The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, April 15, 1915, Image 1

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; One of Meyersdale Best Knows. and Greatly Esteemed Resi-
dents Passes Away After Fifty Years Continuous
eet ec rset ese e——
In an effort , it is said, to prevent
his brother-in-law
self, James Marino, of Acosta, this
county, was accidently shot in the
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Rel =F Business Record. Funeral Services Sunday
Fifty years of a successful busi-
ps ess career were ended for Peter J.
vi Cover last Thursday evening be-
tween the hours of six and seven. o’
clock and while others were thik. !
ing of the rest which the night prom- |
ised, his spirit plumed its flight to the
realms of eternal day, where none
grow sick or weary. His death was due
too heart failure. Although seriously
ill for a long time last summer, he
had recovered in part so that he was
“enabled for several months past to be
about the store and take an active in-
terest in that which was his life-work.
On Tuesday evening he made his
last return from the store and while
he kept in his bed about all of the
remaining time of his life whiclbwas
but two days, he did not suffer fo any
great extent.
Peter J. Cover was bora in 1845,
thus rounding out the proverbial
three score and ten. He first saw the
light from a dwelling located on the
road leading from Berlin to Somerset.
His father was Rev. John Cover of
what at this day is caleld the Church
of the. Brethren and he was also a
a left breast and is in a serious condi.
ued under the same name as to the tion at the Memorial Hospital, Johns-
hardware business and the real es-
town, where he was admitted Monday
night several hours after the shooting
Marino, who is about 20 years old,
and single, says that his brother-in-
law tried to kill himself. He wrest-
led with him and in the scuffle the
revolver was discharged, the bullet
going into the left breast of Marino,
narrowly missing the heart. The
brother-in-law has not as yet been ‘ar-
rested, *
tate as well.
Mr. Cover was a man who certainly
was earnest in the conducting of his
affairs, yet withal, he did not strive to
obtain a monopoly in his line of trade.
Years ago he began a policy of erec-
ting houses to rent until’ at present
there are thirty rentable Properties
belonging to the estate. Mr. Cover
charged but a moderate price for
his heuses, but always endeavored
in following out good business princi-
; —_—
ples ‘of trying to keep the tenants 9
‘punctual in their rental obligations. '
Though undemonstrative, there are
eradionde. for Ma. comims ta mer | MISS LYDIA BURKHART
rescue when they needed help most Died at her nome »0Re mile south
‘of Meyersdale, Wednesday afternoon,
He was 2 Saal ho Ya Much good andl, hie seerit oF kidney trouble. De.
= sho Cover Was 4 mem. | Ceased was born in Fairhope town-
ber of the Dunkard, now The Church | ship and about ten YSars gv, the fam:
> { ' ily removed to their present home.
of the Brethren, but later Bie united Miss Burkhart was aged at the time of
with the Reformed Church, due 0 Ler death, 26 years, 7 mos, and 28
the fact that his wife, nee Mary Ap- an
- days. Sh ighl
pel belonged to the latter church. y > Was very highly esteemed
physician having graduated from a,
school of medicine in Canada.
Mr. P. J. Cover grew to manhood on
his father’s farm and assisted in the
work until he arrived of ‘age when he
cantile business at Davidsville. He
then went to Stanton Mills, and from
that place after several years stay
he went to Stoyestown, remaining
years ago. Mr. Cover started in the
hardware business here in a small way
sand to-day the firm of J. P. Cover
& Son's represents one of the larg-
of the state. For some years past the
: by all who knew her and was a con-
She Discersy 2 to fe oub wy five: sistent member of the Evangelical
years; since which time, Mr. Cover | church. The funeral will t
i ake pi
‘made his home with his only living | fate biace
| Friday, Rev. A. G. Mead ‘officiating,
descendent, his son, John, who is a! : ;
worthy successor of his esteemed ! with interment In the Cramer Seme:
father.’ ; |= Fairhope township, Besides her
: = parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Burkhart,
Nr : aver Jott Mi but it ii the following brothers and sisters are
I oe 00 . 2 a 3 prptia tate | ving: Henry, William, Mrs. W, Pp.
nor 2quests e bulk o © esate Gross and Mrs, Henry Meyers, all
in almost its entirety will go to hig] of / Cumberland: Mrs Walter Lohr
re maw ge achildren. | Garrett ; Mrs. Mahlon Saylor, Mrs. C.
