The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, February 10, 1916, Image 1

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sands of people.
Meyersdale Commercial,
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are delighted with our
job printing. i
Bring us your work.
Seventy-Seven Persons in Somer-
set County File Petitions to Sell
Saturday night at midnight was the
last hour for filing liquor license pet-
itions in Somerset County. A total of
77 applicants were filed with Clerk of
Courts Daniel W. Weller, of which 65
are retail, four brewers’ six distillers’
and two wholesale. There is one new
wholesale application, that of Burgess
Charles H. Pimlott and William J.
OConnor of Boswell The Jenner Brew-
ing company, which does not hold a
license at present, having been refus-
ed by Judge Ruppel last year, is again
an applicant.
"There are seven new retail peti-
tions one in Berlin, one in Conemaugh
one in Hooversville, two in Shade
township and two in Windber.
A list of the applciants, with the
names of their attorneys, follows:
Addison Borough—James W. Rush
Attorneys, Scott & Scott.
Benson— Ferdinand Sann. Attor-
neys, Scott & Scott.
Berlin—Hiram Albright. Attorneys,
Scott & Scott; Edward Burns, Attor-
¥ ney, Chas. W. Walker; Milton H. Hos-
tetler (new), Attorney, Chas. W
Boswell—Justus Volk, Attorneys
Scott & Scott; Ivor Thomas, Attor-
neys Scott & Scott; D. H. Wampler,
Attorney, F. W. Biesecker; Louis M.
Schultz, Attorneys Scott & Scott.
son, Attorneys Scott & Scott.
Casselman—David H. Barnes,
torney Chas. W. Walker.
Conemaugh— Calvin Donges, Attor-
ney Chas. W. Walker; Andrew
Schlossnagle, Attorney Chas. W.
Walker; Klare Bros. (new), Attorney
_Biesecker; William A. - Knauf,
Confluence J. F. Turney, Attor-
ney F. W. Biesecker; Charles H. Rus-
sell, Attorney Chas. W. Walker;;
Charles Marquart, Attorneys Scott &
Elk Lick— Samuel Paschke, Attor-
neys Scott & Scott.
Hooversville— Peter M.
(new), Attorneys Scott &
Daniel W. Saylor, Attorney F. W.
Garrett—Jas. W. Brown, Attorney
F. -W. Biesecker; Jas. B. Ashman, At
torney Chas. W. Walker.
Jenner—Glen W. Rose,
Scott & Scott; Michael H. Sipe, Attor
ney, F. W. Biesecker; W. C. Moore,
Attorneys, Scott & Scott.
Latimer— Chas. S. Kifer, Attorneys
Scott & Scott.
Lower Turkeyfoot; Reuben S. Rake
straw, Attorney J. C. Lowry.
Meyersdale—J. B. T. Jenkins, Attor-
Scott & Scott; Payton H. Ramer, At-
torney F. W. Biesecker; George R.
Logue, Attorney, Chas. W. Walker;
Grant A. Tressler, Attorney, Charles
W. Walker; Jas. J. Judge, Attorneys,
Scott & Scoft.
New Baltimore—Francis E. Straub
PORE 1 Attorneys, Scott & Scott.
Li Northampton—G. G. DeLozier, At-
> yr torneys, Scott & Scott. :
: Paint Borough—H. B. Kline, Attor-
git Scott & Scott; Richard T.
3 neys,
| Marsh, Attorney, Chas. W. Walker
Paint Township—E. C. Armstrong,
Attorney F. W. Biesecker.
Rockwood—Samuel S. Rickard, At-
torney Scott & Scott; John G. Miller,
Attorneys, Scott & Scott; J. H. Leigh-
ty; Scott & Scott.
Salisbury—William Dietz, Attorn-
eys Scott & Scott; Henry Loechel,
Attorney Charles W. Walker.
Shade— Adam Stibich (new), At-
torneys Scott & Scott; Martin R.
Brennan, Attorney Charles W. Walk-
‘@r. Te
Somerfield— Clifford H. Springer,
Attorney F. W. Biesecker.
- Somerset Borough—Charles Hentz,
Attorney F. W. Biesecker; Nora A.
Winters, Attorneys Scott & Scott; S.
M. Flenegin, Attorneys Scott &
Scott; Frank O. Feller, Attorneys
Scott & Scott.
Somerset Township—Elizabeth C.
