The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, November 11, 1915, Image 1

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Bring us your work.
Laments the Recent Disbanding
of Ministerium. Wants Them
“By All Means to Reorganize
For the Good of Our Town.
Editor of The Commercial: —
In last week’s Commercial I observ-
ed the death notice of the Ministerium
of Meyersdale, which to me seemed
a very sad affair. I believe that an
organization like a ministerium is one
of the most efficient means of com-
batting against the various forms of.
evil in our town. This is true for va-
rious reasons, some of which are as
follows: — First, It enables the min-
isters of the Gospel to receive infor-
mation as to the moral condition and
neadds of the town in general which
they otherwise can not get nearly so
well, ~ein
Second, It enables the ministers to
make ‘a united effort to correct the
wrongs and to furnish such’food for
+ reflection to the people of the town
as “will! ‘have infinitely . more force
than any, ‘one individual could possi
bly Have, sand this Jincredses & minis- '}
6 ey’ in a town’ many fold.
“Phe inspiration the ministers.
receive from - associating with each”
ina comfon cause’ (GF they“ have a
commen cause) is very great and ben-
eficial to all of them inasmuch as it is
bound to give them a much larger
and clearer vision than they other-
wise could have, which will enable
them to develop people of the same
kind. This will prepare them to com-
bat ‘against the common errors such
as believing the main thing in life is.
to fry to keep himself out of hell, n
difference about the other fellow.
Or another: narrow view, that his or
Why did the dissolution take place?
The . resolution states that such a
large proportion of the members of
the association seem tc manifest no
interest in the orgumzation, or its
work. This has a look 2bout it. tai
makes any one having a proper con-
ception of Christ, the Church and
the ministry, shudder, as it has the
appearance of a retrograding minis-
try, and thsi naturally has a very bad
effect on the laity of the present day.
It might have been so looked upon
in days long gone ‘by. when men
believed that certain forms of bap-
tism, confession, dress, doctrine, mo
differences how antiquated it had be-
come, or that all that was necessary |
was to try to keep out of hell, or some
other narrow, ridiculous view, such as'
a man thinking his own church orcon-
gregation is the limit of his concern,
ete., etc. All of these views are out of
harmony with the knowledge and spirit
of our age, as well as the spirit of
Christ. If T read the signs of the pres-
ent time correctly, they point toward
a much more lofty conception than
was entertained by Christian men a
few years ago. To-day, the biggest and
best men living say, “a man’s interest
must reach as far as God’s image is
reflected in man,” which is over the
earth. They say that the main pur-
pose in life is to put away sin in all
its forms and to build up instead the
Kingdom of God. This reaches much
+ farther than any sect or denomina-
tion, and to do thig requires a united
effort, and then to learn a large pro-
portion of. the ministers of our town
are not interested in a united effort to
establish the Kingdom on earth, is e-
nough to make the intelligent portion
of the laity sit up and take notice.
I feel sure I express the general
sentiment of the laity when I say the
results obtained from the ministerium
in the past have been very good. Be-
yond a doubt the large crowd of peo-
ple in attendance at our Union Thanks
giving services bear testimony. to
this statement. There is not the least
doubt that the gigantic evil of the sa-
loon traffic can be put to a finish
much more easily and more quickly
by a united effort than it can be done
single handed. So it is with other mat.
ters pertaining’ to the general wel-
fare of society.
I feel sure,I voice the sentiment of
the laity when I say to our ministers,
no doubt, Satan’ will be able to try
vour metal; but in union there is
strength. From a united ministry will
come a united peéople. (Like priests
! hot ution do not extend beyond thelr th
FINED $225
Three colored men, of Lansdowne,
Philadelphia, came here the begin-
ning of last week to hunt. They be-
gan their work at Deal and obtained
six turkeys, wild or tame, is not
| known, although some of the farr
some of their flocks are lessened.
The hunters had Jno. E. Fair pack
the turkeys with vegetables and ship
ped to Philadelphia.
State Game Protector Osmer hear-
ing of the case is now at work upon
it and the men will probably be.arrest
ed and brought back for trial. If the
turkeys were wild their little hunting
bill will be at least $225; if they were
tame they will have to settle with
with some irate farmers who are in
‘no. mood to sell turkey gotten in
that way for a small price.
