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VOL XIV. NO. 20. Shoe Bargains Bargains arc offered on our entire stock of Sum mer Shoes. .Prices- have been mark ed down on all Summer Footwear and early pur chases mean a substantial saving while they last. Clothing and Shoe House. REFOWICH BUILDING. FREELAND. Bar#uliis In Summer Clothing. 1 WEDDING SILYER <i No more appropriate gift for a <ji wedding than silver. A variety ) of handsome pieces specially J selected for the purpose is now J on exhibition at our store. <• Rogers & Bros' ) Knives, forks table and tea <? spoons and fancy pieces all latest patterns. BUTTERWICK'S J Cor. Front and Centre Streets. Sheet Muwic ut Cut-ttutc Prices. L- - ' ' * OSWALD, doa'ot- In Dry Goods, Notions, Groceries and Provisions. FRESH ROLL AND Creamery Butter Always in Stock. Minnesota's Best Patent Flour A Specialty. EVERY ARTICLE GUARANTEED. A. W. Cor. Centre and Front Nts., Freeland. T CAMPBELL, dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes. Alao PURE WINES i LIQUORS FOll FAMILY AND MEDICINAL rUKPOSKH. Centre and Main streets, Freeland. OLnEUEU^S Groceries, Provisions, Green T ruck, Dry Goods and Notions are among the finest sold in Freeland. Send a sam ple order and try them. Fi. J. Curry, South Centre Street. Right TO THE Point We always go straight to the point; no false modesty about Us. We have the finest stock of Shoes in the town—we know it, and we want you to know it. We have bought them especially for you. We have every style in the market, and warrant all our goods. We have just the goods for sum mer wear—Underpriccd for the sake of introduction. STAR SHOE STORE, HUGH IWALLOY, FKOl*., Centre and Walnut Streets. FREELAND, PA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1901. SHOT HIS WIFE, THEN HIMSELF Contractor Commits Murder and Tries Suicide. Jacob Gerhardt, a Shaniokin Builder Who Is Known in Freeland, Is Charged With Murder. Jacob Gerhardt, a Shamokin builder and contractor who is known to uianv Free!and people, shot and instantly killed his wife yesterday and then sent a bullet into his own head, indicting a flesh wound. Gerhardt was accused of inufdor by the coroner and afterward committed to jail. The murder is alleged to be the result ] of a family quarrel about money mat- i ters. Gerhardt, who is 38 years of age, returned from West Virginia several weeks ago, after finishing a contract, ! and wanted his son, George, to accom pany him to Philadelphia and assist in erecting houses there. The son deter mined to remain at home and assist his mother, and, it is said, his father be came angry. Gerhardt attacked his wife while she was preparing breakfast and shot her twice. George Gerhardt ran to his mother's assistance and threatened to kill iiis father, lint neighbors, attracted to tho scene by tin; shooting, disarmed , him. A crowd of angry people collected and threatened to lynch Gerhardt, who was later safely taken by the police to prison. Me has several thousand dollars in bank and was a sober and industrious man. Some time ago Gerhardt was stricken with typhoid malaria, and friends think his mind was temporarily deranged at the time of the shooting. Gn tho other hand, the police believe the crime was premeditated from tin' fact that in Gorhardt's trunk were found four envelopes containing money. The amounts covered #3O for clothing for tho children, S2O for suits for Gerhardt aud iiis wife, $lO for tho cemetery, $lO for two graves and S7O for tho undertaker. Thought He Was Dead. From the Wilkesbnrro Record. Thomas Casper, whoso disappearance from Georgetown several years ago led to a report that he had been murdered and liis body placed in hiding, returned unexpectedly to that place last night. When Casper disappeared it was gener ally believed that the Peter Wasslll gang had killed him and then to cover up the tracks, had thrown his body iii a cave or buried It in the Empire mine. A diligent hunt was kept up for him for some time, but it not being possible to lind any clue of him the search was finally abandoned. Last night Casper startled his old neighbors in Georgetown by appearing in their midst. The residents at first looked upon him as a man who had re turned from the grave and could hardly believe their eyes. lie