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THINGS SEEN AND HEARD IN THE TOWN AND VICINITY. Mutters of o Local Nature Commented Upon and Placed llcforc the Headers of the "Tribune" In Lnrgo Letters—Some Paragraphs May Interest You. In conversation with some of the D. S. & S. railroaders I find them just a little uneasy regarding the roundhouse and dwellings the company is erect ing at Roan Junction. The prevailing idea seems to be that an order will be issued to the employes before the next snow gets here, and the sub stance of that order, they think, will be to compel every D. S. & S. man to go to Roan to live. Looking at the matter from the railroad company's standpoint it is a paying move. The men will be all together, and in case of emergencv can be called upon with but "little trouble. There will also be a saving in the running of trains every morning and evening, and in several other ways the D. S. & 8. will gain. Like everything else, how ever, there are two sides to the question. The railroaders do not unanimously approve of the plan by any means, and al though it is not likely that the D. S. & S. officials will consult the employes in the matter, yet their interests should be con sidered. More than one of these men have made their home here and accepted work on that road under the impres sion that they could live in h reeland. Now. if this expect ed order is issued they must hie themselves to Roan or relin quish their jobs. I have it from good authority that there will be some vacancies on the D. S. & 8. when the men are asked to go to the Junction. It is whispered around town that the cases brought against the police force for illegal ar rest, etc., is the work of cer tain parties who would not like to see their names in print in connection with the trouble. Our Polish friends who have caused the arrest of the force may be in earnest and feel that they are doing right. On that point I have nothing to say. When a man thinks he is right, I give him credit for going ahead, but it is nothing to the credit of the parties who are patting both sides 011 the back —posing openly as the bosom friends of the police and then giving the Poles their assur ances of support. When a man dips his fingers into other peo ple's business he ought to choose his side and stay there. It is amusing to watch these little intrigues from a disinter ested point of view, but it makes a fellow feel like talk -111 K right out in meeting when the sly folks act and talk as if their little game is not known, •this town is not quite big enough for anybody to be with you and against you without being detected. I met Harry E. Sweeney, of Drifton, the other evening. He had just returned from the World's fair and was enthusi astic in his praise of the great exposition. Mr. Sweeney tells me he will likely take another trip to Chicago about October, and I believe that month is one of the best to visit the fair. The report of exhorbitant prices for living and sight-seeing that have - made so many people timid of venturing on a tour to the White City are not true. The rates for meals and lodg ing are no higher than in any other city and in some instan ces a great deal lower. Mr S. says two fellows can leave here together, spend a week in Chi cago, live as good as they do at home, see everything that is worth seeing, and unless they spend their money injudicious ly it will not cost them a cent more than $-15 apiece. I heard many people kick over the'discrimination in the rates of railroad fare from Freeland to Mahanoy City last Sunday. There was quite a number who intended to take a day off and go down to Schuylkill, and they were more than surprised to learn that it would cost 51.15 from here to Mahanoy City, while the rate from Hazleton was only 00 cents. On regular trains the fare from Freeland to Hazle ton is 50 cents for a return ticket, and for what reason the Reading Company charged 55 cents to the same place on an excursion train is more than 11 could learn. Perhaps the debt burdened corporation wants to pay dividens at the expense of Freeland people. I Speaking of the discrimina tion in railroad rates reminds me of an incident that occur red in Hazleton on Sunday, June 25, when the societies of that moth-eaten city on props were wending their way to the depot to take a train for the Slavonian church dedication in Freeland. Actually the mayor donned the garb of sanctity and with all the dig nity and devoutness of a mar tyred