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MEYERSDALE, PA., MAY 23, 1018,
For REPRESENTATIVES IN
TRE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Eber K Cockley and,
oF PAUL PEOPLp,
Herman G. Lepleys
ar er A A A A Ir re AT I eo AA Pe sn i
: Local and Personal :
BOBCEOB0R0ACA0S0R0ACENE1E RCROROBOAORCACICANACRCRT |
Mrs. Clyde - Rowe spent |
Thursday in Cumberland.
Mrs. James Leckemby spent
Thursday in Connellsville.
Clayton Wade visited rela-
tives in Frostburg, Sunday.
. Mrs. Benjamin Keefer, of
".. Mange, spent Saturday here.
+ —~Mrs-David Haris; of Pitts-
¥ burgh, is visiting relatives here. :
Miss Carrie Steinberger vis-!
ited friends in Elk Lick, Sun-
Mrs. Peter Havman was a
business caller in Cumberland,
Charles Darrow is
spending several days in Cum-|J
Mrs. John Darrah left Sat-
urday for a few days’ visit in
Mrs. Elizabeth Younkin is
visiting Mrs. "Shannon Smith,
Mrs. James. Parker, of Read-
ing, Pa., is the guest of Mrs.
D. P. Kurtz, of Johnstown,
was in Meyersdale on business,
Misses Rose McKenzie and
Stella McQuain spent Sunday
Mrs. Frank Miller, of Walsel,
Colorado, is visiting her sister,
Mrs. George Blake.
Mrs. J. T. Belle, of Pitts-
burgh, is visiting her sister,
Miss Ella McMurrer.
Miss Daisy Ohler returned to
Sand Patch Monday after a few
days’ visit here with friends.
i and Mrs. William Hou-
sel and little daughter visited
relatives in Wittenburg, Sun-
John Boucher, of Braddock,
Pa., visited his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. M. H. Boucher, Sun-
Johnson Collins is spending
the summer with his sister, Mrs.
DeForrest Ludwig, of Pitts-
Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Say-
lor, who were visiting relatives
here, have returned to Canton,
Mrs. C. E. Deal has return-
ed from Pittsburgh, where she
spent the week visiting rela-
Mrs. John Habel, of Cum-
berland, visited Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Habel, several days this
Mr. and Mrs. Albert McDan-
jel visited relatives in Martins-
burg, W.. Va., Saturday and
Mrs. Simon M. Bittner and
three children visited relatives
in St. Paul the former part of
J. E. Barnhart, of Baltimore,
visited at the home of Mr. and
and Lonaconing, Md., Su
! where they visited friends.
for Memorial Day.
therefore bring it to the atten-
tion of those
overlooked it or neglected to
do it otherwise.
Mrs. D. A. Friedline, Saturday
Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Ryland
and three children motored to
Lonaconing,” Md., Sunday, to
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Bauman
and Miss Dulda Powell, of
Somerset, were business callers
Mr, and Mrs. James Dixon
and family motored to Midland
Mrs. Mary Naylor and Miss
Mary Lou Dom, who were vis-
iting Mrs. William Klingaman,
have returned to Pittsburgh.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Crise,
of Connellsville. spent Sunday
at the home of the latter’s par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. John Stein,
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Damico
and family motored to Indiana,
Pa., Sunday, where they visit-
ed Miss Margaret, of Indiana
spent the week end at the home
of their uncle and aunt, Mr.
and Mrs. P. P. Breig.
Miss Pearl Starker, of West-
ernport, Md., and Miss Edith
Lee, of Moscow Mills, Md., vis-
ited at the home of Mrs. August
Lintz, Saturday and Sunday.
The boys and girls who were
injured in the automobile ac-
cident at Boynton, as reported
in last week’s paper, are all
reported out of danger. Their
scars and wounds are healing
Everyone should clean up
their lot and the graves in the
cemeteries and burial grounds
This is a
habit which many people have
formed here and elsewhere,
is commendable. We
who may have
The sermon to the High School
graduating class will be preached in
the Main Street Brethren Church on
Sunday evening, May 26th, by the
Rev. E. D. Burnworth.
The Senior Class Play and Com-
mencement Exercises will be held in
Reich’s Auditorium on Friday even-
ing, May 31st, at 8:00 o’clock.
Tickets will be on sale at Thomas’s
Drug Store after 12:00 o’clock noon,
Tuesday, May 28th.
Admission-Reserved Seats 50 cents,
War Tax 5 cents, Total 55 cents.
General Admission 385 cents; War
Tax 4 cents, Total 39 cents.
held in the Lutheran Church.
Sunday, |*« *+“The Challenge of the Organized: Tig
Dry Federation Wins Out In
The Republican Primaries.
Stotler, Who Opposed Full Crew
Law In Assembly, a Candidate,
At the time we went to press with this issue of The Commercial
Dry Federation headquarters claimed the Republican nomination
for its candidates in Somerset County.
Next week’s paper will give a full account of official returns.