” 3 e . :
Sunday afternoon at the home of his | C."Boyer and Mrs Cyrus Forespring
: ‘all of Meyersdale, and Syl , :
son at 2 o'clock, conducted by the de. > yors Yevoster, af
home. =
ceased’s pastor, Dr. A. E. Truxal. The | 9 ;
pallbearers were Messrs. Ww. A. Ugg —
Graves, W. H. Habel, W. H. Deeter,i =~ EPHRAIM BARNDY, i:
'W. B. Cook, Elias Schrock and N.. m,| Following an illness of but a few
Miller. The ceremony was very large. |8¥8 With a cold sithough he had
business has been run under. the name
of the present firm of J. P. Cover &
Sen, and the Business will be contin-
ly attended, attestng the esteem held been suffering more or less from dia
for the departed. Intermen was made betes for the past year and a half,
in the Union cemetery. died on Saturday at his home at the
i : 4 eastern end of town, aged about 58
M. E. Stahl, manager of the \ Ford,
Car agency at this place, Somerset
and Johnstown, who is just opening
up warerooms and a repair shop at
the corner of North and Centre
. streets has made arrangements with
Manager Reich, of the. auditorium to |
have shown on the moving picture
screen on Friday night the Stent]
Ford Factory in operation, in its man-
ufacture of a car from start to finish |
OBSERVE GOOD Rn pat tte iin the
as does another brother in Chattanoo-
The Somerset Board of Trade is
ga, Tenn. The family came to this
country from Russia about 28 years
ago. Dr. A.'E. Truxal, of the Reform-
ed church conducted the funeral ser.
making preparations to observe Good
Roads Day by donating a day's work
on May 26 and it is hoped that the
entire county will take heed of the
‘vices on Monday afternoon, following
day in some appropriate manner.
wiich interment was made in the
The promotion of Good Roads cam-
Union cemetery.
At the “home of his sister, Mrs
from shooting him-
/ Jal .
together with other interesting and |paign carried forward in each of the
amusing scenes. mabe counties of the state shy
They purpose opening up their | multaneously will produce greater re-
warerooms and shop here im a Tow | suis than in any county last year.
days, The agency which comprises i were realized in any county last year.
the three branches named are allotted Many counties are already :
to have 1200 cars this year. Mr. L.|plans for Good Roads Day, and it is
P. Pyot, of Fairmount, W. Va,, is to | now urged that Wednesday, May 26th |
have charge of the branch here, The | be set apart as that day. Talk it over |
man who is to see to it that the ma- | With your neighbors. Call a meeting |
chines start off in good trim and that {of citizens and discuss “good nae
those which falter by the way and Pick out the place in the road that is |
need a litie bracing up, is Mr. E.- E. | the most objectionable to you and fix!
Kessel, who is an expert machinist | it. Mere talk will not do the work. i
and besides is a very affable and Estimating the value of the state
congenial gentleman. He has taken | wide campaign for better roads accor- |
up his residence with his family on |ding to the result secured last year in |
the Sovth Side, coming here from W.:' Washington county, it is conservative |
Va. | to assume that in the 67 counties of
‘our state there would be 335,000 peo-
ple working on the roads on that day
supplying material worth $874,305. It
would mean 20,000 teams at work and |
3,350 road drags placed on the road |
not only for that day but also for fu-
ture service. And of even greater val-
ue than the results of the work of
that day would be the creation of in-
terest in, and enthusiasm for, better
roads. !
In a census of 4,069 farms tributary
to Minneapolis it was found that be-
cause the roads were bad the farmers
could not go to market as quickly, nor
as safely, nor with as large loads nor
Jerome, Boswell and Rik Lick are | could they haul back as much fertil-
to be taken back by the Merchants’ | izer from the market as they could
Coal Company of Baltimore, which have done if the roads had been good.
i pl EEN
Hugh Ross, a former resident of
Meyersdale, in brospecting recently
near Tulsa in the state of Oregon
‘for oil struck what is known as a
twelve million gas well. The papers
of that city speak very encouragingly
of the prospect. Mrs. Ross is a sister
to W. T. Hoblitzell and Mrs. Price, of
this place.