saint, issued a mandate to the effect that it was wrong and sinful to desecrate the Sab bath by bands playing sacred music on the streets. Who would think a thing like that could happen in Hazleton? But it did, and one of the offi cers executed the order with all the formality and devotion of a New England quaker. I have tried various ways to learn the cause of this sudden change from crime and dis order to purity and solemnity, but in each instance have fail ed owing to a supposition that the two latter are assumed and will not stand an investiga tion. The prevailing opinion, however, is that the Slavonians made a bad start when they set sail for America. They should have came from Ireland or Germany. There is scarcely a company or corporation in the state that : looks to the interests of its em ployes, who are so unfortunate 1 as to be injured while at work, - more than Coxe Bros. & Co. The many stringent rules ■ which govern this firm's work men make life a burden to the ' majority, but nevertheless the victim of an accident is never forgotten. It might be news to some of those living in other mining towns to know that be -1 sides being otherwise very ' charitably disposed the com pany pays those injured in its employ the sum of So per week until they are able to resume work. . Widow women and fatherless children are not or dered to vacate the house when the rent is due and no money to meet it with, as is the case in many other towns. Still, the cry that "charity covers a j multitude of sins" is often heard, but the partial repara tion is to be highly commended when compared with those cor porations whose "multitude of sins" no attempt is made to cover. SAUNTEKER. BASE BALL The Smiths will go to Weatherly on Sunday next to contest with the club of that place, and on Sunday, July 23, to White Haven. They now have six vic tories to their credit, one tie and two lost. Jeanesville and Allentown State Lea gue club will play at the former place tomorrow. The game will commence at 4 o'clock. Sheppton club may play here against the Tigers on Sunday. Wilkes-Barre has a club composed of colored players. Philadelphia holds on to first place in the League race with a grip that is sur prising for Philadelphia people. Shenandoah will play at Hnzleton on Saturday. Jeanesville club will hold a picnic at Glen Onoko on Saturday. The Tigers will play at the picnic of the Mt. Pleasant club on Saturday. Scranton is receiving tempting offers ta take Erie's place in the Eastern League and withdraw from the State League. Hazleton club will have a benefit per formance at the opera house there to night. Rather strange way of raising money at this time of year. lllgh Commercial Morality. Springfield's commercial morality will comparo well with that of any other city. Only a fow days ago the directors who held the controlling interest in one of our prosperous local corporations wero offered a heavy advance for thoir stock, but declined unless every stockholder had the samo opportunity. In another In stance gentlemen who bought stock bo low par in a I(>cal concern made up the shrinkage to the family of tho seller us soon as the tmslness got "well under way, although they were under no moral or legal obi igatit >n to do so. These are pleas ant facts.—Springfield (Mass.) Home stead. A Great Furls Bootmaker. Franco has loßtoneof Its greatest men. M. Godilot is dead. His specialty was boots. He had an enormous manufac tory near Paris, probably the largest of its kind in existence, and would turn out < an order for, say,' 80,000 pairs of boots for the army with the utmost dispatch. His name lives in the French Slang of the day. for his manufacture is so well known that Frenchmen commonly talk, not of their boots, but of their "godi- ' lots."—London Tit-Bits. SHE CHANGED HER MIND. ) A Young Ilrlde'H Attempt at Trying to : Deceive the Public. She sat in the bare, handsome apart ment given over to the use of bridal couples, ami traeed the pattern of the gorgeous carpet with the point of her sunshade. Only sixteen hours married and it had come to this! Dick, her hero, who had vowed to love and cher ish her had banged, aetually banned the floor in her face as he went into the ottioe, leaving- her to follow or not as she chose. "I'll not stand it," she sobbed. "I'll go home to mamma and Dick can be free to marry that horrid Mattie Wilson if lie likes and he will like, I'm sure." Then she started to her feet, "No, he shan't—she shall not have him, I'll just