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‘here at two o'clock p. m. Long be-
the Camp and are being boarded at
Mt. Gretna before the fret of the
. month. wg”
MEYERSDALE, PA. JULY 19 1917.
The National Guards of Pennsyl-
vania, were directed to assembl: at
the armory of the Companies on
Sunday and on Monday be mustered
into U. 8S. service.
Acting under this order, Capt.
Truxal ordered Company C. of the
10th Regiment to report at Somerset
on Sunday afternoon. The contingent
from Meyersdale arranged to leave
fore the hour of departure the streets
were lined with people; friends and
neighbors of the departing men, sor-
rowing, in many cases, weeping
mothers, sisters, and other devoted
friends gathered at the corner of
Centre street at the Reformed church.
Autos to carry the men to Somerset
were parked along the streets.
Promptly at the hour of assembl-
ing, Mr. George W. Collins was
called upon, who delivered a short
address, assuring the men that their
services and sacrifices were appreciat-
ed by the people of the town, and
that they had the respect and con-
fidence of those who were left. He
closed his remarks with an invocation
to a kind and beneficent Providence
asking His care and protection over
the ones about to depart to an un-
After many sad. farewells had
been said the men boarded the wait-
ing autos and accompanied by many
of the citizens left for Somerset,
where they were given quarters in
On Monday they were mustered
into U. 8. serviee and are now
anxiously awaiting orders for mo-
bilization, which wil! probably e.at
Many of the members of this com-
saw service on the Mexican
has a better reputation than
the “Fighting 10th” which saw actual
service in the Phillippines and on the
border, and there is no doubt but
that they will sth maintain that
On Sunday morning each member
of the Company leaving here was
presented with a small sack contain-
ing about 30 needful articles, scissors,
thread, combs, buttons, ete., the gift
of the ladies of Meyersdale, and were
much appreciated by the recipients.
A sum of money was raised by
the patriotic people of town, which
was turned over to the men for use
Miss Fannie Shaw.
Miss Fannie Shaw died Saturday,
July 7, at the family home, Hill Dale,
near Grantsville, Md., of a complica-
tion of diseases. Miss Shaw was a
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
George Shaw, and was born at Bar-
ton, Alleghany county, Md. Had she
lived until next August she would
have been 63 years old. :
She is survived by two sisters and
three brothers, Miss J. Tibbets Shaw,
of New York City, and Miss Lula
Shaw at home. The brothers are
Joseph of Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Wm.
P., of Berlin, and Guerney, at home.
The funeral was held Monday,
conducted by Rev. J. A. Price. In-
terment. made at Grantsville, Md.
Mrs. H. D. Martin, of Beachley st.,
is a sister-in-law of Miss Shaw, who
was well known in town.
Wanted;—A cook at the Merchants
Hotel at Garrett. Good wages.
J. S. McIntyre,
Some bargains in tires for the mext
10 days. A lot of blow out patches,
all sizes at 87e.
T. W. GURLEY,
County Trust Company, ‘taking’ the
| Mrs. Julia Forest, of: Greenville; Mrs.
Mr. William P. Lewis, of Charles-
town, W. Va., and Miss Maude P.
Hady, of Meyersdale, Pa., were mar-
ried in Springfield, Ill, Saturday,
| July 14. Miss Hady is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Will Hady, Large
street. She was for a time the
obliging saleswoman in Gurley’s
store, later she went to Cumberland
where she held the same position in
the large McMillan department store |
For the past few years she has been
a saleswoman in the largest depart-
ment store in the world, Marshall
Field’s, Chicago, Ill. Mr. Lewis is
employed in Chicago where he and
his bride will live.
Miss Nan Hocking and Mr. Frank
Seibert were married on Thursday
in St. Louis, Mo. Miss Hocking is |
the youngest daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. George H. Hocking and is one
of Meyersdale’s most charming
young ladies. The groom is “the
nephew of County Superintendant
Seibert and formerly lived at Berlin.
