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VOL. XIII. NO 89 GREA T CLEARANCE SALE OOXHSTGr OUST. Two Sample Lots: T.rvf 01 R consists of 500 Men's White and L colored Laundered Shirts; 75c grade and sometimes sold ut $l; clearance sale price, 30c. T.rf O l )7 consists of about, 34 dozen latest LjUl style Ties, including tecks, four ln hands and string ties; sold during the holi days for 35c and 50c; clearance sale price, 18c. Rcfowich'tt Wear Well Clothing and Shoe House Refowlch Building, Froeland. Have You Seen Our Window Display? He and Clew YYYY UNION-MADE. Manufactured by The Clock Tobacco Co., Scranton, l'a. ■\X7"illia,:nn. Scliwartz, Sole Agent for Hazleton and Vicinity. GEO. KROMMES, dealer in GROCERIES and PROVISIONS. Rebate Checks Given for Cash. Birkbock and Walnut Streets. LAUBACH'S VIENNA BAKERY. B. C. LAIfBACH, Prop. Choice Bread of All Kinds, Cakes, and Pas try, Daily. Kauey and Novelty Cakes Baked to Order. ■nnmiTeiniiui supplied to balls, parties or picnics, with all necessary adjuncts, at shortest notice and fairest prices. Delivery and eupply way one to all parte nj town and mrroundinge every day. ~~AMANDUS OSWALD, dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries and Provisions. FRESH ROLL BUTTER AND EGGS. A celebrated brand of XX flour always in stock. Latest Hats and Caps. All kinds of household utensils. A. W Cor. Centre and Front Bta., Freeland. EVERY BUYER OF SHOES is neglecting his duty to his purse if he fails to learn our prices and examine our qualities and styles before investing money in footwear. We Sell Shoes and nothing else. You can buy to better advantage here than in stores where shoes are carried as a side-line, and if you give us the op portunity we will prove to you that this is true. STAR SHOE STORE. Corner Centre and Hugh MdllOy, Prop. Walnut Streets. FATAL END TO ' LONG ILLNESS John Leisenring, of Upper Lehigh, Is Dead. Former Congressman Suc i 1 cumbed to Disease in a Philadelphia Hospital Late Saturday Night. Former Congressman John Leisen ring, of Upper Lehigh, died lo the University hospital, Philadelphia, late Saturday night. Death wan due to a complication of heart and kidney . troubles. Mr. Leisenring had been in poor health for almost a year, and was ar ranging for a trip to the South for a rest when, in December last, cardiac pain - appeared, and he was removed from , Upper Lehigh to tho hospital. Ho had steadily Improved and the talk of the Southern trip had been renewed when the relapse occurred. Mrs. Leisenring and Dr. Evans were with blin when he died. John Leisenring was born June 13, 1853, In Ashton, now Lansford, Carbon county, Pa. He received a good educa tion In the schools In Bethlehem, Pa.,- and Merchantvillc and Princeton, N. J. He then devoted himself to his profes sion, that of a mining engineer, and be came an extensive coal operator. His father was the owner of soi • valuable coal lands at Upper Lehigh and its immediate vicinity, and in time he became very wealthy. His son, John- Inherited the father's business traits. After he left college he became associat ed with his father and elder brother, Edward, in mining. The firm was very successful. Ha was an earnest Republican, and iu 1894 he consented to becomo a candi date for congress from the Twelfth dis trict. Ho was elected to the Fifty fourth congress, receiving 18,114 votes to 12,644 for VV. H. Hines, his Demo cratic competitor. Ho was appointed a member of the house committee on railways and canals, and mines and mining, when, by roasoa of his technical and practical knowledge of the subjects embraced, be was able to render excellent service. After serving his term he refused despite urgent solicitations to accept a renominatlon. and retired to private life March 4, 1897. Although this one term in congress comprised all his public life, he continued to take an active Intorest in political alTairs in the state, and In Luzerne county. Mr. Leisenring made his residence at Upper Lehigh. At the time of his death ho was president of the Upper Lehigh Coal Company and a director of the Moosic Mountain, Mt. Jessup, Silver Brook and Midvalley companies. He had heavy holdings in the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company and In a gold mine and cattle ranch In Montana. He was also a director of several hanks. His wealth is estimated at over 81,000,- 000. Mr. Leisenring was married In 1885 to Miss Mary Simpson, of Mauch Chunk, who survives him. He leaves no chil dren. Tho funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the residence of his sister, Mrs. J. S. VVentz, Mauch Chunk. Murder Mystery Unsolved. The police have made a little progress in their effort to solve tho mystory of tho death on Thursday of Anthony Lin dacher, who was found lying in his kitchen at YVilkesbarre with wounds on his head. Tho belief that it is mur i der Is strengthened by the result of the post-mortem examination, which shows that the wounds on ihe head formed blood clots on the brain, and that they could hardly have been