The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, May 13, 1915, Image 4

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.K. Cleaver, Editor
‘When paid strictly in advance $125!
When not paid in advance $1.50
Thedestruction of the great Brit-
{sh transatlantic liner Lusitania, by
a German submarine off the coast of
Ireland, Friday afternoon, has caused
consternation and indignation
throughout this country as over a
hundred American men, women and
children went to their deaths with
the sinking of the great vessel. Calm-
ness on the subject is being advoca- |
ted by President Wilson and the
leading papers. The fact that so ma-
ny of our countrymen met such a
fate brings a great problem to this
pation and President Wilson is a
man competent to deal with the sit-
nation—if any man can, and he gives
the assurance that the United States
will remain at peace. There are other
means than fighting to obtain the
rights of a nation as well as of an in-
dividual; and this policy will be car-
ried out by the steady minds at the
head of our great country in this un-
parallelled crisis.
German authorities justify their
position from many standpoints of
tte war and persons sailing on such
vessels are fully aware of their dan-
ger but the wholesale murder of in-
nocent Americans should be preven-
ted. It has generally been the prac-
tice of a submarine to afford those on
board a vessel an opportunity to save
their lives but not a moment's warn-
ing was given these unfortunate ones.
Germany will possibly succeed to
some extent in discouraging Ameri- |
can traffic with Great Britain but
more prejudice than ever has been
created against the German cause by
such a proceedure.
The horrors of war are certainly
akin to those of the infernal region
and the ruthless murders on high
seas and land should soon incite
those responsible to end it. The war
is not the will of the masses, who
like dumb, driven cattle go to their
death not knowing what it is aliabout.
In a sense, though horrible the re- |
sult, Germany, according to the rules
of warfare, has the right to cripple
her antagonist all she can. England
Mrs. P. S. Rowe is very ill with
rheumatism and oti cr complications.
Rev. E. Bower, a former pastor of
the Lutheran Church here for five
years, will leave in a few weeks for
South Americe to take up missionary
John Matthews, of Markleysburg,
has returned to his home after visit-
ing his son, Attorney Ross Matthews,
of Connellsville.
Mrs. Millie Vansickle is able to be
around again after a siege of rheu-
Mrs. Elsie Beggs, has a large mu-
sic class in Ohiopyle andMiss Marie
Younkin a large number of scholars
in Ursina.
William Bowers has purchased a
plot from the Bird estate, along the
Addisqn road.
Rev. J. J. Hill, District Superinp-
| tendent of the M. E. Church, Pitts-
' burg conference, recently held quar-
terly meetings at Addison and Johm-
son Chapel. x
James Wilson has returned to his
home at Elm Grove after visiting his
mother-in-law, Mrs. Mabel Burnworth
at Johnson Chapel.
Paul Meyers is able to be about
once more after his illnessfrom pneu-
Mrs. J. W. Clouse is not improv
Miss Mona Burnworth, of Elm
Grove, has been visiting her grand-
mother, Mrs. Anabelle Burnworth, of
Johnson Chapel.
W. C. Criss, Baltimore & Ohio a
gent at Hooversville on Saturday
visited his father here who is very ill.
Rev. J. T. Davis, pastor of the M.
BE. church at Ursina, was here Te-
Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Lyons were cal-
led to Vandegrift by the death of Mr.
Lyons’ father.
Dr. C. W. Franz is remodeling his
residence and office. He will add six
rooms for the use of private patients.
A carload or more of automobiles
come to this place every week, show-
ng that many residents of this sec-
tion are investing in machines.
Elmer Shipley, 6-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Shipley, fell off one
of the trucks at the B. & O. station
last week, cutting a deep gash in his
head. He was unconsious for a time
and it was thought his injury was
serious, but now he is able to be a-
has tried to bottle up the Fatherland
and the latter believes she is fighting |
for her very existence. She gave a
world warning of her purpose and
made good her threat.
While Mrs. John Engle was busily
Miss Erma Flanigan, who broke her
wrist by falling off a stepladder, is
doing well.
Aaron Shannon, one of the oldest
residents of the county, is seriously
ill of cancer of the stomach.
The Confluence storage plant which
was closed since last fall, resumed
engaged in doing her Saturday work
the part of a window pane she was
cleaning gave way bringing her wrist
into contact with the remaining
glass inflicting a serious wound.
' Mrs. Jacob Sechler is at present
confined to her bed, due to a mner-
vous breakdown. We are pleased to
say that she is improving.
Mrs. Marcellus Sechler, of Okla-
homa, is visiting her brother-in-law
Mr. Ross Sechler at present.
