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VOL. XV. NO. 84 Great Values In men's and boys' Suits and Overcoats. Men's and boys' Clothing and gents' Furnishings of this season's very best and newest styles are offered you at absolutely the lowest figures ever quoted. Prices in most cases that barely represent the cost of production. Dry Goods, Dress Goods, No. tions, Ladies' Furnishings and many other articles which will in terest the women folks. Foot Wear of all kinds for women and girls and men and boys at the lowest price. Every pair of Shoes guaranteed for wear and fit. This season's newest shapes and styles. JOHN SHIGO, 144 South Centre Street. ORION STUOH, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW and NOTARY PUBLIC. Office: Rooms laud 2, Birkbeck Brick, Freeland MCLAUGHLIN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Legal Ihunnen* of Any Description. Brenuan's Building, So. Centre St. Freeland. J. O'DONNELL, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Campbell Building, - Freeland. White Haven Office, Kane Building, Opposite Poatoffice; Tuesdays, Saturdays. JOHN J. McBREARTY, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Legal Business of every description. Fire Insurance, and Conveyancing given prompt attention. McMenamin Building, South Centre Street. HnUOS. A. BUCKLEY, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. All bwfineM given prompt attention. Tribune Building, - - Main Street J~JR. N. MALEY, DENTIST. OVER BIKKBECK'B STORE, Second Floor, - - Birkbeck Brick S. E. HAYES, FIRE INSURANCE AGENT. Washington Street. None but reliable companies represented. Also agent for the celebrated high-grade Pianos of Hazel ton Bros., New York city. JJR. S. 8 HESS, DENTIST. North Centre Street. Bell Telephone. Second Floor, - P. O. S. of A. Building. Wm. Wehrman, Centre street, Freeland. REPAIRING OF EYERY DESCRIPTION, Geo. H. Hartman, Meats and Green Tinck. Freak Lard a Specialty. Centre Street, near Central Hotel. 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. Cnrry, Sontli Centre Street, T. CAMPBELL, dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes. Also PURE WINES it LIQUORS FOR FA MILT AND MEDIO INAL PURPOSES. Centro unci Main streets. Freeland. OS-W^LID, doa'er In Dry Goods, Notions, Groceries and Provisions. FRESH ROLL AND Creamery Bntter Always In Stock. Minnesota's Best Patent Flour A Specialty. EVERY ARTICLE GUARANTEED. H. 17. (lor. Oentre and Front BU., Fretlarii. COAL PRICES GO SKYWARD Local Consumers Must Pay More for Fuel. Rates at Surrounding Col lieries Advanced This Morning Production of Anthracite for the Year. Tne price of anthracite to local con sumers took another jump skyward this morning at the few collieries where coal can be obtained. Coxe Bros. Sc Co., after a week's refusal to sell at any figure, reopened their schutes today to local drivers. Nothing but pea coal will be sold, and the price of this size leaped from $1 75 per ton to #3 25 at Drifton breaker, an advance of $1.50. At Upper Lehigh the price of stove and chestnut went up from 20 cent 9 to 23 cents per 100 pounds at the breaker. Markle A Co. continue to refuse coal except to persons employed at their col lieries. Employes are served at the old rate of $3 50 for a two-horse wagon load of about 2.500 pounds. All of this firm's coal Is going to the New England states, to relieve the intense suffering in that section. At other collieries in the Lehigh re gion, where coal is being sold to local consumers, increases varying from 25 to $2 a ton are reported. Throughout the country at largo the coal famine is causing consternation and many prominent men are advising dras tic measures to obtain relief for the thousands who are suffering. Agents of the coal-carrying roads are blaming the Individual operators for the increase in price and the miners for the shortage, alleging that the latter have not yet finished celebrating the holidays, but this statement is shown to be false by the official reports of the output. The heavy increase in price at tide water has not boon caused entirely by the individual operators, as they pro duce only a small percentage of the coal sent to market, and the charge against them for being wholly responsi ble for the advance falls when it bo comes known that with few exceptions the individuals sell their product to the carrying companies. The production for December was 5,099,431 tons, as against 3,023,453 tons for the