caused by a fall. What little evidence there is comes from the neighbors, Mrs. William Smith, who lives on one side of the Lindacher house, and Mrs. James Covert, who lives on the other. Each saw strange men wandering about the house late on Wed nesday night. Morgan Has Options. Saturday's Philadelphia Times has the | following to say on coal matters in this section: "It is evident that the Morgan syndi cate has succeeded in centralizing the coal agoncies and their sole concern is to gain tho individual coal operations. The leading operations now bid for are tho Cross Creek or Coxe estate properties, Drifton; the G. B. Marklo & Co. collier ies, at Highland and Jeddo; the Upper I Lehigh Coal Company, at Upper Lehigh; , I Eckley, Gowen Totuhickoo aud Stockton ' FREELAND, PA., MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 1901. collieries, and tho collieries of Calvin Pardee & Co., at Ilazleton. "These are all in the Lehigh section, I and are coal operations of the first order. They are largely under the control of 1 tho Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, with tho exception of the Coxe estate operations. "The Morgan syndicate has, It Is stated, options upon all these properties and will shortly announce tho terms." James Gillespie Dead. James Gillespie, Sr., of South Wash- L ngton street, died at 1.30 o'clock this ( afternoon. The deceased had been se riously ill for some weeks past. For a number of years be was employed as . section foreman on the Lehigh Valley , Railroad, and was one of t*ho respected j residents of this region. Mr. Gillespie is survived by his wife , and six sons and one daughter, as fol lows: James J., Allentown; Larry, . New York city; Francis, William, John . and Charles, Freeland, and Miss Mary . J., Freeland. Mr. Gillespie was aged , 53 years. , The funeral will take place on I Thursday morning, leaving tho resld , ence at I) o'clock. A requiem mas will , be celebrated at St. Ann's church and P the Interment will be made at St. Ano'B , cemetery. Death of Mrs. Tully. Mrs. Patrick Tully died on Saturday . morning at her home In Coxe addition. She was aged about 60 years. Death was due to pneumonia, which followed a severe attack of grip. Mrs. Tully was a resident of Sandy valley for many year®, but for the past three years re sided In town. She is survived by five t sons, Henry, James, William and John, ( of Freeland, and Patrick, of Sandy valley. The funeral will take place tomorrow at 9 o'clock. A requiem mass will be read at St. Ann's church, after which the interment will follow In St. Ann's cemetery. Leg Taken Off. In Sandy Run mines on Saturday afternoon Benjamin Duffy, a well known young man of that town, was the victim of a serious accident. A car became derailed, and while engaged in replac ing it on the track a jolt from the locie threw the preceding one off tho road and it toppled over on Duffy, crushing one of his limbs so badly that It was amputated that evening at the Miner*' hospital. Mr. Duffy's condition this morning was very good, considering his Injuries, and he Is In no danger. Report Not True. The report that has boen In circula tion for a few days to the effect that Thomas Welsh, a son of James Welsh, of tho Third ward, died In the Philip pines, is not true. A soldier of that name died a few weeks ago, but he was a member of Company H, Seventeenth Infantry, and lived at one time In Car bon county. Welsh, of town, Is in Com pany H, Nineteenth Infantry, and in a recent letter to his parents tells them that he expects to be home about August, when his term of enlistment expires. Cecilian Literary Society. The Cecilian Literary Society connect ed with St. Ann's school elected the fol lowing officers on Friday: President—Frank Gillespie. Vice president—Bernard Gallagher. Editor—Cormac Kennedy. Organists—James Brogan and Daniel Swoouey. Secretary—Annie McGlll. Corresponding secretaries—Alphonsus Gallagher, Rose Gillespie and Nellie Qulun. Treasurer—Dominic Dever. Lattimer Tied Up. Tho Lattimer mines of Pardee & Co. are tied up, all the employes going on strike this morning. The refusal of the firm to reinstate two discharged men brought on tho trouble. Uarwood collieries, operated also by Pardee & Co., are working today, but a sympathetic strike Is likely to ha de clared there tonight. Railroaders Meet. A meeting of the D. S. Sc S. Railroad men was held yesterday afternoon at Woodslde school house. The failure of the company to grant the increasn in wages, as promised, was discussed and a committee was appointed to again wait upon the officials. Literary Association. The High School Literary Association has elected the following officers: President—Leo McDonald. Librarian—Miss Mattie Lindsay. Secretary—Mis9 Mamie Hayes. Treasurer—Miss Katie O'Donnell. ' Fine confectionery at Keiper's. POLITICAL. The Republican ticket In the Second ward was named on Saturday evening, as follows: Councilman—A. Rudewlck, Harry Relfsnyder. School directors—James Crawford, D. P. Shelhamer. Assessor—W. G. Taney. Judge