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We have a big cir-
culation and an “ad”
here is read by thou-
sands of people.
A Utah, has been secured as speaker
' of the coming Somerset County W. C
© vene at the
noise like an explosion during the
~ Will be Held at Windber With
Notable Speaker Pres-
Mrs. Lulu Loveland Shepard,
C. T. U. convention, which will con-
Windber, August 26th and 27th. Mrs.
Shepard comes very highly recom-
mended as having unusual oratoric-
al ability; her personality is charm-
ing and her eloquence has won her
the title of ‘Silver-tongued orator”
of the Rocky mountains. Mrs. Shep-
ard will give her lecture, Thursday
at 8 p. m. on “The New Revolution.”
The regular session of the conven-
tion will open at 9:30 a. m., Thurs-
day, and close on Friday in time to
meet the 4:10 p. m. train at Paint
Creek on the S. & C. branch of the
B. & O. rallroad.
Local presidents are requested to
send early the names of delegates
and visitors to Mrs. Elta Sell,
Graham avenue, Windber. Mrs. Sell
is chairman of the committee.
Quite an interesting program has
been prepared and the best-ever en-
tertainment is anticipated.
Among the miscellaneous notices
in this issue of the Commercial, ap-
pears an advertisement for fifty to
one hundred miners. Steady work is
promised them by the Latrobe—Con-
nellsville Coal and Coke Co. at La-
This is another evidence that
prosperity is not only on the way
but has just about reached here.
SAND PATCH POSTOFFICE
The postoffice at Sand Patch was
entered last Thursday night, the safe
blown open and stolen. The noise of
passing trains, to a certain extent,
covered the sound of the explosion
and the robbery was not discovered
until Friday morning by Mrs. Annie
Kelley, the postmistress.
Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Beagle, who
conduct a general store a short dis-
tance from the posteffice, heard a
night. They were alarmed and aris-
ing went through their store and
residence, but found that nothing had
been disturbed. The safe, however
was blown open and damaged be-
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meyers and
family and Misses Elizabeth and Le-
one Meyers of Wilson Creek toured
to town on Sunday and spent the day
Mrs. Levi Witt and family of Ro-
anoke, Va., are spending a few weeks
with relatives in town.
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Tressler, Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Suder and Miss Leone
Tressler of Meyersdale spent Satur-
day and Sunday with friends and rel’
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Reddig and fam-
ily, Mrs. B. C. Weller and Miss Edna
Witt were Mt. Savage visitors on
Miss Ruth Pfeiffer of Meyersdale |
ig visiting her cousin Miss Dora Ba-
Misses Florence and Bessie Law
Florence Sturtz and Earl Witt, Ho-
mer and Ellsworth Beal, Cecil Long
DeSales Shaffer and Misses Elthea
and Lillian Wilhelm and Gladys Chis-
olm spent Saturday evening in Cum-
Earl Sturtz, David Close, Cecil
Long and Earl Witt who had been
working near Salisbury for the past
week returned home on Saturday.
Austin Kennell traveling saleman,
spent Sunday with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. J. Kennell
I desire to’ inform the public that
I have re-opened my blacksmith shop
on Large street near the new cement
bridge and am prepared to do gen-
(her request that ashes be sent
amo 5 oe cor
MEYERSDALE, PA. THURSDAY, AUGUST 12.
OUR TOWN MIGHT BE ABLE
TO HAVE RUBBER PLANT HERE
Our Business Men Should Get After This Industry Whichis Prov- | ia Illinois, New York and Indiana
ing a Great Thing For Many Smaller
Places Than Here.
[THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED
i AWAY IN COUNTY.
Samuel Hough, aged 74 years, died
Thursday at the home of his daugh-
ter, in Pittsburg.He was a veteran of
the Civil War and took part in many
battles, receiving two severe wounds
in the last two battles. He enlisted
in the Ninety- seventh Ohio Volun-
teers, and was a member of Post 128
G. A. R. and was recently elected com-
mander. His wife, and cne daughter,
Mrs. L. R. Collins, of Meyersdale, sur-
vive beside five grandchildren. Drug-
gist and Mrs. Collins arrived there
shortly before Mr. Hough’s death.