same period In 1901. For 1902 the total output was 31,200,890 tons, as against 53,508,601 tons for the previous year. The output for 1902 was the smallest that has been produced for many years. The output last week was about the maximum, and it is believed the pro duction this month will be fully as large as in December. Whenever the output Is above 5,000,000 tons a month the mines have been worked to their full capacity, and the records show that this large production, thanks to the miners, has been maintained since the general resumption took place. Up to the time of the strike the pro duction exceeded that of the previous year. Since the miners have returned to work all tho coal companies have been getting out a large amount. The following table shows the number of tons taken to market by each carry ing company for 1902, as compared with 1901: Companies. 1903. 1901. Reading 5,909,401 10,971,007 Lehigh Valley 4,631,535 8,310,343 Jersey Central 3,029,980 6,100,037 D. L. W 5,152,498 7.531,735 D. & li 3,090.004 5,007,022 Pennsylvania 2,610,234 5,047,125 Erie 3,814.150 5,841,593 N. Y., <).' & W 1,627,478 2,508,277 D. S. *fc S 735,004 1,590,862 Total 31.200,890 53,568,001 CONSPIRACY 18 ALLEGED. It is predicted that a conspiracy be tween the Coal Trust and the independ ent operators to keep up prices, in order to recoup strike losses, will be shown by tbe investigation started in the United States senate and house. Al ready summonses have been issued by the senate committee to compel the at tendance of all the independent oper ators, together with the representatives of the great railroad companies which control the transportation and output of anthracite. Congress Is satisfied the present de plorable condition existing throughout the eastern part of the United States Is due - entirely to the Coal Trust or rail roads which mine coal. It is asserted positively that the Coal Trust is selling its coal through tbe independent oper ators in order that a higher price may be received for it from the consumer. Tho Coul Trust, while deploring high FREELAND. PA., MONDAY, JANUARY 12. 1903. prices charged by the Independent oper ators, Is in reality furnishing the Inde pendent operators tho coal and cars with which to get it to market. It was testified to before the senate investigating committee that to every ten carloads of coal mined by the rail roads there arrived from forty to fifty cars of high priced coal sent to Wash ington by the independent operators. This testimony alone was so convinc ing of the existence of tho conspiracy among the operators that the senate committee will devote its entire Investi gation to establishing the fact. Congress will endeavor to ascertain exactly how tho independent operators, who own and produce less than 10 per cent of the anthracite output, can now sell to the highest bidder 90 per cent of the anthracite for daily consumption. The operators will also be asked why the great railroad mining corporations cannot send more than one car of coal to the coal-famine sections as against, forty and fifty cars of independent coal. Sentenced for Manslaughter. Emll Hazir, a Russian, who was found guilty of manslaughter in causing the death of his uncle. John Shigo. of Stock ton, by striking the latter over the head with the pick handle, was on Sat urday sentenced by Judge Whe&ton to be Imprisoned in tho county jail for a torm of threo years and six months. When called for sentence Ilazir admitted he struck the fatal blow. Ho said Shigo was a bigger man than him self and attacked him with a butcher knife. "I was afraid of my life and took the pick handle to defend myself," said Hazir. "I did not want, did not try to kill him. I just struck at him to keep him away and he died." Judge Wheaton, taking all tho cir cumstances into consideration, and tho previous good reputatiou of the defen dant, imposed tho sentence above men tioned. Death of Mrs. Howey. The remains of the late Mrs. Thomas Howey, who died at Easton on Friday, arrived hero at 12.35 o'clock this after noon and were taken to St. James' Protestant Episcopal church, where services wore conducted by Rev. F. Marshall, after which the funeral cor tege proceded to Freeland cemetery, where the Interment was made. Mrs. Howey, with her husband and family, resided hero until after Drifton shop strike, when Mr. Howey secured work at Easton and made his home there. The deceased was a woman who was highly respected and her death was