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“THE MEYERSDALE COMMERCIAL,
A. M. SCHAFFNER, Editor and Proprietor.
®ghlished Every Tbarsday ip the Year at 21.50 Per Year Cash
Phone No! 55. 110-112 Center Street.
THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1913
The Anti-Cigarette Law.
The new anti-cigarette law passed recently by the Legislature
appears in another column of The Commercial. This is pronounced
a very severe law and if carried out will prove very effective in
breaking up the cigarette habit in which too many boys indulge.
A law oxisted before, but this is more drastic and the boy and the
cigarette ‘will not come into contact so frequently in the future in
Pennsylvania as in the past. Read the act and obey the law.
The question still is, what new business can be located in Mey-
ersdale ? The location is almost ideal, but the prospects so far
have not materialized. The Commercial Club has not yet been able
to land business. It is taken for granted that the club is doing all
that can be done, but results of these efforts so far are not obvious.
Will the tariff bill which passed the House get the blame for it?
Perhaps the best way to get business here is not to go out and get
others here but get busy ourselves and push on our own account.
House Passes Tariff Bill.
The Underwood tariff bill has been passed by the House of
Representatives. The bill came out of the committee in a very
brief period of time and the House pushed the measure rapidly toa
conclusion. In the final line-up 1t was found that the overwhelm-
ing majority party, the Democrats, had five among their number
who in the last test would not vote of the bill, and that the minori-
ty party, the Republecans, the stand pats and the Bull Moosers
could not hurl a solid front against the bill and that nine Re-
publicans voted for the Democratic measure. Ee
The bill is now before the Senate for consideration. Senator
Penrose is leading the opposition. He promises the country that
he will use his best endeavors to safeguard the interests of the
people in opposing the tariff bill. He is the senator who last fall
lead the Republicans of Pennsylvania, but they refused to follow.
The promise is here that a desperate battle will be fought in
the Senate, but the result will likely be hat the bill practically, as
it passed the House, will be passed by the Senate and then be
signed by President Wilson.
The expressions of approval on the ‘‘Practical and the Sanita-
ry’ of last week’s Commercial were numerous, and this gives us
the encouragement to feel that we have expressed the sentiment of
many people of Meyersdale—clean streets. This should require no
argument, and yet our business s'reets are filthy. Is the town
helpless in the matter ? The town council has general oversight of
the whole town. With the funds at their disposal possibly they
cannot do what they feel ought to be done, but right here is where
an organization of the nature of the Civic League accomplishes its
good work. ~The citizens have been generous in supporting their
efforts for that which is more ornamental than useful, while clean
certainly be an ornament to the town and be
pre-eminently practical, economical and sanitary, and we believe
a movement for clean streets and 2 clean town in general, in which
the Civic League would lead off, would receive splendid response
by the people generally. It is worth the effort, and we believe
success would crown the attempt. At any rate, if only partial suc-
cess would result or even failure, there are many who believe it is
better to have tried and failed thaninever to have tried at all.
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For the Municipality.
It may seem early and, perhaps, premature to raise the im-
portant question with reference to our borough officers, to direct
the affairs of the municipality, resulting from the election next fall.
While it is natural that in national affairs we have the Conserv-
ative and the Progressive, the high tariff and the low tariff men,
the strong Feudalist and State’s right men, the Republican and the
Democrat et al., but in a town, the size of Meyersdale, those larger
questions should not come to the front and politics should not have
much weight in making choice for our officeholders. It should not
be a question of party politics as such, but a question of men. A
burgess must be elected. A new man must be chosen according to
law. The question should not be, 18 he a Republican—organization
or Bull Moose—a Democrat, a Prohibitionist or a Socialist. What
the town wants is the best man available for the place. ;
Some of the school directors’ terms expire, likewise of the
town council. We do not recall who they are, nor do we know if
they are candidates for re-election. That is not the point. That
which we wish to emphasize is this: The town needs the best man
available for burgess, the best men for school directors, the best
men for town council, and so down the line. Let the matter of
party name be forgotten and the matter of men—men who will
make good—be remembered and be entrusted with the government
of the city. A municipality does the best service for itself when it
selects capable and faithful servants to take care of its interests
WHO is going to lead off for a home base ball team?
Two shows in one week in Meyersdale, ought to be a plenty.
MEMORIAL DAY is deserving of the best efforts of Meyersdale.
YEs, Meyersdale is a nice town, but don’t look at the rubbish
on the streets.
GooD LUCK to the boys and girls who will raise potatoes and
ICKED UP IN
New Castle—Fred Morris, aged 4,
son of A. Morris, died in New Castle
| hospital from burns he received when
his twin brother set fire to the bed
on which he was playing.
Connellsville—Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Stinger are the parents of a two-
pound baby, born recently. The ghild
is normal except in size. x
Woodlawn.—George Pitton is in the
Providence hospital, Beaver Falls,
with a bullet wound in the abdomen
and John Biriac is in the local jail
accused of the shooting.
Brookville.—Members of the senate
and house appropriations committees,
accompanied by members of the state
forestry commission, were here look-
ing over the Cook timber tract, which
may be purchased for a state park.
New Castle—By a compromise, the
strike of 20 electrical workers here
was settled when the men were given
an increase in wages.
Waynesburg.—Irwin Morris, aged 8,
was saved from drowning in Ten Mile
creek by his brother, Alta, aged 10.
Irwin sank twice before his brother
realized he was in danger.
Kittanning.—Thomas Hutchison, 65,
foreman of factory No. 3 of the Pitts-
burg Plate Glass Co. at Ford City,
dropped dead while at work.
