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VOL. XV. NO. 59. You're the Man We're After Have you been buying Clothing that gets out of shape, loses its color and looks bad after a few months'wear? Lost faith in ready made? You're just the man we want. We can sell you a Fall and Winter Suit That will look well as long as there is anything left of it. Try us. If we don't please you we will not ask you to come again. Suits for Men, Boys and Child ren, also Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes and Furnishings. Ladies' Shoes a specialty. Our lines of Dress Goods and Notions are worth your careful in spection. All our prices will suit you. JOHN SHIGO, 144 South Centre Street, wsseai amaaaga t^vj I STATE NORMAL SCHOOL, g H EAST STROUDSBURG, PA. | ra Regular State Normal Courses, and ■ "■ Special Departments of Music, Eloou- ■ M tion. Art, Drawing, Stenography and fi M Typewriting; strong College i'reparu- H CI tory Department. ,j Free Tuition. ft U Hoarding expenses $3.50 per week. | (Pupils admittetl at any time. Winter Term opens Die. 2Vth. Write for ■ E. L. KEMP, A, M., Prin. | ORION STROH, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW and NOTARY PUBLIC. Office: Rooms 1 and 2, Birkbeck Brick, Freeland £JEORUE MCLAUGHLIN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Legal Business of Any Description. Brennan's Building, So. Centre St. Freeland. J. O'DONNELL, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Campbell Building, - Freeland. White Haven office, Kune Building, Opposite Postoffice; Tuesdays, Saturdays. JOHN J. MCBREARTY, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Legal Business of every description, Fire Insurance, and Conveyancing given prompt attention. McMcnainin Building, South Centre Street. A. BUCKLEY, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. All business given prompt attention. Tribune Building, - - Main Street N. MA LEY, DENTIST. OVKtt BIUKBKCK'S STORK, Second Floor, - - Birkbeck Brick S. E. HAYES, FIRE INSURANCE AGENT. Washington Street. None but reliable companies represented. Also agent for tho celebrated high-grade Pianos ol liazelton Bros., New York city. JQR. S. S. HESS, DENTIST. North Centre Street. Bell Telcphono. Seooud Floor, - P. O. S. of A. Building. -A-. OSVO^^LD, dealer 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 tits., Freeland. 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. T. CAMPBELL, dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes. AIBO PURE WINES £ LIQUORS FOII FAMILY AND MKDIOINAL PURPOSKB. Centre tiu<i Muiu streete, Freeland. COMMISSION'S FIRST SESSION Strike Arbitrators Begin Their Investigation. Operators and Miners Have a Brilliant Array of Coun sel at Scranton to Defend Their Interests. Tho Grst formal session of the An thracite Coal Strlko Commission was held In the superior court room at Scranton this morning at 10 o'clock. Tho hours of the sittings were from 10 to 12 30 and 2 to 4 30 o'clock. The hearing was public, but a* the space of the court room (s quite limited not many outside of those directly Inter ested were able to find accommodation. At the opening of the session. Judge Gray outlined what procedure will be followed in the presentation of testi mony. The opening address from the miners' side in the main consisted of a 6,000-word statement prepared by Presi dent Mitchell. The examination of wit nesses will likely not begin until Satur day. The belief is that the hearings will continue for at least two weeks, though there is no certainty about this. That the commissioners have no idea how long the hearings will continue is evi denced by the fact that the rooms for them at the Jerm>n have boen engaged for an indefinite period. President Mitchell and his corps of statisticians, lawyers, socioligists and practical miners reached Scranton last evening. Siuco the termination of the strike they have been working day and night gctting'a mass of evidence in shape for presentation to tho commis sioners. Every detail has been care fully attended to and Mr. Mitchell and his co-workers are confident that they will present a case that the operators and their attorneys will find It difficult to break down. It is the belief of Mr. Mitchell that most of the miners' testimony will be taken in Scranton, as many of the min ing towns in tho region have poor hotel accommodations. Should it be decided to have the greater part of tho work done in Scranton miners will be sum moned there from all over the region. The members