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VOL. XIV. NO. 25. SCHOOL DAYS Will soon be here, and from now till the opening of the term we will be busy getting the young folks ready for school. As usual we have paid particular at tention to our lines of Suits, and Shoes, which for price, style and wear cannot be equaled. lAwitfsfei'H Clothing and Shoe House. REFOWICH BUILDING. FREELAND. Don't fail to ask for our 50c "Wear Well" School Pants-—lined gll through. OSWALD, doa'or 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. 2V. W. Cor. Centre and Front /ST*., Freeland. T. CAMPBELL, dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes. Also PURE WINES H LIQUORS FOli FAMILY AND MKDIVINAL PURPOSRB. Contru and Main streets. 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. Wm. Wehrman, "VC 7 " citcixm.al2:er. Repairing a Specialty. No Trust or Credit. Next to the Central Hotel. Geo. H. Hartman, Meats and Green Tiack. Freak Lard a Specialty. Centre Street, near Central Hotel. Condy 0. Boyle, doulor in LIQUOR, WINE, BEER, PORTER, ETC. The tlnest brands of Domestic and Imported Whiskey on sale. Fresh Rochester and Shen andoah Iteer and Ycumrlintr's Dorter on lap. vh Dpiit re wtroot 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—Underpriced for the sake of introduction. STAR SHOE STORE, IIITGII M ALLOY, I'liOP., Centre and Walnut Streets. FLOODS AT THE MINES Serious Damage Caused by Heavy Fall of Rain. Many Collieries in the Lehigh Region Forced to Suspend Operations—Four Persons Drowned at Mauch Chunk. At 3 o'clock Saturday morning tlio almost Incessant rain of tho past week culminated in a cloud-burst which did great damage in this part of the state. From 3 a. in. until late in the forenoon the rain fell in torrents. All the collier ies in tho region, accepting those which are drained by tho .leddo tunnel, suffer ed severely, creeks overflowed their banks and entire fields of crops wore destroyed. At Highland all work in the mines has been suspended, several slopes at Upper Lehigh and Sandy Run are drowned out, pumps have been lost in many collieries and a general demoralization of the coal industry lias resulted from the storm. So great was the alarm at Upper Le high on Saturday that the mine fore men who attended the Mountain Park excursion were summoned home. This time a year ago at most collier ies water trains were run day and night hauling water to enable them to operate. At Mauch Chunk four porsons were drowned it) the Hood. The victims are: Jesse Struthers. 40 years old; Patrick Johnson, 10 years old; Harry Haggerty, 14 years old, and William J. Morgan, 15 years old. All resided in tho town. The drowning occurred at 4 o'clock in the afternoon on West Broadway, imme diately in front of Struthers' residence. Details of great loss at Weatherly, Lehightou, Packerton and Allentowu are reported, but there was no loss of life at those places. Store Order Law Attacked. Tho constitutionality of the storo order tax law is to bo tested in court, and nine appeals have been made from settlements of taxes by the auditor general. This was the bill so vigorous ly fought for by tho representatives of the minors at the last session and which was so mysteriously hung up in the senate finance committee. It imposes a tax of 35 per cent on all store orders or evidence of indebtedness represent ing an amount due for wages, and applies to corporations, firms and individuals alike. It was said when the hill passed that it would soon get into court, and to test it the appellants sent a report of the orders issued for two weeks on which the auditor general made his settlement. For tho two weoks the Bethlehem Steel Company was taxed $2,236.84; Rochester and Pittsburg Coal and Iron Company, $6,440.02; Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, $1,230.36; Buffalo and Susque hanna Railroad Company. $272; J. S. Moyer A: Co., $032.30; Empire Coal Min ing Company, $203.70; Hyatt School Slate Company. $165; Harvev & Sullivan, $730.08; A. Pardee & Co., $2,430.15. Counsel for tho companies set up numerous constitutional objections to the act, among others that if sustained