1-2-1915     Shocking accident. John Wilhelm, aged 50 years, of Nesquehoning, met with a shocking accident yesterday at 10:40 a.m. that resulted in his death at the Coaldale Hospital at 2:30 p.m. With his son George, aged 15 years, he was driving to Bowmanstown to visit his mother and while making a sharp turn to get the runner of his sleigh out of the trolley track several hundred yards below the East Mauch Chunk bridge, the sleigh upset and he was hurled violently against a telephone pole, his head striking the pole. He was rendered unconscious. Willing hands quickly assisted him, conveying him to the ambulance car of the Central Railroad of New Jersey. Here Dr. C. L. Hosmer attended him. The doctor recommended his hasty removal to the Coaldale Hospital, where it was found his skull was fractured. His brains oozed from the hole in the frontal bone of his head. He lingered until 2:30 when he expired. After the sleigh upset, the horse to which it was attached ran away being detached from the sleigh, which crashed into the telephone pole. The horse was hired from John Marzen. The boy escaped uninjured. Deceased stood high in the esteem of the people of his community. He was industrious, purchasing a small farm near Bowmanstown, which he proposed to move on in a short time, as he was preparing to retire from his occupation as a miner. He was a member of St. Joseph’s and St. George’s Societies, East Mauch Chunk. His mother, a widow and 4 sons survive. Louis, Wilhelm is a brother and Mrs. Frank Miller, East Mauch Chunk, a sister.

                      1-2-1915     A very delightful party was tendered to a number of young people by Mrs. John W. Morgan at her home on Thursday evening. The young guests assembled in the beautifully decorated parlor, where they indulged in various games and other amusements. At the stroke of 12 they were led into the dining room to enjoy an elegant luncheon as the New Year was being ushered in. Directly above the well appointed table was suspended a huge pink bell from which was strung the place cards of tiny pink hearts inscribed with 1915. On the center of the table was a beautiful large pink cake, encrusted with New Year emblems. The guests enjoyed the luncheon and after wishing themselves the compliments of the season, thanked their hostess and departed for their respective homes. The following were the guests: Misses Laura Griffiths, Marie Griffiths, Libbie Morgan, Elizabeth Williams, Alice Morgan, Editha Morgan, Messrs. Stanley Morgan, Howard Smitham, William Meese, Albert Jenkins, Walter Kishbaugh and John Morgan.

                                Stanley Morgan, a student at the University of Pennsylvania visited his parents for the holidays and also visited other relatives in town.

                                Skull crushed when thrown from sleigh. Nesquehoning man driving through Mauch Chunk fatally injured by being dashed against electric light pole. John Wilhelm, a resident of Nesquehoning for many years, who was well and favorably known to many outside of that town, lost his life in Mauch Chunk yesterday in a most horrible manner by being hurled out of a sleigh in which he was riding. The accident happened on the way from Nesquehoning, between the East Mauch Chunk Bridge and the new sub-station of the electric light plant, at 10:40 o’clock yesterday forenoon. Wilhelm was taken to the hospital car at the Central Railroad station where first aid treatment was administered by Dr. Hosmer, after which he was hurried to the Coaldale Hospital where he died at 3:30 o’clock without having regained consciousness. The unfortunate man was driving from Nesquehoning to Bowmanstown with his 15 year old son, John, to pay his aged mother a New Year’s visit. In turning out for an approaching team Wilhelm struck the trolley track and when he turned back to the driveway again the sleigh runner became wedged fast and Wilhelm was hurled out of the sleigh with great force head first against a telegraph pole. The man suffered a compound fracture of the frontal bone and another fracture at the base of the skull. It was very evident to the many who rushed to his aid that he had been mortally injured. The boy escaped. The horse, which belongs to John A. Marzen, of Nesquehoning, ran away and was captured near the opera house on Broadway. John Wilhelm was a son of the late John Wilhelm, Sr., a pioneer German resident of Bowmanstown. His age was 50 years and 11 days and he is survived by his wife and six children, two of whom are married. Mrs. James Mulligan and Harry Wilhelm, the four younger ones at home. All are of Nesquehoning. There are three surviving brothers, Louis, of East Mauch Chunk and George and Adam, of Bowmanstown, and two surviving sisters, Mrs. Frank Miller and Mrs. Peter Herman, both of East Mauch Chunk. The Wilhelm residence at Nesquehoning is in the corner dwelling in the rear of the former Buss Hotel, and near the Central Station. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning, with a requiem high mass at 9:30 o’clock at the Sacred Heart Church.

                     1-4-1915      David Trevarrow, a highly respected resident of town, on December 31 rounded out 48 years of continuous service in the employ of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. He is hale and hearty and to all appearances good for at least 20 more years of work. Mr. Trevarrow began as a slate picker boy and has worked in every known capacity of coal mining.

                                The funeral of the late Mrs. Emma Stevenson was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday from her home on Main Street. The services were conducted by Rev. Robert C. Comley, of Meed’s M. E. Church and they were largely attended. Interment was made in the Mauch Chunk cemetery. The funeral car and two special trolley cars conveyed the mourners to Mauch Chunk. Following were the pall bearers: David Reese, George and John Ronemus, Alonzo F. Corby, Len Horn and William Griffith.

                                A banquet was given to the members and friends of the Epworth Bible Class on New Year’s night. A committee of invitation, consisting of Garret Miller, Robert Marsden and William Bond, cordially invited the members of the class and had a grand response from the members. Another committee to decide on the social part of the gathering consisted of Fred Hooper, president; Howard Becker, secretary; Lenious Marsden, Earl Frantz, Roy Gover, Ernest Schneider and Bennet Dunstan. This committee was also mentioned by those present as giving one of the best programs possible for the occasion. The high school orchestra opened the meeting by playing several fine selections, after which Mr. David Trevarrow, Superintendent of the Sunday school, delivered an address on “ The Upbuilding of Young Men: it was then announced that the chef, John Edwards, had the eatables ready and a grand rush was made for the table as every one seemed hungry and prepared for a good feed. John made a specialty of coffee so therefore the coffee was the best served to the members of the Bible Class for many a day. Those in attendance were Rev. Robert Comley, Prof. W. Slough, teachers, Fred Hooper, president; Roy Maurer, vice president; Howard Becker, secretary; Ernest Schnieder, Earl Frantz, William Bond, Bennet Dunstan, Josiah Laurey, Lenious Marsden, Robert Marsden, George L. Watson, Roy Gover, Lewis Donald, George B. Watson, Samuel Azer, George Richards, Oliver Frantz, Howard Smitham, Walter Kishabugh, Phillip Floyd , Thomas Price, Garret Miller, Olin Fisher, Earl Albright, Howard Arthur, John Edwards, Ed R. Miller, David Trevarrow, Carl Ronemus, James Crossin, Herbert Norwood, David Jenkins, Robert Emanuel, Richard Milford, Misses Alice Bond, Gwennie Edwards, Beatricce Maurer, Hazle Watkins, Mable Brocious, Amelia Ronemus, Ellen Davies, Edith Donald, Nora Laurey, Ada Bamford, Mrs. Samuel Azor, Ethel Gover, Editha Morgan, Mrs. Phillip Floyd, Grace Watson, Lillian Norwood, Effie Coxe, Lillian Griffiths, Mrs. Ed. R. Miller, Beatrice Rowe, Margaret Ronemus and Hilda Norwood, Ernest Schneider, one of the members of the class acted as toastmaster and proved to be a very efficient person for the occasion. After all had enough to eat, Thomas Price was called upon for a song. He had his choir gather around the following songs were sung: “The Three Jews” “Sweet Violeta, “ “The Tigers Basket Ball Team” and “Good Night till Tomorrow night.” In the last song Mr. Price sang the solo parts. This was the end of the program and all departed at an early hour, each with the same wish that another such event will be held in the near future.

                                On Saturday evening the Nesquehoning Tigers were very much disappointed because the State College basketball team cancelled their engagement here. Walter Kishbaugh, who had arranged for the game, put in a pick up team from town, consisting of Albert Jenkins, center; Morgan and Morris Granger, forwards and Kishbaugh and Smitham guards. The Tigers won 17 to 11.

                                The Tigers vs. Emeralds basket ball game will be played tomorrow evening. It will be the game of the season. Both teams claim the town championship and this contest will decide the issue. The Tigers have Becker, Graver, Miller, Watson, James and Hooper who are eligible to play, while the Emeralds have Cadden, McCann, Riley, Bonner, McArdle, York and Hughes who can be in the lineup.

                                United Mine Workers Elected Nesquehoning Man Traveling Auditor. Benjamin F. Davis of Nesquehoning has been elected traveling auditor of District No.7  United Mine Workers of America, according to the report of the teller, made to the District Board on Saturday.

                      1-4-1915     There is no change in Mrs. Halpin’s condition. She still is very sick. Miss Lauretta Bennis, of Mauch Chunk, a nurse who recently graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital is attending her.

                                Mrs. Ed. Oster returned home from Hazleton hospital, being much improved.

                                The funeral of John Wilhelm will be held tomorrow at 9 a.m.

                                A Fine Fellow. I like the lad in the clothing ad, with his shoulders fine and wide. I like his style; it is well worth while, and I eye the same with pride. I like the set that his collars get, I like the hang of his coat. And I fairly gape at his waistcoat’s shape. And the other points I note. I like the way that his trousers stay, Well creased; they know their biz. I think I’ll go with my next week’s dough, and get a suit like his. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                Ben Davis Elected. The following vote was computed for the office of Traveling Auditor for District No.7 United Mine Workers of America in consequence Mr. Benjamin F. Davis of Nesquehoning receiving the highest number of votes, will be recommended to International President White for appointment. The official vote is as follows: Kolesar 1312, J. M. Davis 452, B. F. Davis 1375, H. Gallagher 114, E. Kennedy 243, J. Gildia 408, J. Corrigan 447, Leo Conaghn 168, D. Nihen 52.

                                Mr. Davis Expresses Thanks. Nesquehoning, Jan. 4, 1915: To the Mine Workers of District No. 7 U. M. W. of A. Having been recommended by a referendum vote, of the above District, for the position of Traveling Auditor, I take this means of extending my thanks and appreciation, to my many friends throughout the District, who assisted and voted for me and especially my fellow workers of my home town, who accorded me the honor and distinction of claiming the largest vote in the town’s history. And in return for the confidence reposed in me by those who knew me and trusted me in whatever way it was my pleasure to represent them. I promise and assure that I will endeavor to perform the duties of this position with the same spirit and attention that is due this organization to accomplish its purpose. And will be ever ready to give my assistance to help establish and defend the rights of my fellowmen. Again thanking you and wishing you one and all a prosperous and Happy New Year. I remain, Your Humble Servant, Benj. F. Davis.                                

                     1-6-1915      Born, a bright little New Year girl to Mr. and Mrs. John  Kunzweiler on Monday.

                                Many were here from out of town to attend the funeral of John Wilhelm yesterday, an account of which is given elsewhere in this paper.

                                Miss Mary Behler, of town, a student at Bislopthorpe, Bethlehem, returned to her studies yesterday, accompanied by her mother, after spending the holidays with the folks at home.

                                Card of Thanks. We take this means of expressing our sincere and heartfelt gratitude to our neighbors and friends, especially those friends of East Mauch Chunk for the consoling sympathy and marked kindness they extended us during our recent bereavement. Mrs. John Wilhelm and Family, Nesquehoning, Pa.

                                The Tigers and Emeralds basketball teams of town met last evening in a hard fought game before a large crowd in the Nesquehoning high school auditorium. The Tigers won by a score of 31 to 12. Joe Ronemus was the referee. The teams lined up as follows. Tigers. Miller and Becker forwards, Graver center, Watson, James and Hooper guards. Emeralds, McCann and Cadden forwards, Reily center, York and Hughes guards.

                     1-6-1915      The funeral of John Wilhelm was held on Tuesday at 9:30 with Solemn Requiem High Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, Rev. O’Connor being the celebrant. Appropriate remarks on the death of the deceased were made by him. Interment followed in the Catholic cemetery. The pall bearers were John Franz, Anthony and Joseph Kattner and John Marzen of town and Andrew Ruff of Hacklebernie.

                                Joe Ronemus is building a new garage.

                                August Maehrer, of Mauch Chunk, a driver for Ortieb’s Brewery, had his leg badly injured here on Tuesday, a beer keg falling on it.

                                 A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Kunzweiler on Monday.

                                John Penberth, Jack Wisely and Jim Brennan viewed the great Mummer’s parade in Philadelphia on New Year’s.

                                Married, Harry H. Smith and Miriam E. Edwards, by Rev J. Geo Smith of New Hope, at Nesquehoning Dec. 31.

                                Sale now going on in the Hinds building, Mrs. John Dolon, milliner. Reductions in velvet and felt hats and trimmings. Hats trimmed free during this sale.

                                Save Money. Millionaires are made through economy. See the tremendous reduction in our Mid-Winter sale. A splendid opportunity to buy goods for the remainder of the Winter and next. Many all year round articles reduced. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                The Harwood Co. will resume their work today of clearing a road for their line between Nesquehoning and Mauch Chunk, Charles Kennedy will have charge of the work.

                     1-7-1915      A very pretty wedding took place in the Sacred Heart Church this morning when Eugene V. Bonner, one of the most popular young men of town and Annie M. Donigan, the accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Donegan, of Centre Street, Nesquehoning, were united in holy bonds of matrimony. A nuptial high mass was celebrated by Rev. J. L. O’Connor. The bride was beautifully attired in a white satin gown trimmed with pearl ornaments. She wore a wreath and veil and carried a white prayer book. The groom wore the conventional full dress suit. The bride’s sister Margaret was bridesmaid. She was very prettily attired in a pink charmeuse gown, under an over dress of shadow lace. She wore a pink lace cap and carried a bouquet of pink carnations. John Gillespie, an intimate friend of the groom was best man. He was also in full dress. Sara, the pretty little sister of the groom acted as flower girl. The altars were beautifully decorated with ferns and flowers and together with the illumination by the candles they gave the church a very pretty appearance. The choir under the direction of J. H. Crossin rendered St. Theresa’s Mass by La Hache T. H., with orchestral accompaniment. It was ably assisted by Mrs. Crossin, W. J. Hogan with Miss Gertrude Reilly as organist. A sumptuous wedding breakfast was given at the bride’s home after which the happy young couple left on the Scranton Flyer. They will spend their honeymoon in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D. C. They were the recipients of many beautiful and costly gifts. They carry with them the best wishes of a host of friends on their journey through life. Among those present were the following from Mauch Chunk: Mrs. Michael Garrah, Misses Ellen, Marie and Anna Garrah, Miss Annie Gillespie, Miss Hannah Cassidy, Miss Mary Donegan and James Melley of Coaldale.

                                The deplorable accident of New Year’s Day, wherein John Wilhelm relinquished the burden of life (while teaching the uncertainty of mortal existence) cast an almost impenetrable pall of sorrow throughout Nesquehoning, especially affecting those who were in touch with him in the natural course of friend and acquaintanceship. It still is a touching topic among almost every body, being reviewed in awesome and sorrowful tones, a simple, yet genuine exemplification of the esteem to which the deceased was held by the entire community. Coming here from Bowmanstown when in the early flush of rugged manhood and securing employment in the mines, he quickly made friends, winning the hearts of his fellow workmen because of his many sterling qualities. Retiring in manner of unassuming disposition and the embodiment of thrift he soon became a valued addition to our town’s citizenry, his quiet and likeable demeanor winning for him the utmost respect of his fellow townsmen. From personal observation of years, he has been an ideal husband and father and the bereaved family in their time of extreme sorrow unquestionably have the sincere sympathy of every resident of town.

                     1-8-1915      George L. and Benjamin Oswald, of Canada, spent several days with the Watson families. They are inroute to England.

                                Jim McArdle, bartender at the Lansford House, Lansford, purchased a bull dog some time ago, and expects to start a kennel of this variety of dog.

                                Joseph Cadden, noted vocalist of town, met with an accident on Wednesday evening that fortunately had no serious results, although for a few minutes there was good cause for thinking that his injuries were of a grievous nature. Joe had made a purchase in Ben Davis’ and leaving there had stepped on the icy sidewalk when he slipped and fell, striking the back of his head with resounding force. Almost at the instant Joe fell, Jim Hannigan, Leader reporter, was emerging from Davis and saw him vainly trying to regain his feet and fall unconscious. Hannigan went hurriedly to his assistance but being unable singly to cope with the raising of the prostratet man, he summoned assistance from the store habitues. Ben Davis, Tom Butler and Jack Priestly quickly responded and Joe was carried inside where first aid restoratives were applied by Priestly, who is proficient in this respect. They were effective, and Joe was on his feet in a few minutes none the worse for his trying experience except for the muddy condition of his clothing.

                                Mrs. Patrick Tracey, of Anaconda, Mont., is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Callen.

                                A fox chase will be held Saturday at the Eagle Hotel. It will start at 4 p.m. there is a big entrance and the chase will be a lively one. All owners of hunting dogs are invited to participate.

                                John Conley, of Westlon, Ohio, arrived home last evening to visit his sister, Mrs. Rose Halpin, who is seriously ill.

                                Sale now going on in the Hinds building, Mrs. John Dolon, milliner. Reductions in velvet and felt hats and trimmings. Hats trimmed free during this sale.

                                Save Money. Millionaires are made through economy. See the tremendous reduction in our Mid-Winter sale. A splendid opportunity to buy goods for the remainder of the Winter and next. Many all year round articles reduced. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                     1-9-1915      Postmaster James McArdle received his commission yesterday and will take charge of the local post office at once.

                                Howard Martin has joined the Emerald A. C. basketball team.

                                Sale now going on in the Hinds building, Mrs. John Dolon, milliner. Reductions in velvet and felt hats and trimmings. Hats trimmed free during this sale.

                                Save Money. Millionaires are made through economy. See the tremendous reduction in our Mid-Winter sale. A splendid opportunity to buy goods for the remainder of the Winter and next. Many all year round articles reduced. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                     1-13-1915    Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Koomar on Friday evening very elaborately entertained the members of the Emerald basketball team, who, accompanied by their respective lady friends, enjoyed a royal good evening of divers amusements and a most delectable lunch, served in the usual capable manner of the estimable host and hostess. It was one of the most successful social affairs of the season and will long be remembered by those who participated. The program rendered by the different artists in their respective roles included several inimitable vocal selections by Jimmie Cadden, who possesses one of the sweetest tenor voices in this vicinity and a strenuous monologue by Frank York, energetic trainer and coach of this recently organized quintet. These were the principal events of the evening’s gathering and great applause was accorded the two young gentlemen by all present for proficiency of their selections. The party adjourned at a reasonably respectable hour voting Mr. and Mrs. Koomar ultra capable host and hostess.

                                Frank J. McGorry returned from Philadelphia on Saturday evening. Frank, accompanied by his father, Michael McGorry, had been in the Quaker City last week attending the funeral of a relative, Hugh McAdams. While the later returned home immediately after the obsequies, F. J. stayed over several days the guest of his brother Edward McGorry, who is a clever bar clerk in one of the leading hotels of Philadelphia.

                                A goodly collection was made Sunday in the Sacred Heart Church for the suffering and destitute Belgians.

                                The condition of Mrs. Rose Halpin continues critical, very little hope of her recovery being entertained by attending physician and nurse.

                                The Jingoes of town seem to take pleasure in singing “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary,” but a good full sized, guaranteed American citizen, who lives up to the U. S. Constitution and takes his hat off when “The Star Spangled Banner” is rendered, need not worry about the progress of the European War.

                                The opinion of John M. Skakandy on the European conflict is both interesting and enlightening. The studious proprietor of the Ridge Hotel is a keen observer of events in the war zone; follows every move of the belligerent nations and always has at his finger ends historical facts that pertain to the progress of this greatest of wars. Before assuming proprietorship of the Ridge Hotel, Mr. Skakandy was a leading instructor of the Slav language in different principal cities of this country. He also taught in Nesquehoning.

                                Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cadden’s single dwelling at the southeast corner of Radcliffe and Church Streets, certainly presents a handsome appearance since it has been repainted recently. Whoever designed the appropriate combination of colors surely possesses the eye of an artist as the building since its repainting is attracting widespread and appreciative attention.

                                Merchant T. H. Griffith this week razed the single porch in front of his store and residence and is having erected in its place an up to date two story porch.

                                Andrew Stakmal, for years driver for former wholesaler James McGeehan and lately for Martin McFadden has resigned and is succeeded by John Trevena. Andy has several offers of similar jobs under consideration but feels inclined to accept a lucrative position in the mines.

                                Sale now going on in the Hinds building, Mrs. John Dolon, milliner. Reductions in velvet and felt hats and trimmings. Hats trimmed free during this sale.

                                All the Changes. We are versed in all the 1915 variations in cutting clothes. At the same time we respect the styles clung to be the conservative dresser. A customers exact wants combin with our tailors work. Isn’t that what you like in a tailor? Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                Basketball on roller-skates at Miner’s rink, Nesquehoning, on Thursday night, January 14, 1915. Emeralds will play the Indians. Game starts at 7 o’clock. Admission, Ladies, 20 cents, Gents, 25 cents. Skates free after the game.

                     1-14-1915    Squire W. R. Watkins, of Nesquehoning, has settled and adjusted many unique cases, but he had a puzzler on Monday. It was a breach of promise or damage suit. John Yurchick was the complainant. Mary Brosky, said to be the prettiest Slavish girl that ever came to Nesquehoning, was half defendant and Mike Urano, her husband to be, was the other half. Yurchick went to Philadelphia to procure a bride and secured one at a matrimonial agency for $5. This is a common practice among Slavish wife seekers when they can’t be suited otherwise and it is said many good wives are found as a result. Yurchick made the mistake of not marrying his beautiful bride to be on sight. He was so enraptured with her charms that he decided to make some of his friends envious by showing her around as the girl he wooed and won before marrying her. Urano was introduced to her and both fell in love at once and they decided to get married. Yurchick was given to understand in ice berg fashion that he was out of the race. He remonstrated with the fair Mary, but she was unrequited in her love for her new found lover. Seeing that nothing could be done to win her back, he demanded the amount of the money expended in her purchase, entertainment and transportation, but Urano frowned upon the proposition, whereupon Yurchick evoked the majesty of the law. The case was aired before Squire Watkins, who, with the aid and suggestion of Ben Branch Esq., succeeded in finally inducing Urano to be a sport under the circumstances and pay in full for the favor, which Yurchick had done him. Urano was disposed to beat Yurchik to a frazzle all around. He wanted to beat him in litigation as he had beaten him in courtship, but the logic of the jurists so appealed to him that he dove into his jeans and extracted a wad from which he separated sufficient bills to defray the expense of getting a bride. All left the justices office in a happy frame of mind. Yurchick is in the market for a bride, but vows it will be propose and marry on the spot next time for his. 

                                The fox chase on Saturday occasioned so much interest and entertainment for our sports that others will follow in due course of time. Proprietor McCaffrey is certainly trying to live up to his reputation as a “live one.”

                                An extraordinary picture was shown at the Newton Theater last evening in “A Woman’s Folly.” The ambitious management is steadily procuring the best features, introducing themes of educational and entertaining value. Nesquehoning has learned to appreciate the importance of the film drams. Tonight’s big number, “Her Brother’s Paid,” is said to be a real accomplishment in motion pictures.

                                Druggist T. J. Campbell, who had been indisposed for some time has fully recovered. Tom was not incapacitated from his duty of compiling prescriptions and attending to his other extensive trade, or playing checkers, but his ailment necessitated an almost full stop on his vocal chords, which is an abominable misery to any tradesman.

                                Mrs. Rose Halpin died at eight o’clock last night after a lingering illness. She was a well known lady, possessing many good qualities and being held in high esteem by all who knew her. Two daughters and three sons survive, Mary, wife of James McGorry, a barber, being one of them, also two brothers and two sisters, Mrs. Patrick Barry, of town, Kate and Patrick Conley of Philadelphia, and John, of Ohio. Funeral on Saturday at 9 a.m. with requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart.

                                Tonight! Tonight! “Fighting for Life and Honor” or “Her Brother’s Pard” in three parts!! An absorbing drama, Newton Theater.

                                Sale now going on in the Hinds building, Mrs. John Dolon, milliner. Reductions in velvet and felt hats and trimmings. Hats trimmed free during this sale.

                                All the Changes. We are versed in all the 1915 variations in cutting clothes. At the same time we respect the styles clung to be the conservative dresser. A customers exact wants combin with our tailors work. Isn’t that what you like in a tailor? Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                     1-16-1915    Monday night all plain dancing at Castle Hall, Nesquehoning, Jan 18. Gents 25 cents, ladies 15 cents. Williams orchestra. Regular dance. Wednesday evening, Jan. 20th. Prize hesitation waltz, $2.50 in gold to each of the winning couple. Gents 35 cents, ladies 15 cents. Music furnished by Boyle’s full orchestra. Butler, Davis Bros and Reilly.

                                Sale now going on in the Hinds building, Mrs. John Dolon, milliner. Reductions in velvet and felt hats and trimmings. Hats trimmed free during this sale.

                                More cold weather. Allowing for March blizzards, there is much more cold weather coming. Oh no, it is not to late to get an overcoat. We are making them and with as much care as ever. A large choice of materials. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                     1-18-1915    The funeral of the late Mrs. Rose Halpin took place Saturday. A requiem high mass was celebrated by Rev. Father O’Connor, who also preached an excellent sermon. The funeral was largely attended by friends of town and surrounding towns. The pall bearers were all nephews of the deceased, John, Harry and Freddie Bing, Hugh, and Tom McClafferty and William Barry. Interment was made in the Sacred Heart cemetery.

                                Marcella Kenny is improving after an operation for appendicitis. She is still in Pottsville hospital.

                                Tom Fairley, one of our town’s crack ball players, is nursing an extremely sore hand, two tendons of his left forefinger being severed while at work in the mines.

                                John Watkins, of Philadelphia was a prominent visitor in town for several days, the guest of his brothers, T. A. Watkins and Squire W. R. Watkins. Jack, as he is familiarly known, is a former town boy, and a once well known hotelkeeper of Summit Hill.

                                Thomas Gallagher was attacked with a hemorrhage of the nose Friday night and for a time was in a very critical condition.

                                The Emeralds A. A. and Tigers meet tonight in another basket ball contest. Don’t miss it.

                                Monday night all plain dancing at Castle Hall, Nesquehoning, Jan 18. Gents 25 cents, ladies 15 cents. Williams orchestra. Regular dance. Wednesday evening, Jan. 20th. Prize hesitation waltz, $2.50 in gold to each of the winning couple. Gents 35 cents, ladies 15 cents. Music furnished by Boyle’s full orchestra. Butler, Davis Bros and Reilly.

                                Sale now going on in the Hinds building, Mrs. John Dolon, milliner. Reductions in velvet and felt hats and trimmings. Hats trimmed free during this sale.

                                More cold weather. Allowing for March blizzards, there is much more cold weather coming. Oh no, it is not to late to get an overcoat. We are making them and with as much care as ever. A large choice of materials. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                     1-19-1915    Assistant Mine Foreman Edward Eade is about fully recovered from a recent attack if illness.

                                William Marsden has opened a jewelry store in his parents property on East Catawissa Street.

                                James Harvey who was severely burned by an explosion of gas while at work in the mines some time ago, is making favorable progress on the road to complete recovery from the painful effects of his grueling experience.

                                Tim Boyle returned last Thursday from the Episcopal Hospital Philadelphia, where he underwent a delicate operation. For some time Tim had been bothered by a seemingly cancerous sore on his lip and went to the above institution for treatment. The physicians made a V shaped incision in Tim’s chin, removing the noxious growth. While in the hospital one of Tim’s attending nurses was Miss Prudence Sinyard, a most attractive young lady of Summit Hill.

                                On Friday evening a number of male friends of newly weds Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bonner visited their residence armed with various instruments of musical torture and the 4 Georges Drum Corps. The happily married young couple recently returned from their extended honeymoon and the invading party intended to serenade them. Mrs. Bonner happened to be visiting friends in Allentown that day and had not yet arrived home but Jimmie Dugan, Bill Hogan appropriately serenaded one, and then escorted him, hatless and coatless to the trolley car on which his better half was returning home. From this point to their home the young couple were accorded a reception the lake of which is not very often witnessed in this staid old town. When the party reached the Donegan residence a pleasing program was rendered by its different capable artists, during which refreshments were served.

                                The Ladies Aid Society will hold a social at the home of Mrs. John Marsden, Main Street, Wednesday evening for benefit of New Lutheran Church. Everybody welcome.

                                The Tigers defeated the Emerald A. A. to the tune of 39 to 12 in a fast and thrilling contest last night.

                                Sale now going on in the Hinds building, Mrs. John Dolon, milliner. Reductions in velvet and felt hats and trimmings. Hats trimmed free during this sale.

                                More cold weather. Allowing for March blizzards, there is much more cold weather coming. Oh no, it is not to late to get an overcoat. We are making them, and with as much care as ever. A large choice of materials. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                All kinds of watch, clock and jewelry repairing promptly attended to. Lenses matched without prescription. Save broken parts. William E. Marsden, Nesquehoning, Pa.

                                The time to buy shoes. 20 per cent reduction and even greater in certain lines. Buy winter shoes now for two seasons. Sale on now for balance of week. Curry’s Shoe Store.

                                Nesquehoning Girl Missing. Mrs. Aggie Brocius, of Nesquehoning, was in Mauch Chunk today looking for her daughter, Gertrude, aged 14 years. She consulted with County Detective Daniel Thomas. If Mrs. Brocius can ascertain who induced her daughter to leave home or furnished her money she will prosecute them. The girl is supposed to be at Lehighton.

                     1-19-1915    The Misses Jenkins, of town, organized a sewing circle recently to be known as the B. W. Society.

                                Born a son to Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Fisher, and a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John Wisely.

                                The Ladies’ Aid Society of Zion Lutheran Church, of town, will hold a social at the home of Mrs. John Marzen, on Main Street, on Wednesday evening, January 20th. Everybody welcome.

                                The second game of basket ball for the championship of Nesquehoning was played last night between the Tigers and the Emeralds. The Tigers won by the score of 39 to 12. The following is the line up of both teams. Tigers, Forwards-Miller and Becker, Center-Graver, Guards-Watson and James. Emeralds, Forwards-McCann and Hughes, Center’s-Riley and Bonner, Guard’s-York, Cadden and McArdle.

                     1-20-1915    Oscar Strohl, of Nesquehoning, a machinist boss of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, who was seriously scalded as the result of a man head of a boiler blowing out yesterday, died at 5:40 a.m. today at the Coaldale hospital. If there is such a thing as fate he seemed to be the special victim of it. As he was passing through the boiler room a moment before the accident, the fireman halted him until he threw a shovel full of coal in the fire box. It was a fatal halt, as when he started to walk again after the fireman had emptied the shovel the man head blew out, striking him on the head and knocking him down. To add to his agony the scalding steam poured over him and his fellow workers were unable to rescue him until the fires were pulled. He was literally scalded to death. The physicians said the cut on the head caused by the man head striking him was not fatal. He was aged 23 years and was a popular young man whose tragic death occasions general sorrow in the community. He is survived by a widow and one child, also his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Strohl and the following brothers and sisters: Wm. T., Harry, Mrs. James Stahler and Mrs. William Charles, Jr., and Luella, of Nesquehoning.

                                Hugh Callen, of Nesquehoning died last night at the home of his niece Mrs. Samuel Greiff, aged 72 years. Until recently he had been an inmate of the Soldiers Home at Hampton, Va. He served in the Civil War and was among the number captured by the Rebels and incarcerated in Libby Prison. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. with requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart. Two brothers survive: Patrick and Thomas Callen both of Nesquehoning.

                     1-22-1915   The Slander Suits Against The Sheriff. Samuel Meese and John Paisley, who allege that Michael Hartneady slandered them, filed their statements. The Sheriff apparently is not disturbed.  Another step forward was taken yesterday in the Prothonotary’s office in the two $5,000 slander suits that were started against Sheriff Michael Hartneady, of Nesquehoning, last July, one by Samuel J. Meese and the other by John Paisley. The law firm of Heydt, Balliet and Seidle is attorney for Meese and Paisley. They filed the statements yesterday on which the alleged slanders are based. Meese alleges in his statement that Hartneady, who holds the office of president of Sub-district No.1 United Mine Workers of America, had said to Edwin Ludlow, the vice president of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, that John Paisley, one of the mine foremen at Nesquehoning, had bought a $6,000 house from him (Meese) for $4,000 in cash and for the balance, $2,000, he (Meese) was to be given good jobs by Paisley, who is the mine foreman and has the giving of the jobs. Meese declares it isn’t true and that Paisley paid him the full $6,000 in cash. He claims $5,000 for damages to his reputation. Mr. Paisley in his statement alleges that Hartneady had told Ludlow that Paisley as mine foreman, had accepted money from foreigners for giving them jobs: also that he had hired his son-in-law, Oliver W. Scott, as a miner, without Scott having a miner’s certificate as required by law. He declares both allegations untrue and claims $5,000 in damages. The next step will be the filing of Mr. Hartneady’s reply and then follows the trial. In conversation, Mr. Hartneady alleges that he is ready for trial and that he will be abundantly able to prove true every word he told Ludlow.

                     1-23-1915   The funeral of Hugh Callen was held at 9:30 am yesterday with requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart. It was largely attended. Mahry Smuthers, Patrick Hartneady, Michael Dinningan, John Watkins, Patrick Gillespie and Michael Caragher were the pallbearers. The Hibernian Benevolent Association, of which he was a charter member, was represented at the funeral.  He had a brilliant war record. He was a corporal in Co. H, 132 Pa. Volunteers and fought in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancelorville, and was honorably discharged at the end of the war.

                                The funeral of Oscar Strohl was held this afternoon at 2 o’clock.

                                All kinds of watch, clock and jewelry repairing promptly attended to, save broken parts. Lenses matched without prescription. William E. Marsden, Nesquehoning, Pa.

                                Fine linen is the finishing touch of dress. The collar and shirt, with proper tie. See ours. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                The Time To Buy Shoes. 20 per cent reduction and even greater in certain lines. Buy winter shoes now for two seasons. Sale on now for balance of week. Curry’s Shoe Store.

                                Sale now going on in the Hinds building, Mrs. John Dolon, milliner. Reductions in velvet and felt hats and trimmings. Hats trimmed free during this sale.

                     1-25-1915    Thomas Watkins is seriously ill.

                                Postmaster James McArdle took charge of the local post office today. Thomas Floyd, the retiring postmaster will remain until Feb. 1 and longer if necessary, in order to familiarize the new postmaster with the duties of the office. Mr. Floyd has several flattering propositions under consideration, but is undecided yet as to which he will accept.  Squire Watkins, owner of the building in which the post office is to vacate, has leased the building to J.C. Bright and Co., it will be necessary to secure a new location for the post office.

                                Eugene McGorry is negotiating for the purchase of the wholesale place conducted by Charles Mulhall.

                                Mr. and Mrs. Michael York celebrated their silver anniversary. The happy couple began the celebration by renewing their wedding vows with a high mass in the parish church, at 9:30 a.m., Rev. Father Ludwig, of East Mauch Chunk, being the celebrant. The choir, under the direction of Miss Mary York, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. York, sang Leonard’s Mass with Alma Redemptoris for the Offertory. Rev. Ludwig preached a very touching sermon on the holy sacrament of matrimony. The services closed with the benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. After the services Mr. and Mrs. York served a sumptuous dinner to their friends and neighbors at their home on Catawissa Street. The day was one of joy to the happy parents. Song, music and mirth reigned supreme. Mr. York came to this country at the age of 16 years and began as a slate picker in the breaker, but through energy and thrift developed into one of the most prosperous and progressive citizens in town being the owner of considerable real estate and doing a large butcher business. He is also a director in our home bank. Mr. and Mrs. York were married January 25th 1890 and lived continuously in Nesquehoning. The following children blessed their union, Annie, Mary, Helen, Frank, Thomas, Michael, Jr., James, Vincent, Chas, John the last name is now a student in St. Charles Seminary, at Overbrook. The following were present, Mr. and Mrs. George Jumber, Lansford; Mr. and Mrs. Steve Komas, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Martin, Mr. and Mrs. John Hager, of Hauto; Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Komar and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kovatch and daughter Lillie, Mr. and Mrs. John Fabian, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Spicak, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Crossin and family, Mr. John Evans, Wm. J. Hogan, Mr. and Mrs. William Highland, Mr. and Mrs. Steve York and daughter Theresa, Jacob Evans, of town. Mr. and Mrs. York left nothing undone to make the occasion one long to be remembered by all those having the honor of being present and all joined in wishing the happy parents many returns of their wedding anniversary.

                     1-26-1915    Miss Marion Slaworosky, of Church Street, gave an entertainment to her class mates at the rectory of St. Mary’s Greek Church on Friday evening. A fine musical program was rendered and lunch served the following guests: Annie Dunstan, Elsie Lynn, Olive Edwards, Jennie Wagner, Violet Lager, Gladys Frye, Margaret Watson, Margaret Melker, Muriel Brennan, Marion Stavorosky, Bill Watkins, Harr J. Davis, Harry W. Davis, David Jenkins, Albert Kishbaugh, James Crossin, Roy Smith, Joe Norwood, Bill Thomas, Raymond Mulligan.

                                Do you consider these? Cut, quality and price? We can satisfy you regarding each in a suit or overcoat you may order. The time is coming for medium weight garb. Consult us about a spring overcoat. We are introducing classy specialties, Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                Boxing Match. Miners’ Hall, Nesquehoning. The Nesquehoning A. C. will hold a boxing match Friday night, February 5th, 1915. Six round preliminary between Peg Reading of Summit Hill and Young Smothers of Nesquehoning. Semi windup Young Toney, of Mauch Chunk and Kid Kulick of Nesquehoning and grand windup between Nick Hollywood, of Coaldale and Kid Duffy of Nesquehoning. Show will start at 8:15 p.m. Cars to all points after the show. Chas. Mulhall, referee.

                     1-30-1915    The petition for the transfer of the wholesale license of Charles Mulhall to Eugene McGorry and been placed on file in the office of the clerk of the courts and the transfer will be made in ten days.

                                Ex-postmaster Thomas Floyd leaves Monday on a pleasure trip to Savannah, Ga.

                                All old style dances, Monday evening, Williams Orchestra, Castle Hall.

                                Do you consider these? Cut, quality and price? We can satisfy you regarding each in a suit or overcoat on order. The time is coming for medium weight garb. Consult us about a spring overcoat. We are introducing classy specialties. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.  

                     2-5-1915      Boxing Match. Miners Hall, Nesquehoning. Every automobile will be in service at Coal Dale tonight by fans who are going to see Nick Hollywood, of Coal Dale and Tiger Duffy, of Nesquehoning, meet in the six round bout before the Nesquehoning Athletic Club in Miners Hall, Nesquehoning. Both Nick Hollywood and Duffy have been training hard for the coming fray and are putting on the finishing touches today. There is no love between Hollywood and Duffy, so the fight will be a fast one, while the opening bout brings together “Kid” Smuthers of Nesquehoning and “Pig” Redin of Summit Hill. Both of the boys are in good condition. Young Tony of Mauch Chunk vs. Zulick of Nesquehoning will battle in the semi windup. Show will start at 8:45. Cars to all points after the show. Admission, 50 cents, 75 cents and $1.00. Charles Mulhall, referee.

                     2-6-1915      Kid Duffy no match for young Hollywood. Nick Hollywood of Coaldale, decisively won from Kid Duffy of Nesquehoning, in a six round bout at the Nesquehoning A. C. last night. The milling was exciting throughout. Hollywood by his superior skill, cleverly avoided the wild rushes of his opponent, who was there with the punch but lacked the skill to land effectively. Hollywood gave a remarkable exhibition of boxing and landed at will upon the Nesquehoning lad, but his blows did not have the force to stop Duffy’s aggressiveness, which was evident until the final bell. Hollywood’s defense was very good, his footwork and clever blocking being a feature. Young Smuthers of Nesquehoning knocked out Peg Redin of Summit Hill in the fourth round and Young Zulick of Nesquehoning, forced Toney of Mauch Chunk about the ring landing several hard blows. Both made a fast finish.

                                 Chester Smitham recently received a handsome player piano.

                                Mrs. Thomas Smitham Jr. entertained the B. W. Sewing Circle on Thursday evening.

                                T. H. Griffith will leave on Monday for a months sojourn at Palm Beach Florida. He may also visit Cuba before returning home.

                                Mrs. John Williams and daughter, Mary of Hazleton visited the formers sister, Mrs. Harry Barnhart, who has been seriously ill. Mrs. Williams was accompanied home by her mother, Mrs. Sarah Ulshafer, who has been spending a few weeks in town.

                                Miss Katharine Cadden the well-known pianist of town is the organist at the Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, of which Rev. Father La Bell is the priest.

                                Mr. and Mrs. Walter Watkins have added a fine new piano to their home.

                                T. H. Griffith has recently purchased a handsome new Cadillac motor car and it is expected to arrive shortly.

                                Jonathan Davis, of town, slaughtered two fine porkers and a calf on Friday.

                                Thomas A. Watkins, a well-known resident of town is seriously ill.

                                The miners hereabouts had a good rest for the week and are hoping that there will be no more idleness for the time.

                                The coasting has been fine all week not only for the youngsters, but also to the young men to whom it was an attractive sport during the week’s idleness.

                                William Michael moved from Mrs. Margaret Campbell’s house to one of Michael Cadden’s houses on Lemon Street during the week.

                                Mike Sowatchko, of Nesquehoning, was arrested yesterday at the insistence of John Kesta, also of Nesquehoning, on a charge of assault and battery committed January 28th. At a hearing before Squire J. J. Boyle yesterday afternoon Sowatchko was held under $500 bail for his appearance at the next term of Court.

                      2-13-1915   Hauto engine house destroyed by fire. An engine house at the Hauto coal storage yard of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company took fire at 6 p.m. last night and was burned to the ground. It was discovered by night watchman John Shinton but had gained much progress. An alarm was given and the Nesquehoning and Lansford fire companies responded. The firemen saved an adjoining engine house from being destroyed. With all the fires occurring to property of this company recently incendiarism is being suspected.

                                18 rounds boxing. Miners Hall, Nesquehoning. The Nesquehoning A. C. will hold another boxing show on Thursday night February 18th, 1915. Six round curtain riser between Scott Wildoner, of Mauch Chunk and Kid Zulick, of Nesquehoning. Semi six round windup between Kid Dougherty, of Mauch Chunk and Fighting Joe, of Hauto. Grand six round windup between Kid Shang, of Allentown and Charles Mulhall of Nesquehoning. Show starts at 8:15 sharp. Cars to all points after the show. Tickets are now on sale at Eagle Hotel, Ice Cream Parlor, Nesquehoning; Central Hotel, Durnin’s Cigar Store, Mauch Chunk. Admission 50 cents, 75 cents and $1.00.

                                Valentine dance Castle Hall, Monday evening, Feb. 15.

                                “The Fatal Wedding” in 3 parts, Vitagraph in two parts, Society Drama, See Mabel Trumelle in “The Adventures of a Young Gypsy” First series begins tonight, Newton Theater.

                                Underwear. There is a call for variety. We have the assortment, with an interesting variety of prices. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                What People Think of You, is influenced by the clothes you wear. A suit of our make gives self respect and the regard of others. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      2-19-1915   Boxing matches at Nesquehoning. In the 18 round boxing match staged in the Miners Roller Rink at Nesquehoning last evening, Young Tate, of Summit Hill, took the count in the fourth round from Fighting Joe of Hauto. Scott Wildoner of Mauch Chunk stepped out of the ring in the 4th round of the semi windup, claiming to have been fouled by his opponent Kid Zulick of Nesquehoning. The windup between Kid Schang of Allentown and Charlie Mulhall of Nesquehoning was decided a draw.

                       2-20-1915  At the boxing matches at Miners Hall, Nesquehoning, Thursday night, Battling Reed of Mauch Chunk, challenged fighting Joe of Hauto. “Dawd” Sandherr challenged Zulick. Mulhall is open to any man in the county at his weight. Kid Duffy wont meet Scott Wildoner after his exhibition Thursday night, as Duffy says he can’t afford to spoil his reputation in that manner.

                      2-23-1915   The supper in the Methodist Church last night was a success, the members of the Ladies Aid having all they could do with supplying the wants of the people. The basement was very nicely decorated and added to the success of the evening.

                                The Tigers basketball team is scheduled to play Coal Dale on Wednesday evening, Feb. 24.

                                The funeral of the late John Gallagher Jr. was held from the home of his father at 9:30 o’clock yesterday morning with a requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart and it was largely attended. Interment was made in the Sacred Heart Cemetery and the following were the pall bearers: Harry McGorry, Michael Dunigan, Michael Garragher, Philip Bonner, Benjamin Oxley and Alex Yedeucewick.

                                The members of the Nesquehoning Hose Company held a smoker last evening in the hose house. An elegant lunch was served and very lively evening was spent by those who attended.

                      3-1-1915     On Saturday night the “Tidlies” had a meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Fisher and re-elected all the old officers. Those present were George L. Watson, Richard Milford, David Jenkins, Harry Sherman, Roy Gover, George B. Watson, Howard Becker, Josiah Laurey, Fred Hopper, John Edwards, Thomas Price, Lenious and Robert Marsden, Oliver Frantz, Ed. R. Miller, Ernest Schneider, George Earl and Olin Fisher and Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Fisher. The business end of the order was first taken up and then the following program was rendered: Richard Milford, solo, “The three Jews;” David Jenkins, piano solo; John Edwards, address, “The Cause of the War;” Lenious Marsden, reading, “The Burglar and the Old Maid;” Robert Marsden, selection, “The Tardy Student;” Thomas Price, solo, “Don’t Go Down in the Mines, Dad;” George Olin and Earl Fisher, “Darling I am Growing Old;” George B. Watson, address, “America’s Greatest Men;” entire company, “Face to Face;” Howard Becker selection, “Poor Peter;” Josiah Laurey, solo, “Good bye Boys;” George L. Watson, solo, “Swiss Mountain Guide;” Ernest Schneider, address, “The Tidlies;” Oliver Frantz, solo, “Poor Nellie Gray;” entire company, “This is the Doming Day;” Ed. R. Miller, solo, “Old Black Joe;” David Jenkins, piano solo, “The Chimes;” Henry Sherman, “Sour Krout Jim” The last number, “Sour Krout Jim” was rendered in a very effective manner. It is a German song and tells of the doings of one of the old Dutch settlers. It explains how the sour krout was made in the olden times, as well as the superstitions and fairy tales told in the houses. Mr. Sherman was highly congratulated by the effective way in which he sang this song and upon request repeated it. The Tidlies were then escorted to the table where delicious refreshments were served. Fred Hooper, one of the new members acted at toast master and proved to the crowd that his past experience has been a great help to him. The refreshments were followed by several songs rendered by the entire company after which the Tidlies departed singing their farewell song, “Good Night Friends.”