of tho commission have engaged fourteen rooms on tho second floor of the Jennyn hotel for the use of themselves and their secretaries. All the big corporations and the in dependent operators are represented by counsel at tbe hearings. Ex-Judge Al fred Hand aud J. E. Burr is associated with John B. Kerr, tho general counsel of the Ontario and Western. James 11. Torrey is associated with W. O. Wilcox, vice president and general counsel of tbe Delaware and Hudson. Major Everett Warren will look after tho in terests of the Erie Co. John T. Lena ban, of Wilkesbarre, aud Joseph O'Brien, of Scranton, are engaged to present tho case of the non-union men. . The miners will also havo a number of able lawyers, among them being Mr. Weyl, of Washington; Mr. Darrow, of Chicago; James L. Lenahan and John and James F. Shea, ef Wilkesbarre, and John J. Murphy, of Scranton. Trial Suddenly Ended. The trial of the case of John Smith, one of tho murderers of the Watchman Daniel Sweeney, atNanticoke, suddenly terminated, when the prisoner, acting under tho advice of his counsel, with drew his plea of not guilty and entered a plea of guilty, the degree to be fixed by tho court. Owing to the circum stances of the case and the fact that the evidence against the defendant was mainly circumstantial, the district at torney and Judgo Wheaton agroed to the change of the plea and the degree of the crime was fixed as murder in tho second degree. Michael Yushkis, another of the four men charged the murder, was then call ed for trial before Judge Halsey. The prisoner hold a short consultation with his counsel aud when the indictment was read to him by the district attorney and be was asked to plead he entered a plea of guilty through his attorneys and agroed that tho degree of tho crime should be fixed by tbe court. In order that Judge Halsey could have an understanding of the facts connected with the case Paul Torachek, one of the men who was tho first to attempt to clear his skirts of the crime, was called to the stand and examined. His story was a practical repetition of the evidence ho had given iu the trial of Smith. After hearing some more testimony Judge Halsey fixed the degree ot tbe crime as murder in the second degree FREELAND, PA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1902. and tho prisoner was remanded to the jail to await sentence. The trial of Ignatz Sbukls, the third defendant, was then set down for Mon day next, and at its completion Tom chek, the fourth man, will be called upon to face the jury. Those who have followed tho case and who are acquainted with inside facts are satisfied that It was not tbe Intention of the defendants to kill Sweeney, but that they were aDgry because ho remain ed at work during thestrlke and Intend ed to beat him. Selecting Assistants. County Treasurer-elect John J. Moore does not believe in keeping any one in suspense regarding the appointments he has to make In his allien. His official family will be made up as follaws: Chief deputy, George T. Kirkendall, of Dallas; clerk, J. P. Mundy, of Wilkes barre. Mr. Kirkdenall is at present a clerk In the office. Mr. Mundy is a member of Wilkesbarre select council. It is understood that Commissioners elect Finn and Scbappert have decided to appoint James VV. Holman, of Hazle ton, who was dofoated for register of wills last week, as chief clerk iu their office. W. J. Devaney, of Wilkosbarro, Is said to bo in Hoe for the asslstaut chief clerkship. With regard to tho other appoint ments nothing has yet been definitely decided upon and may not be for some days. There are a number of candi dates for clerkships, among them John J. NcNells, of town, whose application Is endorsed by practically tho entire local Democracy,. Mr. McNeils Is one of Coxo Bros. & Co.'s blacklist victims and deserves to bo recognized, not alone for his heroic stand during the strike but for his unswerving loyalty and fidelity to Democracy in every local and general campaign since he entered politics. Ills appointment would be a tribute to party work which has been well earned and would meet with the approval of every lower end Democrat who believes in re warding those who have given years of honest service for the ticket. Register of Wills Mainwaring, who was re-elected, is said to be contemplat ing some changes in his force. One of the names suggested as likely to be chosen for deputy register is that of W. J. Morgan, of town. His appointment would be pleasing news to his many local friends. The Spring