its purpose will ho "to prevent employers and employes from contracting with each other; that it will deprive employes of the privilege of receiving advances upon their wages or of making pur- In cases of cough or croup give tho little one One Minute Cough Cure. Then rest easy and havo no fear. The bhlld will be all right in a little while. It never falls. Pleasant to take, always safe, sure and almost instantaneous in effect. Grover's City drug store. Dyspepsia Cure Digests what you eat. It artificially digests the food and aids Nature in strengthening and recon structing the exhausted digestive or gans. It is the latest discovered digest aut and tonic. No other preparation can approach It in efficiency. It In stantly relieves and permanently cures Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Heartburn, Flatulence, Sour Stomach, Nausea, Sick Headache, Gastralgia.Crampsand all other results of imperfect digestion. PriceSOc. and SI. LarKCSl7.ocontr.ins 2'S times small size. Book all about dyspepsia run 1 led free Prepared by E. C. DeWiTT A CO' Cb'caflO. Qrovnr'w CJitv Drug Hhoro. !>I 18CKLLANKO UN A DVKKTIHKM KNTN. ITUm SALE. Single six-room dwelling house I' on West Walnut street, property of Thus. E. Duvics Estate; lot is 70\ 156 icct , contains litrgre stable, shanty, outbuildings, line well, etc. Apply for terms to W. E. Da vies, 525 ltidge street, Co.xe udditiou, Freeland. FREELAND, PA,, MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 1001. chasms for themselves or families at such store as they choose and giving tho store keepers orders upon their employers, and from having similar orders honored by the payment of sneh amounts as they may designate to their family physician, priest, beneficial association, etc,'* and that, therefore, the act is in violation of tho bill of rights in the said constitu tion. They allege, also, that as a tax law it is in conflict with the uniformity clause of the state constitution, as it does not apply to all orders, checks, etc., but only to such as are not redeemed in cash within thirty days. Auditor General llardenbergh is mak ing an investigation of the methods of business of corporations employing labor with a view to enforcing the act. The attorney general's depart ment will support tho constitutionality of the act. Counsel for the companies claim that even if the act bo held constitutional some or all of them will escape. Elected as Delegates. Tho following Democrats will repre sent this vicinity in the county convoii; tion at Wilkesbarro tomorrow: First ward—Daniel McGarvoy. Secoud ward—Peter B. Carr. Third ward—-John Schneo. Fourth ward—Francis Mooney. Fifth ward—John A. Gal I ugh or. Sixth ward—Edward Brennan. Jeddo—Philip Brislin. Woodside—Patrick Dover. Highland—James Dougherty. Sandy Run—Ben Duffy. Drifton—James North. llaxle Brook—Patrick Sweeney. Eckloy—John Uaffney. East Foster—John Campbell. Upper Lehigh—Patrick McGuiro. Pond Creek—Edward Doudt. The majority of tho delegates will leave for the county seat on tho 6.31 train this evening. German Fish Laws. Through the courtesy of Frank M. Brundage, United States consul at Alx-la-Chapelle, a copy of the game laws of Germany has been received by Hugh Malloy, president of the Freeland Game and Fish Protective Club. The laws cover several type-written sheets and in them Mr. Malloy has found a number of good points which at some future time he will endeavor to have in corporated into the laws of this state. The copy was brought to Mr. Malloy by S. J. Neußurger, who spent several days with Consul Brundage. The latter is a Luzerne county man and is known to several people in town. Prohibited the Game. Deputy Sheriff Honeywell yesterday afternoon prohibited tho ball game which was to be played by the Chicago Bloomer Girls and tho local club at tho Tigers park. Ho notified tho manager of the girls' club that ho would arrest thetn If the game began, and this caused the visitors to refuse to play. Over 1,500 people were around the grounds waiting for the game. The deputy sheriff's action was based on a petition sent to Sheriff Harvey, which was signed by the minister and