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MEYERSDALE. PA. THURSDAY DECEMBER :1, 1913
EDGAR KYLE. :
“Hx-Sheriff Kyle, one of the most
prominent men of Somerset county
died this morning at 1 o’clock, after a
lingering illness. For many months
he had been feeble in body, but bad
retained a very alert mind. He at
one time was quite prominent in
politics of the county and served a
term as sheriff. He had seen active
and strenuous service in the Civil
War. For many years he had been :
engaged in hotel and mercantile bus-
jness at Somerset, Meyersdale and
Stoyestown but retired about ten
years ago and since then made his
home with his son, E. C. Kyle, form-
erly at the Colonial Hotel, and later
on Broadway street.
He was born October 2nd, 1844, in
Jenner township, and at the time of
his death was aged, 69 years, 2
months and 7 days.
The funeral service will take place
on Saturday, at the family residence
at1o’clock, Rev. A. E. Truxal, D.
D., officiating. Interment in the
He is suryiyed by his wife, two
sons, Elbridge of town and Bowman
of Windber, three daughters, Mrs.
P. P. Ritter, Boswell, Mrs. Marion
Cover, of Meyersdale, Mrs. Karl A.
Miller, Fairmont, W. Va., two half
sisters, Mrs. John Custer, Stoyes-
town and Mrs. Isaac Friedline, of
Boswell, and three half brothers,
Joseph, William and Daniel Sachs.
He is also survived by his aged moth-
er, who is about 93 years of age.
ELIAS P. YOUNKIN.
Elias P. Younkin of the South Side,
a life long resident of Somerset coun-
ty died on Sunday morning, Decem-
ber 7th, at 7:45 o’clock.
He had been ailing for some weeks
and through a complication of diseases
the struggle suddenly ceased and life
left the tenement of clay. He was
born at New Lexington, Somerset
county, October 2, 1845, and was aged
68 years, 2 months and 5 days.
On March 4, 1868, he was married
to Emma J. Horner. From this union
was born a family of eleven children,
five of whom preceded him to the
grave. He is survived by his wife
and the following children:—Miss
Anna at home, William of Williams,
David F. of Johnstown, Roy of
Wheeling, W. Va., Henry and Charles
at home; three grandchildren ahd the
following brothers and sisters: —Fre-
mont and Bentamn, Mrs. Augusta
Evans and Miss Lucina of Rockwood,
Mrs. E. R. McNeill of Onawa, Iowa,
and Mrs. Josephine Curotte of Mon-
treal, Canada. The funeral services
were held from the home on Tuesday
afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. He had
been a member of the Brethren
church and his pastor, Rev. H. L.
Goughnour officiated. Interment was |
made in the Union cemetery.
Mr. Younkin was the son of David
Younkin and Maria Sophia Culver.
For some years Mr. Younkin was
engaged in business in Meyersdale,”
and operated the brick yard plant.
For a quarter of a century Mr. Youn-
kin lived in Meyersdale and for forty
years he lived in the vicinity of Mey-
In politics Mr.
more than once by his fellow citizens
in electing him as their representa-
tive in the town council.
The family appreciates the many
kindnesses received from relatives
and friends during the illness and
wishes throughll the columns of The
Commercial to’ all who haye thus
shown kindness, to express it thanks.
MRS. ADA’ MENHORN.
After a severe illness of nearly a
month’s duration, Ada E. wife of
QOlarence Menhorn, died on Friday
morning at 7:00 o’clock, aged 22
years, 7 months and 20 days:
Funeral services were held in St.
Michael’s Catholic church at West
Salisbury, at 11 o’clock on Monday
morning, her pastor, Rev. Father
Quinn, officiating. Interment was
made in the cemetery at the church.
Mrs. Menhorn was a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. James McKenzie of
Greenville township, and besides her
parents, her hus band and three months
olé daughter. She is survived by the
following brothers and sisters:—Her-
bert, Elmer, Augustus, James, Robert
Andrew, Wilbur, Viola and Mary
most of whom are at home.
Clarence Menhorn and Ada E. Mec-
Kenzie were married last September
a year ago and it is now just a few
months since they started house keep-
ing, with their house nicely furnished
in-the Barchus & Livengood building,
and how soon the messenger of death |
has brought all to naught.
Younkin. was a 4
staunch Democrat, and was honored |/
late to the occasion.
Samuel Corfield of Salisbury street,
died on Monday morning at 4:30
o'clock from paralysis. While par-
taking of his noon day meal on Sun-
day the fatal malady visited him.