Election. Although the February election is some months off, candidates for the several offices to be filled at that time are quietly feeling their way for nomi nations. There are a number of im portant positions to which candidates can aspire In February, and this gives increased interest in the coming catii paign. Tho borough at large will elect a burgess, tax collector and auditor, and each of the wards will elect an assessor and election officers. The Second will chose a councilman for one year, the Third a school director, the Fourth a councilman and tho Fifth a councilman and school director. Suggestions of names for the various offices are heard in both Democratic and Republican circles, but no positive announcements have yet been made. The Socialists are considering the ques tion of placing a complete local ticket in tho field. Milnesville Abandoned. It has been authoritatively announced that the A. S. Van Wickle estate, opera tors of Milnesville colliery, has given up the lease of the Milnesville property. Men are now at work in the slope tear ing up the rails and making other prep arations looking to the workings. About 500 men and boys are affected. No reason is assigned by the officials for abandoning the colliery. Rumors to the effect that Pardee Bros. & Co., operators of the Lattimer col liery, will take up the lease are in circu lation. The Lattiraer workings adjoin those of the Minersville, and it is urged that tbe coal from both workings could be prepared at one breaker. Old miners state that many thousands of tons coal still remain In the Milnesville mine. Y. M. C. A It has been decided to comply with the request of the people for a continu ance of the "Week of Prayer" services. Sunday afternoon at 3.20 o'clock tho meeting at Y. M. C. A. rooms will be ad dressed by Goo. Langford. Subjoct, "Ten Wrong Hearers." Ladies as well as gentlemen are invited to be present. Don't forgot the mooting at the Re formed church this evening. Secrotary Thorburn will address the people. It is expected that the speakers for next week will be Hon. E. A. Coray, Secretary Thorburn, J. D. Bryden and Thomas E. Lewis. Announcement will be made later. ROUND THE REGION Judge Bechtel has decided that call ing a non-union man a harsh name is not a punishable offense under tbe law. Twenty-three strikers from Mahanoy City were beforo the court charged by Albert Bainbridge with calling him names. All but one, who made threats, were discharged. A large part of the business district of Olyphant was destroyed by firo yes terday. The blaze originated in the basement of Atherton & Sutton's store. This building was destroyed, as well as four smaller buildings. The total dam age done was nearly 3100,000. Governor Stone has appointed a com mission to examine into tho mental and physical condition of Judge P. p. Smith of the superior court. If tho commis sion finds the judge incapacitated he may be retired from the beuch on half pay. After twelve weeks of idleness, caused by a shutdown when the girls formed a union, tho Mahanoy City shirt factory has again resumed work. About fifty girls are now working. None of the employes will be allowed to join a union. Schuylkill grand jury refused to indict the strikers who were caught mining coal in the breaches on the lands of the Glrard Estate and arrested by the Second City troop of Philadelphia. The prosecutor was directed to pay the costs. Powell Ratherwlski, charged with at tempting to wreck a passenger train on the Delaware and Hudson Railroad near Duryea, pleaded guilty in court yester day and was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment in the penitentiary. Peter Nilus, of Edwardsville, has been committed to an insane asylum. His brother shot and wounded a man two weeks ago. It is said Nilus lost his reason by worrying over the shooting. Notices were posted in all the offices of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company yesterday of an increase of 10 per cent in tho wages of all the employes whose wagos are less than S2OO per month. The remains of John Williams, of Lansford, who died in Cincinnati, where he was a corporal In Third United States Infantry, were Interred at Sum mit Hill with military honors. Wilkesbarre Board of Trade has de cided that tho corner stone of tho new Federal building shall bo laid on Thanks given Day. The ceremonies will be under Masonic auspices. Jessie Webster, tho four-year-old daughter of F. B. Webster, died at Shenandoah as a result of eating apple