The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, February 15, 1917, Image 1

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Lloyd William Ravenscraft of Sand
Patch was struck by a passing engiae
«©n Saturday morning about 10 o’clock
and was instantly killed. He was cn
hig way to work, watching at the east
end of the tunnel, when he met a
© “pusher” engine and it is supposed
stepped over onto the other track and
Wag struck by another engine going
in the opposite direction. ‘The lower
limbs were completely severed from
the bodyand were found betweén the
Tails four rails length from where the
body lay.
He had but recently been.appointed
‘watcher and left home in the morning
in a cheerful mood.
- Hig body was the crew of
a train going west. They Were cared
for by Harry Hultzell and placed on a
detached segtion of the work train and
brought to Meyersdale, and were tak
en in charge by undertaker Reich.
He was 18 years, seven months ~nad
28 days old, was =a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Lloyd Ravenscraft'and. was a ‘brighg,
active young man. He was bérn at
Band Patch and attended schools
there, :
He is survived by his mother, and
two brothers; Harry, aged 11 years:
and John, aged 9 years. His father
died December 23, 1916.
A profusion of flowers were at the
funeral, donated by loving friends, ang
by his fellow workmen, all attest the
high esteem in which he was held by
those who knew him best.
His funeral, which was very large-
ly attended, was conducted by Rev.
France, Lutheran pastor at Meyars-
dalé on Tuesday afternoon, and bur
lal was had in the Union cemetery.
William Francis Garlits.
W. F. Garlits died at his home in
West Salisbury,”
ury, Monday February 12,
Mr, rlits was born in Garrett
county, Md., was a son of Samuel and
Nancy Garlits, In 1860 he was mar-
ried to Miss Mary Babra of Frost-
burg, by Rev Fr. Brown.
He is survived by three children
John, of West Salisbury, Mrs, Btta
Dunn of Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. Ellen
Showalter of Elk Lick. Funeral was
held at West Salisbury 9:30 a. m. on
Wednesday by Rev. Fr. McCarty, and
interment in St. Michaels cemetery,
conducted by R. Reich, undertaker.
Boy Scout News.
A good many of the Scouts have
joined the Boy Band, which was start-
ed lately and are progressing finely.
‘There are twelve members now and |
We expect two more after they get
started right. They expect to organ-
ize and draw up a constitution under
the direction of their instructor, Mr.
Baldwin. Many of the boys are mak-
Ing wireless stations and wil soon be
getting the war news from the battle
front. :
Change. in Ownership.
This. week - the celebrated -“Bijou
Theatre” changed hands. Messrs
Hemminger & Shirey, selling to 8. J,
Leezer of Pittsburg. i
comes. well recomended
much experience In the fn
ness, and it is not doubted {hat hie wil} |"
maintain the excelent reputation’ of.
this popular showhcuse, for farishing’
frst clase entertainments ‘gt a Popu-
iar price. : TT TT a
The many friends of the retirifig
firm wish. them suceess in ‘Whatever
ine they may next und e.° THEE
they are live wires is attested byt the
popularity they had obtaingd for the
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Valentine Party.
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. C \ enter
tained a number of their friends. at
their home on Meyers avenye on Wed-
tesday. evening, The evening was
Spent in playing Buchre and music, |
which was enjoyed by all present.
Lingering Coughe are Dangerous.
Get tid of that tickling cough that
keeps you awake at night and drains
your vitality and emergy. Dr. King's
New Discovery is a pleasant balsam
remedy, antiseptic, laxative and
promptly effective. It soothes the
irritated membrane and kills the cold
germs; your cough is soon relieved. |
Delay is dangerous—get Dr. King's |
New Discovery at once. For nearly |
fifty years it has been the favorite
r for oriy 1 ¢ ughs an i
TS 9.» 1s and. dayg. ~~
o sivne
‘busts |
1in town visiting
Salisbuy iftings.
Appreciate Concert.
