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JUNE 22. 1916.
Rev. . Kresge of Meyersdale Elected Pres Elected President. Splendid Addresses
Made. Lengthy Business Sessions. Next Meeting
Will be Held at Friedens.
Somerset Classis of the Reformed
church met in 45th annual session
in St. John’s church, Salisbury, on
Tuesday evening of last week.
The opening sermon was preached
by the retiring ‘President, the Rev.
D. S. Stephan, F. P. Glessner, Berlin;
was taken from Acts 11: 21. The
preacher spoke upon the present ten-
dency of mankind toward God and
not away from God; about the desire
of all for eternity and the necessity
of the elements of unity in Bll for-
ward ‘movements. .
At the conclusion of the sermon,
the members partook of the Holy
Communion. :
The following were in attendance.
Rev. A. E. Truxal, D. D. Elder W.
H. Habel, Meyersdale; Rev, E. P.
Skyles, Elder A. A. Comp, Cumber-
land; Rev. H. H. Wiant, H. H. Brant,
Berlin; Rev. Frank Wetzel, Waldo
Buechley, Stoyestown; Rev. I. S.
Monn..;. A. M. Lichty, Elk Lick; Rev.
D. S. Stephan. F. P. Glessner, Ber-
“Rev. A. S. Kresge, Rev. A. S. Gless-
Rev. J. W. Albert-
Jennerstown; Rev.
SR. Kresge, W. Swank, Boswell;
Rev. A. J Hermon,
Hyndman; Rev. E. F. Hoffman, A.
F. Stahl, Somerset; Rev. W. A. Mec-
Clellan, 8S. P. Young, Rockwood;
Rev. A. S. Kaske, C. L, Miller, Cor-
rigdnsville; Rev. L. D.. Horn, Geo.
Kneiriem, Frostburg J. J. Glotfelty,
Grantsville; H.' H. Grady, Shanks
ville. ?
The following were elected offi.
cers: President, Rey. A. 8S. Kresgo;
vice president, Elder A. F. Stahl; cor.
‘secretary, "Rey. A J Herman; treas
-urer,; Rev. Frank. Wetzel
«Rev. GC. H.
Rev. T. PF.
Visiting... brethren:
Joseph Wise, Philadelphia, Pa. |
All the charges were represented
the first day by Elders except the
Wills’ Creek charge. The only vacant
charge in Classis is the Glade charge.
The only minister who was absent!
the first day was the Rev. L. Nevin |
Wilson. The business sessions on
Wednesday were largely attended.
At the Wednesday evening session
the Revs. J. W. Albertson and H. H.
Wiant had charge of the services
The first address was made by Mr.
Joseph Wise upon the subject of
Home Missons. Mr. Wise is treasur-
er of the Board of Home Missions of
the Reformed Church.
‘The Rev. Prof. T. F. Herman, D.
:D of Lancaster, spoke of upon the
Care of Theological Students. In this
«Splendid address the necessity of a
dormitory was stressed.
The Business sessions on Thursday
extended from 8:30 a. m. to 5:30 p.
m.,' with a recess from 12 to 1:30
One young man, Mr. Stotler from
Elk Lick, was received under the care
of Classis as a student for the minis-
try. The Rev. L.. Nevin Wilson of
Meyersdale, R. D. was elected editor
and manager of the Somerset Clas-
sis Visitor. The Committee on Reun-
ion was continued for a period of
three years. General Synod will meet
in Dayton, Ohio, in May 1917. The
following were electe delegates
from Somerset Classis: Minister, B.
A. Stephan and H. H. Wiant; Elders,
A. A, Comp and W. H. Habel.
At the Thursday evening session
the Rev. E. F. Hoffmeier, of Somer: |
bet. spoke om. “The Orphan Cafe,”
{of Chambersburg, spoke on “Forengn |
In 1917 Somerset Classis will meet
at Friedens. The following -are the
1916 ‘statistics of Sqmerset Clasgis—
Ministers 19
CRETVED, mr =. me ion =n oko 16
Congregationg — — — — — 41
Members — = == — — — — {8727
Communed — — — — — — ~— 3827
Unconfirmed — -— «— 2098
Infants Baptisms < — — — — 152
Adult Baptists. mm 39
Confirmed ~~ LF <li 2 "ZN 1p
By ‘Certificate —= wwe — — —
Renewal’ by Profedbion — Be
Dismissed — — — — — — —
Names; Erased — — — —-
Deaths,Communicants — — —
Deaths, Unconfirmed — — — —
| Sunday Schools — — =— — —
Officers and Teachers — — — 499
Scholars 6011
No. of Young People’s Soc. —486
. Students for Ministry — — — 2
Am’t of Benevolence — — — $8,764.
