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MEYERSDALE REPUBLICAN. Thursday, November 1, 1917. Published Every Thursday W. S. LIVENGOOD, Editor and Proprietor SUBSCRIPTION, $2.00 PER YEAR.

PAYABLE IN ADVANCE Entered as Second-Class Mail Matter At Meyersdale, Pa. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1917. EXIT SWISHER, ENTER COCKLEY As intimated by The Republican recently, the old Meyersdale Commercial has once more kicked the bucket, to be resurrected this time by a rampant Socialist. R. M.

Swisher, the late editor, who sang his swan song two weeks published his valedictory last week and announced that E. K. Cockley would be the new editor. Swisher swished down and out this week and Cockley, chairman of the Socialist party of Somerset County and whilom publisher of a little Socialist sheet called the Pioneer, issued occasionally, took possession of the remains of the senile Commercial which has had a precarious career since the death of its founder, the late Luther A. Smith.

Swisher was the fourth editor the Commercial has had since 1910, and he did not last quite a year. Whether Mr. Cockley can infuse life into the old sheet by giving it an injection of Socialist serum remains to be seen. if he succeeds it will not be by means of nursing a perpetual grouch which was the distinctive characteristic of his predecessor. HALLOWE'EN DEVILTRY.

Hallowe'en was with the usual noise and pranks Wednesday night. The young folks enjoyed themselves immensely parading the streets in fantastic costumes and false faces. Many of the disguises were unique and interesting. Most of the sport was of the good-natured and innocent variety, but unfortunately the hoodlum instinct manifested itself in some instances and considerable mischief of a base and mallcious nature was perpetrated. The premises of Mrs.

Sarah Olinger were invaded by some evil-minded miscreants who pulled up a lot of choice and rare shrubbery by the roots, very much to the distress of that kind and good lady. What satisfaction any human beings, worthy to be classed as humans, can get out of damaging other people's property is past finding out. Such vandalism is on a par with German atrocities and ruthlessness. Shame on the persons who can see any fun in such wanton conduct! M. S.

MAUST'S TURKEYS KILLED BY HUNTERS. The open season for rabbits commenced today and hundreds of men and dogs went forth to slay and harry the innocent bunnies. Nor did they all confine themselves to hunting cotton-tails. Morris S. Maust reports that three of his turkeys were shot by the pot-hunters.

He lost eight in the same manner last year, and he called at The Republican office today to get trespass notices to placard his farm with. He says he has stood for about all the damage by hunters that any land-owner can tolerate, and henceforth he intends to enforce the law against all trespassers on his premises. Big Yield of Grain. Mrs. Anna Hurley and her sister, Miss Margaret Weber, spent the latter part of last week assisting during the threshing at Summit Hill Stock Farm, owned and operated by Wilson D.

Saylor. oats yield amounted to 200S bushels, and the wheat, which was threshed some weeks ago, over 500 bushels, totalling more than 2500 bushels of grain, whien is said to be the largest amount threshed by any one farmer in that immediate section of country. Mrs. Hurley and Miss Weber report having had a splendid outing during the two days that they enjoyed the hospitality of Mr. and Mrs.

Saylor. "I'LL SHOW 'EM, DURN 'EM." I've stopped the paper, yes I have, I didn't like to do it, But the editor he got too smart, And I allow he'll rue it. I am a man who pays his debts, And will not be insulted, the stvle you want--MILLER I And will not be insulted, So when the editor gets smart, want be consulted. I took the top paper 'leven And helped him all I could, sir, But when it comes to dunning me I didn't think he would, sir. But that he did, and you can bet It made me hot as thunder; I says, "I'll stop that I will, If the doggone thing goes under." I hunted up the editor And fer his cunnin' caper I paid him 'LEVEN years and quit! Yes, sir, I stopped the paper.

-Exchange. Mr. Automobilist, use Miracle Oil for lubrication and save at least 25 per cent in your automobile bill. Give it a trial and be convinced. For particulars address: H.

H. LANG, Meyersdale, Runkle's Cocoa at 20 cents per half pound at BITTER'S GROCERY, only a few cans left. A FINE LINE OF LAP ROBES AND HORSE BLANKETS AT D. H. WEISEL'S.