                                Basketball on roller skates. Durnin’s Big Five will play the U. S. A., of Nesquehoning, on roller skates, at the Miners Rink, Nesquehoning tonight. The members of the winning team will each receive a $5 pair of roller skates to be paid for by the members of the losing team. 

                      3-1-1915     Rev. Comeley of the Meeds Memorial Methodist Church will continue his extra services another week. The meetings have aroused and held much interest.

                                Pharmacist Campbell has installed an attractive, serviceable telephone booth in his store. The improvement bespeaks enterprise and fills a long felt want.

                                Do you dress well? If not, why not? Pride in selection of wardrobe means an added joy to life. This is the age of smart dress. The carelessly dressed man is a back number. He doesn’t count for much. There is a dress for play and a dress for work. We specialize in both, and can prove it to you. The house for good fellows. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                The Emerald A. C. of Nesquehoning and the K. of C. team of Mauch Chunk will play at Nesquehoning High School auditorium this evening at 8:15. Admission gents 15 cents, ladies 10 cents.

                                Durnin’s Cigar Store team will play the U. S. A. of Nesquehoning at Miners hall tonight. A fast game is promised. Don’t miss it.

                      3-2-1915     Fred Hooper is ill with the grippe at his home on Main Street since Thursday.

                                Fred Lewis a miner who resided at the extreme eastern end of Second Street moved to Frackville last week.

                                Yesterday was pay day in town. The colliery was idle and the saloons were crowded with the foreign element all afternoon and evening. There was no depression in business yesterday.

                                Reynold Griffith, a student in the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, spent Sunday at his home in town.

                                George L. Watson celebrated his 91-birthday anniversary last Thursday. In his youth he was a schoolteacher and later one of the town’s leading businessmen.

                                T. H. Griffith and David Miller of town who have been in Florida for some weeks reached Washington of their way home yesterday. They expect to arrive by the end of the week.

                                Former Postmaster Thomas Floyd, who returned recently from a southern trip, sailed from New York on Saturday for Port a Rico.

                                George Lukish, Mike Ternosky and Andrew Panco, three popular naturized citizens of town, have recently enlisted in the United States service. Lukish and Ternosky enlisted at Allentown and have been sent to New York, Panco enlisted in the navy at Philadelphia a week ago and is stationed at Hampden Roads Virginia

                                Interesting and helpful revival services are in progress in the Methodist church the past two weeks and will be continued for another week. Rev. Robert Comley is the pastor. The attendance is large and the singing fine. About 55 conversions have resulted so far.

                                Rev. C. J. Dauphin, of Philadelphia, who was elected six weeks ago to the pastorate of the First Baptist Church of town, which had been vacant since the resignation of Rev. Clifford Joshua, has notified the congregation that he will accept the call. The information was received with pleasure. Rev Duphin has served the congregation since his election and is making a most favorable impression. He will move his family here as soon as a house can be obtained.

                                William Jones, formerly employed in Nesquehoning and Mrs. Richard Johns, a young widow of Nesquehoning were married at the home of the bride on Saturday by Rev. Jones, of Scranton, a brother of the groom. Following the ceremony the happy couple left on a late train for a trip to New York. Following a brief honeymoon they will reside in Scranton.

                     3-3-1915      At the regular meeting of the School Board held on Monday evening the usual routine business was transacted. The orders were granted for paying the teachers salaries for the month. Solicitor Smitham explained the necessary steps to be taken to get possession of the site for the proposed new high school building. By a unanimous vote of the Board a temporary loan of $6000 was authorized. A gentleman representing the architect, Clyde S. Adams, was present and submitted tentative sketches for the new building. The advantages and disadvantages of each were gone into. The plans as presented were taken under consideration and after study and consideration will be considered again at another meeting in the future when it is expected that with such modifications as may be necessary they will be accepted and working plans and specifications prepared. From present indications, Nesquehoning will soon have a high school building that will be a credit to the community. 

                      3-4-1915     Both the thieves now in jail. Constable Oxley, while struggling with one man was wounded by the other but the arrest was made with assistance of others. Constable Ben Oxley, of Nesquehoning, was shot in his right arm at 11:30 o’clock last night while preventing a robbery at Bright’s store on Main Street, Nesquehoning. Two men were engaged in the attempted robbery. Both are in jail. They are Nicholas Bonfiglio and Charles Canzoniera. They are from Little Italy. It was Canzoniera, it is said who did the shooting. Bonfiglio was captured in less than 30 minutes after the occurrence. He gave his name as Mike Gherki and refused to tell who his companion was. “Me don’t know,” he said. “You may burn my hands off, I won’t tell.” The story of the attempted robbery, shooting and capture of the two men is not very long. Mr. Oxley is not only constable at Nesquehoning, but also does night watchman work on the side, by virtue of his office. Last night somebody heard the noise of the breaking window at the Bright store and Mr. Oxley was notified. He at once went to the place and on his arrival there he noticed a stranger in the doorway, a large satchel and a suit of clothes by his side and also noticing that the window alongside the door was smashed he immediately grasped the stranger by his shoulders. While the two were struggling a companion came popping out of the store through the broken window and began to fire at Oxley and one of the bullets struck him in the arm. Oxley clung to his man but the latter broke loose and ran out Main Street with the constable after him. On the way he was joined by “Saph” Jenkins and three or four others. They captured him at Mike Rendish’s corner and assisted Oxley in conveying him to jail. This is the man who it has since been learned is Nicholas Bonfiglio. Charles Canzoniera, the man who is said to have done the shooting was arrested this morning by Angelo Bokeko, the deputy constable of Little Italy. Bokeko and Tony Malaska brought him to Mauch Chunk and at 10 o’clock this forenoon he was lodged in jail. Bokeko and Malaska are prominent Italians of Little Italy. They brought the prisoner of their own accord even though he is an Italian. “We don’t want any of his kind in our town,” they said.

                                Nesquehoning U.S.A. Defeats Tamaqua A.C. The U.S.A. team of Nesquehoning defeated Tamaqua A.C. on the Coal Dale floor last night by a score of 20 to 16. The game was fast and interesting and about 400 fans cheered the many good features. Manager Gamils wishes to state that the U.S.A. team will challenge any team to play on roller skates on any floor for any sum of money up to $300.

                     3-4-1915      Ben Oxley a vigilant, daring and fearless constable narrowly escaped being killed by a bullet from the revolver of a burglar whom he detected in the act of robbing J.C. Bright Co.’s store at 11:30 last night. The bullet grazed Oxley’s left arm but happily inflicted only a superficial wound. He was returning from attending the wake of William Penberth when he discovered a suspicious man standing in front of Bright and Co.’s store. A suit case stood beside the man. Oxley asked him what he was doing there and the next moment a shot rang out from the window of the store and Oxley saw a man inside of the store and protrude his hand through a hole in the window. The shot was aimed at Oxley but missed him. Oxley had no gun and then grasped the man on the outside of the store and placed him in front of him as protection, at the same time pushing him towards the store. The man in the store was evidently a desperate and cold blooded character, for he held the gun and aimed it in such a manner not to hit his pal but to strike Oxley. The bullet passed along Oxley’s arm in a longitudinal direction, passing in and out four times in its course through his arm. A third shot was also fired but failed to take effect. Oxley felt the sting of the shot and relaxed his hold on his man who made his escape. The gun man escaped at the same time. The shooting attracted a crowd of men and they set out in pursuit of the thieves. The man whom Oxley had hold of was rounded up in the rear of Rendish’s hotel by Jacob Maurer, Edward Jenkins and others. He gave his name as Nicholas Bongighi better known as Mike McGurk of Little Italy and said he was waiting for a trolley car when the gun man commanded him to assist in the robbing of the store. He was taken to the county jail. A suit of clothes was also found from the store. Richard Edwards’s manager of the store was notified of the robbery and made an investigation but found little was taken. A huge hole was cut in the plate glass display window of the store with a glass cutter. Deputy Constable Angelo Bokeeko, of Little Italy, arrested Charles Conzanera this morning on suspicion of being connected with the robbery. He and Bonfighi were seen together at 10:30 o’clock last night. Both board at the same place, are unmarried and came to Little Italy from New York a year ago.

                                Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smitham celebrated the 50th anniversary of their weeding on Tuesday. They are a highly respected couple and the community was with them in spirit on the occasion of their golden wedding celebration.

                                “Under Fire in Mexico” A thrilling production involving Love and War in 3 parts. “The Hazards of Helen” fifth series. “Broncho Billy” “The Stenographer.” Tonight at Newton Theater.

                                Willie Green bought a pretty new tie and played it up well; in fact it was as steadily as becomingly. People began to say, “What’s come over Bill? He’s so improved and chipper!” “Bill,” stimulated by the style and color of the new neckwear, threw his head back and carried himself with the dash of a Brummel. People liked him more than ever. Students of humanity call this the psychology of dress. It fills the wearer with confidence and commands the respect of his fellows. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      3-5-1915     Boxing at Nesquehoning. “Dawd” Sandherr makes his debut as a boxer and holds his own, wind up was a fast bout. A fair sized crowd attended last night’s boxing show at Miners Rick, Nesquehoning. Dunbar did not appear, Young Hill of Weissport, taking his place in the first bout against Kid Bretz of East Mauch Chunk. Hill is a professional and as Bretz was fighting his first fight was greatly outclassed and he took the count in the first round. The second bout between Fighting Joe, of Hauto, and Battling Reed of Mauch Chunk was one sided. Reed receiving a blow in the first round which had him dazed and he repeatedly dropped to his knees, waiting for the count of nine. The referee stopped the bout in the second to save Reed unnecessary punishment. “Dawd” Sandherr, of Mauch Chunk, put up a good fight against Kid Zulick of Nesquehoning, in the semi windup and was on the aggressive most of the time. As this was Sandherr’s first appearance, the fans gave him great credit for his ring generalship. The windup between Bobby Grant, of Bayonne, N. J. and Tommy O’Dare, of Philadelphia, was a hummer from start to finish. The first round was O’Dare’s, after which Grant held his own and in the last two minutes Bobby fought hard and had O’Dare pretty well dazed when the gong sounded. Grant was in fine condition and his clean fast fighting in the majority of the rounds put the fans in his favor. Bob Peterson, of Hauto, stepped into the ring and challenged any 125 pound boy in the region. Young Hill, of Weissport, said he would like to meet Fighting Joe of Hauto.

                                To The Editor Daily News: I have a few statements to make about the boxing show at Nesquehoning on March 4. I was matched to meet Young Dunbar, of Lehighton. We were both the same weight, but at the last minute he got cold feet and sent a man up who was 20 pounds heavier than myself. I am willing to meet young Dunbar anytime and at any place and will forfeit $25 if I cannot put him away in six rounds, so if he is a quitter he should keep quiet and crawl. Signed Kid Bretz.

                      3-10-1915   Laurence Reilly, of Harrisburg, the coal shipper at the Nesquehoning colliery for many years, who during his residence here was one of the town’s most energetic citizens, spent several days with old time Nesquehoning friends and returned to Harrisburg this morning.

                                Richard E. Miller, the timberman who moved from here to Hometown seven years ago to conduct the hotel there and to cut the timber on a big tract of land above that place, last week bought the 200 acre Halsey farm. He already owned the Hometown Hotel and farm and the Dr. Hunter farm. The Halsey farm is located on the west side of the Hazleton pike, a mile up from the hotel and is a familiar landmark to all old timers.

                                Mrs. Mary Bechtel, the esteemed wife of August Bechtel, residents at Nesquehoning for many years, died at their home on Railroad Street, opposite the Central Station at 3 o’clock this morning after a long illness, aged 65 years. She is survived by her husband and the following sons and daughters: William, Joseph, Charles, Lewis, John, Mrs. John Diehl, Mrs. John Kattner, Lizzie and Kate all of Nesquehoning excepting John, who is at Coal Dale. The family is also well known in the lower end of the county, having resided at Bowmanstown in early years. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with a requiem high mass in the Sacred Heart Church and interment in the parish cemetery.

                      3-12-1915   There was considerable opposition to the action of the school board in deciding to build the new high school building in the lower end of the town instead of the center. This opposition is based on the fact that the site is between two railroads, the Central Railroad of New Jersey and the Eastern Penna. Railways Co. trolley, which will make it hazardous for pupils attending the school. Convenience is another reason for protest to the new site. At a meeting of citizens invited by the board to ascertain sentiment, there was a majority of 42 to 2 in favor of the site being in the center of the town. A Nesquehoning citizen went to Mauch Chunk consulting a lawyer. He proposes to enjoin the board if possible, from building where they have decided upon.

                                A present day fad. The striped and dotted linen collars so much in vogue are a delight to the knobby dresser. These daintily striped collars are not higher in price than the more common styles, so may be adopted by the restricted purse. Do not fail to see our line. They are quite the proper thing. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      3-16-1915   Young O’Donnell of Wilkes-Barre has accepted Wilkins challenge to box 6 rounds and the fight will take place here on April 1st.

                                “Curley” Jenkins had his $30 fox hound poisoned on Thursday of last week. Some of Curley’s friends are blaming members of the Mauch Chunk Rod and Gun Club for the deed.

                                Rev. Robert Comley the pastor of Meed’s Methodist Memorial Church has gone to conference at Norristown. His pulpit will be filled Sunday with a company of Rev. Billy Sunday’s trail hitters, of Hazleton.

                                Orin Kanouse (Buckshot) an old time Mauch Chunker who has resided here for some years, has secured a position as loader boss at Sandy Run and is this week moving his household goods to Freeland.

                                The Nesquehoning colliery resumed yesterday morning with a greatly reduced force. Up to last evening 206 names were dropped of the list. They are mostly young men; nearly all are young foreigners. It is stated here that 1800 names have been dropped at the Panther Creek Valley collieries in addition to the above 200. The number of temporary suspensions is also very large due to the fact that Nos. 10 and 15 are idle and a number of the collieries are part idle.

                                Nesquehoning saving and loan association. The books of this association are now open for subscriptions to stock in the Fifth Series. Books close the second Friday of April. Six per cent paid on withdrawals. T. A. Curry, Secretary.

                      3-17-1915   The brick work for the new Lutheran Church is finished and the roof is nearly ready for the slate.

                                Rev. Robert Comley has closed his first year as pastor of Meads Memorial M. E. Church here and is at the Norristown conference. During the year 102 members have been added to the church roll.

                                Most of the young foreigners, who have been told by the officials of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company that there will be no work for them for some months to come, are taking the matter kindly and they are leaving by the drove. Fully 25 have enlisted in the United States Army at Allentown. Among those from Nesquehoning are George Bukosh, Andrew Panko, Steve Nester, Mike Shinaski and Mike Maudger.

                                Nicholas Dobosh, a brother to George Dobosh, proprietor of the East End Hotel, died in the University Hospital, Philadelphia, Friday, of Bright’s disease, aged 32 years. He was unmarried and boarded with a brother, Andrew, in Lansford, from where the funeral was held on Sunday. The services were by Rev. Gabriel Matyak and interment was made in the Greek Cemetery, Summit Hill.

                      3-19-1915   Surveyors were out yesterday at Deep Run, between Hauto and Nesquehoning, locating a site for a new dam to supply the people of Nesquehoning with water for domestic purposes. The contemplated structure will be of concrete and much on the order of the dam now being built at Hauto. When completed it will hold 15,000.000 gallons and will be a much needed improvement.

                                Mrs. Mary Little, of Pennsburg, Pa., died yesterday. Deceased is a sister of Mrs. James Butler, of Nesquehoning. The remains arrived at 1 p.m. today and were taken to the home of Mrs. Butler, from whence the funeral will be held Saturday with a requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart at 9 a.m. Deceased was born and raised here and was well known to many of our people, all of whom were shocked to hear of her death.

                                Dies at early age. Archiabld died when he was a young man. He had been in the habit of economizing on overcoats. For long periods he went without outer garb. In the delusive weather of early spring he braved the treacherous air without a coat. Don’t be foolish like Archie. Play safe. Get a spring overcoat. Gain health, pride and reputation for dress. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      3-23-1915   Hairdresser and manicurist Miss Elizabeth Hughes is on a business trip to Philadelphia.

                                Still idle at Nesquehoning. Nesquehoning shaft of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company is still idle as a result of the failure of the hoisting engineers to report for duty. They were suspended on account of slack time and since they are accustomed to steady work regardless of how the collieries operate, they decided not to report for work until assured of steady work. The company is unable to get engineers to take their places and are reluctant to permit the affected engineers to resume work on the promise of steady work. The mining laws require an engineer to be employed while there remains a man at work in the mines. The company got around this by requiring the bosses at work to walk to the surface instead of being hoisted. About 600 men are idle.

                                It will wear well everywhere. Where the wear is greatest. To find a place in our choice of materials a goods must be tough, tough tough. Come in and see a demonstration. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      3-24-1915   The employees of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company at the Nesquehoning Shaft colliery are still idle as the result of the failure of the hoisting engineers to report for duty. The balance of the collieries are working. The company seems to be discriminating against this colliery. Why it should be idle and the others operating doesn’t appear logical. Even the mine law appears to be flagrantly violated in this instance, as it requires engineers to be employed while an employee is at work in the mines. The affected men can ill afford to be idle in view of the long depression they are undergoing and for humane reasons if for no others the company should at least make an effort to resume work at the shaft.

                                Davis brother’s basketball team. Davis Brothers, of Nesquehoning, were outclassed by St. Joseph’s at St. Joseph’s hall, East Mauch Chunk last night, the latter winning 26 to 15. Davis Brothers made their best showing in the second half. A large crowd was present. A. Davis and H. J. Davis, forwards; W. Davis, center; J. Davis, H. W. Davis and Shutack guards.

                      3-26-1915   The funeral of Mrs. Mary Cadden was held at 9 a.m. today with a requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart. It was largely attended. James, Thomas and Lawrence Butler, John, James and Owen Cadden were the pall bearers.

                                Mr. and Mrs. Alex Chelis buried a ten weeks old infant in the Sacred Heart cemetery on Monday and Mr. and Mrs. John Guzlik a two weeks old infant in the Greek cemetery on Tuesday. Undertaker Gallagher had charge of both funerals.

                                Michael H. Cadden, who was seriously ill at his home here is gradually improving.

                                Nesquehoning abreast the pace. The alert town of Nesquehoning beautifully sequestered in the Mountains with good live connections with the cities, is abreast and, in ways, ahead of the times. We breed good dressers. For pride in personal appearance is a part of self respect and that we have through and through. Neatness, style, and durability are what we want and are to be had at Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      3-26-1915   List of merchants in Nesquehoning. J. C. Bright and Co, merchant; W. R. Branch, merchant; James T. Bradbury, stoves; C. J. Bechtel, merchant; William Bechtel, hotel; Angelo Bochiechio, hotel; Thomas Campbell, drugs; J. W. Corby, baker; T. A. Curry, shoes; A. F. Corby, merchant; Mormmon Certrano, groceries; George A. Dobash, hotel; B. F. Davis, cigars; John Fabian, hotel; H. I. Fisher, hardware; Fritz Ferko, hotel; Frank A. Fiumecel, clothing; J. H. Griffith, meats; George G. Greco, groceries; Thomas Griffith, merchant; George C. Gresco, merchant; Angelo Grieco, cigars; Terrence Hines, groceries; John Hughes, merchant; Thomas Kiggins, clothing; M. P. Koomar, cigars; J. F. Kunzweiler, stoves; Sulvita Lamachia, groceries; Charles Marsden, candy; A. E. Mayer, meats; M. Mulligan Est., merchant; Levi Marsden, cigars; Martin Marinchack, cigars; Joseph Morales, groceries; T. E. McCaffrey, hotel; Joseph Mancuso, cigars; Mrs. J. J. Norton, cigars; J. W. Norwood, cigars; Nesquehoning Store Co., merchant; Joseph Panco, cigars; Max Pollack, jeweler; Cisimclo Pasqunale, groceries; Mike Rendish, hotel; John Skakandy, hotel; John Steventon, cigars; Samuel Simmons, meats; Peter Verdon, merchant; J. J. Watkins, merchant; Mike Watto, cigars; Michael York, meats; Alig Zdanceiwicz, hotel; Joseph Cohen, clothing; Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, supplies; Tony Morris, groceries. Merchants in Hauto. J. C. Bright and Co, merchant; Metro Dozdak, cigars; Joseph Jirbak, cigars; Knauss and Bengson, cigars; Andrew Stianchi, groceries and William Tippert, groceries.

                     3-27-1915    Notwithstanding the suspension of work at the Shaft more than a thousand cars were dumped at the breaker on Tuesday. This means that all the loose mined coal in the tunnel is rapidly dwindling.

                                The exterior of the Hughes Department Store is being attractively repainted.

                                Samuel Greiff was stricken with an attack of appendicitis on Tuesday and was conveyed to the Coaldale hospital for treatment.

                                There is much rejoicing among the members of the Methodist Church on account of the reappointment of their pastor, Rev. R. A. Comly. Also general satisfaction is freely expressed irrespective of denomination upon the reverend gentleman’s retention here. It is also interesting and gratifying to note that Rev. E. J. Bond was returned to his Pottstown charge, and Rev. J. G. Smith transferred to Bryn Mawr. Both are clerical products of town. 

                      3-30-1915   Miss Margherite Bechtel, a student of East Stroudsburg State Normal School, is ill at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William R. Bechtel.

                                William and Arthur Wilson, of Allentown, spent Monday with friends here. They are sons of John Wilson, a former resident, who with his family is prospering in the brick manufacturing business in the Peanut City.

                                A Lehigh Navigation Electric Co. Repair automobile became stalled in front of the Bond Hotel on Monday owing to a defective generator and was towed to Lansford by John A. Marzen’s team of horses.

                                Baker John W. Corby has started the erection of a new bakery plant in the rear of his mother’s property on Catawissa Street. It will be a pretentious building and will be equipped with every modern facility necessary in the process of up to date and sanitary baking. Thomas Brothers are the builders.

                                William McArdle, of Lansford, a former town resident, was returned the winner in the Lansford Leader’s Pony Contest, having accumulated the highest number of votes. The award is a Shetland pony.

                                Thomas Dunstan, a theological student at Perkiomen Seminary, spent Sunday with his parents here.

                                John, the five year old son of Post master and Mrs. James McArdle, who has been a patient in the University Hospital, Philadelphia, of the past couple of months is improving nicely under the efficient care of the physicians at this noted institution.

                                According to the published list the Sacred Heart congregation contributed $154 to the annual diocese collection for St. Charles’ Seminary, Overbrook, Pa.

                                At 7:20 o’clock on Monday evening the fire alarm for west of Radcliffe Street was sounded from the “Tip,” and for a few minutes the town people were somewhat puzzled as to the location of the fire, but soon discovered that it was at the storage yard. It was an ugly brush fire and was threatening the buildings. Members of the local hose company and its apparatus, hauled by Dick Brown’s team, responded and quenched the flames.

                                There is no change in the situation at the shaft, except for the removal of the mules from the mine to the outside stable yesterday. This was done owing to the inability to get feed to them inside. There is no sign of the company making any effort to secure engineers to replace the three that quit, also the corporation has not taken any action in stopping men from working in the shaft when there are no engineers on duty, a flagrant violation of the mining laws. The union officials are doing all in their power to adjust matters, but it seems the company officials, instead of extending their aid, are retarding all efforts and ignoring all overtures made in this direction and take the position of “I do not like you, Doctor Fell, The reason why I cannot tell, But I do not like you, Doctor Fell.” Just a faint gleam of hope for an early resumption of work for the shaft men was inserted into the case on Saturday, when Attorney Dever, counsel or the U. M. W. of A. of this district, was in conference with Mine Inspector Davies relative to the matter and the latter promised to take it up with Chief Roderick at once. Thus the case stands with everyone here awaiting the decision of the head of the Mining Department.

                                Automobiling like other outings requires appropriate caps. Our new stock has been admired exceedingly. Thomas Kiggins.

                                I have received a new line of smart Easter Millinery and cordially invite the ladies to call and see the display. Hestor E. Steventon.

                                The Proof. Ask one of our patrons. Learn whether or not the cut, style and material of our tailored suits and overcoats of all weights are not what you desire in clothes. One of our best advertisements is that the slogan, “Once a customer, always a customer,” has applied to our business. Learn this for yourself. It will be to our mutual advantage. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      3-31-1915   Situation At Nesquehoning. It is rumored that the Nesquehoning and Panther Creek Valley collieries of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company will shut down this evening to resume again on Monday, April 5th, 1915. It is to be hoped by that time that the differences between the engineers and the mine officials at Shaft No.1 will be adjusted, and that the poor fellows who are employed in and about the colliery will be able to start on Monday. Just why these men permitted themselves to be laid idle so long for a grievance of this kind is a puzzle to all who are interested, and still at this writing there seems to be no genuine effort on the part of any one to relieve the painful situation which was brought about by the coal company issuing orders to the effect that the three hoisting engineers at the shaft should suspend work until the colliery started again. Heretofore this had never happened and it would appear that the engineers had been led to believe that such a thing never would happen. However, the company at this time being desirous to economize by laying off and suspending such men as they could do without, included the engineers along with many others who had been subjected to this treatment right along. The engineers obeyed orders, and when the collieries resumed work they did not report for duty. As a result the colliery is idle and the employees are at a loss to know just what to do. Had the engineers acted wisely and with due consideration for their fellowmen, this sad condition of affairs would not of happened. If they felt that a contract had been broken or that a mine law had been violated by the issuing of these unusual orders eminating from the mine officials, they should have seeked redress through the channels already constructed and mutually agreed upon by the mine workers and the coal company. But unfortunately for the mine workers the engineers have chosen a course which renders them powerless to act. Had they acted justly and presented their complaint to the grievance committee, had they filed a protest and worked on pending an adjustment of their complaint before the tribunal established for such purposes, how much better it would have been for all concerned. If the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company have broken an agreement by suspending the engineers, present the proof and it will right itself. If they have violated a mine law by the same act they are liable to prosecution. If they have done neither why not admit the same and go to work. Is it not high time that some action was taken to relieve the sufferers of this unwelcome situation? Can the engineers under the circumstances rest content much longer? Are they not by this time beginning to realize that it is first their duty to at least rectify this wrong by getting together and going to the company officials in a manly way and state their positions. Their actions have simply disqualified the union officials and placed them in a position where they have no hold on either end and it is evidently a matter between the engineers and the company, with the business men and the employees of the shaft footing the bill. A game of watchful waiting while the victims are starving. There should be some thing doing and these few idle days should prompt the principal actors to get together and fix things up for April 5th. Past experience has justified us all in believing that Mr. Ludlow and Mr. Whildin will go part way to adjust any grievance with the employees. To battle for the right is a commendable act, but to continue the battle when in doubt, or when we know we are wrong meets with condemnation at all times.  In conclusion, I will add, that if the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company had secured the engineers in the beginning by a guarantee of steady work as is generally rumored and which appears to be the bone of contention, the engineers should be prepared to prove it conclusively and the company should stand by their guarantee. Should they fail to produce the proofs when demanded, they should surrender on that point and either go to work or resign in order to let others work. With all due respect for Mr. Davis, of Nesquehoning, let it be said that early in the game he did attempt to bring the trio before the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company at Lansford and failed. Try again Dave, you are expected to do so.

                      4-2-1915         Prof and Mrs. A. D. Thomas and Alonzo Corby, Jr., of Hazleton, are here to spend Easter with Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Corby and family.

                                Dr. H. H. McGinnis, our popular dentist, was a visitor to Philadelphia on Thursday.

                                Mrs. Robert Foster, of Lansford, visited her mother, Mrs. Richard Floyd, yesterday.

                                John York, a student at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook, Pa., arrived home yesterday to spend Easter with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael York. He is participating in the Holy Week services in St. Joseph’s church, East Mauch Chunk.

                                Solemn and impressive services mark the observance of Holy Week in the various local churches that annually commemorate, most religiously, the closing of the Lenten season.

                                James J. McArdle, bar clerk in one of Pottsville’s leading hotels, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William McArdle, on Tuesday.

                                The anniversary of the establishment of the eight hour workday in the bituminous coal fields was observed here yesterday in a quiet manner. It was payday as well, and this usually hilarious occasion was also observed very quietly, three shifts providing very meager means for elaborate celebration. Cheer up, though, in anticipation of the reported good times in store.

                                Miss Ellen Davis and Albert Milander, Normal School students, are spending the Easter vacation at their respective homes here.

                                A photographer was at the breaker during the week securing views of that part of the operations wherein the late Joseph Breslin, a Lansford young man, lost his life a week ago. This has become of late a very important proceeding on the part of the company.

                      4-3-1915         Robert Griffith, of Nesquehoning, who has a reputation of being a good performer in a band, was in town on Monday calling on his old friend, Harry Leslie, and incidentally looking for a job.

                                Most people hereabout are busy wondering who should wear the laurels for settling the shaft controversy. There is, however, a decidedly unanimous agreement as to who is eligible to an oats and hay banquet.

                                The new site, selected and purchased by the school board, upon which it intends to erect a modern High School building, apparently meets with the approbation of our citizens, as no protesting voice or action has been heard of, or made. Eight lots below the McGeehan property in the East End have been purchased for this purpose, the price per lot, it is said, being $1,500. The trolley tracks at this point will be shifted south to the level of the proposed new state highway. When completed and in operation this modern high school will afford many advantages to its pupils heretofore denied them. Anyhow, it will provide healthful exercise for pupils living in the extreme western portion of town, an idea that seemingly received particular consideration in choosing the location. 

                                If there is any intention of establishing a baseball team in town for the approaching season, preparations to that end should now begin, as an early start will enable this popular sport’s promotion to develop a first class nine for the critically important games when the season has advanced to that particular point when rivalry grows intense between Nesquehoning and other county teams, especially that of Mauch Chunk.

                      4-3-1915         W. D. L. Gibson, a widely known civil war veteran, is seriously ill.

                                Quite a number of people enjoyed a finely rendered program given by the Ladies Aid in the Methodist Church last evening. A sociable and sale of Easter eggs followed in the basement.

                                Riley, Butler and the Davis Brothers invite everybody to their grand Easter Monday Dance at Castle Hall, Nesquehoning, Monday, April 5th from 8 to 11 p.m. Boyle’s Orchestra. Admission, ladies 15 cents, gents 25 cents.

                                Miss Mary E. Gallagher, who is teaching school at Chrome, N.Y. is home on a visit to her mother, Mrs. Ellen Gallagher, Second Street.

                                “Spikes” Gallagher has announced that he is willing to meet Zulick for $50, $400, or any larger amount at any time, but would prefer to meet him on the 15th, this being the date when McCaffrey and Mulhal, it is believed will run their next exhibition.

                                The latest regarding Nesquehoning’s labor trouble is that Engineers Erwin and David Davis, two of three stationary engineers regarding whose action the trouble originated, will return to work Monday morning, and John Stewart has resigned. It is not yet given out who will take his place, but it is said the entire colliery will resume. The men were engineers at No.2 shaft, and are employed on 5-hour shifts. There was no trouble at any of the other hoisting engines.

                      4-5-1915         George Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas, a student of U of P, Philadelphia, is home for the Easter vacation

                                Walter Kishbaugh, a student at State College, is home for the Easter vacation.

                                Born April 1, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Chester Smitham.

                                Mrs. George Kishbaugh attended the funeral of her uncle, William Patterson at Ashley on Thursday.

                                The statements on anti-suffrage noted in Friday evening’s issue of the News. Why is it that not one “Anti-Suffragist” can give a good, reasonable argument against suffrage, instead of putting up a half hearted calamity howl against a cause, which has progressed so well in the Western States and will eventually progress in the Eastern States. The answers of the “antis” to the suffragettes have generally been of the evasive, irregular and inconsistent kind. The Pennsylvania suffragettes can look to November and hope that by then suffrage for women in the State will be a hard fought for gift bestowed upon them by a willing majority. A year and a half ago many Carbon county male voters were disfranchised by a little technically and there was a mighty big hub-bub then. Some men thought it was awful because they couldn’t vote without giving their party affiliations before hand. But, of course, the suffragettes are too busy painting their gorgeously bedecked golden gardens to mind the whimpering of a few dissatisfied ones. As one “anti” remarked upon learning of members of the “cause” going to plant the pretty symbolical yellow flowers on suffrage throughout the State. “Well, it will surely look as if a new yellow peril struck the State.” However, in spite of all opposition, let us hope Equal Suffrage will become a law in the land, and that just as soon as legislation makes it possible. Yours, A Suffragette.

                       4-5-1915        High Mass was celebrated in the Church of the Sacred Heart yesterday by Rev. J. L. O’Connor, the pastor. The choir sang Messe D. E. Ste Therese mass by Theo. De LaHache. Miss Gertrude Riley, organist. The church was filled to capacity.

                                In the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rev. J. P. Ludwig, pastor Solemn High Mass was celebrated, Rev. Ludwig being the celebrant, Rev. John Kelly, deacon, John York sub deacon. The choir sang J. L. Battman’s Mass in F, Miss Mary York, organist.

                                Postmaster James McArdle visited his son at the University Hospital, Philadelphia, yesterday.

                                Work was resumed at the shaft colliery today, and it is said the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company collieries will work full time for the next six months.

                                John Diehl, a road foreman for the Eastern Penna. Railways Co., has a force of men employed in cutting view obstructing trees and shrubbery on both sides of the track between here and Mauch Chunk and burning up the same. It is a very commendable improvement.

                                Novelties. There are delightful novelties among this year’s fashions for men. Especially is this true on the cutting of suits. A one-button coat is attracting considerable attention. It gives seeming height to the short man and fine dash to the taller dresser. Let us tell you about this and other styles that are up to the second. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      4-8-1915         Thomas Gallagher found in an unconscious condition. Nesquehoning has one of the strangest mysteries in its history and the community is worked up to a high pitch of excitement and indignation as a result. The victim is Thomas Gallagher, aged 41 years, a brother of Joseph Gallagher, of the firm of Sharpe and Gallagher, undertakers. At 2:30 a.m. yesterday he was found in his bed in an unconscious condition by his ever watchful mother. He was unconscious and his head was a mass of blood, bruises and cuts. He revived sufficiently to say: I fell.” That was all he could utter. Blood was traced from the bottom of the stairway of his home to his bed. The well supported theory is that he was attacked by some thug. This theory is further sustained by the fact that the house of Ben Catrone, a nearby neighbor was entered about the same time and robbed of two bags of flour and the natural and logical inference is that Gallagher, who had occasion to go down stairs and to an outhouse, observed the thief or thieves with their plunder and fearing he would expose them they decided to kill him, and left him for dead. He was removed to the Coaldale Hospital where an examination revealed the fact that his skull was fractured. No hopes for his recovery are entertained. He continues unconscious and is gradually sinking.

                      4-9-1915         Ed Kennedy and Joe Hines killed five copperhead snakes in the 28 hollow on Wednesday. The wriggling and deadly reptiles were of various sizes ranging from two to five feet.

                                Mrs. Charles Faga, of Sayre, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Watkins this week.

                                The Italian barber moved from the Ferko building to the John Shutak property on Wednesday.

                                T. H. Griffith has returned from the Jefferson hospital, Philadelphia, following several weeks treatment for an old injury of his leg.

                                Electric Light Co.’s linemen were working in town this week placing larger cross pieces on the poles for the stringing of additional wires.

                                Adam Thier was painfully burned by the ignition of gas while at work on Wednesday.

                                George Griffith, of Dickinson College, Carlisle, spent Easter at his home here.

                                Oscar Washburne has resigned as barber at the McArdle shop. Michael McGinley, of Cozy Row, is this week filling the position temporarily.

                                Mr. Stevens contemplates opening an ice cream parlor in the Rex building.

                                Dr. Kingsbury autoed to Allentown on Wednesday.

                                Never in the history of the town has so much time and attention been given by our townspeople to the raising of poultry, especially chickens, as at the present time. Apparently everybody has caught the fever, more or less, while with many it has become a veritable obsession. Each fancier has his own particulars and favorite species, and that means when several of them get together their pet subject predominates to the exclusion of the recent big fight and the coming baseball season.

                                Joe York has joined the ranks of poultry enthusiasts. He was giving some “chickens” in Lansford the “once over” on Wednesday evening.

                                There is no change in the condition of Thomas Gallagher at Coaldale hospital. He remains unconscious.

                                Tony Guido died last midnight. A widow and one child survive. Funeral Sunday afternoon in the Greek Catholic cemetery.

                                Don’t try to appear stylish in your new suit without correspondingly smart neckwear, headgear and linen. Carelessness in any one of these points may destroy the entire effect. If you already have your suit, we can furnish you with the rest. If you have not yet ordered a Spring suit, order from us. Satisfaction is a certainty. Thomas Kiggins.

                      4-12-1915       Mr. Patrick H. Callen died at his late home on Main Street, Nesquehoning, of pneumonia on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. after a short illness, aged 74 years. Deceased had been complaining lately but was able to be about until Friday when he retired to his room. Mr. Callen had recently been appointed supervisor of Mauch Chunk Township, he having lived retired for a number of years, being long employed as a miner. He had an envious career as a Civil War veteran, having taken part in many battles and was twice imprisoned during the war, once for six months at Libby. His widow, Mrs. Mary Callen and a brother Thomas of Nesquehoning survive, besides the following children: George, Charles and Margaret at home; Mrs. Owen McCannon, of Nesquehoning; Mrs. Harry Davenport, Mrs. Phillip Tracey and Mrs. Patrick Tracy, of Butte, Montana: Peter of Waterbury, Conn, and Edward of South Bethlehem. The funeral will be held on Tuesday morning at 9:30 from the Sacred Heart Church, interment in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. 

                      4-13-1915       Advices from the Coaldale Hospital indicate a change for the better in the condition of Thomas Gallagher, the doctors expressing optimistic hopes of the injured man’s ultimate recovery.

                                The funeral of the late Tony Guida was held on Sunday with mass in St. Mary’s church and interment in the Greek Catholic cemetery.

                                There was a stampede for jobs on the new State road yesterday morning, several hundred applicants gathering at a point below town in anticipation of securing this much-coveted employment. They were mostly all men who were laid off at the mines and the majority of them were doomed to disappointment, as only a small percentage of their number was hired, and of this portion about 80% were foreigners.

                                The Glee Club and the Norwood orchestra were in East Mauch Chunk on Saturday evening the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Davis, who observed their second wedding anniversary.

                                T. A. Watkins and M. H. Cadden were able to be round outdoors on Saturday.

                                John Raposh, (Jack Oyster) a popular young Slav, left for the Middle West on Saturday.

                                The funeral of P. H. Callen was held at 9:30 a.m. today with requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart. It was largely attended. Daniel Coll, Joseph Kenney, Mal Smuthers, Daniel Barry, Thomas Hunnigan, members of the Hibernian society were the pall bearers.

                                We offer a fine line of hardware, paints, fishing rods and tackle, garden tools, bicycles with supplies, hammocks and stoves. Vapor Vacuum heating a specialty. J. T. Bradbury.

                                Automobile goods and goggles that make riding a genuine pleasure. No annoyance from dust or sun. Also fine for fishing. W. E. Marsden.

                                Your head neither feels right nor appears right without appropriate hat. Heads are one of our studies. Thomas Kiggins Merchant Tailor.

                                Spring socks. Color, Color, Color. There are all kinds, and we have them. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      4-14-1915       Eighty-nine huge gondolas or “battleship” coal cars were loaded with prepared “black diamonds” at the breaker on Saturday. This is a remarkable feat when it is considered that it was accomplished in seven working hours. Saturday being a short shift, averaging a fraction more than 12 ½ cars per hour. The contents of but five were condemned as unfit fuel for market. Foreman Theodore Maerker, Sr., and able assistant, Harry Strohl, have apparently achieved the impossible at this colliery, which was completed and put in operation in November 1908, with a daily output of 3,000 tons when running to its full capacity. At present it is producing at least half as much again as its originally designed capacity, 500 tons of coal each operating hour being a fair estimate.

                                Work has been started that will extensively remodel the Davis-Lewis property on Railroad street. A new double dwelling will also be built on the rear of the lot on Church St.

                                We offer a fine line of hardware, paints, fishing rods and tackle, garden tools, bicycles with supplies, hammocks and stoves. Vapor Vacuum heating a specialty. J. T. Bradbury.

                                Automobile goods and goggles that make riding a genuine pleasure. No annoyance from dust or sun. Also fine for fishing. W. E. Marsden.

                                Your head neither feels right nor appears right without appropriate hat. Heads are one of our studies. Thomas Kiggins Merchant Tailor.

                                Spring socks. Color, Color, Color. There are all kinds, and we have them. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                       4-15-1915      Edward Callen, of Bethlehem, and Peter Callen of Waterville, Conn, attended the funeral of their father the late Patrick H. Callen yesterday. The former was accompanied by his wife. Other out of town people who attended were; John Duffy of New York; Miss Tessie Flynn, of Scranton; Miss Annie Boyle, of Hazleton and Misses Susie, Annie and Marguerite Reilly, of Coaldale.

                                T. E. McCaffery is suffering a severe attack of quinsy. Although able to be around his indisposition was serious enough to necessitate surgical treatment.

                                Word was received here Tuesday of the death in Orange, N.J., of Mrs. Harry Hooper, a former resident of town. She is survived by nine children, Fred Hooper, of town, is a stepson. Her husband died here about 15 years ago. The funeral was held this afternoon in town.

                                John York returned yesterday to his theological studies at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook, Pa.

                                Jack Morgan and Charles Mulhall two ardent anglers didn’t motor to the fishing streams today. They hiked it and their destination was the Mauch Chunk Creek. They claim the noise of the auto motors scare the trout.

                                Samuel Morrison, of Coaldale, has moved to town.

                                Much dissatisfaction is being expressed here of the manner in which jobs on the new State highway were allotted, many idle citizens volubly and vehemently voicing ruffled feelings on the matter and asserting that undue discrimination was apparent in the hiring of men. To bear out their contention they claim that as lifelong residents and taxpayers of this commonwealth they should be given preference to be employed on this work, instead of which an overwhelming majority of foreigners are engaged. A moment’s study of the subject from the aggrieved men’s point of view should be convincing to the least casual observer. Many of the men who were turned down are permanently established here and control investments that reimburse the State proportionately, while a great percentage of those given seeming preference are merely transient individuals who having no responsible or home tying attachments are liable to float to obscurity at any time. And a goodly portion of the present force are of the type that corral all the good old U.S.A. coin possible and invest it foreign to the benefit of this Grand Old Keystone State.

                                We offer a fine line of hardware, paints, fishing rods and tackle, garden tools, bicycles with supplies, hammocks and stoves. Vapor Vacuum heating a specialty. J. T. Bradbury.

                                Automobile goods and goggles that make riding a genuine pleasure. No annoyance from dust or sun. Also fine for fishing. W. E. Marsden.

                                David M. Jones, Jr. of Nesquehoning, and Miss Rachel Neal of Lansford were married last night at the home of the bride groom by Rev. R. H. Comley. They were attended by Mr. Jones’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Jones, Sr. An elaborate wedding reception and feast followed. The P.O.S. of A. Reserves of which the bridegroom is a member, swooped down on the wedding party after the ceremony, boldly kidnapped the young benedict by taking him from the arms of his weeping bride and placing him in a wheelbarrow, gave him a free but embarrassing one wheeled jitney ride around the town.

                      4-16-1915       William Steventon, Sr., is improving his property on Catawissa Street with a new porch.

                                Miss Veronica Bechtel is ill with a severe cold.

                                A new rule was introduced at the pay car on Thursday when the employees were all paid at one end of the car. Heretofore both ends were used.

                                A lot of eatables were removed from a refrigerator in the rear of Mrs. Phillip Hughes’ home, south west corner of Railroad and School Streets some time during Tuesday night, ostensibly by some hungry epicurean. Raffles who was interrupted before he could partake of them or carry them away.

                                There is a persistent rumor in circulation here that the many men have been laid off at the mines or some time past will all be at work again within a short time. This is good news and let us hope it is true.

                                Russell, a young son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bond, Jr., had a narrow escape from serious injury on Wednesday evening while riding on one of the wagons used on the state road. He fell off the vehicle in front of the Eagle Hotel and though escaping being crushed by the heavy wheels, was considerably shaken up.

                                Frank Duffy and Patrick Gillespie two noted local anglers spent the opening day of the trout fishing season along Stony Creek in pursuit of the amey and elusive speckled beauties.

                                Nesquehoning is being well represented at court this week.

                                We offer a fine line of hardware, paints, fishing rods and tackle, garden tools, bicycles with supplies, hammocks and stoves. Vapor Vacuum heating a specialty. J. T. Bradbury.

                                Automobile goods and goggles that make riding a genuine pleasure. No annoyance from dust or sun. Also fine for fishing. W. E. Marsden

                                Men are particular about their shirts. Many color designs and styles are demanded. We have recently received what are considered unusually smart goods. We shall gladly show you stock though you may be looking for ideas only. Put us on your calling list. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      4-17-1915       The funeral of Mrs. Annie Hooper, of Orange, N.J., was held on Thursday afternoon, the remains arriving here on the 12:55 Central train. The cortege proceeded to Meed’s M. E. Church where services were conducted by Rev. R. H. Comley, after which interment was made in the Protestant cemetery. The pall bearers were six sons of the deceased; Harrl Hiles, Albert, Joseph William, Robert and Stanley Hooper.

                                Samuel Azer has started in the hokey-pokey ice cream business, his vending wagon making its initial appearance on Thursday evening.

                                The steering gear breaking, John Kunzwieler’s recently purchased auto truck attempted to scale the retaining wall on Central Avenue the other evening. The passengers, Jimmie Hines, Earl Albright and Michael Donegan Jr., were considerably shaken up and were on the verge of hysterics as a result.

                                Earl Albright is nursing a very sore thumb, the result of a severe cut on that digit. However, the injury does not incapacitate the sprightly Earl as barber deluxe at the Norwood shop.