It is reported on good authority that
the , United Coal Company mines in
Charles Plitt, of North street, Henry
Russell Fawner died Sunday evening
following a’ week's illness from pneu-
monia. Mr, Fawner was horn in Johns-
town 48 years ago, but his parents
came to Meyersdale when he was
quite young and he had resided here
ever since. His parents died ‘some
years ago and for the past two years
he has made his home with his sister
who is the only surviving member of
the family. He was a shoemaker by
trade. Funeral services were held at
the Plitt home Tuesday afternoon at
2 p. m. The Rev. J. C. Matteson offici-
ated .Interment in Union cemetery.
John Zeigler Simpson, 51 years old,
died a few days ago at his home at
Blairsville after an illness of several
months. Mr. Zeigler was reared on a
farm near Mt. Pleasant and was mar.
ried to Minnie Etta Miller, whose fa-
ther was a merchant at Somerfield.
Ten children survive.
‘As a very delightful surprise to his
many friends, who have been enjoy-
his letters from Louisiana for the
past two months, Dr. H. C. McKinley,
accompanied by Mrs. McKinley, ar-
rived here in their native town, at
3 a. m, Wednesday. They left New
Orleans on Sunday evening, coming
by way of Cincinnati. The doctor was
ter G.
with a bullet hole in the head, was
found hat morning along the road
about th fourths of a mile from
Jerome. : -
The -investigation proved that the
man had been murdered. In his pock-
et was ‘found his own revolver fully
loaded, but no Gther weapon could be
The appearance of the body indi-
cated that Ola was first shot from
behind and tat asecond shot through
the right ear was fired to make cer-
‘tain in event the first one did not
prove fatal.
Ola who is 31 years of age and un-
marriediis claimed to have been undu-
ly intimate with one or more women
in that locality and it is believed that
some offénded husband took revenge
in this manner. The murderer is be-
{lieved to have approached Ola from
| the rear “while the lattetr was walk-
ing to his boarding place. The theory
that robbery was not the motive is
supported by the fact that the man’s
‘money and. revolver had not been
touched. The body was buried in
Widber. Ola Was an er:pioye of the
Jenner. honing Coal Co.
Last week Judge Reiber, of Butler
county, assisted in hearing civil court
cases. This week Judge Ruppel was
assisted by Judge Robert W. Irwin, of
gton county. :
‘of Windber, an action
an automobile,
In the case 6f Tony Hordosky vs
Earl Woy, an action to recover $1000
damages for the fracture of an arm
the jury rendered a verdict for the de-
fendant. th >
Thecase of the Elias Cunningham
for damages, was one of the impor-
tant cases last week. In the Cunning.
mill property, near the Somerset de-
pot, therewere about twelve acres.
and in the new yard work there the
railroad company took about seven
acres of this and up to this time all
efforts to settle for it have been
fruitless. The range of damages nam-
ed ‘by witnesses in this case was from
$2,500 for the land taken, to $50,000
for the entire tract. A verdict for
rendered. .
Judge Ruppel took up the case of
Dennis Marker vs. O. C. Gates, of Al-
toona. Mr. Marker is suing to recover
for lumber and horses, Mr. Gates was
a contractor employed by the United
Lumber Company. When a Receiver
was appointed for the lumber company
Mr. Gates went into bankruptcy. The
court heard the arguments as to
whether the case should not be take
to the United District court.
The following cases have been con-
tinued: Markleton Hotel Combpany
vs. Connellsville &. State Line Rail-
way Co.; Adam J. Sembower vs. Con-
nellsville & State Line Railway-Compa
ny; F. W. Foedish & Co. vs. Superior
Coal Mining Company; Rock Martin
vs. Frank B. Black; J. B. Critchfield
vs. E. F. Stahl; V. M. Johnson vs. W.
A. Holsopple: Mary M. Irwin vs.
Johnstown Traction Company; Ber-
tha Keim vs. U S. Stores Company;
Earl Paden vs United States Stores
Company and Wm. H. Coughnour vs.
Wm. S.. Mountain and others.
A settlement has been effected in
the suit of the Consumer’s Auto Sup-
ply Co. vs. The T. W. Gurley Mfg. Co.
A jury rendered a verdict in favor
of W. R. Sufall in the action brought
against him by the wall paper man-
ufacturers,Robt. W. Graves Co., of
New York city, to recover $420 due
on a note made five years ago, The
Coroner H. 8. Kimmel, of Mac-
Donaldton, and County Detective Les-
}. Wagoner were called to Jer-
Puesday, to investigate the
of Andy Ola, whose dead body
of S. 'S. Mack vs Harry |
estate against the B. & O. Company |
$30,000 against the B. & O. was later’
sold them to the Kuhn interests five
years ago.
