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VOL. XIV. NO. 107. Made-to-Order Clothes. All lovers of well-made clothing are leaving their measure for their Easter Suit at Refowich's,Freeland. Positively the largest and best assortment to select from in town. Mwidi'stall Clothing and Shoe House. REFOWICH BUILDING. FREELAND. See Our Large Line of Shoes. T. CAMPBELL, dealer In Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes. Also PURE WINES M LIQUORS FOR FAMILY AND MEDICINAL PURPOSES. Ontro awl Main street... Freelalld. CTJTELEYyS 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. LAUBACIFS VIENNA BAKERY. B. C. LAUJACH, Prop. Choice Bread of All Kinds, Cakes, and Pas try, Daily. Fancy and Novelty Cakes Baked to Order. HCTIIIiE&Y ® IE! tBIAM supplied to balls, parties or picnics, witli all necessary adjuncts, at, shortest notice and fairest prices. Delivery and tupjtly wagone to all parte oj tovrn and mirrouiidinqe every day. DePIERRO - BROS CAFE. Corner of Centre and Front Mtreeta. Gibson, Dougherty, Kaufer Club, Rosenbluth'e Velvet, of which we b >ve EXCLUSIVE SALE IN TOWN. Aiuoim's Extra Dry Champagne, Heunensy Brandy, Blackberry, Gins, Wines, Clarets, Cordials, Rtc Jlam and Schweitzer Cheese Sandwiches, Sardines, Ktc. MEALS AT - ALL - HOURS. Geo. H. Hartman, Meats and Green Tmck. Fresh Lard a Specialty. Centre Street, near Central Hotel. JEWELRY STORE. Clocks, Watches and Spectacles. MIBCKLLANEOUB ADVERTISEMENTS NOTICES.— NotIco is hereby given that an application will be made to the court of common pleas of Luzoni* county, or one of the law judges thereof, on Mond > , the thirty first day of March. A. l>. IHO2, at 2 o'clock i. ui., under tb" act of general assembly of the com mm i weul ib of Pennsylvania, entitl ed "an act to provide lr the incorporation und regulation of certain corporations," ap proved April 2tt, 1874, and the supplements thereto, for the charter of an intended cor poration to be called "The Slovak Hall Asso ciation of Freeland, Pa.," the character and object of which is the erection of u hall to be used for the public and private purposes of the said The Slovak Hall Association of Free land, Pa., and for these purpose. t > have, possess a- d enjoy, all the rights, benefits und privileges of the said act of assembly and its supplements. No. , March Term, 11KW. Cha.s. Or.on Stroh, solicitor. INSTATE OF FRANK WITOVITCJH, lute of jLjj Freeland, deceused. Letters of administration upon the above nnim.-d estate having been granted to the unders'gned, all person l * indebted to said estate are requested to make payment, and those having claims or demunds to present the same, without delay, to Anthony Ruuewiek, Freeland, Pa. C. o' Stroh. attorney. Mrs. Anthony McHale died yesterday at Girardvllle at t.hn age of 102 years. CASTOR IA For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought Bears the Sir SS A "* Signature of f&SSU/l/. COUNCIL IS DEADLOCKED Borough Legislators Fail to Organize. Two Democrats Vote With the Republicans and Effect a Tie for President—Meet Again Monday Evening. Freoland borough council is dead locked on the election of a permanent, presiding officer. With eleven members present on Monday evening the vote for president stood f> to 5 in favor of Charles Moersbacher, against whom George Sweet has ben pitted. Mr. Moorschbacher Is supported by six of the eight Democratic councilman, as follows: Messrs. Doggntt, P. G. Gal lagher, William Gallagher, McLaughlin, Moerschbacher and Ward. Mr. Sweet received the votes of the three Republican members present, Messrs. Crawford, McClellan and Relf snvder, and two Democrats, Messrs. Ilincer and McNeils. * As the council consists of twelve members, seven are required to elect the presiding officer and there is much speculation among the voters as to which of the candidates will secure the necessary number. The deadlock Is the subject of much unfavorable comment among those who worked to place the Democrats In con trol of council, and the future welfare of the party, locally, demands that the Democratic majority shall arrive at an understanding without delay, and act unitedly in the