                                Mr. and Mrs. William McArdle are recipients of souvenir post cards from Danny McGeehan, who is now with the Topeka, Kansas baseball team. The cards teem with optimism, indicating that Dan has “made good.”

                                Alvin Frey, who had charge of the meat department in J. C. Bright and Co.’s local store, has been given charge of this company’s branch at Hauto. Mr. Klosk of the Lansford store succeeds him here. Mr. Frey is a former resident of Hazleton and the pleasing announcement is made through the Daily Standard of that city of his approaching marriage to Miss Lucy of Mauch Chunk, the ceremony to take place in June.

                                William McGorry made his hebdomadal visit to Coaldale Wednesday evening.

                                The condition of Thomas Gallagher at the Coaldale hospital remains about the same, he being yet in a semi delirious condition. Samuel Greiff, another Nesquehoning patient at this institution is undergoing preliminary strengthening prior to being operated upon for kidney complaint.

                                Daily shipments of coal from the storage yard at Hauto have greatly depleted the huge banks of anthracite at that place. Many take this as an indication of steady work at the various collieries for some future time.

                                Mrs. Patrick Callen had her left arm and hand painfully burned by coming in contact with a hot stove while baking.

                                A batch of workmen, hired on Monday on the State highway, have already been laid off much to their surprise and disgust. Why they are laid off and foreigners retained is a puzzle. As American citizens they deserve better treatment from a government they are ever ready to shield and defend even to the extent of sacrificing their lives.

                                After a two days’ trial, Charles Conzoneri and Nicola Bonfiglio, of Little Italy, charged with burglary in entering J. C. Bright and Co.’s store, were found guilty this morning. It required the jury only a half hour to reach this conclusion. It was a stubbornly fought case. Attorneys James M. Breslin and Frank F. Sharkey, who represented the defendants, put up a vigorous battle for the acquittal of their clients. With the odds against them their defense was a remarkable one. District Attorney Setzer was assisted by Ben Branch, Esq., who handled the case with the skill and ability of a veteran, getting in every scintilla of evidence that had a tendency to impress the jury with the guilt of the defendants. Judge Barger’s charge was an able and lengthy one, carefully and deliberately delivered and being as impartial as the circumstances warranted. When called for, sentence Attorneys Breslin and Sharkey made pleas that the prisoners be committed to a reformatory on account of their youth and the fact they could not read or write, the court expressed its appreciation of the pleas, but said the crimes warranted severe punishment and believed the penitentiary would provide for their training. Conzoneri was sentenced to separate and solitary confinement in the Eastern Penitentiary for 6 ½ years maximum and 3 ½ years minimum, a fine of $25 and cost of prosecution. Bonfiglio was sentenced to separate and solitary confinement in the Eastern Penitentiary for 5 ½ years maximum and 3 ½ years minimum, fine of $25 and costs of prosecution. Conzoneri’s sentence was more severe on account of his shooting Constable Oxley.

                      4-17-1915       Charles Conzoneri and Nicola Bonfogilio the two young Italians from Little Italy, who were on trial for having broken in the J. C. Bright store at Nesquehoning, and for attempting to kill Constable Ben Oxley, who caught them in the act, were convicted this morning by the jury who tried them. Conzoneri, age 17, the man who did the shooting, was sentenced to pay a fine of $25, the costs of prosecution and go to the penitentiary for a period of not less than 1 ½ years nor more than 2 ½ years for breaking into the store, and when that sentence is completed he is to remain not less than 2 years nor more than 4 years longer for the shooting. Bonfoglio was given the same sentence as Conzoneri for the breaking into the store and for his share in the shooting he got a little less than Conzoneri. The minimum imprisonment for the shooting is also 2 years, but the maximum is only 3 years. Conzoneri’s maximum is 4 years.

                                Mrs. Harry Hooper, who moved from here to Orange N.J., many years ago died at that place Tuesday, far advanced in years. She is survived by nine children, among whom is Fred Hooper, of Main St. Her remains were brought here for burial on Thursday afternoon, accompanied by many friends, and interment followed their arrival. The services were conducted by Rev. Robert Comley, the pastor of Mead’s Memorial Methodist Church. Six sons were the pall bearers.

                      4-21-1915       William Bechtel, William Davis, Thomas A. Curry and Fritz Kattner went to Albrightsville in Bechtel’s auto for a few days fishing along Mud Run.

                                Joseph Rosko has awarded the contract for an addition to his residence on South Street.

                                John, the five year old son of Post Master and Mrs. James McArdle, is home from the University hospital, Philadelphia, much improved, but still wearing a plaster of paris cast for a hip affection.

                                Levi Marsden and William “Curly” Jenkins have purchased latest model Ford automobiles.

                                Mr. Stevens opened his ice cream parlor in the Rex building yesterday; Miss Bessie Campbell is the efficient and obliging clerk.

                                Additional street lights would be greatly appreciated by the people residing on the extreme eastern extension of Central Avenue.

                                The Fire Company is considering the purchase of a chemical engine, a fire-fighting apparatus that is a real necessity in the equipment of the local organization.

                                Michael P. Koomar went to Harrisburg on Tuesday where he attended the hearing of the Local Option bill.

                                Phillip Buban, a young foreigner, who was severely burned by gas in the mines some weeks ago is able to be around, his head and hands swathed in bandages.

                                Three loaded cars coming from the shaft on Tuesday became derailed at the curve above Tunnel No.1 and toppled over the high embankment at that place.

                                You can’t get away with careless dress nowadays when a man is required by custom to appear well. Custom exacts pleasing dress of all. The slouchy man may think he is getting away with it, but he isn’t commanding all the respect and perhaps business success of his dressier rival. Spring suits and overcoats made to your direction. Thomas Kiggins.

                                “The Conspiracy” or A $4,000,000 Dowry.” A feature of the World Special Films Corporation. Also “Broncho Billy” and “The Hazards of Helen”. Thursday Night Newton Theater.

                      4-22-1915       John Hughes has equipped his store with an up to date elevator. The exterior of the building is also being handsomely repainted, the work being done by Edward Kennedy a local “knight of the brush.: Ed’s capable workmanship is vividly apparent in the neat and satisfactory manner in which he is transforming the Hughes building and adding to its general appearance and attractiveness.

                                630 loaded cars was the record shipment made from the tunnel to the breaker on Monday.

                                A raging forest fire extending for several miles on Broad Mountain has been burning for several days.

                                Herb Evans, one of our clever boxers, desires a match with some boxer his weight, the bout to take place at the next show in Tamaqua.

                                A first class program is being arranged by our local boxing promoters for their next show May 3rd.

                                Preparations are already being made for a parade on Memorial Day.

                                Maurice Granger and Ed Taney contemplate starting a jitney bus route.

                                The Bowden property at the corner of Catawissa and School streets is being repainted.

                                James T. Bradbury is recovering from a severe attack of grippe and tonsillitis.

                                The streets and gutters of town are badly in need of their annual spring massaging.

                                Peter Callen, who was here to attend the funeral of his father, the late Patrick H. Callen, returned to his home in Waterville, Conn.

                                Master Joe McArdle and his prize pony “Bellboy” were the center of attraction here Tuesday.

                                Samuel Houser and James Davis have completed several concrete bases in the Protestant cemetery upon which will be erected a handsome monument and headstone to the memory of the late Oscar Strohl. This will be the 16th monument erected in this cemetery this year.

                                Lawrence Butler and Edward Riley spent Sunday in Bethlehem. Wherefore so very far from home, boys?

                                Mrs. Edward King, who was an appendicitis patient in the University hospital, Philadelphia, returned home on Wednesday evening. She was accompanied by her husband.

                                Samuel Greiff came home on Wednesday from the Coaldale hospital.

                                Another forest fire broke out yesterday on the mountain south of town in the vicinity of the 28 Hollow and was extinguished with some difficulty.

                                John Kattner is able to be around outdoors following a severe attack of laryngitis, an illness that has caused him a temporary loss of voice.

                                James S. Ronemus, George Morgan and Walter Steventon contemplate purchasing up to the minute automobiles.

                                John Sabss, a young foreigner employed in the shaft had a narrow escape from suffocation while at work on Wednesday. While loading from a chute he was caught by a rush of coal and buried beneath it in a car. He was quickly disinterred, his head and chest seriously injured, and conveyed to the Coaldale hospital.

                                Charles Chaplin The Greatest Comedian in the World at Newton Theater Friday Night April 23

                                Always on Time. If you want to get up early leave your call with Big Ben. He’s always on time. Also other alarm clocks. W. E. Marsden.

                                The Weather often makes protection necessary. Nothing is so satisfactory, so stylish in the rain, as a raincoat. They are a distinct saving for they effectively protect the clothes underneath and prevent sickness. Many times so knobby as an umbrella. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      4-23-1915       The idea of having Catawissa St. paved from McGeehan’s to Ferko’s is rapidly gaining in popularity among the property owners along the proposed route. With the State paying half the cost, and the Trolley Company its fair portion the share of the property owners should be exceedingly light.

                                Vast sighs of welcome relief were audible about town on Wednesday when word was received of the defeat of the Local Option bill.

                                The carpenter work was started on John W. Corby’s new bakery Wednesday. This was made possible by the striking carpenters returning to work after a successful fight for a renewal of the 1914 agreement between these craftsmen and contractors.

                                Owen and Joseph Cadden will sing between the acts during the production of The Fruit of His Folly by St. Joseph’s Dramatic Club at St. Joseph’s auditorium, East Mauch Chunk April 29 and 30th. A big crowd from town will witness the show.

                                The Emerald A. A. hereby challenges any local team to a series of five games for the championship of Nesquehoning. Eugene Bonner, Manager.

                                Charles Chaplin The Greatest Comedian in the World at Newton Theater Friday Night April 23

                                Always on Time. If you want to get up early leave your call with Big Ben. He’s always on time. Also other alarm clocks. W. E. Marsden.

                                The Weather often makes protection necessary. Nothing is so satisfactory, so stylish in the rain, as a raincoat. They are a distinct saving for they effectively protect the clothes underneath and prevent sickness. Many times so knobby as an umbrella. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      4-24-1915       Josiah R. Davis, of Lansford, autoed to town on Thursday in one of his seven passenger White cars, the merits of which he ably demonstrated to some of our prospective auto purchasers.

                                John Shutak’s property on Catawissa Street has been wired for the installation of electric lights.

                                Merchant T. H. Griffith’s store and residence which underwent extensive remodeling some time ago, chief of which is an elaborate double porch of unique pagoda design, is being repainted, and when completed it will be one of the most attractive properties in Nesquehoning.

                                There are some frenzied operations at the local collieries these days. Thursday’s output at the Tunnel numbered 835 loaded cars. On the same day 1703 cars were dumped at the breaker, surpassing the former record of 1625 cars.

                                Jin Fairley, a local ardent angler, spent a few hours Thursday afternoon fishing in Hughes’ Swamp, catching the limit, among which were several speckled beauties that measured up to 12 inches.

                                Driver Neal Gallagher narrowly escaped serious injury on Thursday when a fractious horse pinned him against the side of a shed and in a strenuous attempt to extricate himself from his perilous position, Neal fell and both wheels of a heavy wagon passed over his legs, which were considerably bruised.

                                Chief Forester Carl Neumiller, of Lansford is keeping close watch for forest fires and energetically combating them when discovered. On Thursday night he had Samuel Houser and a force of men on duty fighting a fierce fire on the mountain south of town.

                                There is somewhere around 140 trout less in Mud Run since Tom Curry, Bill Davis, Billie Bechtel and Fritz Kattner visited this stream during the week.

                                Some of the members of the 57 Variety Club were sized up correctly the other day when a passing suffragette explained to them that they were a bunch of squirrel food.

                                The contemplated installation of the punchboard system at the local collieries does not meet with the approval of many of the workmen.

                                “Bull” Young, (Wash Sheoskie), a sturdy young fellow of town, is an aspirant for pugilistic honors, and challenges any 133 pound boxer in the region. He is cleaver with the mitts and looks like a comer.

                                Thomas H. Richards, an old and respected resident of town, who has been ailing for some months past, was in a critical condition Friday.

                                A loaded car ran away from the shaft on Thursday evening and wrought havoc when it crashed into a train of empty cars near the breaker. Edward Riley and several other workmen had hairbreadth escapes from the fugitive car.

                                Tom Davis, Jack Hughes, Ben Oxley and Ed Kennedy spent Friday fishing in Hughes’ Swamp and made fair catches.

                                James Bonner, tax collector of Coaldale, transacted business here on Friday with our town’s collector of Taxes, James S. Ronemus.

                                John Eustace, of Pittsburgh, circulated among friends here on Friday. Jack’s position of engineer on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad undoubtedly agrees with him, as he is a robust and real life picture of prosperity.

                                The Nesquehoning Store Company abruptly suspended business on Thursday evening due to the serving of a writ on proprietor Schoenberger by Constable P. C. Sharpe of Lansford.

                      4-24-1915       Katie Rebobish, a little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Rebolish of town, died on Tuesday, aged 2 weeks and 1 day. The funeral was held on the following day with interment to St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

                                It is proposed to pave the main street with vitrified brick, from McGeehan’s to Ferkos Hotel, the State to pay half, the trolley its share and the property owners the rest. There is no other road proposition before the public that is more worthy of everybody’s support.

                                Thomas Gallagher, who entered the Coal Dale hospital three weeks ago is not any better than when he first entered. His skull is fractured and he is unconscious most of the time and is very wild and incoherent in his talk. When asked how he became injured he invariably replies that he does not know.

                                When out for a promenade this evening call at Stevens New Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street and have a brick on a plate of McMichael’s delicious ice Cream, all flavors, Try our choice candies.

                                The Nesquehoning Store Company’s store, Harry Schonberger, of New York, manager, on Main Street, was closed by Constable Peter Sharpe of Lansford on Thursday. The date for the sale is not yet fixed.

                                B. W. Stevens has opened a confectionery, tobacco and ice cream store in the Rex block, Main Street recently vacated by the Nesquehoning National Bank with Miss Bessie Campbell in charge.

                                The John W. Corby bakery, now in Levi Marsden’s old stand, is to be moved to new quarters at Mrs. Eliza Corby’s dwelling adjoining the Methodist Church. The dwelling is being enlarged by Thomas brothers, who are building a new two story addition 24x36 feet in size. A new baking oven with a capacity of 500 loaves is also in process of erection.

                                The exterior of the Bowden double dwelling, which has been so long occupied by the Doak family and by John Wisely, at the corner of Main and School streets, is being repainted in handsome and attractive colors.

                                Plumber John Kunzweiler has erected a new bath room in the Thomas J. Campbell dwelling on Main Street.

                                Superintendent W. C. Slough and the Nesquehoning teachers met at the high school building at 9 o’clock this morning to plan for the Promotion Day program, it will be bigger, better and more interesting this year than ever.

                                The Nesquehoning High School will hold its annual commencement this year on June 17. Prof. J. J. Bevan has been engaged to make the address.

                                Miss Florence Watkins entertained the H. D. S. Club at her home Tuesday evening. Those present were Cilia Bishop, Clara and Katie Watkins, Mrs. Richard Edwards, Sue and Clara McGorry, Cella Gallagher, Mrs. J. G. Gallagher, Laura O’Donnell, Cora Washburn and Mrs. Jack Priestly. All had a very enjoyable evening.

                                The site for Nesquehoning new high school building, which has already been selected about three times, will not stay selected. The school board has another new spot under condition. It adjoins the Zaengle farm at the East End of town and the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, its owner, is offering it to the township a very nominal price, some say it is $2,000.    

                      4-27-1915       Miss Ethel Gover entertained the Sewing Circle at her home last evening.

                                Mr. and Mrs. Henry Barnhart, well known residents of town, celebrated the 25th anniversary of their marriage on Saturday and in honor of the event entertained a number of relatives and friends at their home in town. Music, instrumental and vocal, together with other pleasant diversions formed the evening’s entertainment. The guest were then led to appropriately decorated tables, laden with choice delicacies, to which all did ample justice. Mr. and Mrs. Barnhart received numerous expensive silver gifts as a token of the high esteem in which they are held. Mr. and Mrs. Barnhart received also the well wishes and congratulations of the guests who all hope they will live to see many more happy anniversaries. After having thoroughly enjoyed themselves, the guests left at a late hour. Mr. and Mrs. Barnhart are both members of Zion’s Lutheran church in town. They were married in Hazleton by Rev. J. Bauer at the parsonage of the Lutheran church. Seven children blessed their union, six of whom survive, the eldest having died in infancy. The six children are Misses Ida, a popular school teacher, Virgle, George, Howard, Isabel and Ellen, all at home. The out of town guests present were Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ulshafer and daughter Katharine, of Oneida, Mr. Joseph Barnhart, of Cranberry, Mr. and Mrs. Hough, of Bloomingdale and Miss Helena M. Becker of East Mauch Chunk.

                                Michael Cadden has resumed his position as mixoligist at the Hotel Durnin, East Mauch Chunk.

                                When your head aches for a straw hat, get your head a hat and get your hat ahead. They are in big demand, although our assortment will remain large for some weeks. Dame Fashion will first respond to the straw’s tip Saturday, May 1. Be gallant and have your hat. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      4-301915        On Spring and Summer evenings ice cream is delightful refreshment. Visit the new ice cream and confectionery parlor in the room formerly occupied by the National Bank. Miss Bessie Campbell in charge.

                                Joseph Cohn is suffering from a severe cold.

                                I have opened a barber shop of the latest appointments and neatest conveniences in John Shutack’s residence on Catawissa Street. Customary prices. Philip J. Morretta.

                                H. I. Fisher, who has been suffering from grip, is undergoing a severe relapse.

                                Campbell’s Varnish Stains in all colors and prices at Campbell’s Drug Store.

                                A handsome giant watch has been hung in front of the business place of W. E. Marsden. 

                                A fine lighting system is being installed in the storeroom of Joseph Cohen.

                                Miss Marguerite Bechtel, a student at East Stroudsburg State Normal School was stricken with an acute attack of appendicitis at this institution of learning, Her father motored to the school on Wednesday and found her suffering severely and unable to be moved to a hospital for several days.

                                Tonight. Patsy Series No.7. Tomorrow Night, “The Red Cross Nurse”, stirring Wartime drama in 3 reels. “The Wrong Girl” A society drama in 2 parts Featuring Lillian Burns and “Roping in a Bride” A strong Bill. Newton Theater

                      5-1-1915         Ben Grief has arranged to have an x-ray photo of his ailment taken at the Coaldale Hospital.

                                Harry McGorry is having extensive repairs made to his property.

                                Mixologist Ed McGorry, of Philadelphia, spent Thursday here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael McGorry.

                                M. P. Koomar, Barnet Thomas, George Kocher and “Topsy” Hyland motored to White Haven on Thursday and spent the day fishing on the dam at that place, and along the Nescopeck Creek.

                                Druggist T. J. Campbell has equipped his residence with an up to date bath. Among other intended improvements is a nifty front porch.

                                John M. Skakandy has broken ground for the erection of a triple block house on the lot in the rear of his Ridge Hotel.

                                Joe Hines and Pat Gillespie were successful trout fishermen along Mud Run the forepart of the week. Joe slipped on a rock and fell, sustaining a painful gash in the palm of his left hand.

                                Joe Cadden is nursing a sore foot, the result of stepping on a nail while at work at the new Hauto reservoir.

                                The funeral of the late Mrs. Abe Loch was held on Thursday at 12 with services at the house by Rev. Reichard, and was largely attended. The remains were conveyed to Barnesville on the 12:55 Central train, where interment was made. The pall bearers were Thomas A. Curry, Edward Miller, William Strohl, B. F. Davis, Ralph Corby and John Davis.

                                Robert Donald, who was operated on at the Hazleton Hospital yesterday for appendicitis is reported as doing as well as possible to expect.

                                It looks as if Nesquehoning might not have a baseball nine this year. Such a state of affairs would be a keen disappointment. We believe that hearty, all around willingness and co-operation could remedy the matter.

                                A new porch roof is improving the Hughey McGorry residence.

                                I have opened a barber shop of the latest appointments and neatest conveniences in John Shutack’s residence on Catawissa Street. Customary prices. Philip J. Morretta.

                                Campbell’s Varnish Stains in all colors and prices at Campbell’s Drug Store.

                                Tonight. “The Red Cross Nurse” A stirring Wartime drama in 3 reels. “The Wrong Girl” A society drama in 2 parts, Featuring Lillian Burns and “Roping in a Bride” A strong Bill, Newton Theater.

                                Your ideas count with our tailors. Desires receive no contempt. The wants of every customer are carefully blended in the making of a suit, so as to produce the fashionable, durable apparel we demand of our tailors. It isn’t every day you can find a tailoring shop so respectful toward a patron’s suggestions. Thomas Kiggins.

                      5-3-1915         Andrew Ribp aged 25 of Nesquehoning, was killed by a Central R. R. of N. J. branch train yesterday at 1:48 p.m. near Curry’s farm. He stepped out of the way of a freight train in front of the passenger engine. It appears he became bewildered with the approach of both trains. He was removed to his boarding house.

                      5-4-1915         Special for one week, at John F. Kunzweiler’s Stove and Tinware Store, on Main Street: blue triple coated enamelware, 6 quart stew pans, 29 cents; 8 quart, 69 cents; and 10 and 12 quart at 89 cents. For introduction, a new Miners’ Hand Soap at 8 cents per can. 

                                Miss Marguerite Bechtel who was taken ill last week with appendicitis at the East Stroudsburg State Normal School returned home Sunday accompanied by her father, William Bechtel who brought her home in their auto.

                                T. H. Griffith’s store and dwelling on Main Street is receiving a new coat of paint.

                                Clean Up Week, May 3. Will you work, Or will you shirk. Will you clean, Or are you mean? It is not hard, To clean your yard, Then hire a cart, And do your part.

                      5-5-1915         Eugene McGorry, retired hotelman has awarded to Andrew Breslin the contract for the erection of a pretentious building of his lot at the north east corner of Catawissa and School Streets. According to the plans and specifications it will be a triple commercial structure, modern in every detail, with ample provision and the latest conveniences in the proposed three roomy business apartments on the first floor.

                                I have opened a barber shop of the latest appointments and neatest conveniences in John Shutack’s residence on Catawissa Street. Customary prices. Philip J. Morretta.

                                Adam Zulick is idle owing to a nail penetrating his foot.

                                Mr. and Mrs. William Bechtel, Mrs. Nannie” Goldberg and James Charles autoed to East Stroudsburg on Sunday. They were accompanied home by Miss Marguerite Bechtel who suffered an attack of appendicitis at the Normal School last week and who convalescent without an operation will return to her studies following a week’s further recuperation at home.

                                Campbell’s Varnish Stains in all colors and prices at Campbell’s Drug Store.

                                Edward Radcliffe moved to Lansford yesterday.

                                A new tin roof has been placed on John Verdin’s property adjoining the Norwood barber shop.

                                Many people are wondering whether the May-day strike fever affected the street cleaning gang. The unsightly piles of rubbish adorned some of the street over Sunday, and are still untouched at this writing.

                                The funeral of the late Andrew Riby was held at 9 a.m. yesterday morning from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sinorack, where the deceased had boarded, to St. Mary’s Church, where mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Stavorosky, after which interment was made in the Greek Catholic Cemetery. The unfortunate young man was in this country about 8 years and made many friends among all classes. He is survived by his parents, two brothers and three sisters in Austria.

                                Tom Cox is indisposed owing to a crop of boils on his left leg.

                                You can dress better for less money if you visit the Kiggins sale.

                                A drama and dance will be conducted in Ferko’s Hall for the benefit of St. Mary’s Greek Catholic Church.

                                Auto Car Service. Local or out of town calls by day or night given prompt attention. Local Phone 93-L. Bernard Hines.

                      5-8-1915         Lawrence Butler and Ed Riley are thinking of starting a jitney bus route to Mauch Chunk. All Hail the Terpsichorean tutors.

                                Mrs. Philip Hughes went to the Coaldale Hospital for treatment on Wednesday.

                                John M. Bond Jr. has awarded the contract to Thomas Brothers for the erection of a row of five houses. The proposed structure will be located on East Central Avenue in the rear of his Catawissa Street residence with all modern conveniences and finished in stucco.

                                Samuel Azer the hokey-pokey ice cream man has added huckstering to his present business.

                                The Dan Coll property on East Catawissa Street is undergoing extensive remodeling.

                                Who said baseball was a dead issue in Nesquehoning this year? Why all we need is a couple of batteries, some basemen and several fielders, and we’ll ick the tripe out of all comers.

                                With the collieries working steady there is a rapidly growing impetus in the issuance of working buttons by the U. M. W. of A. here.

                                While fishing in the reservoir in the First Hollow this week, Thomas Callen, Jr., caught a trout measuring 14 inches, the largest local capture of a speckled beauty so far this season.

                                A successful sociable for the Lutheran Church was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hochmiller on Wednesday evening.

                                Mike Smoritsky had a foot badly hurt in the shaft yesterday morning.

                                Miss Katie Bechtel is suffering from an affection of the throat.

                                John F. Kunzweiler is having a new kitchen added to his property on Catawissa Street.

                                Although unable as yet to speak above a whisper, physicians have hopes of restoring within several months, John Kattner’s voice. Then, lookout, you fellows, when Hans starts to articulate vociferately again.

                      5-10-1915       John F. Kunzweiler is making a large addition to his stove and tinware store.

                                Campbell’s Varnish Stains in all colors and prices at Campbell’s Drug Store.

                                The framework of the John Verdon house, next to Fieumcel’s tailor shop is progressing rapidly.

                                The building to be occupied by the Corby bakery is undergoing intensive improvements.

                                Take an auto ride. My line carries you to any point in town or nearby cities. Reasonable rates. Phone, 93-L. Bernard Hines.

                                A change. Why not get a snappy light colored suit for the Summer? It is a change, perhaps from what you have been wearing and an assurance of comfort and cool appearance. We have a special summer cut for clothes that makes them cooler. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      5-11-1915       Born on Saturday, a son to Mr. and Mrs. William Williams.

                                Mothers Day was celebrated in Meed’s M. E. Church on Sunday. The pastor, Rev. R. H. Comley, delivered two interesting and touching sermons, one in the morning and one in the evening. The Ladies Aid of the church and a few friends of the Society donated an amount, which was used in purchasing a little bouquet for all the aged fathers and mothers of the church who attended morning service and to the sick and aged who were unable to attend, the flowers were sent to their homes. The church was also very prettily decorated. Mrs. Joseph Steventon and Mrs. Thomas Smitham, Jr., served on the flower committee and they are to be congratulated on the good and noble work they done.

                                Henry Pauff, Thomas Richards and E. J. Parry, all of town, who have been very seriously ill for a long time are still bedfast. Mr. Parry observed his 69th birthday anniversary on Sunday and was remembered with many little tokens by his friends

                                The general store of Harry Schoenberger on Main Street, which was levied upon for the second time last week by Sheriff Michael Heartneady, is now closed for good and Mr. Schoenberger has applied for discharge under the insolvency law. Lewis Schoenenberger, a brother, has had the goods appraised at $170.65, and has notified the Sheriff that they belong to him.

                      5-14-1915       Miss Mary Behler who was home for 8 or 10 days because of illness has recovered and will resume her studies at Bishopthorpe, Bethlehem on Monday.

                                Mike Smorak, of Mill Street, quit work Tuesday evening and forgot to take his dinner pail along home. A dozen or more of his fellow miners hunted for him for a full hour or more with great alarm. It finally occurred to them perhaps Mike had gone home and there is where they found him.

                      5-14-1915       Through the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, Nesquehoning will be given the opportunity of being a neater town. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the Company wagons will travel from house to house collecting garbage for removal. There is one condition to the liberal offer. The garbage must be in barrels or boxes, in form easy to handle. This should mean a fine opportunity, cleaner yards and streets, greater civic pride although big improvement has been shown along these lines of late. Clean up! Everybody’s doing it.

                                Take an auto ride. My line carries you to any point in town or nearby cities. Reasonable rates. Local phone, 93-L, Bernard Hines.

                                Our checks are as good as yours. You receive value here for every corner of your check. Small checks and overplaids are the latest word in clothes. See our assortment and leave your measurements. The result will please you. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      5-18-1915       New coal tax passes bill, a revenue raiser, now goes to the Governor. The senate tonight passed finally the House bill imposing a tax of 2 ½ percent on the value of anthracite coal at the mines. Fifty per cent of the tax goes to the State and the remainder to the communities which produce the coal. The bill now goes to the Governor. The measure is designed to take the place of the present Anthracite Tax law, the constitutionality of which is being tested in the Courts.

                                Postal savings at Nesquehoning. Appended will be found the statical report of the Postal Saving Bank transaction thru the month of April at the Nesquehoning post office, James McArdle postmaster. It will be noticed that the increased deposits is $230, an indication this plan of saving money is as popular as ever. At Nesquehoning the post office is much patronized by the foreign born people. Number of accounts opened from July 1 to date 80. Accounts closed, this month 3, from July to date 48. Number of deposits this month 14, from July 1 to date 277. Number of withdrawals this month 21, from July 1 to date 156. Balance to credit of depositors previous month $11,306.00. Increase in balance, $230. Balance to credit of depositors at close of the month $11,536.00

                      5-19-1915       Nesquehoning is having her annual cleanup and in a short time will look spic and span. It is rumored that there will be a wagon to take refuse and dirt away three times a week, so that will keep the town in spotless condition at all times.

                                  The lawn in front of the M. E. Church presents a beautiful appearance now. Sod has been laid and the old bell has been upturned, filled with earth and covered with pretty flowers. It is a novel sight. The fence has also been painted.

                                Plumber John F. Kunzweiler is remodeling the interior of his store and he will when finished have a store 18x26 feet.

                                Samuel James and sons, Harry and Thomas caught 25 fish in Greenwood dam on Saturday and Ben Fisher caught 10. On Monday he caught another lot, one of which measured 23 ½ inches.

                                Gorge A. Dobosh, proprietor of the East End Hotel, has plans ready for a three-story brick hotel to occupy the vacant space on the corner at Main and Douglas streets. The new building is to have a front of 49 feet on Main Street and 69 on Douglas.

                                Dog owners are entering their hounds for a fox chase that will take place from the East End Hotel at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

                                Rev. C. T. Dauphin, the new minister of the First Baptist Church of town, will move his family to this place from Philadelphia within the next few days and will take up a residence in the W. R. Watkins tenant block, East Main Street, in the dwelling, which is about to be vacated by John McCann. Mr. McCann is moving into the Daniel Coll property.

                      5-27-1915       John Kunzweiler has made a commodious addition to the rear of his store room. This note of improvement and enlargement is marked in Nesquehoning at the present time, and may be taken as one of the most certain signs of the town’s assured progress. A big transformation on Catawissa Street is to be noticed as compared with five years ago. This also applies to other parts of town. Let all boost and do their part in building.

                                Rev. Comley, of the M. E. Church will preach a memorial sermon on Sunday evening May 30. A request is made that every person who attends will wear a small flag and show their patriotism in memory of the soldier dead.

                                It is hard to surpass a tasteful blue serge for all round service. Get yourself a garment of this kind, besides your smart over plaid, for the Summer months. A large wardrobe is the completest economy. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                As a result of an explosion of gas in which one man was so seriously burned that he died at the Coaldale hospital, the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company has issued orders that hereafter nothing but batteries be used in firing shots. This has caused considerable dissatisfaction among the miners who claim that the battery is a great inconvenience and much more trouble to work than the old fuse. The explosion last week, it is alleged, was caused by one of the men contrary to rules, and the mine laws striking a match to light a fuse with out first ascertaining if gas was about. Last week several miners quit rather than use the batteries. 

                      5-28-1915       The post office having to vacate the Watkins building, which has been leased by J. C. Bright and Co., the postal department is advertising for new quarters. Several citizens will bid.

                                It is hard to surpass a tasteful blue serge for all round service. Get yourself a garment of this kind, besides your smart over plaid, for the Summer months. A large wardrobe is the completest economy. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company Collieries Suspend. Notices were posted by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company yesterday to the effect that its collieries would suspend all next week, resuming June 7. This is said to be due to a dullness in the coal trade.

                      6-1-1915         Misses Carrie Schmidt and Cartie Volber, of Philadelphia, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. William Eckert.

                                Miss Frieda Argust of town caught a 14 inch trout in Hayes Creek on Memorial Day.

                                The Daily News, 25 cents per month.

                                The eighth grade promotion exercises will be held this evening in the auditorium of the East End School building, beginning promptly at 8 o’clock. An interesting program of musical numbers, recitations, etc., will be rendered. A boy from the Manual Training Department will explain and illustrate a piece of work such as has been done in the shops during the year. The drawing exhibit will be displayed in the auditorium and the Manual Training exhibit in the main corridor of the first floor of the East End building. The public is invited.

                      6-2-1915         George W. Kishbach, Jr., and Miss Kate L. Zaengle were married at 8 a.m. Today at the home of the bride by Rev. W. C. Comley of the M. E. Church, after which they left on the Scranton flyer for Philadelphia where they will spend their honeymoon.

                                The annual meeting of the Nesquehoning Cemetery Association will be held Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the old school building.

                                Frank A. Fiumecel, up to date Tailor, Nesquehoning, Pa. The latest cuts made up in the most fashionable fabrics. Come in and examine large stock of materials, Blue serges, checks, mixtures, striped goods and Summer flannels. We combine economy and the best results. It is our determination to please every customer. That is why our business has doubled in the past year.

                                We wish to announce to the patrons of Nesquehoning that we have opened well stocked quarters in the John Verdon Building, Catawissa St, opposite the M. E. Church. Our offerings in bargains will teach your dollars to save cents. Everything in men’s wear, featuring the Keystone specials in suits. Keystone Clothing Co., H. Lightstone, Manager.

                                Take an auto ride. My line carries you in town and out of town. Rates reasonable. Special rates to fishing parties. Local phone 12-L. Bernard Hines.

                                A fact repeated. We have told you before, and are telling you again for sake of emphasis. Small checks and overplaids are the proper thing in suitings this year. They are the real goods. How ever, the cut of a suit means more to your satisfaction than the appearance of the material. We have that too. Ask our patrons. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      6-2-1915         The Grammar School promotion exercises were held last evening in the High School Auditorium. There was a large attendance, every seat in the place being filled. The program was long and interesting and was rendered very nicely by all who took part. There were 62 children promoted. Of these, 6 were from Bloomingdale, 3 from Hauto and 1 from Hacklebernie. The program was as follows: Invocation, Rev. Robert Comley. Song, “The Merry Heart” Class. Welcome by Daniel Dougherty. Declamation, “Laying of the Corner Stone” Russell Miller. Piano Duet, “Surrender” by Laura Jenkins and Sara James. Manual Training Demonstration by Steve Shutack. Declamation, “Lecture on Knives” Edwin Eldridge. Singing, “Spring in Here” by eight girls. History and Prophecy by Kathryn Mulligan, Sara M. Jont, John Barno. Violin Solo”Traumerel” by Carl Ronemus, George Thomas accompanist. Declamation “Old Glory” Edmund Mulligan. Declamation “Young America” by Claire Reese. Piano duet “April Smiles” Misses Hough and Evans. Recitation “At Close of School” Hazel Bliss. Song “Questions” Class. Recitation “Troubles in the Amen Corner” Clara Eckert. Piano Solo, Sara Taney. Essay “The Hauto Power Plant” Mary Seng. Address, Supt. E. S. Kuntz. Presentation of Promotion Certificates, W. C. Slough, Supervising Principal. Singing, “America”. Benediction, Rev. Robert Comley. The Manual Training demonstration was very interesting and plain. Several things that were made by the boys were sold last night and there are some for sale still for any one who wishes to procure one.

                      6-3-1915                         Samuel and Thomas James, James Ulshafer and Benjamin Fisher caught fully 300 sunfish and shiners in the Hauto Dam on Monday.

                                The Nesquehoning high school’s drawing exhibit in the auditorium attracted large crowds and it was greatly admired.

                                Miss Ida Barnhart enjoyed a motor trip to Philadelphia on Memorial Day.

                                Mary Homick, who came to this country four years ago and resided with her brother, Wash Homick on Second Street, died on Saturday night at the Rittersville asylum, aged 50 years and 5 months. She was first taken ill last Christmas. Her body was returned home on Sunday evening and the funeral was held at 11 o’clock yesterday morning, form the Greek Catholic Church with interment in St. Mary’s cemetery at the “Diamond.”

                                Nesquehoning had one of the finest Memorial Day celebrations in its history at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon. From 2 to 5 the streets were crowded and everything was life and bustle. Prof. W. C. Slough, David Christopher, Thomas J. Lager, Ralph Corby, Benjamin Griffith, N. P. Luckenbill, Jenkins Davis and George Snyder were the committee.  The parade moved in the following order: Eight automobiles carrying veterans and speakers, Lansford Drum Corps, P.O.S. of A. Camp No. 524, P.O.S. of A. Reserves, Knights of Pythias, Boy Scouts, 200 or 300 school children, a wagon load of primary school children, Slavonian Band, St. Nicholas Society, 140 men of the Greek Church, St. John’s Society, 100 men same church and about 100 boys and girls of this church. There are four cemeteries in which 27 soldiers are buried. In the old Catholic cemetery Rev. Father O’Connor spoke very appropriately. Rev. Stavorsky spoke most feelingly in the Greek cemetery, referring to the slaughter now going on in Europe. A well trained choir sang. In the Sacred Heart cemetery Rev. O’Connor again spoke and in the Protestant cemetery Rev Robert Comley gave a splendid oration. A selected choir sang and there were recitations by Beatrice Nelson, Hazel Steventon and Raymond Mulligan.

                                The funeral of the late E. J. Parry was held on Saturday afternoon at the home of John Watkins.

                      6-4-1915         The Nesquehoning High School challenged any Carbon County High School baseball team for the championship of Carbon County on May 27. Mauch Chunk High School took up the challenge and agreed to play at Nesquehoning on May 28. Nesquehoning was on the field waiting for their opponents, who failed to show up. A large crowd was in attendance and was very much disappointed. On Saturday May 29th the Nesquehoning manager and coach had a personal interview at Mauch Chunk with the Chunk manager. The Chunk manager put up the weak excuse that the team could not get their suits in time to play. The managers with the advice of the Nesquehoning coach agreed to play in Nesquehoning June 1st. For the second time Mauch Chunk School got cold feet. Nesquehoning was in fine condition and were confident of victory. “Lefty’s arm was feeling great.” The Nesquehoning fans, thinking Mauch Chunk would not disappoint us the second time, came out two hundred strong. Nesquehoning closes their season by claiming the championship of Carbon County. John Shutack, Manager, A. R. Davis, Coach. P.S. - No more Mauch Chunk High School excuses will be accepted.

                      6-8-1915         The commencement exercises will be held on Thursday evening, June 17th. The following will graduate. Their averages are also given: Lillie Brocious, 81.50; Ellen Donegan, 81.79; Bertha Griffith, 82.55; William Thomas, 82.85;Beatrice Hughes, 83.35;Lillian Norwood, 84.84; Annie Jenkins, 85.21;Grace James, 86.51; John Shutack, 86.90; Anna Ptinko, 88.41; Axel Nelson, 89.85; Albert Davis, 91.13; Carrie Donald, 92.21; The Commencement address will be made by County Superintendent James J. Bevan. The High School Orchestra will furnish the music.

                                Mrs. Thomas Reese was removed to the Palmerton Hospital on Saturday.

                       6-9-1915        James, the seven year old son of Postmaster McArdle fell yesterday, fracturing an arm.

                                Frank A. Fiumecel, up-to-date Tailor, Nesquehoning, Pa. The latest cuts made up in the most fashionable fabrics. Come in and examine large stock of materials. Blue serges, checks, mixtures, striped goods and summer flannels. We combine economy and the best results. It is our determination to please every customer. That is why our business has doubled in the past year.

                                Commencement exercises will be held on Thursday evening, June 17th. The following will graduate. Their averages are also given: Lillie Brocious, 81.50; Ellen Donegan, 81.79; Bertha Griffith, 82.55; William Thomas, 82.85;Beatrice Hughes, 83.35;Lillian Norwood, 84.84; Annie Jenkins, 85.21;Grace James, 86.51; John Shutack, 86.90; Anna Ptinko, 88.41; Axel Nelson, 89.85; Albert Davis, 91.13; Carrie Donald, 92.21; The Commencement address will be made by County Superintendent James J. Bevan. The High School Orchestra will furnish the music.

                                Collars are low. The time of the year is here when many dressers select low collars. We have your exact wants in this line. Low collars that appear high, others of smartly figured and striped designs, some very low ones for the stout man and all who may prefer them. We offer low collars that possess all the style and dressiness of higher designs. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                Friendship bracelets. Get your friendship bracelet links from Marsden, the reliable jeweler, 25 cents each. Engraving free.

                      6-10-1915       Oliver Jenkins and John Hudock were entombed for several hours yesterday due to a chute blocking up. When it was learned they had been closed in, willing hands got to work at once and soon recovered them. They were uninjured.

                                The annual meeting of the Nesquehoning Protestant Cemetery Association all but three new directors were elected, viz: Harry Steventon, Richard Brighton, Samuel Meese, Leopold Baker. The re-elected directors are Harry Miller, William C. Thomas and U. George Ronemus. Morgan Jenkins declined to be re-elected and director and superintendent. His successor will be appointed by the board later.

                                Frank A. Fiumecel, up-to-date Tailor, Nesquehoning, Pa. The latest cuts made up in the most fashionable fabrics. Come in and examine large stock of materials. Blue serges, checks, mixtures, striped goods and summer flannels. We combine economy and the best results. It is our determination to please every customer. That is why our business has doubled in the past year.

                                Friendship bracelets. Get your friendship bracelet links from Marsden, the reliable jeweler, 25 cents each. Engraving free.

                                No use to try. If it is your desire to be a smart dresser, you must be as discriminating in the choice of your neckwear as in that of your suiting. A tasteful tie is necessary to a fashionable suit. We carry a line consistent with the style of our suit materials and cuts. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      6-12-1915       Robert Davis, who has been in a Philadelphia home, returned today to the home of his grand father, James Barneycote.

                                J. T. Bradbury has received the plumbing for the John Bond home. The work includes the equipping of seven bathrooms.

                                Frank A. Fiumecel, up-to-date Tailor, Nesquehoning, Pa. The latest cuts made up in the most fashionable fabrics. Come in and examine large stock of materials. Blue serges, checks, mixtures, striped goods and summer flannels. We combine economy and the best results. It is our determination to please every customer. That is why our business has doubled in the past year.

                                Don’t forget the subject of a local park. This is a topic that should be kept going. It would prove an invaluable addition to the community from every standpoint.

                                The J. W. Corby Bakery will occupy their well-equipped plant, adjoining the Corby home, early next week. The bakery is fitted with all the latest improvements, including a Schaller steam oven, doing the baking in manner to assure excellent results and sanitary advantages. During the opening, the operation will be in charge of a demonstrator from the Fleischman Yeast Co., New York. The public is invited to examine the working of the immense oven, with a capacity of 5000 loaves daily, or 400 every thirty minutes. The equipment will enable the Corby Bakery to continue former routes and at the same time extend to unusually large proportions. Every surrounding town will extend patronage, especially the County Seat, where the Manager has a broad circle of friends. Appetizing delicacies in fancy and pastry cake, as well as pies will be offered. Arrange to visit the plant and view this important addition to Nesquehoning’s business facilities.

                                Friendship bracelets. Get your friendship bracelet links from Marsden, the reliable jeweler, 25 cents each. Engraving free.

                                No use to try. If it is your desire to be a smart dresser, you must be as discriminating in the choice of your neckwear as in that of your suiting. A tasteful tie is necessary to a fashionable suit. We carry a line consistent with the style of our suit materials and cuts. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      6-14-1915       Thomas Gallagher died yesterday at the Coaldale Hospital of Bright’s disease of the kidneys. One son Jas. Gallagher and three brothers survive. James, of Easton, formerly of town, Daniel, of Bristol; Bernard, of the West and Michael, of Lansford, also two step brothers and sisters, Joseph and Neal, Celia and Mary Ellen Gallagher, of town. The funeral will be held Wednesday with a requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart at 9:15 a.m. after which burial will be made in St. Gabriel’s cemetery Hazleton, the funeral cortege proceeding from Nesquehoning to Mauch Chunk by trolley and thence by L. V. train to Hazleton at 11:25 a.m. Since suspicion attached to deceased’s illness and death, Undertaker J. F. Gallagher, step brother of the deceased, had a post mortem examination made by Dr. Shifferstein, of the P.V. Hospital. It revealed a cerebral absess, which with kidney trouble caused death, but no fracture of the skull, thereby eliminating any suspicion of foul play.

                                Paul Kendish died Saturday night after a lingering illness. His wife and one son Steve survive. He was one of the first foreigners to locate in town and made a good citizen who was generally respected.

                                A nine months old child of Milford McElmoyle, died yesterday. Funeral tomorrow afternoon.

                                Joseph Cohen walked to Weatherly and return yesterday and was somewhat chesty over the feat today.

                                Nesquehoning has no baseball club to compete with Mauch Chunk or Lansford, but we can beat these towns in family records. Mr. and Mrs. John Bond who came to this county many years ago and still with us have the honor of having 13 children, 44 grand children and 13 great grand children. We hope Mr. and Mrs. Bond will remain with us until their great grand children reach the number of the grand children.

                                All who attended the children’s day exercises at the Meed Memorial M. E. Church Sunday evening were loud in their praises and so they ought to be. A recitation entitled “College Graduates” was delightfully rendered by Miss Hazel Steventon. Miss Alice Bond sang a fine solo. The singing by the choir alone was worth double the amount any one dropped in the plate. The male quartet composed of Prof. Slough, Wm. Jenkins, George S. Fisher and Olin Fisher was well appreciated, especially the tenor solo rendered by George Fisher. Miss Cora Doak the efficient organist played a fine prelude. The choir leader, Samuel Emanuel has great reason to feel proud of his choir. The collection was $16.00.

                                H. I. Fisher is organizing the business men into a Park Association for the promotion of the new park movement. This is a commendable step.

                                Pay Day Offerings. The different fads in Summer suitings at surprisingly low prices may be had at our counters. Suits $5.87, $8.88 and $10.87. Also a line of gents furnishings, shoes, working garments at the lowest prices you have yet been offered. Come and see my line before going elsewhere. An unequaled opportunity. Keystone Clothing Co., H. Lightstone, Manager, E. Catawissa St.

