The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, March 09, 1916, Image 1

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Mepersdale Commercial
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DAY. MARCH 9. 1916.
Vernon J. Danielsen, a former el-
der in the Mormon church, and at one
time secretary of mission work in
ffurope, gave a talk at a union meet-
ing in the Methodist church here on
Sundy afternoon to a good sized aud-
Fifty Join New Organization
Formed Here on Tuesday Even-
ing. Forest Conservation One
of Its Aims.
Albert S. Glessner, One of Meyersdale’s Most Exteemed Business
Men, In Financial Difficulties
Postmastership as Was
Assets Will Probably More Than
Cover Liabilities. :
Mr. and Mrs Peter Suder on Sunday
last celebrated their 50th wedding an-
niversary at their home in Deal with
fifty-two guests present, though they
were unexpected.
In 1866 Mr. and Mrs, Suder were
to Not Receiving
omised Him.
There was organized in this place
at the fire engine house on Tuesday
evening a branch of the Wild Life
League of Pennsylvania. This was ac-
complished © by the indefatigable
efforts of the Somerset County State
Mr. Danielsen is a forceful and very
interesting speaker. He is now an. ai-
torney in Kansas City and gives all]
the time he can spare from his pro-
fession to the work of the National
i —————
It was with much dismay and re- to is business and balanced his books
gret the first of this week that the {ne foun ‘himself hopelessly involved,
great number of friends of Mr. Al- |
Reform Association, an organization
Game Protector H. J. Osmer.
Mr. J. B. Sansom, the field secre-
tary for the organization was present |
and gave ah illustrated lecture show-
ing the purposes of the league and his parents, brothers nd sisters
there werg those present who do NOt eine aly in that church, He first be.
Sy for rayne %20 Mehing BU Wersja to doubt its teachings when he
n heart took the oath as a priest and after
when once the purpose of the organ- | several years it Dbocame a definite
ization were set forth. The illustra- disbelief in their doctrines.
tions in the order shown were most ?
convincing. Vast areas of mountain | ‘Pile in Europe as a missionary,
land wore shown that were horribly he had many thrilling experiences. In
arid, and repulsive. This was burnt Germany SY ow pw x dont win
over territory that had been left to D
its own barrenness. In happy con thrown into prison where he remain-
trast with this were areas in confor- | &4 for twelve days days. Then, upon
mation the same as the preceding his release, cavalrymen escorted him
but, oh. so different. The virgin forest to the pier and stayed there until
had been cut, but following this the they saw his departure on a vessel.
which is fighting the Mormon church
land its insidious doctrines and teach-
ings, as well as other evils.
Mr. Danielsen was raised a Mor-
. passable.
undergrowth was rapidly growing into '
The purpose of the league aims to’
conserve the forest that we may have
timbers that the beauty of nature may
be sustained in times of drouth and
through the whole summer; that
game life and bird life may have
‘There are 16,000,000 acres of moun-
tain land in Pennsylvania that can-!
not be used for farming purposes,’
more of this kind of land than there
is of the farming kind.
There have about fifty persons who
have already joined the league and
this number is to be. largely increas-
ie resulted
as follows; President, R. H|. Philson;
Vice President, Eugene Naugle; Sec-
retary, W. H. Diil; Treasurer, Dr. M.
R. Milne.
The time meeting of the League
will be the 1st. and 3rd Friday night
of each month, the next meeting to be
on the 17th.
At one time he was making a
i Speech from the steps of the Queen
Victoria monument near the tower
brldge in London on a, Saturday
night. The crowd was large and full
of spirit. Elder Danielsen was mak-
ing quite an impression when a man
rushed to the front waving a news-
paper. It was an American paper,
and contained thenews that Jos. Smith
“had been fined $300 for marrying a
‘other five and having 43 children.
over the bridge into th Thamss riv-
er. A fall of 40 feet into the walter
Mr. Danielsen charges the Mormon
church officials, in his lecture, with
{reason against the. United States
| government. This treason 1s in the |
oath all adults take and which he al-
leged to be, as he repeated, that the
church should seek revenge upon the
government. for its acts against the
church and hold the latter above the
government to the extent of estab-
lishing the church in the place of the
present power.
