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PUBLISHED KVEUY MONDAY AND THURSDAY. THOS. A. BUCKLEY, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. OFFICE: MAIN STREET AHOVE CENTRE SUBSCRIPTION' KATES: One Year . (I fit) Six Months "*•' i Four Months 5(1 | Two Months Subscribers are requested to observe the figures following the name on the laliels of their papers. By reference to these they can ascertain to whnt date their subscription* is paid. For instance: Grover Cleveland 2?June9o means that Grover is paid up to June 28,181HJ. Keep the figures in udvanee of the present date. Report promptly to this ofilee whenever you do not receive your paper. All arrear ages must be paid when paper is discontinued. FREELAND, PA., AUGUST 20, 1895. The Credit System. "Why do merchants encourage the j credit system?" is a question asked by a j sensible exchange, which answers it as follows: "You reply that you do not. Yes, but you do. If the system were not encouraged by the merchants it would not be in existence today. Did you ever stop to think that the mercantile com- I munity of the country is the only body 1 of men who tolerate the credit system? \ Let's sec you buy postage stamps, postal notes, money orders, etc., on credit; try ! it, and see what you'll be told. Go to j the theatre and you pay money. Ex press companies demand cash, and rail road tickets are cash on delivery to the purchaser. "Why should not the merchant demand and receive cash? Simply because he encourages the credit system. It may be an Impossibility to completely eradicate the system, but strict limita- ! tions on credit is a step in the right j road, and the evolution will be practi cally a cash basis system of doing busi ness. It is worth a trial and should he begun at once. It would quickly spread, | like measles in a country school, and when it does it shall solve one great j problem for all time. "When sifted down it would be found j that the credit system is the progenitor j of and responsible for more evil that ! affects the financial and business world, 1 than all other agencies combined. Not only this, but it fosters extravagance— tin* purchase of goods which can be very well done without." The Republican factional light will be waged with much bitterness at Harris burg on Wednesday. This is the expec tation of all, and the especial hope of Democrats, who have viewed it with | more or less interest from the start. : The struggle for supremacy in the domi nant party has been the fiercest known in political history, and despite the pre- ! dictions of politicians, that the factions ! will unite after Wednesday, there are good reasons for believing otherwise. One need not go outside our own coun ty to find evidence that the Quay-Hast- ! ings contest has demoralized the party, and reports from all portions of the I state are to the same effect. The cam- ! paigti has been too personal, and too j many skeletons have been unearthed by , both sides, for either to agree honestly to harmonize. The feeling for revenge may not be strong enough to turn the state Democratic, but it will place sev eral counties back in the Democratic column, and that alone is something that Democrats will have cause to give thanks for on next Thanksgiving Day. The residents of Birvanton are still without fire protection. This part of town is rapidly building up, and as something must eventually be done in the matter, the council cannot act too soon. Before it was admitted to the borough a serious lire occurred there, and some of the property then destroy ed could have been saved if the proper appliances to fight the blaze were at hand. Now that it is under the juris diction of the council, the people own ing property have a right to expect pro tection. It is dangerous to put it off. A fire, aided by a strong wind, would sweep the "Hill" in a few hours. The firemen have nothing to stop it. Borough Solicitor Carr has informed the street committee of council that the money to complete the sewerage system cannot be borrowed without tin- consent of the voters. To hold an election on the question would require some time, and, if it carried, the. work could not be commenced until late this year. Under the circumstances, it is likely the com pletion of the sewers will be delayed until next spring. This is to be re gretted and will be a disappointment to those who reside on the streets that the, council decided to sewer at the last meeting. It cannot be denied that the Quay- Hastings