                                Tom Davis, Tom McCaffrey and Charles Mulhall have returned from a fishing trip to Mud Run, they caught a total of 116 trout. Davis hooked the largest brown trout ever taken out of Mud Run Creek.

                                Friendship bracelets. Get your friendship bracelet links from Marsden, the reliable jeweler, 25 cents each. Engraving free.

                                The Scant Effect. One of the latest slogans in dress is “Scant Lines.” The effect offers a suit of natty trimness. No fullness. The style is distinctly European and is very popular in the cities. You cannot fail to like this build. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      6-16-1915       School Directors Elect all the Old Teachers-Diplomas Granted to High School Graduates.  A meeting of the School Board of Mauch Chunk was held on Monday evening in the high school room, with all the members present. On motion of Ronemus and Maurer each graduate was allowed 10 reserved seats for the commencement, each director and each member of the faculty 5. On Motion of Grainger and Maurer permission was granted to the high school principal to use the auditorium for an entertainment course for the year. The applications of Miss Ella Clark for permanent certificate from the Normal School and of Principal Slough for college permanent certificate were endorsed. On motion of Maurer and Ronemus, Henry Zaengle was elected enumerator for the district at the rate of 5 cents per head, as heretofore. On motion of Ronemus and Maurer the Board proceeded with the election of the janitor for the West End building. The following were placed in nomination: Harry Jones, George Watson, Harry Griffith and Annie Halpin. The first vote was for Watson, Emanuel and Maurer for Griffith, Grainger and Steventon, Ronemus not voting. In the second vote Griffith received the votes of Grainger, Steventon, Emanuel and Maurer, Ronemus not voting. The salary is $49 per month, as heretofore. Nick Damian was re-elected janitor at Little Italy, at a salary of $10 per month. Miss Mame Johnson, of Hauto, was re-elected janitor of the school at that place, with $20 per month salary as heretofore. Henry Zaengel was elected truant officer for the ensuing year. On motion of Steventon and Grainger, Mrs. William Laynon was voted $10 for having the hose house recently vacated for school use during the summer months. On motion of Steventon and Maurer, the pupils of the high school recommended by the faculty for graduation were granted their diplomas. The list Follows. Lillian Brocious, Albert Davis, Carrie Donald, Ellen Donegan, Beatrice Hughes, Annie Jenkins, Bertha Griffith, Grace James, Axel Nelson, Lillian Norwood, Anna Patinko, John Shutock and William Thomas. On motion of Ronemus and Maurer the teachers were ordered paid when due. On motion of Ronemus and Grainger, the high school term for the coming year was fixed at 9 ½ months. On motion of Steventon and Grainger the school term opens Sept. 7. On motion of Ronemus and Steventon, Solicitor Smitham was instructed to confer with the officers of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company in order to get an early reply with reference to the site for the proposed new high school. On motion of Grainger and Maurer teachers were elected for the grades for the ensuing year, the salaries and placing to be decided later. The list follows: Mr. H. P. Miller, Mr. Gordon Ulshafer, Mr. Garret Miller, Miss Lewis, Miss Meese, Miss Buss, Miss Watson, Miss Paisley, Miss Alice Zaengle, Miss Kenney, Miss Branch, Miss Johns, Miss Longacre, Miss Jenkins, Miss Core Richards, Miss Mary Bond, Miss Sarah Zaengle, Miss McCabe, Miss Ronemus, Miss McGorry, Miss Gladys Davis, Miss Eckert, Miss Barnhart, Miss Clark, Miss Hartneady, Miss Hooper. Miss Lalitha Conrad was re-elected supervisor of drawing. At an earlier meeting Supervising Principal Slough was re-elected, as were also the following teachers in the high school: Mr. N. P. Luckenbill, principal and teacher of Latin and History: W. A. Brosius, vice principal and teacher of Mathematics and Science; Miss Laura M. Saul, German and Commercial Branches; William Grayson, Manual Training and Mechanical Drawing. Mr. Ammerman was not an applicant and no one has yet been elected to the position held by him. A communication from Mr. Luckenbill announced that two pictures, The Colisseum and The Parthenon, were procured with the proceeds of the Latin exhibit held recently and that they were presented to the high school to be placed in the Latin recitation room of the new high school. They were accepted with thanks by the board. The Board adjourned to meet at the call of the president.

                                Mrs. Rose Carragher, of Nesquehoning is undergoing treatment in the Hazleton Hospital.

                                Mrs. Harry Bobst of Nesquehoning is reported in good condition. She underwent an operation in the Hazleton Hospital for appendicitis.

                                Chester Smitham entertained a number of young men at his home last evening. The evening passed away with music and games. Those present were Messrs. William Marsden, Harry Graver, Ted Foster, Walter James, A. J. Martin, C. H. Yoder, G. E. Eichler, R. H. Patrick, W. H. Emery and Herman Stroll, Jr.

                                Miss Ida Barnhart’s Sunday School class of the Lutheran Church will hold a sociable this evening on the church lot.

                                Boxing at Nesquehoning. On Thursday night in Castle Hall fight fans will have an opportunity to witness what is expected to be a fast bout between Bobby Grant of Bayonne, N. J., and Young Mahoney, of McAdoo. Both boys have a large following in this section. The preliminary will be between Young Gutsick, of Summit Hill and Young Sam Evans of Nesquehoning. Billy Moyles of William Penn and Billy Bryan of Nesquehoning will go six rounds in the semi windup. The former is in town and is under the careful training of Jack Durnin. The referees will be Jack O’Donnell and Jack Durnin.

                      6-17-1915       With the finishing touches, Corby’s Bakery has taken on a highly business like appearance. The interior is beautifully finished. Among the additions are a number of large shelf trucks

                                Those who have seen “The World, The Flesh and the Devil” in other cities call it an interesting drama with an important message. The feature is among the bookings for Newton’s Theater tonight.

                                Frank A. Fiumecel, up to date tailor, Nesquehoning, Pa. The latest cuts made up in the most fashionable fabrics. Come in and examine large stock of materials. Blue serges, checks, mixtures, striped goods and Summer flannels. We combine economy and the best results. It is our determination to please every customer. That is why our business has doubled in the past year.

                                The School Board has elected teachers as follows for the grades for the ensuing year, the salaries and placing to be decided later. The list follows: Mr. H. P. Miller, Mr. Gordon Ulshafer, Mr. Garret Miller, Miss Lewis, Miss Meese, Miss Buss, Miss Watson, Miss Paisley, Miss Alice Zaengle, Miss Kenney, Miss Branch, Miss Johns, Miss Longacre, Miss Jenkins, Miss Cora Richards, Miss Mary Bond, Miss Sarah Zaengle, Miss McCabe, Miss Ronemus, Miss McGorry, Miss Gladys Davis, Miss Eckert, Miss Barnhart, Miss Clark, Miss Hartneady, Miss Hooper, Miss Lalitha Conrad was re elected supervisor of drawing. At an earlier meeting Supervising Principal Slough was reelected as were also the following teachers in the high school: Mr. N. P. Luckenbill, principal and teacher of Latin and History; W. A. Brosius, vice principal and teacher of Mathematics and Science; Miss Laura M. Saul, German and Commercial Branches; William Grayson, Manual Training and Mechanical Drawing. Mr. Ammerman was not an applicant and no one has yet been elected to the position held by him. For janitor of the West End building, Harry Jones, George Watson, Harry Griffith and Annie Halpin were nominated. The first vote was for Watson, Emanual and Maurer; for Griffith, Grainger and Steventon, Ronemus not voting. In the second vote Griffith received the votes of Granger, Steventon, Emanuel and Maurer, Ronemus not voting. The salary is $40 per month as heretofore. Nic Damian was re elected janitor at Little Italy, at a salary of $10 per month. Miss Mame Johnson, of Hauto, was re elected janitor of the school at that place, with $20 per month salary as heretofore. Henry Zaengle was elected truant officer for the ensuing year. On motion of Steventon and Maurer, the pupils of the high school recommended by the faculty for graduation were granted their diplomas. The list follows; Lillian Brocious, Albert Davis, Carrie Donald, Ellen Donegan, Beatrice Hughes, Annie Jenkins, Bertha Griffith, Grace James, Axel Nelson, Lillian Norwood, Anna Patinko, John Shutack and Wm Thomas. On motion the high school term for the coming year was fixed at 9 ½ months, the school term to open Sept. 7. The high school commencement will be held in the auditorium on Thursday evening, June 17, beginning at 8 o’clock. An interesting program has been prepared in which each member of the class will have a part. The commencement address will be given by County Superintendent James J. Bevan.

                      6-18-1915       The High School held its annual commencement exercises at the high school auditorium last night. The place was packed to capacity with the friends of the graduates and school. The auditorium was neatly decorated. A pleasing departure was the appearance of the graduates in cap and gown, thus giving no occasion for one graduate excelling the other in nicety and elaborateness of dress because of better means. It showed a needless expense and put all on a common level and the board was complimented for its good judgment in the matter. All the graduates wore a white rose, the class emblem. The following program was rendered, each graduate in particular doing his of her part in most admirable and commendable way. Music, March “Cincinnatur,” High School Orchestra. Invocation, Rev. Daulphin. Salutatory, Anna Patinko. Declamation, “Pennsylvania”, Grace James. Oration, “The Hour of Opportunity” John Shutak. Music, March, “College Yell” High School Orchestra. Recitation, “The Old School Clock” Lillian Brocius. Reading, “Moonlight” Annie Jenkins. Music, Piano Solo “Silver Nymph” Beatrice Hughes. Class History, Ellen Donegan. Class Prophecy, Bertha Griffith. Oration, “Conservation of our National Resources” Axel Nelson. Music, Waltz, “Walse June” H. S. O. Oration, “Crescat Scienta” Carrie Donald. Recitation, “Seein’ Things”, William Thomas. Music, Vocal Solo, “Keep Striving” Lillian Norwood. Valedictory, Albert Davis. Music, “Here’s a Health to your Old High School” High School chorus. Commencement Address, “What our Children Study and Why” Prof. Jas. J. Bevan. Presentation of Diplomas, W. C. Slough. Music, March, “World Peace” orchestra. Benediction, Rev. Robert Comley. Music, March, “Student Days” High School orchestra.

                      6-23-1915       A lighting bolt struck the old company store block occupied by foreigners during the storm last evening, setting fire to lace curtains, happily no person was injured and fortunately the fire was discovered in time to prevent material damage, the bolt came in via a garret window.

                                A full line of embroidery materials. Crochet and tattny threads Mrs. J. J. Norton.

                                Miss Margaret Bechtel who was operated on for appendicitis at the Palmerton hospital returned home yesterday and is much improved.

                                Macadam Street for Nesquehoning. John T. Gephart Jr., of Allentown a division engineer of the State Highway Department, whose territory includes Carbon County, was in Mauch Chunk yesterday and arranged for the repair of the public road leading from Nesquehoning to Summit Hill via of Little Italy. This work will be in charge of Mr. Derby who had charge of the quarry under Mr. Sampson in the repair of the Mauch Chunk-Nesquehoning road. A macadam bound road is to be laid thru the town of Nesquehoning and from the town limit to Summit Hill the road will simply be repaired, the ruts filled, humps leveled off and the top given a surface of cinders. It will however be put in first class shape. The work starts tomorrow. Work on the repair of the Mauch Chunk-Nesquehoning road ceased today, having been completed to the borough line. It is said that this force will be transferred to the Broad Mountain road which is to be given a topping of crushed stone. A few men will remain at work on the Mauch Chunk-Nesquehoning road in placing posts and railings along the dangerous points of the road.

                                A useful coat. Every man who has tried a lightweight overcoat for cool Summer evenings has been delighted with this wardrobe addition. It is a garment useful in various periods of the year, grateful in a sudden change of August weather, comfortable September nights and especially useful on a close day in February when the heavy coat feels burdensome. Try our specialty in this line. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.                               

                      6-24-1915       A full line of embroidery materials, crochet and tatting threads- Mrs. J. J. Norton.

                                Socks. If you want the brightly colored ones, we have them. Silk, lisle and woolen products. All prices. Serviceable goods in solid blacks and tans. See our line before buying elsewhere, Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      6-24-1915       Miss Margaret Bechtel who became ill with appendicitis while pursuing her studies at the East Stroudsburg Normal School and was removed to the Palmerton Hospital for an operation returned to the home of her parents on Tuesday and is recovering rapidly.

                                Ben Davis, of town, one of the auditors of sub district No.1 United Mine Workers was at Scotch Valley above Hazleton last night and assisted in the organization of a new local. He went as far as Hazleton with Bernard Hines, in the latter’s auto.

                                Miss Anna Gillespie, who spent a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Gillespie, in town, has returned to Philadelphia.

                                Miss Florence Watkins, who was under treatment in the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, is convalescing at home.

                                Miss Clara McGorry is in Philadelphia visiting her sister, Mrs. William Leedom.

                                Maurice Grainger has started contracting in excavations and concrete work.

                                Alonzo F. Corby Jr., who last week graduated from the Hazleton High School will spend the summer with his parents in town and in the fall will enter Lafayette College.

                                State Highway Supervisor John T. Gephart, of Allentown will this week begin repairing the road from Nesquehoning via Little Italy to Summit Hill. This section of road was taken over by the State Highway Department some years ago. It is on the route from Mauch Chunk to Pottsville. Mr. Gephart will continue the macadam paving from the Dougherty residence, where the Mauch Chunk-Nesquehoning section of road ends, over Main Street for a mile to the town limit and from there to Summit Hill, through Little Italy it will simply be repaired instead of paved. Some day the route may be changed from the Little Italy Trolley Station west to Lansford in a straight line following the route of a new public road, which is being built at present by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. 

                      6-25-1915       The project of a public park here is receiving the interested attention of some of our leading citizens and it is most likely such an object of recreation will be established in the near future.

                                Why we have not a base ball team here is more than the average sport can surmise. Surely our town possesses sports enough to support a first class nine. The season is now half over and there is no sign of organizing, unless, like a mushroom in the night, a fast team can be made grow up to suite Mauch Chunk, Lansford and Lehighton for the championship honors of the county.

                                A full line of embroidery materials, crochet and tatting threads- Mrs. J. J. Norton.

                                Ben Branch, Esq., William Bechtel and Thomas E. Curry whipped Mud Run Creek for speckled beauties yesterday and returned with big catches of fine trout.

                                Coming Saturday “A Great Secret” (A white Star Feature) Box office Attraction Co. Presents Edwin August in above. Society Drama in 3 parts. “The Lady of the Snows” An Essanay in 3 acts. Newton Theater.

                                Socks. If you want the brightly colored ones, we have them. Silk, lisle and woolen products. All prices. Serviceable goods in solid blacks and tans. See our line before buying elsewhere, Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      6-26-1915       Tom McCaffrey, manager of the Nesquehoning A.C., who arranged such a strong card at the last bout, is on deck with another winner for Friday, July 2 at Castle Hall. Chas Mulhall will clash with Billy Moyle, who put Billy Bryan away at the last show. Mulhall is in fine shape. He has been training daily and proposes to show that he can battle as of old. He never trained so hard in all his pugilistic career and is confident of putting the K.O. sign on the W. Penn knock out artist. Kid Hill, of Weissport will meet Young Zulick, of Nesquehoning, in the semi windup. This will be some bout. Hill is classy. Zulick is game. The preliminary will bring Gustick, the Summit Hill champion and Evans, of Nesquehoning, together. Gustick shaded Evans in the last show but Evans wasn’t in condition. He will be in better shape Friday night and the Summit Hill boy will know the difference. Popular prices with $1 reserved seat a feature.

                      6-28-1915                       John Bond is erecting a five dwelling block in the rear of his residence on Catawissa Street which will be a pleasing addition to that part of town. Mr. Bond intends to remodel his own residence in the near future.

                                There is not much improvement in the condition of Thomas Richards, a well known miner of town, who has been ill for the past few months with miner’s asthma.

                                Henry Pauff is in very bad shape with poor chances for recovery.

                                Mrs. Ellen Floyd, mother of Mrs. Ben Davis, of town, is spending some time with her daughter, Mrs. Robert Foster, in Lansford.

                                Miss Clara Richards, a popular school teacher of town is visiting Johnstown and Pittsburgh relatives.

                                About six weeks ago the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company inaugurated a garbage removal system in Nesquehoning. Ashes and garbage are removed once a week and as a result the town looks neat and clean. The system is being commended on all sides.

                                What has become of the movement to provide an enclosed baseball park for Nesquehoning?

                                May Horn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Horn of town was given surgical treatment at the Hazleton Hospital last week.

                                Miss Josephine Branch, of Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia is home on a visit to her parents Mr. and Mrs. William R. Branch.

                                Miss Alice Watkins a nurse at the Samaritan Hospital Philadelphia is home on a vacation.

                                A young son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Oster, former residents of town has been receiving treatment at the Hazleton Hospital.

                                Joseph Zaengle has built a new fence on the rear of his property.

                                Rev. E. P. Reichard, Packerton, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Barnhart, yesterday.

                                Mr. and Mrs. John Kishbaugh have vacated the house owned by Mrs. Margaret Campbel and moved into one of Terrence Hines’ houses.

                      6-28-1915       Charles Mulhall has reduced his weight nine pounds for his bout with Billy Moyle, of Mauch Chunk, at Nesquehoning next Friday evening. He is training hard and faithful and feels confident with his condition, his experience and his celebrated wallop, that he can put the Wm. Penn slugger to the mat for the count. Moyle arrived here yesterday and began training today. He always keeps himself in shape being ever ready for a bout. He has no doubt of being able to best Mulhall, but realizes he has a job on his hands and is going to get in the best shape possible. Kid Hill of Weissport and Young Zulick of Nesquehoning will put up a bout that will put the sports on their feet. Hill is a clever boxer but Zulick is game and will make him go some. Gustick of Summit Hill and Evans of Nesquehoning will furnish the preliminary. They need no introduction. It is biff, bang from start to finish with them.

                      6-30-1915       A young wildcat weighing 14 lbs. was captured last night at the Colliery, by the following party of men: “Bum” Jenkins, Thomas Callen, Bernard Dugan and Will Stroh. The group plan to collect bounty.

                                The Smitham lawn presents a fine appearance under its careful attention and the kindly care of rain and shine.

                                Boom the Park movement, It’s a live one.

                                The School Board held a meeting last evening to make arrangements for the new school building. A prominent out of town architect was present.

                                H. I. Fisher still has a limited stock of picnic supplies, as paper napkins, tablecloths, sanitary drinking cups and plates. Fine fireworks of all descriptions.

                                Summer Suitings Reduced. Serges, stripes, checks, large plaid and other patterns, from $18 upward. Must make room for large Fall stock. Your chance for a new summer suite. Frank A. Fiumecel, Up to date Tailor.

                                Shirtings. Our line of shirtings represent the most careful choice. In silk and linen mixtures, we have make that are comfortable to the skin, stylish to the eye. Modish shirtings are one of the real tests of the smart dresser. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor. 

                       6-30-1915      The indications point to a big attendance at the Nesquehoning A.C. bouts at Castle Hall, Friday night. Popular prices will prevail with a $1 reservation a feature. The big event will be Charles Mulhall, the man with the wallop, and Billy Moyle the speed knock out artist. Both are in fine shape and a battle royal is promised. The preliminaries are of the star order and will furnish lots of excitement. A large number of local sports will accompany Billy Moyle the local boy, to the arena. Moyle allows the public to see him in training evenings at the James Kenney Hotel, Susquehanna Street, where tickets may be bought for the match.

                      7-1-1915         The Ladies Missionary Society of Zion’s Lutheran Church will hold a social Friday evening on the lot to the rear of the church. Everybody is most cordially invited.

                                Miss Mary E. Behler, a student at Bishopthorpe Manor, is entertaining her chum Miss Sara Helena Hamel, of Atlantic City at the home of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Behler.

                                Miss Longacre has entered State College for the summer.

                                Summer Suitings Reduced. Serges, stripes, checks, large plaid and other patterns, from $18 upward. Must make room for large Fall stock. Your chance for a new summer suite. Frank A. Fiumecel, Up to date Tailor.

                                A Times representative visited the training camp of Mulhall and Zulick last night at Nesquehoning. Both those boys show the result of a systematic course of work. They are in the finest possible shape, Mulhall especially shows much of his old time vigor and energy. He is in condition to give a good account of himself. His bout with Moyle should be one of the best in his career. Indications point to a big attendance.

                      7-1-1915         A meeting of the School Board was held on Monday evening with the following members present: President S. E. Emanuel, Secretary W. H. Maurer, Morris Grainger and Ed Ronemus. Two plans showing elevation of the ground in the lot in the Eastern end of town, now owned by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company were presented and examined. After an informal discussion a motion was made by Ronemus and Maurer that the ground be purchased as the site for the proposed new high school and that the plan No.1 as submitted by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company be accepted. This plan gives the Board a wider lot, though it makes necessary the erection of a retaining wall along one side of the lot. The price of the lot is $2,500. The cost of the necessary retaining will is estimated at an amount varying from $600 to $1,000. The vote on motion follows: Ayes, Ronemus, Maurer and Emanuel; No, Grainger. A motion was then made by Ronemus and Maurer that the Solicitor of the Board by instructed to proceed at once with the necessary steps toward getting the deed for the ground. The vote follows: Ayes, Ronemus, Maurer, Emanuel; No, Grainger. On motion of Maurer and Grainger, Mr. Fisher was ordered paid $2.50 for tuning the piano in the auditorium. On motion of Ronemus and Maurer the members of the High School Orchestra were paid $2 apiece for their services at High School Commencement. On motion of Ronemus and Maurer other orders were granted as follows: The Welch Manufacturing Co. of Chicago $21.00. Underwood Typewriting Co. $1.70. R. H. Bauchapies & Son $13.81. The Panther Valley Water Co. $7.58. Garret Miller, (balance due on salary) $9.00. After due consideration of the request of some of the High School teachers to have their salaries advanced for the ensuing year, on motion of Grainger and Maurer the secretary of the Board was authorized to notify Prof. Luckenbill and Prof. Broisus to sign and return to the Board by July 5 the agreements now in their hands, (at the rate of last year’s salaries) if they intend to sign up for the ensuing year. On motion of Ronemus and Grainger, Mr. William Newton and Mrs. Aneer were re-elected to their positions as janitors of the East End Building at the salaries of the present year, $50 and $30 per month respectively. On motion of Ronemus and Maurer the list of supplies was ordered submitted to the various dealers in school supplies and books for the ensuing year were to be ordered by the principal according to the list submitted which was a list made to replenish the stock on hand of the books now in use, except one or two cases where changes were recommended in High School books.

                                Andrew R. Mohker, the barber at No. 5 trolley junction and Miss Sadie Richards of Nesquehoning, were married at four o’clock yesterday morning in St. Ann’s Church, Lansford, by Rev. Hugh J. Bowen. They left immediately afterwards on a weeding trip.

                                Miss Eleanor Weightman will have charge of both morning and evening services in the First Baptist Church on Sunday.

                                Fight fans will be treated to a great show on Friday evening, July 2nd, at Castle Hall, Nesquehoning, when the management will present a strong bill composed of the following bouts: Young Sam Evans, of Nesquehoning, and Young Gutsick of Summit Hill, will go six in the preliminary, this bout being nothing more than a continuation of the six round battle fought at the last show when each boy claimed honors. Kid Hill, of Weissport will meet Nesquehoning’s rugged favorite, Kid Zulick. Hill fought in Nesquehoning before, on that occasion knocking his man out in the first round but had weight and experience on his opponent. As the fans believe he is good as he has fought several battles in other cities and Zulick needs to introduction, a bout of the windup type can be expected. Charles Mulhall intends to come back and defeat Billy Moyle in the wind up.

                      7-2-1915         Charles Mulhall is in fine form for his battle with Billy Moyle at Castle Hall, Nesquehoning, tonight. He is confident of putting the sleep wallop on Moyle. Moyle finished training yesterday at Jimmy Kinney’s gym on Susquehanna Street. Daily large crowds witnessed him go through his physical exercise. He is an artistic rope jumper. One lady who saw him do this feat exclaimed: “My I could never do it so fast and graceful, I thought we girls were the only ones who could jump rope.” Moyle is certainly in good shape. He is also lighting fast and Mulhall unless he is a regular battering ram, will be kept busy keeping out of the way of this speedy boy. There is as much interest in the preliminaries as the windup. Two good bouts will precede the final. A big crowd will go to Castle Hall tonight. Popular prices will prevail, with $1 for a reservation, but other good seats can be secured cheaper.

                                Summer Suitings Reduced. Serges, stripes, checks, large plaid and other patterns, from $18 upward. Must make room for large Fall stock. Your chance for a new summer suite. Frank A. Fiumecel, Up to date Tailor.

                                An Unpleasant Summer if you don’t wear the proper underwear. The right selection is very important. We have all weights, lengths, materials, whatever you want in undergarb for summer. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                Fourth of July Bargains. Offering to people of Nesquehoning and vicinity special cut rate prices for Fourth of July. Our aim and policy will be to treat the people right in price as well as in the quality of our merchandise. Read and wonder. Below are some of our specials at these prices: Famous Kingstyle System Clothes, known the country over as the best clothes made, 2 button models, in fancy novelty woolens at $10.87; League Brand Shirts, valued $1.50 and $1.00 at 89 cents; Dartmouth College Shoe, English cloth top, regular price, $4.50, at $3.79; the famous Sovereign Quality shoe, English toe, worth $4.00 at $3.49. Try me before going elsewhere. Keystone Clothing Co., H. Lightstone, Manager.

                      7-3-1915         The bouts at Nesquehoning last night attracted a large crowd of fans. The windup between Moyle and Mulhall was of short duration, Mulhall winning after about a minute’s fighting with a short right jolt to the heart, proving thereby that when in condition, he has a kick in either hand that will make the best of them sit up and take notice. There was not much time for any real fighting and had it gone the limit would no doubt have been a good bout. It was a terrific blow that sent Moyle to the mat and it was some time before he came to. Mulhall was in the pink of condition. Mulhall’s victory over Moyle, who is considered a classy boxer, will put him in line to meet the best in the business. Gulsick, of Summit Hill had the best of the argument with Davis, of Nesquehoning. They put up a rattling fast bout, mixing it up lively and putting the fans on edges. In the semi windup Young Zulick, of Nesquehoning, and KO Brown of Tamaqua, battled for six rounds, Zulick getting the popular decision.

                                Summer Suitings Reduced. Serges, stripes, checks, large plaid and other patterns, from $18 upward. Must make room for large Fall stock. Your chance for a new summer suite. Frank A. Fiumecel, Up to date Tailor.

                                An Unpleasant Summer if you don’t wear the proper underwear. The right selection is very important. We have all weights, lengths, materials, whatever you want in undergarb for summer. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                The collieries of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company will be idle two days next week Monday, which will be celebrated as the Fourth of July and Tuesday. It is expected that the remaining days of the week will be worked.

                      7-3-1915         Cloetus, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Gatens of town is under treatment in the Hazleton Hospital.

                                Albert Hidman, of town is in the Coal Dale Hospital with a compound fracture of his right thigh, sustained on Tuesday while at work in No.1 tunnel.

                                In Meed’s Memorial Methodist Church, at 10:30 tomorrow morning, Dr. D. M. Gordon, of Philadelphia, will preach and represent the Methodist Hospital. In the evening at 6:45 the pastor Rev. Robert H. Gomley will preach a 4th of July sermon, “Righteousness Exaiteth a Nation” being his topic.

                                The Ladies Aid of Zion Lutheran Church will hold a sociable this evening on the church lot. Everybody cordially invited.

                                The Nesquehoning Fights. The preliminary between Young Evans, of Nesquehoning, and Young Gutsick, of Summit Hill, was a hard fought battle and ended as did their previous battle in a draw. Gutsick led the fighting nearly all the way through and both boys were tired when the gong sounded. Kill Hill, of Weissport failed to appear and KO Brown of Tamaqua was substituted to meet Zulick. Brown weighs 122 pounds, Zulick is much heavier, but nevertheless he put up a whirlwind contest. He did much of the leading and gained the favor of the fans by his cleverness. The last round had the house on its feet. It was a regular slugging match, both boys trying hard to land the telling blow. The wind up between Charley Mulhall of Nesquehoning and Billy Moyle of Mauch Chunk was very short. Moyle receiving a knock out in the first minute of the scrap. A moderate sized crowd saw the fights. Young Ketchell, of Summit Hill expressed a desire to meet Zulick.

                       7-6-1915        Thomas Curry is suffering from a severely burned hand.

                                “Dewey” Rehrig, of Slatedale, is a new baker at the Corby Bakery. This trim, up to date plant is building up a remarkable business through out the county.

                                H. E. Fisher, who is in the employ of Kocher, the painter, was a caller at Dallas, Pa., over the Fourth.

                                Olin Fisher is spending a week at Harvey’s Lake, a rumor having reached town that he landed a trout measuring 22½ inches.

                                A shoe shining stand has been added to the Fiumecel tailoring establishment.

                                Miss Jane Butler fell from a step ladder while picking cherries from a tree this morning and was rendered unconscious. Her condition is critical.

                                Miss Margaret Stevenson is dangerously ill.

                                Auto Service. Local or out of town calls attended to night or day. Reasonable rates. Bernard Hines, Local phone 12L.

                                Norfolk Suits are a snappy novelty for July and August. The proper garb for sporting wear. Add a pleasant change to your wardrobe. There are a number of designs in this style, and you will surely like one of them. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                Summer Suitings Reduced. Serges, stripes, checks, large plaid and other patterns, from $18 upward. Must make room for large Fall stock. Your chance for a new summer suite. Frank A. Fiumecel, Up to date Tailor.

                      7-12-1915       Of interest to voters. Great interest is being manifested at the present time, in slating candidates for office on the coming election, especially School Directors. The population of the district being composed largely of the working class, they naturally would expect some representation of the respective board selected to govern and control their interests. In behalf of their children and in so doing they would not look for any one antagonistic to their interests, namely, organized labor, which is nothing else than a get together movement for the benefit of all concerned and how can the one separated from his fellow workmen judiciously legislate for his fellow men, believing as we do that the Labor Union is the laboring mans college. The local Union is the foundation and framework of a great educational institution, the members of which gain the understanding and intelligence according to the amount of interest they take in it. There for can anyone say that the dues dodger of which there is at the present time quite a few not being conversant with the wants and needs of his fellow workingmen, consistently represent them in carrying out the mandates of the laws enacted for benefit of the people, which is largely composed of his folk. What we want in men to represent us on the School Board is men to be a dues dodger is a long way from being a man. In fact no real man can be a dues dodger in the cause of labor. The taxpayers of the town who are interested in the future of their children, should keep in mind on election day, that the men of the present day are making the conditions that our children will either suffer or enjoy. And if its right to judge a man by the company he keeps or the interest he takes in the welfare of the children of the present day, who will some day be miners. And the citizens of the town who are interested in the future destinies of their children would do well to consider the man and not according to the company he keeps.

                      7-14-1915       Misses Florence Maurer and Evelyn and Esther McGorry, of town, were members of the Mauch Chunk Sunday School excursion to Hazleton yesterday.

                                Miss Marie McGorry, who was operated upon for appendicitis in the Palmerton Hospital last week is improving and will soon be home.

                                Contractor Andrew Breslin’s men broke ground on Monday for Eugene McGorry’s new triple $9000 business block on what was formerly the McDonald property at the corner of Main and School streets. The building will have a front on Main Street of 54 feet, and 52 on School Street. Three storerooms on the first floor will front on Main Street.

                                Joseph Klinger has leased the Levi Marsden bakery recently vacated by the Corby brothers, took possession on July 1 and is making many improvements, and the store will open for business in a day or two. Mr. Klinger was the baker for Marsden a number of years ago. He has two sons and a daughter, all experienced bakers.

                                The Nesquehoning colliery resumed work on Monday morning, full handed, after a week’s idleness. There is a very hopeful feeling that this will be the last suspension of the summer.

                                Mrs. T. H. Griffith and son Renold left this morning in their car for a trip, which will include Mt. Gretna, Philadelphia, Atlantic City and possibly Richmond, Va.

                                David G. Watkins, of Philadelphia, was in town over night. Knowing ones are saying that he came in response to a hurry up call from some of the politicians of town. Former Deputy Sheriff “Wire” Boyle and Francis D. Breslin, who held prominent positions on the State highway now being built from here to Summit Hill, were indefinitely suspended on Saturday night. Their friends want to know what for.

                                William Kowalkovich, aged 12of Nesquehoning, at 5:55 last evening attempted to board extra272 East, in charge of Conductor F. J. Brady, and had his left leg cut off above the knee. He was taken to the Coaldale hospital on the passenger train.

                                From 15 to 20 men, 8 teams of horses, 2 road rollers and a sprinkler are in service on the State highway, which is being built on the main street of Nesquehoning. Former Postmaster Thomas Floyd is foreman. He began work on July 1, and has it pretty will finished eastward to the Buss’ corner. On the main street he experienced tedious work because of the trolley track occupying the middle of the thoroughfare. Mr. Floyd and others in Nesquehoning would have been glad to see this street macadam curb to curb.

                                A leak has been discovered in the big reservoir recently constructed by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company at Hauto, at a cost of half a million dollars, and it is estimated that it will cost $50,000 to repair it.

                      7-14-1915       A number of local sports will meet tonight for the formation of a boat club.

                                A general line in shirtings, ties, collars, hosiery, neckwear, hats and all the dress accessories, we are confident we can fill your exact wants. Suspenders, belts and garters make one of our special lines. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                Purchasers of 1915 Ford cars will receive checks of $50 each in August. The company is about to write 300,000 checks for $50 each, to be mailed to owners throughout the world.

                      7-15-1915       Rev. Comely will leave next Monday on a two weeks vacation.

                                The local sportsmen who met last evening to form a boat club appointed this committee for initial plans: Barnet Thomas, William Bechtel and Morris Granger. These men will meet the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company officials to obtain necessary privileges on the Hauto dam, after which it is planned to erect a boat house, fitted with various craft, including row boats, canoes, sail boats and launches. Ten boats will be procured in the beginning. The membership besides the local enrollment, will comprise outdoorsmen from Reading, Mauch Chunk and Minersville.

                                Charley Chaplin at Newton Theater tonight. Also Helen’s railroad series. With two other great features.

                                James McGeehan, of Mauch Chunk, formerly of Nesquehoning a noted baseball manager, has announced his candidacy for the nomination of county treasurer on the Democratic ticket. Mr. McGeehan until a few years ago conducted a bottling establishment at Nesquehoning. He is now employed on the Central Railroad of New Jersey. As a baseball manager he ranked high, some of his selections now starring in the big league. It was through his keen judgment of a player that many went so high in the game. He has always been a fine fellow to meet, one who made warm lasting friends. He has also always been a Democrat and although he has aspired for public office before he always sacrificed himself for a friend and the good of the party. He is now up to stand or fall and respectfully appeals to his friends and the Democratic party in general for their support. His experience and business training well qualifies him for the office.

                                A general line in shirtings, ties, collars, hosiery, neckwear, hats and all the dress accessories, we are confident we can fill your exact wants. Suspenders, belts and garters make one of our special lines. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      7-15-1915       The Ladies Aid of Zion Lutheran Church will hold a sociable on the lot adjoining the church this evening. Everybody welcome.

                                Miss Mabel Morland, a graduate nurse of the Samaritan Hospital Philadelphia, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. William P. Griffith. Miss Sarah Griffith and Miss Moreland became chums at the above institution. Miss Griffith, also a nurse at the Samaritan Hospital, will soon be home for her vacation.

                                John I. Shaeffer, formerly landlord of the Bond Hotel here, who sold out to go to Port Carbon, was arraigned in court at Pottsville last week on a charge of keeping a disorderly house. No decision has yet been given, but Shaffer’s license is suspended for the time being, as the owners of the hotel have closed the place because of non payment of rent.

                                Howard S. Young, Piano Tuner, of Lititz, Pa., tuning for John Wanamaker, Philadelphia, will be in town in a few weeks. Orders for tuning left at this office and with Miss Doak, Nesquehoning, will be given prompt attention.

                                Injured boy died. William Kavalkovich, the 9 year old son of William Kovalkovich, of Nesquehoning, who had his left leg crushed by a Central coal train on Tuesday evening near the Nesquehoning station, died at 6 o’clock yesterday morning in the Coaldale Hospital. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 from St. Mary’s Greek Catholic Church, with interment in the new Greek Cemetery.

                      7-16-1915       Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ellis of New York are spending their honeymoon as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Tom McCaffrey of the Eagle Hotel.

                                Supt. T. F. Floyd is making good progress on the repair of the state highway through town. He is an expert road builder and it is to be hoped the big highway builders will not secure him before he finishes the local road.

                                The Packer Township School Board met on Wednesday evening and took action for the payment of the tuition bill. That township had seventy two pupils attending the school in Nesquehoning at a cost per capita of $3.20 per month during nine months or a total cost of $2073.60. The treasurer’s commission on the latter sum amounted to $20.74, which was also paid.

                                Mrs. John Watkins is taking an active part in the proposition to hold a big Welsh day at Flagstaff Park in September. She has attended many, taken part as a vocalist and will be a valuable aid to those perfecting the plans for the event.

                                The funeral of Wasil Kavalovich, who died at the Coaldale hospital the result of a leg being amputated as a consequence of being run over by a Central Railroad of New Jersey train, was held this morning.

                                Special 2 day sale. We are specializing Keystone suites all wool, in blue serges, fancy blues and cashmeres. “Newest designs” and latest makes at $8, $10 and $12. Their original and regular values are $12, $15 and $18. Also reductions in shoes, hats, shirts, underwear and neckwear. Keystone Clothing Co., H. Lightstone, Manager. 

                      7-20-1915       The aquatic lovers working for the formation of a boat club yesterday sent their committee to the Hauto dam to choose a site for the boat house. A choice was made and effort will now be made to gain the approval of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company regarding the site.

                                The road along Catawissa Street is rapidly progressing and excellent streets will soon be another advantage of our town.

                                Charlie Chaplin, also “Frauds” An essanay in 3 parts. And another Stellar Feature at Newton Theater Thursday night.

                                Auto Service local or out of town calls attended to night or day. Reasonable rates. Bernard Hines, Local phone 12L.

                                It is a fact that if a man is not hurried in the selection of a suit, he will make a better choice. Plan your Fall wardrobe at this time. Examine our stock of materials and large choice of samples. You will be better satisfied when you wear the suit. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor. 

                      7-23-1915       Clarke Bros., the enterprising grocers will open a store at Nesquehoning as soon as a building now being prepared is ready for occupancy. The chain is extending throughout the entire anthracite coal belt.

                                At work never try to exact two purposes out of clothes, that of wearing at work and for dress. It is false economy, but a practice followed by a surprisingly large number. Keep two distinct sets of clothes. We cater carefully to the needs of the working man, and our prices are right. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                Auto Service local or out of town calls attended to night or day. Reasonable rates. Bernard Hines, Local phone 12L.

                                It is a fact that if a man is not hurried in the selection of a suit, he will make a better choice. Plan your Fall wardrobe at this time. Examine our stock of materials and large choice of samples. You will be better satisfied when you wear the suit. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor. 

                                Nesquehoning was the scene of an exciting runaway at 2 p.m. today when a team of horses belonging to Abe Broad, a produce dealer of Mauch Chunk, became frightened and ran away. In crossing a railroad track, Earl Wherline, a youth of Mauch Chunk who was in charge of the team, was hurled from the wagon and fell under it, the wheels passing over a leg and arm. He was given first aid treatment after which he was taken to his home. The horses came to a stop in front of the Eagle Hotel, where the vehicle to which they were attached collided with a tie post. The horses were uninjured, but the wagon was badly damaged.

                      7-27-1915       Charles Mulhall, of Nesquehoning, the kid with the hospital punch, and Kid Broad, of Shenandoah, will go ten rounds at Nesquehoning August 5. Broad and Billy Moyle, whom Mulhall knocked out, fought 15 rounds to a draw and the Shenandoah sports can’t believe that Mulhall defeated Moyle and therefore wanted the match arranged and will wager barrels that Broad will put Mulhall away. If Mulhall licks Broad and he is confident of this he will be in line to meet the top notchers.

                      7-29-1915       A clearing was made yesterday for the site of the boat house to be erected along the Hauto dam, under the direction of local aquatic lovers. Lumber will arrive Saturday and construction begin Monday, August 2. The boat house, standing back thirty feet from the waterfront, will measure 16x20 feet and will be surrounded by a veranda 6 feet in width. This will mean a building combining practical needs and summer comfort. It will prove a delightful spot for social gatherings. Quite a number of Mauch Chunk enthusiasts figure in the expanding membership, not to speak of friends in distant towns. At a meeting last night arrangements were made for an immediate order of four boats. The plan is one of the most interesting ever introduced in local sporting circles.

                                Mr. and Mrs. James Newton enjoyed a trip to Coney Island.

                                Mrs. Burr Smith, of Maybrook, N.Y., died at her home Tuesday evening of inflammatory rheumatism after an illness of several weeks, aged 32 years. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Steventon, of town by whom she is survived, also her husband, but no children, one brother and five sisters, William J. Steventon of Ruth, Mae and Viola, of town, Mrs. Walter Jones, of Philadelphia and Mrs. John Sindels, of Maybrook, N.Y. The body will arrive at Mauch Chunk on the Lehigh Valley train at 9:56 o’clock tonight and will be taken to the home of her parents at Nesquehoning, from whence the funeral will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. Rev. R. C. Comley of the M. E. Church, officiating. 

                                John Eisley, an expert pastry baker of 31 years experience in Philadelphia, and highly recommended by the Fleichsman Yeast Co., is now in the employ of the J. W. Corby Bakery. His services assure the most delicious pastry for the public, including the famous banquet cake in caramel, lemon, orange, raspberry and cherry flavors. White mountain sponge, pound, orange and Spanish bun cakes, jelly rolls, macaroons, ladies fingers and a complete line of lemon custards and meringues, cocoanut and pineapple custards.

                                Caps are in great demand at this time of year. For sport for work, for general wear, we have them all, and can satisfy you. Caps to mate your various suitings. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                Three accidents. Joseph Logan, of Nesquehoning, a timberman employed by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company at the shaft sustained mashed finger last night as the result of a timber falling on it. Leo Sparish and John Donits, of Little Italy, were overcome by black damp at the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company tunnel No.1 this morning, but after attention by a first aid corps were able to return home none the worse for their experience. Ed Henderson, of Nesquehoning, a diamond drill runner for the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company at No.5, received a double fracture of the leg yesterday as a result of his foot accidentally becoming caught in the fly wheel of a gasoline engine. He is at the Coaldale Hospital.

                                Manager Tom McCaffrey has arranged another sterling card for Castle Hall August 5. In the windup Charles Mulhall will clash with Kid Broad, of Shenandoah, the light weight champion of the Schuylkill County. O’Donnell, of Lansford and Sampson, of Shenandoah, two clever ones, will furnish the semi windup. Bill Young, of Nesquehoning, and Peg Reardon, of Summit Hill, will decide the bantam weight championship of Carbon County. The usual popular prices will prevail with a $1 reservation a feature.

                      7-30-1915       Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Housley, a son.

                                Charles Mulhall will further prove August 5 at Castle Hall, Nesquehoning, that he has come back to stay. He showed the power of his punch when he sent Billy Moyles to a hospital for four weeks and Moyles was a good one up to that climax in his pugilistic career. Mulhall finds difficulty in getting trainers. None can stand his vigorous boxing. It looks like curtains for Kid Broad, the champion of Schuylkill. Two other good bouts have been arranged and the fans will get a run for their money. Kid Broad is to finish his training at Kenney’s Hotel from Monday on for his bout with Mulhall.

                      7-31-1915       Dick Edwards, of Nesquehoning, a candidate for county treasurer on the Republican ticket, is getting over the field and feels from the encouraging reports received and the favorable aspect of things, that he will be a sure winner.

                                Miss Marie McGorry returned from Palmerton hospital on Monday. Her sister, Miss Sussie accompanied her home. She was operated upon for appendicitis and is doing well.

                                Messrs. Warriner and Suenders went over the plans of the new high school house with the board and architect on Thursday night. Mr. Adams will revise the plans to bring the price down to near the figure set on. After he revises the plans they will be submitted again for examination.

                                Caps are in great demand at this time of year. For sport for work, for general wear, we have them all, and can satisfy you. Caps to mate your various suitings. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      7-31-1915       The funeral of the late Mrs. Burr Smith of Maybrook N. Y., was held yesterday at 2 p.m. at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Steventon. It was a very largely attended funeral. Mrs. Smith was aged 32 years. About seven weeks ago she became very ill with inflammatory rheumatism, from which she suffered indescribably. Her sister, Mrs. John Sindles, closed up her home near by and went to live with her and gave her devoted and constant care to the last. Mrs. Smith’s mother went to Maybrook last Monday and was with her to the end, as was Miss Viola Steventon, a sister, who went to Maybrook last week. Mrs. Steventon and daughter, Viola, came home on Wednesday evening, and the funeral party arrived here late on Thursday evening. Owing to the absence of Rev. R. H. Comley, the Rev. Dr. J. C. Wood of Mauch Chunk conducted the services at 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon. Rev. Wood spoke touchingly and reverently of the deceased young wife. A choir, under the direction of Samuel Emanuel, sang at the house and at the grave. The floral tributes attested to the popularity Mrs. Smith enjoyed in her home town and here. Among them were two “Gates Ajar” from the L. A. to B. R. T. and from I. A. to Conductors, a pillow from the B. R. T. 813, all of Maybrook; pillow from her husband, wreath from the Helping Hand Society of the Maybrook Baptist Church, sprays from Mrs. A. C. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Smith, Mrs. George Knox, Miss Lizzle Miller and from her family. The flower bearers were George and Howard Miller, James and Milford McElmoyle, Thomas Lager, William Snyder, Harry Jenkins. The pall Bearers were Benjamin Oxley, James Miller, David Ronemus, Clarence Marsden, John Ronemus and Ellsworth Beltz. Mrs. William Hawkins and Mrs. Frank Martin, of Maybrook, were representatives from the L.A. to B. R. T. Four Leaf Clover Lodge 435, of which Mrs. Smith was a charter member.

                                All kinds of dresses, waists, and children’s dresses, suits, etc., are made quickly and at low prices by Mrs. Pauline Collura, adjoining the barber shop on Second Street.