‘While Sheriftff Charles F. Hochard
{ha county a few days ago to answer a
charge of forgery, W. A, Coleman at )
ed from a ‘Pennsylvania train at Gall-
etzen and made his escape. The au-
“thorities have been scouring the
‘mountain to no avail. Coleman was
captured in. New York city andthe
“police there had warned the ‘sheriff
that the prisoner was a deSperate
| man. The ‘Sheriff was taking Coleman
jfrom the smoker to another car and
had permitted him ta - go free of the |
handcuffs until he put on his overcoat.
Coleman was to ‘answer charges made
by ‘the: Citizens’ Nazions] bank of
reached the
brakeman opened the doors and leap-
ed on to the platform. It was a min-
ute before the sheriff got off the train
He searched for his charge but could
not find him, so he boarded the same
train and went on to Somerset.
Husking corn is the. order of the
‘day in this vicinity.
J C. Miller will soon move into his
new house in Pocahontas as it is al
most completed.
Oscar Sipple of St. Paul ad Lester
{Sinple and Mrs. Susan Helwig of Sip-
ipleville were the guests of J. H. Sny-
der last Sunday.
Fred Durr says he has the roads so
|good that automobiles all run on high
speed over jur hills.
The services held here last week by
Rev. A. 8. Kresge were well attended
every night and a number of fine ser-
mons were delivered. The services
closed last Sunday evening instead of
next Sunday as had been previously
announced.Sunday school next Sunday
at St. Mark’s at 2 o’clock.
erthrown and much of the narrowness
in people will disappear and a clear-
er vision will be developed in them,
so that they will be able to see that
after all we are to live for Christ and
his kingdom, instead of for some cus-
tom, tradition, sect or denomination.
The Laymen’s movement has clear
ly demonstrated that the men are in
earnest in religious matters, and, of
course, they naturally expéct their
leaders to manifest more concern
than they ever did in the past. The day
has gone by when simply a long coat
and a pletistic face and interest only
in a small portion of society will sat-
isfy the laity and I ddn’t believe it will
Christ either. Effeminate platitudes
will not fill the bill in this age.
The laity of to-day expect thelr
leaders to see a Christ that died for
all men and a people that all have
some good in them and that the main
thing is the destruction of sin and
the building up of the kingdom. Sure-
ly this requires a united effort. Christ's
work cannot prosper as it should if
his followers hold views that de not
extend beyond their own sect or de
nomination. It must not be forgotten
there often is a big difference between
a high type Christian and a denomina-
tional zealot. I feel sure I express the
mers in that community know that
was: bringing him back to Somerset >
vestibule just as ‘the =
Sisters and Other
day School Board of Foreign Mi
who made excellent addresses
morning and evening in
ed Church here, will never forget
town of Meyersdale on aceoun of 1
terrible news received
Tuesday afternoon.
make an address on
customs of the Mecha
high school. Just be: }
speak he received a letter
laughing and with happy ag
lives, little thought that the one: aj
which have been and
place in Armenia, and had. a
Tiflis, Russia. :
The latter told - of oc
‘September 27 at the home
Kombar, ih Van, Turkey:
The two married sisters of
bar, after having seen t
Everybody busy husking corn!
The sale of Andrew Horchner was
attended by those from far and. near.
Herman Lottig purchased the" driv-
ing horse at ‘the sale; he says that
if the Buzz Wagon can’t get through
the horse can.
A. J. Baer and Asa Hoar of Vim
spent Saturday in Larimer hunting
for bunnies.
Poorbaugh & Bowser bought a nice
bunch of lambs of P. W. White on
Monday last.
Simon Keeker While working in the
handle factory for H. Tayman had
two of his fingers cut so that he is
not able fo work for a few days.
Leroy Crissey made a business trip
to Meyersdale on Saturday last.
