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§ VOL. XXXVI.
Dr. Large and Cousin Run Over
Embankment. While Teaching
the Latter to Steer Physician
Has Rib Fractured but is Able
to be About
Dr. C. P. Large and cousin, Miss
Hester Meyers, while en route to Sal-
isbury Sunday afternoon in the form-
er’s auto, about four o’clock, had ao
upset, going down over a 12-ft em-
embankment at the farther end of
the Moser bridge. The doctor was not
at the wheel but his cousin was tak-
ing initial turns in learning the art
of steering. All had gone well for a
mile or two when Miss Meyers turn-
ed the steering wheel in the wrong di
rection and down over the unprotect-
ed bank they went and while the ma-
chine turned over on the side, they
both remained in the car. Each re-
ceived a number of minor bruises and
the doctor later when he arrived at
home went to his next door neighbor,
Dr. Lichty and found he had a fractur
ed rib. Dr. Large is up and about but
as he goes along the street, he takes
the easy glide. The car was toted in
by the Meyersdale Auto Co. and
was but little damaged, and .was ready
for service the next forenoon.
Just immediately following the ac-
cident and before the occupants of
the overturned car could extricate
themselves, two autos passed by and
true to the Scriptural narrative, they
“passed by on the other side,” deign-
ing only to slightly slacken speed
MEYERSDALE, PA. THURSDAY, JULY 22. 1915.
| COMMENTS ON POLIT-
Last week brief mention was made
of some of the political candidates
listed in the columns of the Commer
cial, In the present Issues are taken
up the following:
VALENTINE GRESS who is the
present Chief Burgess of Meyersdale
and for seven years was one of the
councilman, is in the race for sher-
iff. Mr. Gress is getting around among
the voters in this end of the county
and is certainly not wanting in ardent
and numerous supporters. A little la-
ter he wil travel northward. Talk a-
bout pluck—Mr. Gress has it. His en-
emies are those whom he has brought
to account without fear or favor. He
is a man who does more than he
JAMES E. McKELVEY, of Somer-
set Borough, desires to use the col-
umns of the Commercial to help along
in his candidacy for County Commis-
sioner. Only those who can make a
success of their own business should
aspire to guide those for the public.
Mr. McKelvey with a starting with-
out anything has managed by thrift
and good business sense to mke quite
a success in farming. He knows how
to manage larger things and he has
the integrity to work for the county’s
VIRGIL R. SAYLOR, candidate for
re-election as district attorney, home
,in Somerset, is evicently fitting finely
and to nonchalantly glance towards:
the two persons in distress. Suffice it
for the credit of Meyersdale they are
none of us. But a little later Mr. J. J.
Bender of Grantsville came by in his
who brought them home. Miss Meyers
possessed composure at the time of
the accident that is quite commenda-
The defense offered by the Somer-
set Telephone company in the equi-
ty proceedings brought by Attorney
Valentine Hay and others to compel
the company to issue new stock cer
tificates to replace those accepted by
the plaintiffs as collateral for money
loaned to Harvey M. Berkley on his
individual notes was opened before
Judge Singleton Bell, of Cleariielid
county, specially presiding, last week
One of the big surprises was brought
out by the prothonotary who had
been designated to search Berke-
ley’s office after his flight and who
testified that he found a bottle of acid
or removing writing fluid from doc-
uments while some tablets found up-
on being dissolved in water produc-
ed a writing fluid as “Wizard Ink,”
against which a fraud order was is-
sued long ago by the United States
Post office department.
From the materials found in
Rerkeley’s office it seems that he was
prepared to fraudulently change and
alter written and printed instruments
when occasion arose. It appear how-
ever that he was unaware that writ-
ten or printed chracters altered or
removed by him could be restored by
chemicals and possibly he did not
care so long as they went undetected.
James A. Bell, Lincoln, and Elsie
S. Hoffman, Somerset twp.
Louis P. Mangus, Shade, and Annie
May Custer, Stoyestown.