of election—George Nagle. Inspector of election—Joseph Sensen bach. The failure to renominate Coun cilman Daniel Kline and School Direct- j ors Krommes and VV. D. Kline was quite a surprise to the friends of these gen tlemen. The legality of the caucus Is question ed and tho ticket may be declared irreg ular. Following Is the Democratic ticket In the Sixth ward: Councllmen —William Gallagher, Ed ward Doggett. School director—Dominic Kelly. Assessor —Robert Mulraney, Sr. Judge of election—Condy Furey. Inspector of election—Frank McKin ley. Foster Republicans and Democrats held their delegate elections on Satur day. The convention of the former party will be held this evening at Wood side and the Democrats will convene at the same place tomorrow evening. The Republican and Democratic poor district conventions are being held today at Weatherly. Director Samuel Gang wer will bo renominated by the Republi cans. II is opponent will be Henry Habel, of Weatherly, or Squire McHugh, of Heaver Meadow. The Republican caucus called for Saturday evening in the First ward was not held. A number of voters were present, but upon the suggestion of several party leaders the caucus was postponed. ROUND THE REGION. The jury in the case of Robert W. Taylor, the Mahanoy City druggist, who was charged with attempting to murder his wife by placing poison in her drink ing water, brought in a verdict of guilty. Taylor's counsel tiled reasons for a new trial. Taylor will shortly be tried for the murder of Elsie Myers, aged 14 years, his step-daughter, who drank the pois oned water and died. A magazine belonging to a coal com pany exploded four years ago during a storm, having boen struck by lightning. The concussion threw Mrs. Tuckashln9- ky, of Wilkesbarre, intp her cellar, and since then she has boen subject to fits. She sued for 510,000. Judge Ferris took the case away from the jury and grant ed a nonsuit. Two Pitt9ton boys, aged 13 years, were playing with a revolver, when it went off. Thomas Flynn received the charge in his eye, and his sight may be destroyed. Quality and not quantity makes De- Witt's Little Early Risers such valuable Ifttle liver pills. Grover's City drug store. At a meeting of the Wilkesbarre Cen tral Labor Union, with sixty-three unioift represented, it was decided to extend financial aid to the 600 girl strikers at the silk mills in that city. Michael Snyder was shot and mortally wounded by his younger brother, Albert, at Mahanoy City. They had quarreled and Michael is said to have brandished a knife vory threateningly, when Albert drew a revolver and fired three shots, two of which took effect, one in Michael's arm, and tho second in his head. When threatened by pneumonia or any other lung trouble, prompt relief is necessary, as it is dangerous to delay. We would suggest that One Minute Cough Cure be taken as soon as indica tions of having taken cold are noticed. It cures quickly and its early uso prevents consumption. Grover's City Drug store. Charges and counter-charges of bri bery have been made in Plttston coun cils. Several members are accused of taking monoy to aid the passage of an electric light ordinance, and tho mayor and city clerk are also charged with being implicated in the bribes. After an idloness of four days the Cranberry colliery of A. Pardee & Co., where the men struck for semi-monthly pay, resumed operations today, the firm conceding thedomand. Alex Michalosky, while preparing a blast in Hazle mines, dropped a 9park in a keg of powder. Tho explosion which followed injured him 90 severely that he died on Saturday. New County Plans. Plans for the creation of a new county In this section are nearly completed. The bill to be presented in the legisla lature is ready and will be given In charge of Representative Haworth. Very little opposition is anticipated. I LOCAL NOTES WRITTEN UP Short Items of Interest to All Readers. Happenings of the Past Two Days in and Around Freeland Recorded With out Waste of Words. The remains of John O'DonneJl, of Mahanoy City, whose death was report ed in Friday's Issue, arrived here at 12.14 p. in. today. The deceased was a step-brother of Mrs. John Hrennan, of Washington street, and was a former resident of Drifton. The funeral was met at the station by a number of rela tives and friends, who accompanied the remains to St. Arm's cemetery. A ten-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Davis, of East Foster, died yes terday and will be buried tomorrow at White Haven. Tobacco of all kinds at Keiper's. Mrs. J. W. Miller, of Birkbeck street, is attending the funeral of her aunt at Mountain Grove today. Mrs. Jerry McCarthy is dangerously ill and poor hopes of her recovery are entertained. Gentlemen, for hats and caps go to A. Oswald. He has a nice variety. A special meeting of tho borough council i 9 called for this evening. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Smith, of Drums, spent yesterday as the guests of their daughter, Mrs. S. S. Hess. The two rockers which were chanced off by the local lodge of Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen won by Miss Katie Gaughan, of Ilazleton, and Post master B. F. Davis, of town. Such little pills as DoWitt's Little Early Risors are vory easily taken, .and they are wonderfully effective in cleansing the liver and bowels. Grover's City druer store. Among the properties which were to be sold at sheriff sale on Saturday was that of Mary and Rudolph Ludwig, of Freeland, but a stay of execution was secured and the property will not be •old for the present. Mike Barka and Miss Eva Sebastian, of Drifton, were married on Saturday by Rev. Martyak, at the Greek Catholic church. Tho merited reputation for curing piles, sores and skin diseases acquired by DeWitt's Witch Ilazel Salve, has led to tho making of worthless counterfeits. Be suro to get only DeWitt's Salvo. Gro ver's City drug store. Guy Sensanbach, of town, who is serving in Company C, Second United States infantry, is In the regimental hospital at Columbus, Ohio, suffering from pneumonia. The coal region had a taste of zero weather on Friday, Saturday and Sun day. A foature of the cold snap was a five-minute cyclonic snow-storm which struck town Saturday morning. Dark ness prevailed, wind blew a gale and the timid people were greatly alarmed. The most soothing, healing and anti septic application ever devised is De- Witt's Witch nazle Salve. It relieves at once and cures piles, sores, eczema and skin diseases. Beware of imita tions. Grover's City Drug store. Andrew Vlngo, of Hazle Brook, was taken to the Miners' hospital on Satur day. While running away from a blast in the mines he collided with a car and broke hi 9 collar bone. Mrs. John Miller, of Eckley, was operated upen on Saturday by ilazleton physicians for the removal of a foreign object from her stomach. The opera tion Is said to have been successful. This season there is a largo death rate among children from croup and lung troubles. Prompt action will save the little ones from those terrible diseases. We know of nothing so certain to give instant relief as One Minute Cough Cure. It can also bo relied upon in grippe and all throat and lung troubles of adults Pleasant to take. Grover's City drug storo. Hugh McNulty, aged 17 years, was in jured in No. 2 mine, Highland, on Satur day by an empty truck passing over his foot. He was brought to his home on South Centre street. The friends of Edward Doggett, whose eye was Injured in No. 5 mine, Jeddo, last Monday, regret to learn that the physicians at Will's Eye hospital deemed it necessary to remove the injured mem ber. Pepsin preparations often fail to re lieve Indigestion because they can di gest only albuminous foods. There is one preparation that digests all classes of food, and that Is Kodol Dyspepsia Cure. It cures the worst cases of In digestion and gives Instant relief, for it j digests what you eat. Grover's City 1 drug store. TRI-WEEKLY, A-l-ways 3STev7- and "CTp-tc-HDate Come In and See Them. Phila. One-Price Clothing House. S. BENIE, PROP. Birkbeck Brick, Freeland, Pa. ORION STROH, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW and NOTARY PUBLIC. Office: Rooms 1 and 2, liirklicck Brick, Freeland JOHN M. CARE, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. All legal business promptly attended. Postoffico Building, ... Freeland. MCLAUGHLIN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Legal Biarinees of Any Deacription. Brennan's Building, So. Centre St. Freeland. R. J. O'DONNELL, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Campbell Building, ... Freeland. White Haven Office, Kane Building, Opposite ' ostoffice; Tuesdays, Thursdays. Saturdays. JOHN J. McBREARTY, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Legal Business of every description, Firo Insurance, and Conveyancing given prompt attention. McMeuamin Building,South Centre Street. J~JR. N. MALEY, DENTIST. OVER BIRK BECK'S STORE, Second Floor. Birkbeck Brick. jyjRS. 8. E. HAYES, FIRE INSURANCE AGENT. Washington Street. None but reliable companies represented. Also agent Tor the celebrated high-grade I lanoß of Huzclton Bros., New York city. TJR. S. S HESS, DENTIST. 37 South Centre Stroet. Sooond Floor Front. - Rcfowioh Building. 'JpUOS. A. BUCKLEY, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. All bueinena given prompt attention. Tribune Building, - - Main Street Geo. H. Hartman, Meats and Green Truck. Fresh Lard a Specialty. Centre Btreot, near Contrail Hotel. T. CAMPBELL" dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes. Also PURE WINES I LIQUORS FOR FAMILY AND MEDICINAL PURPOSES. Centre and Main streets. Freeland. P. F. McNULTY, FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND EMBALMED. Embalming of female corpses performed exclusively by Mrs. P. F. MuNulty. PREPARED TO ATTEND CALLS DAY OR NIC LIT. South Centre street, Freeland. CURB"Y" 3 S Groceries, Provisions, Green Truck, Dry Goods and Notions are among the finest sold in Freeland. Send a sam ple order and try them. E. J. Curry, South Centre Street.