a surprise to her friends. Besides her husband and her family she is survived by two brothers, Harry and John Wilson, and one sister, Mrs. John Smith, of tho Second ward. Melville on Retired List. Rear Admiral George W. Melville, chief of the Bureau of Steam Engineer ing, whose opinion on the miners and tho strike after his lecture here last June was severely condemned by the Central Labor Council of Freeland, was placed on the retired list of the navy on Saturday, having reached tho age limit of 62 years. Special authority granted by congress has been invoked to enable Admiral Melville to continue his services at the head of the bureau until his com mission expires on August 9, 1903. Admiral Melville was appointed to tbe navy from New York in July, 1861. To Receive Full Wages. Orders have been issued from the office of General Superintendent George W. Creighton, of the Pennsylvania Railroad, to pay to all the company's employes who served in the National Guard on strike duty in the coal regions last fall the wages they would have made had they been at home and worked full time. The amount of money to be distributed in this manner will ag gregate SIO,OOO. This is an entitely new departure and is taken to mean that the railroad company intends to encourage Its employes to become members of the National Guard. Will Teach Housework. Housewives of Wilkesbarre, tired of the increasing difficulty of obtaining competent domestic help, have organiz ed for the purpose of establishing a school for training girls in household duties, and it will open about April 1. It will be under the direction of Miss R. M. West, matron of the City hospital. Every detail of housework will be thoroughly taught, and pupils must be able to read and write and be under 20 years of ago. The course will be fifteen months, at tho end of which time the graduate will be given a certificate stat ing tbe branches in which she is com petent. BIRTHS. Tiinney.—To Mr. aud Mrs. William J. Tiujney, North Centre street, a sou. BASKET BALL. Crescents Defeat Mauch Chunk Y. M. C. A. Club by A Litrgo Score. The Crescents won by a score of 17 to 1 from the M&uch Chunk Y. M. C. A. Saturday evening at Ivrell's hall, before an audience that completely jammed the building Tho gallery and the re served seats on the stage were overflow ing with people. On the side lines the crowd was so dense that it was seldom tho ball was out of bounds for the very good reason that it could not penetrate the wall of humanity on either side. The game was fast, exciting and scien tifically played by both teams. Luck, If there ever was such a thing in ath letics, was not with the visitors on their trip. During tho game Munch Chunk shot for many baskets, some of which the ball circled the ring two or three times and fell outside. They also were awarded six free throws, only one of which was successful, which gave them # the only point they secured and saved them from a shut out. The locals played a gilt-edged game and the fast work of the team both in shooting and passing earned them much applause. Aside from basket throwing the Mauch Chunk team was A No. 1. although they did play on tho defensive. The game started by the visitors carrying the ball to the vicinity of their basket, where, after three of four un successful shoots, it was secured by the Crescents. The shooting by tho locals for two or three attempts was unsuc cessful until a pass was made to Centre Welsh, who shot and secured 2 points. It was followed shortly, after much scuffling, by a quick pass to Nowak, who shot successfully for 2 points more. When tho ball was put in play in the scrimmage a foul was committed for which Referee lierbst allowed the visit ors a free throw. Tha throw was un successful and precipitated another bunch of "altogether," which was dis persed by the referee and another free throw allowed the visitors, which was successful and gave them 1 point. Tho ball was taken to the centre by the locals and by good passing was se cured by Jacquot, who shot for the third successfull basket. Time was then up and the half ended with tho BCoro 0 to 1 In the Crescents' favor. After a selection by the Citizens' band the second half began. Tho ball was kept in the vicinity of tho locals' goal until four successful baskets had been scored—two by Nowak and one each by Welsh and Jacquot, which increased their score to 14 points. In rapid suc cession, for holding and other offenses, Mauch Chunk