quarrel has not made news paper readers tired at times, yet there are not a few who regret to see the end so near. When the Republican battle is over the metropolitan dailies will fall back upon interviews with Pugilists C'or bett and Fitzsimmons to pad their bulky pages, and it is the thoughts of that which cause men to wish that the Quay ites and anti-Quayites would continue voting for another month. A little item in a newspaper sometimes make an enemy for the newspaper for life, but it doesn't stop him from reading it. however; it just changes him from a subscriber to a sponger. The offended person generally discontinues his sub scription, but is much more anxious to read it, and borrows his neighbor's pa per fur that purpose. bummer .'neckwear, 23c at Refowich's. Fruit of the Bike Craze. The bicycle craze has already begun K> bear fruit and to tell on sentimental affairs in Washington. It is rumored, says the Post, that one engagement has been smashed to smithereens all on ac count of the fascinating bike. She avowed she would have one, and ride it, too. He got wratliy and said it vfis unfeminlne, undignified and vul gar. She came back at lnm with the assertion that society, almighty and omnipotent society, approved, and that certainly ought to settle it. He stuck to it that that did not prove any thing as to the propriety of the thing any more than because certain society women played poker habitually for money, smoked cigarettes and got fud dled on champagne that therefore these things were "good form." She burst into tears and said he was a "brute," whereupon he handed in his resigna tion then and there. Now their paths have diverged. A dainty summer girl who doesn't ride a bicycle is installed as idol and fetich, gets all the candy and flowers, and the rebellious fair bi cyclist is hiding her chagrin by speed ing of mornings with the attache of the Zanzibar legation. IN ISOO the incorporated banks of the United States had a total capital oi $430,000,000, with a population of 31,- 730,000. In 1890 the capital of our chartered banks, national and state, was (840,000,000, while our population was 02,000,000. In the former period the banking capital was as $13.57 tc each inhabitant; in 1890 the rate was (13.42. Within the thirty years, how ever, the increase in business transac tions was in a very much higher ratio than that of population; quite probably two fold. From these facts, one of twe conclusions must follow —either (1) that the growth of banking facilities has, during this period, been largely inad equate to the requirements of trade; or (2) that the banks, with a given amount of capital, are now able to transact a much larger amount of business than they did formerly. DR. HARRISON, a noted Brooklyn divine, said, in a late sermon: "There can be no drunkards on bicycles. A man has to keep all his wits about him to ride a wheel. To all other sports companionship is necessary. Wheeling is the most wonderful pastime in this respect. One person is enough, and ten thousand are not too many. Dr. Harrison suggested be tween five a. m. and seven a. m., as the best time for the ex ercise. In closing his sermon he said that when a man gets on his wheel and goes into the country, he is as near tc lleaven as he can get on earth, and that nothing has ever leveled society sr. much as the wheel has done and is go ing to do. A COLORED woman in Guthrie, Ola., awakened a few da3*s ago out of a sound sleep that had lasted a little more than three weeks. During that period all the efforts of pli3'sieians and others to awaken her were unavailing. When she awoke she quietly got up and started about the house as though nothing unusual had occurred. She did not know she had been asleep longer than over night, and though the doe tors were able to give her but very little nourishment during her long j sleep, she did not seem in any I weakened. Two OF the largest rivers in south- I ern California, the San Joaquin and 1 the Kings, were a few days ago stocked with black bass, imported for tiie pur pose b3* the fish commissioners of tin state. Twenty-five thousand of the fish were put in the San Joaquin and as many more in the Kings. It is expect ed that not onl3* will the bass afford ; fine sport, but that they will also clear , the rivers of small fr3 ? of coarse and ; low grade fish. A RECENT article in the Popular Science Monthly presents some striking figures concerning the present cost of transportation as compared with the mid-century. The reduction in freight ! rates on coal since 185*2 has been from ! 