The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, January 08, 1914, Image 1

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in the. windows of your home and
The services held in the various
hurches of Meyersdale in cennection
with the Week of Prayer have proven,
| thus far, an eminent success. The
_eongregations have filled the audi-
toriums and there has been a marked
interest in the messages which have
: en presented. On Monday evening
in the Ohristian church Rev. H. L.
~ Goughnour preached on the Kingdom
of God. What is it? His treatment
was masterly and both instructive
in the Lutheran church, Rev. A. E.
comprehensive sermon on the King-
dom in the Community. Having long
been a pastor in ourtown he was well
qualified to speak on this subject.
The services of this week are de-
voted to a discussion of themes which
have to do with problems that we are
facing today and in our immediate
surroundings. Everybody ought to
. be interested in the community of
which he forms a- part and should
concern himself about its problems,
religious and moral as well as busi-
ness and commercial. It has been
gratifying to see the way in which
the various denominations are work-
ing in co-operation and this is one of
the most encouraging signs of the
coming of God’s Kingdom.
We ‘are anxious that all church
members especially andothers if they
may be so inclined, may work vigor-
ously to make Sunday, January 11th,
the calendar day of this year’s reli-
filled and overtiowing. This can be
done by each person taking some of
the cards that* have been liberally
provided by the Ministerial Associa-
tion, and sending them to any per-
sons whom he would like to see in
his church next Sabbath. Let us not
‘delay in this matter! Cards may be
Take the larger cards and put them
‘your store.
The annual meeting of the stock-
holders of the Economy Telephone
company was held on Saturday after-
noon. H G. Will was chairman of
the meeting and H. W. Shults, sec-
retary. The tellers appointed were
W. N. Moser, W. J. Kimmel and D.
G. Miller. :
The meeting was largely attended
and more stock was voted than at
any previous meeting. A 5 percent
dividend was declared, and the last
year was counted the most successful
year of the company.
Directors elected on Saturday were
of the father, Joseph Shultz, on Key-
stone street. The occasion for the
event was that Edwin Shultz and
family left Somerset county to make
their future home in Denora, S. O.,
A big dinner was one of the feat-
ures of the day.
Mr. Shultz will be in the lumber
business n th cap: c'ty as foremar,
in the mill for a company in which
8. A. Kendall, is interested. The
Shultz family left on the W. M. R.
R. this morning at 1:12 and is due in
South Carolina , tomorrow (Friday)
Their many friends in this section
wish them health and prosperity in
their new home.
The following were present: —Mr,
and Mrs. Edwin Shultz, and Ruth
‘Brown, Ohio Pyle; Mr. and Mrs. C,
L. Shultz, and children and Mr. and
Mrs. H. W. Shultz, and child of this
place; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Shultz, of
Greenville, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert
Mosholder, Rockwood and Mr. and
Mrs. Daniel Shultz, and children of
‘Somerset. :
Your esteemed contemporary, the
Republican, in its last issue, through
‘‘a friend’’, bewails the awful sin and
iniquity of our little town of Markel-
ton, even emitting some. ‘‘poetry”’
appropriate (?) to the occasion, and
wishing fora ‘‘Billy’’ Sunday to clean
up the place.
Markleton is really a beautiful place,
Where sin is neither rampant nor does
iniquity flourish, but where some of
the would-be ‘‘sanctimonious’’ people
would condemn anyone who does not
think as they do. I have been a
resident of Markelton for some time
and I have had ample opportunity to
observe the ‘‘doings’’ of the people,
and they are noc worse than the
average. oun
1 have made many trips with basket
and without, and have always return-
ed sober. There are, it is true, a few
‘‘booze’’ fighters here, and where are
there none? There are also a few
“calamity howlers’’ who can always
see wrong in everything, and when
they see a ‘man with a basket, they
shriek, Oh! more booze, and when a
lady is out walking with her steay,
they hold up their hands in holy
horror, and run for cover.
Verily; ‘‘to the pure, all things are
pure’, ‘and to the knocker, there is
wrong in everything.
The following is the full text of the
Prohibition resolutions delivered to
Congress by the Anti-Saloon League
H. W. Shultz, Meyersdale; Geo. W.
Buckman, Berlin, and Jerome Stuffts |
of Stoyestown.