The Salisbury people greatly en- |
Joyed the concert given by the Meyers |
dale Quartette ag well as the charvfl
ing readings given by Miss Beck.
Every member was so delighted that
the audience could not decide which
wag really the best. We hope to have |
this quartette to entertain us again
Birthday Party.
On Monday evening Miss Cinda
Brown entertained a number of her
friends in honor of her 21st birthday
anniversary. Miss Brown was the re-
games were indulged in, after which
refreshments consisting of ice cream,
cake, candy, and coffee were Berved |
at abuot 10 o'clock. Those present
were:—Misses Mabel and Margarst
Livengood, Mabel and Jean Farner,
Clard Brown, ‘Irene Newman) Edythe
Martz, Annabelle Diet, Lulu Thomas,
and Levi Lichliter, Albert Thomas,
Robert Maust, Bayard Maust, ¥rank
and Fred Ringler, Fred Delozier, Luke
James, George Tmevarrow, William
Livengood and Paul Corbett.
Basket-Ball, FRE
On Saturday evening the Salisbury
8coutg and Confluence team, of young
men, played on the Salisbury floor.
The final score was 44-7 in favor of
the Scouts. What's the matter with
the Scouts—they’re alright! What's
the matter with Confluence—we don't
know, :
On Wednesday evening the Varsity
Five will play Berlin.
The Methodist Jolly Boys will play
the Rosebud team of Meyersdale on
Thursday. :
Those who are sick.
Little Lois Newgman, daughter of Ed
Newman, ig wing worse, though
for a few days she seemed better.
Dorathy Groves, little daughter of
Charlie Groves, ig somewhat improved
at this time, %
Miss Grace Brown hag been pi
le gripp. :
Newman, is also suffering
Many Bold Bu
cipient of many petty gifts. Various |,
‘sented. The checks, however, wers
J open.
1 At the
from this malady,
Little Paul Waltz, son of Rev. and
| Mrs. B. F. Waltz, ig very much jim-
‘The friends of Mrs. Schlossnagle of
Berlin, a daughter .of Mrs. Annie
Kretchman of this place, will be sorry
to learn of her affliction which neces-
| sittted the amputation of one of her!
rlower limbs, just above the knee. |
Mrs. John Engle of Pittsburg, accom-
panied her to the Western Maryland
Hospital where the operation was
Teachers’ Institute.
The following is the Teachers’ In-
stitute to be held at the West Salis-
bury school Feb. 24, at 1:30 Pp. m,
Standard Rural Schools—Esther Shu-
maker. k
Habits Learned in the Rural S chools
—Mae Dickey.
Essay—Mamie Bittner,
Recitation—Ruth Folk.
The Place and Value of
Elsie Miller:
Patriotism—Quy Wall,
Purpose of Busy Work—®Grace Moser.
Securing Home Interest—Elizabeth
Beals. id 2
Bducation: as the Dissemination ‘of
Knowledge—Rlizabsth Newman.
"Misses Nelle Statler tnd Grace
Brown will leave. on Saturday, to at-
tend the opening of the millinery
‘wholesale houses of Baltimore, :
Mise Mary Wagner returned on Fri.
day from Meyersdale, where she
spent several weeks with her. aunt,
Mrs. Ed. Donges.
Ed: Hartline returned on Monday to
Akron, after spending a fow . weeks
Misses Florence and Elizabeth New-
man, spent Saturday aftermoon in
Meyersdale shopping.
Mr. Curtin Chaney and fami’ of
Coal Run, have returned to thelr for
mer home in Salisbury. ° :
' Miss Mima Harding returned on Sat.
urday from Pittsburg and Borwnas-
ville, where | had been visiting for
several wéeks. SR
Mrs. Della Livengood and Miss Mary
len Business Places Stoxen
Work «f An Expert WO
Marks 13
hich iden;
Sometime on Monday night or Tues! . Butrance was made to Lenbart’s
day morning ten business places were
entered by some person and money
and valuables taken to the value of
from $300 to $500. ! :
The parties, whether by accident:
otherwise had chosen a very auspi-
cious time for the crime, Monday b
ing a holiday, the banks were closed.