75 to 80 per cent. In 1807 284 bushels 1 of wheat could be carried from Chicago to New York for the export price of 100 bushels, and in 1804 5*20 bushels could be carried for the same amount. SUICIDE is uncommon among colored people, and the suicide of a reputable j colored citizen of Halifax county, Va., ! which occurred is noted as a | remarkable occurrence in Virginia. This man was sixty years old, and the cause of his killing himself was be lieved to be loncsomeness und despond enc3* because of the recent death of his wife and the absence and silence of his j children. IT is said that a courtship has been going on for some time in the Mari nette (Wis.) jail through a chimney | that connects the men's and women's wards. Who says that love will not J find the way? Let him take note hereof and henceforth hold his peace. A MAN who lives near Newburg, , Ore., recently sold a well-matched yoke | of oxen for one hundred dollars and bought a team of fine bay horses for s'xty dollars. He says he will buy a Ret of harness and then have money left : from the sale. THE English sparrow seems to have ' but just reached the northwest. Seat | tie, Tacoma and other cities along j i'uget sound complain that the pug- I nacious little bird is "becoming" a nuis ance thereabouts. Modest Requirements. This is what a young- lady is reported recently to have said, apropos of mar riage: "Well, no, I don't know if 1 would marry for money alone; but if a man had plenty of money, allied to a sweet disposition, and a mustache that curled at both ends, and nice blue eyes, and a social position; if he had a dis tinguished status in a profession, or even as a merchant, and his father was rich and his mother and sisters aristo cratic, and he wanted to tnarry me, and he would promise to let me have my own way in everything, and keep me liberally supplied with money, and have a splendidly furnished town house id a handsome country resi dence, \yas liberal about diamonds and other gems, also about the milliner, never grumbling, and I really and truly loved him, I shouldn't consider mar riage a drawback." Now, there's a young woman who seems to know what she wants in a husband. Hut it is quite safe to predict that she will have a long period of single blessedness to enjoy before her ideal comes along. TIIE claim of the eagle to the title of Icing of birds seems to bo slightly clouded by an incident reported from Stafford county, Va. A gentleman down there was watching an unusually fine bald eagle grandly sailing around in the nir a few days ago when he no ticed a little bee martin rise in the air and make straight for the eagle. He wondered what the martin's object could be, and was surprised to see it sail in boldly to tear feathers out of the big eagle. But ho was amazed to see the eagle, after a few moments of ef fort at beating off the little bird, sail away in full flight, making every ef fort to escape from the martin. The martin followed up closely for awhile, making a savage jab at the eagle every few yards, but was finally left behind through the superior retreating powers of the big eagle. But when you come to think of it, a solitary bee can make a pretty "big-bug" get a pretty lively stir 011 himself. A MASSACHUSETTS inventor has pat ented a machine which is supplied with fine planing teeth. A log of wood cut square is fed to it and when the log passes through it has furnished a hun dred strips of wood much resembling excelsior. Their length, of course, is that of the log. It is claimed that these when moistened can be woven much more rapidly than straw and make as durable a hat. The inventor says it is twice as light as straw and that, because of its easier manipulation and cheaper cost, it will supersede the straw now used for the construction of headgear. Even women's Leghorn hats and the finest Panamas may become possible for those who can't afford them now. IT is said that most of the bralcemen and switch tenders on Maine railroads wear congress shoes. The fact is brought out in connection with the death of a brakeman in North Berwick a few days ago whose foot got fast in a frog, and he, being unable to extri cate it, was run down by a train and mortally wounded. It was found that j he wore a laced shoe. His fellow j workmen testified that had he worn a ' congress shoe, according to the usual custom, he would doubtless have been able to promptly take his foot out of it