Allen Rittier, Larimer, and Bertha
James T. Jones and Anna S. Kim-
mel, both of Hooversville.
Ralph C. Ott and Effie L. Landers,
both of Holsopple.
NEW MOVING PICTURES
A. E. Stafford, formerly of Connells-
ville, now of Somerset, was in Meyers-
dale this week making arrangements
to open up a new moving picture
“ow in the Gurley building, some
time ago used for that purpose.
While the name of the show will con-
tain the word “White”, there is some
thing hidden, which the public wiil
take a week at guessing. The first
pefformance will be on Aug. 2.
into his job as thus far no one else
aspires to run in opposition to him.
Mr. Saylor has made an able prosecu-
tor of wrongdoers and his record is
a strong argument for his being re-
tained in his present capacity as a
public servant. :
EDWARD HOOVER, of Somerset
Township, a well and very favorably
known eitizen aspires to become the
candidate of the Republican party for
Treasurer. Mr Hoover is a careful
| though progressive business man and
auto and he was the Good Samaritan ; 0Agh DrozToRiVe sin q
rany trust placed in his hands would
receive a proper reckoning.
JAMES T. BERKEY, of Conemaugh
Township, is one who as a constable
and officer knows how to handle men
without making any fuss about it.
He is a man of decision of character
and he seems by nature cut out for
the job to which he aspires.
A recital by the Meyersdale pu-
pils of Della B. Livengood will be
given in Amity hall on Thursday, July
29, at 8 p. m. All are invited. There
will be no admission charged but a
silver offering will be lifted for the
benefit of the Guild. The following is
Mary Beachy, Mary Keim.
Then You'll Remember Me—
‘Dance of the Dolls—Poldini—
Song of the Lark—Tschaikowsky—
Pas Des Amphroes—Chaminade—
March— — — — Della Livengood.
Hark! Hark! The Lark -Schubert—
Dorothy Barchus, Mary Maust
(Studied Effa Ellis system 5 mos)
Bernard Cochran, Herbert Leckemby
Valsa De Salon—Von Wilm—
(Took 10 lessons in Effa Ellis Syst'm)
Over Hill and Dale—Engleman—
Mary Petry, Mary Cover.
The following are teachers elected
for the Garrett schools for the coming
Verde Brant, Nellie Brant, Annie
Judy, Inez Grant, BE. BE. Carver, Chas,
Haer and Professor Speicher.
141 feet and nine inches. An itemized
Alleging that James F. Scott of
Meyersdale has failed to keep a verbal
agreement he had made with the
officials of this borough to compen-
sate the municipality for expenditures
made in placing sidewalks and retain-
ing walls at his property, suit was
brought against him last week for
$584.97 with interest from July 14,
The plaintiff’s statement was filed
by Attorney W. Curtis Truxal, Sol-
icitor for Meyersdale Borough. It is
averred that the sidewalks surround-
ing what was known as the Levi Deal
property were out of repair and not
at proper grade. James F. Scott, be-
ing the owner of the property, enter-
ed into a verbal agreement with the
Town Council to compensate the bor-
ough for making the repairs, provided
the municipal officers placed side-
walks at grade on Meyers Avenue and
Cherry street, and retaining walls to
protect the property. In pursuance
of this agreement, the municipal au-
thorities laid an eight-foot walk on
Meyers Avenue for 130 feet and ten
inches and built a retaining wall
71 feet and 3 inches. On Cherry St.
a six-foot sidewalk was laid for 122
feet, and the retaining wall was built
bill for work was submitted to Mr.
Scott, but he refused to pay? for the
The Women’s Liberty Bell of the
Suffrage Organization which is now
on a tour over the state will be in
Meyersdale at noon on Saturday,
July 31st.. On Friday it will be at
Holsopple at noon; Hooversville, 12:-
30 to 2; Stoyestown, Beswell, Jenzers
arriving at Somerset 7 p. m. At 10
a. m. on Saturday they will reach
Rockwood; 11 a. m. Garrett; 12 M.
