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FADED TEXT ileiiaiiMk Mfete® ®@ utb fO.L.XLXXVIir.NO.52, MEOHANICVILI^, SAKATOGA COU^TTY. N- T.. SATURDAY MORNING. ARE.24,1920. W H O I J I R O ^ I . , U ■■ A! ►inn QuaHttf Goes CteerJhrw^ There is no safer evidence upon (w];iich to base your sdection of a car than the experienceofDortowners. It confirms what we have said as to the idiabiUty, the com­ petence and the marked econ^ omy of Dort performance.^ Current local Events. The corner stone tot (he new uohool balldiog on So. Msiin-st. bss srrived. Boucher h o m e s t e r oo MeohsDic>8t, fo Pe-jqilittc L'gnante,, , Th ■ Onfniot.h<ia-Poddriclt property on - It. tt, «r 8ide I ihs hecn sold to out of- I lA'ii jtiifce. th'-ouuh Pininan & 'Moak, the wcMt »ido liHH been rold to Mrs. Ef- ll<? Miirtii ol dcr<, N. V., through Eiol* •nd oUmrm ahomUmnd for tho \W a t “ ‘ pveiodiotJ, DORT DO- IS. It HUo a Sraptiia • y e a - • Ji •Haada^UiS''tim:wwr amd w ill p rom a rmhtmbla eonre. J3ssri?srj2.?^ W ^ M ax Richter, Ushers, N. Y. tooR~r~'rlrrt~o~'~~ijAK c o m t ~ W 7 ^ r U n f M k l u Reynolds Walk=0ver Shoe Store Has jnoved to H 4 Park-ave Next to th^ .Postoffice, ^ And is ready to Welcome all old custc^mers and ' 'greet as many new ones as possible in the new home. Remember the place,' Next’ to Postoffice. ^ “Tne Daylight Store.” W alk’OveiC Boot Shpp, J. C. REYNOU)S. WALK-OVER s h o e - s t o r e , 114 Park-ave. The Mercury Takes a Vacation. ------------ The Mercury to-day closes its 88th volume, and its editor and P“ r for R e past 3 7 , ^ar.thow.M . cap high iato the air and unammoutily votes himself a vacation planned in the midst of the .World War. This means that The Merdnry will be' sus­ pended during at least the next four months, while the news- priht paper famine.and the soaring wages of printers 4 hold the front of the stage. TheMeMd ’job printing department will be continued, however, as heretofore, and be bett'i* eqnipjied than ever to execute the superior printing for which it noted. During t h is‘Vacation” The Mercury plant will be moved from its nearly lifelong quarters in that section of the Mead block at the corner of No. Main st. and Park-ave. to quarters especially built for it several years ago in the. central section, and adjoining the office of the Mead Press. This change is mSde necessaVy by the sale of the No.,Main-st. section of the block to Boolukos Bros., confectioners. The present quarters of The Mercury will be arranged for offices, as long ag o p la n n e d . Several newspapers were started he.ie before 'Hie Mercury, b u t all o f th e m sns^peuded within a few months. Since Ttie Mer­ cury was founded in 1882, a dozen other newspapers have failed here. TJie success of The Mercury has been chiefly due to hard work oji the part of the publisher, Mr. Mead, who has never once missed operating his newspaper printing press for a single week in over 37 years. This has precluded anything more than an ov­ er Sunday vacation, which is fio vacation at all. Now for the woods and the haunts of other clays. While in Syracuse University Mr. Mead was one of the edit­ ors of the college paper fbr two years,' and was on the staffi of the Syracuse Standard for four years of his college course: For the next four years he was editor and publisher of the Ilion Citizen, and did all the printing of the famous Renaington ‘ A.rms Com­ pany. He sold out at Ilion in tlie spring of 1883 and cameJiere at the beginning of the Mechanicville “ boom.” He was appoint­ ed postmaster by President Arthur in, 1884 and .held that .office four years. He is the hold-over president