                                Philly Bonner of Nesquehoning, formerly of Drifton, promises to have the town represented by a first class football eleven. Two years ago Nesquehoning had a better team than either Coaldale or Lansford, and it is possible they may score a come back this season.

                      8-2-1915         Charles Mulhall and Kid Broad are reported in fine form for their bout at Castle Hall, Nesquehoning, Thursday night. Broad arrived here today and will complete his training at Kinney’s gym on Susquehanna street. Broad is confident of being able to put Mulhall away. Mulhall is just as confident of putting Broad to dreamland with his celebrated wallop. It will be a slugfest. There will be two fast, classy preliminaries and a big crowd will see the merry milling. Charlie Mulhall is training faithfully for his bout on August 5. He is in fine shape and will be able to give a good account of himself. Those who thought that he was through before his last bout can have another chance. He proved on that occasion that he still has a good kick in either mit. His coming bout should attract a large crowd.

                      8-2-1915         Thomas F. Floyd, ex-postmaster, who has been a state highway foreman on the Nesquehoning – Mauch Chunk road, was promoted to superintendent, succeeding Harry Derby, who was transferred to Berks County. Mr. Floyd is an expert road builder and his promotion was in recognition of his ability. A change was also made at the stone quarry. Thomas Curry succeeding W. A. Jones, of Allentown. The quarry started today to furnish crushed stone for the Nesquehoning-Summit Hill road.

                                Frank Curran, of Beaver Meadow, a state highway foreman, has a force of men engaged in repairing Broad Mountain road. It is being scraped after which it will be given a tar coating and rolled, in this way making a smoother and more durable road.

                      8-3-1915         W. R. Watkins, wife and family, of Nesquehoning, will leave Mauch Chunk on the Flyer tomorrow morning enroute to Wildwood, N. J., where they intend staying about two weeks. On the return trip they may spend a few days with his brother Dave, at his country home at SeKane.

                                Little Dog Hold Crowd at Bay. There is a joy and peace on the third floor of the Central Hotel since a little tramp dog was corralled by Ted Hines, of Nesquehoning, this morning. In some unknown manner the mongrel strayed into the toilet room on the third floor and Squire J. J. Boyle and E. M. Mulhearn, Esq., were among the first to discover it. The canine snapped his teeth in defiance when anybody approached. It acted like mad, and these being dog days the natural inference was that it had rabies. It held everybody at bay. Chief of Police Sandel was called and wanted to shoot or club the dog into submission, but office tenants wouldn’t permit. They wouldn’t tolerate the animal being hurt in any shape or manner. Finally Ted Hines was engaged to capture the dog. He was warned of the danger, and all the office tenants barred doors and peeped in tremor from the transoms as Mr. Hines began his perilous task. He was as intrepid and fearless as a Teuton submarine warrior in the undertaking. He tried persuasion, but it had no effect, and getting close he covered the animal with his hat after which he grasped it by the hand. It became as docile as a lamb. Everybody rushed to get it nice eaties and after a good meal Mr. Hines presented it to Fred Jenkins, who values it very highly and will make a pet dog of it. 

                      8-3-1915         Leo Sparrish and John Domita, of town, were overcome by black damp in the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company’s tunnel on Friday and were revived with much difficulty.

                                Former Postmaster Thomas F. Floyd, of town, who has been a very efficient State Highway foreman on the Mauch Chunk-Nesquehoning road, has been promoted to the position of superintendent, succeeding Harry Derby, transferred to Berks County.

                                The well known Nesquehoning Glee Club will give a public concert, vocal and instrumental, from the porch of Squire W. R. Watkins, Nesquehoning, on Tuesday evening, August 3 at 8 p.m. It is to be hoped that all lovers of good music will add the encouragement of their presence to this most capable organization.

                                All kinds of Dresses, Waists and Children’s Dresses, Suits, etc., are made quickly and at low prices by Mrs. Pauline Collura, adjoining the barber shop, Second Street, Nesquehoning.

                                Nesquehoning’s Next Boxing Show. On Thursday evening the fight fans of this vicinity will be treated to an 18 round show, as follows: semi wind up, Young Simpson, of Shenandoah, and Joe O’Donnell, of Lansford and Peg Reardon, of Summit Hill, and Bull Young, of Nesquehoning will box the preliminary. Popular prices will prevail, one dollar being charged for the ringside seats. 

                      8-4-1915         A delightful open air concert was given by the Nesquehoning Glee Club last night. A large crowd was attracted and all enjoyed the splendid singing.

                                At last night’s meeting of the hose company it was decided to permit the school board to use the hose house for another year for a school room on account of a lack of accommodations which will be met with the erection of a new building.

                                Charley Chaplin in 2 parts, also A big Essanay Feature “The Awakening Hour” at Newton Theater Thursday Night.

                                Take a walk in our specialty Summer socks. Cool, comfortable and durable. If you do not like solid blacks and tans, see our variety of brightly colored hosiery. Stripes, checks, mixtures and fancy colors. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      8-5-1915         Mrs. Richard Thomas visited her son, John and family in Lansford on Wednesday.

                                The concert given on Squire Watkins veranda by the Nesquehoning Glee Club was a treat, and despite the miserable weather conditions, which were a hardship to both singers and listening spectators, there was a great crowd lined up on both sides of the street. It is hoped that the Glee Club will favor the citizens of our town with another open air concert and that better weather will prevail.

                                It was incorrectly reported that Mrs. John Harris, of town, who was taken to the Pottsville Hospital had returned. She is still taking treatment there.

                                Mrs. Thomas Owen and daughters, Lillian and Eirwen, of Scranton, visited Mrs. Owen’s sister, Mrs. Harry Jones.

                                Preparations for Welsh Day at the Flagstaff are well under way and a notice of the different events will be given in these columns at a later date.

                                Mrs. Michael Smith is seriously ill.

                                All kinds of Dresses, Waists and Children’s Dresses, Suits, etc., are made quickly and at low prices by Mrs. Pauline Collura, adjoining the barber shop, Second Street, Nesquehoning.

                      8-6-1915         All kinds of Dresses, Waists and Children’s Dresses, Suits, etc., are made quickly and at low prices by Mrs. Pauline Collura, adjoining the barber shop, Second Street, Nesquehoning.

                                Boxing at Nesquehoning. A fair sized crowd attended last nights boxing show at Castle Hall, Nesquehoning, and saw Peg Reardon of Summit Hill Knock out Bull Young, a brother of Kid Zulick, in the first round. The second bout between Joe O’Donnell, of Summit Hill and Young Simpson, of Shenandoah, ended in a draw, though O’Donnell was generally conceded to have had the better of the fight. Kid Broad, of Shenandoah, and Charley Mulhall, of Nesquehoning, were scheduled to go ten rounds in the wind up, but the fight was short lived and ended in a draw in the second round.

                       8-6-1915        Considering the conditions of the weather, a fair sized crowd of fans saw the boxing contest at Nesquehoning last night. The wind up between Mulhall and Kid Broad went a little over one round when Broad hit Mulhall low and the referee declared Mulhall the winner. It is the first time in Mulhall’s career as a fighter that he won such an easy victory. It is also the first time that he won on a foul. The decision was not satisfactory to him and he offered to meet Broad again for a side bet before the club offering the best inducements. While the lout lasted it was not tame. Mulhall had a little the best of the argument. He had the claret coming from Broad’s m\nose in the first and second rounds. Broad nevertheless mystified the fans with his class and speed showing he has the punch and staying qualities and must be reckoned with. The preliminaries were good. Battling Papincick of Summit Hill finished Kid Young of Nesquehoning, in one round with a right hook to the jaw and challenges Young O’Donnell, Denshy or Zulick of Nesquehoning. George Shingler discovered this Battler and prepared him for the bout in two days. The semi windup between O’Donnell a local man and Battling Samson, of Shenandoah, was a pretty fast bout. O’Donnell had the best of the bout although he took the count in the fifth.

                                The veteran trainer Jack Durnin wishes to announce that Charley Mulhall was conclusively and decisively defeated by Kid Broad last night and on behalf of Manager J. L. Kenny will post from $50 to $500 that Broad will beat Mulhall before the club offering the best inducements any number of rounds from 6 to 20.

                                The Sacred Heart Church festival will be continued tonight. Dancing will be a feature. All kinds of refreshments will be served. Music by Boyle’s orchestra of Lansford. The public is cordially invited.

                                Looking ahead. It is not too early to plan for collecting autumn wardrobe. Order now and avoid haste at a later time. We have studied all the novelties for the coming season and can suggest styles that will interest you. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor. 

                      8-7-1915         Miss Mary Ferko, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Ferko, is confined to bed with illness, owing to an injury to her leg, which she received some years ago.

                                All kinds of Dresses, Waists and Children’s Dresses, Suits, etc., are made quickly and at low prices by Mrs. Pauline Collura, adjoining the barber shop, Second Street, Nesquehoning.

                       8-9-1915        Charley Mulhall’s letter to the sporting editor: Sir, in answer to challenge of Kid Broad in Friday night’s issue of your paper, would say that same is here by accepted. I will box Broad any number of rounds for a side bet, the amount which he can name, but for not less than $50. In addition $25 to be posted and forfeited by either man committing a foul, and winner to take entire amount offered by club giving best guarantee for the bout. Will do business any time with Mr. Kenney as manager of Broad, but will have nothing whatever to do with so called trainers. A word as to result of our bout on August 5, I will leave the fact of my being fouled to the club physician and as to whether it was deliberate or not, to the referee or newspaper men present and as to who had the better of the fight until the foul, to the spectors. Yours, the has been, Charley Mulhall.

                                Born Thursday, a son to Mr. and Mrs. James Brennan.

                                Vestees make up one of the niceties of a smart suit. We can make your suiting with all the stylish touches that characterize the best dressers. Consult our tailors. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      8-10-1915       The Sacred Heart Church festival which closed Friday evening cleared $500 to the good in spite of last week’s rainy weather.

                                The H. D. S. Sewing Circle had a basket picnic at Glen Onoko on Sunday. The following members had a part in it. Mrs. William Hall, Mrs. John Priestly, Misses Clara McGorry, Clara Watkins, Celia Gallagher, Susie McGorry and Mrs. Joseph F. Gallagher, of town and Miss Jane Hall of Lansford.

                                Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Corby and their daughter, Mrs. A. D. Thomas of Hazleton have gone to Asbury Park for ten days. Prof. Thomas, who is pursuing a special course of study at Columbia University, New York will join them next week.

                                James Minnich, of Coaldale, won the 100 yards dash at the Sacred Heart picnic and James McGeehan also of Coaldale was second. The time was 11 seconds and there were seven entries.

                                J. H. Griffith and John Hughes went to Allentown yesterday and brought home an auto delivery car with which Mr. Griffith intends to replace his team of horses.

                                The negotiations pending for some time between the United States post office department and Merchant John Hughes for the lease of his building, located between the Corby and Griffith stores on Main Street have been consummated. Postmaster McArdle has received notice that the building will be ready to receive the post office by October 1st.

                       8-16-1915      Since the state highway through town has been macadamized, autoists are making a speedway of it. An example should be made of one of them ere it is too late.

                                Today was the biggest payday here in many months. All the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company employees worked full time during the period for which today’s wages were due with the result that all received fat envelopes.

                                The funeral of Michael Cadden was held at 9:30 a.m. today with a requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Rev. P. H. Hayden, Mauch Chunk, being the celebrant. It was largely attended, many friends from distant points and neighboring towns being present. Owen Dermott, summit Hill, George and James McGorry, Phillip Bonner, Thomas McCaffrey of town, John D. Breslin, of Mauch Chunk were the pall bearers.

                                The changes to be noted in the Fall styles are worth while. They stand out with fit and trimness. Let us acquaint you with these novelties in a suit made to your measure. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      8-19-1915       State Highway Superintendent Thomas Floyd, of town, has transferred his force of men to the Broad Mountain road and is assisting Foreman Frank Curran in putting that road in first class condition. They are practically giving the road another topcoat of macadam.

                                Helen and Laura Bamford, the Daily News carriers in town have been having their vacation. Helen, accompanied by Eva Ulshafer, was visiting four weeks in Scranton and during her absence Laura served both routes. This week Laura and Margaret Bond are at Nurembery and will likely stay next week. Helen is serving both routes.

                                The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company pay car distributed over $55,000 at its semi-monthly pay on Tuesday. It was the biggest pay here in two years. Everybody feels hopeful it will continue big, the remainder of the year.

                                The new driveway built by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company from Nesquehoning to Lansford is popular. It takes the automobilist from here over No. 6 hill, through No. 5 trolley junction, into the heart of Lansford in 15 minutes. The repairs to the road from here to Summit Hill, made by the State Highway Department are finished. It is an improvement, but the road is far from being a boulevard.

                      8-20-1915       Mrs. David Reese, wife of former tax collector, Reese, was 66 years of age on Wednesday.

                                Byron Bond, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bond, underwent an operation for appendicitis in the Hazleton Hospital on Tuesday. He is doing finely. His mother and Mrs. Samuel Houser spent Wednesday and Thursday at the hospital.

                                Mrs. William Ratcliffe, of town, has entered the Palmerton Hospital for treatment.

                                Mrs. John Lewis, of town, visited her husband on Tuesday, who is under treatment for appendicitis in the Hazleton Hospital.

                                James Watkins, of Main Street, who had a leg dislocated at the knee, several weeks ago, is getting along fairly well at the Coal Dale Hospital and will likely be home today.

                                Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Seibert, of Philadelphia, spent the past week with the latter’s father, August Bechtel, Coal Street.

                                Miss Marcella Kenney is keeping very ill at her home on East Catawissa Street.

                                The various First Aid Corps of the local collieries are diligently rehearsing for the annual outing at Lakeside on August 28, when they will compete for the trophy offered by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company for the most efficient corps. No.1 breaker corps won the silver loving cup last year.

                                W. R. Bechtel, Allie Reese, Morris Grainger and Mr. Siefert autoed to Hauto on Thursday. They report rapid progress on the erection of the new boat house.

                                Our fans having no base ball team to root for were in a bad way and in danger of bursting with all their pentup enthusiasm. But they are getting some of this out of their systems now “whooping it up” for Jimmie Cadden to make good with the Binghamton club, which he joins next week.

                                An exciting runaway occurred on Thursday afternoon, when Laundryman Sharp’s horse made a mad dash through town, which ended abruptly on Coal Street, when the animal and wagon turned topsy-turvy. Bernard Hines, who boarded the flying vehicle and tried to stop the flight of the horse, was still exerting his best efforts when the wagon overturned, but fortunately escaped injury.

                                Next Monday will be Button Day at the local collieries and indications point to an unprecedented membership in Local Union 1704, being proud honor to National President John P. White while on his visit here next week.

                                Edward L. Mulligan, the progressive young merchant of town is a Democratic aspirant for the nomination of Justice of the Peace.

                                Very favorable weather conditions greeted the Glee Clubs concert on Wednesday evening at W. R. Branches and this crack musical organization seemed in strict attune with smiling nature and rendered exquisite selections that thrilled the large audience gathered to hear them.

                                Edward Mulligan, who was injured several weeks ago in the mines is recovering favorably.                             

                                The ownership of an automobile invariably marks a person as one who is rich in the possession of the where withal to afford this means of enjoyment, but according to the senseless speeding of Catawissa Street, there is, apparently, an unusually large number of mental paupers at many steering wheel. To the credit of local automobilists, it must be admitted that the speed fiends are mostly from out of town. 

                                Clarence McGorry sustained painful injury to his arm while at work at the breaker on Wednesday. He slipped and fell against a chute, the sharp edge of which inflicted a deep and ugly gash.

                                A mission will be conducted in the Sacred Heart Church next month.

                                Mrs. Henry Pauff and children take this method of returning grateful thanks for the courtesies they received during Mr. Pauffs long illness and also to the choir for its services at his funeral.

                      8-20-1915       Thomas Brothers. The Thomas Brothers, of Nesquehoning, who conduct a general contracting business have a collection of valuable work to their credit. Although established but six years, buildings of their construction serve public needs in different towns of the County. At present the laboring force is engaged in the erection of the building for the First National Bank of Nesquehoning. Of brick construction the edifice is going up steadily and shows form to promise a substantial artistic structure with cashiers residence on the upper stories. As examples of their brick construction may be named, The Newberry Store building of Lansford, the Bloomingdale public school building, Rinkers photograph gallery of East Mauch Chunk, the home of the Nesquehoning Hose Co. No.1, and the store building of John Hughes. The First Baptist Church of Nesquehoning figures as one of the firms first successes in frame construction. A number of houses including some for the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company indicate their part in the development of Nesquehoning. At Colliery No. 10 they have set up a row of twenty houses for the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company and in Lansford several foremen’s homes. Palmerton is also the scene of work. The employment lists frequently total forty, while work is promoted by use of teams and sufficient stock of mechanical devices. As wholesalers in bricks, cement, timber and general building supplies they fill the needs of purchasers. Reasonable bids are given on materials. George M. Thomas, the senior member, is a director of the First National Bank of Nesquehoning and a worker for the growth of the town and its marked development of municipal pride. The brother, Barnet T. Thomas, serves as President of the Nesquehoning Savings and Loan Association. He is an energetic woodsman and popular among sportsmen. Nesquehoning owes a creditable share of its structural improvement to the rising firm.

                      8-20-1915       John Penberth gave a fine ground hog dinner to a number of his friends. Two large tasty, juicy ground hogs were presented to him by his son Richard who is employed by the C. R. R. of N. J. at Leslie Run as a telegragher. The hogs were prepared by Mr. Kuebler, with whom Richard boards. Lots of hunters think they know how to prepare ground hogs, but Mr. Kuebler is an artist at the business. Ted Hines assisted in getting them ready for the oven.

                                We hereby express our appreciation of the kindness and services rendered by friends and neighbors and the mixed choir on the occasion of the death and burial of our beloved husband and father. Mrs. Henry Pauff and family.

                                Much interest in dress this Autumn. The knobby new things in suitings are exciting all. If you haven’t been satisfied with suits of past seasons, make up your mind to have one this Fall that pleases you completely in fit and material. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant. Tailor.

                      8-21-1915       Nesquehoning Road Will Be Closed Tomorrow. The Nesquehoning – Mauch Chunk road which is receiving a coat of crushed stone will be closed to all traffic from 6 a.m. Sunday to noon Monday unless it should rain. The road will be swept tomorrow, after which a tar preparation will be spread and the screenings rolled in before vehicles will be allowed to pass.

                                Bearing with it the hearty good wishes of thousands of voters from every county through which it has passed in its history making tour of the State, the Woman’s Liberty Bell will arrive in town August 26 at 10:30. The bell, which is being transported on a huge motor truck, will be met at the county line by a delegation of Carbon Suffragists, who will act as a guard of honor to it while it is in this county.

                                There is no change in the condition of Mrs. Michael Smith. She is still very ill.

                                Martin Milford who was a patient at Palmerton hospital for six weeks returned home on Tuesday, much improved in health.

                                All members of L. A. A. O. H. Division 3 are requested to meet at their meeting rooms this evening at 7:30 to make arrangements to attend Sister Marcella Kenney’s funeral. By order of President.

                                The many friends of Marcella Kenney were shocked to hear of her death last evening, some not knowing of her illness. She took sick last Sunday and her folks and the attending physician did not think it serious. The unexpected change came at four o’clock and she died at 4:45. She was a very popular and estimable girl and leaves a host of friends to mourn her untimely death. She is survived by her mother, three sisters and four brothers, Mrs. Michael P. Mulligan, Misses Kate and Ella at home, Patrick of Elizabeth, N. J, Joe, Charles and John of Nesquehoning. Her bereaved ones have the sympathy of all who knew her and they are prostrated over her sudden and unexpected death. She was a member of the B. V. Sodlity and L. A. A. O. H. and an active and devout member of the Sacred Heart Church. Funeral Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. with requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart.

                                Much interest in dress this Autumn. The knobby new things in suitings are exciting all. If you haven’t been satisfied with suits of past seasons, make up your mind to have one this Fall that pleases you completely in fit and material. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant. Tailor.

                      8-24-1915       The funeral of Miss Marcella Kenny was held at 9 a.m. today with a solemn requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart. It was one of the largest funerals ever held here, many relatives and friends from near and distant points being in attendance. Rev. J. L. O’Connor was celebrant of the mass, assisted by Rev. Father Barrington, Summit Hill and Rev. P. H. Hayden, Mauch Chunk, Leo Fahey, Mauch Chunk and John York of town, two seminarians, were present in the sanctuary. Rev. O’Connor preached touchingly on the death of the deceased who possessed a beautiful character. Michael Mulligan, William Bechtel, M. P. Koomar, N. P. Dermott, Ralph Corby, Paul Faulkinstein, the latter of Philadelphia, were the pall bearers. The floral offerings were elaborate and of magnificent designs, thirteen carriers being required to bear them to the cemetery.

                                Tom Johns sustained a severe injury of the leg yesterday at No. 5 colliery. In some unknown manner a steam raming machine was started forcing a number of cars and squeezing Johns leg.

                                Time to think about Fall hats. A line of derbies, soft hats and caps that will add to the smartest suitings. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                Always new. Our assortment of ties and shirtings offer a variety that can fill fastidious desires. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                Jimmy Cadden of Nesquehoning, received word yesterday from President Farrel of the York State League that his contract had been accepted and he was now the property of the Binghamton baseball club and that he would be advised later when and where to report. He now being the property of the Binghamton team and being under pay since the acceptance of his contract it is a question if he will be allowed longer to play with the Mauch Chunk team, but to ascertain this Thomas McCaffrey, of Nesquehoning who had much to do with placing Cadden, has written to Manager Calhoun for permission to allow Jimmy to play with the M. C. A. A. while he is here.

                                Auto collision. A Cadillac and a Ford car met in headon collision of the Nesquehoning road last night at 8 o’clock and the Ford was put out of commission, while the Cadillac escaped with slight damage. The Ford car was owned and run by Louis Nuss, of Weatherly, and was occupied by P. E. Faust, of the Weatherly Herald, Poor Director Samuel West and Frank White, a jeweler. They were returning from a chicken and waffle dinner at Jonah Snyder’s, Monroe County, along with several friends in other autos. All proceeded well until the scene of the accident when Dr. N. C. Heaton and wife came along in their Cadillac car from Nesquehoning. The first Weatherly auto passed alright, but the second didn’t. Dr. Heaton ran his car far to the side of the road to give Nuss room to pass. Nuss claims he was blinded by the headlights of the doctor’s car and was further annoyed by piles of sand distributed along the road for asphalting which he tried to avoid. At any rate, his car going at a fast clip, crashed into the doctor’s auto, which by this time had almost been brought to a stop. All of the Ford occupants were precipitated violently from the car, but fortunately escaped uninjured. Mrs. Heaton, fearing the Ford car was going to crash sidewise into where she was sitting, leaped from the car and sustained a slight injury of the arm. The Ford was badly wrecked and unable to operate. The front axle of the Cadillac was bent, a spoke cut in two and two fenders damaged, but it was enabled to continue on its way, its machinery being unharmed. The occupants of the disabled car were taken home in the other cars belonging to the Weatherly party. Dr. Waaser and Dr. Kirby heard of the accident and rushed to the aid of the victims in an auto, but happily their services were unnecessary.

                                Vote for Dick Edwards of Nesquehoning.

                      8-26-1915       Elizabeth, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. William Johns, of town, died on Tuesday evening, aged 5 months and 17 days. She had been ill only four days and the distracted parents did everything in their power to save the little ones life but in vain. The mother is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Parry, of town with whom Mr. and Mrs. Johns have been living. Miss Eleanor Parry Weightman, the noted girl evangelist, who is touring the State of Maine at present, is a niece of Mrs. Johns. The funeral of the little one will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of Thomas Parry, Mill Street. The services will be conducted by Rev. C. J. Dauphin, of the First Baptist Church of which the family are devoted and faithful members. Interment will be made in the Protestant cemetery at Nesquehoning. Relatives and friends are invited to attend without further notice.

                                The following members of the Ladies Aid Society of the M. E. Church Nesquehoning enjoyed an auto ride to Central Park, Allentown, yesterday returning at 10 o’clock last night, Mrs. D. Reese, Mrs. W. Maurer, Mrs. L. Marsden, Mrs. W. Branch, Mrs. J. Steventon, Mrs. T. Meese, Mrs. A. Granger, Mrs. A. Smith, Mrs. J. Richards, Mrs. J. Harvey, Mrs. W. Thomas, Mrs. T. Ulshafer, Mrs. R. Brown, Mrs. W. Newton, Mrs. W. Bock, Mrs. W. Lamon, Mrs. G. Kishbaugh, Mrs. M. McElmoyle, Mrs. J. Dunston, Mrs. J. Phillips, Mrs. T. Fiumecel, Mrs. C. Gover, Mrs. R. Bamford, Mrs. H. Smith, Mrs. T. M. Smitham. They had a most delightful time.

                                Just received a big fall stock of shoes for the whole family. Prices from $2.50 to $5.00, Cohen’s Bargain Store.

                                Time to think about Fall hats. A line of derbies, soft hats and caps that will add to the smartest suitings. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                Always new. Our assortment of ties and shirtings offer a variety that can fill fastidious desires. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      8-27-1915       The Liberty Bell of Suffrage reached here yesterday morning a little ahead of schedule time but nevertheless quite a number of people were present to see it and hear speeches pertaining to suffrage. In spite of the large number of children present the crowd was most orderly and respectful during the speech making. The bell was stationed right opposite the Methodist Church and it seems a curious coincidence when one thinks that directly opposite where the Woman’s Liberty Bell stood, should be the old cracked bell of the Methodist Church, set bottom side up in the beautiful lawn, with earth placed in it and full at present of the most beautiful flowers and foliage. Remember that was a woman’s idea, too. Our own genial Squire W. R. Watkins introduced the speakers. After Mrs. Katharine Ruschenberger, donor of the bell and truck to the cause of suffrage, finished speaking, she was presented with two huge bouquets of golden glow flowers by Miss Eileen Cadden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cadden and Miss Frances Comley, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. R. H. Comley. The two little girls were thanked profusely and were considered by the speakers in the light of really truly, future voters. At the request for a speech by Miss MacAlarney, who is a veritable Mother Jones, she jumped to her feet and started to speak and it was a grand treat to all present. She brought in a few humorous stories in to illustrate her talk better. The argument which pleased the women of town most was the one concerning the woman who didn’t want to vote because her maternal ancestors got along without it, but the same woman had all the modern conveniences in her home but her mother and grandmother got along very well with out those same things. Those in the party were Mrs. Katharine Ruschenberger, Miss Leonore Craft, of Uniontown, Miss Elizabeth McShane, and the chauffeur Oliver Hall, who all occupied the auto containing the bell. In the second auto were Miss Rose D. Weston of the North American and she was delighted with the appearance of our little mining town. Miss Eva Potter, Brooklyn and the indomitable Miss McAlarney and the Chauffeur. Mrs. W. R. Butler, East Mauch Chunk after arranging some details of the trip to Weatherly joined the party in the second auto in their trip for the day. The bell has created a favorable impression here and let us hope the men of Nesquehoning will do all they can to enfranchise the women of Pennsylvania at the polls next November.

                      8-28-1915       The funeral of Elizabeth, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Johns was held yesterday afternoon and was largely attended. An augmented choir under direction of Roy Ronemus sang to selections at the house and one at the grave. Mrs. John Watkins sang “Angels Bright and Fair” at the house. Rev. C. J. Dauphin, of the Baptist Church preached an excellent sermon full of pathos and sympathy. Out of town people who attended were Mrs. Saricks, sons Thomas and Ronald and Daughter Eleanor, of Harrisburg, Mrs. George Weightman and daughter Rhoda, upper Lehigh; Richard Thomas, Hauto; William Parry, Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. Hill, Mrs. M. O. Morgan and Benjamin Cross and family, of Lansford; Mrs. John Depuy and daughter Marion, of Lansford; Mrs. George Reabold and daughter Grace, of Weissport. Many floral tributes were received.

                                Mr. and Mrs. William Johns and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Parry take this means of thanking the good neighbors and friends who assisted them so kindly in their recent bereavement, the death of Baby Elizabeth Johns.

                                Just received a big fall stock of W. L. Douglas Shoes for the whole family. Prices from $2.50 to $5.00. Cohen’s Bargain Store, Nesquehoning, Pa.

                                Be Satisfied. A snappy made to order overcoat will mean a garment you will be proud to wear. No end of material selection. We offer the make that “fells just right.” Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                The Central Railroad of New Jersey station was robbed between 1 and 2 a.m. today. Entrance was forced through a front bay window, which was broken. Several mileage books were taken and express packages rifled. There is no clue except that at that hour three men were noticed in the vicinity of the station. The noise made by them led to the impression they were several intoxicated foreigners.

                                Charlie Mulhall made the statement on Wednesday night at Manila Grove that he had a hard time trying to get a match with Chip and that if he did secure one he did not want any money if he did not beat the Tamaqua boy. Chip says that the only way Mulhall can get a match with him is by fighting for a side bet of several hundred dollars as by fighting for the receipts, there would not be much money in it as Mulhall’s days for drawing big houses are over.

                      9-1-1915         Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Charles, a daughter.

                                Albert Washburn, who has been very ill for some weeks is improving.

                                John McGeehan and James Shellhammer, Nesquehoning babies, were the only patients admitted to the Coaldale Hospital yesterday. They are in the surgical ward.

                                The carnival for the benefit of the Nesquehoning Hose Co. opens tonight. It will be a treat for old and young. Dancing and good music will be a feature. The hose company will appreciate your patronage and hopes to see everybody present. The proceeds are for a most worthy cause and by contributing to it will be assisting in the movement for a better and more efficient fire department.

                                Just received a big fall stock of W. L. Douglas Shoes for the whole family. Prices from $2.50 to $5.00. Cohen’s Bargain Store, Nesquehoning, Pa.

                       9-7-1915        The Baptists will hold a sour kraut supper the last pay in October.

                                George Morgan will enter Bucknell College this month to take a course in civil engineering. Mrs. Morgan will reside in Lansford.

                                Albert Jenkins will enter the Medico Chi Hospital, Philadelphia, to study dentistry.

                                Joe Harrison wishes to announce that owing to incomplete returns his prize pony, which was to be awarded last night, will positively go tonight.

                               Mr. and Mrs. Dick Edwards motored to Gettysburg yesterday, but on the return trip lost their bearings nearing Reading and taking a wrong road didn’t reach home until an early hour this morning.

                       9-11-1915      James Kanouse, employed as a poler on a motor in the Tunnel was severely burned on Tuesday be gas ignited by sparks from the trolley wire. One hand, both ears and his nose are the parts most affected.

                                Infant children of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Malinko, and Mr. and Mrs. John Ryak were buried in St. Mary’s Slovak cemetery on Wednesday afternoon. Undertaker Joseph F. Gallagher had charge of both funerals.

                                It is said that the Fire Company realized about $500 on its recent carnival. This is an affair that should return at least $1500 annually, as it is for a good cause and should be better patronized by our town people.

                                Two of our most prominent young townsmen have announced their intentions of pursuing professional studies, George Morgan to take a course in civil engineering at Bucknell and Albert Jenkins will study dentistry at Medico Chi Hospital, Philadelphia.

                                William Marsden, our popular young jeweler and Miss Miriam Lutz an accomplished young lady of Lehighton, slipped away to Reading on August 26th and were married. After an ideal honeymoon the young couple returned to town and are at present residing with the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marsden.

                                Irene, daughter of Charles Bechtel, is ill with diphtheria.

                                No more misfits. Too many dressers handicap the appearance of a well fitting suit with an ill proportioned overcoat. Make no mistake this Fall. Let our tailors build an outer garment that will grace your suiting and add distinctly to your wardrobe. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      9-13-1915       The next social event of importance will be the grand dance to be given by the Ladies Auxiliary to the A. O. H. Wednesday evening. Good music will be a feature. The public is invited and judging from the interest manifested the ladies will be honored by a banner attendance.

                                Howard Smitham left today for Perkiomen Seminary to take a course in draftsmanship. His many friends wish him success in his endeavors.

                                Paul Tomecek, of Nesquehoning, was united in marriage with Annie Truab, of 440 North Seventh Street. The wedding took place on Sunday morning in the St. Andrew’s Reformed Church, immediately after the regular morning service. The ring ceremony of the Reformed Church was used, Rev. Robert M. Kern performed the ceremony. The following persons were present: John Skandaday, Mrs. G. Traub, Mr. and Mrs. John Simmers, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Seibert, Mrs. Albert Alexanders, Bessie Hillegass, George Tomecek, George Traub, Mrs. Leacodia Moose and son, Frank; Emily Steckel and Ella Yonger. The couple will live at Nesquehoning.

                                Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Marsden enjoyed an automobile trip to Stroudsburg and Delaware Water Gap.

                      9-14-1915       Born to Mr. and Mrs. Philip Bonner a daughter.

                                The Hose Co. tested the fire plugs Saturday night and found them o.k.

                                Frank York left yesterday for Dickinson Law School to resume his studies.

                                Michael J. Carlin moved his family and household effects to Allentown yesterday.

                                Rev. Stoviskies’s family moved into Skankdy’s new house while their home is undergoing remodeling.

                                The dance Wednesday evening in Ferkos Hall will be the first of the season. The L. A. A. O. H. will sell cake and ice cream. Everybody is invited to attend.

                                Arline Bechtel is much improved. She had a slight attack of diphtheria.

                                Gertrude Haller was operated on for appendicitis in Ashland Hospital on Saturday. Her many friends hope for her speedy recovery.

                                What it means. Proper shirting’s, collars and ties are an all important side of natty dressing. We make this a study. Do not fail to see our special offering for the Autumn months. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                Dick Edwards a popular candidate. Among the seven candidates on the Republican ticket for the nomination of County Treasurer none is more deserving or worthy of consideration at the polls at the Primaries on Sept. 21 than Dick Edwards, of Nesquehoning, formerly of Lansford. Dick, as he is familiarly known to his host of friends, was born and raised in Lansford, being a son of Joseph Edwards, one of the oldest and best known residents of that town, is a clean cut gentleman fellow whose popularity throughout the county is a large factor of his being a candidate. His acquaintanceship in the Mauch Chunks is extensive, owing to his doing business for many years with the county seat merchants, who always found his integrity unquestionable. Dick needs no introduction to the sporting people in this part of the State, as he had been one of the best sprinters in this section. While he was doing his running he was offered large purses to fake to different races, but thought too much of his friends to do them. He was a telegraph operator at Lansford and Catasauqua for the Jersey Central and is a nephew of the well known and most highly respected Tom Davis, station agent for the Jersey Central at Lansford for the past 30 years. Dick was the first messenger boy at Lansford station starting at a salary of $5.00 a month and was the youngest operator in the State of Pennsylvania at the age of 12 years and has advanced to the responsible position of manager of the J. C. Bright store at Nesquehoning. Having enjoyed an unblemished business, social and sporting career he is content to leave the question at issue in the hands of the Republican voters of Carbon County and asks them to kindly consider him at the polls on Sept. 21 and vote for him for County Treasurer.

                      9-15-1915       Dick Edwards, of Nesquehoning, is the big noise of the present campaign. He is showing the old and the new candidates the modern way of reaching the public pulse. He believes in advertising. Countless campaign cards announce his candidacy. Big flaming sheets also proclaim the fact. Automobiles carry his life size photo. His candidacy is on a metropolitan order, but Dick’s next and greatest card is the engagement of a band in each town of this county from now until the battle of the primaries open next Tuesday. Every town in which there is a band he will engage it and in his big auto truck will make a tour of that town. Therefore there will be music in the air for the next few nights and if Dick don’t win it wont be because he didn’t make a noise.

                                2 day special Thursday and Friday. Specializing Keystone Suits, all wool, in blue serges, fancy blues and cashmeres, newest designs and latest makes at $8, $10 and $12. Their original and regular values were $12, $15 and $18. The new shapes in Stetson hats, smartest designs in League brand shirts and the famous Dartmouth Sovereign quality shoes. Come and be convinced. Store will be closed Saturday because of Holiday, to open at 6 p.m. Keystone Clothing Co., J. H. Lightstone, Manager.

                                What it means. Proper shirtings, collars and ties are an all important side of natty dressing. We make this a study. Do not fail to see our special offering for the Autumn months. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      9-16-1915       Alonzo Corby has purchased a Chalmers master six auto.

                                Diphtheria is spreading to such an alarming extent at New Town, that the health officer may be compelled to quarantine the place.

                                An important consideration. Right selection of underwear holds bearing on your health and comfort. We offer an assortment to please the man who works in any conditions. Consult us about Fall and Winter supply. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      9-22-1915       Primary elections. Williams over Edwards, 868 to 638.

                                Dr. Kingsbury has purchased a new Chevrolet touring car.

                                Squire Watkins has invested in an Overland touring car and runs it like a veteran; he is busy treating his friends to rides in the new car.

                                Just received a new line of watches, jewelry, silverware and cut glass at Marsden, the Reliable Jeweler.

                                Ask the man who has tried one of our suitings. Learn whether fit, material and price are not to your liking. We respectfully solicit a trial, feeling confident that it will prove to our mutual satisfaction. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      9-23-1915       Notice to taxpayers, the rebate of 5 per cent off county, poor and borough taxes expire Tuesday, Sept. 28th. A penalty of 5 per cent will be added on all school taxes after October 1st. James S. Ronemus, Collector, Nesquehoning, Pa.

                                Just received a new line of watches, jewelry, silverware and cut glass at Marsden, the Reliable Jeweler.

                                Ask the man who has tried one of our suitings. Learn whether fit, material and price are not to your liking. We respectfully solicit a trial, feeling confident that it will prove to our mutual satisfaction. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                Murder hearing on Saturday. Andy Sheridan, of Nesquehoning, who is to be tried on the charge of murder will be given a hearing by Squire S. E. Farrow, of Beaver Meadow, on Saturday. District Attorney C. G. Setzer has taken the matter up and directed County Detective Daniel Thomas to secure all the evidence possible materially bearing on the case. State Trooper Ryan, of Hazleton, who claims to have important evidence has been subpoenaed to appear at the hearing as a witness.

                      9-24-1915       A new device for the saving of lives in the anthracite coal fields are the lung motor which are used for the same purposes as the pulmotors of the many trained rescue squads. . The lung motors are now in successful use for the resuscitation of victims of drowning, asphyxiation and electric shock, all possibilities in the complex internal economy of a modern anthracite mine. A billion tons of water are pumped out from the great sumps in the mines every year, much of the transportation below ground is now performed electrically and hundreds of thousands of dollars are spent annually in inspecting the mines in order to detect the dangerous lurking gases. Wherever the natural breathing of the victim of an accident has been arrested, the lung motors have proved invaluable. They weigh about a third as much as a pulmotor and have the advantage that they can be operated by one man.  In construction they resemble a bicycle hand pump, but there are check valves on the intake and exhausts. A mask lined with a rubber cushion that can be inflated so as to cut off all outside air when held firmly against the face, is placed over the nose of the victim, and there are instructions on the apparatus itself as to how many strokes a minute to make for victims of varying ages from childhood to maturity. The number for an adult is 18. By a mechanical device attached to the foot of the pump the lung motor can be arranged so as to give the victims nothing but air, half air and half oxygen, or all oxygen. When the latter is necessary the oxygen tank from one of the Draeger oxygen helmets with which all rescue squads are equipped can be used. There are thousands of men trained in rescue work in the anthracite mines of Pennsylvania and in case of accident a squad can be assembled almost instantly. The apparatus is kept at central points in the various collieries and is always in perfect condition and immediately available.

                      9-27-1915       Little Italy Murder. Suspect arrested at Philadelphia yesterday on request of State Police. Trailed to the home of his mother and sister at Thirtieth and Thompson Streets, Philadelphia, Charles Adams was arrested yesterday by city detectives on the request of the state police, charged with complicity in the murder of a mine superintendent and paymaster at Little Italy two years ago last December. It was at first believed that the two men were murdered by a gang, which planned to rob them, but were surprised in the crime. A bag with $3,000 was found beside the bodies, and while the state police have searched in vain for Adams, several suspects were arrested but were discharged for want of evidence. Their trial led the state police to new clues and evidence against Adams, whose motive for the murder is alleged to have been revenge and not robbery. Adams is recognized by the Philadelphia detectives as an old offender who has served ten years in Delaware prisons for highway robbery. The murder of which Adams now is accused stirred Schuylkill and Carbon counties to a high pitch of excitement and created much racial ill feeling when at first it was believed that the murder had been planned by Italian mine laborers. The murdered men, Supt. George Zehner, of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company and Samuel Watkins, his secretary and paymaster, on December 14 drew $3,000 from a Lansford bank. They were on their way to pay off the laborers employed on a contract held by Zehner to strip the surface from several coal veins in “Little Italy,” near Summit Hill. The two men hired a team in Summit Hill and had driven half the distance to “Little Italy” when they were ambushed. The murderer was hidden in the bushes along the road and fired twice as the team passed. Both Zehner and Watkins were shot through the head. When the people from the aroused mining settlement went to the assistance of the two ambushed men they found the bag with $3,000 lying undisturbed beside the two bodies. It was believed at the time that the murderer or murderers had fled so hastily that they had not had time to secure the loot. But the later theory of the state police is that the murdered men were the victims of a man with a fancied grievance. A suit case filled with bloody clothing, shipped after the murder from Lansford to the railway station at Reading furnished the clue, which led to Adams arrest. Two women arrested in a raid last night in Lebanon, told of a man, changing his clothing on the night of the murder and shipping his bloody garments to Reading. The suit case was found in the railway baggage where it had remained unclaimed for nearly a year. Letters and papers, which were with the clothing, contained Adams name and address in Philadelphia. He was released on parole from the Eastern Penitentiary last October and since that time has reported every week to the warden.

                                The men’s mission conducted by Fathers Sullivan and Kelly of the Augustian order, Villa Nova, closed in a most impressive manner at 3 p.m. yesterday in the Church of the Sacred Heart. The church was packed to the limit with men and boys who renewed their baptismal vows and received the papal blessing. Each one held a lighted candle as he renewed his baptismal vow. It was a solemn and impressive scene. The women’s mission opened last night and will conclude with the Forty Hours Devotion which opens Sunday. Masses during the week will be at 4:45 and 8 a.m. Services in the evening at 7:30 o’clock.

                                A deciding point of dress is the hat. Whether you prefer derby, soft hat of cap, we can please you. The appearance of purchasers leaving our store means much to the business. It is the basis upon which we sell. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                Just received a new line of watches, jewelry, silverware and cut glass. Come in and compare our prices. Marsden, the Reliable Jeweler.

                                Notice to taxpayers, the rebate of 5 per cent off county, poor and borough taxes expire Tuesday, Sept. 28th. A penalty of 5 per cent will be added on all school taxes after October 1st. James S. Ronemus, Collector, Nesquehoning, Pa.

                                Sheridan held for court. At hearing held Saturday, Squire Farrow, of Beaver Meadow, Andrew Sheridan, of Nesquehoning, was given a hearing by Squire S. E. Farrow, of Beaver Meadow, on Saturday at 2 p.m. on the charge of the murder of Mike Sinkebic. District Attorney C. G. Setzer was the prosecutor in the case. Sheridan was represented by Attorney F. P. Sharkey. Sheridan was held for court although the evidence was not damaging in the least and he will probably never be tried. Deputy Constable Bell testified that when he and Constable Ben Oxley arrested Sheridan that the latter said “shoot me, I guess I’ll get the electric chair.” State Trooper Ryan had no evidence worth while to offer. It was testified that Sheridan came to a saloon at Beaver Meadows day before the murder, purchased a flask of whiskey and left. That was at 4 o’clock p.m. He wasn’t seen afterwards. The victim of the murder wasn’t seen after that hour either. The murder was committed at 8:30 o’clock. Several cartridges found on the scene of the murder fitted the gun carried by Sheridan and hit the cartridges in the same place as his gun. The flask of whiskey was identified as one sold at the same saloon where Sheridan purchased the whiskey.

                      9-29-1915       The Nesquehoning post office will move into its new quarters in the Hughes building on Sunday. This will enable J. C. Bright and Co. to enlarge their store, which adjoins the post office.

                                A small matter but important. There should be taste to the selection of socks, but more than that, demand for wearing quality. Try our hosiery of various prices. The assortment of colors offers satisfaction to all. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                Nesquehoning millinery opening. Miss Hestor E. Steventon announces her Fall and Winter Millinery opening Wednesday and Thursday, Sept 29th and 30th. The public is cordially invited to attend. Prices reasonable.

                      10-2-15            The same satisfaction of a made to order suit may be felt in an overcoat made to your measure. It feels better and appears better. Our list of materials and prices offers your exact desires. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                Now that cold weather is here see H. I. Fisher and get a good Lehigh Sunshine Stove. None better.

                                Setzer not to blame. According to statements of the party who occupied William Setzer’s car when it passed Mark Davis’ Ford at Nesquehoning Thursday night, Setzer was not responsible for the wrecking of Davis’ car. Setzer’s car was occupied by James McArdle, Harry Harting, Jesse Williams, of Lansford and Chester Granger of Nesquehoning. No ladies were on it. It was a five passenger Chalmers. Both were running in the direction of Mauch Chunk. As Setzer approached Davis’ car he blew his horn for Davis to turn out of the way. Davis did so and when about 50 yards away the occupants of Setzer’s car heard a blow out and a crash if wood was being splintered. Their car was stopped and they went to the aid of Davis whose car they found turned over on its side and the right rear wheel broken caused by turning out of the way. The Ford was occupied by seven people and it is the opinion of the Setzer car occupants that the Ford being overloaded caused the rear wheel to break in turning out of the way of Setzer’s car. Setzer’s car is unmarked and the Ford was damaged on the opposite side on which Setzer’s car passed.

                      10-7-1915       A pretty wedding was solemnized in the Church of the Sacred Heart Nesquehoning, at 7:30 a.m. today, the principals being Anna M. Hughes, formerly a waitress at the New American Hotel, Mauch Chunk, and Thomas Fairley of Nesquehoning. They were married during a high nuptial mass by Rev. J. L. O’Connor, Miss Theresa McGorry and Patrick Gillespie were the attendants. A large number of friends witnessed the ceremony. A reception and feast followed at the home of the bride. The young couple left on the C. R. R. of N. J. train at 11:18 a.m. for New York and Boston where they will spend their honeymoon. The bride was the recipient of many beautiful presents. Attaches of the American Hotel were present at the wedding and presented her with pretty gifts. She was highly regarded by them as well as by the management. The bridegroom is a very popular, exemplary and highly esteemed young man.