Cleveland, Attorneys Scott & Scott.
Charles A. Trapp, Attorney J. C. Low-
Stoyestown James M. Rhue, Attor-
ney F. W. Biesecker; Wilson K. Wal-
ker, Attorney F. W. Biesecker.
Windber—Joseph T.
Attorney F. W. Biesecker; John Shar-
key, Attorney J. C. Lowry; Clark
J. Duncan, Attorney J. OC. Low- |
Scott; |
Attorney, J. C. Lowry; Jno. Brennan, |
McCormick, |
Mr. George Hibner and wife arrived]
yesterday from Mt. Braddock where
Mr. Hibner has been in the employ of
departments, for nine years.
Mr. Hibner owns a
home, Sixth avenue and Thomas st.
Mr.,and Mrs. Hibner are not stran-
gers having resided here before
going to Mt Braddock. They are well
and favorably known here as Mr. Hib-
ner was with the Savage Fire Brick
Company, of which the late J. J. Hob-
litzell was president for thirty-two
years. We welcome them to their
old home and hope they have a com-
fortable ending of their days here.
Mr. Hibner is a veteran of the Civil
war and must have enlisted at an ear-
ly age as he is but sixty-six years of
age. Sickness in the last year, howev-
er, has caused him to appear some-
what older.
Herbert E. Hibner, who has been
‘| occupying his father’s home on Thom-
as streeet, will move into the W. P.
Meyers house on Grant streeet.
For the, past two or three years
there has been pending a suit insti-
tuted by the Meyersdale Council to
recover money paid for the construct-
ing of a safe side walk in front of
what is’ known as the Levi Deal
property on Meyers avenue near the
B. & O. station. The solicitor for the
borough, W. C. Truxal, Esq., informed
council the first part of the week that
payment had been made to him of
‘$640, including cost of payment and |
The apparent owner and for aught
the writer knows, the real owner of
the property in question is James
Scott, of Ursina, and it was he who
paid the money to close up what
would evidently have been on his side
'a hopeless case. The culmination of
this transaction is a vindication of the
‘Board of Councilmen in the past.
A few years ago, owing to the steep-
ness of the grade by the Deal prop-
erty, the owner built a side walk or
pavement in which he built steps.
These council deemed unsafe follow-
ing petitions that they be removed
on the ground that they were danger-
‘ous in a public thoroughfare. Council
accordingly found it necessary to
build the pavement down to the street
graed and when the bill was presented
to the owner for payment, refusal
was made on the latter's part. After
a prolonged waiting suit was begun
which fortunately for all concerned
has been settled.
per cent. Protein at $1.80 per hund-
Fine job work turned out at the
Commercial Office.
ry; Andrew Timko, Attorney Char-
les W. Walker; John E. Hasson, At-
torney Charles W. Walker; Albert L.
Gohn (new), Attorneys Scott & Scott;
Paul Pachuda (new), Attorneys Scott
& Scott; W. J. Murphy, Attorneys
Scott & Scott; Frank Lowry, Attor-
neys Scott & Scott; Frank Tarr, At-
torney F. W. Biesecker.
Jenners Brewing Company (new),
Attorneys Scott & Scott; Windber
Brewing Company, Attorney F. J.
Kooser; Meyersdale Brewing Compa-
ny, Attorneys Scott & Scott; Rock-
wood Brewing Company, Attorneys
Scott & Scott.
Buhl & QGatesman, Meyersdale, At-
torneys Scott & Scott; Christopher
Johnston, Summit, Attorney Charles
W. Walker; Shultz Distilling Compa-
les W. Walker; Harry M. Landman,
Somerset township, Attorney Char-
les W. Walker; Somerset Distilling
Scott & Scott; Norbert J. Topper,
New Baltimore, Attorneys Scott &
| Scot.
{ Wholesale.
Charles H. Pimlott and William J.
O’Conner, Boswell (new), Attorney |
Charles W. Walker; W. C. Moore & |
Co., Windber, Attorney J. C. Lowry.
comfortable !
W. J. Raney Brick Company, most of | Only Fatal Accident in Many Years in Tub Mills Region. Occurred
the time Supenintendent of one of the |
Last Friday. Was to Have Been Married in a
Very Short Time.
