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VOL. XIII. NO. 123. Mother Hopkins' Famous Double Knee and Seat Knee Pants Are for sale at Refowicli'sWearWel Clothing and Shoe House. REFOWICH BUILDING. FREELAND. Spring Line of Douglas Shoes on Sale. 1 (DO,® I Hi ||| jf Watches from $1 to S4O I BUTTERWICKS $ Cor. Front and Centre Streets. Sheet Miisie at Cut-Kate Prices.^ AIvIANDUS 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. Af. W. Cor Centre and Front fit*., Freeland T. CAMPBELL, doaler In Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes. Also PURE WINES |i LIQUORS FOR FAMILY AMD MEDICINAL PURPOSES. Centre and Main atreeta. Freeland CURRY'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 If you want the best, you must wear the Gold Seal Gum Boot. Sold for $3.50 a nair at the siaro-fci store. u .|„„ n„„ Corner Centre and Hugh Malloy, Prop. Walnut fllroets. STEARNS ON THE STAND Drifton Company's Presi dent Gives Testimony. Industrial Commission at Washington Learns Some thing From the Head of Coxe Bros. & Co. Irving A. Stearns, president of Coxe Bros. & Co., of Drifton, occupied the at tention of the Industrial Cnnmission at its afternoon session in Washington yes terday. This company is engaged in mining and shipping anthracite coal, and also owns and controls tho Dela ware, Susquehanna and Schuylkill Rail road. Mr. Stearns said that his company had a trackage contract with the Lehigh Valley Railroad and supplies its own trains, crews, etc. He had understood that recently the railroad companies had agreed to Increase the percentage of the tidewater price of coal to Indepen dent operators from 60 per cent to 05 per cent. These contracts were to be in perpetuity and wen! made to prevent competition, the cutting of prices, etc. He said that his company ships an nually about three and a half per cent of the anthracite coal mined, amounting last year to 1,580,880 tons, and that his instructions had been to mine all the coal for which there is demand. If the output of any large company should bo materally increased, he said, the entire trade would bo demoralized. The railroad companies generally (ix t he price of anthracite, Mr. Stearns said. He expressed the opinion that tins pres ent price of hard coal is as high as the trade will permit and that any material advance would cause an increase of com petition. He did not believe there was any dis crimination against independent opera tors and he did not believe there was reason to hope for the opening of new anthracite fields. There had been efforts in recent years to construct independent roads to tide water, but the coal properties back of them had been bought up by the "com munity of interest" and tho new roads therefore had not been built. He expressed tho opinion that these transfers in the future would render rates more stable. Mr. Stearns said that his company employs 3,500 men, representing twenty nationalities, about three-quarters being foreigners. Some of them engaged in tho strike of last fall, but only went out under extreme intimidation to avoid loss of life. Tho average net earnings of the miners in tho mines of the company, Mr. Stearns put at $43 60 net per month for tho best mouths. One Wife Not Enough. From Yesterday's Plain Speaker. John Dresh. of Nureuiburg, is in seri ous trouble today in consequence of charges of perjury and bigamy preferred by his wife, who recently had him sent to jail at Sunbury on charges of deser sion and non-support. Mrs. Dresh, who comes from Freeland, lives at Shamokin at present. Some startling developments are looked for. Dresh was arrested several months ago on the charges of desertion and non support and the evidence being conclu sive was sent to jail upon failure to promise to provide for his better half. Today he was brought from jail to Shenandoah to answer the charges of Dyspepsia Cure Digests what you eat. It.artificially digests the food and aids Nature in strengthening and recon structing the exhausted digestive or guns. It isthe latestdiscovereddigest uut and tonic. No other preparation can approach It in efficiency. It in stantly relievesand permanently cures Byspepsia, Indigestion, Heartburn, Flatulence, Sour Stomach, Nausea, Sick Headache, Gastralgia,Cramps and al 1 other results of imperfect digestion. Price 50c. and sl. Larue size contains 2H times small size. Book all atiout dyspepsia mailed free Prepared by E. C. DeWITT 6CO. Cb'caso. Graver's Oity Drug Store. MISCELLANEOUS ADVERTISEMENTS. I AO It SA LE.—£(soo for fly ..-room dwelling and jo fc . 50x1.0 foot, on North litrkh.ok street. $1.(51)0 lor the John Du&heck property, 50x150 feet, on North \N iighinpton street. $1,500 for the Charles Shiffer property, 70x150 feet, on West Walnut street. For particulars apply to C. O. Stroll. SALE CHEAP.—Throe fresh cows; can 1 1 V.. bo . 