F REEL AND TRIBUNE.
VOL. XIV. NO. 68.
THAT THIS >4r
J Kibo Kid.
" Medium High Heel.
EXACT REPRODUCTION Of THIO STYLE SHOE.
Douglas Shoes for Men.
Clothing and Shoe House.
REFOWICH BUII.D!NG. FREELAND.
Sec Our Übkliiu Overcoats.
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots and Shoes.
PUHE WINES M LIQUORS
AMD .V KDIVIMA L PURPOSES.
Centre and Main streets. Freeland.
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.
DePIERRO - BR0&
Corner of Centre and Front Streets.
Gibson, Dougherty, Kaufer Club,
Llosonbluth'a Velvet, of which we h ve
EXCLUSIVE SALE IN TOWN.
Mumm's Extra Dry Champagne,
Hennessy Brandy, Blackberry,
Gins, Wines, Clarets, Cordials, Etc
Ham and Schweitzer Cheese Sandwiches,
MEALS AT - ALL - HOURS.
Repairing a Specialty.
Thirty-four Year's Experience.
Next to Neußurger's Store.
Geo. H. Hartman,
Meats and Green Tinck.
Fresh Lard a Specially.
Centre Street, near Central Hotel.
A lIE AT
Candy, Confectionery and Toy Store.
You are invited to call and see
the largest and finest line of Holi
day Goods in lower Luzerne coun
ty. We have all the latest
We have the grandest and larg
est display of Toys ever shown in
Freeland. We cannot enumerate
the articles here, as space will not
permit. Call and see them; the
prices are right.
The purity, richness, and flavor
of our Candies, Bon-Bons, etc.,
need no praise. From the many
flavors, something can be selected
to suit the taste.
Wholesale and Retail.
17-10 Centre St., Freeland.
Long Distance Telephone.
OTI L'E CKEAM TUB YEAK AKOUND._ft| I
FREELAND, PA., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4. 1901.
Great Gathering Assembles
Scranton Is Prepared to
Give the Delegates a Re
ception That They Will
When the American Federation of
Labor assembles at Scranton tomorrow
morning for its twenty-first aunual con
vention it will find itself amid surround
ings which breathe patriotism. The
stage of St. Thomas College hall, where
the ten days' sessions will be held, is
magnificent in draperies of the Ameri
The committee of arrangements |
named by the Central Labor Union has
done its work well. Secretary Oothier J
said last evening that Seranton's wel- !
cuiiie to the delegates who come to rep- j
resent 2,000,000 of organized working- '
men will long be remembered.
The St. Charles hotel, where President
John Mitchell and the delegates of the
United Mine Workers have headquart
ers, the Grand Central, where the long
shoremen and delegates of several other
bodies are located, and the Commercial
Block, where Chairman John 11. Devine,
of the local committee, has headquart
ers, are beautiful in their decorations.
Tomorrow morning the convention
will assemble at College hall at 10
o'clock, whereupon President Gompors
will introduce Chairman Devine, who
will welcome the delegates on behalf of
the labor unions of Scranton and the
All the sessions of the convention will
be open, excepting those of executive
President Gompers emphasized the
convention's importance, when he said
yesterday that the questions to be con
sidered would be far-reaching in their
relations to the American wage-earner.
On Thursday night a public reception
will be tendered the delegates at Music
Hail. On Saturday evening, at the
same place, a public meeting to consider
Chinese exclusion will be held. Sunday
evening a concert will be given at the
Lyceum, ana on Tuesday evening next
President Mitchell and the Mine
Workers' delegates will be banquetted
next Wednesday night.
Several Divorces Wanted.
An application was filed yesterday by
Bessie Miller, of Ilazleton, for a divorce
from her husband, Harry C. Miller,
whom she charges with cruel treatment
and desertion. The couple was married
at ilazleton December 26, 1899, and lived
together until June, 1960. Mrs. Miller
alleges that among other things her
husband, in February, 1900, threw a
heavy glass tumbler at her. In March,
1900, while living in Allentown, she says
he suggested that they both take poison
and commit suicde together and on her
refusal to do so" he threatened to shoot
her. and later on struck and choked her.
A subpena was awarded.
Samuel Shaffer, of White Haven, ap
plied for a divorce from his wife, Mary
A. Schaffer, w ho is at present a resident
of Easton. Ho states that he was mar
ried to the respondent at, Fishkill Land-
GRAND OPERA HOUSE.
Freeland Opera House Co., Lessees.
Friday Evening, December 6,
THE EMOTIONAL DRAMA,
B. F. Morris Company,
uuther of Alabama.