The only fatal mine accident’ “¥hat feral years ago. Mr. Baker was aged
killed by a fall of draw-slate.
with all the modern conveniences; he | ;.cuyrred for a number of years in ' about thirty vears. He was a son of
has not been in good health for some | this end of the region occurred in the | Mrs. Lucy Baker who preceded him
time past and he has returned to Mey- | Tub Mill mines last Friday morning to the
ersdale where he expects to end his | yy, William Baker was instantly
| ago. He is survived by two children
who are living in the home of their
The unfortunate young man was grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman
taken to the home of Wm. Knecht | Weimer in Grenville township. Broth-
where an autopsy was held and the ers and sisters who. survive are the
the body was prepared for burial by
Undertaker Reich, after which the
following: Mrs. Samuel Brown, just
mentioned; Miss Maggie Brown at
remains were taken to the home of | the county Home; Daniel Baker, Sol-
the sister of the deceased, Mrs. Sam-
uel Brown, with whom he had board-
The funeral was held in St. Mich-
ael’'s Catholic church, West Salisbu-
ry on Monday morning at 9 o’clock
and interment was made in the ceme-
tery adjoining the church, besides
the grave of his wife who died sev-
, omon Baker, and Albert Baker, all of
Elk Lick township.
Another to mourn the very sudden
death of this young man is a Miss
Brown of Finzel, Md., to whom tae
deceased was engaged to be married
in a very short time, but Providence
or destiny willed otherwise.
A reception quite large, with some
degree of elaborateness, was tendered
Mr. and Mrs. Barney D. Wilmoth by
the mother of the groom, Mrs. Jennie
Wilmoth on Monday evening in the
spacious Wilmoth home, Front and
Beachly street.
Mr. Barney Wilmoth and Miss Mar-
tha Clarke were married on Jan. 26
at Glen Campbell, the home of the
bride, whose father is an extensive
business man. Between that date and
Sunday evening when the bride and
groom arrived here was passed on a
wedding trip to some of the larger
‘Eastern cities.
At the reception on Monday even-
ing, Meyersdale’s
band- was present but they did not
creep up some by-way and launch out
wth a startling fusilade of noise with
a bit of music here and there, but they
were the invited guests and as such
were within the house rather thaa
being without in the cold, and before
they left they were the recipients of
a generous donation from the groom.
The guests were entertained
cards and a very delightful time was |
spent. The bridge and groom in tine |
early part of the evening received the
congratulations of the guests.
at | curve in the tracks at that point. He
society people i.
were largely represented . The «City,
Engine Runs Down Casselman
Resident Sunday. Companion
Badly Injured.
On Sunday afternoon near her
home at Casselman, Mrs. Ida Frey,
aged 47 years, was struck by a light
engine and instantly killed in sight,
of her son, Robert Frey. Mrs. Etta
Fromel, a neighbor walking with Mrs.
Frey was also struck and seriously
The Freys live very close to the
Baltimore & Ohio railroad and Rob-
rey had been employed ag a
nian there within sight of his
home. His mother prepared him a
Sunday dinner and carried it to him.
Returning to her home she and Mrs.
Fromel were walking along the rail-
road. Because of the noise of a pass-
ing freight train. thev did not Lear
a locomotive coming from the rear.
The engineer of the locomotive did
not see the women because of a sharp
i reversed the engine, but the women
. were struck with considerable force.
Mrs. Frey's skull was crushed and
{her death was instantaneous. Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilmoth will reside | Fromel has concussion of the brain
at Glen Campbell where the groom |and has been in a serious condition.
will have large coal and lumber inter-!
ests to engross his time.
A respected and very aged citizen
of Summit township died at the home
of his son Hiram about a mile north
of town on Tuesday, aged 83 years,
10 months and 18 days. Mr. Mosgrave
spent about all of his life in Somer-
set county mostly in this vicinity.
He made his home of late years with
his son, Hiram. A daughter lives in
Somerset, being Mrs. Mary Trimpey.
The deceased was a faithful mem-
ber of the Fritz Lutheran church anh
his pastor, Rev. W. H. B. Carney,
conducted the funeral services at 9
a. m. this Thursday following which
interment was made in the Fritz cem-
The most widely criticised play of
its type—that is the distinction of
“The Blindness of Virtue,” the Eng-
lish moral play which has been pro-
duced in films by Essanay and will be
shown at the Summer Garden soon.
