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VOL. XV. NO. GO, Cold Weather I Five months of winter weather are yet before you. Are you pre pared? If not, call upon us and we will equip you in a manner that will make you impervious to the wintry blasts. And we can do it cheaply and at the same time satisfactorily. Clothing, Overcoats, Furnishings and Shoes are our specialties for '■ men, and Dress Goods, Dry Goods, Notions, etc., for women. See our goods and get our prices before you buy. JOHN SHIGO, 144 South Centre Street. I STATE NORMAL SCHOOL, I EAST STROUDSBURG, PA. 5 Regular State Normal Courses, and H Special Departments of Music, Klocu- ■■ tion, Art. Drawing, Stenography and Ig Typewriting; strong College Prepara- ■ tory Department. £J Free Tuition. | Hoarding expenses $3.50 per week. I Pupils admitted at any tunc. Winter £ Term opens Dec. 2th. Write for ■ catalogue. g] E. L. KEMP, A. M., Prin. | £UAS. ORION STROH, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW and NOTARY PUBLIC. Office: Rooms 1 and 2, Birkbeck Brick, Freeland QEORGE MCLAUGHLIN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Legal Business of Any Description. Brennau's Building, 80. Centre Bt. Freeland. J. O'DONNELL, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Campbell Building, - Froeland. ft White Haven Office, Kane Building, Opposite Postofflce; Tuesdays, Saturdays. JOHN J. MCBREARTY, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Legal Business of overy description, Fire Insurance, and Couveyancing given prompt attention. MuMeuamin Building,South Centre Street, '-jpuos. A. BUCKLEY, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. All business given prompt attention. Tribune Building, - • Main Street JJR. N. MALEY, DENTIST. OVER BIRKBBCK'S STORE, Second Floor, - - Birkbeck Brick jyjRS. S. E. HAYES, FIRE INSURANCE AGENT. V/ Washington Street, w None but reliable companies represented. Also agent for the celebrated high-grade > Piaposof Hazelton Bros., Now Tork city. JJR. S. S. HESS, DENTIST. Nortli Centre Street. Bell Telephone. Second Floor, - P. O. 8. of A. Building. -A.. OSWALD, 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. curby;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. T. CAMPBELL, dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, * Boots and Shoes. Also PURE WINES H LIQUORS FOR FAMILY AND MKDWINAL PURPOSES. Centre and Main treet, Freeland. FREELAND, PA., MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1902. JEDDO FIRM i ON THE RACK Methods of Markle & Co. Placed on Record. Evicted Employe, Who Toil ed Thirty Years in Their Mines, Tells a Sad Story. Testimony of a Boy. An amazing disclosure of the practi cal working of G. B. Markle & Co.'a company store system was made to the Anthracite Coal Strike Commission at Scranton on Saturday by James Gal lagher, a Jeddo miner about 60 years old. He testified that he had never re ceived any money except once In seven teen years and nine months. He ex plained this by saying that he never got enough money for himself; that the company store got It all. Mr. Gallagher said he was evicted from his house, and the company re fused to put him back at work. He did not know why the company would not take him, unless It was because his son was the secretary of the local union of the U. M. VV. of A. at Jeddo. In answer to another question he said prices at the company store were from 10 to 20 per cent higher than at other stores. He had tnAde as high as S7O a month, but this was eaten up In paying his debts with the company. When he was clear of debt the company gave him a bad place to work antil he was again in debt. The witness kept the court constantly in good humor by his wit and sharp an swers to tbrust9 by the lawyers. He said a man is never called hurt in the mines until he is half killed. He was half killed twice, he said, which brought out the remark from Chairman Gray that if he was twice half killed theu he was now dead. This caused much merriment, but It was turned to & roar of laughter when the witness replied that the first half was healed before the other half was injured. Child labor was next brought to the attention of the commission. Andrew Chippri'e, a little orphaned breaker boy, who does not look to be more than 10 years old, although he said he was 13, told in a child's simple way a story of his treatment in the Markle