The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, July 01, 1915, Image 1

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Fireman to Assist Local Police
in Guarding Against Fires and
Accidents Here on That Day.
The officials of the Meyersdale
Fire Department, Pres. W. H. Deeter,
and Fire Chief, James Campbell, have
rquested the members of the Fire De-
partment to assist the local police in
preventing fires over the Fourth of
July. Officers Hare and Fuller are
both members of the Fire Company,
and they have expressed the determi-
nation to do all within their powers to
prohibit celebrations that may result
in fire damage. Chief of Police, Fred
Hare, who is also, fire marshall, u-
‘mites with Messrs.’ Deeter and Camp-
bell in requesting the members of
the fire department to give assistance.
Fires are always a danger to the
lives of citizens and of members of
the Fire Company, a8 well as de
structive-to property. Hence, strict
measures should be taken to prevent
them. The fire 1addies will remain on
the streets during the Fourth celebra-
tion for this especial purpose. They
will give advice and warning where-
ver they see’ dangerous practices car-
ried on; and it is hoped that all cit
izens will assist them in applying
the adage: “An ounce of prevention
is worth a pound of cure.”
The folowing are excerpts from. a,
timely bulletin issued by State Fire
Marshall, Joseph IL. Baldwin:
“On the Return” as Republican
Candidate for Prothonotary
In submitting the
‘foregoing announcement,” it may
seem superfluous to state that I was
a candidate for the office of Pro-
thonotary four years ago, without
successs, but with a record “al
ways Republican.” I accepted the
situation, gracefully congratulated
my successful competitor, Mr. Hei-
ple, and gave him loyal support, to-
gether with the whole . Republican
ticket. Now then, it may not be out
of place to recite a few facts, name-
ly, that I was born on a farm in
Southampton, Township, near Wel-
lersburg, this county, Nov. 8, 1843;
cast my first vote for Abraham Lin-
coln in the state of Virginia, Novem-
ber 8th, 1864, while serving, as a Sol-
dier Boy in the Union Army; attend-
ed five terms of public school, the
last at’ Wellersburg, in 1865-66 when
I had for a pupil one who since be-
came the Judge.of our Courts. I
never held office , other than School
Director in Somerset Borough to the
extent of twenty-six and a half years
and several yearly terms as Chair-
man of the Republican County Com,
And now, to the end that new res-.
idents and the more youthful Repub-
lican voters of our county may be
further informed with reference | ‘to
the writer, who respectfully solicits
' the support and influence of Repub-
‘licans at the Primary Election, Tues-
Seven Persons Tnjured'ag
of Sheriff Hochard |
Fatally, When Car CO
Seven persons were fi
Sunday evening near Ga:
returning from Frostburg w
attended a ball game.
Hocahrd wife of the sher
erset . was seriously,
tally injured, she having
fracture of’ the skull, a brok
and internal injuries. She
‘to Garrett where surgical
given by Drs. Pollard. and
after which she was ‘taken i
home in Somerset. Z
The party traveled in an auto
en by Mr. Meager. The: accid
curred on a road ‘leading rg
rett to Meyersdale about three
from Garrett. Their automob
just .passsed a car driven by
Merrill, of Garrett, when
dent occurred. The Somerset Y
suddenly in some way or o
Many’ tell us they
are delighted with our
job printing. a=
Bring us your work.
on exhibition
store. window.
I be quite a de-
‘sent out.
he “gompany . which
g cement
was reorganized
into a bank. at the side of the 4
overturned injuring all of the
pants. They were placed in
car and taken to ‘Somerset
they all reside.
Those besides Mrs. sscnidl
were injured Wi re: Mrs. Po!
fore, cut ‘and ; ! ]
body; ;
bruised on head; Mrs. Frank Br
fning and destroyed by. fire. A calf and
The funeral of Clarence A. Swank,
of Johnstown, took place at Stoyes-
town, Monday afternoon. He died of
tubercular trouble, aged 22 years.
During am electric storm recently
the large barn owned by Wm. Tay-
man, Lavansville, was struck by light-
seme chickens were burned.
A play, ‘The Kingdom of Heart’dh
Content,” will be produced by young
people of Rockwood early in July.
Rehearsals are being held under the
direction of Prof. H. S. Wolfersberg-
er. :
The Mercy Hospital, at Johnstown,
will be enlarged by a new addition
to the building sufficient to accori-
modate 200 ‘additional patients. The
board: of directors at a recent meet-
ing authorized plans to be drawn for
the extension.