SUNDAY SCHOOL WORK-
ERS MEET IN BOSWELL.
The Fourteenth Annual Interdenomir ational Convention
of Somerset County Sunday Schools, held#in Boswell May 14th,
15th and 16th, was pronounced the great®st religious gathering
ever held in the county. Delegates were ‘present from every
district, and more than a thousand people crowded into the
new Lutheran Chureh to witness the opening services on Tues-
day evening. All of the main sessions of 't le Convention were
H. Bi Speicher, of Garrett,
President of the County Organization,
Prof. I. H. Mack, of the Hall-Mack
Pa., directed the musical program. Th
Melba Ober and Margaret Horne, + #
The address of welcome was del
F. Rice, of Jennertown, and responde:
gracious address by Rev. G. E. McCay
near Somerset. %
fanists were Misses
' by the Rev. Elmer
i a most happy and
‘of Casebeer Church,
gram,” was the subject of Preston G. Orwig, of Philadelphia,
State Secondary Superintendent. « The challenge to the Sunday
School is first, Study Your Community; second, Religious Edu-
cation; third, the Organized Sunday School Work, Mr. Orwig
pointed out. He said the first teachers’ training was started
in 1889. “Educating the mind is not enough,” he continued,
“you must educate the heart.”
At the Wednesday morning session Miss Ida Shumaker,
of Meyersdale, a missionary worker, delivered an address
which appealed strongly to the convention, in which she told
of her work in India and explained the needs of the service.
At the afternoon session Miss Shumaker continued her timely
remarks on the subject of missions, stating that in India only
one woman in a thousand can read and write in her native lan-
guage, that thousands who come to the missionaries for assist-
ance have to be turned away because of the lack of room and
means to care for their needs. She said a missionary is “God’s
man, doing God’s work for God’s glory.” At the close of her
remarks Rev. Monn, of Salisbury, took the center of the stage,
dramatically waving a dollar bill at the audience and challeng-
ing them to match him in raising a present for the missionary
woman. Dollar bills began flying about, or waving about, in
all sections of the convention, and when counted they totalled
$150. Miss Shumaker is a niece of Bishop C. G. Lint, of Mey-
ersdale, and a grand-daughter of the late Bishop Adam Snyder,
a minister in the Church of the Brethren. a
eRv. B. F. Rhoads, of Butler, took up the subject of “Evan-
gelism in the Sunday School,” in which he remarked that the
teacher’s duty is to prepare the Sunday School lesson with a
view to making it interesting. He said no wonder some teach-
ers have a small class when they do not make the lesson inter-
esting. He told how one minister even made the announce-
ments interesting—instead of the usual Bible meeting it was
Rev| Rhoads in another address to the convention on the
subject of “Adult Characteristics,” reviewed the growing diffi-
culties in cases where denominational aims are made para-
mount. That itis the living activities which draw the people to
certain denominations, was his contention. He said all are
working for one object, which is the building up of God’s King-
dom, and insisted that this aim should be considered as more
important than denominational differences.
In still another address, “The Anarchist of the Centuries,”
he plead for equal rights for all and special liberties to none.
In the course of his remarks here he entered upon a bitter at-
tack of liquor traffic, saying among other things that he would
prefer his son, who is in France, to be a German prisoner for-
ever rather than to see him a drunkard. He said whiskey af-
fects society and the church, and interferes with the human
relationship. He remarked that he did not nor does not hate
the saloon keeper, but only the mean way in which he makes his
In “The Seven Point Challenge,” Mr. Orwig said some in-
teresting things in regard to practical Sunday School work.
There are 126 Sunday Schools in this ‘county, and in order to
rise to a higher standing in the community, he said they should
take a census of the community, registering each person, so as
to know what work was to be done and where to go to do it.
Teachers should be trained for service and leadership, he con-
tinued. For the two weeks’ special training at Lake Geneva,
Wisconsin, 31 boys and 27 girls were registered in 1917, and in
1918 there were 80 boys and girls registered from Pennsylvania.
There were many interesting addresses, programs, and
conferences, which we do not have the details of nor the space
to cover here, but which were greatly appreciated by the dele-
gates and visitors. As a whole the gathering was a great suc-
cess, long to be remembered by those who were
ded at the sessions.
day. School ‘Pro-
POSTCARD SHOWER FOR
A LITTLE COMRADE.
Roma Donna, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Cunning-
ham, of Confluence, will be ten
years old, Monday, May 27,
Although young in years,
Roma has been a faithful
worker in the Socialist move-
ment. For several years prior
to the declaration which in-
volved the United States in the
in the world war for de-
mocracy, wherever there
was any Socialist or Suffrage
literature to be distributed in
Confluence Roma covered the
south side of ‘the town, while
William H. Ream, perhaps the
oldest active Socialist worker
in the county, usually took care
of the north side. Roma can
gnock the props from under
many an old partyite’s argu-
ments against Socialism. also.
as has been demonstrated in a
number of instances to the sat-
isfaction of the writer.