They had opened in the morning and
the merchants had secured money
enough for the day's business. It be-
Ing railrpad payday many
drawn ffom tthe banks sufficient to en.
able them to cash checks when pre-
not left fit the safes herce the eale:
lations of the burglars miscarried,
The weather was Intensely cold, and
Do persons were on the street, which |
enabled the yeggs to work uninter-
rupetd. i
At the store of the Pfahler company
an entrance was effected by forcing a
rear door. The safe was closed but
not locked, and the lock on the inmer
door of the safe was ‘forced off, and:
about $175 in cash and checks taken.
A large diamond ring which had been
left in the safe, was also taken.
The safe in the Keystone
was opened and about $40 in cash ab-
stracted: ifm
At the door of the McKenzie com
pany entrance was effect; 1 by cut
ing the glass in &%ear door and re-
moving the section which had been
cut. Here about $10 in'change was
taken, but the #iterior drawers of #
safe had been broken in- prying
y 5 ae as : Bg
aa ade :
Meyersdale Auto Garage an
entrance was had by cutting a pane of
glass from a rear window, and to se-
cure entrance to the office a hole was
cut in the glass in the door, througn
which his hand wag passed and opsnel
the spring lock which fattened the
door, This was a water haul for the
crook, as nothing of value was left
there that night,
rglaries In Town
ly watched by one of ithe gang and in i
case of his coming near the guilty |
into on Monday Night The
Persons Left racks But No
ication Might Be Viade
Garrett Gatherings. SAWBONES
Church Notices.
Evangelical—Rev, Hetrick, pastor;
Sunday School at 10 a. m. Evangali-
cal meetings every evening at 7 o’clack
Brethern—B. F. Waltz, pastor; Sun.
day School 10 a. m. Church services
7p. m. /
Luthern—W. H. B. Carney, pastor;
. NO?
Harrisburg Pa. Feb. 11:—Advaune-
ed surgical methods, developed on the
battlefields of Europe since the nué
| break of the war, and their applica.
4 tio: wounds received b: ork
Sunday School 10 a. m. Church ser. SOF tO 2 Iocsived Iy worfuh:
vices 7 p. m.
Pool room by forcing a rear entrance
‘in the other cases. There was
flothing left here at closing time ex- |
pt a few pennies, and the crimin-
‘al contemptuonsly refused them.
. He gained entrance to Meyers Meat
Market by means of a rear window |
fand secured a small amount of change
which had been left in the cash regi-
|Bter. Here, however, he left the on-
1y good identification mark, a foot-
print, the shoe being about a seven or
eight in size, He alse took from this
place, a step ladder and used it to
{Teach the window in the rear of the
‘Store of Miller & Collins. The safe
‘Bere again was not locked and con-
A about $40, which went to en-
¥rich the yeggman.
| The store of Apple & Glessner and
“Ebbicka’s grocery were entered in a
‘similar manner but the precaution had
{been taken to remove all the cash and
resulted in a loosing venture for the
, It is said that in some places a foot
brint was made by a woman's shoe,
iif 80 it was probably worn by some
| one of the gang, and was done to
‘throw the officers off their guard,
The night watchman was on duty
‘but as all the work was done from the
‘alleys he saw nothing of the crimin-
ils, and suspected nothing wrong on
‘a night like that. It is of course pre.
sumed that his movements were close-
ones would conceal themselves until
9 had passed. a
Mifhere is _tbsclutely - nothing by
«which suspicion may be thrown any
one at ithis time, Local talent is sus-
pected but there is no tangible evi-
dence to aid the officers in conduct-
ing a gearch,
The officers began an investigation
at once on the cases reported but,
aside from investigating the action
of one or two parites there were no
developments worthy of note.
fs y
+ Minor Briefs. «J
Reitz, spent Tuesday evening in
Meyersdale. :
Miss Myra Lichliter returned on
Thursday from Pittsburg, where she
has been visiting Mrs. Kari Miller.