Routine Work of Council on ATP Evening. Bills Odered Paid
Governor Brumbaugh Send Notice ot Meeting of
Borough State Assuciations,
There were present of the members
of council at the regular meeting on
Tuesday evening thefollowing: Pres.
Dia, Messrs Saylor, Shipley, Darnley,
Staub, Deeter; the absentee was W.
H. Emeigh. Mr. Edward Dickey is the
Following the customary routine of
work, James Kimble appeared before
council in reference to the fall he had
on the street. He claims damages;
no action was taken.
Henry Schwarner as present in ref-
erence to a walk from his property to
the Bowser property. He claims that
Mr. Secrest is using the full width of
the street which makes it almost im-
The matter will be con-
sidered by the street committee.
Burgess Gress reported that he
had collected $28 in fines and that
the same was paid to the treasurer.
Chairman Darnley of the street
committee reported several repairs.
Finance Committee Report.
Active Account — — — § 288.46
Sinking Fund .. 1158.27
Bills Considered.
The following bills were read. On
motion of Mr. Shipley and seconded
by Mr. Darnley it was decided to pay
all bills presented by the finance com-
D. A. Friedline, $10.75; W. B. Cook;
$60.70; Baer & Co. $'3.51; E. J. Dick-
ey $5.64; The Republican $1; Street
| Labor $13.73; Fred Hare $51.53;
Benjamin Sperry; B. J. Lynch $7.00.
Chas. Beals, $100. Total $301.36
Witness Fee $20; Firemen - Relief
$88.30; Several large bills were
held over.
+ A communication from Governor
Brumbaugh was received stating that
a meeting of the State Association of
Boroughs will be held at Harrisburg,
on Tuesday and Wednesday, April
11 and 12.
It was decided to have the auditors
audit the borough accounts and sub-
mit a statement.
No action was taken relative to
the regular employment of Benjamin
Sperry as a regular officer.
EE ——
What has attempted a number of
times, came to a realization last Fri-
day evening by the organization of
the Boy Scouts of America in Mey-
The charter members are: Harry
Deal, Herbert Leckemby, Nat. Slicer,
Harry Aurandt, George Baer, Paul
Mason, Thos. Gurley,Jr., and Donald
Plock. The scout masters are T. W.
Gurley and Robert Walker. The
scout masters are to be commended
for this unselfish attention and sac-
rifice for the goodof our young friends
The number will soon be trebied.
State Game Protector Osmer, who is
an enthusiast on the wild life will
now and then give the boys a “hike”
to wood, stream, hill and valley.
The purpose of the Boy Scout or-
ganiztion is to develop what is best
in youth. Bravery, unselfishness, pur-
ity, honesty, cleanlinsss and mental
and physical improvement as well as
religious instruction are some of the
ends aimed at.
The boys will soon get uniforms
and have regular meetings and get to
work to make worthy men of them-
hard pressed by some of
bert G. Glessner, the prominent mer-
includes ‘his large
four story store |
and contents on Centre
his creditors.
This has always been regarded as
one of the strongest and most sub-
stantial ‘stores of Somerset county
and Mr. Glessner’s reputation has
always been, as it is now, that of the
honest, upright man who deals square-
ly with all.
For the past year Mr.
efforts have been concentrated upon |
to the consequent necessity of not
knew that his business was falling be-
hind somewhat, he expected to cover
his losses by being appointed post-
mister, for which positon he was as-
sured that he was the logical candi-
date, and which had been faithfully
promised him by the county chairman
C. W. Walker, Esq. and Ex-Congress-
man Wooda N. Carr, without whose
consent no postoffice oppointments
are made in Somerset County. When
at length the appointment, for some
reason known only to those on the
inside, came to his opponent who was
declared, by Walker and Carr, to be
out of the race entirely because of
his age, the disappointment was keen- |
ly felt not only by him but also by his
many friends.