Miss Florence Engle, of St. Paul,
accompanied by Harry Shoemaker,
Rosa Tressler and Charles Hutzell
of Springs made a tour of Cumber-
land on Sunday.
Socialism is not a religious move-
ment, but it would for the first time
in history make it possible for the
high idealism of religion to be at-
tained. No man should allow prejudice
to prevent him from investigating
the Socialist’s point of view. Oppor-
tunity is given to do so at the Wed-
nesday evening meetings at the St.
Paul Club room.
Two delegates were elected by the
Reformed Sunday School to attend
the Inter-denominational convention
at Garrett on May 21st. :
The Reformed Sunday School will
meet next Sunday School at 9 a. m.
Hon. and Mrs. S. A. Kendall and
daughter, Miss Grace arrived home
from Washington Tuesday evening,
where they have been spending the
winter. The trip was made by auto.
Accompanying them was Rev. Angus,
the fiar'cee of Miss Kendall, whose
marriage will take place next month
at their home. Rev. Angus is pas-
or of a Presbyterian church in Wash-
ington. Miss Kendall is an accom-
plished lady and very active in
church circles. Tt is not generally
known that last fall she was elected
captain of the Girl Scouts of America,
taking the oath before the president’s
wife shortly before the latter's death.
An unfortunate woman, who is best
known in this section by the name of
Mrs. Shoemaker, arrived here on last
Friday from Detroit, Mich. and went
to the home of Mr. Peter Albright on |
but she |
goon manifested that she was men- |
the South Side, a relative,
tally unbalanced. The next morning
following a sleepless night, she ran
away and the officers of this place ar
y her for safe keeping to herself
ers until her daughter came
and took her back home from
he ad
operations Saturday and began man-
ufacturing ice this week. The plant
also will store produce.
know we may at least expect to have
the pleasure of pleasing you again.
hence our care in purchasing Quality
We sell Ward’s Bread and Cakes,
fresh every day.
It will pay you to buy your cakes
and crackers from us; we keep them
in dust proof cans, and always fresh.
You will profit by* buying your cof-
fee from us; we can please and save
money for you.
These Prices ought to interest you:
3 Boxes of Matches for 10c.—Full Ib.
can Salmon for 10c.—1 can Lombard
Plums for 10c—22 oz Jar good Peach-
tard for 10c—I can Good table Peach-
es for 16c—1 can Good Pears for 15c
—3 cans Barly June Peas for 25c—
3 cans of Corn or tomatoes for 25c—
3 cans best Baked Beans for 25c —
3 Norway Mackerel for 25c. —You
can not match our 35 c¢ loose Coffee
for the money. F. A. BITTNER.
Brethren Church: Preaching ser-
vices next Sunday, May 16, at Sal-
isbury in the morning, Summit Mills
in the afternoon ana Meyersdale in
the evening. Beginning on Sunday ev-
{ ening there will be special services,
| beginning at 7:30 and lasting for not
more than one hour, each evening in
the Meyersdale church. One or
more of the parables of Jesus will be
discussed at each of these services.
The parables are an important and
{ very interesting phase of the teach-
ings of Jesus and all are invited to at-
tend these brief, rapid-fire studies of
them. H. L. Goughnour.
Evangelical church, Rev. A. G.
Mead, pastor: Preaching services Sat-
urday evening, May 15, by Rev. J. W.
Richards of Blairsville, Pa. Sunday
morning preaching by Rev. Richards
at 10:30, followed by Communion.
ing at 7:30.
william Keidel, formerly of this
county, but now residing near Lin-
| coln, Neb., after a short visit among
| friends left on Wednesday for his
Lome. He was called east on account |
of the serious illness of his brother,
rad Keidel, of
gS. S. at 2 p m. Preaching in the even- |
He is a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Northampton 3
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fabrics ever shown., -:-
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Made-to-your- measure suits
own order and made to com-
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: from your own choice of fa-
Nearly 1400 persons, 115 of them
American men, women and children,
perished on Friday afternoon when
the great trans-Atlantic liner, Lusit-
ania, was destroyed by German sub-
marines off the coast of Ireland,
within ten miles of land. The great
vessel carried 2,160 souls and there
are 764 survivors. About forty died
after being rescued from a watery
grave, from their injuries. Among the
well known Americans to perish were
Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt; Charles
| Klein, the playwright; Justin Miles
Forman, author and playwright and
Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Hubbard and al:
| so Charles Frohman, the New York
hundred millions gave his life belt
to a woman, though he could not
swim, as did others and he had not
time to procure a second one.