As an act of appreciation for
her unselfish devotion to our
cause, we call upon all Social-
ist children to join us in send-
ing Roma a post card for her
birthday. The adult comrade.
is also invited to participate.
Write plainly, and address
cards to Miss Roma Cunning-
ham, P. O. Box 248, Conflu-
ence, Pa. Let’s make it a real
shower for this little May
In conclusion we must ac-
knowledge that it is just such
inspiring examples that give us
the heart to continue the bat-
tle for what we consider the
right, when ‘the odds ‘against
us seem tremendous.
. Personal Mention.
Mr. Frank Kahler is employed
in Meyersdale at present.
The Misses Myrtle and Ruth
Mankamye:r were visiting friends
and relatives in Somerset a few
days last week.
A very pleasant surprise party
was held at the home of L. M.
Mankamyer, in Larimer Town-
ship, Monday of last week, in
honor of Miss Margaret’s birth-
day. The evening was joyfully
spent in talk and musie, followed
by the serving of delicious re-
freshments, after which all the
guests departed for their homes
at a late hour, wishing Margaret
many mere happy birthdays.
She received many beautiful
and useful presents.
The following persons were
present: Norman and Effie Peten-
brink, James, Mary, Irvin and
Sarah Geiger, Myrtle, Edna and
Lester Mankamyer, Albert Fair,
John Knepp, Mr. and Mrs. Christ
Mapkamyer and children, J ames, Flo-
rence, Mary and Wilbert, Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Reitz, Floyd and Clarence
Kahler, Dewey Smith, Irvin Murray,
Orlin Mankamyer, Frank Brown, Or-
pha, Ralph, Margaret, Carl, Louis,
Howard, Oscar and Paunline Manka-
myer, and Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Mank-
Maple brick and crumb sugar
wanted will pay 18 cents per Ib.
—at Habel & Phillips.
The man who fears to go his
But follows where the great-
er number tread,
Should hasten te his rest be-
neath a stone;
The great majority of men
—Edmund Vance Cooke.
Potato flour, rice flour, ‘barley flour
and a full line of all other flour sub-
stitutes at Habel & Phillips.
Swift's Pride laundry soap, also nice
white toilet soap, 6 cents per bar at
Habel & Phillips.
Arrangements have all been com-
pleted for the proper observance of
Memorial Day in Salisbury. Various
bands and able speakers are on the
program, which includes the unveiling
of a community service flag contain-
ing 81 stars. A patriotic pageant and
parade will form at 2:30 p. m. at the
north end of town and march through
the main thoroughfares.
; ANNOUNCE DATE.
Gigantic Spectacle and Thou-
sand Arenic Sensations To
Invade This Locality
In Near Future.
Word comes that Ringling
Brothers’ Mammoth circus is to
exhibit afternoon and night at
Johnstown, Tuesday, June 4.
Always the leaders in intro-
ducing the newest and great-
est features the famous show-
men this season announce the
most remarkable program of
their career. There is a brand
new spectacle of gigantic pro-
portions entitled “In Days of
Old.” Produced on the big-
gest stage ever built, it tells the
story of the golden age of
Ivanhoe, Robin Hood and King
Arthur. An entire trainload
of scenery is carried. The cast
numbers 1,250 actors and there
is an entrancing ballet of 300
dancing girls. A thousand
arenic sensations follow the
spectacle on the main-tent pro-
gram. There are great troupes
of seals, dogs and monkeys that
walk on tight ropes and ride
horseback; herds of ‘elephants
in ‘all new tricks; internation-
al athletes in feats of amazing
strength: slides for life from
tent-top to the ground by men
susvended by the hair, and one
—the great Hillarv—who
“jumps the gap” with skates
attached to his head. The
world’s greatest stars, such as
May Wirth, who leaps from the
ground to galloping steed with
baskets tied to -her feet, are
presented in great number.
There are twice as many
clowns as before, a menagerie
of 1,000 splendid animals and,
to introduce the holiday, an all
new street parade three miles
You can purchase 25 lbs. of
sugar for canning by signing our
sugar cards, 9 cents per lb.
—at Habel & Phillips.
Mrs. Ware, of Berlin, spent
a few days with her sister, Mrs.
Henry Hersh, and family.
Johnny May and family have
moved into the house vacated
by James Walker, at Pleasant
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mull
and son, Billie, spent Saturday
evening and Sunday with Sam-
uel Gray and family, in Salis-
Mrs. Mary Hotchkiss and
family, and Mr. Walter Hersh,
were the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Swartswelder, of
West Salisbury, Sunday.
Frank Lowery, Richard Hick-
son, Charles Ohler, James Mull
and Walter Hersh motored to
Uniontown in Mr. Lowery’s car
to take in the races, Thursday.
Mr.. and Mrs. Charlie Bitt-
ner and daughter, Miss Iva,
are spending a few days with
their son-in-law and daughter,
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Deal, of
Six Mile Run.
Rogers free silverwaré cards
given with purchases at
Habel & Phillips.