The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, July 05, 1917, Image 5

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    Robert Finnegan of Akron, O.;
was a visitor in town on Sunday.
Mrs. M F Baer and son, Carl, are
spending a few days in Finzel, Md.
Misses Mary and Evelyn Lechem-
by spent Sunday in Connellsville, Pa.
Mys. Charles Somerlott of Cumber-
land is the guest of her sister, Mrs.
George W. Collins. .
Mrs. Frank Price of VanLear, Ky,
is the guest of her parents, Mr. and
Mrz. W. F. Payne.
Mrs. B. B. Collins has returned
form a several weeks visit in Con-
nellsville and Pittsburg.
_ John Boucher of Braddock is;
spending the week with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Boucher.
. Ed. Durst of Elk Lick was a pleas-
ant caller at this office while transact-
ing business in town on Monday.
Prof. J. C. Beahm and daughters,
Misses Estella and Ruth of Elk Lick,
were callers at this office on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Rome Shirley of
McKeesport are the guests of the!
latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. D.!
Leonard. 3
Mrs. Camden Darnley of VanLear, ,
Ky., is spending the summer her at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. James |
Darnléy. ~
Joseph Martens of Youngstown,
Ohio., is visiting his son and
daughter-in-law, . Mr. and Mrs.
George Martens.
Where the cool breezes blow—
Ahditorium Summer Garden.
Miss Ethel Mason, who has been
a patient in the Western Maryland
Hospital, at Cumberland, returned
home on Sunday. :
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Phillips and
family of New Brighton, Pa, visited
at the home of C. A. Phillips a few
days of this week. :
U. H. Weisel and family were |
among those who spent the 4th of |
July out of town. They made an:
auto trip to Berlin.
Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Weisel and
children autoed to Bedford county
Jast Sunday where they visited Mrs.
Weisel’s brother at Manns Choice.
Mrs. James Cox and two children
of Youngstown, O., are spending a
few weeks here visiting at the home
of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Elizabeth
Charles Stern, aged 40 years, son
of Jacob Stern, of Somerset, died on
Tuesday at the Memorial hospital at
Johnstown, after an illness of but a
Marion Dormer, who spent the!
week end here with her mother, Mrs.
Julia Dormer, has returned to
Charleston, West Va., where she holds
a position with the State Department |
of Schools. .
The date fixes for the Chauta qua
at Salisbury is about September 3rd. |
his date may appear rather late but :
was made so in order that they |
would not conflict with the date here,
nor occur on same week as the Fair. |
Saturday afternoon, July 7th, the
Atlantic ball team will cross bats |
with the Husban aggregation on the |
Meyersdale = grounds. The game |
promises to be a good one and a|
amall admis&ion fee of 15 cents will |
he charged. Everybody come.
Wednesday was Fireman's Tag
dav, and-a very fine watch was of- |
fered the lady who would turn in |
the most money from the sale of |
tags. The watch was won by Miss |
Cassie McKenzie, who turned in|
$50.95 cents. The second prize, a
pair of shoes, was won by Miss Mar-
garet Foley, who turned in $33.
Fred Wilmoth, who has been a
jitney coal operater for some time
and Eldridge Kyle who has been buy-
ing' and selling Coal, have recently
purchased the mineral right in the
Emanuel Berkley farm near Meyers-
dale and expect to have the same in
operation in the very near future.
The property involved in the deal is
very desirable and the owners are
to be congratulated on, their deal,
even at the present reduction.
Reduction in Coal Prices.
Last week an agreement was reach-
ed ameng the coal operators to re-
duce the price of bituminous coal to
$3 and $3.50, or less. This is good
news to the consumer, but has a very
depressing effect on the jitney oper-
ations. Many of the teamsters have
refused to haul at the prices named
and have returned to their homes,
using the teams on the farm, and in
some cases giving the teams a much
needed rest. At least one-half of
the teams formerly employed are
%not on the job” this week, but a
new deal may be made soon, although
it now looks as if the hauling would
soon be a thing of the past as coal
cannot be loaded at a profit at the
new price.