stay, yes, and I'll make him just as miserable as he makes me. That hor rid Wilson girl; I asked her to be bride maid on purpose just to make her en vious, and made her wear pink, too— she always did look hideous in pink." In the street a band was playing "Annie Laurie;" it took her mind back to the day when Dick had first told her that he loved her. "1 thought we would be so happy," she sobbed, "and now the tears splashed through her fingers, lending a new brightness to the new wedding '•ing. •It was such a pretty wedding, too," ■>he said aloud; "only l)iek was so nervous that he dropped the ring and the best man had to stop it with his foot. Then I could hear mamma sob bing and it made ine so nervous that I responded before the minister was through—l know I heard Mattie Wil son snicker. Well, never mind, it will be a long time before she has a chance to see how nervous it makes one to be married." She was smiling now. Hark! wa>. that a footstep? She sank back in a heap, the memory of her woes had, re turned to her. No, the footstep wont "He would not neglect me so if he really loved me," she wailed. "They told me he would change after we were married, but 1 didn't believe them. 0! Dick, Dick " Iler handkerchief was wet now; she mopped her eyes with it U a languid fashion. A grain or two of rice was dislodged from the rufiles of her dress and fell on the car pet. Her eye fell 011 it. "What a lot of rice they did throw, to be sure," she mused, "and the slip per! I knew Madge would do mischief with it, and sure enough it struck Dicrr s new silk hat and made a great dent in it." She walked to the window and looked out. A funeral train was pass ing. In the front carriages the mourn ers wept; in the last ones they yawned and looked out of the windows. A wagon loaded with trunks drew up be fore the hotel. A ipieer looking one met her eye. O, she cried, "there is my trunk all tied up in white ribbon, like a pack age of bride's cake—and I didn't want any one to know we were just mar ried." She sank into a chair; a neighboring clock struck the hour. "How lie neglects me," she wailed, and once more relapsed into tears. The door opened softly. "What is it? Are you ill?" cried a terrified voice. Siie bat up and brushed away the tears. "O, Dick, you don't love me?" "Not love you! Why, I'd die for you!" Hut but you shut the door in 1113' face and walked away, just as if you forgot me, and " "Why, my precious, don't you re member you told me to net us it we were not just married, and wouldn't even let me touch your hand in the train and " Aas that why you didn't carry ray satchel and why you didn't ask if I ha l a headache?" "Why, yes, of eourae." 1 hen. Dusk, after this I want you to act just as much like a bridegroom as you wish." she was sobbing in his arms now and a lorn' my of sunshine fell full on thcduz/.lmg newness of the wedding ring. Chicago Tribune. WILLING TO MAKE A SACRIFICE. When the Summer llnj i Come. This Man Won't Ask, "Is It Hut JCnouffh?" I'll tell you what I'm willin' to do, ■veu if it breaks a leg," said a man on the rear platform of a Woodward Ave nue car to a fellow passenger the other day. "All of us orter bu willin' to do what we ean fur eaeh other, no matter if it does hurt our feelin's or cost a few dollars" " Well, what are you willing to do?" .1 Free Press man asked. "It 11 be awful hot weather bimebv.' "Yes." "llot iHi if to fry tlie tar right out of ■ m iron hit'ehin' post." "Perhaps." A on n me will probably meet some lay when things is jest boilin'. We'll be sweatin and moppin' and gaspin' ill- breath, hut I'm willin' to do tills, f you won't ask if it's hot 'nuff fur ne. I won't ask if it's hot 'nuff fur on. See? We both suffer and suffer md don't say nuthin'. I'm no boo. lie man who sizes me up fur one gits left. You needn't say nuthin' to no body about it, but Unit's just what I'il do fur you. and I don't care how much I'm damaged. And lie took a bottle from his pocket hold it to his lips until a full-sized 'swig" had time to pass down his throat and restored it, with the remark: "Yes, durn my hide, I'm willin' to sacrifice and I don't want no praise fur it, either. Kvcn if you do ask rue if it's hot 'nuff fur me, I'll purtend I didn't hear you and give you all the advan tage. (lot to git off? Keep mum and watch fur yours truly about the first of August. He'll ho thar, and he'll sacrifice."—Detroit Free PresH. A vital Point, "One question, dear, before I say yes to your offer of marriage," sai 1 the Chi cago maiden. "Ask it, my precious one." "In case of divorce, what alimony do you pay?"