The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, July 22, 1915, Image 3

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Sville died recently of diphtheria.
The Somerset pike between Jen-
the State in part at a cost fo $200 a
mile, work to be started soon.
Mt. Zion United Brethren church.
at Markleton, celebrated on Sunday
last,its twenty-sixth anniversry. Rev.
J. S. Fulton, D. D. of Jonstown, was
a prominent speaker.
While picking cherries recently at
his home in New Centerville, Hilton,
the nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
James Grimm, fell and received a
fracture of the right arm.
William G. Houpt, son of Henry H.
and Mary S. Houpt, deceased, former-
ly of Somerset, died suddenly on
Wednsday, July 7, at Erie. The fun-
eral took place at the home of his sis-
ter, Mrs. Jesse Gey, Pittsburg.
The Elk Lick Coal company has
been reorganized, and is now known
as the Beachly Coal Company. A. B.
Crichton is president; C. G. Masters
secretary-treasurer. The company is
making big improvements at Liston-
Campers are flocking to the Indian
Creek Valley. A special car last week
brought the choir boys of Trinity E-
piscopal church, Pittsburg, who are
at Indian Head. Other parties are the
Hill Top, Heinz and North Side Y. M.
C. A. Pittsburg boys, near Rogers
Mill; the East Liberty Club, at White
Bridge; the Uniontown Mohawk Club
at Indian Head; the Mt. Pleasant
Innsfallen Club, at Killarney Park,
and at Rogers Mill the boys of the
First Presbyterian Church, Pittsburg.
J. H. Zimmerman of Dupont Place,
Johnstown, was fined $100 a few days
ago by Justice Combecker on charges
of dynamiting fish in Roaring Run
on July 5. Edward E. Chaplin and
Harry Benford, arrested on the same
charge, were released, the evidence
showing that Zimmerman was the
man who used the dynamite. Game
Protector Kinter B. Rodgers of
Johnstown and C. B. Osmer, the new-
ly appointed game warden for Somer-
set county were on an investigating
trip when they ran into the dynamit-
ing case.
A. D. Snyder of Windber, has re-
ceived a check for $50 from the Amer-
ican Red Cross as a prize to be divid-
ed between J. M. S. Gimber, Jos. H.
Shook and Frank Hagen Jr. These
four men resuscitated Urban E. Read-
el, who was struck by lightning at
Recreation park, Windber, Aug. 2,
1914. The four worked over Readel for
more than an hour and their work was
so remarkable that they were accord-
ed special recognition by the Red
Cross. The four were trained in first-
aid work by Mr. Snyder, who is nat-
urally very much pleased at the trib-
ute paid his pupils.
The Somerset Telephone Company
last week filed a bill in equi-
ty against the Farmers & Merchants’
National Bank, of Rockwood. The
Court granted a preliminary injunc-
tion, restraining the bank from dis-
posing of 100 shares of stock in the
telephone Co. held on certificate
No. 572, The telephone company
claims that 99 of the 100 shares are
fraudulent, being raised from one
share by the absconding Harvey Berk-
ley. Just recently it was found that
this certificate was one of a number
tampered with.
Employees of the Johnstown Trac-
tion Company are erecting a rotary
transformer station on the Windber
line, a short distance up from the
Paint Creek stop, The transformer
is to be used in “toning down” the
22,000 volt alternating current of the
Penn Electric Company’s service in-
to the 1,100-volt direct power requir-
ed for the operating of the Windber
cars. It is aimed to use the current
principally on hustling the heavy
cars up the long grade to Scalp Lev-
el. The work is expected to be com-
pleted in a week.
Somerset county is healthier just
now than it has been at any time
during the last eight years, says our
townsman, Dr. C. P. Large, who fis
state inspector. There has been little
disease, the death record is low and
the inspector says that the reason
for this good showing is because the
people are observing quarantine laws
and are bettering their sanitary con-
ditions and spending money for ad-
equate sewage systems and other
things which better the health condi-
tions generally.
Dr. Large is ardent in his praise
for the co-operation which the people
have given him during the spring and
summer.. Food, clean-up campaigns
have been conducted, much effective
work having been done along that
line. In cases where contagiuos dis-
eases have broken out, there has been
a splendid adherence to the regula-
tions laid down.
Send us in the news; we'll appre-
ciate it if it is news.
Among the first immigrants from
the eastern counties of Pennsylvania
to settle west of the Allegheny moun-
“reside about two miles from Hoovers- tains were the progenitors of the
many members of the King family
now residing in Somerset, Westmore-
nerstown and the Junction of the Lig- , land and Fayette counties.
onier and Somerset pikes, a distance | These early King settlers of Som-
of twelve miles is to be improved by |
erset County are all descendants of
Philip King who immigrated from
Belgium to America about the year
1730. Philip, the first, settled in Phii-
adelphia county, where after rearing
a family of five sons and three daugh-
ters, he died. One of his sons also
died in Philadelphia county, and the
others after having emigrated to
York county, came to Somerset coun-
ty about the period of the war for
independence, settling in Milford and
Turkeyfoot townships. They were a
hardy and prolific race and now after
a period of nearly a century and a
half, with many having gone in an
early day to other states, there are
nough left in Somerset, Westmore-
land and Fayette Counties to “fill the
woods” with Kings on the occasion of
their annual reunion.