The Stoyestown Civic League has
petitioned council to oil the streets
setting forth that the dust kicked up
by motor cars is more annoying this
year than ever before and that it is
a menace to the health of the commu-
Bishop Garvey Holds Impressive
Services at the Catholic Church
Then Went to MacDonaldton.
A very impressive service was held
in 88. Philip and James Catholic
church in this place Sunday morning
when Rt. Rev. Eugene Garvey, D. D.
bishop of Altoona confirmed a large
class of boys and girls and several a- |
dults. The services began at ten v’-
clock with high mass, the Rev. Fr.
Thomas, of Cumberland, being the cel
ebrant. In ‘the confirmation service
the bishop was assisted by the pastor,
the Rev. Fr. Brady; the Rev. Fr.
Quinn, of West Salisbury and the
Rev. Fr. Thomas. The bishop gave a
most excellent talk to the large con-
gregation. At 2:30 in the afternoon
the clergymen left for Macdonaldton
and were followed by a large delega-
tion, requiring 20 automobiles to con-
vey them thither. On arriving there
they were met by the Pine Hill band
Se inch-
January 25th.
Following a hearing in Johnstown,
Orville Ripple, aged 21, and Lester
Fisher, aged. 18, were committed to
jail on a charge of arson preferred by
the Wilmore Coal company. It is al-
leged Ripple and Fisher burned a
dwelling house in Stonycreek town-
. | ship, near Walnut Grove, owned by
this concern, the fire occurring last
and different societies and were es-
corted to the church which was far
too small for the large concourse of
people many being obliged to remain
outside. Here, also the bishop con-
firmed a large class and spoke very
encouragingly to the congregation
which is made up principally of the
foreign element. The Rev. Fr. Qunnn
is the pastor and is doing good work
among these people. After the: servi- :
er; cut and ‘bruised in the fac-
ces they all returned to Meyersdale.
The fire cracker was borrowed | | day, September 21st, 1915 let me The bishop remained over * until
from the Chinese; when used in mod- ge. ‘to advise that I was a member
eration and with the greatest care Of t le: firm of Cook & Beerits, pio- | ward Meager,
it is the least dangerous, but care. Deer ‘grocers of Somerset for one- | head and tempora
lessly handled it has made our 4th a third of a century, and that since my A
An examination will be held on Au-
gust 5th and 6th in the high school
building at Somerset for all persons
seeking permauent state certificates.
: All applicants desiring to take the
Monday going from this place’; to’, wh
Cumberland LY mia 0S auto.
. member the Declaration of Independ-
day of calamity and x ‘nuisance. It
a day dreaded by ‘many.
It is not generally
© great’ loss of life and property Jeur-
. Fourth of July celebrations have been
tried without the promiscuous use of
fire works it has been found to be
the most satisfactory a8 no accidents
from gunpowder occurred and there
were no fires from explosions report-
There are far better ways of teach-
1 of the country to re-
ence than by the making of loud nois-
es and thus endanger life and prop-
Where a general display of fire
works is provided by a community
for the benefit of all, the display
should be given in the evening and
then only under the absolute manage-
ment and direction of competent per-
Don’t under any circumstances per-
mit children to have matches or to
set off fireworks.
There are in all communities per-
sons disposed to obstinacy and unrea-
sonably persist in doing things con-
trary to the wishes of the majority;
such persons often cause trouble and
may do so on the Fourth of July by
the careless handling of fireworks
which may result in injury or death
of loved ones or the destruction of
Keep buckets filled with water for
immediate use and at a convenient
Rev. W. M. Howe, Pastor. Preaching
for July 4 at 10:30 a. m. “Christian
Liberty;” at 7:30 p. m. —“David and
his Sin.” Sunday School at 9:30 a. m.;
Christian Workers’ Meeting at 6:45
in the evening. Quarterly Business
Meeting at 1:30 p. m. on July 3.
Brethren Church: On Sunday, July
4, the Mens’ Federation will meet in
connection with the Sunday School at
9:30 A. M. There will be preaching
services both morning and evening in
the Meyersdale Church. The evening
sermon will be patriotic in character. |:
All are cordially invited to attend.
H. L. Goughnour, pastor.
1 hereby announce myself a candi-
date for the nomination of County
Commissioner on the Republican tick- |
et, primaries to be held on September |
21, 1916.
John R. Boose, |
Somerset, Pa. :
retirement therefrom, / likewise to |
jeep active and strenuous “in the
time, it has beeh my pleasure
act in the capacity of Secretary'of.