reorganization and the tilling of the several positions at their disposal. The last session of the council was held Monday evening with all members except Mr. Sweet present. The follow ing bills were read and ordered paid: W. E. Martin, supplies, #3.80; W. H. Deardorff, salary secretary Hoard of Health, $lO 20; J. J. McHrearty, salary, $02.80; Electric Light Company, street lights, #273.30; Tribune, printing, $23.25; Frank O'Donneil, coal and hauling, #37.50; T. A. Huckluy, coal, $7; Citizens' Hose Company, drying hose, #4O; Ilazle ton Machinery and Supply Co., ziuc for tire alarm, #0; .lames J. Kennedy, test ing fire plugs, #2; Coudy O'Donneil, salary and feeding, #35.70. The bills of W. E. Martin, #5.04, and J. J. Ward, #4O, were laid over. The complaint of the bad condition of au alley in the rear of the residence of William Shelly, Adams street, was referred to the sanitary committee. A letter from the La Franco Fire Engine Co., Elmira, N. Y., in relation to their note, was ordered tiled. The report of Hurguss Hoyle was ap proved. The report showed a total of $37.50, of which #23 is due the borough and $14.50 due the burgess. Chief of Police O'Donuell's report was approved and police expeuse of #137 was ordered paid. The expenditures on the streets to the amount of #01.40 were approved. The finance committee made a report on the settlement of the lttOO taxes and exonerations of #51.34 were allowed, with the exception of the light and water tax of D. J. McCarthy, who re fused to pay. The balance due the borough is #144.33. The ordinance taxing cars and poles was taken up and passed third reading by an unanimous vote. The secretary was instructed to notify all parties concerned of the passage of the ordiuance. The recommendation cK the burgess that council make an effort to have a Long Distance telephone placed in the Municipal building was placed on tile. Council then adjourned sine die. Council reorganized by the selection of Messrs. McNeils and Ilincer as tem porary president and secretary res pectively. The oaths of office and certificates of election of the new mem bers were read and they were admitted to seats. They are: First ward, Jos eph McClellan; Second, Ely Crawford, r V.C You Could Look? AJL into the future and see the condition to which your cough, if neglected, will bring you, you would seek relief at once—and that naturally would be through Shiloh's Consumption 44 4* y-v Guaranteed to cure Con -1 i|l| P sumption, Br on c hit is, Asthma, and all Lung Troubles. Cures Coughs and Colds in a day. 25 cents. Write to S. C. WELLS & Co., Le Roy, N. Y., for free trial bottle. Karl's Clover Root Tea purifies tbe Blood , FREELAND, PA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1902. and Fifth, Patrick Ward. For permanent president the names of Chail'S Moerschbacher and George Sweet were placed In nomination. The billot resulted: For Moerschbacher — Messrs. Doggett, P. G. Gallagher, Wil liam Gallagher, Moerschbacher, Ward and McLaughlin, 6. For Sweet —Messrs. Crawford, McClellan, Reifsnyder, Hin cer and McNeils, 5. Five ballots were taken with the same result, excepting on the third, when McLaughlin voted Sweet. Several very spirited debates took place and Interest was at fever heat. An adjournment was finally agreed to until Monday evening next. Resuming Railroad Traffic. The Lehigh Valley Railroad yesterday began running their main line trains between RufTalo and Now York via Penn Ilaven Junction and Maucb Chunk, and discontinuing the use of the Highland and Lizard Creek branch es. There will be no more main line passenger trains run through Freeland. Tbo Jersey Central bridge at Penn Haven Junction is in use, and the tracks from Penn Haven to White Haven are also in good condition, while between Penn Haven and Mauch Chunk the Jersey Central tracks are crippled on account of the loss of the bridge at Glen Onoko. The Lehigh Valley is using the Jersey Central tracks from White Ilaven to Ponn Haven, and the Jersey Central is using the Lehigh Valley tracks from Penn Ilaven to Packerton. This en ablos both roads to work to better ad vantage and permits the Lehigh Valley to discontinue