It is believed that this indicates an
early resumption of work.
All this resulted in a loss that amoun- |
ted to 9 per cent. of the value of the
marketed product. |
rv |
‘Squire M. E. Sell, of Windber and
under too much stress, during his ab- | note was placed in the hands of Attor-
sence, because of his son’s illness to | ney Harvey M. Berkeley for coliec-
feel that the trip had done him much | tion and Sufall claims to have made
ood | payments to him before he became a
zone! | fugitive from justice until all but $50
Geo. R. Keim who had been living ' his three brothers and two sisters |
in Jacksonville, Fla., for nearly two : were called to Leamersville, Hunting- |
and one-half years, arrived in this don county, this state on Saturday |
place on Sunday afternoon. He is a, last by the death of ir mother, Mrs. i
plumber by calling, but for the past | Susanna Sell, stricken with |
months he has had nothing to do in | apoplexy whil to attend the |
that line and had i Le John Isen- |
ditch at $1 per irs. Sell was 81
Som » free
to ¢
Postmaster Naugle is moving into
his newly finished apartments
Main near Centre street. He is mov-
ing because he has sold the house he
has been oc Dr. J. W.
Wenzel, of and County,
who is to con > to practice his
sion in
to Db
{of the amount had been paid. Sufall
on | did not take receipts as he and every- |
| body else trusted Berke
| days.
y in those
| A continuance
| case of A
| Catherine
88 granted in
ol “TI OT
Hausfrauen Hear Conditions
Skimmed Milk Often Gets
Die Hausfrauen, the society of coun-
try women of Somerset county, met
this month at the home of Mrs. Silas
Walker and Mrs. Norman Hay. Mrs.
Walker, Mrs, Walter Boose and Mrs,
Hay entertaininging. Grandmother
Walker is the oldest member of the
Society and is as Spry and enthusi-
astic as a girl. Her good judgment and
cheerfulness has done much to make
the society a success. Mrs. Hay is her
grandchild, and Mrs, Boose her neigh-
bor living in sight on the Boose farm
and now occupied by the fourth gen-
eration of the Boose family. The first
was Rudolph who married Susan,
daughter of Philip Walker in 1824,
This farm was Susan Walker's wed-
ding gift from her father. Andrew,
her son succeded to the farm, mar-
ried Margaret. Shaffer Suder, in the
year 1860. Walter
{Andrew who owns and farms it now,
1 married Clara Brensinger. They have '
'two' children, Margaretta and Harold. |
! At this meeting many things were
. discussed, the first being the presen-
iting of the
| prizes offered to the society by Hon.
John Gribbel, of Philadelphia in the |
| hog contest, notice of which was giv- |
{en in the last issue of The Commer- |
j cial. Die Hausenfrauen received the |
| prizes with pleasure, feeling that the |
! society had been honored.
: The conditions of the contest are as |
follows—When entry is made, the |
i age, color, sex, and weight of hog |
, must be given All hogs must be eight |
months old when killed. Two inspec-
tors appointed by the society will see
. that pigs are marked, visit each pig |
up weighing when butchered. No
contestant can take ‘more than one
prize. :
At the barn raising of Howard Mil- |!
ler’s near the Red Bridge on Wednes- |
day at which about thirty men were |
engaged, Albert Wall met with a se.|
rious accident by being struck down |
by the falling of a ponderous frame !
work and while no bones are broken
his condition is pretty bad.
He with others was lifting one of!
the ‘large frames to up-end it to!
place it in position when the part |
resting on the ground slipped caus-
ing the whole frame to fall and in its
descent, Mr. Wall was caught and pin-
ioned to the ground. He was render-
ed unconscious. It required all of the
force of men to lift the load off of
the prostrate man, and his being in
a little hollow is what saved his body
from being crushed. Dr. Rowe was
Summoned and it was found that no
bones were broken.
the ground that the testator had been
unduly influenced. This action pre-
vented the plaintiff, who was named
as one of the heirs, from participat-
ing in the estate until the validity of
the will was finally determined. It is
rumored that a settlement has been
The case of P. A. Johns vs. Mrs. No-
ra Win ters, growing out of the sale
of personal property contained in the
Vannear Hotel when control passed
to the defendant, was continued ow-
ing to the absence of Mr. Johns, who
was detained at Uniontown by the
funeral of a former business asso-
ciate. HY :
J. 'C. F. Miller, of Rockwood, was
awarded a verdict of $160 in his suit
against John C. Reitz, growing ow
of a building formerly occupied as a
an only son of |
Brumbaugh *
.united in marriage at the
A jury awarded Lorenzo Baker, $133
in his suit against Alexander Miller's
executor to recover on a judgment
| note.
| Elmer E. Thrasher was awarded
$291 in his suit against William A.
| Shank and others.