80 7 n °. n funn ln K " st Foster. Apply to Charles Dugheok, on farm or at Freeland. FREELAND, PA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 1901. bigamy and perjury, also preferred by his wife. The latter alleges that Dresh went before Justice McCormick, at Nurem burg, some time ago and applied for a license to marry Miss Ilattie Houser. In doing so, she says, he swore hit first wife—Mrs. Dresh, who is now prosecut ing him—was dead, whereas he know aim was very much alive. The com print also sets forth that Dresh married Miss Houser on June 10 last and that they lived together until he was sent to jail. Justice Shoemaker, before whom the case was heard, placed Dresh under SSOO bail, in default of which ho was remanded to jail to await trial. Mrs. Dresh says she was married to the accused man at FreHand, on August 10, 1895, by Rev. Samuel Cooper. They lived together eighteen months. Mrs. Dresh, at the time of that marriage, was the widow of Francis P. Martin, of Froeland. The Assessment Question. Monday having been appointed bv the county commissioners as appeal day for property owners of Freeiand who were not satisfied with the assessment as re cently made, several people of town were at Wilkosbarre on that day to pre sent their objections. The assessment was thoroughly gone over by both parties and large decreases In the valua tion were found In the Second and Third wards, while the First, Fourth and former South wards showed In creases. Much discrimination in prop erty valuations were found to exist in various parts of town. The commis sioners' assessment of lots on many of the side and rear streets were found to bo greater than the actual value, and lots side by side and on opposite sides of the same street, were found to vary in their assessed value. The commissioners took the matter under further consideration, and it is likely that revised transcripts will be issued for Freeiand and another date set for appeals. Early Closing. The Clerks' Union, at last evening's meeting, made preparations to carry out the plans of the early closing movement, as given in the Tribune a few weeks ago. The clerks demand Sunday clos ing of all business and the closing of stores at 7 p. m., except on two evenings each week. The assistance of United Mine Workers and other labor organiza tions will bo asked to make tho move ment a success. An effort is being made today by several of tho merchants to arrange for the holding of a meeting of tho business people of town some evening this week. Exceptions are taken to some of the demands of the Clerks' Union, and to ascertain the views and feeling of the merchants the proposed mooting will bo held. Removal of Pastor. Rev. W. W. Hartman and family have removed to St. Mary's, Elk county, where tho former will assume his duties as pastor of tho Methodist Episcopal church. During his residence in town Rev. Hartman made many friends, and his onergotic work as pastor of the I'ark church contributed largely to the success which its congregation attained during his service as Its guide and director. Rev. Ilartman's strict atten tion to the business of his vocation won him the friendship of all poople with whom ho came in contact. Verdict of Manslaughter. The grand jury's return of an Indict ment for manslaughter in tho case of Nicholas Capece, accused of tho murder of Rudolph De.tnerlo, is causing consider able discussion in town. It was general ly understood last week that a first degree indictment had been agroed upon, but tills was an error, according to the grand jury's return. Friends of Capece are now satisfied that the case against him will fail and that a prompt acquittal of the charge will follow Ills trial. Granted a Pension. Christian Koster, of Drifton, a veteran of the rebellion, has been granted by the government a pension of 812 a month, dating from June 5, 1900, on account of inability to earn a living by manual labor. About a year ago Mr. Koster lost a log by an accident at Drifton station, caused by a runaway team of mules. "I had piles so bad I cpuld get no rest nor find a euro until 1 tried L)o- NVitt's Witch Hazel Salve. After using it once, I forgot I ever had anything like piles."—E. C. Boice, Homers Point, N. Y. Look out for imitations. Bo sure you ask for DeWitt's. G rovers City drug store. PLEASURE. April 20.—Hop of Good Wills Athletic Association at Yannos' opera house. Admission, 25 cents. ROUND THE REGION. A suit for damages has been entered against the Lehigh Valley Company by Mrs. Kate L. Marsh, whoso husband was employed as a fireman and on March 13, 1901, was killed by the ex plosion of the boiler near White Haven. Damages are claimed on the ground that the boiler was defective and that tho company was negligent in not keep ing it in proper repair. A similar suit has been entered against the same company by Kate N. Albert, widow of Wilson T. Albert, who was the engineer and was killed In tho same accident. The Spring Brook Water Company, which practically controls the water system in the Wyoming and Lackawanna valleys, has purchased the water plant at Pittston, including that of tho Pennsylvania Coal Company. The new reservoir just completed by the Spring Brook Company has a capacity of two billion gallons, and will supply the in habitants between Scranton and Wilkes barre, as woll as all collieries and manu facturies. -4 I have been troubled with indiges tion for ten years, have tried many things and spent much money to no pur pose until I tried Kodol Dyspepsia Cure. I have taken two bottles and gotten more relief from them than all other medicines taken. I feel more like a boy than I have felt in twenty years."