Canning Information.
Washington, D. C., (Special) With-
out previous experience, and with no i
other equipment than that to be found '
in almost every home, anyone, adult
or child, should be able to can food
satisfactorily by the method describ- :
ed in a Farmers’ Bulletin just issued :
by the United States Department of
This bulletin will be of great in-
terest and of much aid to those who
are now enrolled in the “Home De-
fense to overcome that arch enemy
H C L” for undoubtedly the canning
of the fruits and vegetables at pres-
ent in season will materially decrease
the high cost of living of the fall and
By the method described in the
bulletin various vegetables, soups,
meats, fish, and practically any other
foods or combination of foods can be
canned, as well as fruits and tom-
atoes, the products most commonly
canned. The few simple, general
rules necessary for successful cac-
ning by the one-period, cold-pack
method, and specific directions cov-
ering practically all foods that may
be canned, are set out. Emphasis
is laid upon the fact that in all home
canning, when hermetically sealed
containers are difficult to obtain, food
products which can not be preserved :
easily in other ways should be given
preference. .
This bullitin may be secured by
sending your name and post office |
address on. a post card to your
William Edward Binford.
Mr. W. E. Binford, the son-in-law
of Rev. Dr. Truxal of this place, died :
of Brights * disease in the Mercy
Hospital, Baltimore, on June 29th.
He had been ailing the past year or
more. Last summer he was compell-
ed to.quit business and seek treat-
ment for his health. But his death
finally conquered.
Mr. Binford was born in Richmond,
Virginia, where he also received his
education. His father having died
£5 family moved to Baltimore. In
1901 he became engaged in various
capacities in the coal business in
West Virginia. He was superin-
tendent of mines at Crown Hiill and
Wevacco. Later he entered the in-
surance business and was located
several years at Elkins, West Va.
When the company opened up their
work in Pennsylvania they sent Mr.
Binford to take charge of a number
of counties in the western part of
the State with headquarters at Som-
erset. It was here his health failed
and he was compelled to resign his
position. Mr. Binford was of a gen-
ial disposition, polite and gentle-
manly ‘in conduct and manners. He
readily won personal friends where-
ever he went.: In his youth he was
confirmed a member of the Episcopal
church of which he remainded a de-
voted member to the day of his
death. His bereft family consists of
of a wife and little son, six years of
age. He also leaves a ‘mother ' and
only brother in Bal{imore to mourn
his early departure. He was buried
last Saturday ir Hollywood cemetery
! in Richmond where the remains of
his father and ancestors repose.
His numerous friends in Meyersdale
regret his early demise.
Lawrence: Sands of Pittsburgh was
plected president of the Pennsylvania
Banking association. Frank M. H.
Haws of Catasauqua was chosen as
vice president and Robert J. Mattern
of Huntingdon, tréasurer.
On Wednesday evening, June 27,
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Peter
Petenbrink of Southampton town-
ship was the scene of a pretty wed-
ding when their daughter, Florence |
‘Viola, and Emery Irvin Mankamyer,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Manka-
myer of Laramer township, were
united ‘in Holy matrimony. :
The bridal gown was made of
white silk mull trimmed with lace, |
and the bride carried a boquet of
beautiful roses. :
The ceremony was performed by
the Rev. C. BE. Miller, of Meyersdale,
Pa., at a few minutes past four
o'clock p. m. After the newly mar-
ried couple had been congratulated
by the many relatives and friends
present, they were ushered into the
dining-room where the table was
loaded with the many delicacies pre-
pared for the wedding dinner.
Among those present were rela-
tives and friends from the immediate
vicinity, as well as others from Mey-
ersdale, Pa., from Cumberland, Md.
and from Johnstown, Pa. Those who
partook of the delicious repast
numbered from ninety-five ' to one
hundred persons.
Later in the evening the Witten-
berg Band appeared on the scene to
give their concert in honor of the
bridal pair. Their many friends
wish the newly wedded couple a
happy, prosperous and safe journey
through life together.
Mostly Tiny Gardens, but They Feed
50,000,000 People.