of'the Upper Hudson Press Association and has been “dean” of'its^members in poinl of service for many years. • TiiH publication of Tlie M-rciiry may possibly be rc.sumed uexi Labor Lay, as a daily, we* aly, or monthly, witii As?,ociate<. Press dispatches from Patagonia, Tiihbuctoo and the desert 0 ! Sahara, but it will have a nt w management. Mr. Mead hae- graduated from the service after 41 years of “close confinement,' and with his wife now hopes to “See America first,” if this old world ever again quits rocking'aod settles down to stable life. The present outlook appears rat tier uncertain, to draw it mild. The increasing difficulty of obtaining news-print paper, and its advanced cost,—four times its former price,—the enormous advance in all printing meterial, the extravagant wages demand­ ed by printers, the bitter quarrel among the Democrats of Sara­ toga county, the uncertainties in state and national politics, do not promise well for the future of a Democratic newspa,per in Metjlianicville. The Mercury job printing department ^^rofits will Certainly not be used to pay big wages to- printers in the news­ paper department, *as is being dene in many printing plant.s. >.The Mercury quits ‘‘the bloody field of strife” at the close of a remarkably good year, rath<‘r than train two new ijrinters to service and struggle with future uncertainties. Our esteemed contemporai'ies, The Hudson Valley Times, The Saratogian, and The Troy Times -and Troy Re(iord, oim now continue their life and death struggle to the bitter end. The “bleachers” for us. t iiM Lotroj o.itan lK.tul prup<-rty c-n « WfHi. 8ldi M IM'tll ol .11 & Moak, real ««(ate a^cDta. I'tic (»'< li-' nm to Miluk th^t wa» a ri-ihft' I) lulv trii'k tihe .Smith-Oatoy cooi hw.o p a ►1 < 00 0. T KobluBoii in regai -I 11 eoujiaia.widiior uf pub'ic worka. I’lm p -poai cl D'w water worka woulU coat ne ir* r $400,000, than the $200,009 ee im ray comptitent pipe line men aud maaoo coiitractora. The Weet Vii' giiiia company juat cutaido of tbia city iiaa rooentty expended over $100,000 ii. layiog 12 inch iron water-mains throng i> ito wood yarda fur the protection of property againat fire. It is time to abolish the office of a^et t aoperintendentand ddhsulidate i(a orn: • mental dnties with the office of wat< r aoperintendent, or etlae re<iaire the wor- kifiif foreman to take hia orders froio the eonmiaaipner of poblic works. Tber- has been “economy talk” long euongh and action is now demanded wbOn mtii and women are forc**d to wear overa\B a td p»tchcit clothiiif;; Mikc’a aervicta ) lot'ger needed to remove the snow from »li. Kid.-walk in front of Tiiu Bar.-- login'i dill >1-. Morris O'Hi'iuii has been oll[c!all,\ Dotiflod by the civil service board iii Albany that be euccessfally passed ti o recent competitive examination held in (his city (or iufipeolur of samtatiou and piurabing at a rating of 91,26 pee ceob, also the examination of ‘Water and Sewer Superintendent at a rating t f S5 75 peroeu(- This Is the first exam - nation held in this city for' the above positioDB where the papers were re­ ferred to the State Board for currectioi. At the preaent there la no vacancy in either position but Mr. B'Qrica’s name will be p at on the eligible liet. Another Auto Stolen. While the minds of the {eople (Copyricht. I9tO.'We»t»rB New«pap«r Unioa> Ittjw jwas.na goodoc deal of surisfaction - I s .a g to Lucius Mangold to reckon up profits -and prospects a t the end of two yeai practice of idbag idle ca To bis anal; young lady of-quite t with certain traces )ople of^ this While the minds of the p oil flUy were.tnrnofi to (be railroaders * lag whether (bey were going to their work or not daring the present strike, ''outlaws” showed the people (hey were *‘oa (he Job”' last Thursda*} orotng. A carload of Uudsun Suj dering whether (bey were going to sta,\ ir '•( morning. A carload of Hudson Super Sixes being sbippe;' from Detroit t< Boston by way of the B. and M. and iofi on a aide (rack' ready to be picked on by (he oa^golng freight, was broken in to aad a Superiuper Sixi stolen. Tbia tim< the oar oontLinisg tbei aatos wiia left where the Hudson S mtEinis tracks near tracks crossc Valley ti cars were shipped in an whose doors open on the end instead of ttio sides. The car contained three the B. & M. The antomubile car idsons of the Super Six type.’ It was an easy matters) to erect a plat­ form bail t of ties and run one of the autos out of the car on-itiand then down down an incline. T.welve cars had to be moved before tho anto could b« un­ loaded. After unloading the Hudson the burglars used the same methods as with the P.'rigo that w,i.v takou a fo«‘ w-eks ago, Th« oh r whs run on iti power up tho (racks to what is known as Coons Crossing. Tho gaso lene was provided by tho railroad com- ■ provli gasolei This is THE Tird It is Not Possible to Build a Better Tire. No Better Materials No Better Workmanship No More Scientific CQnstruction can enter into the manufacture of a tire than you ^ get when you put GOODYEARS on your car. The cost is no more than you^pay for many inferior tires. Our service is helpful, there is no extra charge ^ The Best Storage Battery, P h i l a d e l p h i a D i a m o n d G r id . The best battery service at [The SAGE GARAGE 191-193 So. Main-st. nearby. At Coons OrusBing, the car orosstd over to (he statu road and procoejded on its way. Parmem residing in the vicinity say a large car answering tho description was neen going north about six o'clock Thursday morning. Detectives whtr were employed In the yards claim the cat containing the autos was intact at five o’clock Thu'sOay morning as thry didmot leave (110 ja-ds until that hour. The local police and the railroad detec­ tives are investigating. About Our Foiks. —-Einiiiitt Lee has retumod home from a Vnter’s i sojourn in CHliforni 1. . —Prod U. Hart of Chicago has be'<n in tho city this week looking >ftor his farm intercHtH here. —Edward I. Cheney, eon in-ltiw of Mr, and Mrs. E, L, Mead of So. Main at., ha^ resigned 88 chief engineer of tlie Public Bervioo Comraiasiou at .v hmy peat four yrai to New York ed to open suiting el( Smith and Mike the City Issue; Monis O’Brien, a former effioient .water superintendent and an authority on plambing, suggests that if the city is to furnish wator to the railroads, Plum brook reseiToir water, unfilterod, be used for thafpurfiose, by the coiistmction of a bi’ancli pipe line,' and that the city be furnished filtered water only from tho pumping station at Willow Gleii. Pump by elect-lit', povyev. If Commissioner of Public Worlvs Smith is so mixious to im­ prove the water supply of this city, why ha.s lie not flushed out the water mains during these days of a big .supjily of 'watei'? Be­ ginning at the upper end\ of the city’s distribuiiiig sy.stej»i .-md working eastward to the river, these wtifcer mains and all dead ends might have been cleaned of all depo.<»its of yellow loam and leaves, dead grass, cow pasture w.'isU and general filth. Commissioner Smith not mai y months ago. is said to have strenuously objected to-the apiwinumenc of M. J. Daley as street superintendent, and to have thi'earA:*ned to resign if the dtliej members of the council insisted on .siicli^appiointmenl. It wa.