live members of the English Baptist church. The petition asked him to prohibit the game. Drifton Neighbors Quarrel. There was much excitement at No. 2 Drifton last evening, due to a quarrel! between the Patzner and Storusky fami lies. Word was sent to Freeland that a murder had been committed, and Con stable Welsh and Officer Mollk hurried to the scene. It was found that Mrs. Storusky had been badly worsted in the : melee. She was sufftring from wounds i on her head, inflicted with a poker. ! bucket and wash-boiler. Mr. and Mrs. John Patzner were ar rested and placed in the borough lockup. Telephone Improvements. The Anthracite Telephone Company's exchange will bo removed from Wood ring's store to the room directly above, on tho second floor, and will be in charge of Miss Gertie Keck, who is to succeed Miss Rose Boyle, the prcsont operator. Miss Boyle will on September 1 take charge of tho night service to be inaug urated on that date by the Bell Com pany. Low Karen to l'an-American Kx position. Via the Lehigh Valley Railroad. Five day tickets will bo sold on Tuesdays and Saturdays, from Freeland, at the rate of $7.50 for the round trip. Tick ets good only in day coaches. Ten-day tickets will be sold from Free laud every day, May 1 to October 31, good on any train, except, tho Black | Diamond ox press, at the rate of $lO for j the round trip. O. <). Buck, Holme, Ark., says: I wa 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. Grovor's City drug store. ROUND THE REGION Herman Sturly, of Pittston township, has applied to court for an injunction to restrain the Rapid Transit Company from running a trolley line through his barn, which is on tho surveyed route of the road being constructed between Wilkosbarre and Scranton. Tho com pany has offered to purchase a portion of the property, but Sturly says it must buy the whole plot or none. Company officials say they will cut away a piece of tho barn when their workmen reach tho spot. There Is to be placed on the market In a few days the Parish Priest cigar, named after the play by Daniel L. Hart, which made such a big success last season. In the centre of the box cover is a picture of Daniel Sully, who plays the title role, on one side the residence of Mr. Mart and on the other a scene from the play. Anthony Muchinski, of Forest City, was arrested by the Bartel Brewing Company, of Edwardsvllle, upon tho charge of embezzlement, it being alleged that lie collected bills to tiie amount of $160.50 and did not pay the money to tho company. He was placed under bail for a further hearing. The striking mill weavers at the the I'ittston silk mill are jubilant over their success in closing tho works. Strikers' pickets stationed about tho mill succeed ed in inducing the non-union girls to leave tho looms and operations were suspended. Every worker has joined the strikers' ranks. A monster demonstration is to be ar ranged in Wilkosbarre for September 14, when a reception will be tendered President John Mitchell, of the Mine Workers. Ico cream soda at ICeiper's. The American House, the leading ho tel of Mauch Chunk, has been seized by tho sheriff. Louis F. Prince, tho pro prietor, has disappeared. The state convention of Republican clubs will be held in Scranton on Sep tember 17 and 18. The Philadelphia and' Reading Rail way Company has notified its employes that they must be vaccinated. Charles Mauror, lessee of the Mauch Chunk shoe factory, has failed, and W. (). Kline is appointed assignee. Reese 1). Reese, of Plymouth, a notod singer, committed suicide yesterday by jumping into tho Susquehanna. A Large Excursion The excursion of the White Haven Relief Association to Mountain Park on Saturday was largely attended, notwith standing the inclement weather. Nine coaches were usod to convey the excur sionists from Upper Lehigh and four from Sandy Run, and all were crowded by young and old. It is safe to say that a merrier or jollier crowd never left for a day's outing. The women and girls fared tho worst at tho hands of the weather and quite a number bad their drosses ruined. Notwithstanding that almost every ono in attendance had some form of