The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, December 17, 1914, Image 1

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The Grand Army Army Post ‘of Meyers-
‘dale has had many removals from
one place to another on account of
increased ‘rent, which they were un-
able to pay, or because of changing
the hall tor other purposes, has finally
located in the hall of the Municipal
; building, over the carriage room of
the fire department, on Olay and
Grant streets. The Post will ocenpy
this hall jointly with the fire depart
~ At'zs meeting of the Post on last
: Thursday a committee was appointed
to see that the hall is thoroughly
renovated and furnished for Post pur-
poses; when this is done it will be
the best fitted for the purpose of any
hall they have yet occupied.
_ The members of the Post sre very
poor financially but rich in patriotism
and fidelity to the flag. These old
soldiers have suffered much and are
suffering still on account of service to
«our country and deserve well at the
hands of our citizens. One by one
they are dropping from the ranks.
What can we do or rather what will
we do to make their last days on
earth pleasant and enjoyable?
At their last meeting the following
officers were elected for the year 1915:
Qommander, H. C. McKinley; 8. V.
Commander, Hezekiah Crissey; J. V.
Oommander, Eli Hare; Quartermas-
.ter, M. A. Rutte: ; Chaplain, Rev, W.
W. Wagner; Officer of the Day,
Samuel Hoifmeyer; Officer of the
Guard, Samuel Firl; Sargeant, Augus-
tus Rosenberger. The remaining offi-
cers, Adjutant, Sargeant Mzjor, Quar-
termaster Sargeant and Color Sar-
. geant will be app inted at the instal-
«| Ella Witt.
lation meeting in Januar.
‘Wm. T. Mercer, whose home is at
Morgantown, W. Va., reached this
place on a freight train Monday, with
‘both of his feet frozen so badly they
had neariy turned black. He appeal-
ed for help to Officer Hare who took
charge of him and Dr. Me Millan gave |
him the necessary medical attenticn.
Officer Hare, : commendably,
went around - ai
money to pay the
tives in Connellsyill
is 20 years of age wi
The Co Commissioners will
_ start paying scalp bounties on Jan-
nary 1st, 1915, nuder the Act of 1913,
Hard and Soft Shell Alionts;
Fancy Naples, Mountain Naples and
Black Walnuts, Large Brazils, Naple
Filberts and Elephant Pecons, also
Mixed Nuts, at Holzshu & Weimer."
A Specinion. rarely rarely seen in the
United States. The monster ‘‘Bar-
throlcephalus Latus’’ is on exhibition
at the Quaker Show, nightly. The
Quaker Herbs removed it from Mr.
Tony His, the Quaker doctor, whose
herb medicine is spoken of aboye is
now giving his free lectures and free
shows every night in Gurley’s Picture
House in Meyersdale. Large crowds
are gathering nightly to enjoy the
performance given by the musicians,
singing comedians, ariel artist, ete.,
and judging from the way people are
buying their medicines, since he
started here his reputation must have
preceded him. Noticeabie in the
crowd nightly are some of our. rep-
resentative citizens and they speak of
this Quaker doctor and his medi-
cine in the highest praises.
The best place to do your Christ- |
Largest stock, best
Ask for
mas buying.
quality and lowest prices.
our 1915 calendar.
ad Habel & Phillips.
Mr, Ezra ‘Geiger, a highly respected |
farmer of Wittemburg, last week was |
a visitor to Pitttsburgh in company
Prof. Howard Phillips,
he was the guest
the city
athered enough
The following program will be ren-
dered by the Summit Mills Brethren
Sunday school, in the Summit Mills
Brethren church on Wednesday even-
ing, December 23, beginning at 7:30
o'clock. All are cordially invited to
Prelude, “Harp of the Angels”~
Ada Fike.
Song by the Chorus, ‘‘Merry Christ-
mas.’? 5
*‘Our Welcome,’’ Herbert Miller.
Song by the Oborus, ‘Glory to God
in the Highest.”’
Scripture Reading, Precious Words
—Eight young men.
Prayer—Buperintendent John A.
Rishel. .
“Mv Greeting’’—G@Gilbert Lindeman.