He was born in Wolverhampton,
Staffordshire England, January 16,
1845, and at the time of his death he
was aged 68 years, 10 months and 22
days. Nearly half of his life was
spent in America. For 33 years he
had been on .American soil and for
12 years had been a resident of Mey-
ersdale. He was married to Rebecca
Driver in England on November 21,
1866, by whom he is survived, as well
as by three sons and two daughters
as follows: —Jame O. Corfield of Han-
na, Wyo., Richard Corfield‘ of Cum-
berland, Md., Wm. Corfield, and Mrs.
Arthur Belcher of Meyersdale, and
Mrs. Wm Preston of Frostburg, Md.,
by six grandchildren, and one great
grand child, and one brother, Wm.
Corfield of Lonaconing.
Mr. Corfield’s life work was mining.
In his early life he was confirmed a
member of the church of England.
Funeral services were held on Wed-
nesday afternoon from his late home.
Burial was made in the Union ceme-
tery, Rev. Dr. A. E. Truxal officiated.
The special session of Council was
held in the council chamber on Mon-
day evening. Present—Dia, Darnley,
Appel, Weakland, Bauman. Absent
—Deal and Bolden.
Prior to the meeting different ordi-
nances were in vogue with reference
to borough licenses. These were not
clear, neither did they meet the re-
quirements of the present day. The
solicitor had examined them, and a
revision was effected which is be-
lieved will meet the requirements of
the borough. ;
In the future the matter of issuing
licenses is placed in the hands of the
the treasurer. Hereafter all licenses
are due January 1st.
The borough and the electric light
company have reacher a satistactory
understanding with reference to the
lighting system. A few matters still
remain to be adjusted by the solicitor
and are satisfactory to the borough
and-the light company. The Light
company agrees to install the series
system and the council waives its
rights to the white flame are.
The contract which the light com-
pany holds has been extended two
years and if the light is satisfactory
the contract will be extended to ex-
pire at the expiration of the fran-
cyise. : :
E. M. Bowser was again present
with the request for a crossing at his
I” Council claims that Mre Bowser has
not complied with the conditions re-
quired by council and that he had
not reported the full facts of the case.
A number of exonerations were
granted, “many of these were pre-
viously exonerated by the county
There being no other business coun-
Monday evening at 7:30 o’clock, a
very impressive service was held in
SS. Philip and James Catholic church
when the statue of Our Lady of Per-
petual Help was blessed by the pas-
tor, the Rev. Father Brady. The
Rev. Father Oarr, assistant at St.
Columba’s church of Johnstown, de-
livered an eloquent sermon appropri-
This was fol-
lowed by Benediction of the Blessed
Sacrament. The statue is most beau-
tiful and costly and was donated by
Mrs. Michael Foley. Special music
was rendered and the church was
beautifully decorated for the oecca-
sion. A large concourse of people
Mr. and Mas. Clarence Moore were
at New Centreville, Saturday, at-
tending the funeral of the former’s
uncle, Mr. W. F. Moore.
Mr. and Mrs. William Cahill, and
son were Sunday visitors here. Mr
©ahlll recently accepted the position
as train dispatcher of the Rockwood
division of the B. & O. railroad and
about the first of the year will be-
come a resident of Meyersdale. He
will remove his family from New
Castle, Pa., to the S.C. Hartley res-
idence on Broadway street.
Mrs. James Cox, who has been
very ill at her home on the]
South Side, is rapidly improving. |
She is a daughter of Mr. |
| Parran Heavner, of Cumberland, Md. | pastor of the Wills Creek charge.
burgess, instead bf mm the hands of |
Dedication of the New Sunday
School and Social Building
Dedicatory Exercises of Amity Reformed Church, Will
Take Place Sunday, December 14, 1913.
At the congregational meeting of Amity Reformed church last J ahuary,
action was taken to provide adequate room forthe Sunday school and at the
same time it was decided to remodel and renovate the church. The build-
ing committee consists of C. W. Truxal, W. H. Deeter, W. H. Habel, W. H.
Holzshu, W. H. Kretchman and H. OC. Knieriem. The chairman of the com-
mittee made the plans for the Sunday |sehool building and he has kept in
touch with every step in the progress of ieonstruction.
The cellar was excavated by Val Gress. J. A. Shumaker of Hyndman,
put up the basement wall and later was awarded the contract for the brick
work.. Mr. Shumaker 18ft a magnificent record for workmanship in the
building which willbe gedicated on Supday. The foundation is of native
Allegheny mountain rock.
The furnace was placed by Baer & Co., and is the largest furnace of the
kind in Meyersdale, and will furnish ample steam heat for the Sunday school
building and the church edifice. The glectric wiring was done by H. J.
