The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, July 27, 1916, Image 1

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Highly Esteemed and Gifted Re-
. sident Leaves With His Family
For Their New Home in Green-
ville. Ohio.
“This morning Rev. A. 8. Glessner,
and family left for their new home at
.Greenville, Ohio, where Mr. Glessner
‘has accepted the pastorate of the Re-
formed church of thai city. The trip
thither is to be made by auto, and will
‘occupy several days because visits
:are to be made at the home of friends
at different points. The family con-
! ‘gists of the parents and three daugh-
ters. : ree
It was with much regret that the
people of this community learned of
the intention of Rev. Glessner to leave
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‘town as he was always actiye in ge
advancement of the town’s Interests,
and ably lent his. influence for what
was best. He was in much demand
in the pulpits in this section of the
state when his services could be se-
cured, : ; .
Before - accepting his present pas-
torate he had a choice of three other
ministeral positions, all about equal
to the one he did finally select. Rev.
Glessner has those intellectual quali-
ties of mind and heart which mean
much for ithe community in which he
is to labor. He is a graduate of Frank-
,4:lin and Marshall College and also of
' th'y'Eastern Theological Seminary and
besides has done post graduate work.
.. dies with the Chicago University.
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Appreciative of his worth his con-
It is his purpose to continue his stu-
gregation is to rifray all moving ex:
penses and his salary will be $1400
per year.
A splendid program has been pre-
~ pared for the Elk Lick Chautauqua,
~ August 6-tol2, Adult season tickets
are $2.00 and Youths’ $1.00.
" Plan to take in tihs week of splen-
did entertainment beginning with
Sunday, August, 6. The entire program
will be given in our “columns next
week. °
On Saturday evening about six o’-
clock, John Opel and family, with a
visiting young lady from» Cumber-
land, while going from Meyersdale to
their home near Summit Mills, in
their auto, met with what might have
proven a very serious accident. After
leaving ithe state road they were rid-
ing along, the visiting young lady do-
ing the steering, when the machine
left the road and rolled down over
top and windshield. No one was hurt.
= The machine was pulled across the
creek and, strange to state, when it
a 20-foot embankment, breaking the
was put to the test to go forward,
made no protest but moved straight
ahead. Good machine, all right!
Miss Viola Clark, daughter of Mrs.
C. M. Clark, of Meyersdale, was mar-
ried recently to Dr. Irving C. Miller
at Fairmont, W. Va., The bride is the
daughter of Mrs. C. M. Clark of Mey-
ersdale and for some years a popular
and efficient teacher in our schools.
The groom is a son of J. H. Miller of
Northampton township and is just
starting in practice at Berlin.
Mrs. M. C. Clark is in a Pittsburg
hospital for treatment. Since the re-
cent marriage of her daughter, Miss
. Viola, the home has been broken,up,
the only other member, Maurice Clark
2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, when. he
was shot thinee times while on the
st reet at Ralphton, by J. W. Robin-
son, another negro. Robinson got a-
way following the crime. Descriptions
of him have been telephoned to sur-
rounding towns. Railroad officers have
‘been instructed to keep a lookout for
him. The cause of the murder is not
known. Both men were employed by
the Quemsahoning Coal Company, Har-
field as a coal digger and Robinson as
had been the best of friends.
The description of Robinson tele-
phoned to other towns is as follows:
Five feet,
about 185 pounds; hés gold teeth in
front; when he left he wore a light
blue trousers and black shoes.
Coroner H. ‘S.. Kimmel, Macdon-
aldton, was notified of the murder and
conducted an investigation and in-
quest on Wednesday.
Harfield leaves a widow and sever-
al children. Robinson, the murderer,
also has a wife and children 1
W. H “Doc” Russelll, a veteran
advance agent is in this place com-
pleting all final arrangements for the
a motorman. So far as is known, they
nine inches tall; weighs: |
coat, a black slouch hat, sport shirt,
This Commuuity Sends That Sum
Away in Past Year to Other
Merchants. Could Buy as Well
at Home.
A meeting of the business and pro
fessional men of the town was held
on Tuesday eveming in the Pfahler
hall which augurs well for the indus-
trial interests of Meyersdale.
Paul D. Clutton expressed the pur-
pose of the coming together of the
citizens, of whom there was a large
numbey;, to foster trade and produce
more of a community ‘interest.
1 Harry M. Cook was called upon to
further explain the good to be ac-
complished by a well conducted bus-
iness organization, how country and
itown ought to be brought together
Five Injured Besides Jeannette
On Sunday evening about 6:45 p. m.
on the Lincoln Highway, near RBos-
well, John Crouthers, 43 years of age,
of Jeannette, wag, fatally injured in
an auto accident, ‘dying at the hospi-
tal in Greensburg, at 11:30 that night.