Settlements were made in the cases |
iof Elsie M. Lohr vs. the Somerset |
| Coan Co., Emma E. Kifer vs. Som-
erset Borough, E. B Dayton vs. Mil- |
n Shaffer an vs.
of Hog Raising Contest. Why
to Market. Some Fam-
ily Genealogies. The Place of Next Meeting
Re ———
The prizes offered up to this time
are as follows:
prize for heaviest hog, $15.00. Govern-
or Prize, for hog bringing the most
money, $10.00. F. B. Black hog for
shoates heaviest black hog, a pair of
shoats, $5.00, “Citizen’s” prize for hea-
viest white hog, $5.00. This “citi
ZeL” who offered this rrize, said, ‘he
did hdte to see ladies associated with
pigs, but he had so much faith in
this society and since they hai talen
the initiative in this ham-growing
business, ,he had decided to waive hig
objections, ,and add his tithe to tne
finest organization of country work-
ers in the state. Womes who by that
magic human touch, could bring any-
thing they were interested in, up
to their high standard.’ These wom-
en take off the frills an. the furbe-
lows, the long names and. fancy wrap-
pers and hand to the public things as
they really are—simple, plain; as are
all great things in this life, on the
farm living each day close to old
Mother Nature, “Life 18 real, life is
earnest.” Our feet are pisuted firmly
on the earth. We do not nystericallv
rush toward every new thirg, Die
Hausfrauen revere and hold to that
which was good and iried out andi
true in the old and adopt slowly with
“shying” consideration tnat which is
too new.
The Sunday papers av: publishing
letters of appeal from the country
people to the U. S. Department of Ag-
riculture. They are varking all right
but “up the wrong tree’ [or Pennsyl-
vania farmers. Suggestions ar’ ad-
vice are not what we want—we have
e, once through the summer and check plenty of that now. Wz don't need
verdict in favor | I
anybody to drip,drip, & little water
on the grindstone; we want some to
turn the handle—Pennsylvania.
Continued on 5th page
At the Methodist Episcopal parson-
age, Meyersdale, last evening, Rev.
J. C. Matteson united in marriage,
Miss Anna, daughter of Bdward Sel-
lers, of Berkely Mills and Mr. Ed-
| gar Berkley, of Boynton. The couple
are’ among the best young people of
this locality. The groom is a machin-
ist employed in The 20th Century
Mfg. plant at Boynton. The bride has
been for some time one of the popu-
lerks at the Hartley-Clutton
store and her marriage is quite a sur-
prise to her many friends.
On Sunday morning, April 11, Mel-
vin A. Shroyer, son of Samuel Shroy-
.er, of Boynton,and Alma M. Bauman,
daughter of Wm. H. Bauman, the ge-
nial motorman of te P. & M., were
parsonage by Rev. H. L. Goughnour,
These young people are highly re-
spected and the best wishes of a
host of friends are theirs.
Miss Lizzie Shoemaker, daughter
of Irvin Shoemaker and James Whit-
ford, son of -R. H. Whitford, both of
near Glade City were united in mar-
riage at the home of the bride’s par-
ents, on Thursday evening by the pas-
tor of the Christian Church. All of
the many friends of the contracting
pair wish them much happiness.
Willis Sheehan, a son of Warden
John H. Sheehan, of the Joknstywn
Police department and Miss Prudence
Speicher, of Shanksville, were
ried on Saturday forenoon at the
bride’s home, the officiating clergy
man being the pastor of the Luther-
an church of that place.
John W. Rephorn, of Somerset, who
is a candidate for county treasurer,
was in Meyersdale, his former kome,
| one day this week, Mr. Rephorn is a
| capable accountant and a man of in.
| tegrity and
{having met with an accident some
obliging manners.He,
| years ago, is debarred from some of
the more active pursuits of life.
3 Ib. evaporated peaches for 25¢c at
Habel & Phillips.
Governor" Brumbaugh