The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, January 20, 1916, Image 1

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    AER iia,
We have a big cir-
culation and an “ad”
here is read by thou-
sands of people.
Meyersdale Commercial.
Are Asking Tor Wage Increase
of Ten Cents a Ton. Talk of
Forming Union.
Quite a great deal of disatisfaction
among the miners in this part of the
county has developed, owng to the
fact that the miners are asking for
an increase in wages of ten cents per
ton for pick mining. Organizers
have been busy in this section and a
union may be formed. Some of the
operators say they would prefer a
union as a committee would be easier
to talk to than the way it is at pres-
ent. The operators of the Enter-
prise Coal Company, the Hocking
Coal Company and Merrill & Co., at
Garrett, have not been working since
the first of the year. More than 200
men are idle. The coal diggers at
Atlantic No. 2, Blackfield, are idle be-
cause the company refuses to grant
their demands for an increase in pay.
Day men, however, are working there
as usual, C. W. Rowe & Co., closed
down their Hamilton mine last Sat-
urday in anticipation of a walk-out,
the majority of the men agreed to
go to work an operations were Te-,
sumed. A mass meeting of men em-
ployed at Boynton was held a few’
days ago but no definite action was
taken. A paper to secure signers for
the organization of a union was cir-
culated, it is said, but not many sig-
natures were secured. Several em-
ployees of the Consolidation Coal Co.
who attended the meeting were dis-
In some places the increase has
been granted. Starting last Monday
the employees of the: Morreltille |
"Coal Mining Company were given the!
increase. The men working on pick-
ed coal will be increased from &6
cents a ton to 65 cents and the com-
panymen will get a ten per cent in-
Elsewhere in this issue is an ar-
ticle by one of the miners.
On last Sunday a week ago, Alfred
Weimer and family from Salisbury
accompanied by Bernard and Martha
Weimer of Greenville went to Mey-
ersdale and took the train for Union
Bridge, Md. where Joseph Althoff, p
Mrs. Weimer's father met them and
drove to his home near Taneytown
to witness the double wedding of
two of Mr. Althoff’s daughters, mak-
ing four daughters married. The wed-
ding was celebrated on Tuesday
morning, 11th of January between
9 and 10 o’clock in the Catholic
chuch of Taneytown. After the wed-
ding, dinner was served 'to 74 peo-
ple; but that is not likely all of the
wedding dinners that may yet be ser-
ved in that home as Mr. Weimer has
still five single daughters at home.
Alfred Weimer and family returned
to Salisbury to their home on. Sat-
urdey while Bernard and Martha
Weimer stopped off at Hancock to
go to Berkley Springs wheére they vis-
jted at the home of an uncle and
. aunt, Mr. and Mrs. A. P Breig, .
Clewell E. Miller, Pastor. St. John's
Church, near Wittenberg: S. 8S. at
10 a. m. Union prayer meeting on
Sanday evening at 7:30-—Glencoe,
Sunday school at 10 o'clock in the
morning; preaching at 2 p. m.; and
prayer meeting at 7:80 in the even
ing—Meyersdale: Sunday School ~ at
9:30 in the morning; Y. P. A, at 6:30
The Union Hotel, on Mair. street,
“changes hands to- -day, the license be-
ing transferred to Mr. John Jenkins, | .
‘of Cumberland, who will have charge
ton his return from Somerset. Mr.
‘John W. Haley, ithe retiring pro-
prietor for the past two or three
years, will move into the Keystone
Hotel on the South Side until he de-
cides what he will do.
little paper published once
weeks by John E. Strayer, the real
estate man.
Daniel S. Miller, aged 80 years, died
Tuesday at his home in Somerset.He
was born in Elk Lick township. His
wife and twelve children survive.
- The Lutheran Congregation of Rock-
wood, Dr. John Erler, pastor, are mak-
ing preprations to erect a splendid
edifice. It is hoped that ground can be
broken for the structure satly this
Mrs. L. C. Colborn, aged €5 years,
wife of the well-known attorney of
Somerset, “died very unexpectedly on
Friday evening Though in delicate
{health for years, she had been out on
the streets the day before. Her hus-
band, one daughter and two sons
Jacob W. Ross, of Berlin, through
his attorneys, N.. T. Boose and James
‘B. Landis, has filed a suit against Dr
W. P. Shaw, of Berlin, to recover
‘$10,000 damages. Ross alleges that
{ Dr. Shaw carelessly and negligently
‘treated injuries the plaintiff received
in a mine accident last April. Ross
says that his leg was broken between
the knee and ankle and the hip was
{ dislocated.
