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VOL. XV. NO. 113 Hustle Along If you want to be classed with the throng who have for weeks past taken advantage of the large assortment of bargains we have been offering. New spring goods are beginning to arrive, and it will be only a short time until these opportunities will have disappeared. To close them out quickly and give us more clear space for the extensive lines of Spring and Sum mer Goods which are coming in we are offering Clothing, Furnish ings, Shoes, Dry Goods, Notions, etc., at prices seldom heard of. JOHN SHIGO, 141 South Centre Street. ORION STROH, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW and NOTARY PUBLIC. Office: Rooms 1 and 3, Blrkbock Brick, Freeland McLAUGHLIN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Legal Business of Any Description, f Brenuan'a Building. So. Cuntro Bt. En-eland. J. O'DONNELL, * ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Campbell Building, - - - Freelaud. White Haven Otlice, Kane Building, Opposite Poatotßce; Tuesdays, Saturdays. JOHN J. McBREARTY, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Legal Business of every description, Fire Insurance, uud Conveyancing given prompt attention. . „ MoJlenamin Building, South Centre Street. 'J-'HOS. A. BUCKLEY, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. All business given prompt attention. Tribune Building. - - Main Street |JR. N. MALEY, DENTIST. OVEK BIKKBEOK'B STOKE, Booond Floor, - - Birkbeok Brick S. E. HAYES, FIRE INSURANCE AGENT. Washington Street. None but reliable companies represented. Also agent for the celebrated high-grade Pianos of Hazelton Bros., New York city. S. S. HESS, DENTIST. North Centre Street. Bell Telephone. Second Floor, - P. O. 8. of A. Building. Wm. Wehrman, WA-TCHMAKER Centre street, Froeland. REPAIRING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. ' DePIERRO - BROS. O-AJELEL Corner of Centre and Front Streets. Gibson, Dougherty, Kaufer Club, Rosenbiuth'a Velvet, of which we hive EXCLUSIVE SALE IN TOWN. Mumm's Extra Dry Champagne, Hennessy Brandy, Blackborry, Gins, Wineß, Clarets, Cordials, Ktc Ham tind Schweitzer Uheene Sandwiches, Sardine*, Elc. MEALS AT - ALL - HOURS ' SPECIAL SALE OF WINES AND LIQUORS. J I' 0-yr-old Port, Sherry, Catawba, Angelica Muscatel, $2 per gal., 50c qt. /<| )b 5-yr-old Rye Whisky, as line as any, $2.50 per gallon, 75c per quart. \ £ Monogram Rye. 75c per bottle. Holland Grin, 75c per bottle. 1 F -phe chetipeat and best place in town to buy your Wines and Liquors. .J L All JA A N I S_i IP ft Cor. Main and Washington Sts. 1 [ CHAS. PUoHEUR. „ CITIZENS' BANK OF FREELAND. H. C. Koons, President. Thomas Birkbeck, Vice President. Charles Dusheck, Secretary. B. R. Davis, Cashier. Andrew Shigo, Teller. DIRECTORS: JOIIN SHIGO, JOHN BURTON, THOMAS BIRKBECK, H. C. KOONS, ANTHONY RUDEWICK, CHARLES DUSHECK. Handsome Steel Home Saving Banks will be furnished by us to parties depositing one dollar or more. If at anytime the account of any party is closed the Bank is to be returned. These Banks are being extensively used by children and others in lay i>g by and saving their money and thereby teaching them habits of economy and thrift. Interest will be allowed on these deposits. The Banks are to be brought to us, where they will be unlocked, contents counted and credited in a book furnished by this Bank, which is the oldest and strongest Bank in the to wn of Freeland, having been in business since ltf'JO. FISHING POND DESTROYED Valley Company Tears Out Hayes Creek Dam. Freeland Sportsmen Built It One and One-Half Years Ago at a Cost of Nearly sl,ooo Fishers Angry. Local fishermen were angry last even ing when they learned that their dam on Hayes creek, near White Haven, had been destroyed by a force of workmen of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company. The news was brought to town by Hugh Malloy and VV. J. Brogan, two prominent members of the Freeland Game and Fish Protective Association, who went yesterday to view the dam. The scene of destruction which met their gaze was appallng. While on the ground they learned that the destruction of the structure in which considerable money and labor had been Invested was accomplished by a gang of the railroad company's work men, under direction of Joseph Hartley, a section foreman of the road. The dam was found to be a complete wreck and the thousands of young trout with which it was recently stocked have been sot free. The action of the railroad company, it is learned, was based on the claim that the dammed waters were a menace to the company's property along the Le high river, Into which Hayes croek empties. The owner of the land adjoining the waters of the pond, Mr. Keck, was re cently notified by Superintendent Keith, of the Wyoming division of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, to