when caught in the frog, and might have escaped unhurt. WESTERN Kansas is entirely unlike Holland because of the scarcity, almost absence, of water, but is becoming very like the Dutch lowlands in the great abundance of windmills, which are becoming so numerous as to fill up the landscape. In the town of Wilson a traveler counted seventy-two wind mills in view from the hotel veranda. There is an excellent water supply a few feet below the surface in that re gion, and every man has an individual supply, raised by the windmills. TIIE small boy had been making- all the noise that the Fourth of July al lows, and the young woman who had been teaching school was in an ex treme state of nervous agitation. "It's a good thing that 3-011 don't have to teach school to-day," said her mother, consolingly. "It wouldn't be necessary to teach the 3*oll ng idea how to shoot," replied the teacher, ruefully. "Every Fourth of July demonstrates that he is perfectly competent to shoot himself." AT Elgin, 111., a man loaned his rail road ticket to a newly-married couple to go on their wedding trip. The hridegrootn intrusted the ticket to a friend, and the latter has disappeared. The bridegroom is threatened with ar rest if he doesn't produce the ticket at once, and in the meantime he is looking for the friend. This pass lending busi ness very often results in trouble to all concerned. IN Washington they are talking of the latest malapropism b3 r a lady who has a record in that line. A number of people were discussing Rev. Dr. Mackay-Smith before her not long ago, and somebody said: "Is his name Smith with Mackay for a middle name, or is it all one name?" "It's all one name," she said, "lie writes it with a siphon." TIIE biggest fish story this season is found in the fact that the catch of Co lumbia river salmon is worth two million dollars. And it goes unques tioned, too, uinong those who are fa miliar with the fish business of the northwest. TOLD BY FAMOUS MEN. Senator Mitchell's Great Legal Battle. THE CASE OF "WRESTLING JOE." Property Involved That Is Now Worth More Than #lo,ooo,ooo—Senator Wil son's Luck, Pluck and Rise to National Fame. [Copyright, 1895.] 44 Tho most important and interesting lawsuit I ever had anything to do with," said Senator Mitchell of Oregon, 4 4 was what was known as tho 4 Wrestling Joo cast).' It involved an enormous sum of money and had such extraordinary features that if it had been tried in New York, Chicago or London it would have become as celebrated as tho Tiehborne claimant caso was a few years ago. It is a long story and presents a series of lawsuits rather than a singlo one. 44 1n 1850 congress passed a law granting public land in tho territory of Oregon to actuul settlors—32o acres to a singlo man and 040 acres if married. The masculine gender was used throughout; no mention was made of woman. Prior to tho passage of this law, but in anticipation of it, an old woman calling herself 4 Mrs. Ca- FF.NATOH JOHN L. WILSON, ruthors,' with an unmarried son named 4 Finlco Caruthors,' arrived in Oregon and settled upon a tract of land of 040 acres, exactly where the city of Portland now stands. As tho law required actual resi dence and cultivation, tho mother and son drew a lino through the middle of their tract, throwing 320 acres on one side and 320 on the other. They built a house which stood right on tho line, and tho mother lived in ono end of the house and cultivated her claim, while the son lived in tho other end and did the same by his 320 acres. At the end of four years both applied to the land office at Oregon City, and certificates for the two tracts were is sued in tho name of the government. They lived upon tho land for many years, and no one disputed their possession of it. In 1858 tho woman, who had claimed to he a widow, died and left her property to her son. At any rate, ho claimed it as solo heir. Two years later he died, leaving, as it was supposed, no heirs, but some debts. Mr. Silvers, a merchant, was appointed administrator of tho estate, and as I was his lawyer it thus chanced that I was drawn into the caso. "About this time tho stato of Oregon put in a claim to tho property under the law of escheat, it being supposed that there were no lielrs. Two residents of Portland, Andrew Knott and Robert Ladd, having been advised by their attor neys that 4 Mrs. Caruthors' had no right under the law to take land, 'jumped' the property, as we say in tho west—that is, they proceeded to settle upon it, each