Wm. H. Deeter passed through
this place looking up some timber a
few days ago
views of the best people of the town |
when I say to the ministers, keep w |
he ministerium.
tike people) and more sin will be ov-
ctor for two years
ood UU
sch ol directors for six years, |
chool dir- |
LW Ha y
Rev. J. Kombar, an Armenian, ‘and
a representative of the Reformed San-
Reprasentativs of Reformed od Sunday Sch School Board of Foreign Miss-
ions Hears While in Meye :
sdale of Terrible Fate of
latives Victims of
on ‘the aged grandmother,
in after the beloved grandchildren.
‘brutal soldiers, upon seeing this
way. Then they tried the
: of their Swords on her atten
parents and then either
or taken as slaves.
were killed in the, Armenian
acres of 1906. He is heartbroken
0 enlist as a soldier in the Rus.
Rev. J. H. Cassady, a revivalist of
note who” occupies the prominent po-
sition of ‘the pastor of the Church of
the Brethren at Juniata College at
Huntingdon, will be here ‘for’ three
weeks -and will ‘be assisted by Prof. J.
W. Yoder, of Philadelphia who is one
of the foremost institute leaders in
vocal music the state has, Services
begin on Monday night.
Mr Perry Burkhclder, an industri-
ous and thrifty young man who in-
vented the Jitney for Meyersdale and
is now also the mail carrier to’ and
from the trains, took unto himself a
wife in. the person of an: estimable
and pretty young woman, by name;
Miss Orpha . Hostetler, the daughter
of Silas Hosttler.. The ceremony was
performed in Cumberland on Satur-
day, A homeymoon trip was made to
the national capital for a few days,
the dogs. Both ladies were highly
ducati I and graduates of a univer-
re last fall they were music
‘this terrible scene was going
80 years
erying and attempting to
. { Rockwood; 10— Lloyd A. Burts, Con-
to fight against those Who
o%; | November 14th there will be Sunday
8 | servance of the Lord's Supper at Tze
The Sunday Sshool workers of Som-
erset county will meet at Somerset,
Friday November 26, in the M. f.
church, the first session being at
10 a. m. B. F. Forsythe, of the State
S. 8. Department, will be present. An
interesting and inspiring convention
is assured.
The county officers are: Pres., H.
B. Speicher, Garrett; vice pres., B.
W. Lambing, Somerset; sec, Rev. I.
S. Monn, Elk Lick; treas., L. L. Moun-
tain, Confluence, Department Supts:
Cradle Roll, Mrs. C. 1. Shaffer; Home
Department, A. J. Sembower, Rock-
wood; Teacher Training; V. D. Nau-
gle, Hooversville; 0. A. B. C, PF. K.
Sanner, Somerset; Sec. Div. Org.
Classes, Lloyd L. Mountain, Conflu-'
ence; Rural Schools, W. B. Putnam, :
Somerset R. D; Temperance, Mrs.
Georgiana Roach, Windber.
Stoyestown; 3—Rev. A. J Beeegley,
Friedens R. D; 4— F. K. Santer, Som-
erset; §—H. B. Landis, Berlin; 6— |
D. U. Foust. Fairhope; 7—Reév A: 8
Kresge, Meyersdale; 8—Rev. I. “8,
Monn, Elk Lick; 9—C. BE. Statler,
rr ———————
vices are being held each evening this |
week in the Salisbury Brethren
{Church at 7:30 p. m. Nxt Sunday,
'| School and preaching servies at Sal.
fsbury in the mordidg and the ob-
in the evening. In the: afternoon
thére in be Sunday School and
melia 10
promised. As th o
\te Amelia said;
Rev. W. M. Howe, Pastor. Services
for Nov. 14: Morning subject, “Come |
and Dine.” Evening subject, The Hal-
lejah Chapter of the Book of Revela-
tion.” Sunday School at 9:30 a .m.
Christian Workers’ Meeting at 6:15
p. m. Singing led by Prof. J. W. Yo-
der, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 Pp. m
and Sunday at 2:30 p. m. Bible Class
at 7 p. m: on Friday. Evangelistic ser-
vices by Elder Cassady begin on Mon
day November 15.
The Brethren church of this place
of which Rev. H. L. Goughnour is the
able pastor, is certainly wide-a-wake.