could not under stand why his appearance caused such a commotion and asked for an explana tion. The alarm his disappearance caused was explained to him and it proved an interesting tale to him. Since his sudden departure from town Casper has made his home in New York. Bonner Won the Fight. "Jack" Bonner, the Summit Hill pugi list, and "Scaldy Hill'" Quinu, of Phila delphia, met in a twenty-round light Monday evening in Matich Chunk opera house. It was their fifth meeting, each previous one resulting in a draw. Qtihin was knocked out in the tenth round. Kodoi Dyspepsia Cure Digests what you eat. 11, artificially digests the food and aids Nature in strengthening aud recon structing the exhausted digestive or gans. It lsthe latestdiscovereddigest aut and tonic. No other preparation can approach It in efficiency. It in stantly relievesand permanently cures Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Heartburn, Flatulence, Sour Stomach, Nausea, Sick Headache, Gastralgla Crampsand all other results of imperfect, d igestion. PHceSOc. arid ft. LarftcslzncontalnsSH times small size. Book all about dyspepsia mulledlree Prepared by E. C. DeWITT A CO< Cb'caflO. Orover's Oity Drnsr Store. Condy 0. Boyle, dealer In LIQUOR, WINE, BEER, PORTER, ETC. The finest brands of Domestic and Imported Whiskey on gale. Fresh Rochester ami Shen andoah Uoer unU Youngling's Porter on tap. WJ Centre street. Andrew Breslin, of Summit Hill, was referee, and William Dougherty, of Freeland, was master of ceremonies. The match was for $350 and it was to all appearances a square one. Up to the tenth round it was anybody's light. In that round Bonner did some rapid work. He landed on Quinn's jaw, then on his stomach, then on the jaw again and Quinn wont down. He was down for eleven seconds and the light was given to Bonner on a knockout. Ferry-Mulhall Contest. Reports from Allontown, the home of "Kid" Ferry, are to the elTect that ills friends will be well represented here on Saturday evening. Summit Hill, the home of Charles Mulhall, will also send a large delegation to town to encourage their townsman. They uioet here in a twenty-round bout for a purse of $325, and, as both aro in good condition and anxious for thecontost, a flue exhibition is promised. The Sterling Athletic Club, under whose auspices the affair is hold, is makiug a reputation for conducting square, orderly contests, and many noted boxers have asked for permission to appear here. Striker Fined $25. Robert Jenkins, of town, one of the young men who struck at Drifton shops, and for whom an attachment was issued on Saturday by Judge Ilalsey to answer for contempt of court, was lined $25 at White Haven yesterday. Ho was charged witli violating the injunction issued by Judge Ilalsey restraining him from interfering with those who went to work at Drifton. Jenkins surrendered himself to Sheriff Harvey at Wllkesbarro on Monday and was taken yesterday before tho judge at White Haven, who imposed tho above fine. Tho amount was promptly paid. School Appropriations. Thu appropriation to tho public schools of this vicinity will bo as follows this yoar. The amounts rocoived last year are also givon bolow: Districts. lilOO. 1901. Ilutler Twp S 1,775 28 1,679 54 Conynjjhain Twp... 1,231 51 1,148 43 Donlson Twp 780 46 723 58 Foster Twp 6,058 23 5,590 93 Freeland 4,101 43 4,388 17 Uazleton 11,151 30 11,651 85 IJazlo Twp 13,019 93 10,793 90 West llazlutun 8,033 87 1,973 47 Jcddo Hero 335 96 338 86 While Uavau 1.395 95 1,333 13 Law-Abiding Citizens Are They. A new way to evade the Ferrebee store order law has been invented by the pro prietors of tho Furnace Coal Company, operating a colliery near Gilberton. The employes' wages are handed them in two envelopes, one containing tho wages due after the store bill is deducted, and the other containing the amount due the company for purchases at tho store. The latter envelope is given tho em ployes with the request to hand it back in payment of bills contracted at the store at Frackvllle. The U. M. W. of A. intend to fight this method of evad ing tho law. Freeland Night at the Park. Tonight has been designated as Free land night at Hazlo park, and the grounds will be in charge of the Stars Athletic Association, of town. The Stars