was allowed four free throws, but failed to make a point. The Crescents secured a free throw on a foul and placed tho ball in the basket for an other point. On being put in play the ball was kept well in hand and finally passed to Nowak, who shot for and captured a basket. Time up tho score stood: Crescents, 17; Mauch Chunk, 1. The line-up was as follows: Crescents. Positions. Mauch Chunk. Nowak Forwurd Kodgers O'Donncll Forward Fegley Welsh Centre Paiuter Ha vis Guard Esser Jacquot Guard Mover Goals from field—Welsh, 2; Nowak, 4; Jac quot, 2. Goals from fouls—Welsh, 1; Moyer, 1. tteferee— Horbst. Timekeeper— Powell. Time of halves—2o minutes. BASKET BALL NOTES. Many present thought that if Mauch Chunk had been successful in scoring all the baskets for which they threw that it would have given them more points than the locals. This was not true and It must also be remembered that the locals shot for almost as many baskets which were unsuccessful as the visitors. Being done in a scattering way, it was not so noticeable as tho un successful attempts of the visitors, who generally repeated shooting three and four times in succession. Many strangers were present at the game Saturday evening and every body was enthusiastic. Old us well as )onng have taken to the game and it is safe to predict that so long as it is conducted along the prosent linos it will have no trouble to retain its patrons. Announcement was made at the game Saturday evening that tho Crescent Athletic Club is about to place "circus seats" on the side linos. This will be welcomed by the patrons of the game and will afford all a butter opportunity to see the playing. The Plymouth team which plays hero Friday evening defeated Pittston Y. M. C. A. Saturday evening by a score of 15 to 1. Pottsvillo Business college defeat ed the Athletics, of Pottsvillo, Saturday by a score of 50 to 10. Th Good Will Athletic Association will receive a ball and other equipment this evening. Practice will immediately begin but for the present no exhibition games will be played. On Satuiday evening the Crescents donned their new bath robes of black and white stripes. The equipment of tbe team is now complete. 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. Owing to the furnace being unable to heat the building, the Eckiey B. Coxe school on South Ridge street was closed this morning. Principal Farrar, assist ed by M. M. O'Boyle, worked from 5 to 9 a. in., but could not raise the tempera ture of the rooms above 32 degrees School was resumed this afternoon. Rev. Carl Houser and Max Geisel, of town, testified before the Strike Com mission on Friday. Tho former related his experience while conducting ser vices at a non-union worker's funeral at Lansford and the latter told of the assault committed on him while on his way to work at Drifton. In order to facilitate the movement of coal traffic, the Lehigh Valley Railroad has decided to temporarily suspend the operation of the Black Diamond ex press, west of Wilkesbarre. It is the intention to make this change effective about Monday next. Advices from Ilarrisburg confirm tho report that James E. Roderick, chief of the Bureau of Mines and Mining, will be reappointed to the position by Governor elect Pennypacker. Roderick is backed by Major Brown, the now secretary of internal affairs. Andrew Chippie, the Jeddo breaker' boy whose testimony before tho Strike Commission aroused much interest, has has recolved a letter from President John Mitchell, requesting him to take the agency for a new labor paper, and has accepted. Representatives of the International Correspondence Schools, of Scranton, are displaying specimens of students' work at Faltz's barber shop. The insti tution has a number of students enroll ed in this vicinity. Conrad Hoch, who lost his wife by death at Allentown a fow weeks ago, has returned to Freeland aud will make his home here again. He will reside with hlsdaughter, Mrs. Frank Houtz, on Birkbeck street. The Luzerne grand jury has ignored all the strike cases that came before It during last week. Tho Delaware, Lacka wanna and Western presented 121 cases of violence of various kind, to gether with libel. Otto Kobner was killed by a fall of rock in No. 1 slope, Upper Lehigh, this morning. The unfortunate man resided at Upper Lehigh. He was aged 30 years and is survived by a wife and three children. George Davis, of Drifton, has been appointed to the clerkship in the Lehigh Valley Railroad