Harvey Frederick, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Conrad Keidel, of Northampton
township, died July 30, at the home
of his parents, aged 21 years, b
months and 29 days. He had been a
great sufferer for months from can-
cer, sarcoma in the right knee. The
decease was the youngest of the fam-
ily and is survived by his parents,
three sisters and five brothers. He
was a member of Mt. Lebanon Re-
formed church and was highly re-
spected by all who knew him. The
funeral took place on Sunday after-
noon. In the absence of the pastor,
Rev. A. S. Kresge, the services were
condncted by the Rev. H. H. Wiant,
- pastor of the Zion Reformed charge.
MISS ELEANOR KECK.
Miss Eleanor Keck, aged 66 yrs.
died at her home in Somerset, Sat-
urday. The funeral services were
held Sunday evening. On Monday
morning the remains were taken to
Pittsburg for cremation. Miss Keck
! was a native of Germany and it was
Germany after the war.
MRS. JOSIAH TRENT.
Mrs. Minnie Trent, wife of Josiah
Trent, of Friedens, died Saturday
morning at the Memorial Hospital,
Johnstown, following an operation.
Mrs. Trent is survived by her father,
Samuel Shaffer; her husband and
the following children: Vera Pearl,
Orange Homer, Alma Grace and
Lemon Orville. Funeral services were
held in the Friedens Lutheran
church Monday ‘at 10 a. m., Rev J.
The White Oak Lutheran Sunday
School Picnic will be held on August
21st. Come everybody.
The annual reunion of the Weaver
family will’ take place Thursday, Aug
19, at the Recreation park, Windber.
The annual picnic of the Wills
‘Lutheran church will be held on
Saturday, Aug. 21, in the Winters’
grove, near the church.
The Wilhelm Bible Class of St.
Paul will hold a lawn fete and bazaar
on the Reformed church lawn on the
evening of August 14.
W. P. Anderson, the general live-
stock agent of the Santa Fe railroad
‘who recently has been in this county
has expressed the opinion that it
would be profitable for Somerset
farmers to raise cattle for market.
He was pleased with the appearance
of Somerset’s nice farms.
Norman Christner, of Elk Lick
Township has purchased from the
Reichard Estate of Pittsburg the
Herman Berkey farm, located on the
Lincoln highway, one mile west of
Stoyestown for $13,000. Mr. Christ-
ner will improve the place, already
one of the bes’ in that section of the
county and will take possession in
'MR. AND MRS.
HAY IN R. R. WRECK.
A postal from Mr. and Mrs. Edi-
son Hay, enroute to the Panama ex-
position, mailed from Salt Lake
City, a few days ago, states that they
had been in a wreck but forinnaiely
The train was carrying thirteen
coaches and six of them were derail-
ed by the rails spreading. No one was
of the Commercial Building, Meyers-
dale, on Thursday August 26 at 2
P. M. Beds, springs, mattresses, two
rooms of wool carpet, dining room
eral blacksmithing and horseshoe-
ing. A share of the public patron- |
age is solicited. My customers whom |
I served a few months ago are my
advertis| H. J. BOLES
[Speirs tables, sewing machine, rugs,
valuable steel range,
heating stove washing macine, coal
. Terms—Cash. MRS.
PUBLIC SALE—In the dwelling house |
Harry M. Cook accompanied by
his wife, returned a few days. ago
from a trip as far west as Iowa. Mr.
Cook stated that there were eviden-
ces along the way of great prosperi-
ty and that the crops, being garnered
were most prolific, and that the
towns in general were booming with
business. At Akron where he stopped
for a few days, one of the important
industries is the rubber factories.
From these owing to the great de-
mand for rubber, factories are be-
ing established in other towns and
Mr. Cook had opportunity to talk
Mrs. Leroy Benford After Great
Suffering Passes Away. Her
Husband on Same Day
On the same day, Tuesday of the
present week, in which his wife died
-| Leroy Benford, of Main street near
Center street fell, having previousl
with a man who is thoroughly con-
versant with all phases of the rub-
ber industry and the latter thought
it would be feasible and practicable |
to located a rubber plant in Meyers- |
dale as towns smaller than ours
were succeeding nicely with the “en-
© At least the proposition is worthy
of an investigation. Some towns
have business and booms thrust upon
them while other tbwns go after
what they want and then they
some thing at least.