— Anderson Riggs, of Sunny Lane, Texas. Thousands have testified as did Mr. Riggs. Grover's City drug store. At last night's production of the "Two Merry Tramps" in the Grand, some one in the gallery threw a piece of apple at one of the actors, but fortunately it did not strike him. Such actions as this are to be deplored and a repetition will not be tolerated by the management.— Hazleton Plain Speaker. Adam Rboades was struck down and mysteriously murdered close to his home in Parsons at 1 o'clock yesterday morn ing, and tho only clew of any kind the police have is the statement of his friond, Matthew Cooper, who says a man came out of the darkness and stabbed Rboades. You will waste time if you try to cure indigestion or dyspepsia by starving yourself. That only makes it worse when you do eat heartily. You always need plenty of good food propeyly digested. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure is the result of years of scientific research for something that would digest not only some elements of food but every kind. And it is the one* remedy that will do it. Grover's City drug store. Alderman W. S. Millar, of Scranton, has announced his determination to put a stop to tho practice of spitting in street cars and on sidewalks. Yester day he fined James Scott $3 for expec torating on the sidewalk. While a traveling salesman was con suming an oyster stew in the store of W. 11. Leisenring, of Nanticoke, bo found a sparkling object which proved to be a fine pearl. The gem is worth $25. Barns near Shickshinny owned by Kester StaulTer, I). F. Ilollepetor and M. 11. Daley were destroyed by fire yes terday, two horses perishing in tho flames. The loss is about $3,000. You cannot enjoy porfect health, rosy cheeks and sparkling eyes if your liver Is sluggish and your bowels clogged. DeWitt's Little Early Risers cleanse the whole system. They never gripe. Grover's City drug store. The Anthracite Brewers' Association has been organized in Schuylkill county, after a year's effort by Charles J. An drews, of Pittsburg, who lias been made secretary. The price of hour has been advanced from $5 to $6.50 a barrel. A foreigner whose name cannot be pronounced tried to kill himself by standing on the Lehigh Valley Railroad track at Edwardsville. The engineer was forced to stop a fast mall train. When taken from in front of the engine the man exclaimed that he wished to die because he had lost a $2 bill. He was arrested. Samuel Salsburg, who shot and severe ly wounded Dr. Harry L. Falk at Wilkosbarre last week, lias commenced proceedings for a divorce from his wife. Dr. Faik is still confined to his room, and all danger from tho wound is not yet passed. Ice cold soda at Helper's. Wilkesbarre's city solicitor, Charles F. McLlugh, was re-elected to that position on Monday night. The late Kate S. Pardee, of Hazleton, whoso will was probated yesterday, leaves all her estate to her husband, Frank Pardee, and names him as ex ecutor. A deal was made at Ashland this week by which the Schuylkill Tele phono Company Is absorbed by tho United Telegraph and Telephone Com pany. The price paid for the Schuyl kill property was $218,750. Sjjrliiu coughs are specially danger ous and unless cured at once, serious results often follow. One Minute Cough Cure acts like magic. It Is not a com mon mixture but Is a high grade remedy. Grover's City drug store. LOCAL NOTES WRITTEN UP Short Items of Interest to All Readers. Happenings of the Past Two Days in and Around Freeiand Recorded With out Waste of Words. The tension between the Central Rail road of New Jersey and Its employes is greater today than at any time since the present difficulties began. Tho men are balloting for and against a strike. Judging from all indications, the officers of the road are under the impression that the vote will favor a strike, and are fortifying themselvos against such a contingency. Squire Shovlin this afternoon gave judgment for 8100 and costs against Camp 147, P. O. S. of A., in the snit instituted by Joseph Birkbeck for death benefits duo him on account of the death of his wife. The musicians of the region have formed an organization known as Mu sicians Union, No. 139, of Hazleton. The membership includes all the leading men of the profession hereabouts. Prof. S. DoPierro, leader of DePiorro's or chestra, has been elected president. There are no now developments in the case of John Beros, whose death, It is rumored, was duo to injuries not re ceived accidentally. Arrests of suspect ed parties are spoken of, but none have yet been made. Solomon Bittner, of Jeddo, returrfbd home yesterday from a three months' visit to his former home In Franklin county, which ho had notsoen in twenty years. Gentlemen, for hats and caps go to A. Oswald. He has a nice variety. Alex. B. Coxe, Eckley B. Coxe, Jr., George Davis, Robert Baskin, George Cutler, W. B. Fry and Henry Wyatt have been elected as