the roundabout way to reach New York from Wilkesbarre, and gives the Jersey Central the temporary relief that was difficult to obtain be cause of the Glen Onoko los 9. Trains from Mahanoy and Hazleton divisions for New York make connec tion with main line trains at White Haven, east and west bound, and the local service is running nearly on time. Today's heavy snowfall will probably retard the service of local roads again. Over six inches of snow fell since this morning and it is drifting in a manner which cannot fail to affect the running of trains. Teachers' District Institute. The school teachers of the Ninth dis trict will conduct their next institute at White Haven on Saturday, when the following program will bo rendered: Address of welcome —Prof. Rouiber ger. Response—Prof. George C. Farrar. M uslc. Business session. "Arithmetic"—E. F. Hanlon. Recitation—Miss Pearl Kocher. "Politeness in the School Room"— Miss Mary E. Hantaan. Address—Prof. J. M. Coughlfn. "Use and Abuse of Free Text Books" —Myron Zimmerman. "Mutual Relation of Parents, Teach ers and Directors"—Dr. W. S. Trimmer. "English"—Prof. LI. E. Hoffman. Music. Recitation—Miss Helen E. Jones. "Individuality and Responsibility of lite Teachers"—Dr. I. 11. Marstollar. Address—Prof. J. M. Coughlin. Hibernians Celebrate. At the Grand opera house hall last evening an informal celebration of the anniversary of the birth of Robert Emmet was held by Division 11), A. O. 11. Members were present from Divi sion 6, of town, and Division 20. of Eck ley, and tne capacity of the hall was taxed to its utmost. After the regular business of the meet" ing had been completed, which Included the initiation of a large class of candi dates, those present were treated to a program of unusual merit. Several appropriate selections were rendered by St. Ann's band, an address on the life and work of Emmet was delivered by John F. Shovlin, president of the division, and songs, recitations, speeches and addresses were given by other members. Prison Board Appointment. At a meeting of the Luzerne county prison commissioners hold yesterday morning at the county jail the following were elected to serve for the ensuing year: Warden—George L. Llewellyn, 32,000. Matron—Mrs. Llewellyn, 3200. First assistant—Arthur E. Dotro, 31,- 500. Keepers—Charles Gardner, 3840; Grif fith Pritchard, Peter Schmitt, Grten Mulhei rin, Charles Witt, William Davis, Sumner Dennis, each 3750. Physician—Dr. Wolfe. George Vollmer, formerly an Insur ance agent here, was married at Allen town last week to Miss Nora Burkhart, of Allentown. Ice cyeam at Merkt's. Hold All the Offices. Because they were laughed at fur hav ing no government, the residents of Old Forgo township, Lackawanna county, made one. and are now in a peck of trouble, There are only thirty-six resi dents in the township, which was carr ed off Old Forge borough without much thought as to what would re9uit. Of the thirty-six residents only nine are voters. For a year they got along very well without government. Their children went to the borough school, their taxes were collected by one of the nine, and that was the limit of the government. The proseot winter has been a long one, and in the many spare moments they had the nine voters foregathered, talked about the ridicule and decided to have an electiou and a government of their own. Plans were mapped out and the offices apportioned, but there were not enough voters for the offices. But this did not feaze the Old Forgeites. They formed a ticket and, as a light between party fac tious would not do, even if they had bad the factions, each decided to vote straight. As a result the officeholders and their many offices are as follows: •John Weisenfluh, supervisor, school director, justice of the peace, assessor. Henry Scultheis, president of the Board of Health, school director, town ship treasurer. Andrew Naegli, Jr., school director, member of Board of Health, township clerk. Andrew Weisenfluh, school director, coustable, member of Hoard of Health. Henry Naegli, auditor, school director, member of Hoard of Health. Michael Weisenfluh, auditor,, school director. Henry