Miss Minerva Humbert of Somerset
ihas brought a breach of promise suit
against Charles Spence, also of Som-
erset, to recover $10,000 damages. The
suit carries with it a capas requiring
$1,500 bail. Mr. Spece is night fore-
man in the Baltimore & Ohio shops in
Somerset. The plaintiff alleges that
she met him December 1, 1913, and
{that they became engaged some time
during the month. She says that his |
‘refusal to marry her has injured her
social standing. She also alleges that
she has suffered in wounded feelings.
D. H. Manges, a drayman in Meyv-
erdale for years has given the public
by his departure to points unknown.
a genuine surprise. He left on the ev-
ening of January 12 and it was then
supposed that he would return in a
day or two.
Mr. Manges got behind in his ac-
counts and there are many people
whom he owes, one a grocery firm for
ple. "He betrayed the trust and con-
idence of the B. & O. agent in this
place by obtaining a mileage book,
$22.50’ promising ‘to pay for the same
when he returned in the morning,
leaving for Cumberland.
year old son occupied rooms in the |
penniless. His draying outfit was own
set and she has
Wagner to sell the same. Mrs. Manges
gone to live with a sister at St. Paul.
Mr. Manges was an obliging and
stroke of his he would have passed
for ¢ pretty nice sort of fellow. His
debts swamped him and he wanted to
escape them and hear no more about
in the evening. Revival me:tings con- | them.
tinue *»roughout the cominz week. All
are cordially invited. *
L. Goughnour, Pastor,—Church ser-
vices on January 23 at Salisbury in
the morning; Summit Mills in the
afternoon; and at Meyersdale in the
evening. Sunday School and Chris-
tian Endeavor at the usual hours.
A 1 are cordially invited.
1t is known by some few persons at
least that the Consolidation Coal Com-
pany purposes increasing the wages
$f its employes on February 15. How
‘yauch the advance will be or whether
it is to be general is not known as
vet = by the public. This will
in part allay the unrest of the miners
and it seems to be just.
The Central City News is a new
in .two January 13. after an
two or three days. He tock sick with
* | funeral
$80, a doctor and scores of other peo- |
Some Friends Whom You Knew
and Loved Who Have Passed
Away Recently in This Vicin
Oldest son of Mrs. Martha Newman
of Salisbury, died at his home in
Monessen, Pa., on Thursday evening,
illness of but,
| the grip which afterwards developed
into pneumonia. He was aged 25
years, 7 months and 5 days.
Mr. Newman was born and grew
to manhood in Salisbury and about
four years ago he went to seek em-
ployment elsewher and at the time
of his death was employed by the
Pittsburg Steel Co. at Monessen
where he had lived for the past twn
years. He was manried to Miss Tillie
'A. Hall who with a young child sur-
vive him as do his mother and one
brother; his father, S. O. Newman,
preceded him to the grave several
years ago.
The remains were brought to Sal-
sbury and the funeral took place at
the home of his mother, Mrs. Martha
Newman at 2 p. m., Sunday. Rev. I
S Monn officiated. Interment was
made in the I. O. O. F cemetery, The
service. of the I. O. 0. F.
Lodge of which he was a member,
was used at the grave. A number of
the members of the Lodge of Salis-
bury were in attendance at the funer-
al. The deceased was 3 young man of
good habits and kind disposition and
he will be greatly mssed by all who
knew him, especially his young wife
‘who with her little child, will for the
present live with her moither-in-law,
Mrs. Martha Newman.
Died Saturday evening at her home
in Johnstown after a few week’s ill-
ness, aged 70 years. Deceased was
a daughter of John and Sarah Kunta)
‘Penrod and was born near
on October 15, 1846. She was one ot]
a family of 14 children, two of whom;
Jeremiah and Marin Penrod, served in’
the Civil War. Miss Penrod came to
Johnstown many years ago and was
married there o nNovember 3, 1874
to William P. Laird. Ten children
were born to Mr. and Mrs. Laird, all
of whom are dead except Maud, wife
of J. F. Taylor, of Rochester; Misses
Edith and Florence Laird, at home,
and Clarence Laird, of Wyoming. Mr.