Luke James, spent Monday morn-
ing in Meyersdale,
M r. Frank Thomas and family have |
moved, from their residence on Hast |
Ord street to Coal Run.
1 friends
‘| burg, W. Va.; Verda Brant,
It always gives us pleasure to record
the rise and advancement of people
who were connected with/ our town,
and who have gone out in the world
and “made good.” We copy the sub-
joined article from “Information” a
magazine published by tthe P. R. R.
Royal E. Cook was born at Ursina,
Pa., February 25, 1878. He received
his education in tthe public schools of
Meyersdale, Great Bend ¢
Pa., graduating at the latter point; im-
mediately thereafter completing the
special High School course providing
for the Allegheny County. Public
Schools, and later graduating, after a
commercial and mathematical course,
from Duff's College, Pittsburg, Pa.
entered the service of the Pittsburg;
Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis
| Railway company, as Messenger in the
office of the Assistant Train Master
(car distribution,) Pittsburg Divison,
Bermingham, Pa, later . serving in.
same egpacity in the office of the Di-
vision Superintendent at Pittsburg,
Pa.; and subsequently—after spegial
assignment in the Assistant Train Mas.
ter's office (fast freight movement) at
‘Pittsburg, Pa.—serving ag Telegraph
Operator in the Pan Handle offices at
Bermingham, Pa. : i
In Janusty, 1898, Mr. Cook was pro-.
moted to the position of Stenographer
Clerk in the office of the Division Sup-
erintendent, Pittsburg Division, Pan
Handle, at Bermingham, Pa, end fa
July of that year he was promoted
the Junior Clerkship in the office of:
the Firet Vice-President (in charge of
traffic of the Pennsylvania Lines West
of Pittsburg, at Pittsburg, Pa. being
subsequenly advanced through the
various grades in the, office to Steno-
grapher-Clerk, Book-kéeper, File Clerk
and Secretary to the First Vic-Presi-
On January 15, 1907, Mr. Cook was
promoted to the position of Chief
‘Clerk in the office of the Fourth (now
Third) Vice-President, Traffic Depart-
ment of the Pennsylvania Lines West
of Pittsburg, with office at Pittsburg,
Cook was
and Carnegie,
; # yuvessels, but ag the action of Germany
‘On September 26, 1892, Mr..€ook-
The Submarine War.
The German onslaught on shipping |
is having its effect, During the first |
15 days about 80 vessels were destrov- |
ed. No American vessels were in- |
jured as yet, but many have refused ‘o
leave the home port,
i The Allies try to minimize the re.
| sults, but it stands ito reason that a re-
duction of almost two hundred vessels
per month, together with the loss cf
the tonage represented by those who
did not leave home ports, must soon
have a disastrous effect on the sap-
plies. :
The Imperial Government has asked
for _the ‘appointment of a commission
| to arrange for the safety of neutral
is contrary to international law, to
j-meet them in arbitration would be to
sancion the violation.’
The ‘main result of the submarine
warfare ‘at present is not yet: appar
ent. "Phe supply of arms and ammuni-
“tions ‘from this country to the Allies
is now shut off, and later they will be,
out of amunition except their own
manufactured supply, which is inade-
41uaté; and ‘then fs Germany's oppor
tunity. rT
A Large Increase in Salary,
It ®eems that the fool-killer took a
day. off at Harrisburg recently and
during his abwence some one offered a
bill increaing the salary of the Gov-
enor from $10,000 to $265,000.
This fs an outrage that the people
will resent if the bill becomes a law.