remove the dam. This he refused to do, and the company acted as above stated this week. The dam was built in the summer of 1901 with money contributed by the fishermen of Freeland and noarby vil lages, many of whom besides contribut ing cash gavo several days' labor to the work. Its cost was in the neighborhood of SI,OOO and It was considered by ex perts who had viewed It to be one of the most substantial structures of its kind in the state. It withstood the destructive freshets of December, 1901, and February, 1902, when similar dams and strong bridges were swept away, and this proof of Its stability was highly prized by the men who planned its design and paid tholr money for its erection. During the past year and'one-half up wards of 20,000 trout fry had been plac ed In the pond by State Fish Wardeu Hugh Malloy. The fry came from the state hatchery at Allentown, and local sportsmen were looking forward to a successful fishing season as & reward for the money and labor placed in the dam. It is said that the members of the Game and Fish Club are consulting legal authorities in regard to the matter, and further developments may be ex pected. After Mine Examiners. Chief Inspector Roderick, of the state bureau of mines, is after the boards of mine examiners and has asked for an accounting of the moneys received and the number of certificates issued to FREELAND, PA., FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 1903. miners. The law requires that annual reports of the work done by miners' examining boards be made to the court, but this does not seem to have been done In Luzerne county. The law is very plain setting forth the duties of the boards of examiners. Sec tion 4, of the act of 1897, reads: "Each applicant for examination and registration and for the certificate shall pay a foe of 81 to the board and a fee of 25 cents for registering, and the amount derived from this source shall be held by the boards and applied to the ex penses and the salaries and the boards shall report aunually to the court of common pleas of the county and the bureau of mines and mining all moneys received and disbursed, together with number of miners oxaralned and register ed under this act and the number who failed to pass the required examination. "Each board must keep an accurate record of the proceedings of all Its meet ings and this record must show a correct detailed account of the examination of each applicant, with the questions asked and their answers, and at each of its meetings the board shall keep this re cord open for public Inspection." Section 5, of the same act, says: "Any person who shall violate or fail to comply with the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be sen tenced to pay a fine of not less than 8100 or more than SSOO, and shall under go imprisonment of not loss than thirty days or more than six months." Section 9 provides that "upon convic tion of any members of the miners' ex amining board for violation of this, in addition to the penalties herein pro vided, his office shall be declared va cant, and he shall be deemed Ineligible to act as a member of said board." District Institute. The school teachers Included In Insti tute District No. 9 will assemble at the Daniel Coxo building, Freeland, tomor row morning at 10 o'clock, when the following program will bo rendered: Song—lnstitute. Nature Work—Prof. Howard Zulick. Morals in the School —Miss Tillie Lindsay. Language to Eighth Grade—Miss Lulu Schmidt. The Three Rs—Prof. George Mc- Laughlin. Discipline—Miss Mary Gallagher. The program for the afternoon ses sion, which begins at 2 o'clock, Is: Address —Dr. Marstellar. Spelling—Miss Johanna Duffy. Keeping the Little Ones Busy—Miss Cora Dunkerly. Keeping School and Teaching School —Prof. Fred Haiges. Song—lnstitute. Composition Work—Miss Hannah Mc- Laughlin. Memory Work—Miss Caroline Gloman. Aids to Discipline—Prof. E. W. Rom berger. May Play With Albany. A lengthy article In the sporting columns of yesterday's Albany, N. Y., Times says that Barney McP&dden, of town, has agreed to play during the coining season with the base ball club of that city, providing satisfactory ar rangements can be made with the New" ark, N. J., team, with which the local player signed recently. Albany claims to have been the first to apply this sea son for McFadden's services, but through a misunderstanding failed to negotiate a contract. Barney then signed with Newark, but has notified Albany that he is willing to play in the latter city if his reloase from the Jersey club can be obtained. McPadden is one of the most promis ing young players of the country and the demand for his services shows that he is bound to rise higher in the game. Miners Miss Awful Death. Fifty men barely escaped death In a cave-In at the No. 13 Erie Company col liery at Mosaic yesterday morning. The mine has been "squeezing" for several days and became .so dangerous yester day that the superintendent ordered out all the men. Then he sent In fifty ex perienced miners to stand timbers where the roof was weak. They were at work when the fall occurred, when It gave them sufficient warning to enable them to run. William Conway was caught and had bis legs crushed, while several of the others were hurt by flying particles of coal, but all got out alive. The cave-in extended over two acres and the mine is still "squeezing." Much damage has been done aud more Is anticipated. MLIBCKL.LANKOUS ADVERTISEMENTS. No tice.