Smith and J. B. Slicer. The glass was procured from the Pittsburg Plate
Glass company. The Meyersdale Planing mill had the contract for the
lumber. Frank Bolden has been the carpenter contractor and made a splen-
job of the work. :
The interior of the Sunday school is divided into the main and the pri-
mary departments, and these are subdivided into class rooms. The primary
room is in the rear of the platform and raised to the height of the platform.
Tne two rooms are separated by an imniense curtain. The main room has
galleries on three sides and has a seating capacity larger than any church in
town. The basement has a high ceiling and can be used for many purposes.
The ladies intend to have a well equipped culinary department in the base-
ment, and with the large banqueting hall, will be able to accommodate any
number of guests. The new building is well appointed in every respect, a
credit to the Sunday school and the builders.
Rev. A. E. Truxal, D. D., is the pastor of the Sunday school.
A. M. Schaffner, superintendent. ;
F. A. Bittner, assistand superintendent. ;
Mrs. C. W. Truxal, superintendent of the primary department.
The Amity school is one of the largest in Somerset county and with this
better equipment, the school should jncrease in numbers and result in more
efficient work. The following is the program for the services in connection
with the dedication:
THE FOLLOWING I8 THE QRDER OF SERVICE.
FRIDAY 7:30 SERVICES........................... Address by REV. E. S. HASSLER,
\ Of Meyersdale, Route No. 2.
SATURDAY 7:30 SERVICES..................... Address by REv. B, P. SKYLES,
Of Cumberland, Md.
fer a rl 4 “ a
9:30—Meeting of Primary School—Addresses.
10:30—DEDICATORY SERVICES—AIl Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name.
PSALM 1... 0h na. GLORIA PATRI
BRINGING IN THE SHEAVES.
ADDRESS—Subjeet: The Twentieth Century Sunday School, by W. G.
LANDES, Secretary of the State S. S. Association.
ADDRESS—Subject: The Need of Young Men in the Service of the Lord,
, by REv. H. L. GOUGHNOUR, of the Brethren Church.
5 EVELYN TRUXAL-and H. M, CoOK.
RR ann resis Livin ln. OFFERING.
MY FAITH LOOKS UP TO THEE.
By the Pastor, REv. A. E. TRUXAL, D. D.
SU les a Ue I LC a BENEDICTION.
2:30—Rally of the Sunday Schools of the town. y
(Music led by the Sunday School Orchestra and Male Choir.)
PSALM 8B... dni GLORIA PATRY............°.. > PRAYER.
SOO an ch a i i se Eee i ravens vans SUSAN N. BAER.
ADDRESS: £........... ....c.i iii By Superintendents and W. G. LANDES.
GOD BE WITH YOU TILL WE MEET AGAIN.
7:30—BREAK THOU THE BREAD OF LIFE.
MARK 9:83:37............., «L..GLORIA PATRE........................ PRAYER.
SOO... LS i ihn natin Rn SR Ln EVELYN TRUXAL.
ADDRESS—Subject: Keeping the Fig Tree, by REV. W. J. MUIR, of
ADDRESS—Subject: The Influence of Environment, by REV. G. A. NEELD,
of the Methodist church.
~ : I GAVE MY LIFE FOR THEE.
: ~ OFFERING.
DOXOLOGY................. a mands a dhs sete Ta a BENEDICTION.
ON A VISIT TO
H. C. Kiehm, formerly from North-
ampton township, son of the late
Conrad Kiehm, is visiting in Somer-
set county. Mr. Kiehm left Somer-
set county in April 1889, going to
Dixon, Ill., and has lived in the state
of Illinois for about 22" years. For
the last three or more years he has
lived in Delavan, Minnesota, where
he owns a farm of 240 acres. Mi.
Kiehm introduced winter wheat in
Fairbauld county and practically
every farmer is now engaged in rais-
ing winter wheat. Mr. Kiehm is
married to the oldest daughter of the
late Harry Bauman, and a sister of
Prof. D. H. Bauman of Munhall, but
formerly of Mance. He and his wife
and youngest son George, are in
le Ss i
ELECTED PASTOR. [likely remam afew months visiting
—_— their many relatives and friends.
On Sunday evening Rev. 8. R.| This is the firstreal visit Mr. Kiehm
Kresge of New Providence, Pa., wase made in 25 years, while Mrs. Kiehm |
NEW CHURCH :
Since the project of building a new
church at Pocahontas has been seri-
ously considered the pastor, Rev. A.
