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MEYERSDALE PA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26,1916
Many Relatives and Friends of
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Diveley
Help Celebrate Golding Wed-
ding Anniversary. Se
Charles A. Dively, “the Drummer
Boy” of Co. C 54 Regt. from 1862 to
1865 of Main street, this place on
Monday of the present week, Octo-
ber 23rd, had been married for half
a century. A milestone so significant
as the Golden Wedding mark shouid
deserve a little more attention than
the ordinary periods in ine’s life and
for Mr. and Mrs. Dively the date was
One year after Mr, Dively returned
from the war he was united in mar-
riage with Miss Eliza Staub and tc-
gether they have spent the decades
together sharing each other's joys asd
btaring their common burden. They
have spent all their lives in Meyers-
dale and great changes have been
made in the old burg in that time,
The wedding dinner was served at
Six o’clock and the menu was varied
abundant and of such a quality that
the appetites were tempted beyond
The wedding cake of no small pro-
portions bristle over with a half hund-
red candles. .
The worthy aged couple the groom
about 79,and the bride thiree years
his junior, were the recipients of a
fine lot of beautiful and valuable pre-
Those present were besides the im-
mediate family Prof. John Dively, and
Harry Dively the only son and child,
Jesse Heffley of Berlin; Jack Dively,
W. P. Dively and family and Mrs.
Dively’s mother, Mrs. Richardson;
Peter Brook, H. C. Staub, Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Staub and granddaughter
Helen Staub and Mr. and Mrs. Harry
The parents of Mrs. Dively were
Joseph amd Christina Staub. Mrs. Dive-
ley was born on the Meyers Place at
Moved to her present home at the age
of 3 yrs. and was married and always
lived there. ' Their home in Meyers
Mr. C. A. Diveley was the son of
Martha and Catherine Diveley Born
in Berlin Oct. 19, 1837. Came to Mey-
ersdale at an early age and learned
the shoe making business with Sam-
uel Fost. Enlisttd in the Union Army
of the civil War’in 1861 was a veter-
an and served nearly four years.
Henry Gumbert, for 25 years a
merchant and postmaster at Pine Hill
passed quietly to his reward at an
early hour on the morning of the 17th,
inst. aged 70 years, 8 months and 27
days. Deceased bad been in ill health
for some months, suffering from a
complication of \disease incident to a
man of his age, For the past several
weeks he had been bedfast and he
grew gradually weaker until deain
Henry Gumbert was a son of Jacob
Gumbert, who was born and married
in Germany, removing to Americt af-
ter the birth of his eldest son. Deceas-
ed was born on the old Gumbert home-
stead near Pine Hill, now occupied by
his son, W. J. Gumbert, and spent his
entire life in that immediate vicinity.
His wife, Anna Brant survives him
as do Wilson J. Misses Sadie and
The deceased was a devout member
of the German Lutheran church from
youth . until in later years the two
churches were combined. He served
his congregation in various official
capacities, and was looked up to by
hig friends and neighbors as an up-
right, conscientious Christian man.
The funeral occurred on 19 inst. af-
ternoon at 2 o'clock. In the absence
of his pastor, the Rev. W. H. B. Carn-
ey, who is at the bedside of his aged
mother, the Rev. H. B. Burkholder, of
Trinity Lutheran chureh, Berlin, con-
LANDS IN JAIL
A young man who gave hig name as
Edward Neil, and place of residence
near Somerset, ig in, the toils of the
law, because of being charged by the
Enterprise Supply Company of Gar-
rett with the theft of a raincoat on
The store is that of Mr. W. A. Mer-
rill. The = young man went into the
store and had the clerk show him sev-
eral rgit coats; after trying on a few
he at last found one that apparent-
ly about suited him but not.entirely
80. Neil foole: around a little took off
the coat, and was about to depart,
stating he would not take the coat.
Just then the clerk had to leave to
wait, on another customer. Shortly af-
terwards the clerk returned to the
place where the rain coats had been
taken down for thé young man’s in-
spection and he at once noted that one
of the coast was gone, likewise Neil
himself. In hot pursuit, the clerk soon
located the culprit with the coat on
his back. A hearing was held before
Squire Clement, and the youthful cri-
minal is now where tempation will
not allure him for a time, that is in
jail to await trial in court.