His widow and two children survive,
Wesley McGabe, William Corrigan,
Edward Guest, William Cunningham
were injured the first named most
serious, s 7
The ix men were riding in a Stude-
baker touring
‘for mutual benefit. He startled the
audience by asking them to guess
how much money was sent away an-
jnually to mail order houses and to
other retail stores outside of Meyers-
dale and his own answer to the sus,
gestion was that $209,000 are sent a-
way from this community to make
. purchases for individual users. This
| seems stupendous and it is a pity’
(that such a vast amount of money
| woula go out from here never to a-
gain reappear.
| During the course of the evening
various phases of the business wel-
fare of the community were consider-
:ed. It was emphasized in one way and
C. M. Nigro’s Greater Show which another that the local merchants do
will exhibit on the Slicer grounds all hot wank ithe people hereabout to
‘cal firemen. The show will arrive here business provided they had to do so
on Sunday coming in a special train at a loss and what was desired was
nival carries ten big attractions and by dealing with the local merchants.
a Concert band. All the attractions If the latter have not the articles de-
are high class, and clean and whole- sired by the customer, why the busin-
was ' taken to Dr. Henry Statler,
Jenners; one to the office of Dr. Kuhl-
next week for the benefit of the lo- , deal at their stores and places of man, of Jenners, and the others went
to Greensburg.
well jitney driven by “Chub” Snow-
berger. The Jeannette men were tra-
veling at such speed that the car
skidded as they went around the Bos-
well automobile and overturned twice.
Two of the occupants were uncon-
scious when the others came .to their
assistance. Dr. Noon, of Listie, was
on the scent in a short time after the
accident and rendered first aid, dir-
ecting the removal of the men to phy-
sicians in the locality, The men were
taken to the offices of various physi-
cans by people who came along in
other automobiles. Two of the injured
men were hurried to the office of Dr.
M. U. M. McIntyre, in Boswell; one
Crouthers did not regain conscious-
‘lof ten cars from Cumberland where that the people should come to see ‘mess before death ensued.
| they are playing this week. The car- | that they can do as well, if not better
The following is the program for a
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and Fmank Timmons, all of Jeannette,
car and attempted ate at a point where the valley is only
the Critchfield fam to pass the Bos-
of about thre mils east of Berlin. The
A gigantic water power project on
‘the Stonycreek between Shanksville
"and Mostoller is being promoted by
' the Hon. Lewis C. Lambert, of Som-
Man Meeting His Death When : erset, and several associates. The Alles € or erlosed De
Tals Car Sheds W Bile Passing Scheme aninles ii ot : ag Falls and is Fatally Injured. Son
other Au % :
the kind in this section of the country.| Of Thomas Costello.
These dams will be constructed at
narrow gorges in the five-mile falley
below Shanksville which are ideally
located for the purpose, the hills on
: both sides rising to a height of from
| 100 to 150 feet. Shanksville is between
300 and 400 feet higher than Mostoll-
er, assuring adequate fall for genera-
ting thousands of horsepower of elec-
tric current.
The main dam, which will be loca-
cated just above udETAOQOINETETE
ted just above Mostoller, will be built
One of the saddest accident which
has occured at Fort Hill fo ryears. .
when Allen Costello, the son of Mr. .
and Mrs. Thomas Costello, met with
injuries’ that caused his death six
hours later,
The young man, who was 25 years:
of age, was employed on the Cook: &
Duncan log #nain and attempted to
walk from the cars to the engine. Tha
last seen of him before his in-
jury was when the engineer noticed
him on one side of an empty car. It
is thought he caught hold of a support
which broke and threw him violently
to the ground a distance of about ten
feet. He was rendered unconscious.
450 feet wide at the level of the
stream, with a breast 75; feet high anr
between 750 and 800 feet in lenght at
the top. This would extend the dam
up stream a distance of about a mile
4nd a fourth, where another dam will {It Was found that one lung was punc-
be constructed, doubling ‘the volume |'UWred and an arm broken.
of water impounded and furnishing| He Was taken to the Confluence
an enormous supply of reserve water, | 105Pital where death ensued without
There are several tributaries of the |[i8 becoming conscious: /
Stonycreek on which auxiliary re-| The young man who was highly es--
servoirs will be built to feed the main |teemed, is survived by his parents,
dams in time of drouth, producing [three brotheh’s and one sister. The
-uniform power the year around. The |funeral took place on Saturday at
i most important of these tributaries
is Lampert Run, which uows through
the L. C. Lambert farm.
