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VOL. XV. NO. 39. STATE NORMAL SCHOOL, EAST STROUDSBURG, PA. Location This popular State Institution is located in the midst of the Delaware Water Gap-Mt. l'ocono Summer Resort, Region, the most healthful and picturesque in the state, and one that is visited hy thousands ol' tourists annually. Courses of Study In addition to tho departments of tho regu lar Normal Course, we havo special Depart ments of Music, Elocution, Art, Druwing and Water Color, and a full College Preparatory Department. You can save an entire j'oar in your college preparatory work by coming here. Free Tuition Tuition is absolutely free to those complying with the new state law. This gives a rare opportunity to tnoso desiring a complete* edu cation and should be taken advantage of at ouoo, as this law may he repealed hy the next Legislature. Cost of Hoarding Hoarding expenses are $3.50 per week, which iucludcs fully turnished and carpeted room, heat, electric light and laundry. The addi tional expense is less with us than at most any other schools. Improvements Among these are a new Gymnusium, a tine Electric Light Plant, and a new Recitation Halt now being erected, which will contain tit teen large and fuby equipped recitation rooms, in addition, all bed rooms will be re plastered and litted up and various other ehauges made in the dormitories for tiie further comfort and convenience ot the pupils ol the school. New Catalogue Catalogue for llßfci, gives full information as to free tuition, expenses, courses of study, and other facts of iuterestuud will be mailed with out charge to those desiring it. Full Term opens September 8, lUU2. E. L. KEMP, A. M., Prin. '-puos. A. BUCKLEY, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. All business given prompt attention. Tribune Duilding, - - Main Street Wm. Wehrman, WATCHMAKEE Centre street, Freeland. REPAIRING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, Geo. H. Hartman, Meats and Green Tinck. Freeh Lard a Specialty, Centre Street., near Central Hotel. Condy 0. Boyle, dealer in LIQUOR, WINE, BEER, PORTER, ETC. The finest brands of Domestic and Imported Whiskey on sale. Fresh Freeland Heer, Porter and Ale on tap. 8 Centre street. LAUBACH'S VIENNA BAKERY. B. C. LAUBACK, Prop. Choice Dread of All Kinds, Cakes, and Pas try, Daily. Fancy and Novelty Cakes Baked to Order. CONFECTIONERY AND ICE CREAM supplied to balls, parties or picuics, with all necessary adjuncts, at shortest notice and fairest prices. Delivery and supply wagons to all parts oj town and surrouridings every dap. DePIERRO - BROS. OYYIELRL Corner of Centre anil Front Streets. Gibson, Dougherty, Kaufer Club, Kosenbluth's Velvet, of which we hive EXCLUSIVE SALE IN TOWN. Mumm's Extra Dry Champagne, lionnessy Brandy, Blackberry, Gins, Wines, Clarets, Cordials, Etc 11am and, Sr. hweiteer Cheese /Sandwiches, /Sardines, Etc. MEALS - AT - ALL - HOURS _________ Groceries, Provisions, Green Truck, Dry Goods and Notions arc among tho finest sold in Freeland. Send a sam ple order and try them. E. J. Curry, South Centre Street. T. CAMPBELL, dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes. Also PURE WINES I LIQUORS FOR FAMILY AND MEDICINAL PURPOSES. Contre and Mtiin streets. Freeland. doa'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. FREELAND, PA., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1902. BAER ANSWERED BY MITGHELL National President Issues a Lengthy Statement. Denies the Charge That the Union Seeks to Control the Coal Companies' Business. Repeats the Demands. In a 3,000-word statement prepared by John Mitchell, president of the United Mine Workers of America, the strike leader answers In detail the state ments and arguments of Georgo F. Baer In his recent letter to Senators Quay and Penrose. The document was given to the press last evening at strike headquarters In Wilkesbarre by Mr. Mitchell's secretary. Correspondence and other pressing matters requiring his personal attention prevented Mr. Mitchell from answering President Baer sooner. Mr. Mitchell took his time In preparing the state ment, carefully Investigated and cor roborated all the points ho wished to make, and with great deliberation placed his statements and arguments together with all the force a calm dis cussion of the subject would permit. Aside from the technical information concerning conditions, which ho ob* talned from the district presidents, Mr. Mitchell prepared his statement wlthoot aid or advice. In his statement the national presi dent of the union takes the opportunity to repeat specifically that the union does not seek to interfere with the manage ment of the coal properties or with