Laird also survives his wife, with six
grandchldren, a brother, John Penrod,
of Johnstown and one sister, Mrs.
Mary Penrod Wingard of Johnstown.
The deceased had united with the
Lutheran Church in Somerset Coun-
A well ‘and favorably known for-
mer citizen of Meyersdale and late
of Pine Hill, died on Tuesday and
was buried in the Union cemetery in
place on Thursday forenoon. Mr. Jo-
ed by his mother who lives in Somer- |
instructed Sheriff | survives was Mrs, Cyrus Walter. One
der was a boy soldier in the Civil |
war being aged at the time of his
Mr. Manges with his wife and 12-jdeath; 68 years. He was a member of
the G. A. R. of Meyersdale Mr. Joder
Luke Hay home. He abandoned them | Was twice married, the first wife be-
‘ing Miss Eliza, youngest daughter of
i John Hostetler. His second wife who
"daughter, Mrs. Stella Morrison of
whose maiden name was Engle, has | Chambersburg also survives. There
‘are two living sisters—Mrs. Susan
Heffman of South Fork and Mrs. Car-
an industrious man. But for this big rie Gonder of Johnstown. Mr. Yoder
was a blacksmith by trade and foun-
dryman. He moved later to Pine Hill
;where he was mail carrier. He was a
member of the Church of the Breth-
ren. The father of the deceased was
famous because of the excellent axes
{he made.
An aged and respected citizen, of
Beachly street, this place, died at 6
A. M. Wednesday following an illness
of about three weeks from a paralytic
stroke. He was aged 77 years. The
deceased was born in Germany and
came to this country after manhood’s
years had been reached. For a num-
ber of years he owned a small farm
on the mountain side near town and
by thrift he managed to get along well.
Later he sold the farm for $1400 and
half of this amount he gave to his
second wife who is living. While as
husband and wife they occupied the
same house, each took care of him-
i self or herself.
Mr. Daberko as a consistent
Christian and his pastor, Rev. D. W.
Many tell us they
are delighted with our
job printing. 3
Bring us your work.
for Zion Lutheran Church and its pas-
tor, Rev. D. W. Michael. For it was
then that he and his estimable wife
tendered a reception to their people
in the Brotherhood room, this being
their second one given by them since
their coming to Meyersdale.
The room was prettily decorated
with the national colors, plants and
ferns. Prof. C. W. Baldwin had charge
of the orchestra and Mr. Howard Say-
lor gave some fine selections on a
hu ola. This part of the program
Ww. much enjoyed.
Rev. Michael received all who en-
tered in an informal manner, he desir-
ing: t0 make the event more like a
homecoming for his members. The
room was surcharged with humanity
and everybody was almost forced to
be. sociable. j
The pastor calle? the meeting to
silence rather than to order as none
were in disorder. He sail thi he was
most pleased to have them all pres-nt,
that now was not the time for Ilcng
countenances, that all should get ac-
quainted. He introduced other speak-
ers as follows: Editor Livengood of
the Republican; Mr. John Stein; Edi-
tor Cleaver of the Commercial; Rev.
Oney, pastor of the Lutheran church
at Salisbury; R. Harry Philson and
Clarence Moore, all of whom, with may
be one exception, said some interest-
ing and entertaining things.
Refreshments were served ice
cream, cake and coffee. The cakes
were prinsipally the product of the
| clergyman’s hands and were as fine
as are his Sunday, discourses, and his
week-day greetings. The members of
the Luther Bretherhood did ‘he serve
ing, and did it well. Such occasions do
to cement pulpit and pew, and
unity pastor and congregation. Surely
every one there felt at home and each
enjoyed himself or herself mueh in
deed. :
R. od. Digman, a flagman on the
Western Maryland railroad, on Tues
day, at the local station in coupling
a defective connection of one of the
cars, having a thumb reduced to pulp.
Dr. E. F. Hemminger attended the
injured member and had to amputate
it. Digman’s home is in Cuamber-
Michael conducted the funeral services
at the home to-day. Interment in Un-
ion Cemetery, Tressler undertaker.