mines, whore ho earned 4 cents an hour, and his boyish struggles to help his widowed mother, that moved the compassion of the commission. No more pathetic rovelation of the sombre phase of mln-. Ing life has been presented to the com mission since It assembled. When Chairman Gray asked the lad If he know what an oath was he replied: "Yes sir; If I tell a lie I'll die." Then the lad went on to tell the story of his life at homo and in the mine. His fathor was killed In the mine of G. B. Markle fc Co. at Jeddo eighteon months ago. The widowed mother has four children, Andrew is the oldest. Two are twins and the youngest is 2 years old. Upon the death of his father, Andrew's mother took in boarders In an endeavor to support the family and keep the lad at school. The family lived In a four room house owned by Markle & Co. At one time Mrs. Chipprie had nine board ers in the framo building In addition to her four children. But strive as she did, she could not make a living, so little Andrew was taken from school, where he had been for one year, and put to work in the breaker at Jeddo. Then began his first real experience with a mining corporation. The father, when be was killed, left a debt of about SIOO due for rent, to the company. The boy tostified that, though he had worked in the breaker several months, including the time he worked before the strike, be has not received one cent of pay for his work. Markle & Co., ac cording to his testimony, have withheld every penny earned by the child, in order to apply it to the debt of his father. The first month on pay day the state ment showed he owed the company SO4 92. He worked hard the next month, and at the endof that time his due bill showed that ho owed the Mar- MISCELLANEOUS ADVERTISEMENTS. TJTSTATE OF CHRISTINA STARK, lute of XL Fn-ulund borough, deceased. Letters testuinoiirurv upon the above named cstuto having been granted to the undersign ed, all persons Indebted to said estate are re quested to make payment, and those having claims or demands, present the same, without delay, to Henry C. Stark. Chas. Orion Stroh, Attorney. TESTATE OF OWEN FoWLER, lute of Free- XL land borough, deceased. Letters testuinentary on the above named estate having been granted to the undersign ed, all persons indebted to said estate are re quested to make payment, and those having claims or detuunds to present the same, with out. delay, to Nettle S. Fowler. John .M. L'arr, attorney. kle Company $88.72. The lad's story, told in an open, straightforward way, left a vivid Impres sion all through the court. He was not cross questioned by counsel for the oper ators. Some of the stories hitherto related to the commission have greatly moved Gen eral Wilson and other members, but the little breaker boy' 9 narrative surpassed anything so far developed at the hear ings. Rev. Father J. J. Curran, of Wllkes barre, followed Rev. Jaiues Moore, a Methodist minister of Avoca, on the stand, and was cross-examined by At torneys H. C. Reynolds and Joseph O'Brien. Both gave some very strong evidence on behalf of the miners, de claring that the conditions of lawless ness and violence In the region were not as bad as the reports sent out would make the people believe. Referring to the noo union men, Father Curran said that most of the people of the coal regions believed the miners should have better wages. "If a so-called 'scab' takes the place of a man who Is trying to get bis rights that so-called 'scab' Is doing wrong and an Injustice to the people In his communi ty," said Father Curran. He admitted that most of the violence committed re sulted from attempts of mine owners to resume work. The lat witness was Frank Ray, of Jeddo, a contract miner. lie explained conditions In the mines with reference to the Impure air. Tony Lowrey, a well known young Italian of town, was on the stand on B>iday. He Is or.e of those who has been refused re-employment by Coxe Bro9. & Co. and gave testimony to that effect. No reasons have been given for refusing to reinstate the young man. The conditions prevailing at the Le high Valley Company mines will be taken up next. The miners have a large number of witnesses they desire to call, and there is at this time no Indication when the hearings will be concluded. Some of the operators dosire to place witnesses on the stand In their defense. Unless some agreement is reached on many points