The headwaters of Stonycreek are
Kingwood. Rev. C. T. Davis, of Ursina
had charge of the services assisted
by Rev. Aiken, of Kingwood.
Stonycreek valley lies between
Chestnut Ridge on the west and the
Allegheny mountains on the east.
The average width of the valley is
, approximately ten miles, extending to ]
, Mostoller station on the Baltimore & | The nuptial rites solemnizing the
j Ohio railroad a distance of 16 mile; | marriage of Mr. Thomas Arystrong
or more and drains a basin.of mor plier and Miss Nell Gordon occurr--
than 160 square miles, wh, art | po last evening at 8 o'clock at the
happened on Thursday morning last.
some the arrangement making it a
point to keep their shows free of all
cbjectionable features. If there is any-
thing new under the sun you will
find it at the Firemen's Carnival all
next week.
If one loves his neighbor as himself
Firemen’s Carnival is the all impor-
tant thing, next to three egood meals
a day for a person to enjoy next week
and if one loves his neighbor as the
good book” would have him do, he will
prove the fact, by taking the neigh-
bor out to the grounds and into the
Take the whole family and if you
haven't any, take some other family.
All next week. Just a week of fun
and pleasure, Don’t miss it.
The week’s performances will be
ushered in Monday evening by & pa-
rade led by the Nigro band and’ the
local city band followed by the Fire
The Boy Scouts left for a two weeks
camp at Stanton’s Dam, this morning.
The W. C. T. U. will hold their an-
(nual picnic at Riverside Park this
afternoon leaving on the 3:30.
Hillcrest Grange P. of H. expect to
begin to-morrow the foundation wall
iof their new building near Pine Hill.
A very delightful and successful
picnic was enjoyed by the Lutherans
vesterday at the park. ‘
The date of the Methodist picnic
has been set for Friday, Aug. 4, but
possibly may be changed.
Mr. and Mrs. Jno, Hartman, of
Franklin county returned to their
home on Monday following a visit
last week at the home of Edison Hay
and Frank Walker, in Brothersvalley,
Chief- of Police Hare has a clue to
the four boys who pushed off a cap
stone of the beautiful Flaughtery
creek bridge last Saturday night and
unless they go to him and make re-
paration on or before Monday night
next, arrests will follow.
Next Thursday, August 8rd, the an-
nual reunion of the Reformed people
and their many friends of Somerset
Classis, will be held at Riverside Park
at 10:30 a. m. The forenoon will be
devoted to greetings amusements and
‘a “college hour” at which ladies and
gentlemen representing institutions
of learnings will speak.
A service will be held consisting of
singing, scripture reading and prayer,
at which two short addresses will be
delivered, one by Rev. W. H. Trissing
of Pittsburg on “Loyalty,” and anoth-
er by Dr. Truxal on “The Modern
Fruits of Reformed principles. The
prospects are for a large turnout cf
penple, -
I'll meet you at the Firemen'’s car
nival all of next week. Be there.
he will remind his neighbor that the
concert to be held at the band stand
ess man will most gladly get them. |o, gungav evening after church ser-
‘It was urged upon all to show a
friendly spirit, and to regard, as one | ; ar... spirit of Independence,
speaker put it, themselves as one big | py imany. !
family, struggling to assiitt all, h- This
A permanent organization was 6f-{¥ 2 as » pean mblo
fected by the unanimous election of Lp iouref),” Barnhouse.
each of the following officers: Pres-| , nor’ Anierica I love you. Les-
ident, H. M. Cook, Vice President, J. ter Gottler. 2
F. Naugle; Secretary, E. L Kyle,| 5 Serenade Kismet, Thomas.
treasurer. 6 Waltz, Language of the Soul,
Those present were as follows:— scoutton,
The officers just named, H. H. Wil-| 7 gverture—Feast of Lanterns, Ben-
liams, Mr. George, C. A. Deal, G, W, nett,
Collins, R. H. Philson, Val Gress,
John Shardt, Ralph D. Pfahler, S. B,
Pfahler, Mr, Walker, Dr. Milne, Dr,
Bruee Lichty, Dr. C. P, Large, Tom
Weller, James Hostetler, Frederick | |, ARVEY E. BITTNER
‘Rowe, J. L. Tressler, D. J. Meyers, FOR GAME PROTECTOR
‘J. J. Bowser, George R. Logue, J. L Since th ; a
\Dixon, C. C. Streng, Frank A. Bittner. 0s Ig Jenignation ang departure
i to the misty somewhere of the recent
| Petelr: Baer, Thomas McKenzie, W.