3 erset. Mut :
One of the best known residents
of the Stonycreek valley, died at
his home in Hooversville, Friday
aged 84 years. Deceased was a na-
tive of that section and spent his
entire life there. For many years he
was a farmer and more recently had
conducted the Coal Exchange Hotel.
Mr. Clark was a member of the
Knights of the Golden Eagle, the I.
O. O. F. and the Christian Church,
of Hooversville. Surviving are his
widow and the following children:
Irvin George and Mrs. John Kenney,
all of Johnstown; Joshua, Rolson
and Freeman Mrs, Amaniah Rodgers
and Mrs. Robert Pebley, all of Hoo-
versville. Funeral services were held
Sunday morning, Rev, Morris offi-
A resident of Elk Lick township
near Boynton, died on Monday from
stomach trouble. He was aged 66
years and one day. Mr. Brown, who
was a farmer, leaves his wife and
nine sons and daughters. The deceas-
ed was a member of the Church of
the Brethren. The funeral services
were conducted at 10 a. m., on Wed-
nesday. Elder Hostetler officiating.
Interment was made in the Hostetler
Wife of George B. Walker, died
Tueday of last week at her home at
Coal Run, from tuberculosis, aged 25
vears Three children survive Funer-
al was held on Thursday. Interment
in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Salis-
bury. Reich & Son, undertakers.
Some Good Bargains in
week at Gurley’s Sport-
ing Goods Store.
Rev. and Mrs. Angus returned on
Wednesday from their wedding trip;
they expect to spend the summer at
Kendallwood, the summer home of
the Kendall’s in Greenville town-
A few letter heads and Envelopes
don’t cost much here.
LEA] 4 0 PY S | a ell
ughter, Miss. Annie Matilda, was
united in marriage with Mr. Ross O
Coughenour, of Mt. Savage.
° The ceremony was performed by
Rev. Alfred Schick Kresge. The |
bridesmaid was Miss Sarah Coughe- |
nour, sister of the groomsman, Wm.
H. Smith, brother of the bride. The
flower girl was Miss Loreen A. Poor-
baugh, a cousin of the bride.
Many beautiful gifts were received
by the happy couple. They left on a
C. and other eastern points of inter-
The following guests were present:
Rev. A. S. Kresge, Mr. and Mrs. G.
W. Smith, parents of the bride; Mr.
ence; Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Purbaugh,
and son, Clarion, of Connellsville;
Misses Edna and Anna Purbaugh, of
Johnstown; Mrs. Jas. Sivits and
daughter, Ella, of Connellsville; Miss
Catherine Coughenour, sister of the
groom; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Smith and
children, Robert, Annie and Marion;
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Zinn and chil-
dren, Carl and George, of Cumber-
land; Mrs. Harry Smith and daughter
Ada; Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Cook and
children, Mary, Catherine and James
of Meyersdale.
The Rev. John Erler, pastor of the
Rockwood Lutheral Church, on Wed-
nesday of last week, met at Cumber-
land, Miss Rosa Nevin, of New York,
and they were married at that place.
After several days in eastern cities
they returned ‘to their home at Rock-
wood, where Dr. Erler had a beauti-
ful parsonage ready, the house having
recently been repaired and painted
and fully equipped with all the mod-
ern conveniences.
honeymoon trip to Washington, D. |
and Mrs. H. E. Purbaugh, of Conflu- |
“i examination . for per
, cates.
1 ) nited in
i * Goughnour,
rns journey. The best wishes of
many friends are theirs.
{ At Sipesville, by Rev. C. A. McDow-
‘ell, of the Church of the Brethren,
Miss Carrie P. Darr, daughter of Mr.
| and Mrs.J. J. Darr, of Lincoln town-
' ship, and James S. Glessner, son of
| Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson D. Glessner,
‘of Stonycreek township. The young
i couple have both been popular teach-
* (ers in Lincoln township. They left for
la honeymoon trip to Washington and
| other eastern cities.
ls Miss Ida Stull and Alfred R. Hess,
both of Johnstown, were married by
Rev. H. B. Burkholder. The bride is a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Stull,
of Stonycreek township, and for some
time has been employed at Johns-
town. They will make their home in
Clarence Younkin, son of Mr. and
| Mrs. Henry Younkin, and Miss Ollie
Hauger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
E. Hauger, both of Rockwood, were
united in marriage at the home of the
bride’s parents on Thursday evening.
They will make their home in Rock-
Henry E. Growall son of Mr. and
Mrs. A. E. Growall, of Black township
and Miss Iva Brant, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. W. J. Brant, of Milford town-
ship, were united in mariage Sunday
evening, at the home of J. R. Shanks,
Rockwood, by the Rev. John Erler.