This great play teaches of virtues
which lead to vice. It convinces that
the greatest danger that the young
girl can be subjeced to grows out cf
her ignorance regarding certain pro-
blems of the maturing body. And this
ignorance is laid on the head of the
mother—whose great duty it is to op-
en her eyes. Effie, the girl who por-
trays ignorance, is played by Edna
Mayo. Bryant Washburn plays oOppo-
site to her as Archie, the minister's
protege and protector of Effie.—Adv.
Our job work is sure to please.
The engine was stopped and the en-
gineer and the son of Mrs. Frey
gathered up the women, carrying
them to a nearby home.
Mrs. Frey was a widow, her hus-
band, David Fray, dying a few years
ago. Besides the watchman, she is
survived by the following children:
Amanda, Walter, Peter and Fannie at
home, and Mrs. Daisy Barnhart, of
On Feb. 3rd, the Luther League of
Zion’s Lutheran Church, gave a so-
cial in the Brotherhood room of the
church. The following program was
rendered in a very interesting and en-
tertaining manner and the young peo-
ple acquitted themselves with much
Violin Solo, Hary Aurant, accompa-
nied by Harry Deal; Recitation, Ha-
zel Rosenberger; Piano Duet, Edaa
Zinn and Margaret Zinn; Recitation,
Mary Emeigh; Recitation, Edith Lich-
liter; Solo, Grace Michael; Recitation
Grace Weller; Quartette, Grace Wel-
ler, Esther Conrad, Miss Weigle, and
Gregg Darrow, accompanied by Grace
A splendid lunch was served by the
League and the young people enjoyed
games the remainder of the evening.
‘About 120 were present.
The Young People’s Guild of Ami-
ty Reformed Church will conduct a
Dutch Supper and Parcels Post sale
in the banquet room of Amity Hall,
on Thursday, Feb. 17. Supper will be
served from 5 until 8 p. m. You may
have your choice of two menus. Ice
cream, cake, coffee and sherbet will
also be served.
great beyond about a year |
What may develop into the first
court contest over the Pennsylvania
‘Workmen’s Compensation Act came to
light Monday with the granting of
letters of administration to Mrs. Ida
M. Bowlin of Gibson avenue, widow
{ of William Bowlin, the Baltimore &
Ohio Passenger conductor, who was
killed January 21, near Cumberland a
former Confluence resident.
Under the provisions of the Com-
pensation Act, the widow and her
family would receive an amount that
might reach a maximum .of $4,000.
Before the act went into effect Jan.
1, last, however, it is declared that
the Baltimore & Ohio circulated a
petition among its employees notify-
ing them that as a corporation engag-
ed in interstate commerce it was not
subject to the provisions of the state
law. Bowlin, together with other em-
ployes, it is said, signed the receipt
acknowledging the the notice.
In event that claims are made for
compensation the railroad is under-
stood to be prepared to contest on the
grounds that it is an interstate com-
pany .Bowlin left property valued at
$3,600—Connellsville Courier.
This evening from five to
o'clock Bertha Roselle youngest
daughter of Albert S Glessner and
Rose B. Glessner Mavers Ave. delight-
fully entertained a number of her girl
friends at luncheon.
The color scheme was pink and
WiLL |
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was tastefully carried out in each
particular. In the center of the table
i was placed a birthday cake on which
| were burning twelve pink candles in-
dicative of her age.
Preaching and Lecturing on the
Subject Did Little Good Until
Teaching the Young Began.
Miss Louise Hollister of Evanston,
I1l., a prominent W. C. T. U. lecturer
gave a very interesting talk Sunday
afternoon at the Methodist church.
The audience was only a fair sized
one due to the inclinent weather. Mrs.
‘W. A. Mankamyer secretary of the lo-
cal organization, presided. The Male
Quartette gave two excellent select-
ions and Miss Carrie Donnecker very
sweetly sang “If I Were a Voice.”
Miss Hollister recited the verses
telling of the Syrophenecian woman
‘coming to Christ in behalf of her
daughter being healed and compared
the W. C. T. U. to this Gentile, At
times in the history of the Union it
has seemed that God did not hear and
often that women were foolish to at-
tempt such an undertaking but the
day is near at hand when God will say
“0, Women, great is thy faith!”
The words W. C. T. U. to ‘the liquor
men are interpreted as “Women Con-
tinually Trouble Us”; When Francis
Willand, soon after the war, went to
the. South, a prominent bishop said
the four letters stood for “We come
to Unite”; the meaning the women
give to it is “We Call to You.”