‘*A ChristmasStory’’—Harold Engle
Exercise, “The Okrist Child’’—S8ix
“For the Ohrist Child’s Sake’’—
Margaret Miller. :
‘‘Ohristmas Time’’—Dorothy Miller
Solo, *‘The Song the Angel's Sing?’
Vesta Klotz
“Christmas by Parcel Post’’—Geo.
Exercise, ‘“The Bells’ Nine girls.
‘The Birthday of Jesus’’—Ella Sut-
An exercise and drill, ‘“Christ is
Born’’—Fourteen girls.
The offering, which will be devoted
to Missions, will be received at this
time |
‘‘Roger’s Wants’}—Allie Miller.
Exercise, ‘Christmas’ —Seven boys
‘“A Christmas Wish’”’—Ruth Swear-
Song by the Chorus,
‘‘Story of the Stars’’—Fannie Linde-
“Beautiful Herald,”” Sue
‘Bells of
“Gathering Homeward’ —
**Christmas Joy’’—Ruth Faidley.
'*A Real Grandma’’—Harold Engle
Exercise, ‘‘8lar Children’’—Twelve
girls... E
‘No Room fora King’’—Ella Firl.
~Duet, ‘Sleep, O Sleep’’—Edna Su-
mac and Annie Miller.
Exercise, | | “signal Lights’ '—Nine
Exergise, “New Stars for Jesus’ —
Eight young ladies. the Chorus, ‘‘Sing for Joy
Exercise and Ensemble, ‘“The Feast
of Lights.”?
~ Closing Chorus. hi
: sere
J A 'roverit. Tatal accident Tn Ohio
calls attpution to a danger to fariners
‘which. cannot be too widely circu-
|1ated. Sineé i875, when the first
‘American silo'was built by Dr. Man-
ley Miles, this method of preserving
forage for live’ stock has been gener-
ally ° adopted. “Although the De
‘ment of Agriculture has frequently
called attention to the danger of car-
bon dioxid gas accumulating in silos
under certain conditions, no fatalities
have been reported heretofore. On
the morning of September 19, four
workmen on the farm of the Athens
(Ohio) State Hospital ascended the
ladder on the outside of a silo to an
open door about twelve feet from the
top and jumped down one after
another onto the silage, the top of
which was about six feet below the
door. About five minutes later, two
other workmen following them found
them unconscious. Although a large
force of workmen were immediately
summoned, and the bodies of the four
men were removed at once through a
lower door. the physicians of the hos-
pital who were at once on the groand
were unable to resuscitate any of the
four men. Evidently the carbon
dioxid gas had accumulated during
the night, filling the silo up to the
level of the door and forming a layer
of carbon dioxid gas six feet deep.
Such accidents says the Journal of
the American Medical Association,
might easily be repeated on any mod-
ern farm. Agricultural journals
should call the attention of fhe farm-
| ers to this danger and should urge
{that silos bs carefully ventilated be-
| fore being entered.
{ sss feeeeesn sn
| Amateur night at the Quaker Show
| Saturday night cash prizes.
eee fee
ne, as well as throughout the
} Red Cross seals
vt the postoffice
The following cases were heard at
court during the past few days.
The case of Rock Martin, charged
by F. B. Black, with malicious mis-
chief, was continued until the next
Eugene Livengood, HE. Sadlor,
Joseph Hipp, George Hoblitzell and
William Graves were charged by
Gertrude Romesburg, with malicious
mischief, bot the case was nol prossed,
a settlement having been arrived at.
The ‘court granted a continuance
until next Friday in the case of M.
E.Hannan and Charles Knuff ycharged
by County Detective Lester Gt. Wag-
ner with violation of the liquor laws.
The case has also been continued
from the September term of court.
W. E. Fatchin, charged by John
Raus with aggravated assault and
battery was found guilty of simple
assault and battery but has not been
The case of W. B. Duncan, charged
by Agnes Groner, with assault and
battery, was nol prossed The case
first came into court last February
and was the outcome of the dispute
over the will of the late Charles
Vannear of Somerset. .