The survivors were taken to
Queenstown, as were all of the bodies
recovered. The latter were laid in
rows in the dock sheds and many oc-
cupied in the work succumbed to the
horror of it and had to be replaced
by others. '
“I think the Lusitania has been
| torpedoed deliberately for the pur-
pose of making the United States de-
clare war,” said Lord Char Beres-
ford, in London on Saturday. “I
foretold the whole present situation
in February, and gave my reasons
for thinking Germany meant to bring
America into the war.”
The British government made the
following announcement: “The state
ment appearing in some newspapers
{ that the Lusitania was armed .8
wholly false.”
The scene as the big liner went
down is described by the survivors
as heartrending beyond words. Bat-
tling for life, the passengers called
| to relatives and friends or bade each
| other geodby.
| A cabin steward of the Lusitania
| gave the following acount of the sink-
! ing of the gréat vessel. “The passen-
gers, a large number of whom were
seriously injured by the explosion of
| the torpedoes and by splinters from
the wreckage, were all at luncheon.
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designs and effect.
high grade design in popular
Granite Carpet, 36 in. wide
Quarter Wool Infrain, 36 in
Home-made Rag Carpet, 36
9 x 12
2 Axminsters
2 Wilton Velvets ..
Window Draperies and
Floor Coverings
The strongest showing of pretty window hangings we
have offered and at the most reasonable prices too.
line includes the staple materials and latest novelties for
such as Curtain Scrims, Marquisetts,
FROM 50C TO $6.00 A PAIR.
Carpets and Rugs.
Extra Quality Rag Carpet, 36_ in. wide
Wool Stripe Carpets, 36 in. wide .......
"Tapestry Brussels, hall and stair
Tapestry Brussels, hall and stair .....
Hartford Tapestry, stair ....
Spartan Velvet, room or hall...
2 Brussels .:
hemstitched borders, new
Prices range trom 10c per yd. to 50c per yd.
Lace Curtains
Nottingham and Cable Net Curtains in a line of strong
values and distinction designs.
Many reproductions of
priced numbers
avai, 25¢ per yard
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knots an hour, and Were seven or
eight miles south of Galleyhead when
we were struck by one tcrpedo, and in
a minute or two after by another.
“The first explosion stagegred us,
and the other finished us, shattering
the gigantic ship. The Lusitania dis-
appeared in twenty minutes after
first torpedo struck.
It was a terrible sight, but the pas-
sengers were surprisingly cool. Near-
ly all of the first class passengers
were drowned. The most of those |
saved were second and third
We did not get a moment’s notice
: : | from thes ubmarine. It appeared sud-
playwright. Only three Pittsburgers |qenly above the surface on our star-
out of the 12 who sailed, are reported board bow, and discharged a torpe-
safe. Vanderbilt, the owner of ome do at us The submarine disappeared |ted by Rev. D. W. Michael, of Mey-
! as suddenly as it came into view.
We saw the track the torpedo made
in the whater, and we got it fairly a-
midship. The Lusitania
ward and started to settle. Then the
submerged submarine discharged
another torpedo, which likewise
| struck us and our ship sank in twen-
'ty minutes. The captain at first
thought that he could reach land.
The submarine went off after ac-
complishing its work and did not at-
tempt to save men, women Or chil-
dren, but left them to drown like rats
in a trap when the great ship sank
like a stone.
The scene was frightful as the
| ship went down. A great many per-
sons were carried down at once by
the great suction. About 100 persons
jumped overboard and clung to the
floating wreckage or upturned boats
which were blown off the ship by the
There were 124 children aboard,
| forty babes in arms being drowned
| with their mothers or killed when
the big hole was opened up in the
vessel’s side, besides most of
| older children losing their lives. On-
ly eight of the children seemed to have
| been saved
At Queenstown, a memorial ser-
| vice was held on Monday, over 139
coffins and many bodies interred in
{the cemetery there with military
| honors. The Americans are to be sent
| to this country.
| rmans justify the atrocity
t that it was a British ves-
munitions of war though
Successor to Apple & Glessner.
listed for-
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it was not an armed steamer as de-
clared. They say Americans had no
right to risk their lives on a vessel
of the enemy and repeated warnings
had been given that the Lusitania
great rejoicing in Berlin over the ca-
tastrophe though the loss of Ameri-
can life was deplored.
However, on Tuesday, Germany,
through her Ambassador, notified the
United States that Submarine com-
manders had been specifically in-
structed not:to harm neutral vessels
not engaged in hostile acts; and that
| Germany mould pay for damage to
such ships in the war zone. In pre-
| vious communications, Germany has
| disclaimed responsibilty for any harm
that mght befall neutral vessels ven-
| turing into the war zone.