                                Put one over. One of our carefully made to order overcoats is the garment you need. We have materials of varied designs and weights. Make your choice now, an outer garment of medium weight means a serviceable Autumn coat. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                The free night schools for mine workers are now beginning their 1915-1916 sessions and mine workers are flocking to take advantage of the courses of instruction which mean better jobs for many and greater safety for all. Students at these schools won a score of mine foremen’s certificates and over half a hundred assistant mine foremen’s certificates this spring.

                      10-8-1915       While at work at the No.1 colliery of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company at Nesquehoning yesterday morning, Joseph Luchst of town sustained a fracture of the jaw. He is in the Coaldale hospital.

                                Twins, both boys, were born to Mr. and Mrs. James Penberth, of Nesquehoning, today. One weighs 9 pounds, the other 8. Mother and babes are well. Two years ago a pair of twin daughters were born to the couple.

                                Put one over. One of our carefully made to order overcoats is the garment you need. We have materials of varied designs and weights. Make your choice now. An outer garment of medium weight means a serviceable Autumn coat. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      10-11-1915     Morgan D. Morgans has been appointed assistant mine foreman at No.5 colliery of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company.

                                The dances given by Riley, Butler and Weisley are being well attended Saturday night a large crowd was present and all were pleased with the program, the accommodations and the music by Prof. J. L. Boyle’s orchestra.

                                John Doak attended the world’s series games.

                                Sam Emanuel, choir leader of Meed’s Memorial Church is furnishing exceptionally fine music at the Sunday evening services. All music lovers should attend.

                                Winter Suitings. We are ready for you. Our stock of Winter materials is sure to offer what you want. All the latest changes of fashion are at our command, and yours. Try one of our specialties. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                Thomas Cadden died yesterday of pneumonia, aged 25 years. His death was a severe shock to the community, as but few knew of his illness and this was of only a few days duration and furthermore it was not regarded as serious. Everything possible was done for him but to no avail. He was a popular young man, esteemed by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He was a member of Mauch Chunk Aerie of Eagles and of Division No.2 Ancient Order of Hibernians, of Nesquehoning. A widow and two children survive, also his parents Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cadden, one sister Miss Kate Cadden and four brothers, John, James, Owen and Raymond Cadden.  Deceased is a brother in law of Thomas McCaffrey, proprietor of the Eagle Hotel, by whom he was employed. The funeral will be held Thursday with a requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Nesquehoning, at 9 a.m.

                      10-12-1915     No case against Andy Sheridan. But will be taken back to penitentiary to complete his sentence. The case against Andrew Sheridan, of Nesquehoning, charged with the murder of a foreigner at Beaver Meadow, was nolle prossed by the District Attorney, as the evidence wasn’t sufficient to convict him. A detainer was lodged against him by the warden of the Eastern Penitentiary and he was remended to the charge of the sheriff to be turned over later to the warden of the penitentiary. Sheridan was convicted of robbing brass from a Lehigh Valley box car in Luzerne County and was sentenced to from 3 to 15 years imprisonment in the Eastern Penitentiary. After serving three years he was paroled and having violated the parole by his conduct in carrying concealed deadly weapons and threatening to shoot an officer prompted the warden of the penitentiary to lodge a detainer against him in order to secure his return to the penitentiary for the completion of his sentence.

                      10-22-1915     Bill Strohl went hunting for ground hogs Wednesday evening and when he didn’t return at the usual hour his wife became alarmed fearing he had met with an accident. She informed a number of her neighbors and they started in pursuit of him, but happily they found him returning home with a raccoon under his arm. He trailed it to its lair and had much difficulty in reaching it, thus causing the delay on his arrival home. A few months ago Bill captured a wild cat. His friends said it was a Tom Cat, but it has since been proven to be a wild cat and Bill is to be paid a bounty fee on it.

                                One advantage of a tailor in your own town is that you may have several fittings in a suit made to your order. It is a big consideration and one that the best dressers think of a perfect fit means as much to us as to a customer. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                                I have received shipment of cut glass in the latest designs, popular prices. Marsden the reliable Jeweler.

                      10-25-1915     Miss Ethel Gover has returned from a delightful vacation spent in Philadelphia and Media. She spent some time with Rev. H. S. Noon and family. Rev. Noon was a one time pastor of Meed’s M. E. Church of town.

                                Master Bennil, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wisely returned from Hazleton hospital after a successful operation for adenoids.

                                May Owens, a young daughter of Daniel Owens of town, was bitten by a dog.

                                Improvements are being made to the Steventon property in High Street.

                                Mrs. William R. Branch had the misfortune to have an artery of the left arm severed on Thursday.

                                John S. Ronemus has had the interior of his home newly painted and papered.

                                The new post office makes a very good appearance and it is a credit to our town. New furniture has been installed; a bulletin board has been placed on the wall and also a glass case in which are placed letters held over at the post office. It is an up to date building and Mr. McArdle and his able assistant Miss Hartneady are to be congratulated for their efficiency. The old post office building has been remodeled and is being used as an annex to the Bright store. A beautiful display of furniture is shown in the annex and on the other side is a hunting display that attracts attention of both young and old and also passing trolley passengers.

                                Mrs. John Ronemus visited her son Morgan at Summit Hill. He has been seriously ill but is reported to be recovering slowly.

                                The Ladies’ Aid of Meed’s M. E. Church will hold a sauer kraut supper in the near future.

                                Hasn’t Jack improved lately? A remark often heard. Sometimes people don’t realize it is because Jack has found a tailor who can make him carry himself right and appear well proportioned. Thomas Kiggins, Merchant Tailor.

                      10-29-1915     Nesquehoning to hear a noted woman suffrage orator, Mrs. Mary Pickens Buckner. She will address the people here at 3:15 Saturday afternoon at Butcher Samuel Simmon’s porch. Every one is cordially invited.

                                Births. A son to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Watkins; a son to Mr. and Mrs. William Tonkin; a son to Mr. and Mrs. George Morgan.

                                Miss Hope Maskell was tendered a delightful birthday party by a number of her little friends on Wednesday afternoon.

                                The five dwelling block of houses erected by John Bond, Jr., in the rear of his property are rapidly nearing completion. They make a beautiful appearance to the town as they are of stucco, the first of their kind to be built in this vicinity. They are fitted with all modern conveniences and all will be tenanted as soon as completed.

                                John Bond, Jr., recently purchased a tuba, a second hand instrument, which belonged to a Southerner. Mr. Bond is a well known musician belonging to both Tamaqua and Mauch Chunk bands. The purchase of the tuba was made possible through Mr. Schultz, of Mauch Chunk. The instrument was originally valued at $125.

                      11-2-1915       The first number of the Lyceum Course which appeared in town were the Dietrics, on Saturday evening, and they made a decided hit.

                                A good sized crowd listened to a speech on suffrage by Mrs. Mary Pickens Buckner on Saturday afternoon at Samuel Simmon’s porch. Mr. and Mrs. William R. Butler who brought Mrs. Buckner to town after having been in the lower end of the county speaking on suffrage are both ardent suffragists.  Prof. W. C. Slough, head of the public schools here, welcomed Mrs. Buckner and introduced her to an intelligent body of voters who gave her marked attention during her earnest speech. Many men were visibly affected by her description of the war. She has been in England for some time. Preceding the speech a short recitation on Liberty was given by Miss Hazel Steventon and a group of high school girls sang “America.” After the lecture, suffrage literature was given out by a bevy of high school girls and a collection was taken up to which the men of town give liberally. The suffrage party departed for Lansford in a gaily-decorated auto. 

                                Members of the football team will meet opposite the Eagle Hotel this evening at 7 o’clock for practice.

                                If you want anything in the line of a stove don’t forget H. I. Fisher who handles the Lehigh Stove. For quality and price cannot be excelled.

                      11-4-1915       Thomas Richards, a well-known and highly respected citizen died at his home on Railroad Street, aged 65 years. Mr. Richards had been ailing for the past few months during which he suffered greatly. During his long illness he was given the best care by his loving wife and everything was done to alleviate his sufferings. Mr. Richards was born in Cornwall and came to America when he was 19 settling at Hazleton. He followed the occupation of miner. He came to Nesquehoning 30 years ago and has reared a large family of sons and daughters. Mr. Richards is survived by his wife Elizabeth A. and the following children: John L., Summit Hill, mine foreman at No.4; Mrs. Charles Rottet, Mrs. Andrew Mohker and Mrs. Robert Cunning, of Lansford and Howard Charles, Thomas, Ellsworth Samuel, Rhoda and Martha, all of Nesquehoning. Mr. Richards is survived by two half brothers, one living in England and the other in South Africa. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from his late residence.

                                Mrs. Thomas Edwards was tendered an agreeable birthday party on Wednesday evening at her home on Catawissa Street. It was a complete surprise to Mrs. Edwards. She is the mother of ten children, all living and nine of whom were present at the festivities. A general good time was had by all the guests who delighted in games, songs and other diversions and Mrs. Edwards thanked each one for the surprise party.

                                Suffrage Talk. Our town made an excellent showing on the suffrage question, the vote being 426 for and 77 against. Some men totally ignored the suffrage amendment but voted well on amendment No.3 which we hope will be of great benefit to them in the event of being passed. The women of Nesquehoning desire to thank those who stood so loyally by them, especially the United Mine Workers of America. The women of this town are going to ask for needed reforms to the propes authorities. Reforms which may surprise some of the “antis” who used base, deliberate les to gain votes for the (No) vote on amendment No.1. One man, especially need not think that a woman reared in the American public schools is so ignorant that she cannot tell who are the voters and who are not, especially alter pouring out registry books for the past few weeks. And that man better not talk too loud and exclaim he is not a citizen for fear the same woman with the ad of her husband will challenge his vote at the very next election. Women who studied civil government and Pennsylvania civics in the public schools in their youth are not going to be bamfoozled by a would be American citizen with old world ideas in his head. Signed: Mrs. John Watkins.

                      11-6-1915       The aged father of Rev. F. A. Reichard, of Packerton, and who is pastor of Zion’s Lutheran Church of town is in a serious condition and Rev. Reichard was therefore unable to attend to church duties here for the past week.

                                If you want anything in the line of a stove don’t forget H. I. Fisher, who handles the Lehigh Stove. For quality and price cannot be excelled.

                                Dance and promenade Concert to be given by B. V. M. Sodality of Sacred Heart Parish on Nov. 18, 1915 at Castle Hall. Music by Boyle’s orchestra.

                                Coming, “East Lynne” adapted from the well known play of the same name. Also other good features, Saturday at Newton Theater.

                                Mrs. Martin McFadden visited her mother Mrs. Anthony O’Donnell of West Hazleton who was operated upon at the State Hospital last week for abdominal trouble.

                                The Senior Class of the High School gave an interesting entertainment and social Friday evening November 5th in the auditorium. During the entertainment Prof. W. C. Slough announced that an attraction by the Elson Art Exhibit would take place Dec. 8 to 11 in the auditorium. The pictures shown will be reproductions of the world’s famous masterpieces. The originals of these copies are to be found in the art galleries and cathedrals of Europe. This certainly will be a treat to all art lovers of this and neighboring towns. The patronage of the public is solicited. Short entertainments will be given each evening of the exhibit. The proceeds from the exhibit will be used to purchase pictures for the schools. Details of this will appear later. The proceeds of the musical and social given by the senior class is to be used to buy suitable memorial for the Class of 1916 to High School, which is a custom of all departing graduating classes. Ice cream and home made candy was sold after the program was ended and each person was treated to coffee and cake by young ladies of the High School. Such entertainments are a source of great enjoyment in the winter evenings and it is earnestly hoped that there will be more of them. Program as follows of the Senior Class Musical: Selection, Glee Club; Recitation, Sara Bond; Cornet Solo, Hilda Norwood; Piano Duet, David Jenkins and Delilah Zimmerman; Vocal Solo, Alice Bond; Recitation, Hazel Steventon; Vocal Duet, Misses Ellen Griffith and Amelia Becker; Wit and Humor, Nelson Newton; Clarinet Solo, Robert Davis; Vocal Solo, Margaret Bond; Violin Duet, Harry Davis and Joseph Norwood; Recitation, Anna Hughes; Mandolin Solo, Raymond Mulligan; Recitation, Claire Reese; Address, Prof. W. C. Slough; Selection, Glee Club.

                      11-8-1915       It is reported that considerable Sunday bunting is indulged in in this vicinity.

                                Mr. and Mrs. Marsden of town, and Miss Bessie Moore, of Mauch Chunk motored to Hazleton yesterday to visit Miss Helen Steventon who was operated on for appendicitis at the State Hospital there. She is slowly recovering.

                                Local Union for Little Italy. Little Italy is to have a local union of the Untied Mine Workers. There are many stripping men employed there who do not belong to a union. A meeting was held there Friday for this purpose. Organizers Paul Petrucci and Leo Morelleu were among the speakers. Traveling auditor B. F. Davis was present and spoke to an appreciative audience of 100 or more. The meeting was conducted under the auspices of Local 1704 with President Tom Butle and Secretary J. W. Harrison in charge.

                       11-12-1915    The funeral of Joseph McHugh of Weatherly the murdered game warden was held at 10 a.m. today with a solemn high mass in St. Nicholas Church, Rev. Drobel, Rector, being the celebrant, Rev. J. L. O’Connor of Nesquehoning deacon and Rev. Hayden, Mauch Chunk sub deacon.

                      11-15-1915     Over three thousand men are on strike throughout the Panther Creek Valley.

                      11-16-1915     Miss Ida Barnhart, school teacher, spent the week end with Miss Beatrice Persine at Mount Carmel. Miss Persine is also a teacher and was a classmate of the former at Stroudsburg Normal School.

                                The gates leading to the driveway of the Methodist Church have been put in proper shape by David Ebberts, of town, and now present a fine appearance.

                                It is rumored that a Boys’ Band will soon be organized in town under the direction of Robert Davis, of the Widener School of Music. It is stated that a concert will be given in the near future, the funds derived from same to be used to finance the worthy project.

                                My Christmas stock is now complete. Early buying means the best choice. La Tusca pearl beads, $3 to $5 a string. W. E. Marsden.

                                John Kunzweiler, the efficient plumber of town, is installing steam heat in the residence of Joseph Zaengle.

                                A baby boy was welcomed in the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Williams on Saturday. Mrs. Williams was formerly Miss May Donald.

                                A pretty wedding was solemnized in the Church of the Sacred Heart at 7 a.m. today when Miss Celia McGorry, the accomplished daughter of Henry McGorry and Michael J. Mulligan, a popular and prominent young man were joined in wedlock by Rev. Father O’Connor during a high nuptial mass. They were attended by Miss Elizabeth McGorry, sister of the bride and Leo J. Mulligan brother of the bridegroom. The bride and bride’s maid were dressed alike, each being attired in African brown dresses with fur trimmings. A large number of friends witnessed the nuptial ceremony, which was followed by an elaborate wedding breakfast at the home of the bride. The bride was the recipient of innumerable wedding presents. She is a estimable young lady, esteemed and admired by countless friends. Mr. Mulligan is a young man of the highest type of character quite influential in Democratic circles and generally esteemed for his high standing. The young couple left on the Scranton flyer to spend their honeymoon at Buffalo, Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Many friends accompanied them to the station to bid them bon voyage.

                                Fall Greetings. Shirts, sweaters, Balmacans, Balmaroons, suitings, neckwear, hosiery, working clothes and accessories. All these offered at the most reasonable prices you can find in Carbon County. Ask your customer regarding wearing durability. Come and see me before going elsewhere. Keystone Clothing Co., H. Lightstone, Manager.

                                Notice! All persons are hereby notified not to trespass on the driveway of the Methodist Church. Anyone so doing or found tampering with the gates or climbing over them will be dealt with according to law. By order of Ladies Aid Society, of Meed’s M. M. E. Church Nesquehoning, Pa.

                                Nesquehoning miners will meet tomorrow morning before entering the mines and there may be something doing.

                      11-17-1915     According to S. D. Warriner, head of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, there is no shortage of labor in and around the anthracite coal mines, in fact that there are sufficient men to meet the needs of the coal companies. Plenty of skilled miners are to be had. The cry has been raised that there has been a shortage of men to do the labor work. In fact, it is not so long ago that several collieries in the Panther Valley were hampered by a scarcity of laborers, and the fear was expressed that some of the operations would have to suspend until the needs were satisfied. Men in other departments were pressed into service to relieve the temporary shortage. Since that time however, the market has been relieved and no complaint is now heard. There are many skilled men now in search of jobs in the mines.

                                One strike off – Another on. The twenty two hundred miners in the Panther Valley who have been of strike returned to work this morning. This strike having been settled, another one was declared at Nesquehoning this morning, the result of 75 men having been suspended as a consequence of a retrenchment policy.

                      11-18-1915     John Coll opened a store in his residence and sells candy, cigars and tobacco.

                                Edward King now occupies the Hines store and will deal in green groceries.

                                The King residence is occupied by Chester Smitham

                                James McGorry will shortly locate in his new barbershop in the Shutack block.

                                The prizes at the masquerade held in the skating rink Wednesday evening were awarded to Annie Smothers and Maria Smith.

                                My Christmas stock is now complete. Early buying means the best choice. La Tusca pearl beads, $3 to $5 a string W. E. Marsden.

                                Notice! All persons are hereby notified not to trespass on the driveway of the Methodist Church. Anyone so doing or found tampering with the gates or climbing over them will be dealt with according to law. By order of Ladies Aid Society, of Meed’s M. M. E. Church Nesquehoning, Pa.

                                Lansford and Nesquehoning football teams are to contest for a purse of $300 per side at Lansford Park on Thanksgiving Day Nov. 25. Fred Jenkins, proprietor of the Armbruster House will assist in getting Nesquehoning team in shape for the fray. He was formerly of Villa Nova team where he made a reputation for himself. If possible he may also play in the game. This will be a battle worth canceling all kinds of engagements to see. It will be for gore. Tom McCaffrey will manage Nesquehoning, Dr. Neumiller for Lansford.

                                Judge Barber recommends that all bars be closed on Christmas Day. I will not, at this time make an order to that effect, but some other time I may. The Court also called the attention of licenses to the practice of giving souvenirs and presents during the holidays, as a means of securing business, and said: “That will not be tolerated, and if it is shown that any holders of license have been indulging in such practice, it will be very carefully considered in passing upon their applications.”

                      11-19-1915     Work was resumed at Nesquehoning colliery today where a strike was declared on Wednesday on account of discrimination in the suspension of employees. The company refused to take up the men’s grievances until they returned to work and it was decided to do so at a big mass meeting yesterday and work was resumed today.

                                Interest in the Nesquehoning – Lansford football game at Lansford on Thanksgiving Day increases. It will be for a purse of $300 and competent impartial officials will be engaged to rule the contest. Nesquehoning has some brawny young players and they will be rounded into form by Fred Jenkins, one of the greatest players the gird iron has ever seen. Fred proposes to make a winner out of the miners knowing he has the material to do so. On the other hand Dr. Neumiller is just as confident of the ability of his team to take the scalps of the Nesquehoning warriors. Tom McCaffrey will manage Nesquehoning and it will be a case of strategy vs. strategy between these two clever managers. The public can therefore appreciate that it is going to be a game of all games. A barrel of money will be wagered on the result. Nesquehoning will have Coaldale’s quarterback in the game with Lansford Thanksgiving Day. This will mean the Coaldale sports will stake their all on Nesquehoning to win. Lehigh University and Villa Nova officials will officiate.

                      11-24-1915     The officials for the Nesquehoning – Lansford football game at Lansford Park tomorrow at 3 p.m. will arrive at Mauch Chunk via of the L.V.R.R. from Bethlehem at 1:18 p.m. tomorrow. They are to have complete control of the game and their decisions go. Here’s the way Nesquehoning will line up: Lowery and Jenkins, full backs; Downey, quarter back; Miller, left end; Dugan, left tackle; Denigan, left guard; Beck, left guard; Yorsky, center; Collins, right guard; Wolbach, right tackle; Bonner, right end; Martin, right end; Williams, left half; Buck, right half; Subs, Edwards, Hartneady, coach Jenkins, Marsden and Shigo. 

                      11-27-1915                     Charles Richards, who was injured at No.4 colliery yesterday was operated on at the Coaldale hospital this morning and he has an even chance of recovery in the estimation of the hospital doctors. He sustained a bad scalp wound and a puncture of the lung. He has regained consciousness.

                                Kate, the 2 year old daughter of John and Theresa Panko, died yesterday of diphtheria. Funeral private this afternoon.

                                A very pretty wedding was solemnized in the Trinity Reformed Church, Tamaqua, Tuesday evening at 6:30 when Miss Hazel Danner, the accomplished daughter of Contractor and Mrs. Harry J. Danner, was united in marriage to Earl Reese, a prominent business man of Nesquehoning. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. C. Thompson and was witnessed by a large number of relatives and friends of the young couple.

                                Call in and pay a small deposit and have your gifts laid away until Christmas, at Marsden’s Reliable Jewelry Store.

                                For Christmas cards call at H. I. Fisher’s. Also Christmas stationery.

                      11-30-1915     The Epworth League of Meed’s Memorial Church will give an entertainment and sociable Thursday evening for the benefit of the Ladies Aid Society. A pleasant evening assured all.

                                Miss Jennie Richards was operated on at the Hazleton Hospital on Saturday.

                                Hines Brothers have disposed of their grocery business and James has secured employment at Bethlehem. 

                                Howard Smitham, of Perkiomen Seminary, was the guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smitham for the Thanksgiving holiday. He left to resume his studies Sunday.

                                John Doak’s Bible Class of the Methodist Sunday school held a delightful banquet and entertainment in the basement of the church on Friday evening. The entertainment consisted of speeches, recitations, vocal and instrumental solos and glee selections by members of the class, after which they all repaired to the tables where a sumptuous feast awaited them. The menu consisted of turkey, cranberry sauce, white and sweet potatoes, corn and peas, celery, pickles, olives, assorted cakes, pies, candies, nuts and ice cream. The following ladies assisted in preparing and serving the feast, Mrs. Thomas Smitham Jr., Mrs. Richard Brown, Mrs. August Smith, Mrs. William Thomas, Mrs. George Kishbaugh and Mrs. John Doak.

                                The condition of Charles Richards was reported as most favorable at the Coaldale Hospital today. It is reported that the man who was sent to warn Richards that a shot was to be fired by the miner adjoining him is missing. It was this shot that caused the accident.

                                William Lewis, of Hauto, who also lived here for a short time, was injured at the shaft on Friday evening and removed to his home in the ambulance.

                                Arguing that with only one eye he would be able to see only half of the enemy’s forces at once and thus would be only half as scared as a marine with two eyes. Bernard T. Walters, of Nesquehoning, says he may petition Congress for the enactment of legislation that will permit a man with only one eye to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. He lost his left eye some time ago, but insists that his remaining eye is strong and far seeing enough to do the work of two. “I wish I could think so,” said Sergeant Frank Stubbe, in charge of the recruiting station at Wilkes Barre, “but since something has run afoul of your port side running light, it would take you twice as long to see your duty as it would an ordinary marine.”

                                St. Joseph’s A. A. of East Mauch Chunk will play the Emerald A. A. here at the High School auditorium Thursday evening, Dec. 2. This will be a game worth seeing. Don’t miss it. Admission ladies 10 cents, gents 15 cents.

                                Castle Hall Dance Wednesday evening, Dec. 1, Prize plain waltz $5. Williams’ orchestra of Lansford. Riley, Butler and Weisley.

                      12-1-1915       If the plans of the State Highway department are carried out Nesquehoning will have a permanent quarry. It is the intention of the highway department to use the stone from this quarry for the roads of this and adjoining counties to be shipped via of the C. R. R. of J. J., which will run a spur from its Nesquehoning branch to the quarry at the foot of the Broad Mountain. The stone from this quarry is said to be the best in the state.

                                Miss Celia Gallagher is recovering from an attack of pneumonia.

                                Dick Brighton has accepted a position as detective for the Bethlehem Steel Co.

                                Coming Thursday. “Life’s Shop Window” adapted from the famous novel and play. A story everybody should know, a $200,000 production. Newton Theatre.

                                St. Joseph’s A. A. of East Mauch Chunk will play the Emerald A. A. here at the High School auditorium Thursday evening, Dec. 2. This will be a game worth seeing. Don’t miss it. Admission ladies 10 cents, gents 15 cents.

                                Castle Hall Dance Wednesday evening, Dec. 1, Prize plain waltz $5. Williams’ orchestra of Lansford. Riley, Butler and Weisley.

                                “One Performance” A Broadway Star Feature and Charlie Chaplin in “The Laughing Gas” also other good features Wednesday night, Dec. 1 at Newton Theater.

                                Please Take Notice! I have started Tailoring for myself with Joe Cohen, the Clothier and Gent’s Furnisher. Customers and friends support will be highly appreciated. Richard Fallgren, formerly cutter for Thomas Kiggins.

                      12-4-1915       A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Dilliams on Wednesday, Dec. 1. A son is also a recent arrival at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Davis.

                                Services of the Meed’s Memorial M. E. Church for Sunday, Dec. 5th are as follows: 9 o’clock old fashioned love feast; 10:30 communion service and reception of members; Sunday school at 2 o’clock; Evening service at 6:45, address by H DeY. Lentz, of Mauch Chunk, on organized Bible Class work. All adult Bible Classes are cordially invited to be present.

                                Please Take Notice! I have started Tailoring for myself with Joe Cohen, the Clothier and Gent’s Furnisher. Customers and friends support will be highly appreciated. Richard Fallgren, formerly cutter for Thomas Kiggins.

                                The new Zion Lutheran Church, of which Rev. F. E. Richard, of Packerton, is pastor, is to be dedicated tomorrow. It is a handsome edifice and a monument to the zeal and devotion of the loyal little flock, which built it. Thomas Bros., contractors, were the builders. A feature of the dedication will be special singing by a large choir. The following is the program: Sunday-Morning service at 10:15 o’clock; address by Rev. J. C. Kunzman, D. D., Supt. Home Missions of Philadelphia. Afternoon 3 o’clock, Layman’s meeting with addresses by Rev. C. K. Fegley of Reading; Rev. W. M. Rehrig of Mauch Chunk and visiting pastors. Evening 7 o’clock, address by C. L. Fry of Philadelphia. Monday, address by Rev. Paul Kunzman of Lansford and singing by Lansford choir. Tuesday evening, address by Rev. Rehrig, Mauch Chunk and singing by Mauch Chunk choir. Wednesday evening, address by Rev. W. H. C. Lauer of Summit Hill and singing by Summit Hill choir. Thursday evening, address by Rev. W. C. L. Lauer, East Mauch Chunk and singing by East Mauch Chunk choir.

                      12-6-1915       Yesterday occurred the dedication of Zion Lutheran church. It was the first anniversary of the corner stone laying. The day was all that could be desired for a dedication, the weather being ideal, quite a contrast as Rev. Rehrig noted to the day when the corner stone was laid, Dec. 1914.The morning services was carried out with solemn impressiveness. The congregation assembled in the basement and formed a procession from there to the entrance of the church proper. The procession was led by Rev. F. E. Reichard of Packerton and Rev. J. C. Kunzman D. D., of Philadelphia, followed by the choir members of the consistory and the members of the congregation and their friends. The choir under the able directorship of Prof. H. A. Busacker of Mauch Chunk rendered an anthem and several appropriate hymns. Rev. Kunzman delivered a touching and eloquent dedicatory sermon dwelling at length on the love we ought to bear our coworkers, neighbors and even our enemies. His remarks created a profound impression. During this service a prominent member of the congregation donated a check for $100 for the wiping out of the debt, which still hangs over the church. The church is a beautiful structure of tapestry brick and brown stone trimmings. It is situated on Douglass and Catawissa streets and makes a splendid addition to the prosperous town of Nesquehoning. The inside architecture is of Gothic design. The pulpit furniture and chairs being of oak. It is carpeted with heave brussels carpet. The heating arrangement is of the vacuum vapor type with an excellent system of ventilation. There are numerous beautiful glass memorial windows as follows: Large window directly above main entrance to church from the Ladies Aid Society; side of entrance, one window by Mr. and Mrs. Amandus Bowman; one by Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Smoyer; one by Mr. and Mrs. George Eichhoff; window by Abraham Loch in memory of wife; window by Harry Miller in memory of his father John Miller; window by Dr. Behler in memory of his daughter Naomi; window by Miss Hattie Longacre in memory of her father J. S. Longacre; window by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fumiceli in memory of daughter Evelyn; window by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brighton in memory of son John; window by Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hochmiller; window by Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Zehner; window jointly by Mr. and Mrs. Michael Winsler and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hochmiller; window by Miss Ida C. Barnhart’s Sunday school class consisting of the following boys Harry Swank, Henry Milander, Paul Ptinko, Abner Davis, John Melker, William Stahler, William Trager and William Sayre. The choir chairs are strong and comfortable, having music or book receptacles and also holders for hats or other paraphernalia.  A baptismal fount graces the chancel and a large clock is in addition on the wall directly in front of the ante-room. Two stairways lead to the basement, one from the pulpit and one from the church proper. The basement is a cozy place, consisting of one large room, and two small ones partitioned off with windows, one room being used for the infant department and the other for women’s bible class. There is also a well-equipped kitchen and a library on the same floor. An organ is used in the church services and there is also an organ in the Sunday school room. The entire building is lighted with electricity, the lamps being of a beautiful design. The building as a whole reflects great credit on the builders Thomas Bros., of Nesquehoning and the architect being M. G. Prutzman, East Mauch Chunk, and also on the little band of steady persevering workers who have toiled hard for their beautiful Lord’s house. Afternoon Service. At this service every available space was taken up, many being turned away and many remained standing during the entire service. Although not as highly impressive as the morning services, yet it was full of enthusiasm and joy, the singing being very inspiring. The principal address was given by Rev. C. K. Fegley, of Reading, who served as the field missionary at Nesquehoning and who has done wonderfully well in bringing the scattered members of this faith together and organizing them into congregations. The Nesquehoning people were very glad to have Rev. Fegley in their midst again and he congratulated them highly for the success that has crowned their efforts and also the efforts of their efficient pastor, Rev. Reichard. The anthem, “Break Forth into Joy” was sung beautifully by the choirs, Miss Ida Barnhart singing the solo effectively and joined by her sister Miss Virgie Barnhart in a harmonious duet, capably, rendered. All the hymns were also sung with vigor and enthusiasm. The second anthem, “ The Lord is King” was rendered splendidly by the choirs. Mrs. John Watkins sang a solo part and Mr. Benjamin Arthur gave a pleasing rendition of the bass solo. A spirited address was given by Rev. W. M. Rehrig, eloquent pastor of the Mauch Chunk Lutheran Church. It was brief, but forcible and to the point. Rev. Kunzman also spoke, asking that each one kindly do his share in helping this brave little congregation to be expeditiously relieved of their financial burdens. Rev. Reichard also made a few appropriate remarks at this service, tendering hearty thanks to everyone for co-operation. The ladies of the church served a delicious luncheon to visiting pastors, singers and other guests in the basement of the church. They served directly after morning service and directly after afternoon service, thereby nabling out of town people to enjoy the whole day in the new church. R. H. Nicholas of Mauch Chunk was a noted visitor at the afternoon session and he made a few pleasing remarks. Sunday school was held at the usual hour and the tots and their elders were very much pleased to have the services in the new home. Evening Service. The edifice was very well filled at the evening service, which in the absence of Rev. C. L. Fry of Philadelphia was addressed by Rev. Fegley. Lessons were read by the pastor, Rev. Reichard. The anthem “O Be Joyful” was rendered by the choirs, a pretty duet from same being sung sweetly by Miss Mae Yungblute and Miss. H. A. Busacker. The pulpit’s floral decorations were beautiful, consisting of large bouquets of carnations and ferns and many potted plants. The collections for the three services were splendid and Rev. Reichard closed the auspicious day by thanking heartily each and every one who had a share in making the dedication services a success. The services will be continued until Thursday evening, the speaker this evening being Rev. Paul Kunzman of Lansford. The Lansford choir will sing. Following were the singers of the United Choirs: Sopranos-Miss Elizabeth Williams, Miss Mabel Loch, Mrs. Stahler, Mrs. John Hochmiller, Miss Ida C. Barnhart, Miss Amelia Ronemus, Mrs. Carrie Brown, Mrs. John Watkins, Miss Mabel Stahior, Miss Margaret Milander, Miss Nattie Longacre, Orpha Simmons, Clara P. Smith, Mrs. Gladys Milford, Margaret Melker, Ethel Jenkins, Violet Lager, Mrs. Mary Emanuel, all of Nesquehoning; Ellen Yungblute, Hilda Yungblute, Mae Yungblute, Caroline Miller, Mrs. John Swartz, Elizabeth Freeman, Minnie Warncke, Mrs. Fred Tiederman, all of Mauch Chunk. Altos-Virginia Barnhart, Sadie Zimmerman, Eva Stahler, Sarah Zaengle, Mrs. Ellsworth Welsh, Mrs. J. Bradwell, Leona Eckert, Mrs. Claude Mertz, of Nesquehoning; Mrs. H. A. Busacker, Mrs. Charles Enzian, Anna Jante, Edna Hoburg of Mauch Chunk. Tenors-William Donald, John Maurer, J. W. Norwood, John Kanouse, J. Bradbury, M. Newton, A. Kishbaugh, H. Norwood, Roy Smith, S. H. Emanuel, David Jones, Olin Fisher, H. Milander, Earl Fisher, Claude Mertz, George Fisher, all of Nesquehoning; Charles Weiss, Martin Zanders and Max Fruendt, Mauch Chunk. Bassos-Albert Norwood, Roy Ronemus, David Ronemus, Benjamin Arthur, Walter Watkins, W. C. Slough, Robert Davis, Byron Bond, I. C. Eby, J. Norwood, H. W. Davis, David Jenkins, N. P. Luckenbill, John DeHaven, Nesquehoning; Raymond Roth, of Mauch Chunk. H. A. Busacker, choir leader, Mauch Chunk; organist, Miss Delilah Zimmerman, Nesquehoning.

                      12-6-1915       W. D. L. Gibson returned from a week’s visit to Philadelphia, accompanied by his daughter Mrs. F. C. Ocha, who will visit here for a time.

                                Miss Margaret Milander, of town, was awarded a silver loving cup for being the best-dressed person at a masquerade ball at Northampton on Thanksgiving Day.

                                Mathew Duke, an old time resident of town, who located many years ago in the West, is in town visiting his sisters, Mrs. Alice Riley and Mrs. Eugene McGorry, coming here from Nevada. For 21 years his where abouts were unknown, until two years ago he surprised his relatives with a long delayed visit. He will locate here permanently.

                                John Bradwell, for many years an assistant mine foreman for the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company and a lifelong employee was retired and placed on the company’s pay roll on Wednesday. After a lengthily service of almost 65 years, Mr. Bradwell’s “ship has come in” and not only is it laden with the company’s substantial reward for duty well done, but it has listed among its cargo, what is more valuable than all the coin of the realm – the sincere good wishes and heartfelt appreciation of all mine workmen who have come in contact with him in their daily routine during the many years that he spent among them.

                                Rev. Father Labella, of Little Italy is ill with diphtheria.

                      12-8-1915       The school board organized Monday night by electing Thomas Truam president and D. L. Gibson secretary. At a meeting of the school board Lillian Norwood was nominated for second substitute by Ronemus, Violet Watt by Steventon. On the first ballot Miss Norwood received the votes of Ronemus, Emanuel and Norwood, Miss Watt those of Steventon and Cox. On the second ballot Miss Norwood was unanimously elected. The art exhibition to be given in the auditorium begins this evening and continues until Saturday evening, Dec. 11. The exhibition will be open each evening from 7 o’clock until 9 o’clock. A short entertainment will be given each evening. This evening Mr. Pearsall, president of the Mauch Chunk school board will give a short talk, which will help, the people present better to understand the exhibit. Children of the fourth grade and some fifth grade children will be present and add interest by their numbers on the program. On Thursday night, Miss Crandle, of the Dimmick Memorial Library will read “Sir Galahad.” Children of the fifth and sixth grades will also speak. The Junior Glee Club will sing. On Friday night the seventh and eighth grades will give the entertainment. On Saturday night the High School will appear. On Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock the first and second grade schools, taught by Miss Ronemus and Miss Jenkins will give an entertainment. The exhibit will be open from 3 to 5 o’clock. On Friday afternoon the first and second grade schools will entertain. On Saturday afternoon the third grade schools, taught by Miss Longacre, Miss Zaengle and Miss Johns and the fourth grade taught by Miss Kenney will give the entertainment. In connection with the art exhibit there will be displayed quite a large collection of Japanese paintings.

                                Eye Strain is relieved by Sassafras Eye Lotion. Use after study, work, automobiling and the “Movies.” Sold at Campbell’s Drug Store.

                     12-9-1915        Mrs. W.R. Watkins and daughters Florence and Ella left Mauch Chunk on the Central Flyer this morning for a few days shopping in Philadelphia. Had the weather been favorable, the squire who acts as driver for Mrs. Watkins would have driven them down in her auto.

                                The J.C. Bright Store in Nesquehoning, which contains the largest frontage in Carbon County, is now beautifully decorated with holiday goods. It contains many desirable and costly gifts for Xmas. Such a window display does credit to the popular manager Dick Edwards and would compare favorably with many of the well-decorated window displays now seen on Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.

                                Eye strain is relieved by Sassafras Eye Lotion. Use after study, work, automobiling and the “Movies”. Sold at Campbell’s Drug Store.

                                THE DEVIL’S DAUGHTER. In 5 parts at NEWTON THEATER TONIGHT.

                      12-10-1915     List of liquor license applications for Nesquehoning. George A. Dobosh, Tavern. Fritz Ferko, Tavern. John Shakandy, Tavern. Michael Rindos, Jr., Tavern. Michael P. Koomar, Tavern. Martin McFadden, Wholesale. William Bechtel, Tavern. Thomas E. McCaffrey, Tavern. Alexander Zdanoewicz, Tavern. John Fabian, Tavern and Stephen Sniscak, Wholesale.

                                The new managers of Miners Rink will celebrate Saturday evening by having the best of skates and all new music. Come and hear the drummer.

                      12-15-1915     A sensation was caused here today when Charles Arner, of Weissport, defeated candidate for Recorder of Deeds on the Democratic ticket announced that he had come here to consult an attorney with reference to a letter he received from a citizen of Nesquehoning, stating he had been counted out in the election returns of that district. The letter was unsigned and was typewritten, it stated that if he contested his election that he could secure all the evidence necessary from citizens of Nesquehoning to prove his charge. Mr. Arner was considerably worked up over the charge, being loath to believe that such fraudulent work would characterize an election in this county, which always had the reputation of being clean and above aboard. He was advised by his attorney that it was a move to have him pull others people’s chestnuts out of the fire, that if they were sincere it was their duty to make affidavit and prosecution would follow. He was also advised that the limit to contest election had expired. There have been rumors for some time of this alleged crookedness at the Nesquehoning poll and Squire Watkins issued writs for a number of the people involved, but was unable to secure evidence that warranted prosecution. Similar rumors were in effect concerning the primary election at that place.  Mr. Arner was defeated by only 83 votes and the letter stated that more than that number of votes was taken from him.

                                Rev. R. H. Comley has been on the sick list.

                                The Lutheran, Baptist and Methodist Sunday schools are preparing fine programs for their Christmas entertainments.

                                The Train Wreck, A $25,000 thrill in The Juggernaut. Wednesday Night, Newton Theatre.

                      12-16-1915     At a meeting of Nesquehoning local union of the United Mine Workers last night Ben Davis and Ralph Simmons were elected delegates to the national convention of the Mine Workers to be held at Indianapolis, Indiana, next month.

                                The anthracite coal mining companies erected thirty nine emergency hospitals inside and outside the mines and twenty wash houses in 1913, according to the report of the Department of Mines for that year, the latest published. These buildings are in addition to others of their kind, and were provided in order that all workers might have the benefit of more easy access to them.  In the construction of the hospitals, concrete or brick was used to make them fireproof and all were provided with hot and cold water, either electric or steam heating, and were lighted by electricity. They were equipped with the necessary first aid appliances for emergency use and were either provided with rescue apparatus, such as Draeger oxygen helmets and pulmotors or this life saving equipment was in readiness at some central depot in each group of mines for instant dispatch should the necessity arise. The convenience and comfort of the washhouse have made them popular with the workmen, and as a result there have been constant additions to their number. The buildings are sanitary, well lighted and well heated and all have individual lockers for the men’s working clothes. There is an attendant in charge of each, and he is responsible for the cleanliness of the house and sees that a plentiful supply of clean towels and soap is always available. Additional improvements mentioned in the report were the introduction of automatic fire spray systems, the railing off of hoisting engines and other machinery, the replacing of safety posts, the substitution of concrete head houses and stables for those of wood, and changes along a score of other lines in the interest of safety first.

                                The Train Wreck, A $25,000 thrill in The Juggernaut. Wednesday Night, Newton Theatre.

                       12-20-1915    Rev. J. L. O’Connor is confined to his home with illness.

                                The banns of marriage between Miss Susan McCabe, of New York, formerly of town, and Mr. Huggins, of New York, have been published in the Church of the Sacred Heart. They will be wedded here Dec. 29.

                                Miss Marie Becker is ill with pneumonia.

                                George Kanouse, Jr., has purchased a handsome new piano.

                                Notice to Taxpayers. On and after Dec. 31, 1915 a penalty of 5 per cent will be added on all taxes unpaid at that time, James Ronemus, Tax Collector, Nesquehoning, Pa.

                                The present shortage of coal cars unless relieved at an early date will cause slack time in this valley for the next month.

                                There are now more than a dozen mess houses built of hollow terra cotta tile at the various collieries of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, and three more are in course of construction. The design of these houses, which are used as club houses by the colliery employees, has been standardized and their construction is to be extended to all of the thirty our collieries of the company. When the first mess house for the outside employees was opened at the Prospect Colliery in January 1913, it proved an immediate success. A careful study was made of the views and needs of the men who congregated there to eat their lunches, relax and talk, and the standard design was then adapted.  The new houses are 40x25 feet and 12 feet in height. There is not a stick of wood in their construction, and they are absolutely fireproof. The hollow terra cotta tile is covered with plaster inside and out, and presents a pleasing appearance. The sashes of the doors and windows are of steel, and the gable roof is of corrugated asbestos laid on metal. The houses contain a messroom with tables and benches, showers and wash basins with hot and cold water, sanitary conveniences and a locker room for the men’s working clothes. Their sides are almost entirely of glass, and they are scientifically ventilated, and heated with steam from the boiler houses, so they have plenty of light, air and heat. Each one is in charge of a caretaker who keeps it clean and in order.

                      12-21-1915     At a meeting of the County Commissioners today, John Morgans, of Nesquehoning, was appointed mercantile appraiser for the year 1916. His election was unanimous. There were twenty-five applicants, many being prominent citizens and influential party workers. The choice fell to Mr. Morgan because of his stalwart Republicanism. He is one of the vigorous and resourceful young leaders of the upper end. He has always been loyal and active in supporting the republican ticket, having many friends and a large following. He is a son of Morgan O. Morgan, a district superintendent for the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. His many friends are pleased over his appointment. All worked loyally to secure the coveted plum for him.

                                Thomas Floyd, of Nesquehoning, a state highway caretaker, has resigned. He had much difficulty in doing so, as he is a skilled road builder and the department was reluctant to part with his services.

                     12-23-1915      Thomas Floyd went to Allentown today to meet Ex-president Bill Taft who is to make the address at the dedication of the Nurses home. Bill and Tom are old friends.

                                The Nesquehoning colliery suspended today on account of a lack of empty cars. Shortly after 57 cars were delivered and work will be resumed tomorrow.

                                John T. Davis, of Nesquehoning, and Miss Ellen E. Yungblute, daughter of George Yungblute, of the Second ward, were quietly married at St. John’s Lutheran church parsonage by the pastor, Rev. W. M. Rehrig last evening at 8 o’clock. They were attended by Wm. E. Davis, brother of the groom and Miss Anna E. Janie, of the Second ward.

                                Miss Hattie Wagner, a charming young lady of Lansford, and Harry Sherman, one of Nesquehoning’s popular young men, were married in the Lutheran Church this morning at 6 o’clock by Rev. Kunzman, the pastor. They were attended by Miss Gertrude Wagner, sister of the bride, and John Neal, of Lansford. After the ceremony the bridal couple left for a honeymoon trip to Erie City, where the bride’s parents reside.

                                Tobias A. F. Brosius, of Nesquehoning, and Miss Rilla Claire Mohrcy, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mohrey, East Mauch Chunk were wedded at 2 p.m. yesterday at the Reformed parsonage on Fairview Hill, by Rev. R. J. Freeman. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mummey were the attendants. Little Miss Nora Passage, a niece of the bride, was the flower girl. It was the first wedding in Rev. Freeman’s new bungalow.

                                 Jack Morgan, mercantile appraiser, was a visitor at the County Seat today and was warmly and numerously congratulated over his appointment to that office.

                      12-28-1915     Misses Ida Barnhart and Helena Becker were Lehighton callers Monday.

                                Mr. and Mrs. Norman Jones of Lansford spent the Christmas season with Mrs. Jones’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smitham, Jr.

                                Earl Fisher spent Christmas with Cal Brosius, at Allentown.

                                Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Watkins had a family gathering at their home on Christmas day.

                                Miss Mary Branch left for Yonkers on the Hudson on Monday to be bridesmaid at the wedding of Miss Mildred McCutchen to Stanley Munn. Miss McCutecheon is a noted vocalist and has been a frequent visitor at the Branch residence.

                                Mr. and Mrs. Richard Edwards celebrated their third wedding anniversary on Tuesday and gave a dinner to their immediate relatives. Mr. Edwards presented his wife with a handsome Victrola.

                                Mrs. George Kishbaugh, nee Miss Kate Zaengle, is reported as being a little improved. Her Sunday school class of the M. E. church presented her with a handsome bouquet of cut flowers as a Christmas token.

                                Miss Eleanor Parry Weightman, the evangelist, who tours different parts of the United States, is spending the Christmas season with her grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Parry.