Pittsburg. — Because her husband
nagged her, a woman testified to a
coroner’s jury at Oakdale, that she
decided to get rid of her baby by
throwing it into Robinson’s Run. "The
jury held Mrs. Annie Sember for the
grand jury on a charge of murder.
On April 24 the five-weeks-old baby
was found in the run. \
Johnstown.—The big power plant
and tipple owned by the Consolidated
Coal Co. at Ralphton, Somerset coun-
ty, was destroyed by fire. Work in
the mines will be suspended for some
time. The loss is heavy. The cause
of the fire is unknown.
Philadelphia.—Receivers were ap-
pointed for N. Z. Graves Co., varnish
manufacturers of this city, upon ap-
plication of creditors and stockhold-
ers in the United States district court
here. The assets of the company are
given as $4,000,000 and the liabilities
at about $1,500,000.
Sharon.—During the presentation of
a drama here given by amateurs un-
«der the auspices of a local lodge, the
heroine, Miss Nina Shaffer, while
heaping invectives upon the head of
the villain, suddenly collapsed and
lost consciousness. In the excitement
Frederick McIntyre, the villain, acci-
dentally shot himself in the left hand
with a revolver.
Hershey. —John Hawk, of Union De-
posit, employed by the Hershey Choco-
late Co., had his right arm severely
lacerated when he fell through a win-
dow in the factory. ‘
Philadelphia.—The convention of the
Protestant Episcopal diocese of Penn-
Sylvania adopted a resolution urging
the necessity of a health certificate be-
fore marriage. The resolution request-
ed the clergy to safeguard the inte-
grity of the race and the home, and. to
insist upon the presentation of a
health certificate to the effect that
those whom they are to marry has
neither an incurable nor communicable
disease. The move to change the
name of the Protestant Episcopal
church was voted down. In a resolu-
tion the convention declared it inex-
pedient to change the name of the
church by inserting the word “Catho-
lic” in the title.
: Johnstown~—The problem of fur-
nishing school facilities to the chil-
dren of Somerset township has been
‘tackled by Jacob Gerhard, former
prothonotary, who takes the place
‘made vacant by the removal of Joseph
Auman from the township. The ques-
tion is a difficult one, there being
about 200 pupils widely scattered in
sections north, south, east and west
of the borough.
buildings will have to be erected on
the north, east and south sides, the
population on the west side being
Philadelphia. — Philadelphia will
have seven weeks of grand opera next
winter by the Philadelphia-Chicago
Grand Opera Co., as a result of a
conference of the Philadelphia leaders
of the company here: Cleofonte Cam-
panini will be the general manager
of the company, succeeding Andreas
Dippel, who recently resigned. The
question of grand opera in Chicago, it
is said, hinged on the situation in
Philadelphia, and it is now believed
that the company will give perform-
ances in Chicago the same as last
Sunbury. — Lumber on a wagon
slipped forward and struck the horses,
causing them to run down a bank at
‘Herndon, jump on to a flat boat and
plunge into the river. On the flat
boat were 11 persons ready to be fer-
ried across the river. Mr. and Mrs.
‘C. D. Rogar and daughter, Esther,
Miss Helen Snyder and Charles Scha-
fer, the driver, were all thrown in the
river, but were rescued by men on the
boat who dived after them. Schafer
had his leg broken. The horse swam
to shore and the lumber was recov-
ered by men on flat boats.
Waynesburg.—Gertrude Belle Miller
of McCracken, Greene county, is in
the Waynesburg hospital suffering
from a fractured skull she sustained
when a spirited horse she was driv-
ing ran away.
Harrisburg. — Announcement was
tomatoes this summer.
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parade. Why not all the Fraternal
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That I Didn’t Have Time to Have
My Usual Ad Ready in Time.
‘TO WEAR Back With a
FOR Pleasant Smile
EVERYBODY, If YouWant It.
MEYERSDALE, PA, i
APPEL & GLESSNER’S
SATURDAY, MAY ITTH,
Beginning at 10 A. M., and Coutinuirg Throughout the Afternoon and Evening.
We have rented our Warehouse, and in order to place it in read-
[Diness for the occupants, we are obliged to close cut the stock
[—at once. The following are a few of the articles to be sold :
One lot of No. 1 White Middlings,
One lot of No. 2 White Middlings,
One lot of Brown (Poland) Middlings,
Oné small lot of Crocks,
apples, Succotash, Peas,
Raisins in Cartons.
One small lot of Jars, Shoe Polish,
Lot of Soap Grease, Lightning Cleanser,
Several lots of Canned Goods, such as Lima Wash Blue,
Beans, Pumpkins, Blackberries, Apricots,
: Good Rink, (coffee substitute,)
Peaches, Pineapple Chunks, Sliced Pine-
Abpitizo, (grape nuts) ete.
ALSO A LOT CF SECOND-HAND GOODS #S FOLLOWS:
Belting, Ropes, Block-and-Tackle, Crowbars, Shovels, Forks, Wheelbarrow, Lard Tubs, Picks’
Steel Cable Rope, Harness, ete.
We Will Also Offer for Sale
One lot of Shoes,
One lot of Men’s Shirts,
One lot of Neckties,
One lot of Men’s and Boys’ Suits and Overcoats,
One lot of Ladies’ Jacket Suits.
Also China Plates, Glass Pitchers, Lamps, Notions, Curtains,
Carpets and other articles too numerous to mention.
APPEL & GLESSNER|