thorn weed in mistake for peppermint leaf. Edward Redington, 6 years old, died at Wilkesbarre from injuries sustained while playing a game of foot ball last Saturday with schoolmates. An epidemic of typhoid fever is caus ing Lansford Board of Health consider able trouble. WEDDINGS. James Horn, of town, and Miss Mary J. Woodrlng, of Oakdaie, were married Wednesday at tho home of tho bride by Itev. J. B. Kerschner. After tho cere mony they departed for Philadelphia, whore they will spend their honeymoon, and upon their return will resldo at Upper Lehigh. Elmer Walck and Miss Clara Wersing er, both of Butler valley, were married ar the home of the bride yesterday in tho presence of a number of invited friends. An appropriate celebration took place last evening. John Conley, of Jeddo, and Miss Min nie Maloney, of Uazioton, wore married last evening in St. Gabriel's church by Rev. Hefferon. The newly wedded couple will take up their residence at Jeddo. Cards are out announcing the engage ment of Louis Switzor and Miss Annie Goeppert, of Walnut street. They will bo married on tbe 25th Inst. FUNERALS. The funeral of the late Owen Fowlor will take place at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Rev. F. Marshal will con duct services at the residence. Mem bers of several societies of which tho deceased was a member will attend In a body and other organizations will send delegations. Rev. E. T. Swartz, of town, conduct ed services this afternoon at Hazleton over the remains of William Wayne, a former resident of town, who died in Philadelphia on Tuesday. The de ceased was a member of Drifton P. O. S. of A. camp. Tho funeral of Mrs. Edward White took place this morning from her home in Highland, and this afternoon the re mains of Mrs. Charles Goerseh were in terred at Freeland cemetery. 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. The winter timetable of the Lehigh Valley Railroad goes into effect next Sunday. The number of trains arriv ing arid departing at Freeland will not be affected, but tho time of some will bo changed. Tho noon train for Wilkesburre will leave about 10 minutes earlier than at present. One of tho most interesting foot ball games of the season will take place tomorrow afternoon at Hazleton. when tbe Crescent club and Hazleton eleven will meet for the first time. The local team is confident of victory and will make a strong effort to win. It Is reported that Bishop Floban will in the near future appoint a pastor for St. Raphael's Catholic church at liar, leigh, which is now served by Hazleton priests. Rev. William O'Hura,' of Eck ley, is mentioned for tho appointment. Among the Luzerne county students enrolled at West Chester normal school this term are the following from this vicinity: Misses Louisa Davis, Drifton; Mary Lesser, Upper Lehigh, and Carrie E. Mock, Jeddo. Nell Dougherty, of Lattimer, a broth er of James Dougherty, of Highland died yesterday in a Philadelphia hos pital, where he went a week ago to be treated for minors' asthma. He was aged 55 years. The anthracite output in October was only 1,250,000 tons, against 4,000,000 last year. On November 1 the output of anthracite was 24,000,000 tons less than for the same ten months last year Marklo & Co.'s Highland collieries re sumed work on Wednesday and Oakdaie colliories this morning. Jeddo and Ebervale mines will be ready for resump tion next week. "Minnesota's Best" Hour is sold by A. Oswald. There Is none better made. Matt Broderlck, one of the local ball players who had won distinction on ihe diamond, signed a contract this week to play next season with Brooklyn Nation al ioague club. Tickets for the next entertainment of the M. & M. course, at the Grand opera house November 22, will be placed on salo tomorrow at 9 a. m. at MeMena rnin's store. Mrs. DoFoy has decided not to lease Jeddo hotel and the establishment will on December 1 pass to the management of Mrs. Sweeny, of Lehighton. Rev. E. A. O'Rielly, a former curate at St. Ann's church, has been trans ferred from Wilkesburre to South YVav erly, N. Y. Rornard McFadden is homo on a short vacatiou from East Stroudsburg normal school. Miss Maggie McGroarty,of South Cen tre street, has gone to Philadelphia to reside. Ice cream—all flavors—at Merkt's. PLEASURE. November 20.