                                Howard Smitham, of Perkiomen, Alonzo Corby, of Lafayette, Walter Kishbaugh, of State College, are students spending the Yuletide season with their parents in town.

                      12-29-1915     Murder at Little Italy. Little Italy, famous for unsolved murders, was again the scene of a mystifying murder at 6:40 a. m. today when Salvatore Bellone, aged 30 years, was found dead near the old shaft of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company having been shot, it is presumed by a man named Philip Passaro, aged 30 years, who is missing. Salvatore was employed as a night ashman by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. Philip was employed as a night watchman by Loomis and Co., stripping contractors for the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. It was customary for Philip to pass Salvatore’s place of employment each morning and accompany him home. Both were seen returning home from work this morning. Several workmen passed them, but didn’t observe anything unusual in their conversation. A short time later they heard two shots ring out in quick succession. A moment later Salvatore was found dead near the shaft bridge. Philip was missing. George Bell, an officer for the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company was quickly upon the scene and made a thorough search of the vicinity for the alleged murderer, but was unable to locate him. He notified the state police to be on the alert for the suspect. The supposition is that jealousy was the cause of the murder. Philip secured a marriage license recently to marry an Italian girl, but she is said to have broken off the engagement. Salvatore is a married man having a wife and family in Italy, but he is supposed to have in some way incurred the enmity of Philip in the course of Philip’s courtship. The dead man was shot through the heart. Only one bullet took effect, although two shots were heard. People of Little Italy were so alarmed over the shooting that they feared to make an investigation. Undertaker Joseph Gallagher, of Nesquehoning prepared the body for burial. The funeral will be held on Friday morning. County Detective Daniel Thomas visited Little Italy in search of the accused, but without success. He learned that jealousy over a woman was the motive for the crime.



1-4-1916     Fritz Ferko was informed by Judge Barber that he had received a communication stating Ferko engaged female help behind the bar. He admonished him to abolish the custom or his license would be revoked.

1-6-1916     New act has hit the booze business. The legislators, who were instrumental in the passage of the Workmen’s Compensation act, did a double service for the workers of the State. They provided not only insurance for them in case of death, but they also unconsciously put a most damaging kink in the liquor business and gave the local option and general temperance movement a boost that was scarcely anticipated. Ever since the act went into effect the large corporations have decided that about the best way to escape the payment of any costly damages was to throw every safeguard about the workers and this they are now doing. The company has decided that every man applying for employment in the future will have to be in the best of condition physically and will have to undergo a most critical examination before he is accepted. Among many of the other rules that will be strictly observed is that the applicant must not be a consumer of alcoholic beverages of any kind. From this it will be at once observed that the sign “Boozers need not apply,” will be displayed at all of the collieries and there is going to be a general clean up. This decision may be a hardship for some but a year of it will undoubtedly prove to the coal companies that it is of untold value in more respects than one. But there are other matters just as important on which the average miner must pass a good examination before he can secure employment in the mines. While these new rules may somewhat inconvenience some of the collieries for a time, a year from now will find the mines equipped with a better class of miners and the accidents reduced very considerable. The Company yesterday issued an order to all of their outside superintendents that no more men must be engaged at the collieries unless they can show a clean bill of health, signed by the Company physician.

1-7-1916     R. H. Nicholas, of Mauch Chunk, the county superintendent of the International Men’s Bible Class of Carbon County assisted in organizing a Men’s Bible Class in the M. E. Sunday school. The officers elected are as follows: Teacher, H. I. Fisher; president, Samuel Simmons; vice president, Frederic Hooper; secretary, George S. Fisher. After the election they all repaired to the basement of the church where the wives of the members had prepared a feast of good things to eat.

1-21-1916     To mine a lump of anthracite takes about thirty five men, each with distinct duties, exclusive of the engineers and surveyors who lay out the property and drill for coal and the contractors who sink the shaft and start the tunnels. After all this is done comes the contract or company miner who drills holes in the vein and blows down the coal with explosives. Then comes the miner’s laborer who loads the coal into mine cars. In pitching veins “loaders” load the coal through chutes and send the “trips” of cars to the shafts. In order that these workers may have a constant supply of fresh air, there must be door tenders to open and shut the doors, which direct the air currents, bratticemen to build the partitions also necessary to direct the air and engineers to run the big exhaust fans at the outlets. Masons are needed for the construction around the foot of the shaft, in the pumprooms, in the main gangways, at crosscuts and in the mule stables, and lampmen to clean and repair the lamps. In gaseous mines expert “shot fires” are employed to handle the explosives. Stationary engineers are necessary for the engines of the pumps and hoists below ground, and compressed air and electric locomotive engineers and mule drivers in order to haul the coal to the shafts. Runners to take the mine cars from the face of the vein to the gangways where they are coupled to the “trips”, or trains, road cleaners, track repairmen, brakemen, stablemen, mule shoers, car oilers, and a veterinary are all necessary parts of this transportation system below ground. At the shafts there must be headmen and footmen, shaft repairmen and hoisting engineers, and for drainage there are pumpmen and water bailers for places where no pumps have been installed. There are also water-hoisting engineers for places where the water is hoisted out of the “sumps,” in great tanks. Some of the other necessary employees are rockmen rock stowers, timbermen, machinists, carpenters, and electricians whose titles indicate their activities. The siltsmen direct the currents of refuse hydraulicked back into the mines, there is plenty of repair work and odd jobs for the company laborers, corps of rescue men are constantly ready for emergencies, and the inside foreman and his assistants direct the work, and keep up a constant inspection of the of the mines. There are nearly twice as many occupations for the men above ground in the colliery yard and in the breakers who receive the coal and prepare it for market. The titles of the positions vary with the different companies but the foregoing outline of what is necessary below ground gives some idea of the internal economy of an anthracite mine.

1-22-1916     Wm. Ratcliff, our efficient blacksmith has accepted a position at Butte, Montana for which place he left Thursday.

                   Jacob Maurer and John Morgans have accepted positions at No. 6 colliery, Lansford.

                   There seems to be quite a difficulty the past few days in securing cars to operate the colliery the full day.

1-24-1916     Mrs. Patrick Barry entered the Palmerton hospital yesterday to undergo a second and final operation for an infection of the breast.

                   The foreigners of Nesquehoning had Squire W. R. Watkins and his constables on the jump all last week, charges of surety of the peace, robbery, assault and battery, were heard and disposed of promptly in order to arrange his office for a wedding to take place on Wednesday the 19th of January 1916 at exactly two o’clock so that the groom could have time to change his clothes and be at Shaft No. 1 prepared for work at 3:30. Committee of arrangements were Constable Benjamin Oxley, Deputy Constable C. H. Bell and office interpreter Stanley Lepkosky, who were also instructed to issue invitations promptly and have everything in readiness at the tap of the bell promptly at 2 o’clock. Frank Soger, the groom appeared, his face radiant with smiles, and every feature of his make up denoted anxiety. Two minutes later the beautiful and charming prospective bride Mary Komariak appeared leaning on the arm of her uncle, Frank Loubshansky who was delegated to give her away. The bride who was previously married and divorced although overly anxious was as cool and unconcerned as either of the guests. The office was artistically decorated with national colors and seasonable flowers and at precisely 2:15 o’clock the roll call of guests showed that Merchant Peter Verden had not arrived. A hurried messenger was dispatched for Peter and principals placed in proper position for ceremony. Stanley Lepkosky (interpreter) stood close to the squire, who first asked each of them if it was their desire that they be joined together in solemn wedlock to which question both replied, Sure! The quests who were numerous were then asked if they knew of any reason why they should not be joined together and there being no objection and Peter having arrived, the two constables formed an arch of American flags and stood as sentinels at each end while little Ella Wilcox Watkins, the squire’s daughter, whose lovely hair almost trails the floor appeared as flower girl. At the tap of the bell all arose and in a grave and earnest tone of voice the squire performed the ceremony. The interpreter kissed the bride and the groom beat it to work.

1-24-1916     Murder at wedding. Frank Jacobs Jugular Vein Totally Severed, Four Suspects Under Arrest. Another foul brutal murder has occurred as a bloody blot upon this county, Frank Jacobs, of Hauto being the victim. At a wedding celebration at that place last night at 9 o’clock a fracas occurred and Jacobs’ jugular vein was severed, causing his death ten minutes later. Steve Bogak, who is suspected of the crime, was arrested at Lansford by Chief of Police Cullin along with three other accomplices – John Marushack, Michael Gago and John Gidka. They are to be arraigned before Squire Gallagher of Lansford, tomorrow at 10 a. m.  They were arrested only on suspicion and there is no damaging evidence against them so far. All are foreigners. Jacobs is a married man and survived by a widow and six children. He is a brother of Joe Jacobs, a pugilist, who has boxed at Mauch Chunk, Nesquehoning and Tamaqua clubs. The four men arrested are from Passaic, N. J.  They were formerly of Hauto and went there to attend the wedding. All were more or less blood stained when arrested indicating they were in a bloody tragedy. They are held on this supposition alone. Jacobs lived only ten minutes after he was cut. Dr. Neumiller, of Lansford, was summoned, but the victim had already expired.

1-25-1916     The four Slovaks, arrested on suspicion of the murder of Frank Jacobs, of Hauto, Sunday night were given a hearing by Squire Daniel B. Gallagher, of Lansford, at 10 a.m. today and all were held without bail for court. The justice’s office was packed with spectators, the vicinity being crowded and hundreds denied admission. Joe Jacobs, son of the murdered man, testified that he saw the four men stand on the outside of the cellar as his father came out. Two were on the right side, two on the left. Steve Bajack was on the right and the boy said he saw him drop the knife. The boy picked it up and later gave it to Dr. N. C. Neumiller. The boy is aged 11 years. His mother, Mrs. Julia Jacobs, didn’t know anything about the case except that the four prisoners ran away after the crime had been committed. Bajack was speechless and nervous. John Konitz testified he was the boss of the job, that the four men in question were disorderly. He advised them to keep quiet. He was told one had a gun. He danced with this fellow and while feeling his clothed for a gun, the man turned upon him reaching for a pitcher to strike him with but was prevented by Konitz’s brother. No one saw the fatal stabbing. It was also testified that John Marushack, one of the prisoners, attempted to run away after the murder but was held until placed under arrest. Marushack readily admitted he had a pair of steel knuckles in a pocket at the fracas. When the fight was going on one of the participants went outside and tore one of the pailings from the fence. He was returning to the scene of the conflict with this, when he met Mrs. John Sabbo, who was standing in the doorway. She was hastily pushed aside and in falling fell upon her six year old daughter Mary and broke her right thigh. The girl was taken to the Coaldale hospital for treatment. Jacobs, it is said, was serving refreshments in the cellar at the home of Andrew Terko, who was married to Mary Kuntz. Hearing a disturbance upstairs, Jacobs left his post in the cellar to quell the disturbance and was stabbed. Chief of Police Cullen and Squire Gallagher are being highly commended for their promptness in taking the case in hand. So far they have acted alone and on their own initiative. The prisoners were committed to the county jail yesterday, taken to Lansford for a hearing this morning and after the hearing remanded to the county prison. Brajak is an old offender. He has served time in the county jail for assault and battery and on one occasion was shot in the leg by Ex-Chief of Police Early in trying to make his escape after being arrested for assault and battery upon his boarding mistress. John Oratz testified to having been hit on the head with a bottle, but didn’t know who threw it. Elma Bensel testified to seeing a beer bottle fly and hit a man on the head. John Bontchi testified he overheard the four prisoners say they were going to start something soon. George Konitz testified he saw one of the four prisoners attempt to plunge a knife into his brother’s heart and he struck the man with a pitcher. Undertaker Vincent DeQuinn testified to the wounds inflicted, saying any one of the three wounds would cause death.

1-27-1916     Bobby Wisley has accepted a position as brakeman of the C.R.R. of N.J. and is stopping at the Hotel Switzerland, Mauch Chunk.

                   Melvin Gaddes, a local schoolboy was admitted to the Coaldale hospital Tuesday evening for treatment to a gunshot wound of the left thigh. About three weeks ago, Gaddes was loading a 22-calibre revolver and had the barrel resting on his thigh. The revolver was discharged and the bullet went through the leg.

                   Miss Arabelle Cox, who has been staying with an uncle at Lebanon for some time returned to her home here on Monday.

                   Miss Sallie Jenkins has been on the sick list.

                   Mrs. William Johns is slowly improving from a severe attack of illness.

                   The choir of Meed’s M.E. Church tendered their organist, Miss Cora Doak and their leader Mr. S. A. Emanuel a rousing reception Wednesday evening at the home of the latter. A general good time was held by the choir, many of its members taking part in an impromptu program consisting of solos, quartettes, recitations and instrumental music. Many interesting games were played and Mr. Fisher amused every one with his humorous songs. Mrs. Emanuel served a delectable luncheon to which all did ample justice. The choir rendered a few selections after which the guests dispersed having had a most enjoyable evening. Both Miss Doak and Mr. Emanuel tender their hearty thanks to the choir for planning the pleasant surprise. A very much appreciated feature of the evening was the solos given by Mrs. Broscious who is a capable contralto soloist. The following were present at the happy affair, Misses Cora Doak, Clara Smith, Sarah Zaengle, Orpha Simmons, Amelia Ronemus, Leona Eckert, Messrs. David Jenkins, Olin Fisher and Robert Davis, Prof. W. C. Slough and sister Miss Slough. Mrs. Brosious and sister Miss Andrews, Mrs. Otto Ocker, Mrs. Richard Brown, Mrs. John Izak and daughter Helen, Mrs. Jenkin Davis, Mr. and Mrs. John Watkins, Mr. and Mrs. George Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. William Jenkins, Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Welsh, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Emanuel and children Robert and Emma.

1-28-1916     Anthracite coal operators will ask the representatives of the United Mine Workers to enter into a five-year agreement when they begin their conferences next month in New York to arrange for a new wage scale to succeed the present contract expiring March 31. The miners have asked that the new contract be for two years.

                   Joseph Cohen announces the following contributions received by him from citizens to the appeal of President Wilson for aid for the suffering Jews of Europe. Mrs. Sampsin Hancock $10.00, Joseph Cohen $5.00, Samuel Simmons $5.00, W. R. Watkins $2.00, Mrs. Samuel Bradbury $1.00, T. A. Curry $1.00, John Stakandy $1.00, William Branch $1.00, Alonzo Corby $1.00, John Kunzweiler $1.00, Michael York $1.00 and Michael Koomar $1.00.

                    Lost Boy Found. Michael Schipko, aged 6 years, with his books under his arm, left for school at Nesquehoning, at 9 a.m. yesterday, but failed to return for dinner. A search was at once made for him, but without any success. It was continued all night, but this morning word was received from Pottsville that he had reached that place. He had a box of candy and when asked where he got it replied at Corby’s. This was a clue and Corby’s at Nesquehoning were communicated with and apprised of the missing boy being at Pottsville. His father left this morning and brought him back this afternoon. The boy said he was attracted by signs on the trolley cars and boarding one was carried through to Pottsville.

1-31-1916     J. H. Lighstone has discontinued his clothing store and moved to Philadelphia.

                    George Diehl, of Lansford, has accepted a position as salesman at J. C. Bright and Co.’s store.

                    There are quite a few applicants for the position of letter carrier from the local post office to Hauto and Little Italy.

                    The L and N. E. R. R. has opened its new freight station here. Mr. Hartman is in charge.

                    Jack Coll has accepted a position as solicitor for the Singer Sewing Machine Company, Mauch Chunk, Frank Isaac, manager. He is a hustler and all wish him success.

                     Samuel Weiss Jr. of Mauch Chunk has leased a store room and dwelling from Eugene McGorry and will open an up to date ladies and children’s outfitting shop.

                     Wasil Gaba has opened a restaurant in Eugene McGorry’s new business block.

                     The Consolidated Telephone Co. is running a new eight-wire circuit between here and Mauch Chunk with a view of increasing the business between these points.

                    Mrs. George Huggins was given a variety shower by a large number of friends at the home of her mother, Mrs. McCabe. The evening was spent in song and mirth and the guests were treated to a bountiful supper. Everyone enjoyed the occasion. Mrs. Huggins left for her home in Rochester, N.Y. on Saturday.

                   George Thomas, a U. of P. student is home on a vacation.

2-4-1916       James McArdle and lady friend, Miss Helen Ruth, of South Bethlehem, were the guests of the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. William McArdle on Thursday.

                   Miss Mary Cadden is spending several months with relatives in Cleveland, Ohio.

                   Notwithstanding the cloudiness of the sky on Thursday, occasional rifts made possible excellent view of the sun’s partial eclipse for our townspeople.

                   Why not have trustees of the Coaldale State Hospital appointed from town, Mauch Chunk or Summit Hill in preference of those selected from Shenandoah and Pottsville?

                   Miss Elizabeth Williams has resigned as bookkeeper at the local J. C. Bright Co.’s store, and is succeeded by Miss Stella Lewis.

                   In the opinion of the oldest and most expert hunters hereabouts, what is designated as the handsomest gray fox ever bagged in this vicinity was shot recently after being scientifically trailed by two clever foxhounds owned by Arthur Watt and William (Curly) Jenkins. The canines in question are the real pink of perfection in running down sly old Reynard once they got the least scent of his wily old hide, and the Mauch Chunk Rod and Gun Club (and even the State authorities could very well dispense with poison deposits) and give these respective hounds free rein and be well assured of an early and complete extermination of at least one variety of game destroying animals. In justice to the local spirit of true sportsmanship the idea of depositing poison of the mountains is utterly abhorrent and is considered in the category of pot hunting.

                  A Challenge. I hereby challenge all aspiring 45 card players for a series of games for the championship of Carbon County. Mal Smuthers of Nesquehoning, preferred. Signed: Neal Gallagher, Nesquehoning, Pa.

2-7-1916     Prayer meetings for the coming week will be held at the homes of Thomas Miller and Ellsworth Welsh. They are under the supervision of H. I. Fisher and William Maurer.

                 Mrs. Norman Jones and baby, of Lansford, spent a week in town with the former’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smitham.

                Thomas Floyd is a chief inspector of the Bethlehem Steel Co.

                Edward Melker and Miss Virginia M. Barnhart were married in the new Lutheran church Saturday evening by Rev. F. E. Reichard, of Packerton. The ceremony at the church and the reception which followed at the home of the bride’s parents was attended by only the immediate relatives and a few personal friends of the contracting parties. Both young people are favorably known and have always interested themselves in the welfare of the local Lutheran church. Immediately following the church ceremony the happy couple were driven home in Charles Edwards auto to the home of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Barnhart, where they were tendered a rousing reception. A sumptuous wedding feast was served. Mr. and Mrs. Melker were recipients of many beautiful gifts. They have gone to house keeping in a newly furnished home on High Street. Their many friends wish for Mr. and Mrs. Melker a long and happy married life. Among the out of town guests present were Mrs. Sarah Ulshafer and daughter, Mrs. John Williams, of Hazleton; Charles Edwards, Lansford, and Miss Ida Barnhart, Bloomingdale, and Rev. F. E. Reichard, Packerton.

               Mrs. Patrick Barry returned yesterday from the Palmerton hospital where she underwent an operation. She is much improved.

2-11-1916     On petition of Constable Ben Oxley, Charles H. Bell and Frank Ouly were appointed deputy constables of Mauch Chunk Township by Judge Barber. Ouly succeeded Angelo Vito Bocchicchio who is no longer able to serve on account of his age.

                   A men’s mass meeting at Meed’s Memorial M. E. Church at 3:15 p.m. Sunday. All men of all creeds and of trades and of all homes are requested to be present and hear John Mitchell Bennett, who has something to tell that is of great interest to every laboring man and businessman. Come if you are interested in the welfare of your home and community.

                   Sheriff Michael Hartneady and Miss Katie Cadden, of town, and Mrs. J. W. Maloy and Mrs. Hugh Sharp of Lansford were Pottsville visitors and the latter women attended the A. O. H. initiation at the above place Sunday.

                  Mrs. Sampson Hancock, of town, is in receipt of a testimonial of thanks from the Central Jewish Relief Committee appreciating her generous contribution to the Jewish war sucerers. Mrs. Hancock is very proud of the document.

                  Mrs. Bridget Bonner has been on the sick list.

                  Rev. J. L. O’Connor quietly observed the 24 anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on Wednesday by tendering a dinner to the following priests: Rev. T. J. Larkin and Rev. P. C. Haydon, Mauch Chunk; Rev. Joseph Assman and Rev. John Ludwig, East Mauch Chunk, Rev. William Barrington, Summit Hill; Rev. Hugh Bowen, Lansford; Rev. Labella, Little Italy and Rev. Fleming, Mahanoy Plane. The happy event also signalized the recovery of Rev. O’Connor from a three weeks siege of illness.

2-19-1916     A very delightful time was had by the following ladies of town who formed a sleighing party to Beltz’s Hotel where they enjoyed a sumptuous chicken supper and had a general good time. The following composed the party and were driven in Richard Brown’s large sleigh and Herbert Treweck served as advance guard: Mesdames Benjamin Oxley, Harry Williams, Thomas Corby, Jenkin Davis, Maurico Granger, John Ronemus, Josephine Branch, Richard Brown, Misses Bertha Ronemus, Mary and Josephine, Mary Meese, Lena Buss, Clara Smith, Vida Ronemus, Viola Steventon and Lizzie Miller.

                   Mrs. Warren A. Brosius gave a delightful party in honor of her sister Miss Harriet Andrews, of Carlisle. Miss Andrews has been the guest of Mrs. Brosius for several weeks.

                   Harry Steventon, one of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Companies assistant mine foremen here is housed with a sore foot and Roy Ronemus is filling his place at present.

                  Quite a number of Nesquehoning people took in the minstrel show at Mauch Chunk last evening.

3-10-1916     Tom McCaffrey, proprietor of the Eagle Hotel, will be 35 years old tomorrow and he will observe the event by tendering a pig roast to his friends. Mac does things on the Metropolitan order and his friends can be assured of a royal time and feast. He will know no evening tomorrow. That means it will be a general affair.

                   Mrs. Ellen Butler of Nesquehoning, relict of the late James Butler, who died a year ago, died at 6 a.m. today of pneumonia of only a few days duration. Her condition had been serious for several days and all her children were summoned to her bedside. Her death is deeply regretted by her many friends. She was a lady of the highest qualities, neighborly, charitable and of a benign disposition. All who knew her respected her for her exemplary traits. The following children survive: Mrs. Joseph Casey, Tamaqua; Ella, James, Lawrence and Thomas, also two brothers Michael and William Cadden of Nesquehoning. The funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. with a requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart.

3-29-1916     Robert Measures was slightly injured in the mines on Monday, fortunately is not of a serious nature and Bob is expected to be on the job as usual in a few days.

                   Thomas McCaffrey manager of the Eagle Hotel will serve a baked Spanish mackerel lunch with creole dressing this evening. It will be prepared by Jack C. Koons of Boston, formerly chef of the White House, Washington, D. C. and the Astor House, N. Y.  It promises to be an epicurean treat of the first order and highest magnitude. What Mack does he does right and the attendants can therefore appreciate the treat that is in store for them.

3-31-1916     Jack Dolan has accepted a position at No. 6 colliery.

                   M. P. Koomar has purchased the Jane Butler property. Mr. Koomar proposes erecting a modern business block on the site and thus little by little Nesquehoning is taking on a metropolitan aspect. Let the good work continue.

                   Miners are entombed but rescued after five hours, none injured. At the No. 1 shaft of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company at Nesquehoning this morning fourteen miners were entombed for five hours, but all were rescued uninjured. The entombment was caused by a chute breaking or running away, blocking the gangway and closing in the men on the inside of it. With the well organized corps of first aid men at the colliery rescuers were rushed to the aid of the victims and after five hours hard work the gangway was cleared sufficiently to permit a passage way and in this manner the men were rescued.

                  St. Joseph’s A. A. defeated the Emeralds of Nesquehoning last night 28 to 20. Forwards were McCann and H. Davis.  Center was Newton. The guards were Hughes and A. Davis.

4-1-16     Thomas Farley was taken to the University Hospital, Philadelphia yesterday by Dr. Kingsbury for an operation for gall stones.

              Eugene McGorry has been appointed care taker of the State highway in this section to succeed Thomas Floyd who resigned. The appointment meets with general satisfaction. Mr. McGorry’s many friends being pleased with his appointment.

              Mrs. Mallory Smothers died at 5 p.m. yesterday, aged 48 years. In February she had twelve tumors removed from her throat at the Medico Chi Hospital, Philadelphia, but she failed to recover from the operation and gradually grew worse until death came. She was born in Nesquehoning and was twice married, her second husband and two daughters Josephine and Mame Daily surviving, also one sister Mrs. Mary Gallagher of Nesquehoning. Funeral Tuesday at 9 a.m. with a requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart.

               The report that Jack Dolan had accepted employment at No. 6 colliery is untrue. He will continue his present duties until he completes them and in the meantime is at the command of his patrons.

                John Marzen, of Nesquehoning, formerly of East Mauch Chunk, has been appointed temporary rural mail carrier from the Nesquehoning post office effective April 1. The result of the recent examination for this position hasn’t been announced as yet, but in all likelihood Marzen will continue if he marks are up to the standard.

4-13-1916     Chester Smitham has vacated the King residence on Catawissa Street and moved into one of Samuel Meese’s dwellings on Railroad St. Edward King who lived for a short time in one of Terrence Hines houses and also in one of the Meese dwellings is this week occupying the house vacated by Mr. Smitham.

                   Rev. R. H. Comley, pastor of the Meed’s M. E. Church, who had been returned to his charge here by the recent M. E. Conference was given a hearty reception in the basement of the above church on Wednesday evening. April 12th. The Epworth League looked after all the details of the program and were nobly assisted by the Ladies Aid who served delicious refreshments to all present at the gathering. Messrs. Jacob Edwards and William Maurer arranged the affair so as to be a complete surprise to Rev. Comley and his estimable wife. Mr. Comley affected by the sight of so many of his parishioners coming out to do him honor, spoke freely on the many pleasant relations that have existed here since he was pastor of Meed’s Church and thanked all for the co-operation they have given, especially to benevolences. Following a short address by William Maurer in which he lauded both Rev. and Mrs. Comley,,, the following program was given and each part was creditably rendered. Special mention is due Harry Davis and Joseph Norwood, violinists and Miss Elizabeth Williams and John Kanouse who gave a beautiful duet also to the Edward Miller Quartette.

4-14-1916     Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company Shuts Down Till Monday. Orders were issued yesterday afternoon that all operations of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company with the exception of the Hauto and the Greenwood washeries suspend operations last evening and remain idle until Monday morning. “Market conditions,” as given as the reason for the suspension.

                   To oil Nesquehoning road. The State Highway department made an inspection of Broad Mountain and the Nesquehoning roads today, they decided to lay another coat of oil on the Nesquehoning road April 27. This will consist of granite chips mixed with grade C oil. The Broad Mountain road will be given a similar coat.

4-15-1916     Change of venue in slander suits. Nesquehoning plaintiffs fear they would not get fair trial against Sheriff Hartneady. John Paisley and Samuel J. Meese of Nesquehoning, plaintiffs in a slander suit against Sheriff Michael Hartneady presented petitions to Judge Barber today asking for a change of venue. They allege that they could not get a fair and impartial trial on account of the positions held by Hartneady in his capacity as sheriff and sub district president of the Mine Workers, contending he has an undue influence over the minds of the inhabitants of this county, that the slanderous remarks attributed to the defendant were made by him to E. E. Ludlow, vice president of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company and to E. H. Suender, his secretary; that the agreements between the coal operators and the coalminers have expired and that labor conditions in the mining regions are in an uncertain and unsettled condition; that the issue in this case is construed by the inhabitants of this county to be a contest between the coal operators on one hand and the coal miners on the other in which contest Michael Hartneady the defendant is looked upon as representing the interests of the United Mine Workers and the plaintiffs as representing the coal operators who are obliged to establish their case by the testimony of the officials of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company which is ranked as chief among the coal operators that by reason of    this partisan view of the situation the real merits of the case are distorted and obscured and no fair and impartial trial on the merits of the case could be had by the plaintiff. Judge Barber granted a rule to show cause returnable April 24 at 10 a.m. when the arguments on the rule will be made by the attorneys in the case, James Smitham, Esq., being for the plaintiffs, Attorneys E. M. Mulhearn and J. M. Breslin for the defendant. In the meantime the defendant will file an answer and testimony will be taken.

4-15-1916     List of businesses Nesquehoning. J. C. Bright and Co., merchant. W. R. Branch, merchant. James T. Bradbury, stoves. C. J. Bechtel, merchant. William Bechtel, hotel. Angelo Bochrechio, cigars. Thomas Campbell, Drugs. J. W. Corby, baker. T. A. Curry, shoes. A. F. Corby, merchant. Mommon Ceitrano, groceries. Joseph Klinger, baker. John Coll, cigars. Joseph Cohen, clothing. Patze Chermelli, cigars. George A. Dobosh, Hotel. B. F. Davis, Cigars. Drigan and Rubayda, cigars. John Fabian, hotel. H. I. Fisher, hardware. Fritz Ferko, hotel. Frank A. Fimmecal, clothing. J. H. Griffiths, butcher. George C. Gresco, groceries. Thomas Griffith, merchant. George G. Grieco, merchant. Angelow Greico, cigars. Peter Guzley, cigars. John Hughes, merchant. Fred Jenkins, milk. M. P. Koomar, hotel. John F. Kunzweiler, stoves. Michael Kochaba, merchant. Sulvita Lamakhia, groceries. Charles Marsden, cigars. William Marsden, jeweler. A. E. Mayer, meats. M. Mulligan Est., merchant. Levi Marsden, cigars. Joseph Mancuss, cigars. Joseph Morale, cigars. Thomas McCaffrey, hotel. James McGorry, cigars. Tony Morris, cigars. J. W. Norwood, cigars. Robert Nothstein, notions. Max Pollock, jeweler. Michael Rendish, hotel. John Skakandy, hotel. John Steventon, cigars. Samuel Simmons, meats. B. W. Stevens, cigars. Edward Teaney, supplies. Peter Verdon, merchant. J. J. Watkins, merchant. Michael Matto, groceries. Gabor Wasas, cigars. Michael York, meats. Alex Zdancewick, hotel. Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, supplies.

                  Businesses in Hauto. J. C. Bright and Co., merchant. Metro Dozdak, cigars. Joseph Jubak, cigars. Andrew Stianche, groceries. William Tippett, groceries. Knauss and Benington, cigars.

4-21-1916     Howard Smitham of Perkiomen, Walter Kishbaugh of State College and George Thomas of University of Pennsylvania are home with their parents for the Eastertide.

                   The condition of William Maurer one of our esteemed citizens who suffered a slight stroke on Monday is improving nicely.

                   The cantata, “Lord of the Eastertide” was well rendered in the Methodist Church on Wednesday evening. Mrs. John Doak, Mrs. Warren Brosius, Mrs. John Watkins, Misses Sarah Zaengle and Amelia Ronemus and Messrs George Fisher, John Kanouse, Benjamin Arthur, David Jenkins and Joseph Norwood had solo and duet parts in the performance. S. A. Emanuel was the choir leader and Miss Cora Dak the organist.

                    While refuse was being burned in the yard of William Bechtel’s residence yesterday, the dress of Claire, his two year old son became ignited and he was severely, but not seriously burned. His mother was severely burned about the hands also in going to his aid and extinguishing the flames.

 4-22-1916    Claire, the three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bechtel, who was burned on Thursday as a result of a refuse fire, died at 2:45 a. m. today of the effects. He was a bright, popular and promising little tot, whose ruthless and untimely death occasions general sorrow in the community. The funeral will be held on Monday at 2 p.m.

                   Ethel Rowe, who sustained a fracture of the skull as a result of leaping from an auto yesterday, is reported in a serious condition at the Coaldale Hospital. She continues to remain in an unconscious condition. Miss Violet Oxley, who accompanied her, is seriously ill from shock.

4-24-1916     Thomas Lager is having improvements made to his double dwelling on Railroad Street.

                   Miss Mary Floyd, a trained nurse who is stationed at Brattleboro, Vermont, is sojourning among local relatives for a short time.

                   Owing to the fact that the Greek Catholic church celebrated Easter the same day as other churches this year, it was an occasion of great pomp and wide spread activity yesterday in this vicinity. The Greeks have some strange customs which are carried out on Easter Monday and the day following.

                   There is no change in the condition of Miss Ethel Rowe, who sustained a fracture of the skull as a result of leaping from an auto. She remains in an unconscious condition at the Coaldale Hospital. No hope is entertained for her recovery.

                   The funeral of Claire, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bechtel was held at 2 p.m. today.

4-26-1916     Baseball seems to be a defunct issue in this once sportive burg. Have all the sports emigrated, or what has become of them?

                   Samuel Greiff was busy several days this week making repairs to his property adjoining the Ridge Hotel.

                   Miss Elizabeth Williams is capably filling the position of stenographer in Squire C. A. Smitham’s office.

                   The funeral of Claire, the three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Bechtel, who died last Saturday morning from burns received while playing around a rubbish fire in the yard of his home, was held on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with services by Rev. J. L. O’Connor in the Church of the Sacred Heart cemetery. The obsequies were largely attended by a concourse of mourning relatives and friends who deeply and sincerely sympathize with the bereaved family in their hour of affliction. The pall bearers were Jas. Hughes, Edmund Mulligan, Thomas McGorry and Thomas Butler Jr. Through severely burned about the body and arms, demise was superinduced by severe shock owing to the extreme youth of the little fellow, who having been the pet and pride of the household, the regrettable occasion has naturally plunged the hearts of the family into immeasurable grief.

                   Card of Thanks. We hereby take this means of extending our sincere and heartfelt gratitude to all our kind relatives, neighbors and friends for their comforting sympathy and assistance tendered us during our recent bereavement. Mr. and Mrs. William Bechtel, Nesquehoning, Pa.

4-28-1916     Nesquehoning has come to the front in no uncertain way this time. She has been made illustrious by one of its natives, viz: Joseph Baker a United States secret service agent. He recently ran down the German spies who had planned to blow up a number of steam ships. Baker is one of the best in the service, being recognized as such by his superiors, but in this instance he performed his master feat and is to be rewarded by higher honors in recognition of his accomplishment.

                   Clean up and paint up. Fellow Citizens: Let us get together and make this town of ours the most healthful and most inviting in the State. To do this we must organize our forces, map out our plans and get to work. Other cities and towns throughout the United States are finding the efforts along these lines are bringing excellent results. If we would have a healthful town we must clear our attics, cellars, stables, sheds, yards, streets, alleys and vacant lots of trash, dirt, junk, garbage, rags, cans, bottles and weeds. We must empty toilets, cover manure heaps, drain barn lots, fill up mudholes and slimy, ill smelling ponds, open gutters, repair streets and burn rubbish. Then we must use soap and scrub brushes, brooms, rakes and shovels. We must throw time freely about toilets and stables. Why? Because disease germs and germ carrying insects spread typhoid and consumption when they enter our living rooms, alight on our food, or bite us while we sleep. After the dirt is gone we must repair our buildings and fix our fences and then lay on the paint. Paint everything that needs it, inside and out, for paint is the best known preservative and its brightening influence will make the dullest town in the world look spick and span.

4-29-1916     Edward R. Mulligan has discontinued his grocery business and will engage in other pursuits, having several flattering offers under consideration.

                   Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Kenney, a son.

                   Michael Hartneady, Ralph Simmons, Thomas Butler and Mike Gilida were elected delegates by Nesquehoning local union to the Tri district convention of Mine Workers to be held at Pottsville May 2. They are uninstructed.

                   Richard Byron Bond, a brief notice of whose terrible death was mentioned in last night’s issue, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bond, Jr., of town. It was a most pitiable occurrence as the young fellow was scheduled to take part in an entertainment which was to have been given last night in the auditorium and the last thing he requested his mother to prepare his apparel for it. He was a very good clarionetist and singer of no mean ability and with these attributes and a very friendly disposition he made many acquaintances. He had many misfortunes in the past few months, dating with an illness which necessitated an operation last August at the Hazleton Hospital. After his recovery which was slow he started to work at light jobs. A few weeks ago he had a finger severely injured and had just started to work about two weeks when the fatal accident occurred. He was a member of the Mead’s Methodist choir and also a member of the Epworth League of the above church. His father and brother are members of the Mauch Chunk Band. Great sorrow is manifested in the entire community at this untimely death. Byron came of a good family, his father, John Bond, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bond, Sr., aged and respected citizens of town and his mother was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Davis, of town. An uncle, Rev. Edward Bond is a popular M. E. minister stationed at Pottstown. The young man is survived by his grief stricken parents and the following sorrowing brothers and sisters. William, Russell and Howard, Alice, Margaret, Elizabeth and Freda.

                    Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ronemus, a daughter. To Mr. and Mrs. John McCann, a daughter.

5-1-1916       The miners – operators committee reached an agreement in New York Sunday morning at 2 o’clock after a long session. The miners win a 7 percent increase for all contract men, for all company day men working an eight hour day prior to April 1, for all hoisting engineers whose work requires them to continue on duty 9 hours a day, and for all company men who work more than nine hours a day, either on a daily or a monthly basis. All company day men who have been working nine hours a day and whose work is reduced to eight hours a 3 per cent wage increase. The reduction in working hours with no reduction in pay represents an increase of 12 ½ percent. Minimum machine mining rates are established as follows, the figures being subject to the 3 per cent increase: Machine miners $3.30 a day, machine runners $2.70 a day, machine helper $2.34 a day, machine runner helper $2.34 a day. The eight hour day is described as measuring the period of actual work at the working place, not counting noon hour. The time which the miner takes up in getting to the face or wherever else he works is not to be counted. This applies to drivers as well as to other workmen, the boys being obliged to have the mules at their usual working places before starting time and to stable them after the eight hours is completed. In the event of an emergency the operators are permitted to work a man overtime, paying him an hourly wage proportionate to his regular rate and established by the new contract. To speed up the work of the concilation board, a time limit of sixty days has been made during which a case must be heard and a decision rendered, although the representatives of the miners and the representative of the operators in the district can agree to an extension of time. If no decision is rendered within the time limit agreed upon the case to go to the umpire. The demand for a readjustment of powder and mine supplies was not interfered with, the agreement saying that the present prices shall be retained during the term of the contract. The demand for a readjustment of inequalities in rates, etc., is only partially conceded. The board of concilation is authorized to act upon grievance affecting day rates included on the colliery rate sheets claimed to be obsolete and can order the old rates eradicated if it finds them superseded by other rates. Both parties bind themselves not to start or support legislative movements, which would affect the terms of the contract. The agreement is to cover a period of four years. The authority of the colliery grievance committees in settling cases is limited to those which have failed of adjustment between the mine foreman and the employees involved but the grievance committee is given sole power with the mine foreman to enter rates upon the colliery rate sheets. Hoisting engineers who got the eight hour day in March, 1912 get only a three per cent increase, those who benefited when the three shifts were substituted for two will get the same rates as have prevailed. This tentative agreement is to be ratified at a convention of the tri districts of the Mine Workers at Pottsville tomorrow.

                    Jimmy Cadden left today to join the Hanover baseball team of the Blue Ridge League.

5-2-1916       Born to Mr. and Mrs. Philip Floyd a son on Sunday Miss Clara Smith is steadily improving at the Hazleton Hospital and will return to her home soon.

                    The funeral of the late Richard Byron Bond was held yesterday and was one of the largest ever held in this vicinity. Hundreds viewed the remains at the home until the cortege proceeded to the Methodist Church. A short service was held at the house by Rev. Robert. H. Comley, after which the cortege headed by the Mauch Chunk Band playing solemn funeral dirges, this followed by the Epworth League and Methodist choir, proceeded to Meed’s Methodist Church where further services were held by the pastor. Byron was a faithful and devout member of church and Sunday school and was always active in the welfare of both. The seating capacity of the church was taxed to its utmost and the outside corridor was filled with men who stood all through the service. The choir rendered three selections at the church, “Jesus, While Our Hearts are Bleeding.” “One Sweetly Solemn Thought,” and “When My Soul Reaches Home,” a hymn which the young man was particularly fond of. Rev. Comley delivered an able funeral oration in memory of the deceased and exhorted every one present to be at all times prepared for death by living upright, noble and religious lives. It was a very sad assemblage, many being overcome with emotion. After the church ceremony, the funeral train to the sad accompaniment of the band’s mournful strains wound its way to the Protestant Cemetery. The choir sang one selection at the grave after which Rev. Comley read and prayed and was followed by a most pathetic rendition by the band. It was a memorable event and a fitting tribute to such a splendid young man. The many beautiful floral tributes sent   by sorrowing relatives and friends mutely testified to the popularity and esteem in which Byron was held. They were sprays of flowers from Clark Family. William Davis and family, Methodist Church Choir, Mr. and Mrs. John Watkins, Mrs. Sarah Bond and family, Brothers and Sisters, Uncle James, Uncles George and Samuel, Benjamin Davis and family, Miss Margaret Watson, Motormen of No.2 shaft and beautiful floral designs were presented by the Mauch Chunk Band, the Tiddies, a club of which deceased was a member, the Epworth League and Epworth Bible Class, and Uncle Samuel and George, also a handsome slumber robe by the parents. The pall bearers were cousins of the deceased namely Bennet Dunstan, James Kanouse, Harold Cox, Howard Arthur, William and Harry Davis. The flower bearers were Thomas Price, Howard Becker, George B. Watson, George L. Watson, Earl Frantz, Ernest Schneider, John Edwards, Oliver Frantz, John Bond, John Morgans, Robert Marsden and Josiah Laury.

                    The family take this means of thanking each and every one most heartily for the many manifestations of kindness and respect in their most sad bereavement, the death of their beloved one. Especial thanks are tendered those who presented flowers and also to the Mauch Chunk Band. Mr. and Mrs. John Bond and Family.

                   Mrs. Kate Reese was stricken with illness on Monday night and is in quite a serious condition.

                   The Ladies Auxiliary to the A. O. H. will conduct a grand dance at Castle Hall, Thursday, May 4. The ladies of this order always have enjoyable dances and this will be no exception to the rule. Good music will be furnished and everybody is cordially invited to attend.

5-3-1916       A sequence to the new working agreement between the operators and mine workers fixing the work day at eight hours, which no doubt has not entered into the considerations of either party to the agreement, yet which is of momentous importance in the changed industrial conditions in the mining industry, is the opportunity which will be afforded to the mothers of large families dependent upon the wages of their children for support, to send their boys over fourteen years of age to the light work required of them in the coal breakers. Under the restrictions of the child labor law it has been impossible for boys under sixteen years of age, since the first of the year, to secure employment in or around our coal breakers. The law requires that boys between fourteen and sixteen shall not be employed more than fifty one hours in a week. When running full time the employers were forced to discharge all boys under sixteen. Of course, in mining districts where continuation schools are established, boys under sixteen can work but forty three hours in any week, but as this restriction will in itself defeat continuation schools in purely mining districts, because the work week under the new agreement will consist of 48 hours, there will be nothing to prevent boys of the age of fourteen hereafter from working at safe employments in or about coal breakers.

                   Mine Workers Strike. All the employees of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company went on strike this morning. Yesterday the company adopted a new rule in conformity with the new wage agreement, the inauguration of an eight-hour day to start at 7:30. The MineWorkers claim this is enforcing the new agreement before it is ratified. Secondly, if ratified they want to start to work at 7 a. m. instead of 7:30 a. m. according to the new rule. It is not believed work will be resumed before the Pottsville convention adjourns. There is much dissatisfaction with the agreement and it is threatened with rejection by the union delegates.

                   Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company’s new working schedule. The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company yesterday morning issued orders which will change the working schedule of the collieries and washeries from a nine to an eight hour day. According to this action it would seem as if the coal companies expect the miners convention at Pottsville will ratify the working condition and agreements drawn up by the sub committee of the miners and operators in New York City. The miner will now go to work a half hour later in the morning as the colliery whistles will not blow to start until 7:30. From that time the collieries will work until noon, when a half hour will be taken off for lunch. Resuming at 12:30, the collieries will work until four o’clock so that the miner will also get home half an hour earlier than he formerly did.

5-8-1916       Miss Ethel Rowe, aged 17 years died yesterday at 5:25 a.m. at the Coaldale Hospital of injuries sustained two weeks ago by leaping from the Hazleton-Mauch Chunk auto bus driven by Mr. Peterman. She sustained a fracture of the skull and never regained consciousness. Her death is an extremely sad one as she is survived by a widowed mother and the fatal ride was taken in a spirit of innocent adventure. With five other lady friends she was indulging in a walk on Broad Mountain road. The auto came along and one of the girls in a spirit of fun asked for a ride, Mr. Peterman accommodated them. They wanted to get off at the first bridge spanning the Nesquehoning Creek, but the chauffeur misunderstood them, and carrying them beyond it thinking they would appreciate being carried a nearer distance to their home. Miss Rowe become excited and leaped from the auto landing on her head.  She was rushed to the Coaldale Hospital. She was a lady of pleasing qualities, a kind disposition and made many friends all of whom age grieving her ruthless and untimely death. Her mother, two brothers and three sisters survive.

5-12-1916     Some Hints to the Mine Workers and Local Option Men of Nesquehoning. 1. Can Union Men afford to be misled by Buttonless men on election day? 2. Some of the would be politicians who are wearing local option masks should have selected a larger size. When masks are small they don’t cover up right. 3. The double cross man is on his job these days. He is after the local option guy, and works in harmoniously with Buttonless men. 4. The sincere local option man and the level headed union man are pretty well snowed in at present between the hypocrites. The double cross men and the Buttonless men. They lost sight of the real issue. 6. Some of the political aspirants should get off the Brumbaugh local option wagon and take a front seat on the big brewery wagon. It don’t look nice to crowd on the former during election times and ride on the latter when the campaign is over. 6. It is now rumored that some of the Buttonless men are going to get Buttons for election day. Oh, won’t that be nice?

5-18-1916     Mrs. Patrick Tracy and brother Charles Callen, of Anaconda, Montana, arrived here last night. They were hurrying to the bedside of their mother, who, however, died Sunday and was buried yesterday.

                   Frank Otis of Nesquehoning was committed to the county jail yesterday by Squire Smitham in default of $300 bail on the charge of stealing chickens from Mike Guido. It is his second offense, having served five months before in the county jail for the same charge.