is an organization of young men who are experts in providing amusement for their friends, and with them in charge of the park a very pleasant evening may be expected. The special trolley cars chartered by the association will leave here at 7.15 and 7.45 o'clock this evening. Pan-American Exposition. Low fares via the Lehigh Valley Rail road to the Pan-American Exposition. Five-day tickets, good only in day coaches, will be sold on Tuesdays and Saturdays, May 1 to October 31, from Freeland at the rate of $7 for the round trip. Ton-day tickots will be sold from Free land every day, May 1 to October 31, good on any train, except the Black Diamond express, at the rate of $lO for the round tri|L (). (). Buck. Belrne, Ark., says: I was troubled with constipation until I bought DeWitt's Little Early Risers. Since then I have been entirely cured of my old complaint. I recommend them. Grover's City drug store. .Special Low FarcH to C'levelHtiil, O. Via tho Lehigh Valley Railroad, ac count G. A. R. national encampment. Tickets on sale September 8 to 12 Inclu sive. Consult Lehigh Valley ticket agents for particulars. If the action of your bowels Is not easy and regular serious complications must be the final result. 'DeWitt's Lit tle Early Risers will remove this danger. Safe, pleasant and effective. Grover's City drug store. MIHCKLLANKOUB ADVEKTISKM KNTS. E STRAY. Five strange cows have come to the field of the undersigned. The owners are requested to reclaim the animals without deluy. Mrs. William Johusou, Freeland. COMMITS SUICIDE. South Centre Street Grocer Tires of Life In This World. J. T. Kroner, proprietor of a grocery store on South Centre street, committed suicide on Monday. The body was found by members of his family in his bod at 6 o'clock that evening. At his side was a 38-callbre revolver, with one chamber empty. He shot himself in tho head and the ball passed through, dropping on tho pillow a few inches be yond. Death was undoubtedly instan taneous. On Monday he was about town as usual, and several people who trans acted business with him that day found him in a very pleasant mood. Shortly after dinner he went to bed, and the family thought he was sleeping. At 4 o'clock some of the neighbors heard what they thought was a shot from a revolver, but no complete investigation was made and the body was not found until one of his sons went to the room to call his father to supper. The deceased was a resident of town for about one year. Ho purchased the grocery store of George J. Sharnbora, but was never a successful merchant. Although he stood high in Slavonian circles, he was unable to build up a trade sufficiently large to make money and his failure had a tendency to affect him greatly of late. His business troubles were supple mented with domestic difficulties, and both aro explained at length in a letter written just before he died to Mike Wolsko, president of a society to which ho belonged. In tiiis lottor Kroner told of his in tention to take iiis life. He stated that he regretted the necessity of committing the act, but said that "it must bo done." Tho letter gave instructions regarding the funeral and the death benefits which are now due from societies of which he was a member. Kroner was aged 54 years and is sur vived by a wife and four children. Deputy Coroner Bowmau arrived here on Monday evening and after ascertain ing the facts in the case decided that an inquest was not necessary. BREVITIES. The explosion of a keg of powder from the spark of a miner's lamp in Cameron colliery, Shamokin, injured three men. Henry Henninger was blinded and will die, while William Weikel and George Greager were seri ously burned about tiic body. The mines caught fire, but the bla/.e was exting uished before serious damage was done. Mrs. S. 11. Allport, Johnstown, l'a., says; "Our little girl almost strangled to death with croup. The doctors said she couldn't live but was instantly relieved by One Minute Cough Cure. Grover'sCity drug store. Charged with embezzlement, Mathow B. Law, assistant superintendent of tho Shamokin district of the Prudential Insurance Company, was taken to jail in default of SI,OOO ball. Officials of the company think $l5O was tho extent of the alleged shortage. P. T. Thomas, Sumterville, Ala., "I