August Wilderman was ' born in
srmany May 31, 1849 and died at
his home in Meyersdale, Pa., Jan. 15,
1916, aged 66 years, 7 months and 15
ldays. Mr, Wilderman came to this
‘country at the age of 21 years and
‘followed his profession as teacher of
music for a number of years. About
four years ago he was stricken with
paralysis and suffered from the same
untii the time of his death. He is sur-
'vived by his wife, Margaret Wilder-
man, nee Domer; four children:
Charles August, George Franklin,
Herman Albert and Margaret Alice,
and one stepson, William Baer. Fu-
neral services were conducted by
Reverend Clewell Miller on Monday,
January 17.
Mrs. Henry Ringler aged about 75
years of age, died Friday morning at
grip and other complications. There
survive her husband, two daughters,
Eva, wife of Benjamin Grindlesperger.
George W.
fof this place.
{be held on Saturday,
charge of the services.
CONGREG ATION the Summit township institute to be
held at the Peck School February 5,
Lutheran Pastor and Wife De-
lightfully Act as Host and FHos-
tess to [heir large Congreza-
Friday evening last was one of the
markedly noted occasions of the year
her home bit Berlin from the effects of
of Boswell, Pa; Mattie, wife of Har-
vey Sarver, of Garrett, Pa., and three |
sons, Albert, Robert and William at
Brinham, of Hyndman,
idied this morning at six o’clock from
cancer after a prolonged illness. He
‘was a member of the Masonic lodge
Funeral services will
The following is the program for
1916 to begin at 1 p. m.
Song, Help Someone
Teaching beginners to read, Marga
ret Shultz
Reading in the Second and Third
Grades, Emma Schrock
Reading in the Fourth
Grades, Lillian Seibert
Increasing the Child’s vocabulary, H.
B. Saler
Importance of drill in the teaching
of reading, Orpha Meyers
Proper use of the Dictionary,
Training of Memory, Mary E. Fike
Recitation, Wreck of the Hesperus
Mary L. Cnagey
How to create interest in reading,
F. E. Witt
Importance of visiting the schools,
R. C. Engle
Use of devices in teaching reading to
beginners, Ella Witt
Importance of the reading
Lester Sipple
Brief sketch of tie Life of lLongfel-
- low, Anna K. Miller.
What should be read? Veuna Beals
Sole, Ruth I. Commons
Value of poetry, E. R. Hay
Composition—Sada Schrock.
‘Outline and’ Summary of the work,
in reading, S. C. Witt
Song, Brighten the corner.
On Friday afternoon, Elmer E.
Bittner, a former resident of Somer-
set County, was scalded to death at
Waitville, W. Va., while working on a
and Fifth
Those in Somerset County Who
Haye Just United Their Fates
and Fortunes.
On’ Tuesday, January 18th, at high
noon, Miss Anna Grace Masters, the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Mas-
ters, of Confluence, was united in mar-
riage with Mr. Charles S. Evans, a
prominant attorney of Ebensburg,
Pa. The wedding was held at the
home of the bride’s parents in Con-
filluence. Only the immediate rela-
tives of the bride were present, with
the single exception of Mrs. Harry
B. Snider, of Meyersdale, who has
long been an intimate friend of the
bride and her sisters. The ceremony
was performed by the Rev. H. L.
Goughnour, of Meyersdale.
Mr. Masters and family were for-
merly residenits of Meyersdale and
have many friends in this community.
Mrs. Masters is a daughter of Dr. U.
M. Beachly, deceased, one of Meyers-
dale’s pioneer citizens.
Those present from a distance
were; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Critchton
of Johnstown; Mr. Frank B. Masters,
of New York City, and Miss Emma
Masters, of Portage.
After the ceremony a sumptuous
wedding dinner was served and the
newly married couple boarded train
No. 16 for Washington, D. C., and
to some other points in the east.
Upon their return from their honey-
moon they will reside in Ebensburg.
Mr. Henry C. Miller and Miss Irene,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Wz Broad-
water, of near Glencoe, were united in
“donkey” engine in a lumber camp.
Wth three other men, he was at-
tempting to make repairs to the en-
gine when in some manner it upset,
Three of the men were frightfully
scalded and another but slightly hurt.
Boettner died on the way to the
hospitial at Roanoke, Va. His wife
and one son survive. The funeral took
place on Tuesday at Frostburg.
No change has been made in the
board of directors nor in the officers
of the two Meyersdale banks for the
present year.