Auditors elected were J. W. Peck!
of Meyersdale, and ‘Willis L. Mills of
The following are the officers for
the ensuing year:—President, H. G.
Will, Meyersdale; Vice President, W.
H. Fritz, Garrett; Secretary, H. W.
Shultz, Treasurer, S. B. Philson, both
of Meyersdale.
Board of Directors are H. G. Will,
H. W. Shultz, John Wagaman, W. H.
Fritz, George W. Buckman, James
Stufft, J. M. Gambert, Israel Gross,
and D. W. Snyder.
On New Year’s night Miss Mary
Hoover was hostess at a delightfvl
party, given by her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Hoover, ather home on
Broadway. The decorations were
marked by simplicity, a large Christ-
mas tree and green crepe paper
adorning the parlor, the lights being
screened with delicate green shades.
The dining room was also arranged
and decorated for the occasion and
tke lunch was one to be remembered,
for there was a table loaded down |
with good things to eat.
The evening was pleasantly Spent |
by playing parlor games and musi. |
The party terminated at 11:30, all of |
them regretting that they could not
stay longer. |
Committee of one hundred thousand,
December 10, 1913. |
Resolved by the Senate and the
House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress
assembled (two-thirds of each House
concurring therein), that the following
amendment of the Constitution be and
is hereby, proposed to. the States, to
become valid as a part of the Consti-
tation when ratified by the legisla-
tures of the several States as provided
by the Constitution,
Section 1. The sale, manufacture
Passing of the Old and
A special meeting of council was
held on Monday morning at 10:00
o’clock in the municipal building.
The following members were pres-
ent:—Dia, Weakland, Bauman, Bol-
den, and Darnley. Absent—Appel
and Deal.
The minutes of the regular and ad-
journed meetings were read and ap-
The retiring burgess presented his
report which was filed.
Fines paid during the month...$ 12 00
9 00
Total amt. due and unpaid...... 107 60
The council exonerated the retiring
Burgess for unpaid fines. It was re-
ported that Walter Johuson, who had
not paid his fine nor served. time had
made his boast that he would put one
rover on the city. Policeman Hare
was sent to hunt him up and returned
in a short time with Johnson, who
served three days in the municipal
building. ok
All unfinished business not requir-
ing immediate attention was held
over until the next meeting.
The old council had finished its
work, the old administration was at
an end, Burgess Reich became ex-
burgess, and Councilmen Weakland,
Deal and Appel, became ex-council-
men Council adjourned sine dei at
10:40 a. m. :
E. J. Dickey, secretary of council,
called the new council to order. On
motion H. BE. Bauman was elected"
temporary president.
The credentials of the new mem-
bers, Saylor, Staub and Emeigh,
properly attested to, were read by
the secretary, and the new members
took t@eir seats as men who have a
a Pleasant Affair,
Harmony aud. Work _ to Characterize the Year—The
‘the Coming of the New
bers of the old council.
service to the city’s interests.
said ‘‘get together
Mr. Williams of the Waited States
Express company was a guest at the
meeting and was called upon for a
speech, which he gracefu ly made.
‘A. M. Schaffner, of The Commer-
cial, and W. A. Sheemaker, of The
Republican, were also called on for
speeches. They sang the same song
of harmony as the rest, and promised
by the: river Styx, that they would
with voice and pen boost Meyersdaie
and publish in their papeis every-
thing printable that takes place at
the meetings of council. ;
Policemen Cramer and Hare demon-
strated that they can make neat
speeches as well as protect the city.
The meeting throughout was one of
harmony. Good will and good wishes
went to those who passed out of pub-
lic office and good will and good
wishes greeted the new members.
Council adjourned to meet on Tues-
day evening, January 13, 1914, at 8:00
o’elock sharp.
and wérk to-
On the rally day in the Brethren
Sunday School the Superintendent
told a‘story about Bishop Warne a
missionary to ludia; roiurming home
after 25 years service, being tne prin-
cipal speaker at a Methoaist Confer-
part iff the work of legislating and |
executing for the best interests of |
Meyersdale. .
Organijzation of the council was
now in order. Darnley nominated |
Charles H. Dia for president. Saylor
nominated H. E. Bauman for the
same office. Nominations on motion
were closed. H. E. Bauman declined
the nominatién and the secretary was
instructed to cast the ballot in favor
of Dia. Mr. Dia, on taking his seat
thanked the members of council for
the confidence shown in him and for
the honor conferred on him.