S. Kresge, wisely distributed pledge
cards for this purpose. Last Sunday
a comparatively small portion of the
congregation returned the cards with
pledges amounting to nearly $2,000.
A friend of the congregation of Grants-
ville, Md., sent her card for $50 say-
ing the money is on hand whenever
needed and adding that she will have
$25 in addition on the day of dedica~
tion. The indications are that a beau-
tiful and comfortable ehurch will be
erected next summer, and that suffi-
cient funds will be on hand to meet
made two previous visits. |
Three sons, Harry, Robert and Earl
and one daughter Ida, are at home
Reformed church at Hyndman. Mr. |
elected pastor of the |
and Mrs. | Kresge is the son of Rev. A. 8. Kresge, | and taking care of the stock and farm
while the parents are in Pennsylvania. |
LONG MURDER TRIAL
The Josiah Long murder case open-
ed in criminal court on Monday morn-
ing at 10 o’clock, Judge William H.
Ruppel presiding. The commonwealth
is represented by District Attorney
Virgil R. Sayjor and Attorney Nor-
man T. Boose, while Attorneys John
A. Berkey and Clarence L. Shaver are
counsel for the defendant.
Long is charged with killing Carl
Phillips, an Italian, near Ralphton, on
Sunday, July 20th, while he and an-
other Italian, James Sampwell, were
driving along the public road.
Sheriff Charles F. Hochard, County
Detective Lester G. Wagner, and Dep-
ury Sheriff Bruce Keefer testified that
Long admitted to them that he shot
Phillips; but said he fired in self de-
fense. Long told his story to the off-
icers shortly after they arrested him.
He was informed that whatever he
might say would be nsed against him
at the trial, but he was obviously
anxious to give his reasons for the
shooting. The story Long gave the
officers was told in court substantially
Long said that his wife on the Thurs-
day before the murder confessed. to
him that she had been unduly intimate
with the Italian, and that they had
visited a number of places in company
with each other. . Phillips told her that
he himself would put Long out of the
way or he would get someone to do it,
and then they would elope. He show-
ed her that he carried his revolver in
| his inside coat pocket where it was
more readily accessible than if carried
any other place and would not arouse
his vjetim’s suspicions as quickly when
he would reach for it.
On the day of the shooting Long said
he was driving a milk wagon from bis
farm to Ralphton when he canie upon
Phillips driving~a horse and buggy.
When they recognized each other a
revolyer duel immediately ensued in
which the Italian fell. James Samp-
well, anothér Italian, who was with
Phillips in the buggy, picked him up
and started as fast as he could for
Ralphton. Sampwell was wounded in
the abdomen and was only recently
discharged from a Johnstown hospital.
Long admitted to the offiicers that
he might have fired the first shot. He
declared, however, that he saw Phillips
reached for the inside pocket of which
his wife spoke and believed that his
life was in imminent danger, and that
if he opened the reyolver duel he act-
ed in self defense.
Shortly afterward Long applied for
a divorce, basing his petition to the
court on Mrs. Long’s testimony before
the coroner’s jury, which renderd a
verdict of justifiable homicide.
Coroner Henry 8. Kimmell, of
Ralphton, was the first witness for the
prosecution, testifying that Phillips
came to his death from the effects of
a revolver wound that severed an
artery about four¥inches from the
Verdict not guilty.
THE JURY SELECTED.
The jury that took up the trial of
the case Monday morning is composed
‘of the following:
H. C. Dean, clerk, Confluence.
Jacob Deitz, mason, Somerset town-
D. H. Hoffman, farmer, Lincoln
A. C. Miller, farmer, Larimer town-
J. R. O’Connor, farmer, Jenner,
Francis Shunk, farmer, Greenville
William Savage, farmer, Lower Tur-
Harry Prautman, farmer, Southamp-
Ellsworth Walker, farmer, Milford
Arthur B. Witt, clerk, Somerset.
W. W. Cupp, farmer, Somerset town-
Following are the out-of-town peo-
ple, who attended the funeral of Mr.
E. P. Younkin, Tuesday, Mrs. Ferner,
Levi Lichliter, and Mrs. Cochran,
Salisbury; Mrs. Berkebile, Joseph
Walker, Hon. E. D. Miller, Earle
Younkin, Mrs. Austin Rhoades, of
Rockwood; Mrs. Smith, Williams,
and Miss Crissinger, Johnstown.
HOME FOR THE WINTER.
FIRST WEEK, JANUARY 19th.
Monday—Calvin Snyder vs. H. H,
Carvyer, interpleader; Alvin Burnworth
vs. Confluence I. O. O. F., ejectment;
D. B. Zimmerman vs. Adams Express
Oo,; assumpsit; Henry Domderry vs.