When he again turned his attention
chant of Meyersdale, heard that he '2® it’ usually is during the month of
had made an assignment of his real di ebruary, bie came to the conclusion
estate and personal property, witigh that it ‘would be better for all to make
‘an a ment for his creditors’ ben-
street, Meyersdale, for the benefit of |
| Leonard shave been apointed apprais-
securing the post office appointment, ' than
being able to attend to store matters! guia dp
as was needed. While Mr. Glessner |
gain oh with the substan-
| nis creditors, and business very slack,
married in Allegheny township, this
county, they being a very young cou-
ple—only 16 and 17 years respeective-
ly. The greater part of the last half
century has been passed at Deal where
Mr. Suder is a merchant. and both
are active and vigorous even though
wedded for half a hundred years.
The celebration was quite a suar-
prise to them. They had expected a
couple of friends on Sunday but when
such a crowd walked in they were cer-
tainly overwhelmed. The Meyersdale
Ww. urtis Truxal, Esq., of Somer-
et,’ 3 been selected to be the
Some Friends om You Knew
and Loved Have Passea
Away Recently in This Vicin-
A well'known farmer of Allegheny
township, died suddenly on Monday
afternoon at his home near Glencoe.
Last Friday, Mr. Broadwater return-
ed from the Western Maryland hos-
pital at Cumberland where he had
gone three weeks previously to be
treated for stomach trouble. When he
returned home it was thought that
his health had been restored. He was
going about his home when he sud-
denly became ill and expired in a few ! h
minutes. 1
He was aged 50 years. Mr. Broad-
contingent went on the noon train. A
big dinner was served. The children
of Mr. and Mrs. Suder present were:
Calvin Suder, Meyersdale; Mrs. Ag-
nes Knepp, Deal; Mrs. Sue Geiger, |
Wittenberg; Mrs. Chrissie Wetmul- |
ler; and Mrs, Mollie Bittner, Connells-
ville. Two children not present, are
{ George of Boston and Henry M. of
West Virginia. The couple have 28
grandchildren and four great grand
children. A purse of money was given
to Mr. and Mrs. Suder.
trusted and he has retained the effi.
cient and obilging clerical force to
handle’ the business until other ar-
rangemeits can be made to dispose
of the stock.
E. C. Kyle, Ralph Pfahler and Ed.
TS an ‘are now at work.
With proper and careful handling !
of the matter the assets will be more
afople to cover all liabilities.
Mr. @lessner has been in Meyrs-
the past fifteen years and
has always been a “booster” for the
town apd worked in every way possi-
ble for fits improvement. The first four |? Joseph, Paul; Henry Knepp, wife
story Hilding project was begun by and children, Elmer, Ellis,; Peter
hit afd his brother-in-law, W. «.|Knepp, wife and children, . Robert,
Appel 4nd the Appel Building stands | Margaret, all of Deal; Calvin Suder
to-day #s one of the most substantial|?Rd children Lepha, Erna, Frieda,
and m@dern store buildings of the |SOPhia, of Meyersdale; Henry Geiger
of the
school Board for a number of years |[“60na, Leora, George, Edna of Wit-
and w#s chairman of the building |t®2burs; Henry Housel, wife and
commitfee when our imposing and |CPildren, Helen, Edith, Harold of
commogious high school building was Deal; Henry Suder and children, Ce-
1g citizen is that Mr.
fancial ~difficulties may
ily adjusted and he a-
tial business men of this place.
Wage increases that may annually
approximate $8,000,000 or more in the
soft coal fields of Western Pennsyl-
vania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois,
were agreed upon Monday at New
York by the sub-committee of bitum-
inous operators and miners for those
States,, who .were there -uegotiating
a new conftract. to go into effect on
April 1st, next.
Aside from the increase of 3 ects.
a ton granted by the coal companies
the miners in western Pennsylvania
won the mine run system of paying
wages, something, the officers of the
Union , say they have been striving
to obtain for 30 years.