protection to resist the downpour of rain, all were more or less wet. This, however, did not detract from tho pleasure tho excursionists suc ceeded in extracting from tho day. Had the weather conditions been fav orable almost twice as many more people from this vicinity would have attended. It was the first time in all the many years since tho excursions were inaug urated that it rained before the trains left and tho disappointment to the pat rons was keenly felt by those who at tended and also by those who remained at home. Deaths of Children. John Mathers, aged 7 years, a son ol Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Mathers, died al the family homo in the Second wArd early this morning. Tho child was re covering from an attack of diphtheria when a reaction set in and death re sulted. The funeral will leave tomor row at 3 a. m. for Frackviilo, whore the interment will be made. The funeral of Ida, tho young daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. George Hoidenricb, Washington street, took place yesterday. Services were conducted by Rev. J. J* Kuntz at St. Luke's Lutheran church and tho remains wore interred at Free laud cemetery. Freeland Wins First Half. The game of alley ball between the Gallagher brothers, of town, and Han ley and (Brard, of Mllnesville, at tho court of William Gallagher on South Ridge street, yesterday afternoon, afford ed plenty of excitement to the hundreds of spectators present. The Milnesvillo men had a lead of eleven aces at one time. Later tho Froeland men drew up, finally heating the visitors by a score of 41 to 30. Tho next half will be played at Milnesvillo. Mark O'Uourko was umpire. LOCAL NOTES WRITTEN OP Short Items of Interest to All Readers. Happenings of the Past Two Days in and Around Freeland Recorded With out Waste of Words. School boards in the coal region which did not last year enforce the vac cination law aro getting ready to carry out its provisions upon the opening of tho term. Children not vaccinated may be barred from schools. This action is being taken to proveno the spread of small-pox which has prevailed this sum mer in some towns. At an informal meeting of the bor ough school board 011 Friday evening it was decided to ask for bids for the erection of a school room in the old 1 electric light building, which was re cently purchased by the board. Much interest is being taken by the miners of the vicinity in the United Mine Workers' convention to be held at Ilazlcton tliis woek. The convention will opon tomorrow. A. Oswald lias the agency for the cele brated Elyslan's extracts aiid perfumery. The finest goods made. Try them. Local Union 1037, of tho United Mine Workers, held a well attended ball at Kratise's hall on Friday evening. Not withstanding tho Inclement weather the affair was a decided success. Tho Lehigh Valley- lfailrnad has a large force of men repairing the damage caused by the cavo-in between Freeland and Highland. Trains are run slowly over the ground affected by the cave-in. At St. Ann's church yesterday the bans of marriage were announced be tween Hugh ISoyle, of Ridge street, and Miss Bella tiallaghor, of South Wash ington street. On account of tho rain 011 Saturday the game of ball between Freeland Actors and Weatherly club was post poned till next Saturday. The finest ico cream in town, all llavors. wholesale and retail, at Morkt's. Several members of St. Patrick's Beneficial Society enjoyed a day's outing at old Buck Mountain yesterday. A daughter has been born to Mr. and Mrs. Hugh A. Shovlin, South Washing ton street. Sun Brothers' big show will exhibit at Froeland on September 7. McAdoo and IJriiton ball clubs will play here next Sunday afternoon. Mrs. S. 11. Allport, Johnstown. Pa.. says; "Our little girl almost strangled to death with croup. The doctors said she couldn't live but was instantlv relieved by One Minute Cough Cure. Grovor's City drug store. PERSONAL. Sister M. Pauline and Sister M. Gcrod, of West Scranton, are visiting at Free land, the former as tho guest of her mother, Mrs. John Gallagher, Birvan ton, and the lattor with tho Misses Ferry, South Washington