Meyersdale; 2:30 Berlin. Speeches
will be made by speakers preceding
the bell in special autos.
This bell was cast over the same
mould over which the original Lib-
erty bell was recast and by the same
firm at Troy, N. Y. It also has an in-
scription on it as has the old bell
which declared liberty to one-half
the people of these United States. The
new bell says that it will “Establish
Justice,” which means when it rings
on the 3rd day of November next
that liberty has been proclaimed to
all the people.
The recent rains did not come a-
The farmers are about through ma-
Many of our people took advan-
tage of the Western Maryland Ex-
cursion to Cumberland, 1ast Sunday.
Mrs. George Weaver. who is con-
fined in the Western Maryland hospi-
tal, at Cumberland, is getting along as
well as can be expected.
Donald Craig and Thomas Crooks,
of Ralphton, spent Sunday at the
home of Mr. Craig’s parents here.
John Walter is treating his house
to a coat of new paint.
More political candidates appear in
town almost daily.
Irvin Long spent several hours in
town, on Tuesday.
The school board met Tuesday ev-
ening for the purpose of electing
teachers, letting contracts, ete. for
the ensuing year.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Weaver and
daughter, Irma, spent Sunday with
Mr. Weaver’s mother in the Western
Maryland hospital, at Cumberland.
The Angema Laboratory has re-
cently shipped a large order to the
Canal Zone, Panama, which goes to
show the merit of their goods, as well
as the enormous territory in which
they are sold and used.
Mr. N. J. Judy is busy cutting brush
along the State Highway between
Garrett and Berlin.
Mrs. George Smith, who has been
ill for some time, is slowly improving.
Two of the local representatives of
the Protected Home Circle are in
town to reorganize the Circle here.
Thus far they have succeeded quite
Communion services in the Luther-
an church last Sunday were well at-
Protracted meetings are in proz-
ress in the United Evangelical church '
MRS. E. P. LIPPINCOTT.
Many friends in Meyersdale were
deeply grieved yesterday by the news
of the death of Mrs. E. P. Lippincott,
in Philadelphia. Before her marriage
last October, she was Miss Marie
Lambert. She was the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John A. Lambert, of Somer-
set. At her death Mrs. Lippincott was
aged 22 years. She was taken sudden-
ly ill Tuesday morning, was treated
at a hospital and died there at 6
p. m. the same day. Her parents left
at once for Philadelphia. Mrs. Lippin-
cott’s father is editor of the Smerset
Standard. Her husband is engaged
with his father in the rug business, in
Philadelphia. The wedding last fall
was a pretty society event. Deceased
was an accomplished violinist, and
was a graduate of the Chicago Con-
servtaory of Music. Besides her hus-
band and parents are two sisters—
Mrs. Robert Sloan, of Brooklyn, and
Miss Margaret at home—and three
brothers, W. D., and Frank, of Som-
erset, and Stamford, of Pittsburg. *
MRS. JOHN VOUGHT
Mrs. John Vought of South Roeck-
jwood died suddenly Thursday morn-
ing. She had been complaining for
several days but appeared to bz im-
proving in health until early Thurs:
day morning when she was taken
suddenly ill with a severe attack of
gall stones which caused almost in-
stant death. She is survived by her
husband and two daughters. The fu-
neral services were hell at the home
on Saturday, with interment in the
Rockwood I. O. O. F. cemetery.
MRS. E. L. SIMPSON,
Died Sunday morning at the Markle-
ton sanitarium, after an illness of sev-
eral weeks. She was 47 years old. Her
father, John C. Barron, of Somerset
township, has been dead for a number
of years. The mother is remarried be-
ing Mrs. Christian Slagle, of Johns-
town. The’husband and four children
survive: Ruth, Catherine, Marian and
Anna. The funeral was held Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o’clock; conducted by
Rev. H. A. Buffington and Rev. I. H.