The mine run system adds 2.39 cts.
a ton to the miner’s wages and gives
‘hem about a million and a quarter
dollars a year, not counting the 3
cents a ton general increase also won
by them. The mine run was bitterly
fought by Pittsburg operators but
was agreed to by the persistence
of the officers of the Western Penn-
sylvania district, strongly supported
by the international officials of the
miners’ union.
The wage increases allowed on the |
cents on pick mining, advancing this
rate to 67.64 cents a ton.
the increases in western Pennsylva- |
nia, Ohio, Indiana and Iilinois.
The famous Boston College Girl
Basket Ball Team will be the attrac-
tion at the Summer Garden on Friday
evening, March 17th (next week).
The Boston Girls are on their 7th An-
nual tour, traveling with Chaperon,
playing games with men teams, A.
A. U. Rules. They are considered the
the champion girl team of the World
The team is composed of young ladies
of excellent character and respecta-
bility. The management of the Sum-
mer Garden secured this attraction
under a big guarantee, the price of
admission for this attraction, General
Admission 25c; Reserved Seats 16¢;
Skates 16c. Game called at 8:46 P Mi.
-{kley’s Mills, this county, next Satur-
NEW P. 0, §, of A, :
Camp No. 876, Patriotic Order Sons
of America, will be instituted at Ber-
day night, the 11th, with a charter
application list of thirty-three, which
will be increased on the night of in-
stitution. State President C. L. None-
maker, of Altoona, and State
Organizer S. L. Kinsey, _of York,
will have direction of the work.
District President H. G. Hamer and
the degree team of his camp will be
present from Hooversville to put on
the degrees. Following the instita-
tion an oyster supper will be served
to the visitors and members of the
new Camp.
The complete list of officers is as
Past Pres. Mahlon |,
dent, Harry Boyer; Vice President
Howard Hymes; Master of Forms,
Wilson Neimiller; Treasurer, How-
ard Sellers; Financial Secretary,
Reich; Presi-
and wife and grandchildren, Ruth, Ed-
wife and children: Mary, Sarah,Ralph
ersdale; Agnes, Suder, Florence, Eliz-
abeth, William of Woodman, W. Va.;
W. H. Deeter, wife and children, War-
den, Glady
Badly Hurt by Fall of jCoal at
the Consolidation, No 1 Mine, Shaw
Urias Christner
on Tuesday forenoon was badly in-
jured by a fall of slate and coal. He
was rescued from underneath &- rock
thought to weigh about a ton, and
upon which he was lying ait the time
of the accident, he would no doubt
have been fatally injured.
brought to his home. Dr. McMillan
no bones broken,
greatly from internal injuries,
Those present were: Lewis Knepp
Cleda, Forman, Hulda of Mey.
= MES B.S.
Seese and William, Johnstown; Mrs.
Mrs. Chrissie Wetmiller, Berlin.
Consolidation Mine Big Rock
Weighing About a Ton Fell
but Slack Coal Saved Mr. Siehls
Albert Siehl, a miner employed at
and whose home is on the
place, Meyersdale,
it not been for the slack coal
He was
called and while he found no
'by Rev J. C. Matteson.
water was a fine, intelligent man,
a great worker in his charch, the Re-
formed, and had the esteem of all and
his sudden death has been a great
shock to many.
Besides wife, the following children ,
survive: Walter B., Youngstown, O.;
Mrs. Howard Walker, Berlin; Mrs.
Theo. Crissman, Pittsburg; Mrs. I-
rene Miller, Cumberland; Miss Flor-
ence, Robert, Edward, Luke and
Frank at home. The following are the
brothers and sisters surviving: Chas.
B. of North Jackson, Ohio; 'J. T., of
Auburn, Washington; W. H., of Glen-
coe; Luke H. of Wilmington, Del.:
Mrs. Sadie Hartman and Mrs Jane ;
Cole, of Pittsburg; Mrs. Ella Kim- !
mell of Fidlay, O. The funeral took
place on Thursday morning at 10 ¢’
clock, Mr. Broadwater’s pastor, Rev.