Citizens Bank— Directors, 8. C.
Hartley, F. B. Black, S. A. Kendall,
W. N. Moser, W, T. Hoblitzell, H.
Bunn Philson, Clarence Moore, S. B.
‘Philson R. H. Philson; officers elected
on Friday evening: S. B. Philson,
president; S. A. Kendall, vice presi-
dent; R. H. Philson, cashier; Clar-
ence Moore, assistant cashier.
Second National Bank, Directors:
N. B. Miller, president; W. H. Habel,
vice president; J. H. Bowman, cashier
C. Q. Griffith, assistant tlre latter not
a direcor; J. N. Cover, W. B. Cook;
/BE. C. Kyle, E. M. Berkley, Perry C.
‘Miller, Wilson E. Walker, Wm. P.
“Growing Better” is what they say
and it was the best when it was start-
ed. ‘Mr. Hemminger was in Pitts-
burg on Wednesday and ordered a
7 piece orchestra player which will
be here in a few days. The programs
regardless of the weather are pulling
big crowds.
The feature to-night is “The Thief,”
something superior. The programs
each night of this week are simply
great. Come and judge for yourself.
Moses Yoder of Troy, Ohio, a slate
roofer of Troy Ohio, a few days ago,
fell from the roof of the county home
at Clairdon, Ohio, and was very se-
riously, and possibly fatally injur-
ed. He was rendered unconscious and
word was sent to friends in this
is an acquaintance, Mr. Yoder had
been unconscious for 24 hours.
Mr. G. Benford, the grandiather
of George H. Benford of this place,
was in town on Monday attending to
business matters. Some months ago
Mr. Benford suffered a paralytic
stroke and also a dislocated hip.
Since that time he has been in a
Cumberland hospital. He was unable
to get along without an attendant.
F. L. Wilmoth and Edgar Irwin
at | [left on Monday on a business trip to |
The local lodge will have | Charlestown, W. Va. They purpose
returinng home this evening.
section of whom, Mr. J. S. Wengerd
marriage on Tuesday noon at the
bride’s home by Rev. A. S. Kresge.
Dinner was then served to. the guests.
It was a family affair and those be-
sides the members of the family pre-
sent were Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Broadwater, Robert, Frank, Edward,
Luke and Miss Florence Bdoadwater,
and Mrs. Henry Miller. The groom
was formerly engaged in the mercan-
«tile business at Johnsburg. He now
has a position in Cumberland where
they will reside. The bride is a charm
ing and estimable young woman.
At high noon to-day with perhaps
75 guests present, Rev. A. S. Kresge
the officiating clergyman, Mr. John
P. Poorbaugh and Miss Florence
Diest were united in wedlock at the
‘home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Diest, of near Glencoe.
At the Brethren parsonage on Sun-
day evening, January 16, Mr. Melvin
Albright of the South Side and Miss
Della Yaist, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Yaist of Transmeyersdale
were united in marriage by Rev. H.
1. Goughnour. The bride ard groom
are highly respected young people
and enjoy the best wishes of.a host
of friends.
The following are the recently in-
stalled Knights of Pythias of Meyers-
dale: Chancellor Commander, Hen-
ry Kuhs; Vice Chancellor, . Henry
Engle; Prelate, Dennis Knieriem;
Master at Arms, William Yutzy; Mas.
ter of Exchequer, J. A. Saylor; Mas-
ter of Finance, P. H. Weimer; Trus-
tees,—C. J. Bowmaster, Howard Say-
lor; H. M. Weimer; Keeper of Rec-
ords and Seal, Irvin Schrock; Inner
Guard, Jos Hersh; Outerr Guard, L.
P. Siehl. *
Miss Louise E. Hollister, 2 national
organizer and lecturer for the W. C,
T. U., expects to be in Meyersdale in
about two weeks to lecture in the
Methodist church. -
Miss Hollister is a most eloquent
speaker and of charming personality
and all who hear her will be delight-
ed with her lecture.
On Tuesday evening, the Woodmen
of this place inducted into office the
following for the next term: Council,
Jacob Spaugy; adviser, J. M. Schlicht
treasurer, Conrad Knieriem; past
| council, Valentine Gress; escort, A.
H. Johnson; clerk, W. H. Holshu;
physician, Dr. Bruce Lichty.