Somerset celebrates centennial - descendent of Herman Husband speaks

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-Tbe grand Michael'* child- organised and way the Cornet each of of committee; John J. Soc Cham- well e Michael's aod in a large choir "The an old- that many After of unpopular free parish, 3 Atlantic Dillon, in Mr?. Jon McAllister, to small known from the to b» Percy Co " »nr larg on toot). cnt at refused he arms her stabs the A Work* Brilliant Closing Day of Celebration. f JHOUSAHDS CROWDED THET0 the bull- village Cooldat Shelter the Crowto-Vatretf* Celebration Cloaca Brilliantly. SOMESSXT, Pa., July 5 --Twenty-five thousand people celebrated the centennial centennial here on the Fourth. At dawn salute in honor of the 42 voting pre- cints of tbe county was fired from veteran field piece with the result- of breaking * number of panes of glass the county courthouse. ; y · Tbe feature of tbe day was the street ·pageant which was in all lars the most unique thing of its ever seen, in this state, if not hi country. Floats carrying the earliest agricultural implements ned in the county, plows, harrows, rakes, breaks, flails, windmills, threshers, scythes and long-fingered cradles, together with the various improvements m these which have punctuated the progress of invention, astonished the modern far- mer. as much as they delighted the scores of old-timers who formed no small proportion of those in attendance. attendance. On several of'the floats were aged ladies, families in their day and generation, with tbe working of the flax and spirting, wheel, turning out the threads with which they used to their own family clothing, just as dexterously as they did 50 years ago. Several of the ladies were smoking pipes, most of them old-fashioned corncobs, while they spun. . An interesting feature of the parade and one which was applauded all tbe route was a hone carrying the die aud sfdeaxms of R. P. Cumins, resigned tbe office of sheriff of tl county ,to become captain of Com; A, Tenth Pennsylvania reserves, who, consequently, .was promoted the colonelcy of tbe Forty-second _ " men on the i day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Bands of music*, composed of, miners, 1 ! carpenteri, blacksmiths' other trades appeared m line, the members attired in their working clothes. Amish garbs play-' ed old-lssMotied instruments and drums and bassoons, flutes and old brass many of them brought from beyond seas by the earliest ptonuan and emigrants. , After the; parade .an immense mass-, meeting on the public square was dressed by John. G. Ogle, Mayor of Johnstown. Simon JGebhart of Dayton,, Dayton,, O., and a number of former residents of Somerset county. A.n original poem was recited by a descendant of Herman Husband, one of tbe original settlers of the county. The Declaration of Independence and the act of assembly creation erset county were read. Mr. OfF^,. dress -was one of great historical vali his anbjeet being "Somerset Couuty ] the Army and Navy." , At night General W. H. Koontz livered an eloquent, elaborate and exhaustive exhaustive historical address, Somerset county being tbe subject Tbe .day's celebration concluded with a grand centennial ball in the opera house, fireworks. Somerset's hotel accommodations proved,entirely inadequate last night and hundreds of people "were compelled to sleep in tbe different churches few iu the open air. ."three or four thousand of the excursionists returned to their homes on the trains leaving here at midnight. y v

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  1. Cumberland Evening Times,
  2. 05 Jul 1895, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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