He is now a chemist for a large
firm in Housten, Texas, where he
and his bride will reside. We wish
them a pleasant voyage on the mat-
Maust—Thomas.— — ——
On Sunday evening, July 8th, at
the parsonage of Amity Reformed
church, Meyersdale, by Rev. A. E.
Truxal, Mr. John R. Maust and Miss
Eleanor Grace Thomas, both of Elk
Lick, Pa., were united in marriage.
Becomes a Banker.
Roger ‘Glessner, assistant clerk at
the County Commissi
place vacatéd by Lewis C. Lambert,
Jr., who resigned and entered the
training camp at Fort Niagara. The
bank vacancy was first tendered to
Prof. Roy Saylor, who is employed
at Johnstown, but his employers gave
him a flattering increase: to hold him.
The vacancy in the Commissioners’
office has not been filled. The Com-
missioners will have a horde of ap-
plicants to select from.
Henry A. Werner.
The funeral of Henry W. Werner,
father of E. H. Werner, publisher of
the Somerset Democrat, took place
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at
Rockwood, which had been his home
for many years. The deceased was
83 years of age and was born in
Germany. When he arrived at the
age of 18 he fled to America in order
to escape Prussianism and later was
instrumental in bringing his parents,
three of his brothers and other re-
latives to America. Mr. Werner was
a tanner by trade and after follow-
ing that occupation for a few years
at Meyersdale he erected a tannery
of his own at Rockwood; being the
second family to locate in that place.
Other surviving children are U. S.
Werner and the Misses Ella and
Emma Werner, all of Rockwood.
Mrs. Mary Good.
Mrs. Mary Good died at her home
in Pittsburg on Saturday evening,
aged 24 years and three months.
Her body was brought to Meyersdale
on Monday and taken to the residence
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Her-
bert Harding, near Glade City, where
she had passed her childhood days,
and where she was. esteemed by the
She is survived by her husband,
Charles Good, one daughter, 6 years
old and an infant two weeks old.
Also by three brothers and four sis-
ters; viz: John, Louis and Ira Hard-
ing who each reside near Glade City;
Lissa Geiger, and Mrs. Ethel Murray
of near Glade City; and Miss Minnie
Harding at home. Her father and
mother also survive her.
She was a consistent member of
the Church of the Brethren and
services were conducted at her home
which she loved so well, by her for-
mer pastor, Rev. E. K. Hostetler.
Mr. Good’s father and his sister,
Miss Sarah, accompanied him here
for the funeral, returning on Tuesday,
Spurting Geode Department,
| a short time.
while Mr. Good will remain here for
At a recent’ "meting of the Mey- :
ersdale School Board the following!
teachers were elected for the term of ds
H. B. Weaver, Prin, High ‘School.
Miss Rena Lauver, Commercial |
Miss Maude Beck, English. “
Miss Mary Fike, Latin and German
Miss Charlotte Watson, Supervisor
of Art. 4
Miss Eloise Mecker, Assistant,
Miss Edith Wilhelm,
Miss Mary Forquer,
Miss Pearl Hay,
Miss Mame Platt,
Miss Ellen Lint;
Miss Emma “Hostetler,
Miss Alta Seihl,
Miss Hester Meyers,
Miss Regina. Reich,
Miss Ellen ‘Boucher,
Miss Ruth Stahl,
Miss Kate Coulihan,
Miss Esther Austin,
Miss Freda Daberko,
Miss Pauline Groff,
Miss Eleanor Lepley,
Miss Gertrude Crofforth,
Herman Sturtz. ;
The following obituary from a
Whiteside County, Il, paper was
handed us by our old friend, J. H.
Herman Sturtz, Ww vaherable. 3 pi-. Ww
oneer of Whiteside County, Illinois,
died on Sunday morning, June 24, at ]
his home in Sterling, TH.