the proper discipline of tho working force, but do demand: "First—An increase in wages for men employed on piecework. "Second—A reduction In the hours of labor for men employed by the day. "Third—Payment for a legal ton of coal. "Fourth—That the coal mined shall be honestly weighed and correctly re corded. "Fifth—We favor incorporating in the form of an agreement the wages that shall bo paid and the conditions of em ployment that shall obtain for a specifi ed porlod." One of tho most significant parts of the statement is the paragraph recount ing the miners'demands. The fifth and concluding section of the paragraph, In place of "we demand" says "we favor" an agreement on the wages and condi tions of employment that shall obtain for a spocified period. This is tantamount to a declaration that the union will not stand out for formal recognition but will be satisfied with the wages and conditions asked for. The opinion Is expressed by those who have read tho statement that even an astute lawyer and financier like Presi dent Baer will havo some trouble In answering Mr. Mitchell's arguments to the satisfaction of the public. RUMORS OF CONCKBSIOIfS. One of the most prominent individual coal operators in the Schuylkill coal regions, who will not allow his name to be used, made a statement last night to the effect that tho Independent opera tors will make concessions to the strik ing miners this week and It Is expected that such collieries will be allowed to rosume work at once by the union. The individual operators have been contemplating making concession! for sometime past, as they are not able to stand the great financial losses occasion ed by the long shut down and the loss of their former customers. NO TRAINS WKRK HELD UP. The officials of tho Reading Company, says the Philadelphia Press, deny the reports that the passenger traius are being held up by the striking miners and searched for non-union men. Gen oral Superintendent Garrett, of the Philadelphia and Reading Railway Com pany, who was in Philadelphia yestor terday, said: "I have Investigated tho reports that some of our trains have been held up by the strikers and have not found anything to base the reports on. They must have been put out by some one who saw a number of men enter a trfln at some of the small sta tions in the oal regions." EXTRACT FROM MITCIIKLI/S SPEECH. Every striker should carefully read the speoch delivered by President Mitchell at Dickson City. Tho follow ing is an extract: "I want to repeat the advice I have given you betore. I know that going through more than four months of strike Is likely to cause some to become rest less and irritated, and make them feel sometimes that it would not be a great wrong to commit somo violent act against their opponents. But let mo say, as I have said before, tho worst onomy our union has, the one who deals the worst blow to our cause, Is the one amongst us who violates the law. If we cannot win this strike by honorable means, a thousand times better Is It that we should be defeated. Better tho completo disruption of our organization than a victory won by questionable measures." KKCKLRBB SHOOTING YKSTF.RIIAY. Nantlcoke was the scene yesterday afternoon of a shooting that will result fatally. It was the old story of the deputy and his gun. Joseph Oil lis, a striker, was shot four times, It is al leged, by James Sweeney, a guard at the Bliss mine of the Delaware, Lacka wanna and Westorn Company, and Is In a critical condition at his home. liis reputed assailant Is incarcerated In the borough lock-up. From what can bo learned of the shooting, Gillis and two companions went to the stockade of the Bliss mine and engaged In conversation with Sweeney. What Its purpose was Is not known, but the deputy is said to have suddenly pulled out a revolver and firod directly at Gillis. A party of striking miners from Ply mouth boarded a Delaware, Lackawanna and Western freight train last evening below Avondalo to ride to their homes. As they were passing the Avondale col liery they were fired upon by deputies behind the stockade. One of tho bullets entered tho leg of James Ilorton, In flicting a painful wound. No arrests have yet been made. It was apparently a field day for tho deputies behind the stockades. Besides the shootings at Nantlcoke and Avon dale, they aro accused of using their guns on Officer Michael Hanlon and John Fallon, of Wilkesbarro. As Fal lon was passing the Stanton colliery ho was startled when six bullets rapid suc cession went flying over his head. Offi cer Hanlon, who hoard the sound of the reports, came to the rescue and was also greeted with a fusillade. Luckily neither tnah was hit. MISCELLANEOUS