An application was read from R.
H. Philson for the position as treas-
urer of the borough. On motion Mr.
Philson was elected treasuret.
An application was read from E. J.
Dickey for the office of secretary of
council for ‘the ensuing year. On
motion Mr. Dickey was elected sec-
retary of council.
Orders were gganted for the ray-
ment for service to the street labor-
ers, police, and burgess. The coun-
cil instead of transacting business
pertaining to the city, turning the
meeting into a symposium with Presi-
dent Dia as chief archon.
Burgess Reich thanked the council
for the work done and the general
harmony that prevailed during his
service lasting well on to five years.
He said he tried to serve all alike,
without distinction and that if any
mistakes were made they were unin-
Ex-councilman oakland said he
for sale, transportation for sale, im-
portation for sale, and exportation
for sale of intoxicating liquors for
beverage purposes in the United
States and all territory subject to the
“jurisdiction thereof, are forever pro-
Section 2. Congress shall have
power to provide for the manufacture,
sale, importation and transportation
! of intoxicating liquors for sacramen-
tal, medicinal, mechanical, pharma-
ceutical or scientific purpgses, or for
use in the arts, and shall have power
to enforce this article by all needful
A sleighing party composed of Mr.
Among those, present were: Misses | C. E. Crowe, Edward Gauntz, Mrs. |
Carrie, Edna and Margaret, Saylor, Marsha:l Livengood, Mrs.
Stella Baer, Emma Finegan, Mary | Baker, Mrs.
Hoover and Edna Wagner; Messrs | Frank O’Bryon, Misses Regena Reich
Clyde Satterfield, George Binke, Sam- | and Mary. Livengood, left here
uel Day, of Garrett, Alfred Beace, of | day eyening and drove to t}
and Lewis | Mr. ar
Robert | West Salisht
East Pittsburgh, Dalton
deiber, Ralph
Downey and
Ray Leckemby, all of |
| per’ served.
Michael Carey, Mrs.
home of
yd Beachy,
Ll near
Y, where they were roy-
tained and a sumptuous sup-
| made a few fitting remarks. |
{ and Mrs. Philip Reich, Mr. and Mrs.
had nothing to say on retiriug from
office. ' At this juncture a vote of
thanks was tendered ex-Burgess
Reich, and the retiring councilmen
for their faithfulness in service.
Burgess Gress was called upon for
a speech. He responded fittingly and
feelingly, and said the citizens of
Meyersdale had seen fit to eleet him |
| as burgess and that he intends to do
his duty to the best of his ability.
All who heard him felt the sincerity
of his words.
the’ hope that the burgess and coun-
cil will work in harmony, and by so}
doing there will be success and pro-
| gress in the city, and closed by say- |
| ing, may the Lord help us to do this.
He further expressed
Darnley, in behalf of the council, |
Bolden asked to be excused.
Saylor pledged
vest interests of 1
Staub believe
will be a pleasur
{the people to come forward and shake
Board of Health during the year 1913:
v burgess and new members, urging | tions of the county snow
harmony in the future work of coun- | to a depth of more than
[cil and burgess, saying improvements { The county is not unusually
| have been made and greater things | the climate east of the mountain is
{ are still to be done.
of | county.
ence in Minneapolis, telling the
audience of his experiences with the
heathen. After the morning sermon
the pastor ot the congregation invited
the hana or the bishop and take the
privilege or eontrivuting money for
the foreign work. Many came for-
ward to shake hands, but the pastor’s
little girl was the only one -that gave
money, 50 cents. After the services
the bishop went home with the pastor
for dinner, and the other two children
also came and each one put 50 cents
into the hand of the missionary.
While they were eating dinner the
Pastor and his wife related the cir-
cumstances how each of the children
came to have 50 cents. An uncle
bad given each one a chicken and
they had made pets of them, playing
with them in the warm basement of
the house in the winter.. But the
time came when they could not have
them any longer so they prepared
one for dinner, and when they sat
down to eat one of their pets the ehil-
dren began to cry so pitifully that
there was no dinner eaten at their
house that day, At the evening ser-
vice Bishop Warne told the story of
the children with their chickens and
he started a ‘‘Chicken Brigade’’ and
obtainnd a nice sum for his work. So
the Brethren Superintendent
started a ‘““Chicken Brigade”
on Rally Day to raise money to build
a church in South America, and the
result was that by Christmas $50.27
was raised by the Sunday school for
that purpose.
