch will be rendered in
the Donges Theatre on Tuesday Oct.
14th, under the auspices of the Civie
League. The following is the cast of
Joy, ‘“‘A Wildflower of the Hills’’—
Gertrude Landis.
Henrietta Wel’s, ‘A Boston School~
ma’am’’—Marion Leydig.
BedeliaO’Rafferty, ‘An Irish Cook’?
—Ida Pfahler.
Spiketail Charley, “A Ladies Man’?
—W. H. Baldwin.
Jim Gordon, “A Relic of 74977
Cliffton Jeffries. 1
Julian Gray “A Tenderfoot from
New York”’—S. E. Thorley.
Hank Williams, ‘“Proprietor of The
Palace—Conrad Glessner.
Alkili Pete, ‘‘Copper Lined Through-
out’’—Harry Cook.
Jake Dalton, “Down and Out’’—
Edgil Smith.
Dennis Kelly, “Of Emerald Isle’”’—
Earl Kilroy.
Cyclone Jim, ‘From Kansas’’—P,
D. Clutton.
Ned Davis, “Driver of Deadwood
Stage?’ —Edwin Meager.
Snowball, “Who Said Chicken’’—
#rnes Compton.
Utah Bill, “With Seven Wives in
Salt Lake—Mayor Joe F. Reich.
Judge Thomson, ‘“Judge of the
County, Post Master of Red Dog,
Frank Bittner.
Florence Middleton, Edna Payne,
Edith Gurley, Amelia Clotw orthy,
Nelle Bittner, Heien Grier, Catherine
Meyers. 3
Messrs. Clutton, Cook, Thorley and
Act I—Red Dog Postoffice. Dakota.
A Petticoat demoralizes Red Dog.
Act II—Jim Gordons shack up the
mountain. The Courting Judge.
Act III—Red Dog. The Girl of The
Golden West.
The Garrett base ball team held a
banquet. at the Merchants hotel in
Garrett on’ Tuesday evening in cele-
bration of the successful baseball sea-
son which has been closed.
Mine host prepared an appetizing
chicken and waffle Supper.
The following persons enjoyed the
affair: —Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Claar, Mr.
and Mrs. F. A. Phenicie, Mr. and Mrs.
Cal. Bowden, George Smith, Lloyd
Miller, Ralph Zimmerman, Harry
Detrow, Chas. Merrill, Hubert De-
vore, Homer Detrow, Joe Roberts, J.
Edwards, and Misses May Lohr, and
Ada Bittner, all of Garrett, and Misses
Ada Mitchell, Ida Pfahler, and Bess
Hady of Meyersdale. Music and
dancing were the order of the evening.
A challenge was received from the
Meyersdale ball team to play a game
at Meyersdale this week.
On recommendation of Attorney
James B. Landis, who had been ap-
pointed master, the court granted a
divorce in the prodeedings instituted
by Bertha Nelson, of Windber,against
Harry Nelson, who was charged with
desertion. The couple was married
May 3, 1911.
Judge Ruppel on Monday appointed
the Somerset Trust Company guardi-
an of the Madison Walker estate to
succeed Attorney Harvey M. Berke-
promoted to the position of branch
manager by the same concern. He
will be located temporarily at Denver,
Col., and willlater be stationed at
another point in the west.
Mr. McKillop will leave early next :
week for his new quarters. Mrs. Mec-
Killop and children will come to Mey-
ersdale to visit her parents before
joining her husband in the west.
Mr. MeKillop’s promotion is a most
deserved one and his many friends
here will rejoice in his success.
Joe Zellensky, while undermining
ley, who has been missing from the
county since August 21. The Trust
Company furnished bond in the sum
of $15,000.
Michael Alba and Gaetano, meat
dealers at Norristown, Pa., were
convicted at Norristown, Montgom-
ery county, and fined $250 and costs
for selling the meat of a diseased
cow, and immature?(bob) veal.
Inimposing sentence the court is-
sued a warning not only to the de-
fendants but to all who handle bad
meat in Montgomery county to the
effect that if any more offenses of a
similar nature are brought before him
and convicted the full penalty of the
very efficiently rendered him.
Dr. Hemminger was called and |
fonnd that his hip was broken and
dislocated and internally injured.
He was taken on No. 49 to the
Markleton Sanatorium where he
died this morning at two o’ciock.
He was aged about 50 years.
Meat Hygiene law will be imposed.
The fuH penalty is $500 fine or im-
prisonment for one year, or both fine
and imprisonment at, the discretion
of the court.
It will be advisable for unscrupus-
| lous meat dealers
| Court’s advise.
to remember the