NOTES. A rumor Is in circulation that an at tempt to operate Drlfton colliery will be made this week. Those in a position to know the truth refuse to speak on the subject. There is considerable loose coal in tho mines and the breaker could be run for a few days with the supply on hand. Union men are expecting that this coal will be hoisted soon, In order to give the operators a chance to spread the report that "another colliery has resumed." Rev. Carl Ilouser, pastor of the Slavon ian Lutheran church, Is charged In this morning's Hazleton Standard with in ducing members of his congregation to return to work. Rev. Ilouser denies the allegation and has placed the matter in the hands of his attorneys. It was admitted at Wllkosbarre yes terday by an official of one mining com panies that there are only 96 certificat ed miners working in all the collieries of tho anthracite region, from Pottsvlllo to Forest City. At the request of Colonel Watres, In command In the vicinity of Scranton, tho Sheridan troop, of Tyrone, was yes terday ordered out by Governor Stone to do duty In Lackawanna county. Death of Edward Turnback Edward Turnbach, leader of Hazle ton Citizens' Alliance, died yesterday morning after eight woeks of the most Intense suffering. Ho was born In White Haven July 35, 1848, and was the descendant of an Illustrious revolution ary soldier, John Turnbach, who served under General Wayne. When seventeen years of age he entered the employ of Coxe Itros. & Co.. at Drlfton, accoptlng the position of shipping clerk. He served In this ca pacity from 186 SI to 1883, when he went to Hazleton and engaged In the dyna mite business. Mr. Turnbach Is survived by six chil dren, William A., John J., Edward R., Mary 8., Prentiss and Walter. His first wife preceded him In death several years ago, while his second wife died on August 14 last. Tho funeral will take place Wednes day afternoon from his late residence on West Broad street. Coal for the Schools. Arrangements were made last week to supply the borough schools with coal from Sandy Run stripping. Owing to the almost incessant rain since last Wednesday but little coal has lately been taken out of the stripping and con sequently none has yet been delivered to tho schools. The fuel, however, will be sent to town as soon as the weather clears sufficiently to permit the men to resume their work of digging it out. Orders have been placed for a quantity that Is ostimated as sufficient to keep the buildings heated until the labor difficulties come to au end. ' ROUND THE REGION. Six policemen of Exeter borough, Joseph Hudock, Wllllaiu Dougherty, John Knock, Stephen Yosso, Joseph Chadwlck and John Mould, Jr., handed In their stars and other paraphernalia to Burgess Gross and stated that they had resigned. When asked tho reason they stated that they refused to serve on the force with tho chief, Sauford Geddes, who Is at present working as a coal and iron police officer at the Pettebone colliery. James Sanders, of Plymouth, is dead from the stab wounds received at the hands of Michael Gillan of the same town Wednesday morning. Gillan, Sanders and several others were drink ing and a quarrel ensued in which Gil lan stabbed Sanders with a knife. De ceased was 38 years of age and is sur vived by one son. Gillan is about 50 years of age. He has a wife and two daughters. The State Educational Association executive committee has decided to hold the next meeting of the association at Wilkesbarre early In July. The exact date will not be fixed until It is definitely learned when the National Association will meet at Boston. The case against John Smith, Ignat/. Shukls, Mike Yushkls, Paul Tomchek and Anthony Waycyulis, the men charg ed with the murder of Daniel Sweeney at Nauticoke a fow weeks ago, was down for trial Saturday, but was con tinued until next term. George Coronway died at Wilkesbarre yesterday, agod GO years. His poetical contributions to tho Welsh press tnado his name known to tho people of that nationality the world over. Tho authorities at White Haven are gaining on tho typhoid fever epidemic in that town and tho disease is expected to bo wiped out within a few more weeks. Admiral Melville 111. Roar Admiral George W. Melville, who delivored the Founders' Day ad dross at the M. & M. Institute closing exercises on June 4, Is ill in a Philadel phia hospital. Ho was taken there yes terday morning from his apartments in a hotel, and while it was said that tho admiral is a very sick man, there is nothing alarming In his condjtion. It was stated at the hospital last night that his ailment is of a malarial nature, although no definite statoment was made, as his case will not be diagnosed until