Wagner with burial in Union cemetery
A well known merchant, of Rock-
wood, died early Saturday morn-
ing at the Memorial Hospital at
Johnstown where he had been taken
for special treatment for a throat af-
fection. He is survived by a widow '
and several small children. The body
was brought to Rockwood on Sunday
A decided stir is permeating the fire
department in this place over the pro-
spect + » a Peerless Chemical
Auto truck which has just been re-
ceived by the Meyersdale Auto Com-
pany. The original price of these
cars is $5500.
ster vehicle in appearance, being
high up and long out measuring a-
bout 15 feet from fore to rear wheels.
The reservoir which contains the
chemicals has a capacity of 40 gal-
lons. The auto truck is to carry the
hose as well, and while some of the
firemen are attaching the hose to the
water plug others will be applying the
chemicals which is a sort of first aid
at fires While it is not definitely set-
tled by thefire department whether |
the purchase will be made, it would |
seem that the present opportunity to
get a first-class up-to-date auto truck
will not come this way again. J. H
Deighmiller, a representative of
Highland Auto Company, of Pitts-
burgh, is here to demonstrate the ap-
paratus and before this little sketch
is in print it is purposed having a
demonstation this Thursday after-
noon to let those more directly inter-
ested see how quickly a fire can be
reached. As the engine on the truck
is a 50 h. p. Meyersdale distances will |
be practically annihilated.
Some Good Bargains In
MOTOR CYCLES this
week at Gurley’s Sport
ing Goods Store.
Mr. and Mrs. Hary Bohn, of Johns-
town, are visiting at the W. H. Clem- !
It is a sort of a mon-
The day set for the annual meeting
ing of the Somerset County Civil
War Veterans’ Association, to be held
‘at Berlin this year, is Thursday, Au-
gust 19th. The sessions are to be held
in the Berlin Opera House, beginning
at 10 a. m. and at 2p. m. If the weath-
er is favorable a short marck will pre-
cede the forenoon session, the march-
ers to start from Odd Fellows hall,
go east to the end of Yale street, then
countermarch and continue to the
: Opera House, at the west end
‘of Main street. There will be martial
music for the occas’.
No set program is provided, as it
is believed something of an impromp-
tu nature can be made equally, if not
\more, interesting. Any young folks
with songs, humorous or other nov-
el stunts, will be welcome to an en-
‘trance to the platform.
Each of the old veterans will be
furnished with a ticket, the same enti
| ting the holder to a free dinner. The
| layout will be served at the Central
Splendid Talk on Cancer Given
by Dr. Johnston of Pittsburg
Before County Society at Edge-
wood Grove Number of Ladies
The Somerset County Medical So-
ciety met in Edgewood Grove at Som:
erset on Tuesday. This was the aun-
nual outing of the Society and it was
fairly well attended.
The friendship and cordiality a-
mong the doctors of the county was
marked on this occasion; there was
an overabundance of good things to
My! how happy the patients would
be if they were allowed to indulge as
freely as the doctors did there. On
this occasion it was “Do as I tell you
and not as I do.”
Most of the attendants came in
their touring cars, but they did not
The train does not reach Berlin un-
til 11:55. Those coming by train are
requested to report immediately at
the Central Hotel.
The veterans of other wars and the
public in general are invited to come
to Berlin on the day in question and
join in the spirit of the occasion.
W. V. Marshall, Secretary. |
The Rev. William E. Sunday, pas-
tor of the Lutheran church and other
charges of the Hooversville cicuit,
and Irvin Crissey, also of Hoovers-
ville, had a narrow escape from death |
while making repairs at the Sunday.
home at a late hour Tuesday after- |
noon. Not knowing the wire to be,
charged, Mr. Crissey caught hold of
it with his bare hands and it was in|
an effort to release him that the min-
ister was so badly shocked that it was
with considerable difficulty that he
For half an hour or more persons
summoned worked over the prostrate
forms and finally were rewarded by
signs of life. The effect of the shock
was such that both wanted to sleep
and only by walking them about was
respiration again started after which
they speedily recovered. The wire was
found to be heavily charged.