Re-Written and Revised.
This famous play will be
presented by an enlarged and
Prices: 25, 35, 50c.
Soiits on side nt MeMonninin's tore.
Condy 0. Boyle,
LIQUOR, WINE, BEER, PORTER, ETC.
The finest brands of Domestic and Imported
Whiskey on sale. Fresh Rochester and Sheu
andoah Boor and Yemurlinif's Porter on lap.
VN Cent re street
ingon the Hudson, state of New York,
on June 18, 1887, and that she deserted
him on January 15, 1896. A subpena
was awarded. Roger J. O'Donuell is the
Catherine Hoffman, of Eekley, made
an application for a divorce from her
husband, F. J. Hoffman. She states
i that she was married to the respondent
at Mauch Chunk ou December 15. 1876,
and that he deserted her on June 3. 1891.
A subpena was awarded. Rtger J.
O'Donnell is the attorney.
Sparring Contests Are Lawful.
Judge Martin in the court of common
pleas of Philadelphia, on Monday
handed down an opinion in which ho
rules that sparring contests-are not un
lawful. The decislor} was rendered in
the case of the Central Athletic Club
against Mayor Ashhridge and Director
of Public Safety English for an injunc
tion to restrain them from interfering
with boxing contests at the club house.
Judge Martin in his opinion says the
officials of a municipality ni ty abate a
nuisance which endangers the health or
safety of its citizens, but adds that the
testimony offered in the case failed to
disclose any necessity for police interfer
The suit was the result of an order
issued by Director English th it a spar
ring exhibition should not take place at
the club as scheduled.
He Is Not in Prison.
John J. Stahl, one of the Freeland
young men who Is serving In the United
States Marine Corps, telegraphed yester
day from Annapolis, Md., that he is not
in prison. The telegram was sent in
reply to a letter from his mother, Mrs.
Anna Stahl, of South Centre street, in
which he was asked what truth there is
in the report that he has been dishonor
ably discharged and sentenced to a
year's imprisonment for remarks al
lege 1 to have been made by him at the
time President McKinley was shot.
The friends of young Stahl are pleas
ed to learn that the discreditable reports
which gained circulation within the
past few weeks are not true.
The St. Aloysius Literary Society
held a very interesting mooting in their
room on Friday afternoon. The follow
ing program was rendered:
Essay by Mary Bonner.
Reading by Annie McGill.
Organ solo by Delia O'Neill.
Reading by Annie Mulreany.
Vocal solo by Nellie Quiiiu.
Paper by Alice Reilly.
Essay by Mary Mcßrearty.
Reading by Bridget Gillespie.
Recitation by Lizzie Furoy.
Organ solo by Mary B. Johnson.
Reading by Mary Halpin.
Essay by Alice Reilly.
Two Children Dead.
I George W., a son of Mr. and Mrs.
I Jacob Nagle, of Front street, died yes
terday afternoon, aged 10 years and 9
months. The funeral will take place
at 2 o'clock on Friday afternoon. Ser
vices will be hold at the house by Rev.
J. J. Kuntz. Interment at Freeland
Dolores, a four-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shovlln, died yes
terday afternoon at the parents' home
in Oakdalo. The funeral will take
place at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon.
Interment at St. Ann's cemetery.
A blizzard-like storm struck town
. yesterday morning. A heavy rain was
followed by sleet and hail, and in the
afternoon live inches of snow fell. It
was the most severe storm that has
visited the town so early in tnany De
cembers. Trains and street cars were
. delayed, and the town last evening pre
sented a deserted appearance.
The foundation for a winter of excel
| lent sleighing has been laid, and ac
cording to all predictions cold weather
has come to stay for several months.
Passenger Train Delayed.
The Wilkesbarre passenger train
which passed through town at 7.30
o'clock last evening met with a mishap
at Drifton which prevented it from
reaching Ilazleton until after 10 o'clock.
One of the flues in the locomotive's
boiler burst near Drifton and the crew
were unable to repair the break. An
-3 other engine had to be called from
I Ilazleton to take the passenger coaches
to that city.
Frank Mcllailo was initiated into a
1 social club at Shamokln Monday night
by having the initials of his name brand
ed on his arm with a red hot poker.
The arm has since swollen to twice its
ordinary size and may have to be am
d A. Oswald has the agency for the cele
' brated Elysian's extracts and perfumery.
The finest goods made. Try them.
ROUND THE REGION.