The salary now ig large. Besides the
munificent salary, he is furnished free
of rent a house, )
style, and sufficlent servants, telo-
phones, and besides a large contin-
gent fund to meet any unusual hap-
pening, all paid by taxpayers, and then
to more than double the salary is too
much. No man would take the job at
| $25,000 would refuse. it at $10,000. 1f
| this bill becomes a law the members
| who vote for it will hear from their
constituents on their return, not more
{ than 15 per cent. of whom have an in.
| rome of more than $1,000 and the state
| does not provide house rent, servants,
{ nor medical
att Jan nN
day and broke the bone of har leg just.
furnished in good!
| speak for the Anti-Saloon League, the
in Pennsylvania's industrail plaucs,
will be outlined at the Fourth Conven
Reformed—H. H. Wiant, pastor; ton Ind 1 Ph
Sunday School 10 p. m. Church ser- | - ustrial Physicians to be
vices 7 p. m.
Clinton, son of Henry and Elizabeth, ;
nee Kagey, Bockes, died at the home
of his parents Friday morning at 3
o'Clock. Death was due to “multiple
cerebro spinal schlerosis. Mr. Bochos
had been an invalid for five years, and
wag helpless for several months, He
was aged 26 years, 8 months and 23
days. He is survived by his parents,
two brothers and six sisters. The
funeral service = was held Sunday
worning in the Mt. Tabor Lutheran
church, of which he was a member,
Service was conducted by his pastor
W. H. B. Carney. Interment in the
Ridge View cemetery. Sympathy is
extended to the bereaved family.
e Attends Synod.
Rev. W. H. B. Carney,pastor of the
Lutheran church attended The Home
Mission and Historical committee
meetings of the Allegheny Synod held
at Altoona, Pa., Sunday and Monday.
Mr. Carney is the Historian of the Al
legheny Synod and is preparing a His,
tory of the Synod covering:the seven-
ty five years of its existence. The
History gives a historical sketch of
the one hundred and fifty Songpose-
tions in the Allegheny Synod, h
includes all Lutheran churches in the
following counties; Bair, Bedford,
Cambria, Somerset, Center, Clearfield,
and Huntington. It will also include
a picture of each Shurh ena
‘nent members of the church,
and Clerical.
held at Harrisburg by the Depart
ment of Labor and Industry, Friday,
February 16,
Commissione~ John Price Jackson
announced today that Dr. William Q-
Neil Sherman, Chief Surgeon of the
Carnegie Steel company and Dr. J 8
Lawrence of John Hopkins Universita
tf, who have just returned from Ene
rope, will discuss the Carrel-Dakin-
treatment of infected wounds in ad.
dresses at ithe morning session of the
conference under the title “The Dawn,
of a New Surgical Era.”
Major Robert, U. Patterson of the
Medicai Corps of the Unitd States.
Army with Dr. Joheph C. Bloodgood,
of John Hopkins, will digcuss “Nation.
al Standards for First J id.”
™ Dr. Francis D. Patterg Chief of
the Division of Industrial [vgiene and
Engineering, of the Department of La.
bor and Industry, wili preside at the
“The Relation of the Physician te
the Compensation Law and its Pgo-
posed Amendments,” will be discussed
by Dr. William Estes, of South Beth.
leham, Chairman of the Committee on
Workmen's Compensation of the Medi,
cal Society of Pennsylvania. n
“Compensation for Industrial Di
seases,” will be discussed by Dr. Fred.
erick L. Hoffman, Statistician, Pru.
dential] Lifé Insurance company, of
Newark, New Jersey and Dr. Alfred
Stengel of the University of Pennsyl-
Dr. Edward Martin, Professor of
-Shrgery of the University of Penns
sylvania: and Dr. John B. Lowman,
Monday evening, Mrs. A. R. Miller
very delightfully entertained a number
of young people. Music and games
were the diversion. Those presant
were:—Misses June Ringler, Kant-
ner, Pa., Margaret Seibert, Marting-
Brant, Nina Cochrane, Mrs. Earl Mil-
ler of Garret; Messrs. Wm. Hender-
son, McKeesport, Pa.; J. Edgar Brant,
Earl Miller, A. R. Miller and Allen
Miller of Garrett.