Mr. Sturtz was born in Somerset 3
1829, and was, at the
death, in his 89th year, ]
having been residents
school : EA ‘the ¢ wines “my
ei hty acres of wild land, which he
later added to and developed into a
four hundred acre farm, thoroughly
equipped as a fine home pnd: stock
On this farm he remained for 47
years, being known as one of the
mest successful and substantial men
of the county. In 1902 he moved
into the city of Sterling, where he
quietly spent his remaining days with
his wife, his life long companion, sur-
rounded by- his many friends and old
Mr. Sturtz had always enjoyed
good health until the last few years,
when he began breaking down with
the infirmities incident to old age,
which eventually terminated his use-
ful life. When he went west, his
uncle could not, as arranged, bring
his team from Pennsylvania. With
no team ‘and little money he could
not farm, so he returned and got the
team, riding on one horse and lead-
ing the other all the way through
unknown trails and over unmade
roads. It took him six weeks to
make the arduous journey.
With true pioneer fortitude he
bent all his energies to making a
success of his farming, while at the
same time he took an active part in
public affairs. He was school di-
rector for 22 years, road commissioner
and school trustee for years, super-
visor of his township for 4 years, ore
of the officers and adjusters of the
Palmyra Insurance Co., for a long
time, and he was also an elder in
St. John’s Lutheran church of
Sterling, and a member of Sterling
Lodge No. 147, 1. 0. O. F.
He had no children of his own, yet
through acts of kindness, assistance
and generosity to others, he and his
wife were known by an extended and
intimate cirele as “Uncle and Auntie”
Sturtz. He was a man of high moral
character, sterling integrity and
large human sympathies; ever stand-
ing for justice, with a patient sub-
mission at all times to the will of the
Master—“Uncle” Sturtz wll long be
affectionately remembered for his
splendid life and character. Rela-
tives surviving, beside his wife and
many nieces and nephews, are one
sister, Mrs. Enoch Long, of Rock
Falls, Ill, and two brothers, Noah
Sturtz of Gilman, Iowa, and Edward
Sturtz of Coshocton, Ohio. |
John H. Lepley, Esq., of Meyers-
dale, who was a cousin of Mr. Sturtz,
has been requested to furnish the
names of relatives of the deceased to
the administrator of his estate.
Subscribe for the Commercial.
Everybody smiling, “P. & M.”
traffic after a lapse My
ye, due to lightning.
Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Livengood
from their wedding tour
of last week.
Herman Reiber who had been
to Somerset on account of the
illness of her grandson, has
.~ The condition of the haby
atly improved. :
Ray Sperry, of Wilmerding,
‘visiting at the home of his
Mrs. Robert Johnston.
Johnston, Jr., who had benn
in Altoona and Wilmerding
home with Mr. Sperry.
Gertrude Yoder and little
are visiting in Springs this
Herman Reiber spent the week
week-old son of Mr. and Mrs,
Wagner. was buried Friday,
8, at Six.
Edith Lichlite* and nephew,
spent from Wotneoley till
7 in’ East Pittsburg, at the
; Mr, and Mrs. Warren Keller
ith them Sarah Keller for
mded visit at the home of her
nother, Mrs. S. A. Lichliter.
liam Hunt, of Elizabeth,
k end guest of his moth-
Mrs. John Reese. :
“E. Stotler, of Somerset,
Mrs. E. L. Milliron and
, of Pittsburg, J. M. Milliron
0, Ohio; spent Monday with
Mr Christ Lichliter and
s. Lowry, of town and Mrs.
: Kittanning, spent
berland, Md., were
Weber and Mrs.
ston ie rar big to remain
a week or ten days.
Also . Mr. Stanley Boucher
Mrs. Sarah Powell, of Wicowisco,
and daughter, Mrs. C. E. Pinkerton,
of Ashland, Pa., are visiting Mrs.
Powell’s sister, Mrs. John Reese and
The Women’s Bible Class of St.
John’s Reformed Church are giving
a social to the Men’s Bible Class this
Wednesday evening in the. Church
Homer Bumgardner, of Morgan-
town, W. Va, 'is visiting his mother
Mrs. Victoria Bumgardner.