Almost one half of the land capable
of cultivation in Japan is planted in
rice. Handkerchief gardens would
perhaps best describe the little rice
: fields, many of which are no larger
than a tennis court, are equally flat
and are surrounded by rims of earth
to hold the water when the fields are
flooded. The average rice field in’ Ja-
paan Is about one acre and & helf in
size; but, large or small, each fleld
must be leveled, and each must have
its rim or dike. Then there must be
a system of canals to bring water to
es to take it away when it is no longer
If the land were fairly level the
preparation of the ground, whieh is
all done by hand, would not be so
hard nor. would it require such vast
amounts of human labor, but Japan
is a mountainous country. Terraces
must be cut from the steep hillsides
and so leveled that they will hold the
| water at a uniform depth over the
small flelds.
It is sald that there are 12,000
square miles of rice land in Japan, the
greater part of which bas been pre-
pared with an. almost infinite amount
of labor. That area of land cu'tivat-
ed in rice virtually feeds a nation of
50,000,000 people.
The little fields are usually perma-
nent, and frequently a farmer owns
three or four scattered fields. That
further increases the work of caring
for his crops. In recent years, how-
ever, the government has tried to con
golidate the holdings of farmers by a
process of land exchange. — Youth's
. Companion.
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Probably a Dutch Invention of the Sev-
enteenth Century.
The history of sash windows is some-
what obscure, but the probability 1s
that they were a Dutch inveation and
that they were introduced into Eng-
land soon after the revolution of 1688.
The derivation of the word “sash” in
this sense is the Dutch “sas,” a sluice
—old English “sasse.” In Queen Anne's
reign they were yet so comparatively
uncommon as to be mentioned as a
special feature of houses that were ad-
vertised as “to let.” In the Tatler, for
instance, May 27-30, 1710, there is this
“Po be lett, in Devonshire Square,
near Bishopsgate, a very good Brick
House of 3 Rooms of a Floor, and a
good Hall, with very good light and
dark Closets, the whole House being
well wainscoted and sash’d with 30
Sash Lights.”
From England they passed into
France, where the first to put them
up was Marshal de Lorge at his new
house at Montmartre. Speaking of this,
Lister in 1699 writes in his “Journey
to Paris:” “We had the good fortune
here to find the marshal himself. He
showed us his great sash windows,
how easily they might be lifted up and
down and stood at any height. which
contrivance, he said, he had out of
England.” —London Standard.
Trapping Turtles. he
In the old days in tha south the ne-
gro fishermen used to hare an ingen-
ious and simple way of trapping fresh
water turtles. Any boy today can use
the same method with the same effect.
Turtles have favorite sunning logs.
Beside one of the logs sink a water
tight bok two feet long and a foot and
a half wide. The open top of the box
should stand about an inch above the |
water. Nuii the box securely against
the log in such a position that it will
catch the turtles that fall from the
log. After the trap has been set leave
the pond or lake for a time. On re-
turning approach the log quietly from
the o the box. If there
are s on the log, frighten
them su X They will pitch off
hurriedly into the box.—Youth’s Com-
A Gueen Who Resigned.
of reicning at the age of twenty-eight,
she passed the erown over to her cous:
in, Charles Gustavus, and went fo
Rome, which ie is said to have
entered in the costume of an amazon.
Later she tried to regain her Gaiodd,
put failed. She died at Rome in 1689.
: Witty Willie.
One evening a panhandler sidled up
| to William Collier as the player wa:
walking around to the theater and ad-
dressed him thus:
“Sir, I began life poor and in bard
lek. I'’— i
“Don’t say anything more, my man,”
interrupted Collier as he slipped the
man a quarter. “It’s worth money to
learn how well you have held your
own.” ;
Willow Trees.
Willows are mentioned in the Bibli-
cal books of Leviticus xvii, Job xi,
Isainh xiv, Psalm cxxxvil. The tree
upon which the captive Israelites hung
their harps was the Salix babylonica.
. This tree is abundant on the banks of
: the Euphrates.
in Doubt.
“Were you ever up before me?” asked
a magistrate.