, Congregational Purposes — —$34,468
‘value of Churches — — — —$266,200
. Value of Parsonages — — — $47,800
June 28 and closes July 3—and you're
invited! It’s to be a great, big com-
munity affair. That includes Meyers-
dale, Salisbury, Garrett and incident-
ally the country all about—and this
means every farmer and his family
in all this great rich territory adja-
cent to the towns that we blave named.
It will be out in a big tent in a Sha-
dy spot, Slicer’s Park, a location that
‘is easily accessible to everyone.
It is mainly an afternoon and ev-
ening affair at which time the attrac-
tions appear. If you are a boy or a
girl you will be greatly interested in
the Youth’s Chautauqua, forenoons
of each week day. And if you come in
this class, right to-day get im touch
with the local Chautauqua secretary
and find out who is in charge of the
Boys’ and Girls’ Chautauqua, and
they’ll tell you all about the plans.
However, all will be deeply interest-
ed in hearing something about the
general plans we are making.
Yeu Lovers of Musie
Po you know that the so-called
music centers are broken up in ths
summer months and that* the great-
est singers and musical artists are
seeking whole season engagements
among the Chautauquas?
And that through the Chau. auqua
the people can hear the best music!
by staying almost in their very door-
Concert halls are deserted in the
hot summer months;
shady Chautauquat tents have taken
their place.
Chautauqua managers offer these
great musical artists, not only con-
gracts that pay well, but an ideal
summer’s tour, appreciative audien-
ces and a pleasant season as well
And so while the man in the big
and the cool |
contents himself with the mov- |
TYoding 108 5% as a hot-night entertainment
proposition, we can enjoy at the
Chautauqua, a veritable festival of
musie. °°
Here's the list we have here this
summer at the Chautauqua. We can’t
tell the whole story in this short ar
ticle. What you ought to have is the
Chautauqua booklet. It shows hand-
some pictures and gives a clean cut,
these six great musical features.
Study the list and when you are
down town next time make it a point
0 get a booklet and learn more about
it there.
Craven Orchestra, Bocker Wash-
ington Singers, Ora Padget Langer
and Company, Brooks’ Concert Band,
Beatrice Weller Company, and the
Lyceum Arts Orchestra.
This is about half of the offerings
pf the Chautauqua, in addition to
which is the Youths Chautauqua for
boys and girls, which is another
The list of lecturers you will find
in the program booklet, and if you
never liked a lecturer, you'll like
these. They are informatve, alert,
the kind that will stir your interest
in the practical, profitable and pithy
discussions they present.
a few cents a number. It costs the
| puny, paltry sum of $2. It’s worth
| $10. ’
You can get them from the Chau-
,taugna secretary, or of any mem-
| ber of the Chautauqua association.
|Ask the first man you meet. We
{say “them”, for you're expected to
{bring the family. It's the grand out-
ling for everybody.
Get the tickets today. Order
phone. Just say how many.
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About sixty guests gathered in the
First Methodist Episcopal church at
nine o'clock on Wednesday morning, :
Juen 21, to witness the wedding of
Miss Edna Mary Payne, of Meyers-
dale, and Frank Hoblitzell Price, of
Van Lear, Ky., formerly of Meyers-
dale. There were no attendants and
the young couple plighted their troth
before an aitar banked with ferns and
mountain laurel, interspersed with
French baskets of La France roses.
Mrs. Chas. E. Klingensmith, the
accomplished organist of the church,
presided at the organ while the
guests were assembling, during the
departing. Just preceding the cere-
mony, which was performed by the
bride’s pastor, the Rev. J. Glarke
Matteson, Miss Beatrice Truxal, in
her clear, soprano sang “Beloved it is
The bride was attired in a travell-
ing suit of dark blue with a black
hat and a corsage bouquet of pink |
rosebuds and valley lillies. Her Geor-
terse but full description of each of.
A season ticket makes the cost but !
gette crepe blouse was closed at the
throat with tthe bridegroom’s gifts, a
{filigree platinum pip ‘set with dia-
monds and pearls,
A reception and breakfast was held
at the Payne residence on Meyers
Philip Rise), 20d the Rev. G. W. Hendricks, D. D,' Ave, immedfately following the cer-'
emony. The guests were served at
small tablets in the parlor, reception
hall and side veranda, where the
same scheme of decoration used in
the church, was earried out. The
bride’s table whieh held a French
basket of La France roses, was set
in the dining room. Besides Mr. and
Mrs. Price, covers were laid for Miss
Lillian Motter, of Frederick, Mad.