A new case of infantile paralysis
has developed at Cairnbrook, Somer-
set County, the patient being Annie,
the 14-months old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John Brangatis. Her left arm and
left leg are paralyzed. Dr. Brant, the
attending physician, believes the
child will recover. This is the second
case in Cairnbrook. The quarantine
on the first was lifted three or four
Dr. Brant has a suspicious case a
Cairnbrook under observation. A lit-
tle girl living next door to the Bran-
gatis family has marked preliminary
symptoms of infantile paralysis, al-
though the paralyis has not yet devel-
Lizzie the 17-months-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John Molnar, of No.
36 Mine, is b new victim Jf the dis-
ease in that section. She is under the
care of Dr. Berkheimer, of Windber.
~ GAS STOVES
Little Talks on Health and Hygiene
By Dr;3Samuel G. Dixon .
This is the season of the year when
some heat at night and in the eariy
mornings is particularly desirable.
Many people instead of starting
their furnaces use gas stoves to take
off the chill. Not infrequently because
they are - only expedients, they use
rubber pipe connections and in the
majority of cases the Stoves are not
connected with a flue.
Such an arrangement is danger-
‘ous in the extreme. Every year many
deaths are reported ag a result of just
such conditions. Coal gas or gater gas
contains a large percentage of carbon
monoxide and this having little or no
perceptible odor may be present with-
out being noticed,
One percent of this gas will kill a
horse in two minutes. There is no
warning unfortunately, unless mater-
ial having an odor is added to the gas
the victim becomes unconscious and
unless aid arrives a fatal result is al-
most certain to follow.
Do not use a gas stove without
flue. connections and proper. ventila-
tion. Temporary connections too
should be avoided, they are subject
"to breaks and offen accidentally dis-
Gas water heaters are often in-
stalled in bath rooms without outside
connections and then these are made
use of to heat the room. Such ar-
rangements are extremtly hazardous.
A SUCCESSFUL NIMROD
ducted the services. In.erment was
made in the Pine Hill Ceme:» J. The |
obsequies were attended by a large !
concourse of friends wt: sorrcwfully
veid their last respacts tc the deceas-
Mrs. W. @. Price and little son viz-
ited relatives at Se ttdale several
days during the week.
i on Tuesday
C. E. Thomas, of Boynton returned
Either strikes of coal miners or
shut downs of operations has reduced
the working force of the mines in this
section, and in theg4Grassy run area
from about 800 men to 300 men.
The Rowe mines were shut down
even before the miners had an oppor-
tunity to put forth their grievance.
The Consolidation No. 1 is out. The
Meyersdale Fuel company hag closed
down. The Meager Mines near Salis-
bury are closed or at least on Tues-
day the men went out.
The Keystone mines are in opera-
tion again. The workmen claim 63 c.
a ton, a checkweighman and that the
union be recognized. The operators
set forth thiat they continued to mark-
et their product at a low figure and
therefore can’t increase their expeu-
MR. CLEAVER LEAVES
Mr. K. Cleaver who had been man-
ager and editor The Commercial for
more than two years, several his con-
nection with this paper yesterday. Mr.
Cleaver while a citizen of Meyedsdale
made many friends, and stood at all
times for the best interest of the town
and county. He was a refined culthr-
ed gentleman and all wish him suc-
cess in the many good things of life.
Meyersdale will always be ready to
give him the glad hand. Mr. Cleaver
will reside in York, Pa, While the man-
agement. of the paper changes the
transition should cause no uneasness
among the patrons of the Commercial
as every effort will be made to make
the Commercial a better paper and
the jobbing department a most im-
portant factor in connection with the
commercial plant. -
The following visited Wm, Merbach:
Sunday last, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Crows
and child and Kate Keidel of Meyers-
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Sipple were Sun-
day visitors at Wm. Sturby’s.
Mrs. Adam Hersh and children of
Meyersdale Pa. and F. J. Brown of
Boynton were welcome callers at Hen.
ry Sipples Sunday.
The following were callers at N. B.