Harlos, judge of election, su pervisor, member of Hoard of Health. John Weisenfluh, Jr., health officer, inspector of eluction. Andrew Naegli, Sr., inspector of elec tion, justice.of the peace. The arrangements for the election were so simple that each man was elect ed by a unanimous vote and the returns wore duly forwarded to Clerk of the Courts Daniels, of Lackawanna county. Then the trouble loomed big as a thun der cloud, for the members of the elec tion board were informed that they'were guilty of the severely-to-be-punished of fense of serving on an election board while candidates for office. They were very much frightened and are at a loss what to do. No one in their own township will think of proceeding against them, and it is not likely that any one outside it will bother. The outcome will probably be that the little township will proceed as it has been doing, without any govern ment. Elected Bank President. From the Slatington Star. Am&ndus Oswald, brother of Teacher P. H. Oswald, of New Tripoli, was unan imously elected president of the First National bank of Freeland. Mr. Os wald is a native of Lynn township, this county, where he taught school and clerked for a number of years. Sixteen year ago he left for Freeland, Luzerne county, where he entered the general merchandise business, in which he met with great success, having been for many years ono of the leading business men of that place. Tlie Silent Iloatninn. "Who can swim? Who can swim?" shouted a man who wanted to cross a river in a boat. A crowd of boatmen gathered round him, crying: "I can, si gnor! I can!" Only one was silent and remained In his bout all the time. "And can't you swim?" inquired the stranger. "No," was the man's curt reply. "Then you shall take me across." The gentleman had adopted this method to escape the importunity of rival boatmen in that part of the coun try. Perhaps also he shrewdly sus pected that a man who could not swim would be the safer pilot.—Capitan Fra cassa. A Nonveidnn Verdict. Axel T. Lindholm of Stillwater, Wis., is the possessor of an extraordinarily rare relic from Norway—a verdict ren dered by a jury of twelve In June, 1553, at Oslo Courthouse, where Chris tiania now stands. At the bottom of this novel verdict hang twelve strips of sheepskin, with twelve pieces of beeswax the size of a small watch, upon each of which Is the seal of one of the jurors. Ex-Sheriff James G. Harvey and ex- Representative W. R. Jeffrey arc candi dates for the Republican legislative nomination. Fire in the grocery store of D. O. Spaide, West Hazleton, did SI,OOO worth of damage last evening. Fresh fish every day during Lent at flartiuan's market, next to Central hotel. 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 postoffice at old Buck Mountain. Carbon county, has again been abolished by the department. Miss Mary Quinn, who recently assumed charge of the office, resigned after a brief experience a9 postmistress, and no one can be found to fill the position. The residents will now receive their mail at Eckley or Weathorly, as they prefer. No trace has yet been found of the body of Frank M. Eroh, the Dorrance school teacher who was drowned while attempting to cross a swollen creek near that place during last week's flood. Mr. Eroh was a brother-in-law of J. A. Alden, of town, and was well known hero. Guy Sonsenbach arrived home last evening after serving three years In the service of Uncle Sam. Guy enlisted after the Spanish-American war and saw service in Cuba and at several points In the states. 