^- explained to the Englishman that M ike had kissed t lie B larney stone when a mere child and that as a vote-getter liis services were invaluable to all who expected to live out of the c.iity treas ury: This break in “city hall harmony’’ was patched up and Smith consented to remain jn'the. city couTioil. This w e e k Mike has been peddling political dod.gers Toi’ Smith. Find out wiiat Mike wants and then vote for the other Fellow. ' proepeetjs a t the end of the law. There had been a progrew that was gratifying and encouraging. ''^It is a reward for good hard work, faithfulness and self denial,” he coiii- plluTented himself. MAngold looked he office threshold, doorway framed a modestly dressed young girl of about nineteen. She bud a face„ that- showed oharucter and true womanliness. At a glance noted that her attire, while neat, ' iomewhat worn. Her gloves were mended and the handbag sffie carried was old and faded. To bis analytical „.d I raperlor mold, of care In the shadowed' eyes. \I come as a cUent,” she sp noticed your name as a lawyer, but 1 have no money to pay for your serv­ ices.” “Be seated, please,” invited Man­ gold, setting a chair for this plain speaking visitor, and they faced one another, she slightly embarrassed, he endeavoring b \I arir-BIlta Vajrre,” she spoke, \and' need advice. I have to work for living as H stenographer and live with HU Invalid iiunt. About a month ^liicC' I of la^vye wrote me to cni you know the firm!” Mangold simply nodded. He indeed- , knew the discredited pettifoggers uhdTi notlUiig good of them, but be'did not coimnlt himself verbally. ‘‘Tliey were looking for one Hiita Vnyre, heiress to a portion of tlie e.s- tiJte of Robert Vayre, they told me.,. Was that the name of tuy uncle?. It. was, i informed them. 'The rest was, easy, they ^ said. If I would contract awarding them twenty per­ cent .and swear to my Identity they’ would secure for.m^ a lega^ of ovej; $10,000. I was quite stunned at the’^ ■l, ' Itt I did not like the secret, proposa bu I way of those two men.* to think It < t over. I hat*; $40 a Week for Printer The April fiamber of The Service Sheet irp, and will shortly remove [ published by tho New York State Col- oity, where he has arrsog. oflice in one of the big' «ty. says: ige of print paper shortage of prii loan try over by the big- now field of big ooustructiuD work. shops as well as tho smallest. It is ity, where he has arrsog. of Agrioulture at Cornell Uuivor- ------ ------- j :— high prices printers, a shortage skyscrapers of the metropolis, -as a con-1 shortage of print lectrioal engineer. Ho giv-ss '8 the up a salary of $5,000 per year, to enter being felt tl this now field of big oonstruction work. shops a Many friends here will wish him success the small shop, however, which :s suffer- ------- wuroDi Time Table Effective Sept. 16,1918. * li Gars leave Waterford and Troy at 6.45 a m. and tng tho worst, because when such a shr>i one man “shy” it pretty nearly bringi ings to a staudstili. Tho big shop may irbaps resort to overtime to make np hour including 11.45 p. m. i ' I leave Meohanicvillle daily f o r “The price asked by printers, further, Stillwater, Sohoylervilie, Thomson and has gone way beyond anytbii Don’t Buy The Tribune. Erom The Chicago Tribune. The Tribune may seem to be standing on its head, but i t is forced to ask peo jple not to buy it. It wants to keep ev­ ery one of its readers and gain new -3UC8, but it cannot sell them all the pa­ per, Tho paper shortage makes it im­ possible to do so. If two families -would use one Tribune we could keep tho read­ ers and they could have the