Three deaths and one now case was
the result of the smallpox conditions at
Plymouth yesterday. Alfred, the two
and one-half year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Buckingham, died shortly
after midnight and during the forenoon
of the same day William, the three-year
old son of Mrs. Thomas R. Evans, died.
An infant of the same family died in the
evening. The father of the children
died early last week. The entire family,
with the exception of the mother, has
beeu wiped out by the disease.
The nine members of the executive
committee of Scranton union of stroet
railway employes were put under arrest
on a warrant, in which they are accused
of criminal libel. The warrant was is
sued on information of Samuel L Bun
nell, one of the men who was expelled
from the union on November 22, and
wbo has since gone back to work for
the company. The plaintiff alleges he
was held up to public ridicule in the
statements issued by the executive
Judge Halsey yesterday sentenced
Johu Bunnell to pay a fine of $25, costs
and six months in the county jail, and
Jaiues Bunnell $25, costs and three
mouths in the couuty jail. After the
Bunnells left the courthouse Judge
Halsey forfeited the license of the
Windsor hotel, which was in the name
of John Bunnell. The men were con
victed of maintaining a disorderly house
Lon Beck with, of Athens, and George
Cole, of Trenton, N. J., met at Sha
mokin last night to tight for the colorod
middleweight championship of Pennsyl
vania. After two rounds a spectator
jumped into the ring claiming the
referee had allowed the second round to
go over three minutes. The light was
declared off, owing to more spectators
jumping into the ring.
Complete stock of felts, all kinds of
rubber boots and shoes and a full line of
ineu's and women's slippers at moderate
prices at John Bellezza's, 110 S. Centre
stroet, near Luzerne, Freeland.
Zazimer Zodto, of Wilkesbarre, found
$660 belonging to his wife in an old
slocking and, thinking that it was un
safe there, deposited it in a hank in his
own name. Yesterday she applied to
the court for an injunction restraining
him from using the money and a prelim
inary injunction was granted.
Because lie displeased members of his
congregation by riding on the boycotted
street cars, Rev. William C. Davis,
pastor of the Welsh Calvinlstic Metho
dist church, Scranton, caused a sen
satiou among the members by resigning.
His resignation is to take effect the first
of next April
Oscar Shoemaker, of Lynnport, Le
high couuty, who left the United States
gunboat Montgomery in South Africa to
fight the English in the Boer war, was
killed in August, friends in Aliuntown
having just received news to that effect.
For Lit a first lime in the history of
Coiiyngham, a double funeral was held
yesterday morning. The occasion was
the burial of John liediman and his
wife, both of whom died last week
within twenty-four hours of each other.
The carmen of the Wyoming Valley
Traction Company will presont their
scale of wages for the approval of the
management on January 1, when the
present one expires. It is believed the
old terms will bo renewed.
The large breaker of the Green Ridge
Coal Company at Scranton was des
troyed by fire early yesterday. The
loss is $60,000 and 500 men and boys
are thrown out of employment.
Annie Kartomski, aged 6 years, was
burned to death iu hot grease at Pitts
ton. The child, while playing about the
stove, tipped a kettle of boilding liquid.
Judge Bechtel. at Pottsville, has de
clared Constable Alexander Oliver, of
Kline township, a fugitive from justice.
Gus Thomas' play, "The Burglar,"
takes a position in the front rank of
comedy drama, and easily hold its place
with the very best of plays. It is a
play which the most fastidious, the most
exacting could view without offence,
and merits the successful run which it
is having. Ttfe sentiment of the play
is true to nature, and on that account
not only intensely interesting, but in
structive as well, and can be properly
called, in the hands of its excellent com
pany, a dramatic treat, which it man
ifestly will be to all who attend tho
production on Friday evening.
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Thoso who attended the musical
entertainment given on Monday even
ing under the name of "The Hottest
Coon in Dixie" were well repaid, as the
colored ladies and gentlemen gave one
of the best shows of its kind seen at the
Grand this season.
Short Items of Interest to
Happenings of the Past
Two Days in and Around
Freeland Recorded vAZith
out Waste of Words.
Mine Inspector W. H. Davies yester
day received notice of his re-appoint
ment and also bis commission as mine
inspector of the Fifth anthracite dis
trict. The appointment was rnado by
Governor Stone on recommendation of
the examining board which met in
Ilazleton in October.
The Central Labor Union of Free
land and Vicinity will be represented
in the national convention of the
American Federation of Labor at
Scranton this week by James Mcllugh,
Mrs. Conrad Scbaub, who for several
years conducted a store at the corner of
Conire and Chestnut streets, has dis
continued tho business and removed
yesterday to West Walnut street.