Mrs. Sunday, Mrs. Crissey and
daughter were severely shocked in
trying to get the men loose but they
succeeded and first-aid men from the
! mines undoubtedly saved the lives
of the two stricken men.
The Somerset Chautauqua will be
held in Edgewood Grove, near Somer-
set, from Sunday July 25th to Sunday,
! August 8th, inclusive. Every bunga-
low and a large number of tents will
be occupied. The music will be fine:
the Berlin Band, which has such an
excellent reputation, will be there on
the opening and closing days.
Among the strong attractions are the
Oxford Company which appears in
song and drama, The Metropolitan
Grand Quartet and the Hampton Court |
Singers, a unque company of five mu-
' sicians appearing in costume.
| The following is the program for
one of the superior concerts to be
given at Centre street and Meyers
avenue n Sunday evening following
church srvices. An innovation will be
the taking up of a collection for the
sustaining of the band. Come, but
come with a purpose and that is to
enjoy one of the best bands to be
found only after long distances of
travel from this point, and then show
your appreciation with a little more
than applause at the right place.
1. March—Pennant Winner
Waltz—Kiss of Spring,
Fantasia—Light and Airy
Overture—Feast of Lanterns,
all get there on time and missed all
of the social function and much of
Dr. J. I. Johnston’s very fine talk on
The ladies present seemed to en-
joy this part of the meeting as much
as the doctors did the “layout” of
everything that makes a pienic en-
joyable to the sterner sex.
It was something out of the ordi-
inary for ladies to attend such a meet-
ing and listen to such an important
‘subject, but inasmuch as educattion
of the public is one of the important
essentials to save many lives from
death from cancer, it was the proper
thing to do. Wives and mothers can
do much to educate along this line if
they will, and it is to be hoped that
more ladies will attend such meetings
Dr. Johnson’s charts added so very
much to the interesting subject and
it would seem that no one could have
heard and not have learned.
The day was fine, the crowd very a-
greeable and all went home happy.
A visitor remarked that he thought
that no one could afford to miss such
a treat —but some did miss it.
Those attending from Meyersdale
were Drs. McKinley, Lichty, McMil-
lan and Wenzel.
TO READ PAPER
A conference of Reformed church
ministers and laymen will be held
next week from Monday to Friday
in the Academy building of Franklin
and Marshall College at which Rev.
Dr. Truxal, of Amity Church will
read one of the leading papers for
the occasion. He will take a two
weeks’ vacation in connection with
this conference, Mrs. Truxal to ac-
company him. They will first visit
former parishoners at York, Pa.—the
Rishels, Poorbaughs and Bonheimers
who formerly lived at this place. Next
Sunday morning he is to preach in
Heidelberg church of Lancaster. At
thec olse of the conference they will
visit their son, C. W. Truxal, M. D.
and family at Wayne near Philadel
phia. They expect to return home
some time during the following weck.
During their absence there will be
services in Amity Church in the ev-
ening, but the morning services will
be omitted for two Sundays.
On next Sabbath evening, Rev. J.
C. Matteson, of the Methodist Episco-
pal Church will begin a series of il-
lustrated sermons on the Life of
Christ, visiting by pictures the plac-
es He visited and looking upon things
He looked upon.
Next Sunday evening will be the
Story of Nazareth and Bethlehem. A
cordial invitation is extended to all.
Farmers’ Day, Tuesday, July 27 at
Somerset will be a great event. A big
parade will start at 9 a. m. at Edge-
wood Grove and there will be athlet-
ic contests etc. The Boad of Trade
offers: $10. for the hay wagon bring-
Rolfe. | ing the largest number of personsy
| $5. to the largest family in the grove.
Fifteen thousand persons are expecte
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