110 was a private in Company C, Second infantry. Preparations for the St. Patrick's Day demonstration are being made on an extensive scale by tbo committee in charge and the several societies which intend to participate in the parade are arranging to make a good showing. Postmaster B. F. Davis celebrated his forty-first birthday anniversary last evening. A largo number of friends were present and during the evening Mr. Davis was presented with a beauti ful gold watch-charm. Blizzard weather again greeted the people of this region when they arose from their beds this morning. All faith in ground hogs and other weather prophets has been destroyed this winter. Mrs. O'Donnell, of Summit Hill, is ill at the homo of her nephew, James Brogan, In Upper Lehigh. She came to see her brother, Patrick Brogan, who is ill, and was taken sick herself. P. J. Shoemaker, a fireman on the Amboy run of the D. S. & S. Railroad, has resigned his position to accept a job as fireman at the electric light plant. The collieries of the region are rapid ly recovering from the storm effects and all will resume as soon as the railroads can supply them with cars. A. Oswald has the agency for the cele brated Elysian's extracts and perfumery. The finest goods made. Try them. Mrs. William J. Sands, who recently returned from the Episcopal hospital. Philadelphia, has again entered that institution for treatment. Luzerne county court will be asked ou March 31 by Attorney Chas. Orion Stroh to grant a charter to The Slovak Hall Association, of town. Samuel P. Bankes and Miss Minnie Thomas, both of Oakdale, were married today at Jeddo M. E. church by Rev. Armstrong. Attorney George McLaughlin left for Philadelphia yesterday to see his father in-law, Manus Breunan, who is danger ously ill. Miss Sarah Gorman has returned to her home in Mahanoy City after spend ing a few weeks with Freeland friends. "Si Plunkard" pleased a largo audi ence at the Grand opera house on Monday evening. The confectionery business of William Keipor has been sold to Kushneric brothers. The March meeting of the borough school board will be held this evening. The "little German band" enlivened the town with music )esterday. Mrs. James McGinty, of Wilkesbarre. Is the guest of relatives in town. DRIFTON. A horse owned by a peddler named Silverman, of Hazleton, ran away on Monday evening and created much ex citment in town. After exhausting it self by racing up and down the streets the animal was captured at No. 1, with out causing any damage to tho wagon or contents. The condition of John Gallagher, one of tho aged residents of towu, is still very serious. Miss Maggie E. Gallagher i 9 111. It Is expected that tho collieries here will resume work on Monday. TRI-WEEKLY Mr. S. Senie, Freeland, Pa. Dear Sir.—We admire your ac tions in not advertising as offering penny bargains, as they are dear to the consumer at any price. We know that yours is the place where we get gents' and children's out fitting apparels. Your $5 over coat is worth double any time. You can expect large crowds of buyers today, as we always found you to do square and honorable dealing. Yours truly, B. H. Phila. One-Price Clothing House. S. SENIE, PUOP. Birkbeck Brick, Freeland, Pa. ORION S'i'ROH, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW uiid NOTARY PUBLIC. Ofllce: Booms ] and Birkbeck Brick, Freeland JOUN M. CARR, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. All legal business promptly attended. Postoffice Building-, ... Freeland. Mclaughlin, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Legal Lueinees of Any iteecription. Brennau's Building. So. Centre St. Freeland. R. J. O'DONNELL, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Campbell Building, - - . Freeland „ w Mtc Haven Office, Kane Building, Opposite Postoflice; luesdaya, Saturdays. JOUN J. McBREARTY, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Legal Business of every description. Fire Insurauce, and Conreyauelng given oromut attention. MeMenamln Building, South Centre Street. N. MALEY, DENTIST. O VEIt BIRKBECK'S STORE, Second Floor, . . Birkbeck Brick S. E. UAYES, FIRE INSURANCE AGENT. Washington Street. None but reliable companies represented. Also agent for the celebrated high-grade I lanes oi Hazelton Bros., New York city. S. S. UESS, DENTIST. 37 South Centre Street. Second Floor Front. - Refowleh Building. r A. BUCKLEY, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. All basinets given prompt attention. Tribune Building. - ■ Main Stweet -A~ OS"W-A-XjID, (loa'er 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. N. W. Cor. Centre and Front Sts.. Freeland. Wear the Famous f.nld Seal Cum Boots MM: SALE AT THE STAR SHOE STORE, HUGH MALLOY, PROP., Centre ami Walnut Streets.