Lewis Brehm; trespass.
Tuesday—G. B. Hough vs. Enter-
prise Lumber Co., Trespass; H. R.
Watson vs. J. A. Merrill, assumpsit;
Ideal Epworth Acetylene Co. vs. Jud-
son Hartsell’s administrator, assump-
sit; Simon P. Sweitzer estate vs. Thom
as J. Crowley, judgment opened; Ra
chel Shaffer vs. Wilmore Coal Co.,
Wednesday—George Bodani vs. Mer-
chants Coal Co., trespass; John Ober
vs. same, trespass.
Thursday— Joshua Berkebile ys.
Jacob Koontz, trespass; J. R. Robin-
son vs. Listonburg Coal Co., assump-
sit; John Hahn vs. Baltimore & Ohio
R. R., trespasa.
SECOND WEEK, JANUARY 26th.
List A: Monday Citizens Water
Co. ys. O. E. Cunningham, appeal; F.
W. Hanning vs. Elk Lick Coal Co.,
assumpsit; Hartley & Clutton vs. John
M. Wright, appeal by defendent; Rose
Middleman vs. Johnstowr Traction
Tuesday—John J. Hauger vs. Elmer
Hauger, judgment opened; Mary L.
Metzler vs. United Railway Co.,eject~
ment; Horatio H. Cassler vs. Laura M.
Wednesday—John Sevils vs. Sam-
uel Engle, trespass; M. W. Saylor vs.,
E.F. Bittner’sadministrator, assumsit.
List B: Monday—Robert Augustine
vs. Baltimore & Ohio R. R , trespass;
Ellen 8 Hentz vs. Star Mutual Fire
Insurance Co., assumpsit; Joh E.
Bisel vs. Albert Beck, appeal by de-
fendant; William 8. Stevens vs. Nancy
Maurer, trespass; William S.$Stevens
vs. C. E. Maurer, trespass.
Tuesday— George Martz vs. C. E.
Carpenter, assumpsit; 8 B. Stein vs.
S M. Hamilton Co., assumpsit; George
Auman vs. Sylvester Christner, appeal
by defendant. i
Wednesday—John W. Henry vs.
United Railway Co., appeal by plain-~
tiff; Ella Cobaugh vs. Western Mary~
land Railroad Co., trespass
Thursday—A, Berger vs. M. Pana-
gatocas, appeal by defendant.
THIRD WEEK, FEBRUARY 2nd.
Monday—Charles Landman vs. Som-
erset & Cambria R. R., trespass;
Chauncey Dickey et al. vs. H. F. Bar-
ron et al.; assumpsit; George Simko
vs, Jonstown Traction Co., trespassj
John L. Hendall vs. Andrew Horch-
ner, trespass. *
Tuesday—Hiram W. Uphouse vs. C.
L. Walker, tresprss; White Oak Light,
Heat & Power Co. vs. Benson borough,
assumpsit; J. N. Walter. vs. Belinda
Ling, appeal by defendant.
Wednesday—Jacob W. Burkholder
vs. Connellsyille & State Line R. R.,
trespass; Alice F. Howe vs. Johnstown
Traction Co., trespass; Jerome H.
Judy vs. Quemahoning Branch R. R.,
Thursday—Leonard B. Miller vs,
George L. Dodson, assumpsit; same
vs. same, replevin; William Carolus
vs. Somerset Coal Co., trespass; Mil-
ford township school board vs. Morris
W. Speicher, issue framed.
Several cases against the Johnstown
Traction company are included in the
list of cases compiled yesterday by
Judge William H. Ruppel for trial at
the special three weeks’ term of civil
court, which will convene on Monday,
January 19th. The plaintiffs were in-
jured in the trolley wreck near Ger-
mania Gardens two years ago. A
number of other actions are scheduled
for trial. 2
Judge L. W. Doty, of Westmoreland
county, will be here during the week
commencing January 26th, and will
preside at the trial of cases on List A.
This is the last call. Temperance
workers of Somerset county meet in
the Christian church, Somerset, Fri-
day evening, December 12th, 1913, at
7:80. The program is as follows:
Address—B. W. Lambing.
Address—Mrs. Azubah Jones.
Paper—Mrs. Victoria Dean.
Address—Rev. L. P. Young.
Christ Hartle, who had been work- |
ing at Dysart, Iowa, for some time, |
arrived here Saturday, on No. 6, and |
will remain during the winter, with |
his parents, Mr. and ‘Mrs. John|