—aii persons who purchased lots on installments from Mnthius Schwabo and have not paid in full for same are re quested to make payment on or before April 1, lIHKI. Those who are unable or uuwilltnj? to do so arc notified to cull upon the undersinrued without delay. Muthias Schwabo. ROUND THE REGION. M. Mittleson and H. J. Sweeney, wholesale liquor dealers of Kingston, were arrested on the charge of violating the liquor laws In selling liquor at retail. Joseph (irohosky was the proseu tor. The defendants were placed each under 81,000 ball for their appearance at court. The alderman was informed that warrants would be sworn out for several other wholesale dealers, and as the charge Is selling at retail It Is sus pected that some association Is behind tne prosecution. Contractor Smith, who made repairs to the courthouse to the value of 86,000, is unable to get his money. The work was ordered done by the judges without asking for proposals, and now the con troller and commissioners refuse to ap prove the claim because the law coher ing such matters was not carried out. As a further result, there is consider able friction among the county officials. Wlllllam Krell, aged 86 years, consid ered one of the most remarkable blind men in the state, died yesterday at Tamaqua. He lost his sight In the mines in 1847 and opened a general store He knew the location of every article in his establishment and was an expert at handling money, his sense of touch being so delicate that he could tell the denomination of a bill by feellug it. Chief of Police Loftus, of Pittston, who has been engaged in running down the murderer of Anthony McHugh and James Kearney at Pittston, has located the assassin In New York city. Word comes that the authorities there have arrested an Italian whom they will hold until the Pittston officer arrives. The name of the murderer is withheld. # The mystery surrouuding a woman found, drowned In the Susquehanna* river at Wilkesbarre is puzzling the police. Her sister and several of her neighbors declare the body to be that of Mrs. Mary Brennan, but the husband thinks otherwise. Brennan's two chil dren, aged 8 and 10 years, also say the body 19 not that of their mother. Beautiful wall paper atWm.Birkbeck's. Mary A. White, of Hazleton, has ap plied at Wilkesbarre for a divorce from her husband. George W. White. They were married In 1874 and lived In Beaver Meadow, Mllnesville. Hazleton and sur rounding towns. In 1880, Mrs. White alleges, her husband went to Berwick and married another woman. The moulders employed at the plant of the Eastern Steel Company received notice of dismissal. They had asked for an advance In wages, giving the company until Saturday to comply with the demands. The entire moulding de partment Is Idle as a result of the com pany's action. Ice cream on sale at Merkt's. The Blumble bill offering state reward of cash and gold medals to mother of large families, wa9 defated in the house at Harrlsburgyesterday afternoon, when it came up on the third reading. Notice has been given to the engineers, firemen and trainmen of the Jersey Cen tral Railroad that their wages will be Increased 10 per cent on April 1. THEATRICAL Magician Keene, who comes to the Grand opera hoiwe tomorrow evening, is a truly brilliant performer who seems to have entered his difficult calling more for the love of it than from necessity, fie is considered one of the greatest masters of magic the world has yet seen, having produced more now illu sions In the past ten years than any other living magician has presented in a lifetime. The possessor of marked mechanical ability and ingenuity, he studies the likes of thoso who delight in the art of magic and gives them more than their money's worth in his diversified program. In addition to being a great magician Keene Is a prince of entertainers —his polished, gentlemanly style and ready wit making a valuable setting for his magical ability. t t t "Way Down East" last night repeated its feat of two years ago by drawing an audience that filled the Grand opera house. The sad story of Anna Moore's mock marriage was unfolded by a strong company, arid the acting and scenery wore in keeping with the spirit of the famous play. Every member of the company was equal to his or her part., and the blending of pathos and comedy was performed In a manner that can be done only by real artists. PLEASURE April 20. —Oporetta, "The Minstrel of Capri," benefit of St. Anthony's Italian Catholic church, at the Grand opera house. Admission, 25, 35, 50c. Wall paper from 7c per double roll up at Win. Uirkbeck's. All the 1003 styles. 