Tribune. We, want the readers; they evidently want tho Tribune, Better days some day, h u t JuaC n'ow borrow and. don’t buy the Tribune. C. Rej’nolds has moved his stock ---- _ „ _ . . , ling most pub- ,;rovn his former store in the Bawbee bloc-k then 7.55 a.m. Ushers ever dreamed of. Forty dollars' ^ O reeawich a t 6.45 a. m., I VI d overy hour including 9 55 p. m. .The v week is j 7 55 a.m., 9 53 a. in , 11.55 a. ni, t.55 p. m, 1 scanning of . Che want adv, colninUB ' 2 55 p, m., 3.65 p. m., 5.55 p. m., 7.55 p. m. \ cads one to the ounolusiun that $30 is and 9.55 p. m. run to Fort Edward, [ bout the figure printers are cxpociliig Hndson Falls and Glens FallM. The 10.65 when they make a ohango.” ' p. m., 12,61 a. U). and 12,53,a.m , run to StlUwator only. 1 “Whenever an employing printoi^ lias Oars leave Mccnsnicvillo dally for | Etound Lake, Ballatou, Barati p in his force, very soon Then 8.i dy nearly overy day oonfeotionary a ',rt Park ave. toga aiid 'I'bfi wayb ndv. a. in., then ^ 7 a. m., '■ •>' ‘bo Publishers Auxiliary 1.11 l^oiir Including 0 67 p. m “'»«tory. Biitoly a ooUmm oM'posU- • ----- ons wanted” appears each week, iJi* • in eight eolamns a r c T e q u ^ to list the vails of publiahors who need help.” 'I'lvo philosophy of thq W. B. 8, is i;ay s-vv*!, save. Glens Falls at 0.45 a. m., then .57 p. m. 10 67 p. ni. Good Ho| e n '), (! *rn-,5r of Main r. j ‘.0 tho store recently vacat* dl by the \JosMia store ill tho Muad 1)l-jcfc. Mr. iTcyuoIds formally opened lor buBinese ass S a turday. Jack EV>erle has painted \nd decorated the window ftrtvorti.<-e- nents for Mr. Heynolds’ new pJavo of I ius I dms , City Ibwltli Officer Dr. WUHaiu Van Dorou ban advist'd tho boiling of p U Iririklng water, wliother taken feora the city matiis or from prlv.%te wells. Thovo are a tow oancs of typhoid fever in tho ■iity and tho healtk office soggests this a preeandooary measare. Gillette and Ever Keady safety R*r. asked time edme to you.” \To see that your rights are. con-‘ served? Tes,*''»nbmltted Mangold. \No for I haye no rights at all in the matter,” was the amazing replyi \for I am not the rightful Bllta Vayre, nnd i believe they know It. By acd- dent 1 noticed among some notuth they bad that their Robert Vayi two yeurs ago, My uncle has been dead five years.*, Tho wonderment and Interest of Lu- dus Mangold were alike aroused. \And tlien,” hurriedly went on his fair cUent, \There came to me a Mogular sugfestioh of memory. A year since, when I was living at Golumbus I In­ cidentally heard of a young lady work­ ing In the-same bnilding where I djd whose name was the same as mine, can give hw address of that peri The surname Is not a common one. believe that she is the rightful heiress of the rightful Robert Vayre, and wish you would ascertalu If this is not’ true. She was a poor gM Ilkeenyself, and the legacy would probably mean great Joy and happiness for'H&.'' ^ The noblUty In the mind of this conscientious, unselfish girl awoke the Imlratlon In the ihowed it go clearly in his face that hie caller flushed. “PleoM tell mo further details tf you can,” be suggested. “Your ad­ dress, and X will let you kuow the re­ sult of my luvesHgutton In a few days.” ‘ I Mangold wrote at once to tho MUn Vnyre at Columi !d, I deepest respect and ndn mind of Mangold. - He ibus. Four days later animated, buoyant Id la jcnlled in person, th'e recipient of his letter. ‘1 can scarcely r< the person you hav< itabll young lady announcing herself as person you have described,\ she said, “but my uncle was Robert Vayre and I can establish other points of which you advised me.” Within two days Mangold fully es­ tablished the fact that his present client was the real heiress to the Vayre legacy, but he did not work through Parker & Merton, but 'with the administrator of the Vayre and his vivacious and delighted insisted that slie who bore the same name should be sent (or a t once. Mangold’s first client happened to come to the office when he and her double as to name were conversing and the picture of a young .