Contagious diseases reported to the
Scarlet fever, 28 increase 25.
Typhoid fever, 26 decrease 3.
Chicken pox, 3 decrease 7.
Diphtheria, 2 decrease 4.
men of such large culibre as the mem-
Emeigh thanked the people for
electing him and promised his best
The newly elected presiding officer
awarded a citation on Elsie Stahl
Barron and her father, Daniel G. Stahl,
in which they are directed to show
cause why they shall not be removed
as executors of the estate of the late
Henry F. Barron, former cashier of
the bank, who suicided by shooting
himself on September 11, 1913.
The petition was sworn to by Harry
L. Sipe, president of the bank, who
alleges that the executors are con-
cealing moneys belonging to th¢
estate for the purpose of cheating an
defrauding creditors, of whom the
bank is one. It is further alleged
that the executors represent interes s
adverse to the estate and its creditors.
Elsie Barron is the widow of Henry
F. Barron, who’in his will left all his
property to her absolutly.
President Sipe alleges that before
his death Barron fraudently trans-
ferred real estate and personal proper-
ty, worth several thousand dollars,
to his wife and her relatives. Barron
deeded a house and lot in Somerset
borough to his wife’s mother, Emma
Grace Stahl, on November 25, 1911.
‘The house is said to be worth about
$5,000. On April 2, 1912, Barron
executed a deed of conveyance to his
wife for a $6,000 Mausoleum in the
Union cemetery. He assigned a $1,000
mortgage to Daniel G. Stahl on March
14, 1913, the day following the time he
is allged to have stolen $13,000 from
the bank which ousted him as cashier.
The bank’s petition further charges
him with transferring a number of
shares of the capital stcek ot the
Somerset Trust company and the
Meyersdale Brewing company to Elsie
Stahl Barron, in addition to making
her numerous gifts and presents, con-
sisting of diamonds jewelry, silver
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The remains of Simon OC. Tedrow,
one of Salisbury’s oldest and most
respected citizens was borne to its
last resting place on Tuesday, De-
cember 30th, 1913. Mr. Tedrow was
sick only a short time, acute appen-
dicitis was the cause of his death.
He took sick the day following
Christmas and on Saturday evening
death came torelieye him of his suf-
ferings which were severe, but of a
short duration. The" deceased was
born at Laurel Hill, nine miles dis-
tant from Centreville, August, 7th,
1837, and died December 27th, 1913.
being 74 years, 4 months and 20 days
of age.
Funeral services were conducted at
his late residence the Rev. Ira 8S.
Monn, officiating and interment was
made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.
He is survived by one sister, Mrs.
Phoehe Brieg, who resides in Salis-
bury and the foilowing children—all
of whom witnessed the last sad cer-
emonies except Mrs. Flora Horchler,
of Akron, Ohio, and Edward Tedrow
who is in the U. S. Nayy. Mrs. Alice
Brieg, Meyersdale; Mrs. Lizzie Fer-
ner, of Pittsburgh; John, of Youngs-
town, Ohio; ' George of Elk Lick
township; Irvin of Kearney, Pa.,
Cleveland, ot ARkron, Ohio,f Frank,
tiarvey and Mrs. Elin Chaney, of
Salisbury. }
Mrs. Margaret Newman, died at
the home of her son Elijah Newman
on Friday January 2nd, 1913, after a
prolonged illness caused by the in-
firmities ‘of old age. Mrs. Newman
was cheerful to the last, but prayed
that the end might come soon to
hasten her spirit to the better world,
ware, cut glass, etc.
The bank claims that Barron was
insolvent when he, made all these |
transactions, and as he received no
money or other valuable consideration!
for his property he disposed of it for |
the purpose of defrauding his credit-
ors. Itisalleged that Barron’sscheme |
culminated in his executors filing an |
incomplete inventory and appraisment
of his estate.
Because he was insolvent and re-
ceived no money or value for the
property he transferred and because
he made such transfers for the pur-
pose of placing his property beyond
the reach of his creditors, the bank
claims that such transfers were illegal
and void, and that it is the duty of the
executors to institute proceedings to
recover such property for the benefit
of creditors.