tak ing one-half or 1(H) acres under the home stead law and applying to the land office for certificate of patent. I appeared at the land office and entered protest, nii|} this was tho beginning of a famous case. I argued that the title of the old lady was perfect; that the net of congress should he construed generously, as are the natural ization laws; that the words 4 his' and 'him' should be so construed as to include 'she' and 4 her.' The local land office de cided against me. Certificates were issued | to Lndd and Knott. I appealed to the commissioner of the general land office i here In Washington and was again over ruled. I carried tho caso to tho secretary of Interior and met tho same fate with him. 4 4 Not to weary you with legal details, suit was at onco brought in the state courts. Tho solo question involved was whether or not a woman could take a do nation of land under tho act of congress. We were beaten here, and in the supremo court of tho state, but when we Anally reached the supremo court of tho United States and asked for an interpretation of tho law it was deeided in our favor. Tho women of this day and generation will ho glad to know that this grout tribunal, by that decision, placed woman on an equality with man before tho law. "You would naturally suppose this to |he tho end of t license, but it wasn't. In j fact, wo had only passed the skirmish lino I of this great legal battle. I "While thi,s litigation was pending a citizen of Oregon named Dolpli Hannah visited the southern states and came hack with a great number of deeds from divers persons named 'Caruthors,' and placed i them on record conveying this property to him—that is, the whole 640 acres. His theory was that the old woman Caruthors , hod never been married; that her son, Finice, was an illegitimate child, and therefore could not inherit, and that tho property descended under tho law to her collateral lielrs, of which there wero a great number, as he claimed, and from those were the deeds ho placed on file. i 44 About the same time another and the most important question of all arose. Two old pioneers residing in Oregon, named James Moore and Green Davidson, insisted that the old lady's name was not 'Caruth j ors,' but 'Thomas.' Their theory was that i her maiden name was Elizabeth Caruthors, and hack about 1820 she married a man of the name of Joseph Thomas in Tennessee; that this son, Finice, was the fruit of that , marriage ; t hat Thomas deserted her sliort | ly afterward; that ho was a well known character on the levees at St. Louis and was a great wrestler—an athlete—and was there known by these men as' Wrestling Joe;' that he subsequently became a great mountaineer, bunting and trapping in the ; Kooky mountains, again returning to the I levees at St. Louis. They said they believed he was living, and that they could find hi in. They went back to Missouri, re turned to Oregon with an old man, then, , according to their theory, more than 00 | years of age, and asserted that lie was tho husband of the old woman and as such was the sole heir to all the property. "By this time tho other litigation re ferrod to had boon disposed of. I had per sonally become quito intimate with the son, Pinice Corutliors, before his death, in 1860, and had talked with him more or less about his history. I was satisfied that I could, by a talk with the old man, deter mine as to whether he was a fraud or not. After nearly half a day's conversation with him, in which I plied him with all manner of questions, I bocamo fully convinced that he was the man he claimed to be; that ho was the husband of Elizabeth Carutliers. "I then commenced suit for the property based on that theory in the circuit court of the state of Oregon, the solo questions in volved being whether this old man's name was Thomas, whether ho was tho man ho claimed to bo and whether ho had married tho old woman in Tonnossee. I took testi mony in several of the southern and west ern states; some six or eight witnesses were taken all tho way to Oregon from Il linois and Missouri. Tho defense in their answer simplified tho inquiry very much by declaring not. only that this man was not Joseph Thomas, but that ho was an other man, whom they named, giving his birth and part of his early history. For tunately I was able to prove that this man was hanged by a vigilanco committee for horse stealing in Illinois. Besides the tes timony was overwhelming to tin? effect that Joe Thomas was the man ho claimed to bo. 44 Well, tho jury brought in a verdict fa vorable to my client. They declared Wres tling Joe Thomas to be tho real Joe Thomas and the husband of the early settler of Portland. It was a famous victory, and tho property involved in that case is now worth more than 110,000,000." He Believes Something In Luck. John L. Wilson has told mo in his own way tho story of how he roso from clerk in tho pension office at Washington to bo United States senator from tho stato of Washington. 