•ans nnd an attractive young -mod to enuso the visitor to own forlorn condition de- pleasantly, girl of contrast h presslngly. \Yon ilciir, i estate, id client - Lay the Foundation for a Home. ; ^ ; Act Quickly, as Choice has-Value. Building Lots On “Morningside Tetra Mot Excellecj for residentialTod^o Above damp^ noise and smoke. Present y^t hrom $250 to $5QO, bound tp apprec^le |ifi •fB city grows. Sold on instailmeht plartr free . of interest Iniiial payml^tOidy^)OH each $100 of vulne. , $2 per month . ‘ *1 on eacIT$100 valuation thereafter. . TAXES PAID M«til possesion given> whicK^%^^ after 24 monthly payments. ‘ , . * SELECTIVE SALES ONLY APPLY\ TO I A. e. KNISKERN, _^Or|.J. A. CURTIS; Manufacturers NaU&id FARMERS A T T E m i k i Fertilizers: Swift’s & Listiw’s J Also,Conley Limestone for all Crops! ' FOR SALE: One Registered Yearling ,, Holstein Bull, Prospect Pietenje Bonheiir, ,'\p Reg. No. -270,083, H. F. JH. B. BRED FROM: Sire, De Kol Deaiie Pietwtie, 1 * Reg. No. 231016, H. F. Dam, Prospect Evaline Boniieur; ' Reg. No 309262, H. F. R R : ^ MAX RICHTER, Ushers^ N. Y, ’ FiioiTe-,J[onesviilc', N. Y., 20 F 11 0 liiM W X i i ^ a w ^ , ...... > Motor Express Mechanicville t o , Troy yj New “Federal” Truck Quick and Efficient Service. ANDREW M. RYAN, O r d e r s R e c e iv e d at Cor. P a r k -ave. & S o . S e c o r n i - a v e heiress warm hourtodly, \do you lireheud what you Imve done for i hav® Just told Mr. Mangold that you ’onerous recognition of your though tf 111 ne.ss.” “'Thank you,” spoke the otiier dls- Think of It! iccept swept 'frlomi,” spoke the hOUrU'dlv “ill, vioi ,-nm. shall have a gi' “1 could ^ Ro gold’s flrk young lawyer possessed a new thought that gave him comfort. Was it be­ cause she was relieved at the discov­ ery that,, her double already had a fiance that she at once grew more gracious? He surmised It and his first irapree- •ilon of’ s o m e th in g m o r e th a n frien d ly osteein for his first .cllGnt quickened in to a d e e p e s t se n tim e n t th a t th e fn- led into love. “Oh, but Now Burney Rolfe and I can marry! Oh I such a happy fortune, and you must share Instantly the (' died face of Man- first client unclouded- The possessed a new thouj ture develop! The Good Hope Confectimiory acoro, at tho corner of Main at. and Park-ave., i i tho only store of its kind in tiio uity iqaii>pod with powor loo cutting ma-' )qaii>p iustontaiioouR hot wator oleotrto osrbonator, aud otuotrlo water .liter. Its products are raanufacturod .indor most sanitary eondltlons. Mothers can wheel tholr baby oar riages right In (he the Park-ave. en trance of the Good Hope coufeotionery wham tba finest ioe cream soda is aer- ■\.t« At IJIAP eentu « HERE IS A HOME: One Family Bungalow: Lot -^0 X 100 feet, located on Tenth-ave. Five liviDg rooms and three bedrooms concrete cellar, two hen houses, two fine spriugs, one piped to house, elec­ tric lights, hardwood fin­ i s h . P r i c e , $ 2 , 5 0 0 . $ 1 , 3 5 0 can remain on bond and mortgage. I R. V. Tompkins, I Insuranoe and Raai A«ent. ROOM 1, M E A P B -tiO O R l M S O H A N lOVlIiL]^. f i sniBiijiM nyptn if c i p m iiM i n t i m i w iiU f t ^

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