The Barron estate was sued some
time ago for $43,000 in eivil court, alleg
ing that he took thatamount from the
bank’s vault on March 13, 1913. At
the time of his suicide a criminal
charge was pending against him in
the United States district court at
Pittsburgh in which it was alleged
by President Sipe that Barron em-
bezzled that amount of money from
the bank.
Hyndman, that staid, sober, dry
town is undergoing a ‘‘cleaning up”’
process. A real live policeman is on
duty and for a start he swooped down
on a poker game in the wee small
hours of Sunday morning several
weeks ago
As he passed Kelly Gaster’s barber
shop he heard such remarks as ‘‘ante
up there’’ and ‘‘ace high’’ and ‘‘gim-
me two’’ and he observed through a
crack in the door a poker game in
full blast.
He summoned Constable Bowser
and what they did to that poker game
is awful to relate.
Several well known characters were
haled before the bar of justice and
fined $10 and costs. It is said this is
Mumps, 2 increase 1.
Whooping cough, 2 decrease 5. °
Pneumonia (true), 1.
There were 44 cases of measles re-
ported in 1912 and none in 1913.
Sec’y. Board of Health.
ti al
T'he county was visited with a heavy |
fall of snow on Sunday, putting the
trolley company and telephone com- |
Bauman made a few remarks to the | panies on their mettle.
Willfam | ney
In some sec- |
bad fallen |
two feet. |
large but |
i moderate compared with the stiff]
to the | weather on the west si naking the |
season in the former earlier and later |
in the latter section
the limits of the borough. ANON.
The Modern Woodmen of America |
[ held their election recently. The in-
merely a start and the officers have
their eyes wide open for several other
law breakers known to exist within
stallation of officers will take place in |
their headquarters on Tuesday even- |
ing, Jan. 13th when the following per-
sons#Vill be installed :
Consul—Valentine Gress.
Advisor—J. E. Allbright.
Banker—H. G. Will.
Clerk—W. H. Holzshu.
Eseort—J. E. Spaugy
C. Kneriem.
. F. Hemminger.
H. C. Kneriem.
ylor, Md.,
‘ W. Va., were guests of their relatives,
| Mr. and Mrs. George D. >}
| South Side, during { |
The funeral services were held in
St. John’s Reformed church of which
she was a life long member, on Sun-
day at 2:30 p, m., Rev. Ira S. Monn,
her pastor, and Rev. L.. P. Young, of
the Local Lutheran church, officiat-
ing. Her grandsons were the pall-
bearers, who bore the remains to
their last earthly resting place in the
I. O. O. F. cemetery.
The deceased was over 79 years of
age, and up to the timefof her taking
ill several months 3go, was able to
walk about, attend churchjand do a
little work. She wasldevoted to Ler
family, church and friends and her
life would certainly befa good exam-
ple for any and every body ro pattern
after. Her husband preceded her to
the spirit world a number of years
ago and the surviving children are:
Richard, Nevin and Elijah of town
and Mrs. Wm. Lowry, of Elk Lick
township. A number of grand child-
ren also mourn the loss of a noble
grandmother and several gregt grand-
children, too young “to realize, sur-
vive this good woman. :
About one hundred and twenty
prizes were awarded to the members
of the Boys’ Agricultural Club and
Girls’ Domestic Science League of
the county, in the contest held at
Somerset, November 25-28, 1913,
The following are the successful
contestants of Meyersdale:
Ruth Bowman, first prize, centre
piece, 75 cents.
Kathryn Sipple, first prize, one pair
pillow cases, 75 cents.
Mae Hook, second prize, bread of
Kaws best flour, one-half barrel.
Cecil Suder, second prize, one-half
peck potatoes, $2.00
Griffire Heckler, first®prize, cement
work, $2.00.
Cecil Suder, first prize, single po-
tatoes, $1.00.
1st, I hereby give notice that the
ordinance with reference to children
under 16 years of age being on the
streets after the curfew whistle, will
be enforced.
2nd, All coasting on the sidewalks
| is positively prohibited.
3rd, All citizens are urged to clean
| their side walks after a fall of snow
Thomas Allerdice, an
d sonjof Elkins
W. Va.. Mrs. Minnie Ganny and
daughter Mary of E abeth, N. J.,
{ Miss Mary Locl Lonaconing,
and Arthur Hamilton,of Grafton,