at issue, It is likely the hearings will run into next month. Sudden Death This Morning. John McGeady, of Walnut street, died suddenly this morning from heart fail ure at St. Ann's convent. While at tending 7 o'clock mass at St. Ann's church he became 111 and was removod to the convent, but before the arrival of a physician he expired. Dr. Walter, who responded to the summons, pro nounced him a victim of heart failure. Mr. McGeady became overheated while on his way to the church, and shortly after the service began a reaction set in, which caused his Illness and subsequent death. The remains were brought to his home at 9 o'clock by Undertaker McNulty. The deceased was a well known and popular young man and was always ap parently in the best of health. Up to June l&9t he was employed as a brake man on the D. S. & S. Railroad, but was suspended with several others during the labor trouble and up to the present time had not been reinstated. He had been a resident of this town and High land since his youth and possessed a large circle of friends, who were shock ed to learn of his untimely death. Mr. McGeady was aged 39 years and 11 months and Is survived by his wife and four small children; also by his mother, Mrs. John McGeady, Sr., of town, and the following brothers and sisters: James, Philadelphia; Anthony, Wllkesbarre; Joseph, Hazleton; William, Cuba; Sarah, Philadelphia, and Mrs. Hugh A. Shovlin, South Washington street. The funeral will take place at 9 a. m. on Wednesday, followed by a requiem mass at St. Ann's church. Interment at St. Ann's cemetery. Funerals From Hazleton. The funeral of the late Mr*. Mary Coll, wife of Henry Coll, who, with his family, was evicted at Jeddo last month, from the effects of which Mrs. Coll caught a cold and died on B'riday, took place this afternoon. The remains ar rived here from Ilazloton, whore they were met by many friends of the family. Interment was made at St. Ann's ceme tery. Oscar Mlsmer died at his home in Haz leton on Saturday, aged 43 years. Sur viving him are his mother, of South Bethlehem; his wife, three daughters and one son, Charles, of Freeland. The funeral will bo held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with services at the resi dence by Rev. A. W. Brownmiller, after which the remains will be brought to BYeeland by trolley. Interment In BYee land cemetery. Mrs. A. W. Lelsenrlng, of Mauch Chunk, died on Saturday, aged 77 years. Holiday novelties and candies, Merkt's. FOSTER SCHOOLS Directors Purchase $lO5 Worth of Maps. Night School at Highland. Foster township school board mot in regular session Saturday evening and transacted the business of the past two months. Directors Johnson, Zeistloft, O'Neil and Dudley were present. In the absence of President Weber Mr. John son was elected president pro tern. The report of Supervising Principal Hoffman showed an eurollinent of 1213. average attendance 1,000, percentage of attendance 87. Upon the recommenda tion of the principal a motion was adopted to close the schools from De cember 24 to January 5, 1003, and make out vouchers for teachers for a full month's pay. A motion was adopted that the solicit or collect from the county all election rent duo the district and also any money due from the sale of unseated land. A new order for $8 in favor of n. C. Koons, on account of an old order Is sued by the board and returned as out standing by the auditors, was ordered drawn. Damage to Drifton school building to the amount of $5.28 was reported. The solicitor was instructed to collect the amount from the parents of the boys who are said to be guilty. A petition from Highland, praying for the opening of night school, was re ceived. The school was ordered opened on January 5, 1903. In the report from the county super intendent all teachers were in attend ance the five day 9 except Messrs. Mc- Gill and O'Donnell. The former was absent a few hours, having become ill during the afternoon session, and the latter was summoned home on account of sickness in the family. Both teach ers were docked when the orders for their pay were made out, but the other members of the board thought It unjust to dock theiri and a motion was made and prevailed that they receive full pay. J. Uobart Smith, of Syracuse, N. Y., was present and was given the floor to explaiu the merits of a map, published by himself, entitled "Bridgman's His torical