Frederick. R. Anspach paid the
costs in the prosecution brought by
Charles F. Oamp for carryirg con-
cealed weapons after a settlement
had been arrived at.
In the case of Annie Larimer,
charged by Wilda E. Lohr, with ma-
licious mischief, the grand jury ig-
nored the bill and placed the costs]
on the prosecutrix. :
The grand jury ignored the bill
against Mrs, Lincoln Lohr and others
charged by Annie Larimer with ‘ma-
licious misclk ief, but in this instance
the costs were placed on the county.
The ease of Joe. Cappage charged
with false pretense, was nol prossed
after the principals had agreed. upon
a settlement. Similar action was tak-
en in the :case of Irvin Bender,
charged by Mary O. Heneca, with
assault and battery.
. A continnance until tho hext: ‘term
of court was granted in the ease of
Irvin J. Good, charged by Dayid: E.
Green, ‘with larceny. :
The case of Ohirles Pohen, chnbged
by George Holwa with assault and
battery was continued until the nexy
term of court,
The grand jury bas retuined a true
bill in the case of Elmer Miller,
with assault and battery.
- John Harris pleaded guilty to the
charge of operating a motor ‘vehicle
when intoxicated, = brought suit
against him by Oonstable Edward
part | Arigman and the court sentenced him
to pay a fine of $100 within three
Oarl Beaty, convicted of assault
and - battery, was sentenced to pay a
fine of $20 and costs. George E.
Arisman was the prosecutor.
A settlement was affected in the
suit of E. F. Bittner’s administrator
vs. Isaac Jones, the defendant con-
fessing judgment for the amount in
The case of Patsy Yorilla, assault
and battery, John Hoyman, prose-
cutor, was settled. Disposition of
the case of Joe. Willis, charged by
F. W. Cunningham with a violation
of the mining laws, was withheld
pending a submission to the court of
a statement of facts.
John Murray and others charged
by George P. Stein, with burglary,
succeeded in securing a settlement of
their cases. ‘
Settlements were arrived at in the
cases of E. M. Kittel, charged by I.
E. Keller with larceny and John
Good, charged by R. H. Speicher
with damaging . the property of a
livery stable keeper.
Generoso DiLucchio has been found
not guilty on a charge of assault and
battery with intent to kill. How-
ever, he was directed to pay two-
thirds of the cost while the other
third was placed on the prosecutor,
Michael Sughero.
Settlements w ere effected in the |
cases of H y 1 {
p the fight against tuberculosis
Yc orse
Gorge F. Tressler, aged 20 years,
son of Washington H. Tressler, of
near Deal, died on Friday last at the
Frostburg Hospital, as the result of
an insignificant injury to one of his
hands two weeks ago. Nothing was
thought at first of the scratched hand
but later blood poisoning deyeloped
and although every known means
were used the young man’s death re-
sulted. He was a splendid young man,
active in the Reformed church, be-
ing received into membership last
April, by Rev. A. 8. Kresge, with 70
others in the charg). The funeral
took place Monday, church being
filled, in spite of the inclement weath-
er, testifying to the worth of the de-
ceased. The J. O. U. A. M., to which
Mr. Tressler belonged took part in
the ceremonies. Rev. Wise, assisted
the pastor, Rev. Kresge, who preach-
ed from the text ‘‘The Last Enemy
we have to Evercome is Death.”
The bereaved parents have two sur-
viving sons aud five daughters.
‘Miss Maggie Groff, a highly re-
spected and well-known lady died at
her residence on Meyers avenue,
Wednesday night near 12 o’clock.
She was a faithful momber of the
Lutheran church and her body will
be laid to rest Saturday afternoon,
at 1 o'clock in the Union cemetery.
Funeral service will be conducted by
her pastor, Rev. D. W, Michael.