Heckler’s Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Johu-
son and daughter and son-in-law of
Cumberland, Md. and Mr. and Mrs.
Rufus Tressler and son and Mr. and
Irs. John Tressler and three children
Mrs. Silas Hostetler and two child-
ren visited P. C. Burkholders Sunday.
Sheldon Hostetler is working for E.
W. Sipple snce F. J. Brown qquit on
account of ill health. We will all miss
him in this vicinity and hops he ma -
soon be enjoying good health again.
Miss Mary Frease left Wednesday
for Akron, Ohio to work we all wish
her success in her new undertaking.
Mrs. Charles Vogtman who was vis-
iting relatives in Frostburg, Md. re-
turned -home Thursday last.
MRS. BOWMAN DEAD
Before going to press word had
come to the office, that Mrs. Bowman,
an aged lady formerly of Meyersdale
died, She used to live at the home of
her. son, john = C. corner Centre and
Mrs. Emma Hibner of town has
been allowed a peasioan as the widow
of George Hibner, Co. C. and P. H. B.
Pension was secured through Pen-
sion Attorney H. C. McKinley.
YEAR OLD BEET
Mr. C. J. Weimer called at this off-
ce last evening and exhibited a com-
mon red beet which had been in his
cellar for a year, this beet apparently
was none the worse for its age,
solid as the day itw as stoed away.
IN FEEBLE HEALTH
Mr. Henry Miller, 409 Broadway
the shoemaker who is so well favor-
from a hunting trip to Bedford county
morning having cap-|
tured a wild turkey, 16 grey squirrels i
and 4 pheasants.
WITH US SOON,
“THE GIRL FRO FRISCO”
ably known to many people has been
in feeble health for more than a
RATES T0 BE
And now the Edonomy Telephone
Stock ' Company with offices in this
place and with lines ramifying all
through this county has yielded to
public pressure and changed its atti
tude as to how it could increase its
revenue sufficient to meet its expen-
ses so that instead of a toll exchange
an increased flat rate ‘per annum has
been ordered ranging from $2 to $4
That the toll rate is far more equit-
able and just than the increased flat
rate, any impartial set of men will
agree, In tht first place, the company
had, a right to more revenue. The
salaries of the exchange girls is pit-
iably low and no one connected with
the company ig getting even a fair re-
muneration for their services. To run
this business to meet expenses was
a question and finally after frequent
deliberation the board or directors
thought that toll for use of lines othe
er than the local exchange an equitable
way to adjust the matter. When it be-
came known by the public that this
was to go into effect a storm of pro-
test. apparently a storm, but analyzed
it originated with a few large busin-
nes interests who because of using toll
service so much whnt those who did
not practically use toll strvice at all
to help them pay for the same. In a
reversal of the scriptures, The finan-
cially weak were to bear the burdens
of the financially strong, the little
merchant was to help pay what just-
ly because of much use belonged to
the large merchant or corporation.
Then the Booster Club was called in-
to action, and its members went wild
over the one sided presentation of the
subject, and by all sorts of pressure
bore down upon the Board of Direct-
ors caused a majority of the nine
members. to yield resulting. in the flat
inrrease stated at the beginning cof
this article. It is similar to this. Here
is a man who travels much often £0-
ing to Pittsburg, Philadelphia, New
York etc. and here is a man who has
occasion to go to Garrett, Rockwood
or Cumberland, but to be logical as
Soon as either of the two cited, steps
on the train, the conductor exacts a
flat rate from each, the same number
of dollars whether he goes to Cumber-
land or to New York. Is that justice?
Why should a big business man
who under the toll system if he had
to pay for it pay $200 per year have
his burden lightened by the man who
never uses the out-of-town service?
Let the burden be placed where it be-
longs. Let the users of other exchang-
es pay for it not necessarily a nickel
a time even less would caused a mark-
The new plan of a flat rate increase
must go before the public service com-
mission of the state and it is a quest-
ion whether some of its phases will
not be held up.
HORSE PAWS UP
PURSE LOST YEARS AGO.