today. Admiral Melville arrivod in Philadel phia shortly after 10 o'clock on Satur day night. He went immediately to his room and denied himself to all callers. While his illness was suddon, it was a matter of comment among thoso who had soen him that he was palo and worn looking. It was remombered, too, that he had boon complaining . for several weeks. Confirmation of this came a few minutes later, when the admiral sent (or his physician, who orderod-his immodiate removal to the hospital. Admiral Melville was G1 years old in July last, and under the code governing the retirement of naval officers will finish his term of service next year. Rousing Luzerne Voters. County Chairman Fred C. Klrkendall has opened up Democratic county hoad quarters and is now ready to conduct an aggrossive campaign. He is ably assisted by E. J. Moore, the secretary, who looks after the detail work. Mr. Kirkendall is confident that the Luzerne Democracy are going to elect their ticket this fall by a good majority. The majority will not bo as largo as last year, when tho fusion ticket had a majority of 15,000, but Chairman Kirkendall looks for at least 3,000 ma jority. The ticket the Democrats have before the people is the strongest that has been named for years. There was a good-natured rivalry before tho conven tion for the various offices, but now that the nominations havo been made, all Democrats aro co-operating with tho county chairman to get out the vote and bury all differences of the past. No Temperance Parade. There will be no C. T. A. U. celebra tion on October 10 this year. It has been called off. It was the lutontlon to hold it at West Scranton, tho necessary preparations being tnado, and tho parade would have been one of the largest held In years, This is the third time that the parade was postponed, and in this particular intance there will bo some disappointment, as many societies In tended to go and had made the neces sary preparations, hiring bands, etc. The reason that tho parade was call ed off is because tho board of govern ment of the temperance union was un able to secure suitable rates. They thought it would be Inadvisable under the prevailing conditions to ask tho societies to attend when tho rates wore so high 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 Wor,ds. The Jewish holy days will be ushered In with the New Year (Ilosh llashana), on Thursday, October 2. This day will mark the beginning of the year 5663, and Is followed in ten days by the Day of Atonement or Fast Day (Yora Kippur) on Saturday, October 11, and five days thereafter by tho Harvest Festival (Sue coth), on Thursday, October 16. Ellsworth Hoffman, of Easton, and Miss Margaret Ashman, of Upper Le high, were married on Saturday even ing at the bride's home by Rev. O. G. Langford. George Anderson, of Perth Am boy, N. J., was groomsman and Miss Emma Hoffman, of Upper Lehigh, was bridesmaid. Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman will reside at Easton. Mrs. Patrick Qulnn, of No. 2 Drlfton, while on her way to St. Ann's church yesterday morning, slipped and foil between the ties on tho trolley road ' trestling below tho D. S. & S. station, i One of h'er ankles was sprained and she was otherwise hurt by tho fall. The case of Charles Rohlands, Victor Kliue and Charles Roberts, coal and Iron police, who are charged by John Watchko with assault at Drifton on July 3, was called in court on Saturday, but was continued until the next term. In a well-played game of foot ball at the Tigers park iSaturday afternoon the Good Wills team won from the Crescents iby a score of 10 to 5. It was the first contest of the season and both clubs put forth their best efforts to win. District Deputy Grand Master John W. Scott, of Hazloton, will install tho officers of Mt. Iloreb Lodge, I. O. O. F,, Freeland, on Thursday ovouing, and the officers of Rutlor Lodge, Drums, Saturday evening. Rov. J. B. Korschnor, of St. John's Reformed church, will address the Re formed Ministerial Association at Rock Glen this evening. Ills subject will be: "Tho Social Influence of tho Church." The funeral of Mrs. John VValck, of Hazleton, was attended today by several Freoland people. Tho deceased was a sister,of Owen Frlt/.inger and Mrs. Wil lowby Doudt, of town. A young son of Carl Gross, of Upper Lehigh, fell on Saturday from a chest nut tree and was badly hurt. Among his injuries is a fractured skull. Bishop Michael Hoban, of Scranton, will confirm a largo class of boys and girls at St. Ann's Catholic church on Sunday morning next. The Democratic county candidates began their tour this morning. The nominees will visit every important town In tho county before election