Only once have the brewers been
caught napping but that has caused
their death blow and slowly but surely
their cause is tottering. For many
years temperance advocates preached
and lectured with little result, and
only when teaching began has the
The evening was pleasantly spent
in playing games and with music. |
{ The following invited guests
| arosent; :
Mary Miller, Emily Ford, Anna
Bolden, Thelma: Blake, ‘Alice Moore, |
Rhea Aurandt, Rebekah Will, Mary
Cover, Julia Cover Elizabeth Hcblitz
ell, Gretchen Wilmoth, Adelaide Reich
Deeter Appel, Wm. Appel, all of Mey-
Owing to the resignation of Mr. A.
G. Smith, for years the highly effi-
cient superintendent of the Consoli-
dation Coal Company at this place,
a successor had to be secured. This
has been accomplished by the selec-
tion of Mr. Hilton Thornley, who had
been superintendent of the company’s
mines at Wilson Creek and at Listie.
Mr. Thornley had been a foreman at
Shaw mines before going to Wilson
Creek. He is a very competent man
for the work here. He will have
charge of about five mines and will
move to Meyersdale Mr. Thornley has
already taken charge of affairs here
and his many friends welcome nim
back as it were to his home again.
The Baltimore and Ohio has posted
notices of revised specifications and
prices on railroad ties, effective March
1. Prices remain practically unchang-
ed. but some species of timbers will |
no longer be accepted. Prices range
from 77 cents for first-class and 62
cents for second-class white oak and
ersdale and Dorothy Barchus, of Elk |
cause greatly prospered. ‘When the
legislatures of the different states
passed the law to teach the effects
of alcohol in connection with physi-
est blow against intemperance was
struck and though never again the
brewery men can be caught in that
way, once was sufficient.
Two years ago at the National W.
C. T. U. convention at Atlanta, Ga.,
Pennsylvania had the great honor to
stand first in increase of member-
ship, having 7,000 new members.
None thought that it could be re-
peated but last year at Seattle, this
state reported an increase of 6,000.
Miss Hollister stated that all the
other members of the family besides
the women could become honorary
members from grandfather to the ba-
Several new members for the local
society were enrolled after the lec
The county commissioners of Som-
erset county on Tuesday morning met
in conference with a committee from
the Somerset Board of Trade at Som-
erset to further consider the county
building the macadam road bisecting
the county north and south and con-
necting the Lincoln highway, which
passes through Jenners and Stoyes-
town, and the old . National pike,
which passes through Addison and
Somerfield in the south of the county.
No definite action was taken by the
commissioners on the committee's
proposition to levy an extra two-mill
tax for road improvement but another
rockoak down. Red oak, once a send
ard timber for ties, has fallen off in
price from what was paid years ago.
Red oak now brings but 55 cents for
first class, as compared with 66 cents |
several years ago. Third class is quot- |
ed at 25 cents and second at 40.
Game Protector Osmer on Tuesday
received from the State Game Com-
and a gobbler. They are now in the
care of Druggist F. B. Thomas and a
little later will be taken to the game
preserve, a large range of forest near
Casselman. This will help to restock
this kind of game under favorable
conditions in the next two years as
wild ‘turkeys
{ the hunter’s rifle
| years.
for the next
Next week we may be able to give
you our new post-
' master.
something about
mission at Harrisburg a consignment |
of wild turkeys consisting of six hens | road workers are:
will be immune from | $2
two |
meeting was scheduled for next Mon-
| day.
An increase of one cent an hour has
| been granted by the Baltimore & Ohio
railroad to several thousand employes
made up of unorganized labor. While
the raise seems small, it is estimated
that it means an increase of approxi-
mately $40,000 a year on the Connells-
division alone.
The average daily wages paid rail-
$2.54 to general
office clerks, $2.33 to station agents.
$1.98 to other station men, $6.21 to
engineers, $3.22 to firemen, $4.47 to
conductors, $3.01 to trainmen, $3.26
| to machinists, $2.66 to carpenters,
| $2.36 to shopmen, $1.32 to trackmen,
| $1.71 to switchtenders and watchmen,
2.56 to telegraph operators and dis-
| 301 KEGS FOR
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$1.75: 100 Ib KEG
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