The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, July 22, 1915, Image 1
" We have a big cir- ulation and an “ad” ere is read by thou- ‘sands of people. Menersdale Many tell us they are delighted with our job printing. Bring us your work. § VOL. XXXVI. INJURED IN AUTO ACCIDENT 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- ICAL CANDIDATES. 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 talks. 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 interests. 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- ble. BERKLEY USED “WIZARD”INK 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 at Somerset. 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. MARRIAGE LICENSES James A. Bell, Lincoln, and Elsie S. Hoffman, Somerset twp. Louis P. Mangus, Shade, and Annie May Custer, Stoyestown. Allen Rittier, Larimer, and Bertha Lepley, Southampton. James T. Jones and Anna S. Kim- mel, both of Hooversville. Ralph C. Ott and Effie L. Landers, both of Holsopple. NEW MOVING PICTURES FOR MEYERSDALE 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. PIANO RECITAL. 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 the program: Polonaise— Mary Beachy, Mary Keim. Then You'll Remember Me— Miriam Glessner Evening Star—Wagner— Alice Maust ‘Dance of the Dolls—Poldini— Effa Lichliter ‘Wanda—Engleman Thelma Glotfelty. Song of the Lark—Tschaikowsky— Mildred Swarner Love Dreams—Brown Marriet Maust O Lautissima—Spindler— Ada Fike Royal Procession—Armstrong— Jennie Graves Pas Des Amphroes—Chaminade— Florence Just March— — — — Della Livengood. Hark! Hark! The Lark -Schubert— Springtime—Carreno— Rene Brant, PART II Whispering Wind—Nollenhaupt— Miss Miller Playing Tag—Margstein— Dorothy Barchus, Mary Maust (Studied Effa Ellis system 5 mos) Rural Wedding—Mason— Bernard Cochran, Herbert Leckemby Edlweiss Glide—Vandebeck— Thelma Blake Valsa De Salon—Von Wilm— Ruth Musser. Waltz—Strabog— Hester Shaw. Bohemian Dance—Weber— Bertha Glessner (Took 10 lessons in Effa Ellis Syst'm) Over Hill and Dale—Engleman— Mary Petry, Mary Cover. Hearts Amulet—Engleman— Hilda Lichty. Curious Story—Helier— Mary Keim GARRETT TEACHERS The following are teachers elected for the Garrett schools for the coming year: Verde Brant, Nellie Brant, Annie Judy, Inez Grant, BE. BE. Carver, Chas, Haer and Professor Speicher. 141 feet and nine inches. An itemized BOROUGH SUES "FOR DEBT 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, 1914. 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 work. LIBERTY BELL COMING HERE 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. GARRETT. The recent rains did not come a- miss. : The farmers are about through ma- king hay. 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 well. Communion services in the Luther- an church last Sunday were well at- tended. Protracted meetings are in proz- ress in the United Evangelical church ' DEATHS IN THIS COUNTY 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 JOSEPH JACKO, 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 morning. MAY PURCHASE PEERLESS TRUCK 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- ! ents’ home. It is a sort of a mon- SOMERSET COUNTY VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION. 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 Hote.l. OUTING OF COUNTY MEDICOS Splendid Talk on Cancer Given by Dr. Johnston of Pittsburg Before County Society at Edge- wood Grove Number of Ladies Present 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 eat. 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. | ESCAPES ELECTROCUTION 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 was reyived. 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. i | ! SOMERSET CHAUTAUQUA. 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. BAND CONCERT SUNDAY NIGHT | 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 Laurendeau. | Schlepegrell. Waltz—Kiss of Spring, Fantasia—Light and Airy Bergenholtz. Overture—Feast of Lanterns, Bennett. March—GQ@Guiding Star Laurendeau all get there on time and missed all of the social function and much of Dr. J. I. Johnston’s very fine talk on cancer. 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. DR. TRUXAL 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. ILLUSTRATED SERMONS. 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. 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 Anvil Chorus—From Trovatore, | ed. Verdd!l. | | PURE PICKLING SPICES, VINE- | GAR etc. at HABEL & PHILLIPS. | — smi Get our prices on Job work.