A mystery of a year’s standing was
cleared up when Justice of the Peaie
W. H. McElvaney, near Beaver Falls,
Pa. received a pocketbook containing
checks and railroad tickets from May-
Telephone Company and Its
Patrons Will Likely €ome to
The Davidsville Exploring Company
composed of Messrs. Irvin Rish, Joha
Layman, Samuel Swank, V. F. Wea-
ver, William, Geisel, William Lape,
Reuben Zimmerman, Lemon Lape,
Melvin Kring, Harley Spangler, New-
ton Walker, Dorsey Loder, David
Swank and Homer Merley, recently
made a trip in automobiles for the
burpose of exploring a cave located
in the mountains, near the old Ligon-
ien pike, five miles east of Waterford.
The party, well equipped with guns,
ropes, lights and edibles, reached the
cave about 11 o'clock, and after eating
a hearty lunch, preparations were
made for entering the cave.
Owing to the many bear signs found
in the immediate vicinity, it was de-
cided to post Reuben Zimmerman, one
of the best shots of the party, on the
outside, as guard. The rest of the par-
ty handed all their valuables to
Mr. Zimmerman and descended
one by one into the cave, where many
narrow escapes occured and many
wonders were seen.
The cave is mostly of rock format-
ion and contains many deep chasms
and other dangerous places.
Dorsey Yoder had a ten foot fall,
but luckily was not hurt, William
Lape, the fat man of the party, got
stuck . in a narrow passage and was
extricated with great difficulty. It was
decided ti call the place “The Fat
There are rooms in this cave eight
feet wide and 40 feet long, and rocks |
weighing tons, so neatly balanced '
that they could be moved by the hand.
A log was found in the cave about 200
feet from the opening, and numerous
bats were seen hanging to the walls.
Owng to the many passages in the |
the party did not fully explore it |
cave and the danger of getting lost.
so after a three-hours, search, it was
decided to return to the surface. Will-
iam Geisel attempted to find his way
out by himself and was heard calling
for help in a passage ten feet above
the others. ~
It is rumored that several hunters
CAVE EXPLORERS HIGH SCHOOL
Gregg Darrow informed us that hog
is the plural of pig.
Edward Crowe determines gender
Y the first, second and third person.
Irvin Gress is in search of un book
which gives the full particulars of
Gregg Darrow says she is going to
get a seat, glue herself to it and just
sit in the front of the room when sje
enters it, to save the teachers and her-
self the trouble of placing her thera
all the time.
Miss Lauver; “Some of us wrote
the word ‘fail’ wrong. In such a case
what should I do?”
“Mark it wrong.”
why “Bud” Leonard
looks so forlorn, Maybe he lost some-
thing. Wonder if he could fing it in
The “Freshies” declare they’l] beat
the “Sophs,” with their class day,
They have started to brepare for it at
this early date. We wish you good
luck “Freshies but You'll have to
Swank destroyed a box of
Cough drops, they didn’t even belong
to him, so we hope no one dies from
the loss of them.
We wonder if Walter Eisler can
sing better since he has a partner,
James Swank is fearfully afraid of
becoming fat. He is now limiting hig
“eats” to one apple for dinner,
Nell Bittner ig the latest person to
come into our chool to study Type-
writing and Stenography.
The Senior Class Day will be held
during the week of Thanksgiving, The
exact date will be announced later.
Margaret Damico and Dick Bowman
suffered on Monday from severe head
ache, due to a “head collision” over
the desks. |
Final Examinatiods this year will
be held every three months, instead
of every two menths,
The Seniors are now taking scan-
sion in Virgil. When it comes to sing-
ing “tunes” in this study, Mary Evang
certainly is an expert,
found skeletons in this cave several
years ago, and the party is planning
another exploring expedition in the
To meet the demand for political
meetings from various ports of the
county Republican Codnty Chair-
man V. R. Saylor has ar-
ranged to hold Hughes and Fair-
banks rallies at Berlin, and conclud-
ing with a meeting at Meyersdale
Speakers of State-wide reputation
will be on hand to explain the nece:-
sity for electing the whole Republi-
can ticket. Congressman R. F. Hop-
wood will address several of the
meetings, and an effort will be made
to secure Col. Thomas S. Crago, who
is now touring the State, making
speeches nightly for Hughes and
Fairbanks, to occupy the platform
Chairman Saylor has arranged for
meetings at the following places.