AMONG OUR CANDIDATES.
Ed. Smith, of Stoyestown, has en-
tered the race for the third time for
the treasurership of the county and
his friends think it is time that they
settle the matter by putting him
where he well deserves to be and
that is as custodian of the county’s
funds. Mr. Smith has merit—unusual
merit—in that he realizes that there
rare other men in the race as good as
suffered a paralytic stroke, and frac-
tured one of his hips. He was taken : thonotary was in Meyersdale
by Dr. Lichty and his grandson, Geo.'
Benford to the Allegany hospital in
Cumberland where owing to his ad-
vanced years and present condition of
body and mind he is doing as well
as could be expected.
His wife, Minnie Boyd Benford
died at their home at 3 a. m. on Tues-
day from cancer, aged 72 years, 11
months and 7 days. Mrs. Benford had
been in poor health for the past fif-
ten years and quite an invalid for ov-
er three years preceding her death.
The deceased was born at Steuben-
ville,, O. and from that place moved
to Somerset where she was married,
later coming to Meyersdale to .live.
Mrs. Benford was a devoted member
of the Lutheran church and was most
active it its interests when her
health permitted. The only known
close living survivor besides her hus-
band is that of a grandson, George
Benford. The funeral services were
held this afternoon at the home fol-
lowing which interment was made in
GREATEST CROPS EVER KNOWN
Three billion bushels of corn, one
and a half billion bushels of dats and
a billion bushels of wheat are in
prospect for this year’s American
harvest. Record crops of rye, white
and sweet potatoes, tobacco, rice
and hay are also predicted for the
prosperous farmers, who have plant-
ed 310,546,000 acres or 10,000,000
acres more than last year to their
The wheat crop, the greatest ever! z
| forget the date. Join in and make it
grown in any country will be worth
more than one billion dollars, while
the corn crop’s value may reach two
and one-half times that amount
Estimates on the principal crops
show that there has been an increase
on all of them. Here in Somerset
county the corn crop is likely to be
below the avezrage.. Upon the whole
this is a record breaking croo veaar.
BRETHREN CHURCH— Rev. H. L.
Goughnour, Pastor. Preaching servi-
ces next Sunday, August 14, both in
the morning and in the evening in
the Meyersdale church. by the pas-
tor. Sunday School and Christian En-
deavor at usual hours. All are cordi-
CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN—
Rev. W. M. Howe, Pastor. Next Sun-
day, morning subject—The More Ex-
cellent Way. Evening subject, The
Overcomeths of Revelation. Song ser-
vice at 6:30 p. m. Teachers’ Meeting
Friday eve, 7:30. Meeting of Organ-
ized classes Friday eve 8 p. m.
HURT IN RUNAWAY.
In a runaway accident Saturday
evening near Hogversville two Johns-
tow residents, belonging to a camp-
ing party, Hiram Swank and daughter
Mrs F. B. Harmoney were injured
but not so seriously . Mr. Swank is
double | past 81 years. Both were thrown out
of the carriage and Mrs. Harmoney
ox, blacksmith tools and other arti. | slishiing on her head and shoulder
ROY BILLS |was unconscjous for three hours.
he, and as good men not running for
office as those now in the contest. It
rather refreshes one to meet such
Mr. Aaron Heiple, the present pro-
week, and he aspires to succeed him-
self on the ground that his exper-
_ience ought to count for something in
the interests of the people of Somer-
set county. He has surely mae good
and no doubht could even do better
in a second. He has the right kind of
James D. Specht, of Quemahoning
townshi announces his candidacy
for sheriff in this issue. Mr. Specht
was in town this week and impresses
‘those whom he meets as one of those
substatigh men. who do more than
they promise and live up to promises,
meeting expectations about them.
Mr. Specht has served as school di-
rector in his home town, in Stoyes-
town, and a few years ago when a
township officers defaulted had to
make good the shortage. Mr. Specht
is a man who faces squarely all his
The severe rain and hail storms
which have passed through this sec-
tion of .the county are doing consid-
erable damage to crops.”