S .8. Rickard, of Rockwood, accom-
panied by his family and parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. Rickard, of Blain, Pa.,
left Saturday for Pittsburg. When
a few miles of the Smoky City the
car skidded and turned turtle throw-
ing the occupants to the road. J. C.
Rickard was taken to Pittsburg to a
hospital for treatment for a broken
hip bone. The remainder of the occu-
pants were badly . shaken up and
Do you want some shipping tags?
We have them ready to print?
Jas. T Berkey, of Davidsville, who
is a candidate for the office of Sher-
iff on the Republican ticket, was a
visitor in this end of the county a
part of last week. Mr. Berkey is a
man who impresses those whom he
meets as possessing the qualities of
decision, sincerity, courage and abil-
ity as those qualities pertain to the
in forgetting mere individuals when
ing straight to the line.
How about your subscription?
nent certifi-
should notify i
president of the Cor §
Li. taiurday night,
The annual Somerset county First
Aid Meet will be held at Boswell this
year instead of Somerset. The meet
will be held on Satarday, September
4th, and will be an all-day event. It
is said that Boswell is the center of
territory employing more miners
than any other community in the
county and this is assigned as rea-
son for making a change in the loca-
tion of the place for holding the meet.
Judge Ruppel has announced that
the twelve cases in equity resulting
from the manipulations of Harvey M.
Berkeley, the fugitive secretary of
the Somerset Telephone Co., will be
taken up in court at Sémerset, July 6
with Judge Singleton Bell, of Clear-
field County, on the bench. These are
the cases in which, it is alleged, Berk-
ley increased the number of shares of
stock represented on certificates, or
issued duplicates, which he deposit-
ed as collateral security for large
sums of money he borrowed.
Mine Foreman J. B. Kirkpatrick
lost his life last Wednesday by eles-
trocution in the Pretoria mine, near
Holsopple in trying to save Losti
Solders from death. The latter was a-
ble to be about the next day, little
the worse for his injuries. He said
that he used a file in connecting the
signal wires in the mine, which caus-
es bell to ring on the tipple and that
is the last that he can remember un-
til he regained consciuosness. It is
believed that Solders mistook the
power line for the signal wire and
that he received the full force of the
current, being found by Foreman
Kirkpatrick while in a condition of un
consciousness. Kirkpatrick attempt-
ed the rescue of the man and recev-
ed the shock. The body of Kirkpat-
rick was taken to Carrolltown for in-
terment in St. Benedict’s cemetery.
A very pleasant surprise party was
tendered Mrs. Mahlon Pugh, Tuesday
evening, at her home, near Berkley
Mills, it being the 26th anniversary of
her natal day. About forty-two of her
friends walked in unannounced and
office to which he aspires. He believes |
| spent by
the duties of his office calls for hew- [was served.
| number of very nice gifts.
| proceeded to take possesssion of the
home A very delightful evening was
all and an elaborate supper
Mrs. Pugh received a|
All kinds of job work here.
heart failure late Monday afternoon
in a clump of woods between Jenner
and Somerset. Her daughter was to
have had part in al campus eceremo-
nial and is heartbroken by the death.
With her husband Mrs.
was traveling by automobile to ber
home, after visiting relatives at Jen-
ner. At one point
where the road skirts the woods, Mrs.
gather some soil for her house ferns.
‘She left the car and entered the
presently her
her and found her dead lying on the
in the journey
expressed her desire to
When she did not
husband went
The second annual Chautauqua
in Meyersdale closed its six days ses-
sion last evening with enthusiastic
feeling. In every way this year was
an advancement over that of last
year—in the weather, financially, in
the program, attendance etc. if there
be any ete.
That such was the case is not due
to chance but to the incessant plan-
ning and working of the general com-
mittee and more especially to the di-
rect officers—namely E. C. Kyle, W.
H. Deeter, H."M. Cook, Chas Griffith.
The Chautauqua manager, Mr.
Roller last evening complimented
in good round words the zeal of the
local organization and called for ap-
‘preciation on the part of the big au-
dience which was responded to with
a sound round of applause.
Mr. H. M. Cook, the local secretary
mounted the stage of the Chautauqua
grounds and announced that the com-
mittee had already signed for the
next year’s work. This was received
with an approving burst of applause.
The course provided by the Lin-
coln Chautauqua for Meyersdale was
excellent. The whole affair was a
great success.
The tent was taken down immedi-
ately after the performance and the
performers and all left at one o’clock
for Bedford, their next point of en-
We print sale bills quick.