Ernest Merbach = moved
Greenville township to the
rot erty in Salisbury.
From another correspondent.
Mr. William Harding who had
joined the sixteenth Regimental band
at Oil City about two months ago
has been called out with the National
Guards to Augusta, Ga.
The Boy Scouts of Pittsburg, who
are camping on the Bissel farm, had
a dinner Wednesday evening for the
Girl Scouts, of Salisbury. About
twelve of the girls went, with
Minna Harding as chaperone. All
had a general good time.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Livengood re-
turned home Thursday. evening.
Mrs. H. H. Maust spent several
days last week in Piedmont.
Mr. Wm. Miller and two sons left
for Pinkerton on Friday to start op-
erating their new mine which they
Communion Services were held in
the St. John’s Reformed church.
Prof. O. O. Saylor returned to his
home in Somerset to spend his va-
Misses Mima Harding and Eliza-
beth Reitz and Mrs. Lorena Reitz
spent the week end at Randolph.
Join our aluminum club and get
$15 set for 48¢c down and 50c per
week for nineteen weeks, making a
total of $9.98 at Habel & Phillips...
Installs Water Line.
Sup’t Allen Hocking, of the Garrett
Coal Co., has just installed a 1900 ft. |
water Hae connecting the mine east
of Garrett with the Sand Spring}
reservoir. This giving the mine an
abundance of good water for use in
their boiler, etc. John Wagner had
charge of the work of putting in the
to. look for a car.
On. Wednesday evening about 7
o'clock William Mitchell, a son of
George Mitchell, aged about 15, who
lives on Salisbury street, was riding
his bicycle over town and after cros-
sing the new bridge on Centre street
he met George Folk of near Boynton,
driving an auto. The car was on the
wrong side of the street and in at- |
tempting to pass, the boy was knock-
ed from the wheel and the car passed
over him breaking his left knee and
Tacerating the tendons in the right
groin about five inches.
Mr. Folk stopped his car and took
the injured boy to Dr. Lichty’s office
where the Dr. dressed his injuries
and this morning he was taken to
the Cottage State Hospital at Con-
It is a great surprise to the people
of the town that this was the first
accident of the kind this season.
Many drivers pay no attention to the
proper side of the street, and the
pedestrian never knows which way
If there is no
“Keep to the Right” ordinance in the
Borough there should be. Mr. Folk
“is probably partially excusable in
this ‘case inasmuch as others have
made it a rule to drive on whichever
side of the street their sweet will
prompted, and why should he not.
A Ceremony for Soldiers.
Last Sunday morning, Dr. Truxal,
pastor of Amity Reformed Church
noticed six members of Company C,
who were to leave for Somerset in the
afternoon, to join the colors, in the
church. Before beginning his “al
mon for the day invited them
come forward, which they did a
while standing before the altar thé
congregation united with the pastor
‘in prayer for them and their comrades
“My Faith Looks up to
nounced upon them.
Lecture for Girls at the Summer
Garden, Monday, July 23rd.
The lures and temtations sur-
rounding young girls in some of the
cities will be the subject discussed by
Alexander Parke, member of*the New
York Probation and Protective Asso-
ciation, at the Summer Garden on
Monday evening, April 23rd, in con-
nection with the presentation of
“What” Every Girl Should Know.”
He will illustrate his talk with
motion pictures, in which Viola Dana
is featured.. and a series of timely
and authentic steroptican views. In-
vitations have been sent to many or-
ganizations to hear his exposure of
the great traffic in humans.
“The pious fathers and mothers,”
he said, “who let their girls grow up
and go out into the world without a
word of real instruction that will pro-
tect them in the time of need which
may come in life to any woman, are
not wholly innocent—I am tempted
to say are frightfully guilty of the
destruction of their own daughters.
To walk out on a winter’s day into the
streets, with nothing with which to
buy a meal and no shelter and no
friend under the wide, pitiless sky, is
a heroic course to which some reso-
lute Spartan matron might be driven
in protection of her virtue, but it is
a course which can hardly be expect-
ed from a mistreated, deluded, ig-
norant modern American girl.”