Red Cross workers can get the kind of yarn they want at MILLER adv. It will pay you to buy your Coffee at BITTER'S GROCERY. Men's and boys' Overcoats, just QUIET ELECTION NEXT TUESDAY Interest Centers in Race for Burgess- -Few Other Real Contests. At the election next Tuesday, November 6th, three county officers will be elected, namely, a Coroner, one Director of the Poor, and one Jury Commissioner. Henry S.

Kimmel, the Republican nominee for Coroner is as good as re-elected, as besides being the incumbent and having the indorsement of his party as expressed at the primary election for re-election, he is also the nominee of the Democratic and Roosevelt Progressive parties. E. K. Suder, the Republican nominee for Director of the Poor, has no opponent except Aaron P. Smeed, Socialist.

Mr. Suder is also the nominee of the Democratic and Prohibitional parties. John S. Shafer is the Republican and Roosevelt Progressive for Jury Commissioner. Chauncey M.

Fisher, William H. Ream, and John G. Bender are candidates of the Democratic, Socialist, and Prohibition parties, respectively, but Shafer has the inside track. Who Will Be Burgess? In Meyersdale Borough chief interest centers in the election of: a Burgess. Fred P.

Hare won the Republican nomination by a large majority over H. M. Cook, who was put forward by the Boosters Club as a representative citizen who would lend dignity and grace to the office. Mr. Cook received the unsought nomination of the Prohibition party, which he declined.

as lie is in no sense an office-seeker. William J. James was nominated on the Socialist ticket for Burgess at the primary, but elsewhere in this paper publishes his withdrawal. This makes it a straight out fight between Hare, Republican, and Joe F. Reich, Democratic nominee.

If party lines were closely drawn in municipal elections, Mr. Hare would win 1 in a walk, since the Republican registration so far outnumbers the Democratic in the borough. But in Meyersdale, as elsewhere in recent years, party politics cuts little figure in the selection of local officials. Politics Eliminated. Mr.

Hare has a number of Democratic friends who will vote for him, and Mr. Reich will, on the other hand, receive many Republican votes. Therefore, the fight will be based more on personal friendship and personal fitness than on partisanship. In an advertisement on page 8, Mr. Reich sets forth the grounds on which he seeks election.

He has lived in Meyersdale practically all his life and been identified with its business interests since early manhood. He has served one term as burgess with credit to himself and to the general satisfaction of the citizens. Everybody knows "Joe," and there are few who will not give him the credit of being an intensely wideawake, public-spirited citizen, always willing to stand up and boost for Meyersdale. His record speaks for itself. Mr.

Hare, too, has been a citizen of Meyersdale for a long while. He is a younger man than Mr. Reich, and not so prominently connected with the business interests of the town, but nevertheless a good citizen and ex-oflicial who served the borough faithfully and weil. For more than six years he was chief of police and during that time kept remarkably free from scandal and on many occasions showed his courage and fidelity to duty. He was an excellent policeman and his resignation from the force several months ago to engage in other work was generally regretted.

His popularity was attested by the splendid run he made 21 the primary cication against 3 popular and prominent a citizen as H. M. Cook. But Joe Reich, Democrat, defeated a popular Republican before for the office of Burgess, and there are many who think he can do it again. It's a free field and a fair fight.

May the best man win. No Contest for Other Officials. For the remainder of the borough offices there is practically no contest. Frank B. Thomas, D.

J. Fike, James E. Leckemby, and A. W. Poorbaugh are Republican nominee for the Council.

Dennis Knieriem is a Democratic nominee. All good men. There may be a few others on the official ballot which The Republican has not seen. Four Councilmen are to be elected, and out of the candidates offered a very good selection should be made. Dr.

C. P. Large has practically no opposition for school director, a position which he is very ably filling by appointment. Emory George, the veteran Assessor has practically no opposition and will, of course, be re-elected. J.

K. Poling will be the next Borough Tax-Collector by practically unanimous vote, and a better selection could not be made. Justice of the Peace W. H. Hay will have the support of all parties for re-election.