A Reunion Association was organ-
ized in 1909 by the descendants of
Samuel King, who was the grand-son
of Philip the first, and from time to
time, descendants of other grand-sons
of Philip have come into this reunion
until its meetings have become quite
formidable and are looked forward to
not only by members of the King fam-
ily, but by hosts of their friends who
take pleasure in spending a day with
The meeting this year will be held
on Saturday, August 21st, at Ranier
Park, located at Ohiopyle, ten miles
west of Confluence and seventeen
miles east of Connellsville, on the B.
& 0. Railroad.
Although this meeting is known
and announced as a “King Reunion,”
everybody is invited to attend and
no one whether related to the King
family or not, should wait for a per-
sonal invitation. The grounds will
be open to all, and all are welcome to
come and have a good time.
Mary Buttermore McCorm?:k,
Sec. of King. Reunion Association.
The Rockwood Leader says: There
is increasing acivity on the Somerset-
Johnstown street railway line, com-
mencing at Kelso, where the con-
tractors propose to increase their
working force of 800 men.
The work of obtaining right-of-way
is already far advanced, in fact deeds
from the land owners for more than
one-half of the entire right-of-way are
already signed and acknowledged.
The farmers along the line of the
projected new railway have from the
start shown a friendly attitude to-
ward the new enterprise. The com-
pany is getting rights-of-way, for mod-
erate prices. Many of them, the far-
mers are demanding short, lateral
sidetracks to be used for loading
their produce and for unloading lime
and other fertilizing materials, ma-
chinery etc. The road will operate
two milk trains morning and evening
The trip from Johnstown to Rock-
wood it is estimated can be run in
less than two hours while handling
the normally heavy passenger traffic
which is believed to be inevitable.
Power for the operation of the rail-
railway wil be taken from the Penn
Electric Service company’s lines
through transformer stations. The
coaches of the new railway will be of
the latest designs, lined with intericr
cork, two inch sheathing rendering
them cool in summer and warm in
winter. The floors will have a cover-
ing of battleship linoleum of one and
one-fourth inches in thickness.
Coincidentally with the reported
purchase of rights» way craes the
announcement that actual work on
the street railway has been commen-
ced at the Johnstown end of the line
which assures the completion of the
entire system at the earliest date com
patible with substantial construction.
This will be good news to many peo-
A New Kensington, Pa., man has
secured patent rights for and is to
soon manufacture and place on the
market a knocked down barrel or
keg that may be separated into parts.
Several such barrels when empty
can be arranged in the form of a bun-
dle for return shipment.
The invention cansists in forming
the body from sheet metal in two or
more sections may be readily joined
or dissembled, one or more hoops for
holding the sections together, suita-
bly framed heads and spring clamps
for confining heads in position. When
empty the barrels may be knocked
down bundled up compactly and re-
turned to be used again.
Thirty-three law judges of courts
of record are to be elected in this
state next November, all on the non-
partisan ballot. Six associate, or lay
judges also are to be elected in coun-
ties which do not enjoy a judicial
district to themselves.
Physician Says Cheerfulness Is Best
Cure Posible for
Iliness. .
A famous physician once said that
over half of all who call in the doctor
would get well without any medicine
if the doctor only keeps them cheer-
ful, that many of the remaining half
needed only a bare pill—their imagina-
tion would do the rest.
Imaginary ills, or ills produced by
the power of the mind, often baffle
physicians. We all know how some
people in reading patent medicine lit-
erature become seified with all the
symptoms they find described. And it
is largely in the cases of people like
these that patent medicines have
wrought their cures, for no one can
dispute that many imaginative people
have felt beneficial effects from such
It is largely in imaginary ills simi-
lar to those 1 have mentioned that
mental science has worked its good.
It has also effected cures in ills other
than imaginary, but the sickness was
largely brought on through fear, or
some other wrong thinking and the
cure was worked by the suggestive in-
fluence of one person’s mind over an-
Even if these functional diseases are
purely imaginary, they cause the pa-
tient as much pain and incapacitate
him as much for work as any organic
disease. It is a physician's duty to
heal the sick, whether it is a sick body
or a sick mind. Physical disorders
need physical treatment, but mental
disorders need mental treatment. A
physician who would neglect the mind
while treating the body would not be
doing his full duty. Probably few
movements in the history of mankind
have been of more vital significance
than that now on foot in America to
put psychotherapy to effective use.
And it is largely to physicians that the
world now owes the usefulness of
psychotherapy, for they have had a
vast lot to do with bringing it to the
‘place it now holds in science.—
Woman's World.