He stated that his sole purpose in
interesting himself in this work was
for the purpose of pointing out and
presenting in a strong, forceful man-
ner the evils and dangers which sur-
round young girls at the present.
time. It has been arranged purely
for a moral uplift purpose, and its
main feature is a vivid presentation
of the penalties, the danger and the
suffering that inevitably result.
Buy $5 worth of merchandise and
pay 35c and get one of our high low
clothes dryers, at Habel & Phillips...
Big Reductions in Summer Goods.
See Windows....The Pfahler Co.
The high low clothes dryer we are
giving away with a five dollar card
and 35c¢ is the greatest thing you
ever saw to put in your kitchen to
| dry your dish towels, etec., at
‘Habel & Phillips.
them wit the blessing of God pro- |
The presidents of all women’s
Societies, religious, literary and civie,
are invited to paricipate in a meeting
at the home of Mrs. Alice Kiernan of
Somerset, Pa., Friday, July 20, 1917,
at 2 o'clock, p. m. This meeting is
in compliance with a request sent out
by Mrs. J. Willis Martin of Phila-
delphia, who was appointed by Pres-
ident Wilson, as a representative for
the State of Pennsylvania in the
council for National Defense. Rev.
Kenneth L. N. Pray of the Society
for the care of the Feeble minded
will be present to outline work that
may result from war conditions. Mr.
V. R. Saylor will be present in be-
half of the Red Cross, and Farm
Agent, Mr. C. C. McDowell, to ar-
range canning demonstrations.
THE CITIZENS’ BAND.
A misunderstanding regarding the
Citizens Band caused by an unauth-
orized statement that the contingent
of Company C from here would be
“perhaps accompanied by the Citizens
band and an escort of citizens,”
seems to exist and the band is being
censured by some.
The members of the band were
not asked to take part in the pro-
ceedings. until on Saturday evening
and then it was “a condition, not a.
theory” ” which confronted them.
Two of the members had resigned.
July 4th; one man was working. four.
members had gone to Pittsburg on.
the excursion; one member's wife
was sick; three members were living
out of town, and one man belonged ~
Company C and was going along
The Citizens Band has always been
very good to render service when re-
quired and notified on time, but it:
ig easily 1 with. n
“absent it a of ith clown en
This is not an apology; the band.
needs no apology; but a full state--
ment of the facts of the case, and
should satisfy anyone unprejudiced:
that the members of the band were
not to blame.
Mr. Robert Kelly spent a few days
last week with friends in Pittsburg.
Miss Mary Beal of Meyersdale
spent a few days with her grand-
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Beal.
Sergt. J. H. Karcher, of Philadel-
phia, and Miss Emma Stone were
married in Cumberland Wednesday.
Miss Gertrude Beal spent Satur-
day in Meyersdale as the guest of
her sister, Mrs. George Benford.
Mrs. S. M. Yutzy and daughter,
Grace spent Monday night with
friends at this place.
Misses Gertrude and Grace Beal
attended the, reception at the Rock-
wood House, Rockwood on Friday
night, given by Captain Crosky in
honor of Sergt. and Mrs. Karcher.
Notice to Water Consumers.
The time of year is at hand when
water usually becomes more or less
limited in quantity. Therefore the
Sand Spring Water Co., hereby call
their patrons attention to the neces-
sity of seeing that all forms of waste
is prevented on their premises.
The Supt. will visit every consum-
er’s premises once each month during
the remainder of 1917 and is author-
ized by the company to shut all
water off when waste is insisted
Persons using hose without pay-
ing for same will be charged for at
the usual rate $3.00 per year. If not
paid water will be shut off.
Sand Spring Water Co. 28-29
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Norway Mackerel and Labradore
Herring at Habel & Phillips.
Try Mother Hubbard flour at the
Buy your fruit jars, rubbers, seal-
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Habel & Phillips.
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