vestrymen of St. James' Episcopal church at Drifton. Daniel Gill is spending a week at Atlantic City, where lie expects to im prove his health, which was weakened 'by his recent illness. Frank Ilontz is making preparations to erect a residence at tho corner of Birkbeck and Johnson streets. The borough auditors, ex-Secretaries Davis and McClellan and the council will meet this evening at the Municipal building. Those famous little pills, DeWitfc's Little Early Risers, will remove all im purities from your system, cleanse your bowels, make them regular. Grover's City drug store. The ball conducted on Monday even ing at Yannes' opera house by the St. Patrick's cornet band was well attended. W. B. Fry, of Drifton, and George Cutler, of Freeiand, have been elected to represent St. Jauios' P. E. church in the diocesan convention at Pottsvilie next month. N. J. Owens, proprietor of the Free land Lumber Company, has disposed of his lumber yard on Adam 9 street to James E. Griffith, of North Centre street. John Meehan has sold his vacant lot on tho corner of Carbon and Adams streets to John Bereznak. Try Helper's 5-cent cigar—best made. John Cunnius, of Brooklyn, inteuds to erect a double dwelling near his present proporty on Birkbeck street. Miss Emma Chubb, of Huntington township, i 9 visiting her sister, Mrs. J. D. Alexander. Miss Mary McNeils returnod to Phila delphia this morning after a lengthy visit to Freeiand relatives. MissCassie Boyle, of Philadelphia, is visiting her mother on South Centre street. Patrick Shovlin, of Brooklyn, N. Y., is in town for a few days. Mrs. Robert Boyle, of Walnut street, has returned from the Philadelphia hospital. Mrs. Robert Mellon returned yester day to Elizabeth, N. J., after an extend ed sojourn with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Quigley. CASTOR IA For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought Signature of Old newspapers for sale. TRI-WEEKLY School Children Attention! Can You Write an Essay on a Boy's Suit of Clothes? We will pay $2.50 for the Best Essay; Si. 50 for the Second Best, and $1 for the Third Best. CONDITIONS: A figure dressed with a boy's suit is on ex hibition in one of our show windows, f'oino and see it and write au essay <.n the same. When finished place it in mi envelope ami bring it to our store. Three competent judges will I>e selected to choose the prize winners. The contest closes on April 10. All school children in Freelund and vicinity aiv invited to compete. Phila, One-Price Clothing House. S. BENIE, PHOI'. Birkbeck Brick, Freeland, Pa. OHAS. ORION STROH, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW und NOTARY PUBLIC. Office: Rooms 1 and 3, Birkbeck Brick, Freelnnd JOIIN M. CAKR, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. All legal business promptly attended. Postofflce Building, - Freeland. MCLAUGHLIN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Legal Business of Any Description. Brennan's Building. So. Centre St. Freeland. R. J. O'DONNELL, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Campbell Building, - Freeland. .. w , lli i!-' Hayeu pffleo, Kane Building. Opposite I ostofflcej Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays. JOHN J. McIIREARTY, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Legal Business of every description. Fire attention 6 ' and Conve s' uuel "g given prompt MeMenamin Building, South Centre Street. J~JR. N. MALEY, DENTIST. OVER BIRKBECK'S STORE, Bccond Floor, ■ ■ Birkbeck Brick S. E. HAYES, FIRE INSURANCE AGENT. Washington Street. None but reliuble companies represented. Also agent for the celebrate.i high-grado Pianos of Hazelton Bros., New York city. S. S. HESS, DENTIST. 37 South Centre Street. Second Floor Front. - Rcl'owich Building. A. BUCKLEY, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. All business given prompt attention. Tribune Building, . . Main Stroet THIS SUN METAL FINISHED FOUNTAIN PEN LAIE FOR ONE HOUR'S WORK. ~ i " ONE THIRD ACTUAI SIZF: Boy* and Girls, wc will Trust ton. No Monet in rtdvanrr. SpcoUl offer to Introduce tlilß iifW Kitiiiiinlii I', ii > ,us 7°" '11: /'"• 'leWT'll'il l op yon the roniilam I'M, | I ■ | . MIGRII SI'PPIY C 0... 179 Broadway, New York. Wm. Wehrman, "W atclimaker. On and after April 1 Next to Neußurger's Store. Geo. H. Hartman, Meats and Green Track. Fresh Lard a Specialty. Centre Btrect, near Central Hotel. DePIERRO - BROS CALFE. Corner of Centre and Front Street*. Gibson, Dougherty, Knuter Club, Rosenbluth'g Velvet, of which we h ve EXCLUSIVE SALE !N TOWN. Mumm's Extra Dry Champagne, Hennesey itramly, Blackberry, Gins, Wines, Clarets, Cordials, Eto. Ham and Schweitzer Cheese Sandwiches, Sardines, Etc. MEALS AT - ALL - HOURS. LAUBACH'S VIENNA BAKERL B. C. LAll BACH, Prop. Choiee Dread of All Kinds, Cakes, and l\>s toy6rder7' FaUCy aild Novelt >' Cukes Daked ■nnmnroiauui supplied to balls, parties or picnics, with all necessary adjuncts, at shortest notice and fairest prices. Delivery and. supply wagons to all parts of town and surroundings every day. James J. Sweeney, of Scranton, last evening joined his wife, who is visiting frauds iu town.