freight office, made vacant by the resignation of Richard Brobst, who has accepted a clerkship in Drifton. B. C. Laubach and A. Goepport, Freeland; Philip Brlor, Drifton; Thomas Malloy, Coxe addition, and Harvey Young and George Knoll, Butler, are serving as jurors this week. A defective flue caused a blaze in tho Osborne hotel yesterday morning. Tho fire was extinguished before much damage resulted. No alarm was sound ed. John Quigley, assistant foreman at No. 4 colliery, Oakdale, has been trans ferred to Highland, and has removed to the latter town. Ex-Mayor M. W. Meyers, of Hazleton, died Saturday ovoning, aged 45 years. Tho funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon. Maurice G. Ferry returned today to Toronto, Canada, to resume his stud ies at St. Michael's college. Dr. N. Maley has presented a fine as sortment of books to the Crescent Ath letic Club. ' Hugh Malloy, Jr., has accepted the local agency for tho Philadelphia In quirer. Hazlo township Republicans will hold their convention at Ilazleton this even ing. The engagement of Otto Rrauch and Miss Annie Pierson has been announced. B. C. Laubach Is confined to his home with a severe attack of rheumatism. James J. Maloy is seriously ill at his home on Centre street. Miss Maine McTague, of Philadelphia, is visiting at Drifton. TR I-WEEKLY McMENAMIN'S South Centre Street SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR 1903 As the old year closed and the new year opened we felt that an invitation to our friends and pat rons to come to our store and look our goods over would prove of mutual benefit, and we therefore beg to extend you a cordial wel come to favor us with a call at your earliest convenience. We have been selling many goods during the recent past. Right goods and right prices have done it for us this season. While we have been selling large quantities of goods we did not allow our stocks to run down, but have duplicated our orders and havo kept up styles and sizes so that you can now have the same selections as early in the season. Our offering to you during the year 1903 will be better goods and lower prices than can be had else where. Underwear, furnishings, hats and caps, shoes and rubber goods have all received a big cut in prices since January 1. Would you like to save from 20 to 30 per cent on your purchases for the next few weeks? Visit us and we will prove that we can save it for you. McMENAMIN'S South Centre Street STATE NORMAL SCHOOL, g EAST STROUDSBURG, PA. || Regular Statu Normal Courses, and D Special Departments of Music, Eloeu- ® tion, Art, Druwiug, Stenography and Typewriting; strong College Prepura- El tory Department. j. Free Tuition. ; Boarding expenses s3.f>o per week, B I Pupils admitted at any time. Winter m Term opens Dec. 21Kh. Write for H catalogue. E. L. KEMP, A. M., Prin. | DePIERRO - BROS. CAFE. Corner of Centre and Front Streets. Gibson, Dougherty, Kaufer Club, Koeeubluth's Velvet, of which we h.ive EXCLUSIVE SALE IN TOWN. Mumm's Extra Dry Champagne, Hennessy Brandy, Blackberry, Gins, Wines, Clarets, Cordials, Etc. Ham and /Schweitzer Cheese /Sandwiches, Sardines, Etc. MEALS - AT - ALL - HOURS LAUBACH'S VIENNA BAKERY. B. C. LAUBACK, Prop. Choice Bread of All Kinds, Cakes, and Pas try, Daily. Fancy and Novelty Cakes Baked to Order. CONFECTIONERY AND ICE CREAM supplied to balls, parties or picnics, Willi all necessary adjuncts, at shortest notice and fairest prices. Delivery and supply wagons to all parts of town and surroundings every day. Condy 0. Boyle, dealer In LIQUOR, WINE, BEER, PORTER, ETC The finest brands of Domestic and Imported Whiskey on sale. Fresh Freeland Beer, Porter and Ale on tap. IW Dentre street. PLEASURE. January 15.—8a1l of Freeland Sloven sky Club at Krell's hall. Tickets, 25c. To Cure a Cold in One Day Take Laxative Rrotno Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if it fails to cure. E. W. Grove's signature is on each box. 25c. $3.00 to New York and Return. Via the Lehigh Valley Railroad. Tickets on sale January 14, good for four days returning, exclusive of going date. Fare for children. $2.25. Consult ticket agents for further par ticulars. Employment Tor Fifty Girls. Fifty girls can find remunerative em ployment at the Freeland silk mill. Applicants must be over 13 years of ago, and those between the ages of 13 and Id must comply with factory law in every respect. Apply at. mill oftice on Birkbeck street. Ice croaui ou sale at Mcrkt's.