School Map of Pennsylvania." A motion to purchase a map for each grammar school, seven in all, at sls each was made. Mr. Smith offered to supply the maps and wait one year for the money and give the board a second year If necessary. If the second year was taken ho would require 3 per cent Interest. The vote on the motion was: To pur chase—Dudley, Johnson and O'Neil, Not to purchase—Ziestloft. The following bills were ordered paid: Butler, Sheldon & Co., books, SBSO 45; Lewl9 H. Lentz, coal hauling, $16.12; Lewis H. Lentz, repairs, $5.28; W. E. Martin, supplies, $12.19; Mrs. Geo. Hindson, coal and wood, $8.50; A. Os wald, curtains $1.57; Upper Lehigh Coal Company, coal, $3.90; L. V. R R., freight, $21.97; John Motzgar; coal haul ing, $0.75. White Haven Sanitarium Good reports of the work of the White Haven Hospital for Poor Consumptives continue to come to hand. There have been thirty-six patients from Luz erne county since tho institution opened and many show marked Improvement and some havo resumed theirdally work. The charge of the institution Is ontlrely In the care of Elmer Stockdale, and he gives entire satisfaction. He is not a medical man, but has had extensive ex perience In the caro of consumptives, lie was formerly a consumptive himself. The hospital is visited regularly by physicians, but a late move has been to appoint a house physician, to reside there permanently. B'or this work Dr. Elmer, of Philadelphia, has been chosen. Reception at St. Ann's. At St. Ann's church this evening the B'east of the Immaculate Conception will be observed by a reception under the auspices of the Daughters of Mary So dality. Over 100 applicants will be ad mitted to membership in the society. The sermon will be preached by B'ather Hefferon, of Hazleton, and will be fol lowed by benediction. B'athers Fall I hoe and Fleming aud several visiting priests will also take part. Despite the fact that Judge P. P. Smith was not examined by the three pbysclans appointed by Governor Stone to Inquire into his physical condition with a view to his retirement from tho superior court bench, tho physicians have made a report to tho governor to the effect that Judge Smith is incapable to perform his judicial duties. The judge has engaged attorneys to conduct a fight for him against being forced to retire. Charles Grether, the convicted mur derer of Constable Adam Strunk, escap ed from Monroe county jail yesterday for the second tiifte. Daniel Van Bu9* kirt, another prisoner, also escaped. 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 annual New Year's Eve ball of the Tigers Athletic Club, which for some years past has been the leading social and spectacular event of the season, will be hold on the evening of the 31st Inst, at Krell's hall. As In each former yoar, the club will endeavor to outdo Its previous success. Rev. William O'Hara, of Eckley, who was last week assigned to the pastorate of Harlolgh Catholic church, conducted his first services yesterday. The new priest was given a cordial welcome by the people of bis new charge. Blather O'Hara will take up his residence In Uarleigh. Lishon R. Gibbon, of Philadelphia, who recently returned from Wales, where he actod as administrator of his father's estate, has arrived in town and made a settlement with his sisters, Mrs. William Jenkins, Mr 9. Jane DeFoy and Mrs. Ann Pugh. Miss Cassle McGarvey, of Phila delphia, arrived here on Saturday even ing to spend a few months at the family home on Walnut street. Miss McGar vey recently recovered from a serious Illness. A doublo dwelling at Sandy Run, own ed by M. S. Kern merer & Co. and occu pied by two Slavonian families, was totally destroyed Friday night by fire, which originated from a defective flue. Among the lower end citizens serving as jurors this week are John Shaffer, B'reeland; Hugh McNelis, Anthony Gor ham, John Hill and Henry llera9etb, Booster, and James R. Smith, Butler. The papers In the contest Instituted by Jame9 G. Harvey, the defeated Re publican candidate for the legislature, against Bernard J. Ferry, were served on the latter on Saturday. The Hazleton Standard, Shlckshlnny Echo and Freeland Progress have been selected by the county commissioners to publish the annual mercantile appraise ment list. Nos. 6 and 0 slopes, at Upper Lehigh, have been relieved of the water which completely Gllod them 9ince the strike, and operations