B. Cook, Charles Cook, W. S. Liven. |52We Drotector, C. H. Osmer, that
2004, Clarence Livengood, Joseph #. position is vacant. While there are a
Reich, Mr. Maul, F. B. Thomas, W. pumbgs of persons ‘who might do for
'C. Price. Daniel A. Floto, John N. {the position, there is one man who is
Cover, S. C. Hartley, M. A. Rutter, | Fel well fitted for game protector
‘W. H. Baldwin, Norman E. Miller, 12 Sn a that = he
1vey KE. Bittner o s place, who is a
Robert Miller, Mr. Snyder, W. He Sportsmitn and ote Who rot
Deeter, Barron Shipley, Jno. T. Ship-! :
: | study and observation knows much
ley. D: MH; Weisel, John Oates, Carlen | ; i iy Iie Tv was he who has
Plift, Aug. Friedline, K. Cleaver.
8 Georgia Girl, King.
9 March Melody King, Stambaugh.
10 Star Spangled Banner, Sousa.
. WILLIAM A, YOUNKIN. |fied man, Starting in middle life Mr.
This community with deep and Sin- | pov tner is f well bal
cere regret learned yesterday fore- a man of we alanced
noon that one of the town’s highly
esteemed citizens
William A, Younkin had died that
morning in the Allegany hospital in
Cumberland from valvular heart
wetn an operation in the same hos. ypointment
pital and he seemed to be very much approval,
benefiitted by it. But for the past
few months he had been suffering
from shortness of breath. Several
times of late in the night, Mrs. Youn-
kin had almost despaired of his life.
Consignments of
was again taken to the hospital ac-
compnied by his wife. Following a
diagnosis by the physicians of the
of the very critical condition of her
husband and that he might die very
William A. Younkin aged 43 years,
8 months and days, was a son of
ton run, Left Fork of Mill creek, A!
wine, Little Mill creek, Mill creek
Lehart run, O’Connor run, Benscreek
two years ago last December. For 17 | Mh Caufflel run. 8. Fork of Bens
years, William Younkin lived at
Hyndman where he was employed by
the late Henry Ware. Following the
death of his father he came to Mey-
ersdale to engage in business in his
father’s store forming a partnership
with his brother, Henry under the
firm name -of Younkin Bros.
There survive him besides his wife,
who was Miss Elizabeth Hibner, his
mother and the following brothers
and one sister, namely—David = of
Johnstown; Roy and Charles, of Erie,
Henry of Meyersdale and Mrs. Annle
Fernsner, of Washington, D. C.
Mr. Younkin was indeed much]
Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. J
Clarke Matteson, Pastor—Next Sab
has in it.
done much towards restocking oar
(streams and forests. He is awell-quali
ideas, and would carry out the laws
and merchants, of the state is it pertains to this call-
ing without making much ado about
it. He is the choice of the citizens of
trouble. Last fall Mr. Younkin under-|the county for the position. His ap-
would meet with general
rainbow trout
On. Sunday last one Week 4go he ‘have been awarded by the bureau of
fisheries for Somerset county as fol-
lows. Quemahoning dam, Dubstaidt’s
n dam, Stonycreek, Shingle run, Daily
hospital, Mrs. Younkin was apprised Draft, Breast Work, Laurel run, Dal-
creek, N. Fork of Benscreek, Miller
bath morning the pastor will preach
from the Sixth Commandment, “Thou
Shalt not Kill.” In the evening the
sermon will be the last of the Social
Series, on “Divorce.” This will show
the evils.of our present system of
state laws with some suggestions as |
to the remedy, and the part each ono |
The location is a most beautiful
one, The plans of the promoters In-
. clude more than a power plant. The
altitude of the valley is between 2,000
{and 2,600 feet, with timber bordering
Brown ‘poth sides of the stream, assuring per-
sacred manent conservation of the rainfall in
i the region. In addition to the land se-
cured for the dams and reservoirs
_, there the thousands of acres that are
unttillable on account of its rocky na-
ture, This it is said, would make pos-
sible the establishment of a mamm/ ith
game preserve, It is also planned to
have summer resorts along the dams.
i These would be readily accessible to
tourists, as they would be only a short
distance from the Lincoln Highway.
| The source and basin of the Stony-
creek are located in the richest sect-
ion of Somerset County, which was
named after the Earl of Somerset,
who came here from England on a
visit at the time of its incorporation.
The Stonycreek, as its name implies,
is a stony creek the source of which
is a spring oh a lot of ground in the
Tennyson’s “Brook.”
toller, of Quemahoning Township;
P. Brant, of Shanksville.
made on August 22.
run and Beaver run.