Much interest has been aroused
among railroad men by the appear-
ance On. the B. & 0’., main line
through Somerset: county of the pon-
derous new freight locomotives, num-
bered 7,000 and oyer. These engines
are equipped with ten drivizg wheels
and two trailing wheels and are so
heavy that they have broken over
800 rails on the division sinee they
were placed in service. Railroad
men say the entire division will have
to be relaid with heavier rails. 1tis
said engines of this’ type may soon
be ron into Johnstown over the Som.
erset & Cambria. ‘branch. = The use of
the heavier engines will make pos-
sible - the shipment of coal in much
larger units from the Somerset; county
field, thus Pegueing the cost ‘of ops
eration. ge
Gold Medal Flour will aiwiys Sng
get it at Habel & Phillips. ad
Sr ————————————
1 pound Fancy Ohocolate Hydrox
Cakes for 25 cents, at Bittner’s Gro-
cery(special for a short time only.)
Wm. Seggie of Lee’s Hollow, at
the end of the state road, who was
recently taken to the Allegany hos-
pital by Dr. Lichty for a diagnosis
will return home in a few days. The
X-ray was used and a slight operation
undergo imprisonment of from two to
three years in Western Penitentiary.
Elmer Davis, chargsd by Elia Mil-
ler with assault and battery, pleaded
guilty and was paroled on payment
of the costs.
The case of Archibald Miller, a
mine superintendent, charged with
polluting a stream in the new Cairn-
brook section, has been continued
until the next term of court, the
attorney for Mr. Miller being in at-
tendance at court in Cambria county
and unable to be present.
John Black, charged by Edward
Merritt with assault and battery,
pleaded guilty and was paroled on
payment of the costs.
In the case of Harvey Baer, and
Daniel Dempsey, charged with lar-
ceny, the grand jury ignored the
bill as to Dempsey. Baer pleaded
guilty and was paroled on payment
Harold Arthar Oldham, of Ogle
township and Myrtle Ivy Shawley, of
New Paris, Bedford county.
Stiney Sapinski an Valaria Witkosg,
both of Boswell.
' Jobn Dujack of Acosta, and Kate
Harmuch, of Boswell.
Charles W. Maxwell of Stoyestown
and: Lizzie Mae Ogline of Semerset
Imre Horvath and Lizzie Jacob
both of Cairnbrook.
““A Milllon Nickels from a Million
Bunday-School Scholars for a Mill-
ion Testaments for a Million Soldiers
in the hospitals, camps, war-prisong
and battlefields of the Great War.”
This is the present slogan of the
American Section of the World's
Sunday School Association, in an
appeal just out through the press to
Sunday schools of all denominations
all over the United States.
After a two years’ illness, Michael
Hurley, the largest property owner
of Connellsville and president of the
Meyersdale Brewing Company, Mey
ersdale, died Saturday night at his
home in Connellsville. He was a na-
tive of Ireland, coming to this coun-
try in 1864, Though a hotel keeper
and brewery president for years it is
said he never in his life took a drink.
He was married twice, his second
wife being Miss Anna Weber, daught-
er of Mrs. Anna Weber of this place,
who survives with three daughters of
the first marriage. His funeral was
held Tuesday morning in Connellsyille.
Ww. 8. Schenck, master carpenter
for the Pittsburgh & Connellsville
division of the 8. & O. railroad com-
pany, was buried at Connellsville on
Sunday, when the Rev. Champ Clark
‘Buckner, his pastor, preached the
sermon ~The decedent was a native
‘of Virginia and shortly after the dis-
astrons fire of 1872, he went to Som-
erdet, were he wsrked on the eon-
structich = of a number of the best
residences, '. Subsequently, he took
‘employment with the railroad com-
pany and served faithfully for abeut
thirty-five years. Mr. Schenck was
married to Miss Sarah Shaffer, daugh-
ter of Samuel Shaffer, deceased of
Herman L. Baer, president of the
Somerset; County Bar association and
one of its oldest members, died Sat-
urday morning at the age of 86 years.
Mr, Baer was admitted to the bar in
1856. Herman L. Baer was a brother
of George F. Baer, who, at the time
of his death last summer, was presi- | .
dent of the Philadelphia & Reading
railroad and a commanding figure in
the financial and railway world. Four
children survive as follows: Mrs. G.