At the preaching services conduc-
ersdale Lutheran church at Keystone
| Junction on last Sunday afternoon
| several persons joined the church.
The Sunday School at Glade City
| is prospering nicely under the zeal-
ous devotion of the superintendent,
Mr. J. W. Forrest.
Mrs. R. H. Whitford, who suffered
| something akin to a stroke of par-
| alysis a few weeks ago, is now up
| and about in the home.
Mr. Conrad Shultz, one of our aged
| citizens is suffering from a partial
de. _ngement of his mental faculties.
His son, William Shultz and the lat-
ter’'s family were visitors here on
Rev. William Howe on Sunday af-
ternoon preached to a large and ap-
preciative congregation at Berkley
Notice—Is hereby given that the
partnership existing under the
firm name of Becker & Streng, doing
a general milling business was dis-
solved by mutual consent on May 1,
1915, the said Becker retiring from
the firm; the business to be contin-
| ued by the said Streng. The books
| and accounts of the firm will remain
| at the mill where all persons knowing
themselves to be Indebted to the
firm are to appear for settlement and
those having claims against the same
| are to present them without delay
| Meyersdale, Pa. May 1, 1916.
was to be torpedoed. There was |
Linoleum Logic
Hide ugly boards with new and neat linoleum,
Cheaper than parquet—easier to keep ia
condition. :
Armstrong’s Linoleum
is sightly and sensible. Clean-cut designs,
clear colors. Sanitary and durable. Fits the
needs of the kitchen—fit for the parior.
Patterns for every room in the house.
Cuts down house-work.
Don't waste ener;
a mop—and li
Complete From Cellar to Attic.
120 Centre St., Meyersdale
in scrubbing floors. Use
Joseph L. Tressler
Funeral Directo an’ subalmer
Meyersda:-, P<rn’a.
229 Center Street
Both Phones.
Residence :
309 North wreet
Economy : home.
WANTED—To buy farms of 20 to
160 Acres in Summit Township, as
we have prospective purchasers for
same. Answer quick. Address or call
on Meyersdale Real Estate Co. F. W.
Plock, Mgr..
The district No 6 Sunday School
convention held here was a very in-
teresting one. We hope the helpful
hints have thoroughly penetrated ev-
ery hearer’s system and that the
community will be benefitted thereby.
Mrs. John Weaver and children of
Connellsville, spent the week-end
with S. J. Tayman’s.
G. G. Delozier and wife took in the
circus at Cumberland on Saturday.
Mrs. W. A. Raupach was a Mey-
ersdale shopper on Saturday.
Wilson Meyers and family ‘of Mt.
Pleasant motored to the home of W.
J. Meyers on Sunday. Fe :
Cumberland shoppers/on Thursday.
Messrs. Bob and Simon Webreck
and Harry Beachy a’fishing went on
Friday. They got as spoils, rank
smelling onions and a heavy shower
Get enthusiastic on “Good Roads
Day” on May 26th. Every piker to
be a real live citizen must be on the
‘job on this day or be classed as a “liv
ing coward” io his or her state.
Shoulder the rake and hoe, girls, and
be sports. ; ’ :
The I. D. Leydig Ford conducted
a party to Somerset and Friedens oa
Friday last. :
C. E. Albert and family, of Mt.
Pleasant, motored to I. D. Leydig’s,
H. M. Poorbaugh with part of his
family spent Sunday with Mrs. W. H.
Miller. Ralph was busy handing ont
joy-rides to the girls of the town a
part of the day.
Leah Leydig went to Cumberland
on Saturday by the B. & O. and re-
turned on the Dodge steamboat with
Dr. Spicer gs driver.
G. H. Cook was caleld to Cumber-
land on Monday to the bedside of his
brother, Calvin. The latter underwent
a serious operation on May 1st. at the
Allegany hospital.
Lawrence Stouffer spent the week-
end with his mother at Meyersdale.
. Sada Tressler, of Rockwood, is vis-
iting her mother for a fortnight.
Geo. Staley, of McKeesport, is home
for a short vacation.
What promises to be an enthusias-
tic meting in the interest of Good
Roads Day,will be held in the Hay
Opera House, Salisbury, Friday even-
ing at 8 p. m. It is hoped that as ma-
ny citizens as possible from Elk Lick
township. Elk Lick and Salisbury will
be present. John Bender is the town-
ship chairman and BE. H. Miller for
the borough. The following sub-com-
mittemen have been appointed: N. B.
Hay, Joel Harshbarger, W. A. Folk,
Chas. Oester, Dr. A. M. Lichty, C.P
Hay, J. H. Meager and C. M. May.
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