C. M. Christner, our mail carrier
says that if the roads of Larimer con-
tinue long as they are at the present
he will have to get an air ship.
One of twin calves died for P. W.
White a few days ago.
Quite a number of our people at-
teded the Owls picnic; all report a
The Lutheran Sunday school will
hold their picnic on Aug. 21. Don’t
a great success.
John Brown has just completed the
new spring which he located some
time ago. Everybody says it is almost
equal to a public fountain.
Henry Keefer was on the sick list
Mrs Olive Hersh, who sold her
farm some time ago, has bought the
old Lyons place on which Benjy ex-
pects to erect some kind of a factory.
H. B. Beals died on Saturday morn-
ing after an illness of about a year,
aged 75 years. He was a prominent
resident of this vicinity for many
years and was held in great esteem.
The funeral took place on Monday,
the sermon being preached by Rev.
Michael, of Meyersdale.
Mt. LEBANON S. S. PICNIC.
The Mt. Lebanon Sunday School
will hold their annual basket picnic
on Saturday August 21 in the grove
surrounding the church. There will
be two bands; refreshments for all.
There will be various amusements
including a ball game and auto race.
No pains are being spared to make
this a notable picnic. Come.
Some Good Bargains in
MOTOR CYCLES this
week at Gurley’s Sport
ing Goods Store.
Rev. W. M. Howe officiated a few
days ago at the funeral of Mrs. Eliza-
beth Burkett Harden of Hyndman.
1200 persons were
tf automobiles from
Maryland, West Virgin-
‘on the ground
the meeting at the
in the mounains a-
bove Uniontown, last Thursday, In
regard to the improvement of the
National pike and the nlakng it a
part of a great system of national
; highways. Nearly all present signed
i a petition to Congress asking that
appropriations be made for the im-
provement of the pike and the ex-
tension of it from Washington, D..
C. to Los Angeles, California.
Resolutions were presented by ex-
Congressman ‘W. N. Carr, of Union-
town, Attorney J. M. Core, also of
Uniontown, and Judge R. W. Irwin,
of Washington, Pa. The first of these
resolutions was in commendation of
Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio and
West Virginia for their enterprise
in improving and maintaining the na-
tional Pike and authorizing the
chairman to appoint a committee,
‘with at least one representative in
each town of Pennsylvania along the
pike, whose duty it shall be to see
that the Pennsylvania legislature
keeps pace with the legislature of
our neighboring states in making ap-
propriations for the old national
road. The second resolution was an
endorsement of the bill of the Nation-
al Highways Association before Con-
gress. The third resolution pertained
to the planting of trees and bushes
after a uniform plan along the pike.
All three of these resolutions were |
On last Sunday
are delighted with our
ny tell us they
job printing. i=
Bring us your work.
County School Directors Decide
To Aid Supt. Seibert in
Work of Schools.
SALARY $1200 PER YEAR
Co. Supt. Seibert for Monday, Aug-
9 at 1:30 p. m. of which all the of-
ficers had due and timely notice. The
following are the officers:—C. L. Sha
ver, president; A. L. Miltenberger,
Vice Pres.; F. A. Bittner, Sec. and Jo-
siah Swank, Treas.
A special meeting of the officers
of the School Directors Association
of Somerset County was called by
The purpose of the meeting was to
nominate two assistant county super-
intendent of schools which was done
as indicated in the following para-
Joseph M. Custer, a teacher with
16 years experience, the last three as
Supervising Principal of the schools
Jenners township, and
Merl R. Schrock, who has had 22
years experience the last two as su-
pervising principal’ of the schools of
Folowing the fillingout of the com-
missions the oath of office was ad-
ministered to the new assistant su-
perintendents by Judge W. H. Rup-
pel who warmly congratulated them
upon their promotion. .