day. "The Battle of Gettysburg" wa9 the subject of an Interesting address* de livered by John Shafer at the Park M. E. church Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. William Richards have removed to Catapauqua, whore the former has been employed since tho Drifton shop strike. Ice cream—all flavors—at Morkt's. AndrewO'Donnell, clerk in Campbell's store, has returned from his vacation spent with relatives at Aileutown. John J. McNeils left today for Wilkes barre, whero he will attend the Demo cratic county committee meeting. Bernard Gallagher, janitor of the Municipal building, returned last even ing from Allentown. Andrew Kashraorick and Miss Annio Soltis, both of Milnesville, were married this morning by Rov. Carl Ilousor. Rov. J. J. Ilefferon, of Rallston, has boon transferred to St. Gabriol's church, llazleton. R. J. Dever loft today for Carlisle to rosuuio his studies at Dickinson law school. William Ferry, of Ridge street, is visiting relatives at Easton. G. Mord Noußurger has rosumod his studios at JofTerson Medical college. John B. Ilanlon is slowly recovering from a severe illness. BIRTHS. Albert.—To Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Albert, a son. Krit/.berger.—To Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kritzborger, Eckley, a son. TRI-WEEKLY light loads. jQREASE for everything that runs on wheels. . Sold Everywhere. £MIAS. OH ION STROH, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW ami NOTARY PUBLIC. Offlco: Rooms land 2, Birkbeck Brick, Freehold Mclaughlin, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Legal Business of Any Description. Brennan's Building:, So. Centre St. Freeland. jD J. O'DONNELL, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Campbell Buiidintt, . - . Freeland. White Haven Ollice, Kane Building, Opposite Postollice; Tuesdays, Saturdays. JOHN J. McBREARTY, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Legal Business of every description, Fire insurance, and Couveyuucinp given prompt attention. McMenamin Buiidintt, South Centre Street. N. MALEY, DENTIST. OVF.U BIHKBECK'S STOKE. Second Floor. - Birkbeok Brick S. E. H A YE;S, FIRE INSURANCE AGENT. Washington Street. None but reliable com panics represented. Also ag'ent for the celeliratetl hiKh-Krado Pianos of Hazel ton Bros.. New York city. S. S. HESS, DENTIST. North Centre Street, llell Telephone. Second Floor. ■ p. p. s. of A. Building. Thomas Smith Acquitted. Thomas Smith was acquitted of tho chargo of killing Michael Choro at 1.50 o'clock Saturday afternoon, when tho jury In tho case returned a verdict of not guilty. The jurors deliberated three hours before they announced that they had agreed upon a verdict. Smith was Immediately disehargud, and Louis Dinn, who was indicted with him, was also sot froe after bail in the sura of 02,000 for his appearance later had boon furnished. Tho case against Dinn will now be dropped, aod after certain legal formalities have been observed his bail will bo released. The taking of the testimony in the case was not concluded until late Fri day night, after which the attoruoys of each side addressed the jury. Judge Ferris delivered his charge Saturday morning. Tho case was given to tho jury at 10.50 a. m., and at 1.50 p. in. tho members reported to tho court with the verdict of acquittal. Shortly after tho jury rendered Us decision the news reached Freeland and the friends of tho young men were over joyed at the result of the trial. Dinn and his friends arrived homo on the 4.45 o'clock train aod were pro fusely congratulated by the acquaint ances of tho family. Much sympathy was expressed for the young man's father, Bernhard Dinn, to whom the charge against his son was a trying ordeal. Smith, accompanied by his attorneys and relatlvos, arrived hero on the 7.35 o'clock train from tho county seat. Many friends met them at the station to congratulate tho acquitted man and the streets were lined with people, sev eral of whom cheered their approval of the result. Tho local attorneys, Daniel Kline and George T. Brown, wore also con gratulated for the successful defense they made for their client Dettrey Case Dismissed. The case of Gottlieb Ganshorn, of Derringer, against Wiliiuin Dettrey, of Nuremberg, a member of the district executive board of the United Mine Workers of America, in which the latter was charged with surety, was tried be fore Judge Ferris at Wllkeebarro ou Saturday. Tho defense strenuously en deavored to bring about the conviction of Mr. Dettrey, but the testimony ad duced was of such a llimsy character that the judge dismissed the caso for lack of evidence. "Minnesota's Best" Hour is sold by A. Oswald. There Is none better made.