If the weather permits, a game of
football will bo played on Sunday
afternoon betwoen the Crescents, of
town, and Young Americas, of Ilazle
ton, on Jeanesville ground.
Steve Durkas, of North Ridge street,
was taken to the Miners' hospital
Monday night from No. 5 mine, Jeddo,
where his hand was badly lacerated by
a piece of coal.
Postmaster B. F. Davis' salary has
been fixed by the department for the
coming year at $1,600, with an addition
al $240 allowance for rent.
Mine Inspoctor Davies reports twelve
accidents in this district for the month
of November, seven of which wi re fatal,
leaving five widows and nine orphans.
A fine single cutter can he, bought
cheap at E. J. Curry's. Cutter is al
most new and was used only a few times.
Apply at once if you want a bargain.
Council failed to meet on Monday
evening, thore being less than a quorum
of the members present. The meeting
will be held tomorrow evening.
Patrick O'Donnell, who recently re
moved from Sandy Run to Elizabeth,
N. J . has returned to the former town
and is again employed there.
M. Refowich and S. J. Neußurger
were in New York city yesterday
making purchases for their respective
A steam-heating plant has been In
stalled in the residence of Thomas
Evans, In the Second ward.
Frank DePierro assisted Sheriff Har
vey in taking a batch of prisoners to the
Eastern penitentiary yesterday.
Mrs. A. J. ltenner and family have
removed from Upper Lehigh to Coxe
Miss Maggie Jacobs has accepted a
position as cashier at Neußurger's 9tore.
Tho December meeting of Freeland
school board will be held this evening.
The liquor license of Robert Boyle has
been transferred to Joseph Yarowski.
Miss Sal lio Gallaghor, of Drifton, is
attending to business in Philadelphia.
DOLLS ! DOLLS !
Is the store where the stock is
the largest and the prices low
est. Come and see our great
No others can offer you such
bargains as our store contains.
Spend your money here and it
will be well invested.
B. C. LAUBACH,
Buker and Confectioner,
Centre Street, Freeland.
Until After the Holidays
This sale is not merely a bringing
out of winter goods or buying from
one factory. There is weeks of pre
paration back of it all—a study of
the kind of goods you want, and a
comparison of.the merits and prices
of different makers. Such care to
have just what is right lakes time.
This we have gladly givon. The
result is now before you. Here are
goods that we positively know are
the best in the way of material and
workmanship that the market pro
duces. And all at such prices that
are only made possible by buying for
six stores at once—buying at one
purchase six times the quantity
many of the largest stores in the
country buy through the season.
Phila. One-Price Clothing House.
S. BENIE, PROP.
Birkbeck Brick, Freeland, Pa.
£MIAS. ORION STROH,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW
Office: Rooms 1 and 2, Rlrkbcck Brick, Freeland
JOHN M. CARR,
All legal business promptly attended.
Postoffico Building, ... Freeland.
Legal Business of Any Description.
Brenuuu's Building, So. Centre St. Freeland.
R. J. O DONNELL,
Campbell Building, ... Freeland
White Haven office, Kane Building, Opposite
Postufflce; Tuesdays, Saturdays.
JOHN J. McHREARTY,
Legal Business of every description, Fire
Insurance, and Conveyancing given prompt
McMcnamin Building, South Centre Street.
OVER BIRKBECK'S STORE,
Second Floor, - - Birkbeck Brick
FIRE INSURANCE AGENT.
None but reliable companies represented.
Also agent for the celebrated high-grade
1 lanes of Har.elt.on Bros., New York city.
jQR. S. S. HESS,
37 South Centre Street.
Second Floor Front. - Rofowich Building.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.
.111 business given prompt attention.
Tribune Building. Main Street
dea T er in
Dry Goods, Notions,
Groceries and Provisions.
FRESH ROLL AND
Creamery Butter Always in Stock.
Patent Flour A Specialty.
EVERY ARTICLE GUARANTEED.
N.W. GOT. Centre and Front SU ., Freeland•
Fall and Winter
We have filled our spacious
store with the lates: and best
lines of Footwear in the
market for Men, Women and
We have placed prices on our
shoes which represent a very
small margin of profit, and
therefore can guarantee you
the best goods for the least
There are no better lines of
shoes in the county to select
from. We fit big or little feet
perfectly. Prices are always
just right. We invite you to
come and see us before you
make your purchases.
STAR SHOE STORE,
HUGtI MALLOY, PROP.,
Centre aud Walnut Streets*
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