44 My father was one of tho leading lawyers of Indiana," said Mr. Wil son. 44 We lived next door to tho Voorheos family, and young Voorhees and myself grew up as chums. Though my father was a Republican senator, Voorheos pro cured an appointment as clerk in the pen sion office for mo. I worked there somo time, but I am willing to admit I did not like it. It was drudgery. My superiors in office, as well as my associates, were kind and pleasant, but somehow I couldn't get over the feeling that I was a sort of horso to bo harnessed up in the morning and after I had turned out a certain lot of work was permitted to go and get my feed. I used to have longings to go west and start, in for myself. I talked about it to my fellow clerks. They used to tell mo the best thing I could do was to let well enough alone and stick to my comfortable and very regular salary. I replied that any man with brains and energy could make as much in private business as ho could in the pension office and have more independ ence. Finally I made up my mind to cut loose from the pension office altogether. My friends assured mo I was making a great mistake and would soon repent my choice and coino back looking for the old job. I declared that when I returned to tho national capital it would bo as a mem ber of congress. That, was a bluff, pure and simple. Though I had somo ambi tions, I must admit I had no idea they would be realized. "I could sco very plainly that in order to havo a fair chance in the west one must have a profession. So I went to Indiana and studied lnwwith my undo. While en gaged at this I was elected a member of the Indiana legislature. For some reason I didn't take much interest in the legisla ture nor in Indiana politics. I suppose it was because my mind was fixed on going to the great west . While A member of the legislature I helped elect Benjamin Har rison senator, and through Mr. Harrison, with the help of Colonel Dudley and Sen ator Voorhoes, I induced President Ar thur to appoint mo receiver of publio mon eys at Spokane, Wash. I packed my house hold goods in ono trunk and went out there. For four years I was in that ofTieo, making a good many friends and a mighty little money. Cleveland removed me. i When the territory was about to bccomo a i state, I looked over the field and concluded I I could win the Republican nomination 1 for congress. I did it and was elected the i first representative from that state. I sup- ! pose luok lias bad more to do with my rise than merit. For instance, during there cent long and bitter senatorial struggle in our state I had virtually given up the fight. 1 had a letter of withdrawal written and was about to publish it when some of my friends induced me to hold on a few days longer. Meanwhile another man with drew, and I won. That was luck." WALTER WELLMAN. Horsepower of tlio Bicyclist. A French scientist has recently made some experiments which show the amount of forco developed by some of our bicycle cranks during a lmrd race. American cyclists have maintained for two minutes a speed to continue which re quired the expenditure of energy represent ing two-thirds of ono horsepower. For six seconds they were able to exert the astonishing force of \]4, horsepower. This is equivalent to raising a weight of 188 pounds a yard in ono second. Experi ments are also being made to determine the force exerted by different sports. The results will bo of great use for training and hygienic data. One of the discoveries made during the calculation of the forco exerted by bicy clists is that at high speed the work of a bicyclist in covering a specified distance is as great as that of a man running the same distance. At a moderate speed a run ner undergoes three times the labor of a bicyclist, but the higher the speed the nearer are t bo exert ions equalized.