Miss Helen Lichty, of Meyersdale, and
the groom’s two brothers, Edwin R.
Price, of Van Lear, Ky. . and Kenne-
dy Price, of Uniontown.
- Amid showers from above and
couple ‘left on Train No. 6 to make
94 | their future home in Van Lear, Ky.,
where Mr. Price is employed by the
Consolidation Coal Co.
Miss Payne is the third daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Payne,
who have resided in , Meyersdaie
about six years, coming here from
Hyndman. Mr. Price is the son of
Mrs. Grace Hoblitzell Price and a
grandson of the late J. J. Hoblitzell,
a pioneer resident of Meyersdale.
Among those coming here from a
distance to attend the wedding were:
Mr. and Mrs. O. O Cook and daugh-
ter, Mary Elizabeth, of Berlin Chas.
Payne, of Connellsville, F. W. Hob
litzell, West Hickory, Pa., E, R. Price,
Van Lear, Ky., J. H. Price and wife,
Kennedy Price and J. T, Cramer
of Uniontown, Mrs George Hoblitzell
of Somerset, the Misses Motter, of
Frederick, Md. Alice Guillman, of
Norristown Ps, Florence Maust, and
Ada Gordon, of Keyser, W. Va., and
Major Phil Shaffer, and wife of Ber-
Last Sunday evening at 6:30 o"-
clock two couples were united in
matrimony at the same time in Am-
iy Reformed ehurch, the pastor, Rev.
A. E. Truxal, D. D. performing the
ceremony. The thurch was well fill-
ed with relatives and friends of the
contracting parties.On the altar stood
a large bouue t of peonies and on the
pulpit platform were placed a num-
ber of baskets of beautiful roses.
Mr. Frederick D. Swearman of Point
Marion, Pa. led Miss Mary Frances,
the daughter of Jacob A. Saylor to
the altar and Harry C. Blades of
Cumberland, brought Miss May Al
berta the daughter of P. H. Weimer.
The double marriage ceremony was
performed. The scene was an unusu-
ally attractive one. The brides are
cousins and are among the many
beautiful young ladies of Meyersdale.
After the ceremony the parties re-
turned to the home of the brides on
West Broad street where a wedding
{luncheon wag served to them and to
numerous guests. Later they boarded
Duquesne for the East, their desti-
naion being Patterson creek east of
Cumberland where they expect to
camp for a week or ten days. ' Mr.
Swearman and bride will make their
home at Point Marion and Mr. Blades
and his bride will lve in Cumberland.
Both young men are ralroaders, Mr.
| Blades is a fireman and Mr. Swear-
man is a telegraph operator. The.
guests were received at the door of|
the church by Messrs. Walter Lin-
service and while the guests were:
thous. of confetti and rice the happy B0
re mosiLizs ALL U. S. MILITIA. 23RD ANNUAL
Prosifiont Wilson late Sunday night
issued an order calling out the militia
of all the states tur duty on the Mex-
ican border. Secretary Baker issued a
/stateme#it that evening, after lengthy
| conterence with the President, saying
the imf@ediate mobilization of all the
pation} guard had been determined
Company C. of the Tenth regiment,
{N. G.'P., in charge of Capt. W. C,
Truxalg is holding itself in readiness
to respond to he call which has been
issued by Secretary of War Newton
'D. Baker for volunteers to serve on
the. Mgxican boder. Company in
es it
"strike. §
all the
orders calling practically
ational Guards of Pennsyl-
R mobilize at Mount Gretna for
| "border service early Tues-
§ issued from Harrisburg. The
fwere signed by Gov. Brum-
#8 commander-in-chief and in:
jecretary Baker’s call.
pllowing organizations are di-
Pp assemble at Mount Gretna
g Saturday, June 24:
brigade—First, Second
Third $giments of infantry,
Secofid brigade—Tenth, Sixteenth
and Eighteenth regiments of infantry.
Field batalions, signed troops.
Field hospital companies number 1
and 2.
Ambulance eoppanies number 1 and
2. }
deman “and Aon Weimer and four
young ladies clad beautifully in
, white, the Migses Mary Siehl, Mary
' Leckemby, Mary Austin and May
Pritts, who acted as ushers.