—Thanksgiving Eve ball under the auspices of the Crescent Athletic Association at Krell's hall. Ticket, 50 cents. December 6. —Masquerade ball of the Ilappy Farmer Club at Dinkelackor's hall, Kutlor valley. Tickers, cents. In Muinoriau. At a meeting of the board of directors of the Mining and Mechanical Institute of Freeland, Pa., held on the twelfth day of November, 1902, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted: Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God, to remove by death from our midst, Mr. Owen Fowler, the vice president and director of the Mining and Me chanical Institute; who, from its incep tion, was one of its zealous promoters and from its organization an earnest director and at the time of his death its respected vice president, therefore Resolved, That with deep regret, we recognize that in the decease of Mr.' Owen Fowler, our Institute has suffered the loss of an earnest and ready sup porter; its board of directors, a com panion and counselor; Its students, a friend of education, and the community a liberal and public-spirited citizen. Resolved, That his disinterested de votion to the best interests of the Insti tute command our sincore and lasting respect for his memory. Resolved, That a copy of these resolu tions be transmitted to the family of the deceased as an expression of our sym pathy with them in their deep affliction. Resolved. That these resolutions be published in the papers of Freeland, Pa. William IS. Fry, 1 Harry E. Sweeny, .'Committee. Elliott A. Oborreuder, ) TRI-WEEKLY Two Rut Sand Women, Tell Stories that are Inton es ting to those Who Suiter, Miss Nettie Fitzgerald, of Rutland, Vt.saj's: "My sickness began with a stomach and liver trouble, and then fol lowed extreme nervousness and an af fection of the kidneys, and I was con fined to my bed in a helpless condition. My attending physician could not find anymedicine to help rue. At this crit ffPjp ical moment Dr. David Kennedy's Favor ite Remedy was brought to my notice. I procured a bottle, and it was just the right thing. I began to pick up in strength, and it made a perfectly well woman of me." Four physicians attended the daugh ter of Mrs. Laura A. Kempton, of West Rutland, Vt., who was stricken with Bright's Disease. Her ankles, feet and eyes were terribly swollen, and her life was despaired of. But a mother's love surmounts all difficulties, and she deter mined to try Dr. David Kennedy's Fa vorite Remedy. "How happy lam," Mrs. Kempton writes, " that I followed that course, for one by one tlie well known symptoms of the disease left her. Words cannot express my grati tude, and I cannot too earnestly recom mend this great medicine. Her recov ery was entirely due to Favorite Rem edy, which was the only medicine taken after her case was abandoned by the physicians." Dr. David Kennedy's Fa vorite Remedy has never yet failed where the disease was within the range of medicine. Hundreds of men and women with that " run down " condition, unable to work, have recovered health and strength through this remarkable rem edy. It purifies the blood and stirs the liver and kidneys to a healthy action. In cases of rheumatism, kidney, liver and urinary troubles it is a well known 6pccific. If you suffer from kidney, liver or bladder trouble in any form, diabetes, Bright's disease, rheumatism, dyspep sia, eczema or any form of blood dis ease, or, if a woman, from the sick nesses peculiar to your sex, and arc not already convinced that Dr. David Ken nedy's Favorite Remedy is the medi cine you need, you may have a trial bottle absolutely free, with a valuable medical pamphlet, by sending your name, with postofficc address, to the I)r. David Kennedy Corporation, Ron dout, N. Y., mentioning this paper. Dr. David Kennedy's Favorite Rem edy is for sale by all druggists at f\ a bottle or 6 bottles for £5 —less than one cent a dose. * DB. DAVID ZEITtfEDY'C SALT BIIEUIfcBEAM cures Skin or! Scrofulous I>ineue*. 50c. lnuggists. DePIER.RO - BEOS. 0-A_JF;EL Corner of Contre and Front HLreeta. j Oibaon, Dougherty, Knitter Club, J Boaenbluth'H Velvet, of which we h ve -j EXCLUSIVE SALE IN TOWN. Muuiin's Extra Dry Champagne, Honnesay Brandy, Blackberry, Gins, Wines, Clureta, Cordials, Etc. Ham and Schweitzer Cheese Sandwiches, Sardines, Etc. MEALS - AT - ALL - HOURS LAUBACH'S VIENNA BAKERY. B. C. LAOBACH, Prop. Choice Bread of All Kinds. Cnkes, and Pas try, Daily. Fancy and Novelty Cakes Baked to Order. CONFECTIONERY AND ICE CREAM 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. Geo. H. Hartman, Meats and Green Tinck. Fresh Lard a Specialty. Centre Street, near Central Hotel. | Wm. Wehrman, Centra Btreet, Freelaud. * REPAIRING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.