Last Sunday was rally day for the
Sunday school and the number aimed
at for that occasion was 400; this
was surpassed by 11. The communion
service was the most largely attend-
ed of any in the history of the church.
Nineteen new members were added
to the church. It was desired on Sun-
day to raise $100 for repainting and
when the collection was taken it was
found that $108 was subscribed.
Azubah Jones, Holsopple; Missionary, '
Their Tampering With a Teleph-
one Wire Causes Her Electro-
cution When Her Foot Becom-
es Entangled.
Lena Baroni, a pretty 16-year-old
Austrian girl, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Angelo Baroni of Listie was elec-
trocuted between 1 and 2 o’clock Sun-
day afternoon near her home about
a mile and a half from Listie. She was
climbing a rail fence when her feet
became entangled with a section of
loose telephone wire one end of which
| was hanging across a high tension
{transmission line of the Penn Elec-
tric company carry 22, 000 volts. A 9-
| year-old sister, Annie, had her hand
i burned when she also came in contact
with the wire.
The wire was a section that had
The District Supts. are: No. 1— J. josen cut from a private telephone line
| J. Weaver, Windber; 2—George Hunt.
of the Penn company, carried on the
same poles as the tension lings,” when
thé former broke down several’ days
ago. The section of wire had been” cut
out and coiled about the fence near
the Baroni home. As early as last
Thursday, it is declared, someone
tied: ‘a stone to an end of the wire,
tossing it over.the high tension lines,
the stone hanging about three feet
below them. The other end remained
coiled about the fence.
The victim and her sister were re-
turning from the woods, where they
had been gathering chestnuts. Annie
was rendered unconscious as ‘her
hand came in contact with the wire.
She recovered in a few minutes and
valiantly endeavored to pull her sis-
ter from the entanglement. By a mir-
acle the little gu seaped further in-
family came: here 1
Lena was two years of age.
Investigation revealed evidence of
a deliberate criminal misdemeanor.
Apparently the girl was the victim of
boys’ pranks. The investigation re
vealed a piece of fence wire swung a-
cross one of three high-powered cur-
rent lines of the Penn Electric Service
Company of Johnstown. A stone,
. | weighing seven or eight pounds, had
been tied to one end and thrown ac-
ross the lowest of the three wires. The
weight of the stone caused the fence
wire to wrap around the electric wire
a couple of times, holding it securely.
The other end of the fence wire was
lying across a rail fence. A reward of
$300 has been offered by the - Penn
company for the arrest of the ones
The body of the unfortunate girl
was brought to Meyersdale for inter-
ment, mass being said by Father Bra-
dy in the Catholic church.
The Twentieth Century Manufact-
uring Company at Boynton has just
recently received confirmation that
they have practically secured the con-
tract for the building of tractor en-
gines and steel wagons for the Rus-
sian government, concerning which
mention has been made in this paper
at different times the past few weeks
and about which the whole communi-
ty has been talking for the order in-
volves between one and two million
When negotiations were begun
about a month ago the Boynton Com-
pany cabled their prices and their
ability to handle the order and that the
same time wrote a letter explanatory
of the cable message. The first part
of this week the company received
AM kinds of Guns and
Repairs at—
they returnin to Meyersdale on Wed- | |
»rge F. Spei-| y BUCKWHEAT CHOP
at $198, |
C. E. DEAL. !
et $1.78 Per Hundred Weight
word that their terms were satisfacto-
ry and that all that delayed the sign-
ing of the contract was that they may
receive the letter sent by the compa
ny. Its contents simply corroborte
the cablegram. The Boynton company
will have to add about 100 men to
their present force of 30 men.
They will be required to get out 60
engines in two months besides 60
wagons. Following that they will de-
liver monthly 10 trains. A train com-
sists of one engine and four cars.
The Twentieth Century - Manufse-
turing Company is to be congratuls-
ted on the excellency of their prod-
ucts as it was the quality of their en-
gines which is obtaining for them
this very unusual order .
This state carried outside of Phila-
delnhia by 3,000,
315,000 votes were cast for suffrage.
Only lost by 38;000 votes instead of
1150,000 as first stated.
The decent wards ‘in Philadelphia
gave suffrage a heavy vote.
river and slum wards which