_ As the guests were assembling
for the ceremony, Mr. Karl
Leith rendered the’ following pro-
thy fire pipe organ, of the
Chant Tiumphal,
Sons La Feuilleg,
—Harvey ‘B. Gaul |’
Frances Thome
Arabesqg —_ B. Wrangell
Intermezzo, . — — -—Jos.' Callerts
Bridal Chorus — — Richard Wagner
I would that My Love—
Felix Mendelssohn
Everything passed off from begin-
ning to end without a jar or break. It
was a beautiful event and their many
‘friends wish for the two married
couples, a like beautiful course
through life, 4
Announcements were received in
this place Thursday evening of the
marriage that day in Cumberland, of
Miss Leah Leydig, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. I. D. Leydig, of Glencoe and
Dr. Joseph Henry Spicer. The wed-
ding took place at St.. Mary's rectory,
Cumberland, Rev. O. Hara perform-
ing the ceremony.
The attendants were Miss Marion
Leydig, a sister of the bride and Mr.
Lawrence Spicer, a brother of the
The bride is one of the most char
ming and attractive young ladies of
(this vicinity and a graduate of the
Meyeradale {High school. The groom
bas already gained quite a reputation
as one of the most successful of phy:
sicians in Cumberland. After a wed-
ding breakfast at the home of the,
groom, the happy couplé left for a
two weeks’ trip to the Great Lakes.
After July 16, they will be at home to
their many friends in this newly fur-
nished home at No 22 Browning St.,
Miss Elizabeh Jones, and Joseph
Blackburn, both of Somerset, were
married Wednesday morning at the
home of the bride. They will live in
Austin, W. Va., where the groom has
secured a position as General Supt, of
a Coal company.
Miss Eleanor, daughter of Mr. and
Mis. Fred Groff of Berlin and Richard
J. Gould of RBromwell, W. Va. were
married last evening in the Methodst
Episcopal Church at Berlin. They will
reside in Bromwell.
Invitations have been issued for
the wedding of Miss Laura Sanders
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John San-
ders of Oakland, Md., and the Rev.
|B. Roy Hauser, pastor of the Luth-
[eran church on June 28th
Held in Hays Reformed Church
Last Week Splendid Addresses
Made. Resolutions Passed by
the Convention.
The 23rd Annual Sunday School
Convention of Somerset Classis of
the Reformed Church, was held in
Mt, Zion (Hay’s) Reformed Church,
Thursday and Friday, June 15 and
The opening session was held on
Thursday evening, beginning at 7:45
o'clock. The following program was
given: Anhhem, “Marching to the
Land Above,” Mt.” Zion Choir; Altar
Service, Rev. H. H. Wiant; Address
of Welcome, R. H. Hay! President's
Addess, Hon. J. C. Weller; “Anthem,
“We are But Strangers Here;” Ad-
dress, Study of the Child, George
Friday morning: Altar Service, Hon
J.. C. Weller; Reading of Minutes;
Appointment of Committees resulted
as follows: Nomination, Rev. I. 8.
Monn; Finance, Reev. W. A. McClel-
lap; Resolution, Rev. J. W. Albert-
son. Report of Committees, Pres. Hon
J. C. Weller, Vice Pres, Rev. E. F.
Hoffmeler, Sec., Susan N. Baer,
Treas. Mary Shockey.
Paper, “Teaching Little Children,,
Miss Nannie J. Hay; Address, “How
to Keep the Boy Interested in the
Sunday School,” Rev. I. S. Monn;
Address, “The Teacher's Equip-
ment,” Rev. E. F. Hoffmeier.
Friday afternoon Altar Service,
Rev. A. > Kresge; Aadresw, Rev, L.
Nevin Wilson; Topic, “The Organized
Meyer |
| Source of Every Blessing,” Rev. Kres- |
Topic, “The
Berks County Man On Business
Trip Here Has Life Suddenly
Ended. Was Connected With
Bedford Firm. 5
J. M. Nies aged 66. 66 years, a stock
insurance ‘agent, was found dead in
his bed on Monday morning about
7 o'clock at the Cetral Hotel in this
place. Mr. Nies, whose home is at
Hamburg, Berks County,
came here on May 28 to engage in
the livestock insurance business. He
had made several trips into the coun-
try in company with Mr. Luke Hay
of this place and was doing some
writing up of policies. He was connec-
ted with the well-known large firm of
Gambert’s in Bedford.
On Friday he was not feeling well
and he called in a physician who af-
ter having examined him told him he
had hardenng of the arteries and that
he had better go home asshis stay of
life was very uncertain. The advice
was disregarded. Mr. Nies was not
known to have taken a drink during
his stay of several weeks.