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. Representatives of the Freeland, Hazleton and Wilkesbarre newspapers took a trip over the Wilkesbarre and Hazleton Railway this afternoon. The line will be formally opened for traffic to the county seat tomorrow. For the present passengers will change cars at Ashley. The fare for the round trip will be 81.40 or 80 cents for one way. Harry Wilson, of the Second ward, is In Philadelphia this week and will re turn tomorrow with his wife, who has been receiving treatment for some time in an hospital in that city. Mrs. Wilson was obliged to undergo a dangerous operation and her friends will be pleased to hear that it was successful. The Anthracite Telephone Company has established connection with the independent long distance system and patrons can now talk over the allied lines as far as Philadelphia. The engagement of Solomon Cart wright, of the Second ward, and Miss Emma Brehm, of Upper Lehigh, has been announced. The wedding will take place on April 18. Charles Helferty, one of the men evict ed at Joddo last October and who Is now employed at Drlfton, is preparing to remove to the Timney building on Wal nut street. The largest assortment and greatest variety of wall paper at Wm. Blrkbeck's. A Polish resident of Adams street was Injured by a fall of coal in No. 2 mine, Highland, Wednesday evening, and was taken to the Miners hospital for treat ment. The annual distribution of goverment seeds has been started and thousands of packages were received this week at the Freeland postoffice. Miss Stella Province, of Montana, and Miss Mary Dodson, of Mauch Chunk, wore the guests of Mrs. James Edgar this week. The annual banquet given by Arbutus Lodge, F. & A. M., will be held at Krell's hall on the evening of the 31st Inst. Deputy Factory Inspector Jonathan Davis, of Plymouth, is making his quarterly tour of this end of the county. "Minnesota's Best" flour is sold by A. Oswald. There Is none better made. Mr 9. Ruby W4sler, of Seymour, Ind., formerly Miss Alice Davis, of Freeland, Is seriously 111 at her home In the West. Elmer Hinton has been appointed local secretary of the Y. M. C. A., to succeed G. N. Vanauker. Drawn as Jurors. The following citizens of this vicinity have been drawn to serve as jurors on the dates preceding their names: April 20. —George H. Ilartman, Jonah Evans, James Williamson, Freeland; James lirown, Hazln. April 27. W. E. Oberrender, Free land; W. S. Ynung, David W. Phillips, A. W. Drake, Hazlo. May 4. —Charles Seesholtz, Freeland; Edward Williams, Foster; Joseph Sny der, Butler; John C. Stroh, John Roh laud, Samuel Gundry, Daniel B. Galla gher, W. 11. Zlegler, Thomas Costello, Hazle. fffild P saves eooKstime Geo. H. Hartman, Meats and Green Tuck. Fresh 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 Beer, Porter and Ale on tap. 98 Centre street. SpWfflli# Boat Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. Use in time. Sold by druggists. |Kfl TRI-WEEKLY McMENAMIN'S South Centre Street OUR SPRING DISPLAY IS NOW READY We open the Spring season with the most complete line of Dress Shirts for boys, youths and men that Freeland has ever seen, both in variety and quantity. Our goods are of the very latest styles and our prices the lowest, consist ent with quality, Our Shirts are made by the most reliable manu facturers in the country, as the cut below will show. Begin Spring with a new hat, but don't let any one palm off a last season article on you. Our Hats range from Si.oo up, and every one of them is the correct shape. We are sole agents for the celebrated llawess3.oo hat, which is the equal of anything in its line sold at $5.00. McMENAMIN'S South Centre Street ■A.. OSWALD, 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 fits., Freeland. T. CAMPBELL, dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes. Also PURE WINES I LIQUORS FOR FAMILY AND MEDICINAL PURPOSES. Centre and Main streets. Freeland. LAUBACH'S VIENNOAKERL B. C. LAUBACK, Prop. Choice Broad of All Kinds, Cakes, and Pas try, Daily. Fuucy 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 0] town and surroundings every day. GRAND OPERA HOUSE. J. J. McMomimin, Munugor. Saturday Evening, March 21. The Great K EENE Inventor-Magician -AND HIS CLEVER COMPANY INCLUDING Musical Trewetz -AND THE NEVARRO CHILDREN In Refined Specialties. An Entertainment Excelled by None Prices: 25, 35, 50, 75c. Seats on sale at McMeuumiirs store.