were resumed today. An lnfaution of Mr. and Mr 3. Henry Kreltzbergor, of Eckley, died on Friday was burled yesterday afternoon In the cemetery at that place. Charles Farley, who recently re signed as book-keeper for Freeland Brewing Company, loft for New York city today to accept a position. John G. Schwartz has been appointed administrator of tho estate of the late Vincent Passarllla, of Hazleton. The estate is valued at $23,000. Walter Dietrich, of Hazleton, has ac cepted a position as stenographer In the ofiice of the mechanical department of Drifton shops. An Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Renosky, of B'ern street, was burled yesterday afternoon at St. Ann's cemetery. Mrs. J. J. Kuntz is suffering from a sprained foot, received by falling down a flight of steps at her homo on Johnson street. Miss Mary Nowak, of Adams street, has accepted a position iu Ivushnerick's confectionery store. "Minnesota's Best" flour Is sold by A. Oswald. There is none better made. Dr. N. R. Myers has been appointed postmaster at Wanamie. Lehlghton council has passed an ordinance Imposing a fine of S2O on any person who runs an automobile faster than six miles an hour In that borough. Mrs. George Kleckner has been awarded damages to the amount of $6,300 for Injuries received by falling over an obstruction on a snow-covered sidewalk at Nantlcoke last winter. Tamaqua local union of the United Mine Workers attended St. John's Re formed church in a body last evening. The pa9tor, Rev. Lobach, was a 9taunch supportor of the miners' cause during the strike. J. C.- Sendel, of Weatherly, an ex county commissioner of Carbon county, died at Hazleton hospital Saturday evening. Mr. Sendel was operated on on Wednesday, and was doing nicely until B'rlday, when his condition began to grow worse and he sank rapidly, TRI-WEEKLY McMENAMIN'S South Centre Street FURNISHINGS FOR WINTER Underwear is here in abundance. It starts at 50c; Fleeced-lined Shirts and Drawers in Ecru, Blue Natur al, Flesh Color and White. Then 75c, SI.OO, $ 1.50 and $2.00. Com plete assortment at each price, and we know by comparison that our prices are the lowest in town for value given. Bold statement, isn't it? But we'll back it up. All that's new in Neckwear is al ways here. Although we don't mention it sometimes, a gentleman told us, he tries here first. If he can't get it here, he can't get it in Freeland. Popular prices, 25c and 50c. Hosiery.—That's ourstronghold. Have you seen our extra heavy. The unusal kinds. Then we have cotton and cashmere from to 50c. Gloves from 25c to 54.50. Umbrellas from $1 00 to $3.50. Collars.—The largest stock of Lion Brand Collars in Freeland, all sizes, all shapes and the one price, two for 25c. 1 Hats.—We have quality and style, and the price ranges from SI.OO to $4.00. But the $2.50 and 53.00 are most popular. Winter Caps a specialty. Footwear.—lf you want shoes that will fit and wear, here is where you get them. Our lines are so well stocked that we are prepared to equip every man, woman or child with the proper size, at the lowest price consistent with quality. Rubbers, Overshoes, Gum Boots and Felts of all kinds. McMENAMIN'S South Centre Street I-aubach's Will Bo Headquarters This Year for Holiday Candy, Confectionery, Fruits, Nuts, Etc. DePIERRO - EROS. C-A-EYE. Corner of Centre end Front Htreete. Gibson, Dougherty, Kaufer Club, Rosenbluth's Velvet, of which we hive EXCLUSIVE SALE IN TOWK. Mumm's Extra Dry Champagne, Henneasy Brandy, Blackberry, Gins, Wines, Clarets, Cordials, Etc. Ham and Schweitzer Cheese Sandwiches, Sardines, Etc. MEALS - AT - ALL - HOURS Condy 0. Boyle, dealer In LIQUOR, WINE, BEER, PORTER, ETC. ...Tt 10 finest brands of Domestic and Imported Whiskey on sale. Fresh Freeland Beer, Purler and Ale on tap. pa Centre street. Geo. H. Hartman, Meats and Green Tinck. Fresh Lard a Specialty. Centre Street, neer CentTßl Hotel. Wm. Wehrman, Centre street, Freeland. REPAIRING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. Special Meeting of A. O. 11. A special mooting of Division 19, A. 0. H.. will bo held at 7 30 p m. on Tues day, December 9, 1903, at Grand opera house ball, to takeactlon upon the death of oor late brother, John McUoady. By order of John !■'. Shovlln, president. Dr. N. Y. Lest, the oldest practicing physician of Scranton, died last night of heart failure. Ice cream—all flavors—at Merkt's.