—lndus trial World. llow tlio Tire Starts. It is found that dry charcoal, when tlio heat is removed from it , boing nearly pure carbon, will absorb oxygen from |bo air under favorable conditions so rapidly as to produce active combustion—that is, a glow or flame. Now, the process of the origin of a lire from a steam pipe has been thus explained—viz, the heat from a steam pipe will in course of time char or carbon ize wood in contact with or close to it, and when this charring process extends to any depth in the wood it presents a sur face full of fissures and cracks, thus expos ing a large section to the air, this charring i driving the oxygen out of the charred por i tion and keeping it out while the heat is kept up. Wlion, therefore, the heat is re moved, the charcoal reabsorbs oxygen from Uio air, and if the action is rapid enough \n a dry atmosphere combustion follows. —Now York Sun. The Difference. "Father," asked little Johnny, "is there really any difference between selling liq uor at a drug store and at a saloon?" "A great deal of difference, my son," replied Johnny's father. "A drug store license costs only sl, and a saloon license VI,OOO." —Boston Transcript. Anthracite coal used exclusively, insuring ! cleanliness and comfort. ARRANGEMENT OF PABAKNGEK TRAINS. MAY. 15, 1800. LEAVE FREELAND. 6 05, 8 35, 1t33. 10 41 a m, 1 86, 2 27, 0 40, 4 25, 0 12, 0 58, 8 05, 8 57 p in, for Drifton, Jeddo, Lum ber Yard, Stockton and liazlctoii. ♦lO5, 8 25. 033 a m, 1 35, 3 40, 4 25 p m, for Mauch ('hunk. Allentown, bcthlchcm, Phila., Easton and New York. 0 05, 0 38, 10 41 am, 2 27, 4 25, 058 pm, for Mahanoy City, Shenandoah and Pottsville. 7 20, 0 10. 10 50 a in, 11 54,4 34 pm, (via High land Hraneh) for White Haven, Glen Summit, i Wilkes-Barrc, Pittston and L. and B. Junction. ! SUNDAY TRAINS. 11 40 a m and 3 45 p m for Drifton, Jcddo, Lum- ! ber Yard and Hazieton. 345 i) m for Delano, Mahanoy City, Slienan- ! doah. New York and Philadelphia. ARRIVE AT FREELAND. 7 20, 9 27, 10 56, 11 51 a in, 12 58, 2 13, 4 34, 5 33, I 0 58, 847 pin, from Ha/Jeton, Stockton, Lum- j ber Yard, Jeddo and Drilton. 7 20, 9 27, 1056 a in, 2 13, 4 31, 058 p m. from ( Delano, Mahanoy City aud Shenandoah (via New boston brunch). 12 58, 5 33, 8 47 p m, from Now York, Easton, Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Allentown and Mauch Chunk. 9 27, 10 50 a m, 12 58, 5 33, 6 58, 8 47 p m, from j Easton, Phila., Bethlehem and Mnucn ( hunk. 9 33, 10 41 am, 2 27,0 58 pin 1 rom White Haven, Olen Summit, Wilkes-barre, Pittston and L. an< B. Junction branch). SUNDAY TRAINS. 11 31 a m and 3 31 p m, from Hazieton, Lum ber Yard, Jeddo and Drifton. 11 31 a m from Delano, Hazieton, Philadelphia and Easton. 3 31 p in from Delano and Mahanoy region. For further information inquire of Ticket ■ Ageuts. CIIAS. S. LEE, Gen'l Pass. Agent, Phila., Pa. ItOLLIN 11. WILbUU, Gen. Sunt. East. Div. A. W. NONNEMACHEK, Ass'tG. P. A., | South Bethlehem, Pa. THE DELAWARE, SUSQUEHANNA ANL SCHUYLKILL RAILROAD. Time table In effect January 20, 1895. Trains leave Drifton for Jeddo, Eckley, Ilazle ! Brook, Stockton, beaver Meadow bond, ltoan and Hazieton Junction at 6 00,9 10 a in, 120!), 4 15 p in, daily except Sunday, and 7 03 a m, 2 38 p m, Sunday. Trains leave Drifton for Harwood, Cranberry, Tomhickcn and Dcringer at 900 a in, 12 09 p in, daily except Sunday; and 703 a in, 238 p in, Sunday. Trains leave Drifton for Oneida Junction, liurwood ltoad, Humboldt bond, Oneida and Sheppton at 9 10 a ni, 1209, 4 15 p in, daily except Sunday; and 7 03 a in, 2 38 p m, Sunday. Trains leave Hazieton Junction for Harwood, Cranberry, Tomhickcn and Dcringer at 935 a in, i 58 p in, daily except Sunday; and 8 53 a in, 1 22 p m, Sunday. Trains leave Hazieton Junction for Oneida Junction, Harwood bond, Humboldt boad, Oneida aud Shcppton at 9 47, 9 37 a in, 13 40, 4 49 p in, daily except Sunday; and 7 37 u in, 3 08 p in, Sunday. Trains leave Dcringer for Tomliicken, Cran berry, Harwood, Hazieton Juiu'tioi), ltoan, beaver Meadow ltoad. Stockton, Ilazle brook, Eckley, Jeddo and Drifton at 2 55, 907 p in, i daily except Sunday; and 937 u in, 507 p m, Sunday. Trains leave Sheppton for Oneida, Humboldt lloud, Harwood ltoad, Oneida Junction, Hazie ton Junction aid ltoan at 8 18, 1015 am, 1 15, 5 25 p in, daily except Sunday; and 8 09 a m, 3 44 p in, Sunday. Trains leave Sheppton for beaver Meadow Itoud, Stockton, Ilazle Brook, Eckley, Jeddo and Drifton at 10 15 a in, 5 25 p in, daily, except Sunday; and 8 09 a ni, 3 44 p m, Sunday. Trains leave Hazieton Junction for Beaver Meadow ltoad, Stockton, Ilazle Brook, Eckley, Jeddo aud Drifton at 10 38 a m, 3 29, 5 47, 940 p IU, daily, except