“Shure, 1 dont know, yer aniar.
What time does your anner get upT—
fondoa Answers.
reps cies
| Poverty consists in fesling pose—
| Ralph Waldo Rmerson.
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the fields and another system of ditch-:
« Mr." and * Mrs. W. E. Love and
daughter, Elizabeth, of Pittsburg,
spent a few days with the W. J.
Meyers family.
Miss Emma Tayman returned
Sunday from an extended visit with
relatives and friends at Connellsville.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvey Leydig spent
Sunday with friends and relatives.
Mrs. W. H. Miller went to Connel-
lsville Saturday returning Sunday
Miss Dora Raupach -accompanied
by Mr. George Ackerman returned
i from Hagerstown, Md., on Friday
: evening.
Robert Broadwater were married on
Wednesday at Cumberland. We join
in wishing them a happy married
life. ;
W. A. Raupach, who has been ili
for some time is convalescing.
Quite a few of our young people
attended the sernading at Peterbrinks
on Wednesday and had some good fun
and noise. =
“The B. F. Bittner family are out
again and feeling fine.
break a section of a spring on his
Ford car on Saturdav.
The house on the Conrad Bittner
farm occupied by Geoerge Lantz,
burned to the ground or Saturday.
Children’s Day Servic:s will be
held in the Glencce Reformed Chuich
Sunday, July 8, at 7:30 p. m. “Every-
body is cordially invited.
Miss Mary Delozier letf on Sunday
to spend a few days at the A. A.
Sharp home at Sand Patch.
Part of the Hosselrode family with
Wes Shipley at the wheel motored to
Wellersburg on- Sunday.
Mr. E. D. Lee and son, Milton ac-
companied John and Charles Lirde-
man with their automobile to
Frostburg, Md., to visit Mrs. Annie
Hoar, who was operated on last week
in the Frostburg Hospital, last Sun-
day. : :
Mrs. Wilson Ringler is a sufferer
with hayfever and rheumatism at
present. :
Mr. Thomas Swindell is seriously
ill with hiccough since Wednesday of
last week. :
Mrs. Ellen Kraus of the Markleton
Sanatorium is visiting at Vim.
" Milton Shuck and family of Lari-
mer twp., spent Saturday and Sunday
af the home of William Shuck.
Mr> and Mrs. C. R. Martin and
two of the boys, of Youngstown, O.,
are visiting at the homeof their son,
Mrs. Mary Hannon
Mrs. Mary Hannon died on Satur-
day, June 30th, 1917, aged 80 years.
Mrs. Hannon was born in Sheffield,
England, and on September 7th,
1859 was united in marriage with
John E. Hannon by Rev. Fr. T. O’-
They made their home for many
years in America.
Mr. Hannon preceded her to the
spirit world.
She is survived by four children,
Mrs. Mary A. Taylor, of Sheesburg,
| Va; Mps. Ella G. Young, of Mays-
ville, N" Yi; ‘Mrs. Jennie L. Kelly, of
yersdale, Pa.; and M. P. Hannon
of Homestead, Pa.
followed by burial at St. Vincent de
Paul cemetery, services being in
charge of Rev. J. J. Graney.
Requiem High Mass was said al
6 a. m..July 2, at Sts. Philip and
{ James R. C. Church, Meyersdale by
i Rev. J. J. Brady.’
You Must Cure Yourself,
1 do not care how many licensed phy
gicians there are in the world; I do nct
care how many drugs and how many
drug steres there may be in the town;
I care not how many schools of medi
cine there may be. I say unto all you
pers,as who are sick and ill that you
will never be cured by licensed medi-
cine. The doctors never will and never
can cure you. Drugs never cure. You
must cure yourself. And if you have
not the will power and the courage to
reform ‘the conduct that made you ill
you are already a goner. Nothing can
aid you, not even nature. ‘‘Medicus
sanat; natura curat.” This is the Latin
of the medical schools. The doctor
ganitates, but nature alone can cure.
And nothing in nature can cure you
but your own conduct—by reformation,
by resorting to the right food and the
right drink.