There is no contest for any of the minor offices. Christmas Novelties are on display at MILLER PRESIDENT WILSON APPROVES INCREASE IN SOFT COAL PRICE WOL Executive Order Allows Raise of 45 Cents per Short Ton for Run-of-Mine in Order to Meet Increase in Wages of Miners and Mine Laborers. President Wilson on Saturday, Oct. 27, approved an increase of 45 cents a ton on bituminous coal at the mine on the recommendation of the Fuel Admnistrator, Dr. Harry Garfield.

The order means an average of $2.45 on run-of-mine for a ton of 2,000 pounds. Just what else it means is a question in the minds of some operators, who are waiting interpretations. President Issues Orders. The President's executive order follows: "The scale of prices prescribed Aug. 21,1917, by the President of the United States for bituminous coal at the mine, as adjusted and modified, by order of the United States Fuel Administrator, to meet exceptional conditions in certain localities, is hereby amended by adding the sum of 45 cents to each of the prices so prescribed or so adjusted and modified, subject, however, to the following exceptions: "1.

This increase in prices shall not apply to any coal sold at the mine under an existing contract contaning a provision for an increase in the price of coal thereunder in case of an increase in wages paid to miners. "2. This increase in prices shall not apply in any district in which the operators and miners fail to agree upon a penalty provision, satisfactory to the Fuel Administrator, for the automatic collection of fines in the spirit of the agreement entered into between the operators and miners at Washington, Oct. 6, 1917. "This order shall become effective at 7 a.

m. Oct. 29, 1917. "WOODROW WILSON." Garfield's Recommendations. Doctor Garfield had written President Wilson follows: as "Dear Mr.

President--It is my understanding that in fixing provisional prices for the sale of coal, it was intended to allow a fair profit to the operators. The public does not desire, nor is it necessary to meet the present emergency, that the coal industry should be asked to make more of a sacrifice than may reasonably be required of all staple industries. Exorbitant profits only have been the subject of concern: It needs no argument to justify congressional and executive action against profiteering when the people of the United States are called upon to make unusual sacrifices. "As a result of the conference held in Washington between the operators and the miners of the central field, an agreement was' reached on the 6th of October, providing, among other things, an increase of wages a3 follows: "An advance of 10 cents per ton to miners. "Advances ranging from 75 cents to $1,40 per day to laborers.

"An advance of 15 per cent for yardage and dead work. "This will result in an increase to miners of 50 per cent and to the best paid laborers of 78 per cent over the wages of April 1, 1914. "These increases are not in excess of the advance in cost of living for that period. Would Increase Output. "In reaching the conclusion that the prices of coal at the mine should be increased to substantially cover these wage increases, I have been influenced particularly by the provisions of the agrement intended to secure an increased and coal.

"Under the provisions of the draft law, miners are not excluded as a class. Considerable inroads have been made, as a result of the first draft, upon mine labor. Moreover, the conditions surrounding the industry in ordinary times account for the fact that the average number of days' work in the year has been from 200 to 230 only. They also, in part, account for the fact that the average hours of labor per day have fallen considerably below the eight hours stipulated in wage agreements. "It is the deliberate judgment of the best informed among the representatives of the miners' union that if the miners now at work should labor in the mines eight hours during even five days a week, there would be no shortage of coal.

It is the purpose of the proposed supplemental agreement to secure an approximation, at least, of this result by means of fines automatically collected." Operators Feel Dubious. The generally accepted view is that the 45 cents per ton is allowed order to cover increased wages of miners and mine laborers tentatively agreed upon early in October. One of the largest operators in Cambria County says that if this is the case the operator will gain nothing, but may lose a few cents by the new order. He declares that the increased cost of production at main line mines will be from 50 to cents a ton and that the 45 cents allowed to be charged for coal will consequently mean a reduction in Printzess the profits of operation. In other words, he contends that the raise in price is not sufficient to cover the increased cost of production, and that the operator is not in as good position as he was with coal at $2.

Other operators say they will just about break even. United Mine Workers officials are of the opinion that the 45 cents will easily cover all increased cost in production and leave a margin of profit to the operator. They are confident that the order made by the President means an immediate advance in wages and a great victory for the miners. They are also preparing to make good their pledges that the raise in wages will mean greater production, steadier work and better work. They are willing to put into force at once the penalty agreements which Dr.