Sunday; and 10 08 a in, 5 38 p in, Sunday. All t rains connect at Hazieton Junction with electric curs for Hazieton, Jeanesville, Audcn- I'icd and other points on the Traction Com pany's line. Trains leaving Drifton at 0 10 a m, Hazieton Junction at 937 a in, ami Sheppton at 8 18 a m, connect at Oneida Junction with Lehigh Valley trains east and west. Train leaving Drifton at 0 00 a in makes con nection at Dcringer with I'. It. It. train for W ilkes-barre, Sunbury, banishing ami points west. DANIEL COX 15, Superintendent. EM( Kit A TIC STAT E ( (>N V ENTION. In .1 J accordance with the resolution passed at a meeting of the Democratic executive com mittee on July 2, 1895, I hereby give notice that tin- Democrats of Pennsylvania by their duly chosen representatives will meet in state convention in Willhunsport on Wednesday, September 11. 1895, at 10 o'clock a. in., for the purpose of placing in nomination candidates tor the otliee of state treasurer and judges of the superior court, and for the transaction of such oilier business as may be presented. In accordance with ruleo, section I, unanimously approved by the state eouvention September 19, 189;), representatives shall consist of repre sentative delegates, one for each 1.900 votes east at the last preceding presidential election or lor a fraction of such vote amounting to 500 or more, in the respective representa tive districts, provided that each representa tive district shall have at least one delegate. b. E. Wright, chairman. Matt Savage, secretary. I EHIGII TKACTION COMPANY. J J Freeland branch. First car will leave Freeland for Drifton, Jeddo, Japan, OaHdalc, Hborviile, Ilurleigh, Milnesville. Lsttimer and Hazieton at. 9.12 a. in. After this cars will leave every thirty minutes throughout the day until 11.12 p. in. On Sunday first car will leave at 9.40 a. in., the next car will leave ut 7.35 a. in., and then every thirty minutes until 11.05 p. in. ALEX. SHOLLACK, BOTTLER. Seer, Sorter, Wine, an.d. 3Liica.-u.ors. Cor. Wulnut and Washington streets, Freeland. GEORGE FISHER, dealer In FRESH BEEF, PORK, VEAL, MUTTON, BOLOGNA, SMOKED MEATS, ETC., ETC. Call at No. 9 Walnut streot, Freeland, or wait for the delivery wagons. VERY LOWEST PRICES. Are the only HIGH GRADE and strict ly first class pianos sold dir&ct from the factory to the final buyer. Are the only pianos on which you can save the dealers' profits and enor mous expenses, agents' salaries and music teachers' commissions. Are the only pianos every aeent condemns, for the natural reason that NO AGENTS are em ployed by us. Are the only pianos which are not sold in a single store in the United States, because we closed all our agencies over a year ago, and now sell only to the final buyer, at the .actual cost of production at our Pr,!?i y ; }'i havo 110 sto '-e on Broad street, but the factory ware room is open every day till 0 p. m and Saturday evenings from 7 to 10! Kellmer Piano Co. lllii ===== - ? FACTORY: CHESTNUT STREET, JIETWEEN CHURCH AND LA UREL, UAZLETON. i Grand Opening of Black Dress Goods. | ro-inch French Diagonal Wide Wale, cheap at .$1.50; our . ocr I price £p 1.0 I 50-inch Jaeqard, very stylish; . . I price I.IU ! 50-inch All Worsted Wide Wale ! Serge; we have it in navy and ' black, at .DO ' 45-inch Storm Serge, navy and I black, at . 57 : 45-inch Storm Serge, navy and „ j black, at . 48 ! 15-inch French Novelty, In silk . and wool mixed 1.00 A Full Line of Colors. | We Juivc them in Green and Gold, Brown ! and Gold, Navy ami Gold. | 50-inch All Wool Sticking, usual /-> j price, 70c; our price . t^vDC 50-inch All Wool Sacking, usual + price, 00c; our price. 45C We have a full line of 27-inch All Wool Tricot Cloth, very fine quality, at Blankets. The first ease of our All Wool, ]Tome- Made Blanket* has arrived, and is now open for your inspection. Sizes, 10x4, 11x4, 12x4. Colors, Scarlet, Gray and White. COTTON BLANKETS at 47c, 55c, 80c, $1 and $1.29. Extra good value. PETER DEISROTH, Mansion House Block, 41 W. Broad St., HAZLETON. PHILIP : GERITZ, LEADING Jeweler and Practical Watchmaker In Freeland. Corner Front and Centre Streets. T. CAMPBELL, dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes. Also PURE WINES Lnd LIQUORS FOK FAMILY AND MEDICINAL PURPOSES. Cor. Centre and Main Streets, Freeland. Harness! Harness! Light Carriage Harness, $5.50, $7, $9 and $10.50. Heavy Express Harness, $16.50, sl9, S9O and $22. Heavy Team Harness. double, $25, S2B and S3O. GEO. WISE, Jeddo and Freeland, Pa.