1t is up te you whether you are to be
an invalid all your life or a well man—
a well woman.
It is a question of personal morals,
individual ethics.—C. ¥. In Los An-
geles Times,
or gin — Son = a SEE GER Ey
Miss Alice Laughery and Mr. ;
F. B. Miller had the misfortune to |
excellence of
Baltimore & Ohio
Niagara Fals
‘ And Return
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31, SEPTEMBER 14 and 28 and
OCTOBER 12, 1917
Consult Ticket Agent for Full
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equipped, well managed by
men of the highest standing.
Indications are that returns
will be quick and enormous.
Information regarding this
excellént investment furnished
upon written request.
B. A. Kummer & Co.
Colorado Bldg.
Washington, D. C.
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“Ironing” the Devilfish Is a Mode of
Flirting With Death.
“Ironing” the devilfish, the largest 6{
all the rays and one of the larges
creatures of the sea, means flirting
ith death. The devilfish is alse
known as the ocean vampire. Its sci-
entific name is Manta vampyrus, and
es tell scmething
of its
Funeral services were held at. ce whi
[eisinving, No. 1, Pa, July 2, 1917} of th
x feet lot
ised to bri
¢ been known to circle
al Lo how ef a beat, lifting the
of the water and deluging
ts of the boat with gallons
f water. he p back to the
nrface they 1 a noise that can be |
beard far off. Hxeiting? Dangerous?
"Me sport is both. The only thing that
ves deviifich hunters at a time like
this is preparedness. Every man must
be at his station, «ll must obey the will
of the harpooner, snd if a bit of luck
is thrown in the manta is killed.
The devilfish gets its name of manta,
meaning blanket, from the pearl divers
of the Caribbean sca, who are of the
belief that it devours people after en
veloping them in its enormous wings.
The fish has prodigious strength and
has been known to tow a hundred ton
vessel far out to sea. An authenticat-
ed story is told of a manta that towed
eight boats, lashed together, for hours
until finally the crews were compelled
to cut the rope and let the devilfish
Its vitality is wonderful. There are
records of specimens escaping after
having been harpooned, lanced and
shot many times with rifles of heavy
caliber. It fights even after the brain
and heart have been pierced. Death
comes only when the spinal coxd, back
of the brain, is severed ~Mew York
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Here ate some records of Keen Kutter Tool
service; Saw 20 years, Draw Knife 13 years,
Hatchet 32 years, Shears 17 years, Butcher Knife
20 years—and 35 Saws have been sharpened with
one Keen Kutter slim taper file. The uniform
is shown by the fact that over 100,000 Keen
Kutter Draw Knives have been sold and never
one returned as defective. Keen Kutter Tools
have been standard of America for 36 years, and
no better tools have ever been made. The Keen
Kutter trademark covers a complete line of
tools and cutlery. Sold by :
Meyersdals Hardware Go.
me devilfish from |
from either |
1g foed to its
Consult Ticket Agent.
For Bilious
That heavy headache. torpid
. liver, sick stomach, bitter taste
in mouth, furred tongue, dull
eyes and muddy skin, all come
from a poor supply of tle.
These unhealthy conditions are
promptly corrected by
which stimulate the liver,
regulate the flow of bile,
sweeten the stomach, and
renew healthy bowel action.
A household remedy ap-
proved by sixty years of pub-
lic service. For every-day
illnesses, Beecham’s Pills
are a tested
Largest Sale of Any Medicine in the World,
Sold everywhere. In boxes, 10c., 25¢c.
$1.50 rouin TRIP
Popular Excursion
Stopping at McKeesport, Braddock
and Homestead
m., arrives Meyersdale
Low round trip fares from inter-
mediate stations See flyers.
ese ———— a rin
New Shoe Shop
I wish to announce to the
citizens of Salisbury and
vicinity that I have opened
a new Shoe Shop in the
MeHKinley Bailding
and placed it in charge of
Sylvester Koontz, where all
work will receive prompt at-
tention and will be done in
a workmanlike manner.
Please Give Him a Call.
Children Cry
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