R. Scull of Somerset, Hermanus IL
Baer of New York, who married Miss
Mabel McKinley, a niece of President
William McKinley, and Reuben and
George Baer, both at Healdsburg,
Cal. He was an active member of
the Somerset Reformed church and
was superintendent of the Sunday
school for more than 50 years. The
funeral took place Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Mary CO. Pyle, widow of the
late Hiram Pyle of Milford township,
succumbed to an attack of paralysis
Monday afternoon aged 69 years. She
was a devoted Christian woman.
Passed away at his home in West
Salisbury, Dec. 6th, after weeks of
suffering from Bright's disease. His
wife and four children survive.
Hauling and draying given prompt
attention. H, 8S. Thomas.
rere nes memes:
We have the largest stock of
Christmas candies, nuts, oranges, etc.,
in town and lowest prices.
of the costs.
Cosy aded guilty to a |
ng midwifery with- |
charge of practic
enced to|
| ad Habel & Phillips.
Don’t forget saturday night at the
Quaker Show.
President Wilson and his cabinet
are trying to reduce the expenses of
the government, and just’ now the
postmasters of the country are get-
ting the attention of Postmaster Gen-
eral Burleson, in this respect. The
second class postmasters, or better
those holding positions in the second
class list, for our postmasters are
g-nerally very efficient, and Meyers
dale’s postmaster is no exception to
the well-doing representatives of the
postal service, to repeat those in the
second class ligt are to be the princi-
sive vote of 10 to 5 of the House com-
mittee endorsed by Postmaster Glen-
eral Burleson prevails in congress.
A small percentage stay at $6,000
a few are advanced in $500 amounts
to $8,000. Sweeping reductions are
to be made ‘ in the postoffice of the
second class.” At the present time
the postmasters in those offices re=
«| ceive salaries ranging from $2,000 to
$2,900. Provision now 1s to be made
for but two salaries, $2,000 and $2,500.
All who are getting over $2,000 and
less than $2,500 will receive $2,000;
all over $2.500 and less than $3,000
will receive $2,500.
The salaries of the postmasters in
Pittsburg and Philadelphia will re-
main the same. The Pittsburg post-
master receives $6,000 and the Phila-
delphia postmaster $8,000. If the ac-
tion taken ay by the committee
should become a law the following
reductions in the salaries of postmas-
ters in Western Pennsylyania would
result: Lal
The local postoffice is affected by
this move and the salary of postmas-
ter Naugle will be reduced from $2,300
to $2,000; at Somerset, the cut is even
more as it will be from $2,500 to $2,000;
Windber, $2,300 to $2000.
On Monday atternoon, while stand.
ing on a chair, Mrs. James Kimbal
of Meyers avenue, in some way: fell
‘and broke her left arm. Dr. Lichty
reduced the fracture. The accident
is the more serious as Mrs, Kimbal is
about 70 years of age.
lis niles
5 Ad time advances interest in the
contest for the various prizes being
offered by Hartley, Clutton Oo.,
grows day by day. The relative posi-
tion of some of the leading contes-
tantf changes, The 100,000 stage has
been passed by some. The following
is the vote in detail up to Wednes-
No. . Votes. No. Votes.
1 60,140 4 63,780
10 183,540 18 50,245
20 61,260 21 50,000
22 88,585 26 50,000
27 50,000 28 70,760
33 60,625 38 68,650
40 73,855 47 58,395
53 65,590 59 50,000
62 82,635 64 52,665
67 61,380 72 50,400
73 122,945 93 59,775
112 50,000 144 50,000
145 49,350 151 54,560
152 60,810 153 52,045
154 50,000 155 50,000
156 50,000 157 117,840
158 50,580 159 69,555
160 50,000 161 117,000
162° 65,845 163 56,480
164 59,040 165 56,325
166 50,540 167 _ 50,000
168 59,385 169 50,000
170 50,000 171 50,000
172 50,000 173 102,255
174 51,390 175 53,965
176 50,410 177 51,000
178 55,225 179 50,950
messes y
You will find the largest and best
assortment of Xmas candy at right,
prices, at Holzshu & Weimer.
relia eer
Swiss Aluminum ware n
finest kind of a Christmas
Big assortment, £6
ad Habel & Phillips.
einen meetin
pal ones that will be cut, if the deci- _
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