was suffering from dyspepsia when I commenced taking Kodoi Dyspepsia Cure. 1 took several bottles and can digest anything." Kodoi Dyspepsia Cure is the only preparation containing all the natural digestive fluids. It gives weak stomachs entire rest, restoring their natural condition. Grover's City drug store. It was given out by the Philadelphia and Reading Company today that start ing with September, the collieries will work on u schedule of six days per week. For some time past they have been working but three days a weok. James White, Bryantsville, Ind., says DoWitt's Witch Hazel Salve healed run ning sores on both legs. He had suffer ed 0 years. Doctors failed to help him. Get DeWitt's. Accept no imitations. Glover's City drug store. PLEASURE. August 14. —Freeland night at lluzlo park, under tho auspices of Stars Ath letic Association. Trolley fare for round trip, 25 cents. August 17. —Picnic of Citizens' band, of Eckloy, at Cycle Path grove. August 17. —Hall of Kosciusko Guards at Kroll's opera house. Tickets, 25c. August 17.—Twenty-round boxing contest for $325, "Kid" Ferry, of Allen town, and Charles Mulhall, of Summit Hill, at Grand opera house. Reserved seats, $1 and $1 50. August 18.—Base ball, Allontown vs. Tigers, at Tigers park. Admission, 15 cents. August 23.—8a1l of Local Union No. 1(127, U. M. W. of A., of South Ileber ton, at Krauso's hall. Tickets, 25 cents. August 24.—Annual excursion of White Haven Relief Association to Mountain Park. Fare from Upper Le high and Sandy Run: Adults, 90c; children, (10 cents. August 31.—Picnic of Local Union No. 1053, of Sandy Run, at Fairchild park. August 31. —Picnic of Drifton Base Ball Club at Eborvale grove. September 2. -Labor Day picnic and games of the Central Labor Union of Freeland and Vicinity at Public park. 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. Martin Grubier was yesterday appoint ed by the Schuylkill county court as guardian of Ida and Charlotte Dornbach, minor children of Charles and Catherine Dornbach, of Freeland and Shenandoah respectively. Two bonds in the sum of suooo each, with John Gruhler and Philip Koelilor, sureties, were approv ed. The property of the Schuylkill Plush and Silk Mill Company, in which some people of town are interested, will be sold by Sheriff Boddall on August 31. Tho sale includes all of the company's roal estate, together with the machin ery in the building. W. P. Hunter, publisher of the Conyn gham Herald, gave bail last evening to appear before Squire Shovlin next Wed nesday to answer a charge of blackmail preferred by William Balliett and Mrs. Kishbangh. 11. J. Devor, of Coxe addition, has ac cepted an agency from the book publish ing houso of Ginn Sc. Co.*, and on Monday was awarded a largo order by the sup ply committee of Foster township school board. Siine Neußurger boarded the Kaiser Wilhelin derGrosse at Londonderry, Ire land, this morning, and is now home ward bound after a tour of Continental Europe and Groat Britain. A special meeting of tho borough school board will bo held this evening. The election of a principal is one of the matters scheduled to come before the board tonight. Tho finest ico cream in town, all llavors, wholesale and retail, at Merkt's. James F. Welsh, constablo of the First ward, will attend the Democratic state convention at Harrisburg to morrow as one of the delegates from the Fourth legislative district. The members of tho Freeland Fish ing Club, who aro in camp at Sugar Run, Bradford county, aro expected homo this evening. Misses Cassio McGarvoy and Moliie Handel, of Philadelphia, returned to that city yesterday after a visit to tho former's mother on Walnut street. The Republican county committoe has decided to hold the convention for nom inating an orphans' court judge on Sep tember 17. Rev. Francis Mack, curate at St. Ann's church, is at Plattsburg, N. V.. attending the summer school in session there. A. Oswald lias the agency for tho cele brated Klysian's extracts and perfumery. The finest goods made. Try them. A mule in No. 1 mine, Highland, step ped on the foot of Robert Cartwright, of the Second ward, yesterday, and severe ly bruised tho member. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Orion Stroll left today to spend ten days at Sea Isle, N. J. Andrew, a five-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Adonico, of Upper Lehigh, was buried yesterday at Freeland comotery. Fred Lewis, a young boy residing on tho Hill, while returning from a drug store on Monday evening, fell and broke a bottle which ho carried. The glass severely cut his hands and arms. Miss Bachman, of Allontown, is visit ing her cousin. Miss Genevieve Bach man, North Centre street. Mr. and Mrs. F. Volkert, of Chicago, are visiting Rev. Carl Houser. Robert Mushlitz lias resigned his posi tion as clerk in Koons' store and lias re turned to his home in Mauch Chunk. Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Fowler and son, of Shenandoah, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Owen Fowler. Miss Annie Delay, of Tamaqua, is the guest of tho McGarvoy family on Walnut street. Bart McClennan, of Chestnut street, is spending a week with Allentown friends. Don't lie satisfied with temporary re lief from indigestion. Kodoi Dyspepsia Cure permanently and completely re moves tliis complaint. It relieves per manently because it allows the tired stomach perfect rest. Dieting won't rest tin stomach. Nature receives sup plies from the food we eat. The sensi ble way to help the stomach is to use Kodoi Dyspepsia Cure, which digests what you eat and can't help but do you good. Grover's City drug store. WEEKLY TRI- Great Is the Saving Here But greater is the satis faction you get from wear ing our good clothes. Every suit we sell is thoroughly reliable—made in the heigh th of fashion for our exclu sive selling, and holds its shape as well as its color. All J\"os. 16, 161 and 17 Shirts in the house are reduced to TTTTc. Phila. One-Price Clothing House. S. SENIE, Pilot'. Birkbeck Brick, Freeland, Pa. £HIAS. ORION STROH, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW and NOTARY PUBLIC. OlTloo: Rooms 1 and Birkbuck Brick, Frmlund JOHN M. CARE, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. All legal business promptly attended. Postollioe Building, . Kreeland. OEORUE MCLAUGHLIN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Legal Business of Aug Description. Breunau's Building, So. Centre St. Freeland. J. O'DONNELL, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Campbell Building, - Freeland. White Huven Olliee, Knne Building:, Opposite 1 ostolllee; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays. TOIIN J. McBREARTY, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Legal Business ol' every description, Fire Insurance, and Conveyancing giveu prompt attention. McMenamin Building, South Centre Street. N. MALEY, DENTIST. OVER BIItKBECK'S STORE, Second Floor, - . Birkbeck Driok jy/TUS. S. E. HAYES, FIRE INSURANCE AGENT. Washington Street. None but reliable companies represented. Also ugeut lor the ei iehrnled liigh-grade I laiios ot ltny.eltun Bros.. New York city. JJR. S. S. HESS, DENTIST. 37 South Centre Street. Second Floor Front, - Hefowich Bnildlßg. 'piIOS. A. BUCKLEY, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. All business given prompt attention. Tribune Building, . . Main Street THIS GUN METAL FINISHED FOUNTAIN PEN LUH , FORONE HOUR'S WORK- ***** ONE THIRD ACTUAL SIZE Roy* siid Girls, wr will Tin-.i u ii, V V ~in atvaiKK. .1' ',d* "t„,I i"' i fi'.';.'.''!," v.,"ii'i ™S*S£ Pi ! ' t T'l" ' " MfGßll SL'PPI. V CO., 179 Broadway, New Xorb. Win, Wehrman, atcliraalier. Repairing a Specialty, No Trust or Credit. Next to the Central Hotel. Geo. H. Hartman, Meats and Green Track, Fresh Lard a Specialty. Centre Street, near Central Hotel. DeFIERRO - BROS. O-A-ZETIEj- Corner of Centre and Front Streets. Gibson, DoiiKherty, Kaufer Club, Uoßcubluth's Velvet, of which we EXCLUSIVE SALE IN TUWN. MuutinV Extra Dry ChainpHfnie, Henneaay Brandy, Blackberry, Gins, Wines, Clarets, Cordiala, Ete. Ham and Schweitzer Cheese SandioichM t Sardines, Etc. MEALS AT - ALL - HOURS. UUBACH'S VIENNA BAKERh B. C. ÜBBACH, Prop. Choice Bread of All Kinds, Cakes, and Pas try, Dally. Fancy and Novelty Cukes Itaksd to Order. COIFEGTIIIEIY © ICE JEMS supplied to lialls. parties or picnics, with all necessary adjuncts, at shortest notice and fairest prices. Delivery and mpgtly wagons to all parts of town and surroundings every day.