— Judge. (KELLMEK 1ItOTOO R A IIK II The Finest Specialties in the Photographic Art. For Finish Wo Can't . . lie Beat. WILL (xTJALA NTLITH " KTTKB than CAN BE HAD ' Y liJIJ i Jl/ilf ANYWHERE ERSE IN THE REGION. 13 West Broad Street, Hazleton. SOMEBODY ELSE. They were both in the chorus. Every night they sang love ballads and nonsense rhymes, flashed for an hour or two in span gled garments behind glittering lights, and then went into darkness and forgetfulness again. These two, then, are only of the mob. They might have died any day, either of them or both, and the manager would merely have written a letter or nodded a tvord, and hardly a soul in the next night's audience would have known that there had been changes in the chorus. And yet these two of the chorus were set far above the common lot of mummers and onlookers alike. They were lovers. When the opera demanded that they sing the chorus of a drinking song, the eyes of these two met and drank to each other the intoxicating wine of silent love. When their hands met in some stately minuet or mazy peasant dance, tho thrill of shrink ing, fearfully sweet pleasure coursed through both their bodies. Every night he waited until she came from the big dressing rooms. lie opened the big gloomy door of tho stage entrance to let her pass out, and with a smile and a tender adieu she was gone into a world he knew not. Several times ho had tried, when it had been fierce weather, to accom pany her to her home, to lend her aid, pro tection, but no, she had always sweetly de clined these proffers, and so they both came nightly out of the unknown, danced awhile in the light of a love that never spoke and went out again into tho unknown. But one night ho was Waiting for her sooner than usual. Eager and trembling, he waited for her coming. The others had nearly all gone. There was a patter of feet. She was coming. lie held out his hands to her. She hardly knew why, but she took them in her own and looked into his face wistfully. "Well," she said timidly. "Oh, Fan," ho said, "you know what I mean. I love you. That's all. Long ago I told you with my deeds, and you understood. But that is not enough. Now, Fan, I must know; will you bo my wife?" Strange, is it not, that a member of the chorus, which is merely an entity, should wish to marry? Yet Pain crept slowly into her face as she 11s j tened to him—pain that struggled with joy. "Yes," Bhe said, then in her low, sweet voice, ."I knew you loved me. I knew, and —I loved you, too, dear—yes, I love you now. But marry you—no, I—oh, I cunnot:" She sank upon his breast, sobbing a little. Then she tore herself away and wiped the tours away quickly. "Do you hear?" she continued, "I cannot." An awful thought came to him ns she spoke. Could it bo that she was already another's? How should he have known? Had she not gone always into the unknown and forbidden him to follow? And there came to his lips that insane cry of thou sands liko him—thousands of lovers in whom a sudden jealousy creates a frightful monomauiaof suspicion. "Ah, then—there is—somebody else?" Why is it that lovers must always think that bocause they nro not chosen some one else must needs be? Is thoro no such thing as a woman who re fuses tolovo simply from disinclination, in stead of from a previous exhaustion of the sentiment? In this case the girl nodded lier heud and said, "Yes, there is somebody else." "Then, why," ho returned fiorcoly, stung suddenly out of his passive grief into quick anger, "did you not tell me so before—with your eyes? Why did they always say 'yes' if your lips were to say 'no?' Cruel you are, llow is it possible? But he—who Is he? Ah, well, what does it matter? You have turned my day into night. I will go away into it." He turned to go, but her hand WJLS on his sleeve. "Stop!" sho cried. "Come with me. I will show you somebody else. And it is you who are cruel. Did I not say that 1 loved you? Come." So for the first time ho accompanied her into what was to bo no more the unknown. The house at lastl She opened the door and beckoned him to follow her. In a dim I shabby room he saw a figure lying on the bed, a wasted, shrunken figure that breathed heavily. "This," said she, "is my mother. She is dying inch by inch of a wasting disease. Every moment that is not spent at the theater I must devote to her. Every thought of mine must be for her and her