A, Kresge, officiating.
. Following an illness of five months’
duration, Simon M. Tressler, the weil
known and highly esteemed section
foreman on the B. & O. railroad at ’ '
this place, died at his home on Main BF
street on Tuesday at 6 a. m. He had "n
been afflicted with sciatica rheuma-
tism, but-his friends -did-not know of
his suddenly getting worse on last
Saturday. The immediate cause of
his death was neuralgia of the heart.
Mr. Tressler was born in the vieini-
ty of Glencoe on June 27, 1860, mak-
ing his age 55 years, 8 months and
9 days. In early manhood entered
the employ of the B. & O. mailroad
and for 36 years he has served his
company with much faithfulness.
Those who were employed by him.
speak of the highest terms concern-
ing him as a man and a Christian.
There survive him his wife, two
daughters, Ada M. and Edna, the lat-
ter being quite ill with tonsilitis; and
one son, Alva M. a fireman on the B.
& O. railroad. One brother, Jesse
Tressler of Johnstown survives, also.
The deceased was a faithful mem- ]
ber of the Reformed church and the ‘i
pastor of the deceased, Dr. A. RH. 5
Truxal will coduct the funeral ser- :
vices on Friday at 2 p. m, assisted
An innovation will be made at the
Bijou on Monday and Tuesday. There
will be a vaudeville entertainment
Mr. Siehl suffered
Lester Wilhelm; Recording Secre- [seriousness of which cannot be yet
jary, Russell Shuitz; Conductor, Gil-|deterimned.
bert Shultz; Inspector, Oron Ross; |
Guard, Louis Sutton; Trustee, 6| METHODIST SERVICES—Rev. J.
months, John Ackerman; Trustee, 12
months, Edward Sellers; Trustee,
18 months, P. S. Baer: Chaplain, M.
mine run basis in western Pennsyl- |Stitution:
vania are 5.39 cents a ton on machine | Howard Sellers,
mining, the rate 50 cetns a ton and 3 | Mahlon Reich,
Nearly 200,000 men will benefit by | CONVICTED MAN TRIES
E. Coughenour; Right Sentinel, Harry
| Fogle, Left Sentinel, James Boyer.
Entertainment Committee for in-
Wilson Neimiller,
Howard Hymes,
John Boyer.
On Wednesday morning of last
week, Arthur Simpson attempted to
commit suicide in the Somerset jaii
as the result of his being sentenced
the day befere by the court to spend
not less than five years nor more
than seven years in the Western Pen-
itentiary upon conviction of robbing
the Bethel Supply store at Holsopple.
Simpson was found by jail atteten-
‘dants with blood streaming from rag-
ged lacerations of his neck made by
using a broken water glass. The
wound is not a serious one. Several
years ago Simpson had one of his
eyes shot out while attempting to
rob a store in Cambria county. His
brother, Stanley Simpson, was also | §
sentenced to four years in the pene-
tentiary in connection with the bur-
glary at Holsopple.
Prayermeeting on Wednesday even-|tered Nerves.
ing with discussion on the a
Scripture—Mark 11:20—33.
Clarke Matteson, Pastor. In the morn-
ing the pastor will continue his expo- | Turpin;
sition of the Book of Genesis, on “A |good comedy.
Forgotten Vow.”In the evening the
THURSDAY—Lady Audley’s Sec- :
theme will be “Tare; or Mingled in |ret, featuring Theda Bara. {
FRIDAY—The Graft Series; Shat-
Separated in Maturity.”
(for those two eveings
| Boy, with a change of scenery and
i program each evening will be given
besides the
regular moving pictures, Peck’s Bad
with four reels of pictures, all for 10
cents. :
WEDNESDAY—His Majesty, Dick 1
Animated Weekly; and a
and a good. Comedy.
SATURDAY—In the Night and
| The Broken Coin; and god comedies.
Answer the Call of Spring
# Spring =
March 15,16 & 17
All stores uniting for three days
with magnificent displays of new
Spring Merchandise.