Minding One's Own Business
If there is one thing more than an-
other that a great many persons seem
really to enjoy, says the Ledger, it is
minding other people’s business and at-
tempting to manage their affairs for
them; and take it all in all, there is
no occupation® that can be followed
that pays less interest on the invest-
ment. Nohody ever yet got rich mind-
ing other people’s business, but a great
many have attained wealth and honors
by looking out for their own to the
neglect of all other occupations. This
tendency to look after other people is
born largely of conceit, and inordinate
opinion of one’s own ability, and is
more highly developed in people who
are notoriously weak in judgment than
in any other class of individuals. The
really wise, clear-headed, far-seeing
fiend usually has quite enough per-
sonal matters to see to without de-
siring to monopolize the cares and bur-
dens of others.
It is a curious fact that the very
people of whom we would gladly ask
aivice are very chary of giving fit,
while those whose counsel is not worth
a rap thrust their opinion and assist-
ance upon us from all quarters.
As a comprehensive proposition, it
may be said that those who have them-
selves made a success in any line are
safe advisers, but these people rarely
meddle, and still more rarely are they
willir~ to assume charge of any affairs
that they cau avoid. But these inter-
ested persons, these neonp’e who attach
themsc'ves to others and cling like
barna~’es, who have never accomplish-
ed any hing themselves, and never will
while t*me lasts, these are they who
are never satisfied with the way we
have managed our concerns. But they
are ever ready with hand and tongue
to heln +s out with their usually worth-
lcss advice.
One cf the wisest men of the gener-
ation past brought his children up
with the thoroughly ingrained idea
that nnthing was so valuable to the
irAividvel as the habit of minding
oro’'s own business. So deeply fixed
wes thiz rart of their instruction that
more than once when some trifling
disturbar-~e occurred on the street or
in the rei~hborhood. these people put
themselves o~ for 2s possible out of
reach of it vith 27! convenient dis-
patel. This man’s theory wes that if
one stayed around where there was
trouble it was impossible to avoid get-
ting into it, and that the safest and
best way to do was to get as far away
as ore could. It is needless to say
that, acting upon such a principle, the
family was comfortable, prosperous,
thoronrhly respected and rarely got
into difficulties of any sort. He taught
the family that of all paying occupa-
tions the most profitable was studious-
ly and industriously to mind one’s
own business and let that of other
people entirely alone.
Attracting Attention
Edward was the proud owner of
his first pair of pants. On the occasion
of his first wearing them a neighbor
happened in and was chatting with his
father, but, much to Edward's disgust,
the all-important subject was not men-
tioned. The little fellow stood it as
long as he could, then, in a very in-
different mapner, remarked: “There
are three pairs of pants in this room.”
If you put stones under the posts
of your corn house have them thick
enough and large enough so that the
frost will not get below them and
break them to pieces.
Mix your griddle cakes, waffles, frit-
ters, etc., in the upper part of a double
boiler instead of in an ordinary mix-
ing bowl, and you will find the handle
very useful to hold it by when frying
SO good
SO complete
SO comprehensive
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that you are certain to
find just what you want
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No. 1
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Take the backache
out of house-clean-
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+ linoleum
for floors.
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is made in patterns for the parlor as well as
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end the om. :
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ana economical.
Plenty of patterns to pick from—nearly
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120 Centre St,, Meyersdale
Work Allotted Fictitious “Red Cross
Workers” Not at AH What
They Wanted.
All Paris a short time ago wanted
to visit the French firing line, but the
required passes were extremely diffi-
cult to obtain, and there were there-
‘ore only a few of the many who finally
found their way within hearing of
gun-fire. Even these seemed an abom-
ination to the French general staff.
Spectators were not wanted, and con-
sequently every means was used to
turn them back. The New York Times
tells of an amusing incident in which
an overzealous group had their pa-
triotism tried cruelly and found want-
They had collected on a hill over-
(coking Soissons to watch the artillery
juer that was going on across the
iver when a staff officer rode up and
.>nea what they were doing there. All
with one accord said they had come
yut to see whether they could be of
ny use in Red Cross work.
The staff officer at once sent them
b> the surgeon in command of the
.earest field hospital with a message
slacing the whole party at his dispos-
iv The surgeon rose to the occa-
‘It was most kind of you to come,”
ae sald; ‘you can be of the greatest
:ervice Here are picks and spades.
Will you kindly bury these dead
Not many of the horses were ever
curled but tha: corner of the field
3. battle was successfully cleared of
Health Work in the South.
At Jacksonvilie, Fla. on Monday,
November 30. occurs the opening ses-
sion of the American Public Health as-
sociation and the whole of that week
vill be devoted to sessions of the five
;ections of the association and to gen-
ral sessions in which gather mem-
sers of all sections.
Not only will the latest develop-
nents in the campaign against the
100kworm disease, diseases among
1egroes and other distinctly southern
)roblems be placed before the coun-
ry, "but every effort will be made to
stimulate public interest in health
matters, throughout the southern
states, in the hope that legislative and
ther public action may be taken to
lace that section on an equal footing
with the states most advanced in the
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