= The following eight themes will be
dalt with in order morning and ev-
ening the next four Sundays at the
Church of the Brethren by Pastor
W. M. Howe.
The 144,000.
The Fall of of Babylon.
The Harvest of the Earth.
The Seven Last Plagues.
The Millenium and the Final
| Heaven, the Home of the Bride.
i Are We Ready?
thought of by all who knew him; hej
the” Brethren Church. His 2
Rev. H. I. Goughnour, called to see!ty in New York.
was a loyal and devoted member ot| him at the hospital a few days ago, ,
pastor, | but he is now at Columbia Universi:
sermons on the Book of Revelation.
Firemen’s Carnival next week.
of Mr. Lambert in the
water power enterprise include J. B.
Gerhard, Aaron F. Heiple, L., C. Berk-
ey, Dr. E, Frank Shaulis, Isaac Jones
and Attorney Charles H. Ealy, of Som-
erset; Jerome Stufft and John W. Mos-
Frank A. Harah, of Rockwood; Parke
G. Lambert, of Pittsburg; John M.
Lambert, of Lambertsville, and Robert
Day which was to have
been a feature of the Somerset Chau-
tauqua Tuesday had to be cancelled
on account of the rain. The Shanks-
ville and Friedens bands came for the
day, but returned to their towns, No
parade was attempted. Another at-
a § » tempt to hold Farmers’ Day will be
the late Elias P. Younkin who died Orth Fork of Benseresk, Mishler's
These will conclude the series of
home of the parents of the bride, Mr. .
and Mrs. James Gordon, at the Cover
The ceremony took place under a °
bower of fern,laurel green and daisies:
and the officiating clergyman was the
pastor of the bride, the Rev. J. Clark
Maltteson. The bride, who is one of
the fairest and most beautiful of Mey-
ersdale’s many comely daughters, was:
charmingly attired in white embroi- -
dered net with long veil and carried.
a bridal bouquet of pink rosebuds and.
valley lillies. The bridesmaid was
Miss Alice Friedline who wore white.
Dog with yellow roses and valley 1il-
es. :
The groom, who is one of the of
the best and most progressive young
business men of this place, a member"
of the firm, “Tom & Jim,” was at-
tended by his brother, Walter Weller, -
of. Lew Bittner played Lohengrin’s-
wedding march and Miss Bessie Wil-
liamson of Pittsburg sang a solo.
Following the ceremony. and con-
gratulations, a wedding luncheon was’
served. The bride’s table was in pink
and white and the guests at it,
besides the immediate wedding party
were Rev. and Mrs. Maliteson. The
guests were in number nearly 100.
of Berlin formerly owned by'- Mr. and Mrs. Weller, carryinng the:
John Heffley. On its picturesque course
it winds through meadows and graz-
ing lands and pales, separating ridges
in such manner that it might be con-
cluded that it was the inspiration of
sincere congratulaticns of a host of
friends left here after midnight for
eastern cities and Old Point Comfort.
for a stay of ten days. They will for
a short time stay at the home of the
bride’s parents before starting their
own home,
The announced intention was for
the “Newlyweds” to board Duquesne
at 9:15 but while the guests were en-
joying the last dainties of the wedding
feast, Mr. and Mrs. Weller on a plaus
ible pretext left the room and escap-
ed their friendly enemies by going
over roofs and down a ladder, and
then to the house of Miss Friedline.
Their absence was soon noted and
the crowd for hours watched the
Friedline home with no sign of their
victims, :
The crowd watched the midnight
train at the Western Maryland and
the 1:10 a. m. of the B. & O. but could
not find Mr. and Mrs. Weller. The
latter while the coast was cleared by
their friends going to the station,
hastily secured an automobile and
were taken to Cumberland where they
peacefully boarded a train. Score one
for “Tom” and his bride.
The bride was the recipient of ma-
ny fine presents. The out-of-town
guests were: Mrs. Annie Williams,
son and daughters, Miss Edith, Miss
Dollie and Miss Bessie, of Pittsburg;
Mr. and Mrs. James Phillips and
daughters, Misses Olive and Fannie.
of Fairmont, W. Va; Mrs. Sallie Mor-
gan of Frostburg; Misses Marie and
Myrtle Little of Cumberland; Mr.
Robt. Kurtz, Confluence, and Mr.
Claude Hawn, Fairmont. .
A valuable cow belonging to Rev.
Fr. Brady, was killed on the B. & QO.
tracks a few days ago.
Our Job Work Plesses
Firemen’s Carnival next week.
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