The: salary of the Assistant County
Superintendents $1200 per annum -
will be paid by the state. The amount
o salary is fixed by the officers of
the Directors’ Association and in this
| instance they were kept at the min-
imum. Any amount over $1200 per
evening at the annum would have been taken from
home of the bride’s mother on Front the state appropriation. The bill au-
street, in the presence of the famlies thorizing stenographers
liam Lyman Graves and Miss Ethel
Elizabeth Bowman. The bride has
been one of the efficient telephone
exchange girls an is an amiable and
‘attractiv young woman. The groom
is a clerk in the store of Holzshu &
. Weimer and is one of their trusted
Prof. John P. Rodgers, the popular
principal of the Hooversville High
School, and Miss Catheran Sherbine,
. daughter of Isaiah Sherbine, of Wil-
more, were married Saturday after-
noon at Johnstown in the Second
Christian Church by the Rev. William
McCallum. They , will reside in
GARRETT MAN IS
On Sunday afternoon while bath-
ing the river near Grantsville, John
Wilson, of Garrettt had a narrow es-
cape from drowning. Mr. Wilson
and family to Grantsville and while
giving John Black a lesson in swim-
‘ming, he was suddenly overcome by
a chill and though an expert swim-
mer could only with great difficul-
ty be rescued by other persons who
were bathing at the same time. He
was carried to a nearby cottage and
was revived only after an hour’s
CITY BAND TO HAVE FESTVAL
,Music and refreshments, both par
excellence may be had on Saturday
evening at the grand stand, Meyers
avenue and Centre street. The host
of the occasion will be the city band,
that is they will see’ to it that you
will get some fine music whether
you pay for it or not, but the refresh-
ments, why, of course, you will pay
for them; yes, you ought to pay for
them even though you got none of
them at all bécause of the fine musi-
cal treat you are getting at frequent
intervals. Turn out with your best
girl, your wife and your family and
help a worthy cause in our town.
W. C. T. U. MEETING.
The regular monthly meeting of the
W. C. T. U. will be held at the home
of Mrs. Dr. McKinley on Tuesday
August 17 at 2:30 p. m. The meeting
is called early to transact important 0
The second annual reunion of the
Stevens family will be held on the
old Stevens’ homestead, two miles
west of Holsopple, Sep. 4. Nearly
200 members of the family are ex-
pected to attedn. Cyrus Riffle, of Des
Moies, Ia., will be a guest.
Dr. A. E.|guperintendents has also become a
united in marriage Mr. Wil- law.
TOR CAR HERE
The people along the Western
Maryland railroad were surprised to
behold to all appearances an automo-
bile running along the tracks.
It was the motor car of Superin-
tendent Steiner, of this division and
he with other officials of the road
were on a tour of inspection.
The wheels of this vehicle are
made of iron. A speed of 60 miles
an hour can be attained and they
won’t be fined for exceeding the
speed limit, either.
Miss Ida Himmelsbaugh, of Altoo-
na, missionary to India, home on a
furlough, gave a most interesting ad-
dress on Thursday at the Church of
the Brethren and greatly pleased her
large audience as she spoke of much
of her own work as a medical mis-
sionary but more of the work of Miss
Ida Shumaker of our own town to
whose home coming in 1917 her ma-
ny friends in this community look for-
ward most eagerly.
All will be pleased to know that
Miss Himmelsbaugh will visit our
town again to see Miss Shumaker's
friends before she sails when she will
be better prepared with a message
from India not having anticipated
anything else on this occasion than
a quiet and restful visit.
HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE.
Ministers of the Church of the
Brethren will meet in Johntown in
about two months to consider the
proposition ‘to erect a home for aged
people of the Church of the Brethren,
Western Pennsylvania District.
The committee in charge of select-
ing a site has had a number of places
offered free of cost.
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Knepper, of
Johnstown, are visitors to Meyersdale
stopping at the home of Mrs. Knep-
per’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson
Klingaman = Mr. Knepper is a son of
of Rev. J. W. Knepper, a former pas-
tor of the Progressive Brethren
church. The latter is now living in
Read “THE BLACK TORTOISE." | Moc}
Altoona and is very ill. Because of
poor health, he abandoned his work
five months ago.
MARRIED AT CUMBERLAND.
Among the marriage licenses is-
sued at Cumberland, on Saturday,
‘was one to Miss Edna Clara Nthotma.
| ker, of Somerset, and Ira Thomas
k, of Cumberland.