Garfield demands upon all coal which is to have the benefit of the increased price and the higher wages. A large number of operators had hoped and are still hoping that the 45 cents allowed will not include the wage increase, and that a further allowance to cover wages will be forthcoming, so that coal will sell at average prices at or near $3, instead of at $2.45. They believed that the long delay in making a revision was due to the fact that the Fuel Administrator intended to adjust prices in Pennsylvania as well as to settle the wage question generally. URGENT NEED FOR RED CROSS WORK Plenty of Willing Hands to Do for Comfort for Our Brave Defenders. Everything is activity at the Rel Cross room these days.

On Monday Mrs. S. B. Philson met the knittersthose who had articles to turn in und those who wanted to begin-and gave out a quantity of yarn. There is more to be given out, and in the hope that more women and girls will become interested, Mrs.

Philson will meet with the knitters on Monday evening instead of the afternoon. Word has come urging more work in this line. The early winter finds our boys sadly in need of woolen sweaters, wristlets and helmets. The sewing corps was especially busy both on Tuesday and Thursday. The willing workers on Tuesday were Mesdames E.

Crowe, E. L. Donges, H. D. Martin, S.

Foy, T. W. Gurley, W. H. Dill, C.

E. Crowe, G. W. Collins, Lottie McGee, S. B.

Philson, Jennie Wilmoth, L. A. Shultz. On Thursday Mesdames D. J.

Fike, T. W. Gurley, E. L. Donges, C.

E. Crowe, J. C. Hostetler, R. Wardlaw, J.

HI. Black, Frank B. Thomas, and G. W. Collins.

This week they have shipped to Red Cross headquarters in Philadelphia the following articles. 159 hospital shirts, two dozen pairs bed socks, thirty-three pairs pajamas and seventeen pairs pillow cases. The Surgical Dressing Class, which is composed of Mrs. James B. Hostetier, Mrs.

Harry Baldwin, Mrs. Clarence Moore, Mrs. Miss Weakland, and 'Miss. Lucile' Lint, met on Wednesday and went on with their work, although the director, Mrs. Clutton was absent.

On her return she will very likely start an evening class to enlist the help of those who find it inconvenient to come afternoons. Another imperative call has come for this class of work. A cablegram from Major Grayson Murphy, American Red Cross Chief Commissioner in France says: "Red Cross standard dressings in millions must be sent over with all possible speed. If this is not. done immediately, a serious calamity and national disgrace is inevitable." A few weeks ago two and one half millions of surgical dressings went down in one ship.

Some work to replace those, when many patients require an entire box dressings. Women who cannot sew, can fold, and the need is dire. Come in if you can only give an hour. The Philathea Class (No. 3) of Amity Reformed Church, Mrs.

F. A. Bittner, teacher, gave $25 to the Red Cross this week. Most of this was the proceeds of the recital given by Mrs. Della B.

Livengood several weeks ago. Now Lookout. When a cold hangs on as often happens, or when you have hardly gotten over one cold before you contract another, lookout for you are liable to contract some very serious disease. This succession of colds weakens the system and lowers the vitality so that you are much more liable to contract chronic catarrh, pneumonia, or consumption. Cure you cold while you can.

Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has a great reputation. It is relied upon by thousands of people and never disappoints them. Try it. It only costs quarter. Obtainable everywhere.

Good Sour Pickles for 15 cents at BITTER'S GROCERY. Mine Workers Jubilant. DISTINCTION IN DRESS Coats and Suits FOR WOMEN WHO APPRECIATE DISTINCTION In Style DISTINCTION IN DRESS In Quality In Value The Label Guarantees ALL Three It is put into women's readyto-wear garments in order that they may have means of identifying these qualifications at a glance. Our Garment Department is eager to show them to you today. HARTLEY CLUTTON CO.

Printers Obituary. People of Local Note Who Have Died Recently. Mrs. Ella M. Bauman, widow of the late Henry Bauman, a B.

0. telegraph operator, who met death on the railroad several years ago, died Wednesday, at the home of Dr. J. W. Wenzel, Center street, this city.

She was aged 40 years. Last June, in company with Dr. Wenzel, Mrs. Bauman went to the Dr. Root Sanatorium at Indianapolis, where she underwent an operation for cancer.