Berlin, October 30, at 8:00 P. M.
Boswell, Oct 31 at 8:00 P. M.
or Christopher, of Lisbon, Ohio a few
days ago. Last year Justice McElvan-
ey attended the Columbiana county
fair in Lisbon, and reported to the au-
thorities that his pocketbook had bean
stolen from his pocket. Mrs. McElvan-
ey and a woman friend saw the thief
Rockwood, Nov. 1, at 8:00 P. M.
Davidsville, Nov. 2, at 8:00 P. M.
Meyersdale, Nov, 3, at 8:00 P. M.
Mr . R. B. Ellis the B. & O. First
trick operator is taking his vacation
take the pocketbook, and the follow-
ing day theman was arrested in
Smith Ferry, Pa., Mrs; McElvaney
identifying him. The grand jury re-
leased the prisoner for lack of evi-
The other day J. B. Lyther, of Lis-
bon, tied his horse to a post in the
fair grounds. The horse dug up the
Thos. Smith and wife of near Glen-
coe, Have put in a successful year in
month. His many friends wish him an |
early recovery to his normal health.
Lantz “The Reliable” Tuner of Cum- |
berland is able to be about again and |
will start to work in Meyersdale next
" week. Orders can be left at this office,
farming, they doing the work themsal-
ves. They have garnered in 300 bush-
21s of buckwheat, 1000 bushels of ap-
ples, 200 bushels of rye, a fine lot of
potatoes ete. They did the threshing |
with the flail and not a.few strokes
did they have to make.
| Mrs. N. H. Lenhart,
Mr. W. J. Curry is working in his
Mr, Jas, McIntyre returned Sunday
from Saxton where he spent several
days visiting friends and relatives.
Miss Maude Twigg of Cumberland
Md is spending the week with her
friend Miss ..u Walters.
Mesdames John and Joe Walters
were visitors at Cumberland last week,
Mr. Richard Zimmerman has moved
his family from Akron Ohio to Gar-
Mr. W. H. Miller is spending a few
days with his family on Jackson st.
Earl Lenhart of Greensburg spent
the week-end with his parents Mr. and
Robert G. Miller was a business vis.
itor to Johnstown on Tuesday.
| and had
The Classical Seniors were given a
test, conducted by the State over the
first two books of Plane Gemetry.
The Senior Commercials ate their
dinners in school Friday afternoon,
sufficient time to digest it
properly, an hour after school was
A son of the late Abram Williaug
aged 20 years, died at his home in
Akron, Ohio on Sunday. The young
man became ill last Easter and only
partially recovered his health,
The father of the deceased was
killed by being electrocuted 7 years
ago while in the employ of the P. &
M. trolley company. Three years agog
his widow with two sons and 2 daughe
ters moved to Akron, The names of
the survivors of the immediate family
are the mother, Mrs, Alice Williams,
Misses Lorena, and Anna, and Ward,
The remains arrived here on No. 1¢
train Tuesday and were taken in
charge by Undertaker Price, who cone
veyed them to the home of Mrs, Lor.
ena Reitz in Salisbury where on
Wednesday at 10 a. m. funeral servi-
ces were conducted by Rey. Hetrick,
following which interment was made
in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery.
Emanuel Specht, 94 years old, ome
of the oldest men of Somerset coun
ty, died Sunday night at the home of
hig son-in-law, Joseph Wagner, about
three miles from. Hooversville, in
Shade township. His wife died Octo-
ber 4 at the age of 88 years,
Mr. Specht made his home with the
Wagner family for 27 years. He was a
member of the Seventh Day Adventist
church. His health began to fail about
a year ago.
Mr. Specht is survived by the fol-
lowing children: Mrs. Lizzis Helman,
at home: Mahlon G. Spcht, of Hrie
Mrs. W. H. Cramer, of New Florence,
Miss Margaret Specht and Mrs, Joseph
Wagner, two other children, are dead.
Mr. Specht was married to Catharine
Wolford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Jacob Wolford, May 27, 1847.
Funeral services have been an-
nounced for 10 o’clock this morning
at the Wagner residence. Burial will
be in the Wilt Cemetery, near For-