comfort. See, she has so little left of lifel Would you have me deprive her of the care she needs?" A big lump came into his throat and seemed to wish to stick there forevor. He choked a little with a hoarse sound, and then his voice came, "And is this thesomo body else?" She nodded and turned to the bed,"but the other member of the chorus suddenly picked her in his arms and covered her face with kisses. "For," he said, and his voice might have been suspected of having tears iu it, "you're an angel on the stage and off. But why didn't you tell me at first?" "Because," she said, "you wouldn't let me." And I am told that a certain member of the chorus is daily trying to postpone his marriage by his self sacrificing tenderness in nursing the somebody else. lie does it to ease Fan's burden, and he's not thinking of himself very much, I'm afraid. But poor somebody else has already heard the voice of the Father of us all, and I fear there will be a wedding in the chorus after all.—Figaro Fiction. Lane's Medicine Moves the llowels KHCII I>y. In order to be healthy this is necessary. When Baby was sick, wo gave her Castorla.' When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria. When she became Miss, sho clung to Castoria. When sho had Children, she gave them Castoria. THE SPECIAL BARGAINS STILL GOING at J. C. Berber's. 1-yard-wide dress goods, 6 1-2 cents. 1-yard-wide dress plaids, reduced from 25 cents to 12 1-2 cents. Cashmere satines, worth 20 cents, foi 12 1-2 cents. Rugs, Mats, Carpets, Oil Cloths, Furniture and Beddings—the larg*est stock in town. Avail yourself of the bargains. Groceries and Provisions below market price. •T. C. BEKNER. Mi; g-aukfir m §*§ll I *. aH i SksEesa jj i£ a'"' t % GpfJ Oeuble CMorfde \ *8 tBOsSEBES M HG2PHSE HABIT jS®"- V/ ■ j the patient, by tnousoof our bi'iiClAL FORMULA GOUO CU!;'3 TAHulilS A&* & A 8 r ! 'l nhiiln? fi r M? tT ,? prti: ' n V? nro . 11 7' <,( ! Vho frco 1-80 of Ihjv.cr cr h FBTTT ■ phimu.iitiUuc;; unions they rhi .1 voluntarily give thorn up. +T €' A I H\V 8 ho,r! ,Vi Jv!' ir-Mltl te.itimcnialsfroo.nii:! nhrll v V v 3 J? m •• " m Kd V <l toidae* snllororj Jrom any of Urn-, habits in commiiiih a- 'U v \ TpCtillinTllQfo ® ' y* on *V itn Person a v/hohuvo been cured by thou.-o of our TA:'.L!:T3. \ A IbuUliHlllldil t'J dinHj'fctV® s^Co(hK.Tpa"uy. cr 8510 by BU riEm '- OLAe ' ) /' from persons * a| nr.,, !v M ? 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We have them in three sizes as follows: 26-inch fast black gloria, silver handle, 40 cents; never sold before under SI.OO. 28-inch goes tit So cents; regular price, $1.15. 30-incli, our price now is 60 cents; regular price, $1.25. 11 you want an umbrella come and see these goods. They are the greatest things ever offered at the money, and while this lot lasts they go at the prices quoted above. This is an oppor tunity of a lifetime to get a good umbrella for almost nothing. Come and get what you want of them while you have the oppor tunity. II you want anything in our other lines you will find them at greatly reduced prices at Jos. Neuburger's Bargain Emporium, In the P. O. S. of A. Building, - - Freeland, Pa. ORANGE BLOSSOM IS AS SAFE AND HARMLESS AS Flax Seed Poultice. It is applied right to the parts. It cures all diseases of women. Any lady can use it herself. Sold by ALL DRUGGISTS. Mailed to any address on receipt of sl. Dr. J. A. McGill & Co., 3 and 4 Panorama Plaoo, Chicago, 111. Sold. Toy- ~\7\7". TX7", G-EOVEE, PxeelancL. It will be to your interest to call and inspect OUR FINE DISPLAY OF NEW NOVELTIES and reliable standard grades in unci tiloiftlnifr mum ■ fiiicl CJiipf®# Our seasonable stock lacks nothing but buyers. They will come; they will be satislied; they will buy at the fairest prices j ever made for such qualities. JOHN SMITH, - - BIRKBECK BRICK. 01 11 SPRING LINE OF FURNISHING GOODS must be seen to £et an idea of its many attractions. Expecting an unusu ally active trade we have prepared generously for it, and show in greatest variety the latest and best in Shirts, Collars, Cuffs, Hosiery, Neckwear, Underwear, Hankerchiefs, etc., etc. Come in and you will find styles, quality and price that hit your ideas of a gocfd thing exactly. BELO I 'KN THE. WEIDER & ZANG, TttUoi'S. I We nre located above Meyer's jewelry store and have on hand a line lino of goods, which ; will ho done up in the latest styles at a very moderate price. Ouruim is to satisfy and WE ASK FOR A TRIAL. Repairing Promptly Executed.