After remaining there for seven weeks she returned seemingly in perfect health, all traces of the malignant disease having disappeared. About seven weeks ago her condition again became serious, finally resulting in her death. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Charles Poorbaugh, and three sisters--Mrs. J.

F. Engleka, Connellsville; Mrs. John Johnson, Berlin, and Mrs. Joseph Slage, of this city. Two brothers James and John Heinemeyer, of Toledo, also survive.

The funeral will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 3 o'clock, at Mt. Lebanon, the funeral party leaving here at 1 o'clock p. m. The funeral services will be in charge of Rev. Stephan, pastor of the Berlin Reformed Church.

Attended Wedding of Friend. Mrs. Ella M. Bauman. Miss Mary Black spent several days of last week in Boswell, attending the wedding of Miss Martha Ann Mahaffey and Mr.

Frederick R. Knight of Belle Vernon, which took place Wednesday morning at 7 o'clock in St. Andrews Lutheran Church. Miss Mahaffey has frequently been in Meyersdale as a guest of the Black family. While in Boswell Miss Black was the guest of Mr.

and r. D. A 11 11 and Dr. and Mrs. C.

F. Livengood. RELIGIOUS NOTICES. Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Rev.

J. Luther Frantz, and Church Day" program: 9:30 a. m. Sunday School and Brotherhood Bible Class. A record attendance is expected.

10:30 a. -Sermon by the pastor on "The Unchained Bible." 7:30 p. Harvest-Home service. The will be decorated the church, the garden and field. "Harvest Home" sermon.

The men's chorus will sing. Wednesday, 7:30 p. Luther pageant will be given in the Sunday school room. All welcome. Church of the Brethren, T.

R. Coffman, pastor. Services, Sunday, November 4: 9:30 School. 10:30 a. -Theme, "Remembrance," a communion meditation.

7 p. love-feast and communion, a proper observance of the ordinances. 7:30 p. Friday night-teachers' meeting. Episcopal Church will be services in Trinity Episcopal Mission Church on Meyers Avenue on Sunday morning at 11 o'clock.

Rev. DeCoux will be the officiating clergyman. Service will be held at the Keystone Junction church at 3 The Lord's Supper will be administered by Rev. J. Luther Frantz.

Mr. Automobilist, use Miracle Oil, for lubrication and save at least 25 percent in your automobile bill. Give it a trial and be convinced. For particulars address: H. H.

LANG, Meyersdale, Help Win The War! Union Patriotic Mass Meeting AMITY HALL, MEYERSDALE, PA. Thursday, Nov. 8th 8:00 P. M. Clinton N.

Howard Will Deliver His Famous War Lecture "The World On Fire" The call to all patriotic citizens will win the war. Hear what it means and what it will cost us. Everybody Welcome. Admission FREE. (Collection for Expenses) BILLY SUNDAY says: "Howard is the one man I could listen to by the hour and never grow tired." DR.

GORDON, Washington, D. where lecture was delivered three times: "Eloquent, patriotic, logical, masterful." W. J. BRYAN says: "Howard is one of our greatest speakers." Just Arrived! 10,000 Black Shells BLACK SHELL PRIZE CONTEST WE WILL GIVE A HANDSOME GUN CASE FREE to the Black Shell user who gets the best single day's bag during the season. The gun case is of genuine leather, is made for a double-barreled gun having a barrel of thirty inches or less.

It is lined with felt and contains an inside pocket for cleaning rod. The end off the case is fastened with a combination locking buckle. This is a distinctly high-grade case. Meyersdale Hardware Co. J.

W. MALLERY, Proprietor. 115 Center St. Meyersdale, Penn'a. Parcel-Post Tax.

Beginning December 1st, every parcel post package on which the postage amounts to 25 cents must have a 1-cent tax stamp attached for each 25 cents postage, or fraction thereof. This does not apply to packages on which the postage is less than 25 cents. Do You Have Sour Stomach? If are troubled with sour ach you should eat slowly and masticate your food thoroughly, then take one of Chamberlain's Tablets Immediately after supper. Obtainable everywhere. Subscribe tor The.

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