Mrs. D. F. Kimmel, entertained the
W. W. Society last Thursday after-
Mrs. W. H. Miller, entertained the
Brethern Sewing Circle last Wednes-
day afternoon,
Mrs. E. L. Miller entertained at her
home Tuesday evening. A very enjoy-
able time was spent by all. Those in
the gparty:—Misges June Ringler,
Kanter, Pa., Margaret Seibert, Mar-
tinsburg, W. Va., Nina Cockrane, Nell
Verda, Rene and Helen Brant of Gar-
rett; Messrs. Wm. Henderson, Mec
Keesport, Pa., and Earl Miller of Gar:
rett. : in .
.. Married.
Miss Vera Sipe and Mr. John Ful
lerton, were married Tuesday even-
ing at 7:30 at the home of the groom,
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Fullerton by the
Justice of the Peace, W. H. Clements.
Only the immediate family was pres-
ony. Their many friends wish them
happimes.. ..
; Accidents. -
Mrs. George Oaks, fell last Wednes-
above. the ankie, Dr. R. T. Pollard,
a3 sommoned who reduced the frac.
- While shopping, Mrs. Simon Conel-
ley fell on the icy pavement in front
of F. B. Judy's store and broke her
arm. Dr. R. T. Pollard is the attend.
ing physician,
Temperance Speaker Qeming.
Prof. Potts, of Philadelphia. will
26th of February, in the three church.
es of W. G. B. Carney’s charge. He
will speak at the Fritz chur€h Sunday
morning at 11 a, m., at the Center
church at 2:30 p. m. and Mt. Tabor,
Garrett, Sunday evening at 7 p. m.
He is a well known speaker and very
active in ithis work. All are cordially
invited to come and hear him speak
on this important issue.
+ Congress of
Chief Surgeon of the Cambria Stesl
company, Johnstown, will discnss
“The Treatment of Fractures of the
Long Bones from the Viewpoint of
: Parent-Teachers Meeting.
Will be held Friday evening Feb,
16 at 8 p. m.
Reading of minutes,
Solo—Miss Lenore Collins,
Address—Mrs. R. C. Roy of Pittsburg,
Secretary of “The Pennsylvania
Mothers and Parent.
Teacher Association.
Awarding of Banners.
Closing song—Audience,
On Sunday evening, February 11,
Mr. Leroy J. Bungard with Miss Elisie
N. Barmoy drove up to the Reformed
parsonage and were united in holy
matrimony by Rev. A. E. Truxal D, Dp.
Both young people have been
their home in Meyersdale, where they
expect ere long to set up house-keep~
ing. Mr. Bungard hag lately: become
the drayman of town, hauling goodg
to and from the ‘railroad: stations,
| May succesg attend: him and" his.
That draggy, listless; tod
Ing generally. results from oonstips.
tion. The intestines are: clogged and
the. blood. becomes ‘poisoned. Relievy
this condition: ait once with Dr. King’
New Life Pills; this gentle, nif.
Eriping laxative is quickly effective, ~~
A dosg at ded-time will make you 5
tle today at your: Pruggist, $5c,. i
“heavy” roleg
Louise Glaum, whose
have stood. out so -conspicucusly - typ
Triangle-Kay Bee productions, aad
Who appears as the star of : "Some
where in France,” was accused the
other day of spending all her very
good salary on clothes. Louise admif
ted the impeachment, and sald shee
had hardly got started. She things
every role should be dressed to the
See Louise Glaum in the
K-B at the Summer Garden this Sag
urday in the above feature.
Real Estate Transaction, {
Lehman has purchased the |
ay property, will take pos. !
f March
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