The remains were given over te
Undertaker J. L. Tressler who on
Wednesday morning at 1:04 shipped
them to his home, accompanied by a
son of the deceased, E. L. Nies who
is the American Express Agent at
Pittsburg; another son C. L. Nies,
is the agent for the same company
at Reading. A daugher, Miss Mary L.
Nies, is matron of the hospital at
Frederick, Md. His wife survives and
is at the family home. Letters found
in the possesssion of the deceased
man from his sons show marked fil-
Adult Class,” Messrs. W. M. Kistler
.and F. A. Bittner; Address, “Prepa-
ration of the Lesson in the Home,”
George Kmmell; Address, “The Grad-
ed Lesson,” Rev. 1. S. Mona.
Friday evening, Anthem, “Gently
Lead Us;” Devotional Services, Rev.
D. 8S, Stephan; Anthem, “Saviour
ge; Address Rev. J. W. Albertson.
The following resolutions were ad-
Whereas, it has pleased the Heav-
enly Father to preserve, prosper and
further the work of the Sunday
Schools within the bounds of Somer-
set Classic, and being thus encour-
agtd to go forward,
Isl soliciude regarding ithe welfare
and condition of their father. One
of the sons had sent hm a suit of
clothes he had received last week.
The Boy Scouts of America,36 of
them in this place, are getting active.
Mr. T. W. Gurley has béen confirmed
as Scout Master by the Natonal Coun-
cil of Boy Scouts in New York. All the
boys have their certificates.
The boys are makng arangements
Be is resolved, That the large num-
ber of organized classes has been re-!
ported and we urge that his work be
Tha we rejoice that the classical
convention has bten resurrected and
that much interest is being manifest-
That we rejoice in the fine spirit
‘displayed and excellent a$tendance
for the rainy weather,
That we, the delegates to this con-
vention, do hereby extend to the pas-
tor, members and friends of Mt. Zion
(Hay’s) Reformed Church our thanks
for their excellent hospitality, and
His Kingdom.
Clewell E. Miller, Pastor—At Meyers-
dale, Sunday School at 2:30; Y. E.
A. at 6: 45) p. m. Public Worshp at
7:30. Prayer meeting on Thursday
evening at 7:45. At St. John’s near
Wittenberg; 8. S. at 9:30; preaching
at 10:30; Preaching at Glade City
school house at 3 o'clock on Sunday
Rev. H. L.
Goughnour, Pastor—There. will. be
church services on June 26th at
Summit Mills in the morning, Salis-
bury in the afternoon and in Meyers-
dale in the’ evening. Sunday School
and Christian Endeavor at the usual
hours. All are cordially invited.
County Commissioners Glessner,
Shockey and Miller, who on Saturday
finished a recount of the ballots poll-
ed for the legislative candidates in
the districts of Windber, Paint No. 3
Summit, Meyersdale No. 1 and Salis-
bury at the primary election held on
May 16’ announced that they discoev-
ed no material change in the result
as posted at the several election hous-
ds. The slight discrepancies result
from the different conclusions as to
which were spoiled ballots—spoiled
because they were not marked ex-
pressly as the law provides
pray God's blessing’ ‘may abide upon
them in their efforts in advanciag'
to get their uniforms. They purpose
of going into camp about Aug. 1 at
Stanton Dam. Just now the lads are
getting in trim to do up some other
baseball aggregation of their measure.
Some of the merchants generously
have donated base ball supplies and
C. Bruno, a musical dealer of New
York has donated a bugle. For the
development of the boys, Kenneth
Housel is drilling the boys in military
Capt. W. Curtis Truxal, Co. C, 10th
Regt, N. G, P, which has been called
i for probable service in the Mexican
border desires to recruit his company
‘to full peace basis strength, which
will require about 26 additional men.
Anyone between the ages of 18 and 48
wishing to become a member of Co.
C, should repore at once to Capt.
Truxal at Somerset
Captain Curtis Truxal of Somerset
was here last evening and enlisted
three young men to join his company.
One was a Harding and another, a
Beals and the third the writer does
not know.
This morning’s dispatches say thas
40 Americans, members of a negro
regiment, were killed by being decoy-
ed into ambush by a flag of truce and
then mowed down by a machine
gun in Mexico.
While at the Chautauqua to visit
the Conrad Studio to inspect their
fine photographic work and Art Plc.
tures. Ad
For Sale—Two good second hand
indian Motor Cycles. Also all kinds
of bicycle and auto supplies.
GURLEY'S Sporting Goods Store, |
this state,