street. Mr. and Mrs. A. Oswald, of Freeland, and Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Oberronder, of Brifton, aro attending the Knights Templar convention at Louisville, Ky. Miss Mary O'Dounell, of Philadel phia, is the guest of the Burke family on Walnut street. Miss Minnie Ferry, of Wilkesbarro, is sponding bor vacation with her grand mother, Mrs. Denis Ferry, on Ridge street Attorney and Mrs. C. O. Stroll return ed 011 Saturday from their ten days' visit to Sea Isle, N. J. Miss Maine McGowan, o( Philadel phia, is visiting relatives and friends in town. Miss Mary A. McNeils, of Drifton, is spending a woek at Warrior Run. Miss Sarah Gorman, of Mahanoy City, is the guest of the Misses Campbell, Centre and Main streets. Patrick Rogan, of South Centre street, is visiting his sons at Lansford. PLEASURE. August 31.—Picnic of Local Union No. 1053, of Sandy Run, at Fairehihl park. August 31.—Picnic of Drifton Base Ball Club at Eborvalo grove. Septembor 2. —Labor Day picnic and games of the Central Labor Union of Freeland and Vicinity at Public park. James White, Bryantsvllle, I ml., says DeWitt's Witeh Hazel Salve healed run ning sores on both legs. lie. had .suffer ed 0 years. Doctor's failed to help him. Hot DeWitt's. Accept no imitations. Grovor's City drug store. TR I-WEEKLY i Great Is the Saving Here liut 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 JVos. 16, 161 and 17 Shirts in the house are reduced to TTTTc. Phila. One-Price Clotliißg House. S. SENIE, PROP. Birkbeck Brick, Freeland, Pa. £MiAS. ORION ST 11011, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW and NOTARY PUBLIC. Office: Rooms I and 2, Bii-klieck Brick, Freeland JOHN M. CARR, ATTORN EY-AT-LAW. All legal business promptly attended. Postoftieo Building, ... Freeland. MCLAUGHLIN, ATTORN EY-AT-LAW. Legal LuHne.su of Any Description. Brennan's Building, So. Centre St. Freeland. R. J. O'DONNELL, ATTORN EY-AT-LAW. Campbell Building, - Freeland. White Haven Offloe, Kane Building. Opposite I nstolnce; 1 ucsduys, Thursdays 'Saturdays. JOHN J. McIIEEARTY, ATTORN EY-AT-LAW. Legal Business or every description, Flro Insurance, and Conveyancing given prompt McMouamln Building, Sooth Centre Street. J~JR. N. MALEY, DENTIST. OVER BIUKBECK'S STORE, Second Floor. . Birkbeck Brick jyjRS. S. E. HAYES, FIRE INSURANCE AGENT. Washington Street, None but reliable companies represented. Also agent for the celebrated high-grade Planus oi Har.ellon Bros.. New V„rk city. S. S. IIESS, DENTIST. 37 South Ceutrc Street. Second Floor Front, - Hefowich Building. A. BUCKLEY, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. AU busbies* given prompt attention. Tribune Building, - . Main Street THIS GUH METAL FINISHED FOUNTAIN PEN VDEE y FOR ONE HOUR'S WORK. *—** <aSik^lsEßii . r..°. NE TH,Ra ACTUAI. SIZE Hojs mid (.iris, wr will Trust \ou. No MOIICV in intuuirc. vonMuTl'* 1 " ,I, r 1 <" I'-llMnm IM,. 5..,„| mi .•st.d'ili.. V dewlpied Tup i ''. r.'„,, Tr'J Mf.Gßl'l SUPPLY CO., 179 Broadna>, New York. DePIERRO - BROS. O-JYIFIE. Corner of Centre and Front .Streets. Gibson, Dougherty, Kaufer Club, Kosonbluth's Velvet, ol which we h ivo EXCLUSIVE SALE IN TOWN. Muuim's Extra Dry Champagne. Heunoßy Brandy, Blackberry, Gins, Wines, Clarets, Cordial,;, Etc. Ham and Schweitzer Cheese Bandwioh*i t Sardines, Ktc. MEALS - AT - ALL - HOURS. LAUBACH'S VIENNA BAKERY. B. G. LAUBACH, Prop. Choice Bread ot All Kinds, Cakes, and Pas try, Dally. Fancy utld Novelty Cakes Baked to Order. [TOM® IB CIEAI 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. aj.i.uJL Ijlil|^|i^VVl hii. 1<I L) Al^Tl LSt Special Low Fares to Cleveland, o. Via tho Lehigh Valley Railroad, ac count (1. A. U. national encampment. Tickets on sale September s to linclu sive. Consult Lehigh Valley ticket agents for particulars. P. T. Thomas, Sumterville, Ala., T was sufTerlng from dyspepsia when L commenced taking k'odol Dyspepsia Cure. 1 took several bottles and can digest anything." K'odol Dyspepsia Cure is tln only preparation containing all the natural digestive lluids. It. gives weak stomachs entire rest restoring their natural conditlou. G rover's City drug store.