                   Work will in all probability be resumed on Monday by the employees of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company who have disagreed with the company relative to the eight-hour clause of the new wage agreement. Thomas Kennedy, district president of the Mine Workers, Michael Hartneady, sub district president, E. E. Ludlow, vice president of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company and Supt. Whildin held a conference with President Warriner, of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company at Philadelphia on Tuesday and the difficulty was adjusted by the company agreeing to the demand of the employees. The company agreed to start work at 7 a. m., allow a half hour for dinner, and quit at 3:30 p.m. Contract miners are allowed to quit at any time owing to the disadvantages of hot and wet conditions they are subjected to. Drivers and others required to have things in readiness for the day’s operation in advance are to be allowed one hour extra time. When there is to be an idle day or a half holiday Saturday will be the day selected for them. President Kennedy submitted the result to a meeting of the sub district board and mine committee yesterday which lasted from 4 to 7 p.m. It was accepted and it was decided to refer it to the local unions of the sub district for ratification at meetings to be held tomorrow evening. There is no doubt of it being ratified, as the employees have won concessions not provided in the new agreement. It is expected work will be resumed Monday.

5-18-1916     The Black Diamond, the Lehigh Valley Railroad’s daylight train between New York and Buffalo is twenty years old today. The first Black Diamond left New York and Buffalo simultaneously on May 18, 1896. At its start it was hailed as one of the most luxurious trains ever put in service.

5-22-1916     The funeral of Mrs. Thomas Reese will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

                   At a meeting of the School Board held Monday night, it was decided to go ahead with some needed repairs at the schools in the outlying districts. Men were ordered to Coalport and to Bloomingdale to make the needed repairs to the toilets, which at both places are in need of reconstruction or repairs. After going over the budget of possible expenses for the coming year, the Board fixed the tax rate for the ensuing year at the same rate as has prevailed during last year, as follows” For general school purposes five mills: for buildings and repairs six tenths mills; for bonded indebtedness one and two tenths mills, making a total of six and eight tents mill for all purposes. Solicitor Smitham was present at the meeting. Needed improvements in the town schools and at Little Italy were discussed in an informal way. By common consent it was decided not to do anything till after the closing of the schools. Thursday, June 8 was fixed as the day for the promotion exercises to be held.

                   The funeral of Frank Yutt occurred at 3 p.m. yesterday with services at the Church of the Sacred Heart. It was attended by the Loyal Order of Moose, Mauch Chunk and United Mine Workers of Hacklebernie, both of which societies contributed floral offerings. The Moose had charge of the funeral, 41 members turning out. David Jenkins, John Penberth, John Callen, Bert Washburn, Mike Guilida and George Ulshafer were the pall bearers. James Fairley and Patrick Hartneady were flower bearers.

                   Mike Shupko was slightly injured by a fall of coal today.

                   Steve Stickler was slightly injured today as the result of a rush of water in his place of work.

5-27-1916     The Nesquehoning train station was entered by robbers for the fifteenth time last night. Nothing of value was secured by the thieves. Before entering the station they visited and entered the home of George Housley, the station agent. They stole a child’s saving bank, Housley’s trousers, keys to the station and a pair of shoes. With the keys they secured entrance to the station. Housley didn’t hear them at his home. He was awakened later by the crying of his baby when he missed his trousers. He donned another pair and went to the station, finding it open. His trousers were found by Thomas Reidy, a road supervisor for the Jersey Central railroad near the Broad Mountain Bridge this morning. The thief dropped Housley’s vest on the stairway; it contained a gold watch and $50, the receipts of the day at the station.

5-29-1916     It is the opinion of those conversant with the duties of a contract miner that his quitting time ought not be questioned by the coal companies or foremen, for long usage has conceded to the contract miner the right to leave the mine when his work is done for the day. And that those who oppose it, whether bosses or operators thus evince a lack of knowledge of the situation. “In other words” this idea of keeping the contract miner in the mines for eight hours would be something like requiring the band to strut around the streets after the parade was over, they being engaged to participate in the parade only. There is no necessity for it, no reason why it should be done, and a hundred reasons why it should not be done. The very name of contract miner is an indication that this sort of miner cannot be harnessed to a certain number of hours. The more skillful he is the sooner he is done his day’s work and when it is said, “I’m all in” then it is time to stop. This same rule applies to all walks of life. Remove the incentive that has brought about the early quit of the contract miner and you break his spirit that impulse that actuates him in doing his work with skill and safety. It is a saying in the mines that the long time miner, that is to say the miner who it takes a long time to do his work to get a decent day’s wages, is a no good miner. The early quit for the contract miner is an unwritten law established by almost a century of custom and usage and the coal conference in New York never intended to abolish its provisions. And in conclusion would state that the Mine Bosses most insistent on keeping in the mines for eight hours the contract miners are men who never cut a pound of coal in the face of a breast heading or pillar.

                   List of Soldiers buried in the Nesquehoning Cemeteries. Catholic: Daniel Burnes, Co E Pa. Inf. Patrick Burnes, Co G 28 Pa. Inf. Patrick Callen, no record. John Callen, Confederate drummer. Hugh Dolon, Co. A 28 Pa. Infantry. James Fitzpatrick, Private Co. A 67 Pa. Infantry. John Kelley, Co. M 1 U S artillery. Patrick Rogers, Co. E 48 Pa. Inf. Hugh Riley, Co. C 132 Pa. Inf. Bernard Smith, Co. G 132 Pa. Inf. Protestant: John Brown, Co. G 81 Pa. Inf. Edward Burnes, Co. F 67 Pa. Inf. John Brennan, Co. A 28 Pa. Inf. William Davis, 1st Co. G 132 Pa inf. William Doak, Co. A 28 Pa. Inf. Chas Feltines, Co. K 81 Pa. Inf. Jonas Gaddis, no record. Chas Holmes, Co. G 132 Pa. Inf. William F Kanouse, Co. I 9 Pa. infantry Spanish war. John Kanouse, Co. G 132 Pa. inf. John Leslie, Co. A 4 Pa. inf. Hugh Ronemus, Co. K 132 Pa. inf. Lawrence Ratcliff, Co. H 11 Pa. inf. John A Smith, Co. K 81 Pa. inf. John Wisley, Co. K 81 Pa. inf.

6-3-1916       Five graduates of Nesquehoning High School. Delila Zimmerman, Hilda Norwood, Mabel Mertz, David Jenkins and Russel Newton.

                   Mary, daughter of Dr. J. H. Behler graduated from Bishop Thorpe School at South Bethlehem on Thursday.

                   Owen Cadden aged 21 years was found dead today. It is supposed he was struck and killed by freight train No. 68. His head was badly cut and the right arm severed. He attended the carnival there last night. It is supposed he went to the yards after the carnival in hopes of boarding a train for Nesquehoning. He was a well known young man and general sorrow is expressed over the misfortune that has befallen him. Sincere sympathy and sorrow is expressed and felt for his widowed mother, who survives along with the following sister and brothers. Miss Catharine Cadden, John and Raymond, at home and James, the well known baseball player now with Hanover of the Blue Ridge League.

                   George Ronemus died at 1:30 a.m. today as the result of an accident sustained in the mines of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company Wednesday night when his back was broken. He was aged 50 years. His death has occasioned universal sorrow in that community and everywhere he was known, as he was a man of good traits, upright principle, sociable, neighborly and charitable. No expense was spared to effect his recovery, but his case was one that was beyond human or medical skill. His mother survives, also his widow and one son William, who was his constant companion accompanying him wherever he went when off duty, also by three brothers, Charles, Edward and David Ronemus, of Nesquehoning, Rollin H., of Harrisburg. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and P.O.S. of A. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

6-5-1916       The funeral of Owen Cadden will be held at 9:30 tomorrow with a requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart.

                   James Newton launched his new motor boat on the Hauto dam yesterday. It was made by himself and is named “Anna.” Ben Oxley assisted in the launching. This will be the pride of the Nesquehoning boat club.

                   Andrew Panko, son of John Panko, of Nesquehoning, is with the expeditionary force of U. S. Marines recently rushed to Santo Domingo on board the U. S. S. Salem, for the protection of the American Legation there during the current revolt against President Jimines. When insurrection breaks out anywhere to the south of Key West or north of Venezuela, the U. S. Marines are always first on the spot. Preparedness is the motto of the Marine, “soldier and sailor, too” always prepared for service in any climate, always prepared to move at a moment’s notice without previous warning and always prepared to efficiently hold the “situation well in hand.” Young Panko enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at its Philadelphia recruiting station on February 17, 1915.

                   The Good Citizens League of Nesquehoning will hold their meeting June 5th at 8 o’clock in the school room in the Jenkins building. All members are requested to be present and bring a new member with them. By order of the President.

6-6-1916       Samuel Simmons is having his property remodeled.

                   Jack Boyle has moved to Cozy Row to the home vacated by Jack Kinney.

                  Charles I. Ronemus has moved to the Rex property, Catawissa Street.

                  The funeral of Owen Cadden was held at 9:30 a.m. today with a requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart. It was largely attended, the A. O. H. society turning out in a body. His brother, James Cadden, of the Hanover baseball team, was present. John Coll, John Dunnigan, Philip Bonner, Bernard Hines, Cornelius Hartneady and Bernard McArdle were the pall bearers. Edward Reilly, William Duffy, Neil Gallagher, John Smuthers, Frank Owens, Joseph Hines and John Butler, flower bearers. The fans and players of the Hanover team sent a wealth of flowers as an expression of their sympathy for James in the loss of his brother.

                  Thomas Curry has been appointed local freight agent for the L and N. E. R. R. Bernard Hines has been appointed rural mail carrier from the local post office effective June 19. He will succeed John Marzen.

                   The funeral of George Ronemus was held at 2 p. m. today. It was one of the largest ever held here. Big delegations of Members of the Knights of Pythias, P. O. S. of A., Hose Company and United Mine Workers attended. He was such a big man it was necessary to make an extra large casket for him and it required eight pallbearers as follows to carry it: Ben Oxley, Ed L. Mulligan, Harry McElmoyle, Ralph Corby, William Steventon, Anthony Kattner, Jacob Hochmiller and Maurice Granger. They represented the aforesaid societies. Bennet Dunstan, Ernest Snyder, Lenous Marsden, and Walter Eberts were the flower bearers. Services were conducted by Rev. Comley of the M. E. Church.

                    Howard Martin, of Nesquehoning, has accepted a position as patrolman for the New Jersey Zinc Co. at Palmerton.

6-10-1916     Complaint is being made by the Mine Workers in Nesquehoning, that the coal companies are not living up to the spirit of the eight hour law and while the “men or miners” do not say it, it is likely the operators will lose thereby as a result, it the miners decline to enter into the proper spirit of the eight hour workday. This is a matter that should be given the serious attention and consideration of the “levelest” heads among the coal operators for the operators will lose in the end and the mine workers will have gained little if anything if there is a spirit of hostility shown in putting the eight hour law into effect. No matter what construction the operators may endeavor to put upon the eight hour law which was agreed upon by them with the U.M.W. of A. the public thoroughly understands that the miners accepted the eight hour day clause with fullest confidence that the operators would honestly put it into effect in the real spirit in which it was intended. The public understood that an eight-hour workday meant an hour less of work, and a half hour or a quarter of an hour less but a real legal hour. The public and the miners would quit an hour earlier and it was presumed that with true business acumen the operators would endeavor to have the working time fixed so that it would give the greatest satisfaction to the greatest number.  With the operators entering into the true spirit of this section of the agreement, the operators and the public had every reason to believe that the miners would do likewise and would endeavor to show to the operators that decreased hours did not necessarily mean decreased production but on the other hand the men would have a shorter work day and hence would be able to expend just a little more energy and with more time to rest and recuperate in the fresh air they would be better physically and mentally able to do more work. Your “correspondent believes” that an eight hour workday if properly administered will not reduce the production. The old working condition about the mines were the result of many years of experience. Certain concessions had been granted to the miners, motormen, blasters, loaders, etc., to suit local conditions wherever such was possible without interfering with the efficiency of the mine. These adjustments were made for the mutual interests of the men and the operators and there is no reason to believe that abolishing all these adjustments will tend to increase the efficiency of the operation of the colleries. The things which the mine workers claim the operators are doing or are not doing, which are distasteful to the men, appear to be done more in a spirit of resentment than one of fairness which should characterize the dealing of employer and employees. Unless there is hearty co-operation in this respect the eight-hour law will mean a dead loss of an hour each day to the companies and will not be of any value to the miners. It is unfortunate that these conditions should be and your “correspondent” has the fullest confidence in the real heads of the mining business to believe that such conditions will not be permitted to long exist. An hour more of daylight and enjoyment of the sun and fresh air is what the miners expected and is what they should receive and in return the companies will find they have lost nothing thru this concession.

                   Coat and Suit Sale. Coats $4.95 and suits $6.95 at the Metropolitan Store Nesquehoning.

6-12-1916     Nesquehoning Hose Company has engaged a Lansford band to play for them in the Firemen’s parade at Lehighton Saturday.

                   William, aged 17 years, son of Frank Horn was struck by a train this morning and while severely injured, it is not believed they are of a serious nature. He was crossing the railroad tracks and in trying to avoid an engine, ran into the way of another one. A brakeman on the engine who saw him, shouted to him to get out of the way and at the same time flagged the engineer, who plugged the engine, almost bringing it to a stop. The boy tried to get out of the way but was struck by the pilot and knocked to one side. His injuries are confined to the chest, neck and arms and he was enabled to walk part way to his home.

                   Warning to Church Disturbers. Rev. R. H. Comely, pastor of the M. E. Church, preached a very good sermon last evening which was appreciated very much by the congregation, but the conduct of some of the High School young men which was very annoying to the preacher and the congregation and will not be tolerated and it may be well for these young men during the school vacation to take a summer course in law, that they may know what to expect if they persist in disturbing the worship of God in God’s House.

6-16-1916    Stephen Rednich, of Nesquehoning employed at the No. 1 colliery, had his jaw fractured Wednesday afternoon, when a lever which he was throwing sprang back and struck him in the face. He was taken to the Coaldale hospital for treatment.

                    The High School held its annual commencement exercises last night in the Nesquehoning auditorium. A large crowd was present. The following program was rendered: Music, High School orchestra. Invocation, Rev. C. J. Dauphin. Salutatory, Ruth Hilda Norwood. Music, piano solo, David Spurgeon Jenkins. Declamation, Evil from Good, Maybelle Luella Mertz. History and Prophecy, Nelson L. Newton. Music, High School Orchestra. Oration, The Statute of Faith, David Spurgeon Jenkins. Valedictory, Delilia Emma Zimmerman. Music, High School Orchestra. Address, Prof. James J. Bevan. Awarding of the Diplomas. Benediction, Rev. Robert Comly. Music, High School Orchestra.

                    The School Board elected teachers as follows: Supervising principal, W. C. Slough; principal of the high school, N. P. Luckenbill; teachers in the high school, W. A. Brosius and Miss Anna Worrell; for the grades, Harry P. Miller, Gordon Ulshafer, Misses Elizabeth Lewis, Mary Meese, Lena Buss, Dorothy Watson, Mary Bond, Alice Zaengle, Ella Clark, Mary Branch, Ella Kenney, Florence Johns, Sara Zaengle, Hattie Longacre, Cora Richards, Leona Eckert, Ethel Jenkins, Mary McCabe and Amelia Ronemus. For Hauto, Misses Ethel Paisley, Kathryn Hartneady, Elizabeth Hooper; for Little Italy, Miss Grace James and Miss Edith Donald; for Bloomingdale, Miss Ida Barnhart; for Hacklebernie, Miss Clara McGorry. Janitors were elected at the same salaries as paid heretofore, as follows: Little Italy, Mrs. Yaroteli, at Hauto, Mrs. Mame Johnson; for the East End building, Wm. Newton and Mrs. Aneer; West End building, Mrs. Duffy; for the Hose House, Mrs. Lamen. Henry Zaengle was elected truant officer for the coming year. A request from Miss Paisley to be absent from school two days next week was granted and a substitute was ordered placed in her position during her absence. After a communication was read from E. H. Ludlow, vice president of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company on motion of Directors Ronemus and Cox a set of revised plans which have been approved by the State Department are ordered sent to the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company for examination and criticism. The Board asked for the return of the plans in three days.

                   The body of Thomas F. Floyd, who died in a Newark N.J., hospital on Wednesday night, the result of an operation for appendicitis, arrived at Mauch Chunk last night via of the L. V. R. R. and was conveyed to the home of deceased’s brother, Philip Floyd, from whence the funeral will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with services by Rev. R. C. Comly. His death has been a severe shock to his friends. They can hardly realize it. He was the picture of health, happiness and contentment until fatally stricken and his friends prefer to remember him as such. He spread sunshine wherever he appeared, possessing a magnetic personality which imbued those with his happy jolly spirit whom he came in contact with many feel his untimely death as a personal loss. 

6-19-1916     The esteem, the popularity and the confidence in which the late Thomas F. Floyd was held was amply exemplified here yesterday by his having one of the largest funerals ever held in the community. Friends and acquaintances from various sections attended. Nesquehoning people who take his loss as a personal one turned out enmasse to testify to their respect for him. Tamaqua Lodge of Elks, Lansford Aerie of Eagles, Nesquehoning P. O. S. of A., and Hose Co. were represented by specially appointed delegates. Nesquehoning Hose Co. turned out in uniform. Mauch Chunk Aerie of Eagles attended in a large body. The floral offerings were elaborate. They were the donations of the lodges with which he was affiliated and by personal friends. The people of Nesquehoning contributed a broken circle of an exquisite design. The Newark, NJ munition workers with whom he worked sent a beautiful offering of flowers as their testimonial. J. P. Donley, of Newark, NJ, the recognized political leader of that city, donated a beautiful floral piece and personally attended the funeral. D. G. Watkins, of Philadelphia, a life long friend, who had him appointed postmaster of Nesquehoning, also attended. John S. Ronemus, R. W. Corby, Morris Granger, Oliver Scott, Wm. Steventon and James Brennan were the active pallbearers. Thomas Kiggins, Thomas Curry, Ben Branch, Barnett Thomas, Charles Reese and Charles Ronemus were flower bearers. Services were conducted by Rev. Robert Comly, of Meades M. E. Church at the house and cemetery. The funeral was held from the home of his brother, Philip Floyd. 

6-20-1916     Jack Morgan, mercantile appraiser is glad he’s living because he was handed a check of $500 today by the Federal Reserve Co. of Wilkes-Barre, a funeral benefit concern, otherwise it would go to his dependent. When a man on the list dies his heirs get $500 and $500 more is paid the living member next in line to him. There is a large membership in this section.

                    The Woman’s Missionary Society of Zion’s Church will hold an ice cream festival Wednesday evening in the basement of the church, the public is invited.

6-21-1916     John, the 13 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bubin, Sr., died yesterday of dropsy. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 9 a.m. with a requiem high mass in St. Mary’s church.

                   Mr. and Mrs. John Bonner and sons, Eugene and Philip and John Knox, of town were at Freeland yesterday to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. Sharpe, of Oneida.

                   Mrs. Hart of Chicago, Ill., is visiting her daughter Mrs. John Kenney.

                   Through the efforts of Thomas Kennedy, district president of the Untied Mine Workers, Mrs. Flagon, of Little Italy will be enabled to keep the wolf from the door. Her husband was killed seven months ago by a Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company lokie on his way to work. The company disclaimed responsibility. President Kennedy took the matter up with the compensation board and they referred it to referee Houck, who held the company liable and awarding the widow and her two children the limit of benefits allowed by the act. In all this will total about $1400. The widow and children will receive 50 per cent of his earnings for a period of 300 weeks and $100 additional for funeral expenses. President Kennedy has been highly commended by the Mine Workers for his efforts in behalf of the widow and fatherless children who are said to be in destitute circumstances.

                    A pretty wedding occurred in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at 8:30 a.m. Today when Miss Edith Golby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Golby of West Broadway and Emmet J. McGorry, of Nesquehoning were united in marriage by Rev. P. D. Hayden during a nuptial mass. The ceremony was attended by a large number of friends of the principals including the Q. P. Club of which the bride was a member. The young couple were attended by Miss Grace Wilke, East Mauch Chunk and Wm. McGorry, Nesquehoning. The bride presented a charming appearance in a gown of white satin with hat to match and carried a bouquet of white roses and lilies of the valley. The bridesmaid was attired in a dress of pink pussy willow taffeta, with hat to match and carried a bouquet of pink roses. A wedding breakfast followed at the home of the bride. Music was furnished by Kauffman’s orchestra. The young couple left on the LV train at 11:43 a.m. for Canada where they will spend their honeymoon. Mr. McGorry is an ambitious and exemplary young man. He is employed as a telegrapher by the C. R. R. of N. J. The bride was employed as an operator by the Bell Telephone Co. It is but just to say that she is one of the model young ladies of Mauch Chunk. She was the recipient of many beautiful wedding gifts.

6-22-1916     Alfred Granger will give an exhibition of tight rope walking opposite the Eagle Hotel of July 4th. He was a professional 18 years ago, but hasn’t engaged in the business since. No altitude was ever too high or risky for him. He has walked at dizzy heights over mine caves. This is to be his farewell exhibition, but before attempting it will indulge in some practice to ascertain if his nerves and vision are right.

                   Lehigh Navigation Electric Co., a subsidiary concern of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, having electric power and light stations at Hauto and Harwood has completed a contract to furnish light from its latter plant to the Philadelphia and Reading Railway for its signals and stations between Lewisburg and Newberry Junction above Williamsport.

                   Hartneady wins point in slander suit, proves certificate to Oliver Scott was fraudulently secured. Michael Hartneady scored a big hit in the slander suit instituted against him by John Paisley, of Nesquehoning, a mine foreman for the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, when the miner’s certificate of his son in law, Oliver W. Scott was rejected by the court because of fraudulence. Paisley’s attorneys tried hard to have this certificate accepted, but James Cannon, a member of the miners’ examining board was put on the stand and swore it was signed by only two members, himself and Thomas Dally but that the third signature, Henry Mcleib, was a forgery, This invalidated it. Both Paisley and Samuel Meese, another of the plaintiffs, testified that Scott had not the required experience of a mine laborer, entitling him to receive the certificate. Mr. Hartneady is represented by Attorneys E. M. Mulhearn, J. M. Breslin and Roger Dever, the latter chief counsel for the Mine Workers. Thomas Kennedy, district president, of the Mine Workers, who directed Mr. Hartneady to present the charges against the accused to the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company officials, is actively interested. Attorneys James Smitham and Ex Judge Heydt are representing the plaintiff. Although there are two cases against Hartneady only one, viz: Paisley’s is being tried at this time to ascertain the outcome, the other being continued until next court. There is much interest manifested judging from the large number of spectators present and every moment something big is expected to occur so intense is the interest. E. Ludlow, vice president of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, was the first witness called. He testified to the charges made by Mr. Hartneady against John Paisley and Samuel Meese. Mr. Ludlow replied that he would be pleased to investigate the charges if they could be proven. Mr. Hartneady stated he had witnesses to prove his allegations. These allegations consisted of Mease being accused of selling a property worth $6000 for $4000   to Paisley, the other $2000 to be made up by Paisley giving good jobs to Mease. Mr. Hartneady offered to prove by the pay roll that Mease and Ollie Scott, son in law of Paisley, received pay in greater proportion to other employees of the company in that colliery. Mr. Ludlow tried to make it appear that Mr. Hartneady’s charges were of a personal nature that they didn’t come in the form of a mine grievance. Mr. Ludlow admitted that Mease and Scott’s earnings were in excess of other employees. Relative to the charges that foreigners came with presents to Paisley’s house from which he had moved and that the new occupant refused to accept them, Mr. Ludlow stated Supt. Whildin had investigated the charges and found no basis for them. Relative to Scott getting a miner’s certificate, Mr. Ludlow said Mr. Hartneady thought Scott was not entitled to a miner’s certificate and would have the union investigate the matter. Mr. Ludlow said that Mr. Hartneady came to him with a complaint June 1912 about mine foremen interfering in politics and school matters. Mr. Breslin brought out that while Mr. Ludlow said all grievances were taken up by Supt. Whildin, that he acted on them in the absence of Mr. Whildin. E. H. Seunders, assistant to Mr. Ludlow was next called. He reiterated what Mr. Ludlow testified to. John Paisley, the plaintiff, was the next witness. He said he made a bargain for the purchase of the house from Mease, that he paid $5000 out of building and loan and $1000 in cash. He denied that Mease was to take his son in law Scott into his partnership in consideration of the deal. He denied ever receiving graft in any shape from foreigners. He employed Scott and said he had a miner’s certificate. Said Mease and Scott were contract miners paid by the yard and that the fire boss or assistant mine boss made the measurements. He never made any himself. Never showed any favor or preference to Mease or Scott. These men, he said, worked pretty well up to quitting time. Some miners make more that them depending on the ability of the miner. He said Mr. Hartneady worked for him as a miner and that Mr. Hartneady kicked about not getting more pay and he believed this was the beginning of the present difficulty. On cross examination he said he got the $1000 cash from the Mauch Chunk Bank and Lansford Dime Bank and paid the money to Mr. Mease and his attorney Mr. Smitham. Couldn’t tell if he could produce the bank books, but Mr. Smitham said they would be secured. Said Scott was not a mine laborer before February 1913. Said the fire bosses made them and he had clerk enter them on the books. Said the condition of the place depended on the amount of money a miner could make. Said Mease and Scott were in the class of good miners who made good money. Samuel Mease, one of the plaintiffs, testified that Paisley paid him $5000 from the Building and Loan and $1000 in cash. Paid none back to Paisley. Said there was no under standing or agreement he was to receive good jobs in consideration of the deal. Denied there was an agreement he was to take Scott as a partner. Was present at meeting of miners examining board at Coaldale Feb. 1, 1913, when Scott received a miner’s certificate. He identified the certificate offered by Mr. Heydt, but before accepted it was rejected as being fraudulent. Mr. Mease stated he sold house to Paisley Nov. 6, 1912, and that Scott went to work with him as a partner Feb. 16, 1913. Their wages varied from $60, $70 and $72 each for two weeks and never under $50. He denied ever meeting or telling Harry James he sold house on account of it being too damp for his wife or that James remarked that he sold it too cheap and that he (Mease) said Paisley would even it up in good jobs. The transaction was done through his attorney James Smitham from whom he said he got the full benefit of the transaction. Firebosses McGorry and Thomas testified to making measurements, and the conditions of the various places and that no favoritism was shown except admitting Mease and Scott had favorable places to make money. Mrs. Paisley, wife of the plaintiff testified to the money transaction of the case, after which the plaintiff’s side rested, except to present later a certified copy of the record appointing miners examining boards in Schuylkill County. Mr. Breslin then moved for a compulsory non suit on the ground Paisley was not charged with any violations of his statutory duties but simply as an agent for the company, supporting it by innumerable opinions. Judge Barber denied the motion, after which the defense opened with the defendant, Michael Hartneady on the stand.

6-23-1916     Slander suit goes to jury. The slander suit of John Paisley vs Michael Hartneady given to jury this afternoon. The slander suit of John Paisley, of Nesquehoning, a mine foreman for the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company vs Michael Hartneady, was given to the jury late this afternoon. The defense rested last evening, and the trial was resumed this morning by Mr. Breslin resuming his motion for a non suit. It was denied after which the pleas to the jury were made. When court adjourned yesterday it was with the understanding that the plaintiffs would put Henry Meleib, a member of the miner’s examining board on the stand to prove his signature to the miner’s certificate issued to Oliver W. Scott, son in law of Paisley. James Cannon, another member of the board, swearing Meleib’s signature was a forgery. Mr. Meleib was unable to appear in court owing to illness. When shown the certificate he declared his signature a forgery. Therefore no effort was made to have the certificate accepted. Mr. Smitham presented his plea in a plain, intelligent and appealing manner, showing the property transaction to be legal by facts and evidence, and that no graft was received by Paisley. He said the defense would claim privileged communication, which he said meant guilty, but excuse us. Mr. Breslin, in reply, dwelt with emphasis on the good jobs furnished by Paisley to Mease and Scott and in thunderous tones that shook the court house, shouted fraud of the miner’s certificate issued to Scott. He said they didn’t claim the charges were true and didn’t care if they were, that they were a privileged communication and were made in such manner and in such capacity by Mr. Hartneady, as president of the sub district, to Mr. Ludlow, the vice president of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. He defended the procedure of President Kennedy as the logical one and highly commended him for his intelligence and integrity which he so strikingly exemplified by his demeanor on the witness stand. Mr. Mulhearn followed Mr. Breslin in a most eloquent plea supported by the law. Ex Judge Heydt concluded for the plaintiff in a clear exposition of the law on the case and a masterly plea for a verdict in favor of the plaintiff. Judge Barber presided with marked ability and fairness, allowing the greatest latitude to both sides, but keeping them within the bonds of the law and the rules and practice of court. Yesterday’s Proceedings. Mr. Hartneady said to Mr. Ludlow that he wasn’t in a position to prove the charges against Paisley and Mease, but that the records of the company would prove it, that where there was smoke that there must be fire. Heard Mrs. Bowman tell of foreigners come to her home with presents after Paisley moved out. Mr. Hartneady said he went once as a personal matter to see Mr. Ludlow about conduct of bosses in politics. In this case he took up the matter with Mr. Ludlow by direction of President Kennedy and was therefore acting in an official capacity. President Kennedy was called. He testified to the mode of procedure in such cases and how Mr. Hartneady was directed by him to go direct to Mr. Ludlow with the complaint since it was deemed Mr. Ludlow was the proper official to hear complaints of this nature against bosses of the company. Mr. Smitham essayed to bring out that ordinary practice had been departed from in this case, but Mr. Kennedy said the case warranted the method pursued, and that if Mease and Scott were members of the union that the union couldn’t protect them under the circumstances of the character of the accusation against them. Mr. Smitham’s object was to show Mease should be given an opportunity to answer the charge at a meeting of the local union before proceeding any further with them. Harry James testified to having a conversation with Samuel Mease in which he said to Mr. Mease that if he (Mease) held out longer that he would get a better price for the property he sold to Paisley. He stated that Mease replied that Paisley would make up the difference. No amount was mentioned. Had a grievance with Paisley when he made the statement to the union officers. He denied having a conversation with John R. Ronemus in which he denied making the charges against Paisley. John R. Ronemus was called in rebuttal and testified that he had a conversation with James in which James denied ever uttering a word against Paisley. Mrs. Catharine Bowman testified that she moved into the house vacated by Paisley. About a dozen foreigners came to her house looking for mine boss. They came in the evening with boxes of cigars, bottles wrapped up and baskets of provisions. Explained the boss didn’t live there any more. Those who understood, took the packages away, the others left them there. One offered money to her. He said it was for the boss. Told him to go where the boss lived. They went towards Paisley’s home. Witnesses were present when these gifts were offered including her husband. The cross examination failed to discredit her testimony any more than she admitted she had words with Paisley when she had to move, but spoke to him on the street afterwards. Amandus Bowman testified similar to his wife. He smoked the cigars and drank the liquor in the bottles and said they were good. All the gift bearers said they wanted to see “Boss.” He explained to all that they should go over to Paisley’s home. On cross examination he said he had a grievance against Paisley because he hired foreigners in preference to him. Ben Oxley testified that he had a conversation with Mr. Hartneady in which he said he heard Mrs. Bowman speak of gifts brought to her house for the boss. Mrs. Oxley testified along the same lines. Mrs. Bowman coming to her home and telling of the gifts. The defense rested and court adjourned to take up the questionable miner’s certificate again.

6-24-1916     Hartneady wins suit. The jury in the slander suit of John Paisley, of Nesquehoning, a mine foreman for the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company vs. Michael Hartneady, returned a verdict in favor of Hartneady last night at 7:45 o’clock. The case went to the jury at 4:30 o’clock. By Hartneady winning means the costs must be born by the plaintiff, Mr. Paisley. Mr. Ludlow, vice president of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company testified on the stand if the accused couldn’t prove their innocence that they would be discharged. What the next move will be is problematical. There is another slander suit pending against Hartneady, the case of Samuel Mease whom Hartneady accused of selling a $6000 property for $4000 to Paisley, who was to make up the balance in good jobs. Hartneady in his testimony said the accusation was made by Harry James, but that he didn’t know whether or not it was true, but suggested it could be proven by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company officials going over their pay rolls and comparing wages. The court in its charge to the jury said it was a privileged communication, that Mr. Hartneady had a right to notify Mr. Ludlow, and furthermore that no malice had been proven. It was the most interesting slander suit ever tried in the county. It was bitterly contested from a legal standpoint, every inch of ground was stubbornly fought. Every advantage of the law was taken by the litigants. Not an opportunity to gain a point was overlooked. It was a pretty legal contest. It is regarded by the Mine Workers as a great moral victory and Mr. Hartneady is being commended for his fearlessness in fighting it to a finish. He frowned upon every suggestion of a compromise. Having won such a victory for the cause he is looked upon as the right kind of an official to continue to represent the interests of the mine workers. None before ever had the temerity to go to the front and press such charges to a definite conclusion. He has announced his intention of going after others higher up who are accused of grafting by the sale of properties. These charges he proposes to take to the front for investigation Mr. Hartneady is especially elated that he had no hand in the selection of the jury in his capacity as sheriff. He declared that they were utter strangers to him, uninfluenced by him, and he feels they did their plain, bounden duty in finding in his favor. Attorneys J. M. Breslin, E. M. Mulhearn and Roger Dever ably and vigorously defended Mr. Hartneady. Mr. Breslin handled the legal end with his characteristic vim and vigor and never fought to better advantage. He was always alert. Mr. Mulhearn was there with his matchless magic plea which had such salutary effect, while Mr. Dever, with the mine laws on which he is an authority at his finger tips, proved a valuable coach. It must be said to the credit of Attorneys Smitham and Heydt, counsel for the plaintiff, that they conducted their case in a manner that could neither be improved upon or amended. They overlooked no detail looking to the vindication of their client.

                   M. P. Koomar has broken ground for a double house.

                   The L and N. E. R. R. Company is preparing to erect a freight station here. It will be located opposite John Verdon’s house.

                   Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Caffrey, a 13-pound husky baby boy. The proud and illustrious father is the noted mixoligist at the Eagle Hotel.

                    A dozen of our patriotic young men went to Tamaqua today to enlist in the National Guard, but were told they were too late, as Co. B was filled to the limit of 65 members.

6-28-1916     Mrs. Margaret Campbell, of town, was on a few days visit to her brother Charles Ward at Hazleton.

                   Mrs. Charles Gover visited her sister in law, Mrs. James Ulshafer at the Hazleton hospital.

                   Mrs. Norman Jones, daughter Evelyn and Mrs. Stevens, of Lansford, visited Mrs. Jones parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smitham.

                   Mrs. David Reese and grandson, David Brown are enjoying a few weeks vacation with the formers daughter, Mrs. Walter Fulson at Darby.

                   Howard Smitham, of Perkiomen Seminary, is home for the summer vacation.

                   Tom McCaffrey is organizing a company of volunteers in the event of President Wilson making a call for such.

                   Rev. Father Labella leaves Sunday for Bayonne, N. J, where he will enter a hospital for the treatment of the heart and liver.

6-30-1916     Miss Hattie Longacre is attending summer school at State College.

                   Mr. Grayson, the manual training teacher of town, left for Easton this morning on a several days sojourn, after which he leaves for State College.

                   William Bechtel, the genial boniface of the Central Hotel, is convalescing from a severe cold.

                    Firemen at our colliery all quit, dissatisfied with the rate paid for their work. The colliery was able to work yesterday however by substituting men of a higher classification in their places. This will not be possible to continue however as this class of standbys are of the sport term speeders. They only step in to help out for a time being they are on what is commonly known as the loafing gang.

                   Tom McCaffrey, manager of the Eagle Hotel, has arranged to secure the big league baseball scores each evening. This is a stroke of enterprise that is appreciated by the fans.

                   Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company Show Patriotism. Employees who enlist to recover positions, their dependents to receive $25 per month. The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company showed its patriotism in the present United States-Mexican crisis today by the following official announcement from President Warriner through Vice President Ludlow. “Men who enlist in the United States army, under the recent call from our organization will be able to obtain, on their return within 30 days after their discharge from the United States service, either their old position or work of a similar nature paying an equal salary, that in case of men who have enlisted having left dependent families the Company will assist such families with a contribution of $25 per month while the men are in the United States service.”

7-5-1916       Dick Edwards and John M. Doak are soliciting funds for the purchase of a chemical engine for the local Hose Company. All know the necessity of this indispensable adjunct of a fire company. In many cases it extinguishes a blaze before the fire fighters arrive on the scene and prevents costly conflagrations. Being for such a worthy purpose it is to be hoped the public will contribute generously.

                   Ben Branch, Esq., Thomas Curry, Dick Edwards and Barnett Thomas motored to Mt. Gretna yesterday.

7-6-1916       E. L. Mulligan, of Nesquehoning, has accepted a position as salesman for Reeves, Parvin and Co., wholesale groceries, Philadelphia. Mr. Mulligan is an experienced and capable dealer in groceries and will no doubt make a success in his new position.

                  The Verden barber shop situated on the main street in the business center of the town which for years was operated by our present postmaster James McArdle has recently been remodeled and converted into a very neat and attractive office room. The old front and the interior has totally disappeared and been replaced with the latest up to date front.  The interior has been painted and decorated in accordance with the tastes and designs of the famous Luckenbach firm of Mauch Chunk. Squire W. R. Watkins, whose private residence is directly opposite has secured a five year lease on this desirable office room from the well known Verden Brothers and has fitted it up with brand new and attractive office furniture in addition to his regular duties the Squire who has a reputation for his fair and honest dealings has taken on the real estate business and just now offers for sale or rent a commodious private home or dwelling on the main street in a real good locality, and is also prepared to hand out a fire insurance policy on any building or the contents thereof. He represents many first class standard companies and some few Mutuals.

                   The School Board met in regular session on Monday night with all the members present. After the reading and approval of all the minutes of regular and special meetings, on motion of directors Cox and Ronemus, the certified checks of all bidders for work on the proposed new high school building were ordered returned. Checks and bids of work on heating, plumbing and electric light wiring were held under advisement up to this time. On motion of Ronemus and Steventon the janitors were instructed to clean up yards and buildings. A communication from Architect Clyde S. Adams containing addenda to the specifications in an effort to revise the building to bring within the amount of the appropriation was read. On motion the architect was instructed to give out none of the addenda till after the matter had been gone over with the board and the secretary was instructed to arrange with the architect for such meeting at the earliest possible date. On motion of directors Steventon and Cox, the Board proceeded to reorganization. Director S. A. Emanuel was unanimously re-elected secretary for the ensuing year, as was also E. R. Ronemus, treasurer.

7-13-1916     Nesquehoning Boy Killed in the Philippine Islands. Daniel Kulick, of Nesquehoning received a message from the United States government to the effect that his son, Peter Kulick, a United States Marine, had been killed by a bandit on Sunday. His body was embalmed and Mr. Kulick wired to have it shipped to Nesquehoning. The young man was in the service about a year.

7-14-1916     Richard Fallgren will open his new tailor shop in the Bechtel building Saturday. It was formerly occupied by Robert Charles and is opposite the Eagle Hotel.

                   The body of Philip, son of Daniel Kulick, who was killed at San Domingo, by native snipers, is expected tomorrow. He will be buried with military honors.

                    Undertaker J. F. Gallagher is still confined to his home with injuries sustained in a runaway accident recently.

7-15-1916     Hauto Dam is becoming a fashionable bathing resort. Hundreds bathe in it daily. Quite a number of ladies are daily among the number who indulge in dips in the cooling water.

                   Ben Davis, traveling auditor for the United Mine Workers, is engaged at present in doing business at Indianapolis, Ind.

7-18-1916     Miss Mildred McGorry, of Philadelphia, is visiting her father, John McGorry.

                   Little Italy Makes Exceptions. A hearing on the exceptions to the report of the commissioners in favor of two polling places at Little Italy was held by Judge Barber yesterday. The commissioners recommended that Little Italy be included in the West End election district of Nesquehoning. Exceptions were filed to this. They want an independent election district at Little Italy. A dozen witnesses were heard in favor of the polling place at Little Italy. There was no opposition to it. Opinion later. Attorney Ben Branch represented the petitioners for the new polling place.

                   Mrs. N. Keilman, of Hobson, Mont, visited her sister, Mrs. John Kenney who is recovering from a spell of sickness. Mrs. Keilman left for her home on Sunday.

                   Miss Mayme Meese and Lena Buss will leave for Ocean City, N.J., for a few weeks stay before the school term opens.

                    Mrs. Hopson (nee Nora Clark) and son Clark of Kane, are visiting relatives here.

7-21-1916     Hauto is a miniature Atlantic City. What Atlantic City is to the Eastern Coast, Hauto dam is to the Panther Creek Valley especially Nesquehoning. Hundreds fish and bathe daily in this popular resort. A jitney runs between it and Nesquehoning for the accommodation of the patrons. Boating is also a feature of the resort.

7-22-1916     The old company store building, now a tenement occupied by foreigners, was struck by lightning during yesterday’s storm, but happily none of the occupants were injured or shocked. The front corner gable was ripped apart, but the damage is slight.

                   Many of our people were caught in the storm while bathing in Hauto Dam yesterday, but they enjoyed the sensation of a natural bath with an occasional electrical thrill.

7-24-1916     The Hauto Dam was visited by a record breaking crowd yesterday. Nearly all indulged in a dip in the dam.

                   Frank Fiumecel will shortly move his store into the Morgan building formerly occupied by the Kiggins Tailor Company.

                   Alfred Snyder, a mail clerk of Erie, Pa., is visiting his father, Harry Snyder.

7-25-1916     Neil Gallagher, of Co. B, 8th regiment, N. G. P., who is now at El Paso, Texas, writes home to the effect that there is nothing to be seen in the lone star state but sand storms, reptiles and gila monsters. One private was bitten by a snake dying five hours later. The snakes bury themselves in the sand and if tramped upon retaliate by sinking their poisonous fangs into the feet or legs of the innocent offender. Otherwise he reports affairs in good shape.

                  There was intense excitement here yesterday as a result of the spreading of a malicious report that thirteen people of town had been drowned in the Hauto dam. A number of women fainted and became hysterical on hearing the report. When the Jersey Central train arrived at Nesquehoning from Hauto at 4:50 a large number of people congregated at the station in anticipation of the victims being brought on the train. They were happy to learn the report was untrue and baseless. The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company is making an effort to ascertain the source from which the cruel report emanated with a view of prosecuting the originator of it. The penalty is a jail sentence.

7-26-1916     Jack Watkins is incapacitated from duty on account of a slight injury to his back.

                   The local colliery suspended at noon today on account of the rain storm, water rushing down into the chutes and preventing the miners from working.

                   The carnival for the benefit of the Hose Company August 15 is eagerly awaited. It will continue for five days. First class attractions have been engaged.

                   The body of Rev. Louis Labella is now lying in state in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Little Italy, and will continue so until the funeral mass at 10 a.m. tomorrow. Members of the parish are serving as guards. The funeral promises to be largely attended.

7-27-1916     The funeral of the late Rev. Louis Labella, of Little Italy, Nesquehoning, was held at 10:30 a.m. today with a requiem high mass in the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, of which he was the rector. It was largely attended, the parish turning out in a body to pay their last tribute of respect to their beloved pastor. The Sons of St. Mauro of Ganca, Court Sons of Columbus, Foresters of America and Little Italy citizens club of America attended in a body. Each of these societies presented elaborate floral pieces. The floral offerings were numerous. Children of the parish acted as flower bearers. Priests form various parts of the Philadelphia diocese were present. Rev. Cosmo Bruno, of Philadelphia, was the celebrant of the mass, Rev. Thomas Atteni, Mahanoy City was deacon and Rev. Paul Gentile, Philadelphia, sub deacon, Rev. L. Paraio, of Allentown, preached the funeral sermon. Monsignor McGovern, of Pottsville, pronounced the benediction. Rev. D. Stefano, of Pottsville, officiated at the grave. Other priests present were Rev. J. L. O’Connor, Nesquehoning; Rev. Wm Barrington, Summit Hill; Rev. Hugh Bowen and Rev. Faher Lasitsky, Lansford; Rev. T. J. Larkin, Rev. Father Hayden, Rev. Joseph Assman, Rev. Ludwig, Mauch Chunk; Rev. Bruno, Rev. B. Eralli, Rev. E. Anati, Rev. A. Gabritino, Rev. A. Diana, Rev. Michetti, Rev.. Darau, Rev. A. Lando, Rev. L. Danaci, Rev. Attenui, Rev. Pentil. The pall bearers were as follows: Michael Forentino, Louis Greco, Andrew Rose, Thomas Pell, John Richetta, John Cerchiao.  It was announced that Rev. L. Donati, or Chester would succeed Father Labella.

7-28-1916     Claire Forgay, of Lansford, is visiting her uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. John Watkins. They will give a party in her honor this evening.

                   August Bechtel. Of Butte, Mont., a prosperous hotel keeper, is visiting here and at East Mauch Chunk. He left for Philadelphia 24 years ago and for Butte 16 years ago and this is his first return visit. He is the proprietor of the Park View Hotel.

                   Anna, the six year old daughter of Mrs. Mary Wagner was badly bitten on the face by their house dog today. A physician cauterized the wounds.

                   The body of Peter Kulick, a member of the United States Marine Corps, who died from a gunshot wound received in the rebellion in Haiti, arrived at 2:20 p.m. today. His trunk, uniform and a large American flag in which to bury him arrived yesterday.

                   In accordance with action taken by the members in (Good Standing) of Local 1704 United Mine Workers of America of Nesquehoning notices have been posted serving notice on delinquents that on and after the 1st day of Sept. all men three months in arrears will be dropped as members of the organization, and lose all rights and privileges as per the Constitution. This action comes as a result of indifference on the part of men who only think of their duty to themselves and families when they are in need of protection from the iron heel of oppression. How men can be so unconcerned about the first duty to themselves and their dependents is beyond human comprehension. Is it possible in this enlightened age of the 20th century amidst the combined efforts of organized capital, the very purpose of creating wealth out of labor that any sane man will attempt to battle his own way alone after a combined effort of 15 years. We are yet far from the things that belong to the men who labor. But while the path of progress has been rough to U.M.W of A. has accomplished for the men in the anthracite region achievements in the line of higher wages, shorter hours, better conditions in and about the mines and better homes, than the writer or any other man who experienced the hardships and abuse men were forced to endure previous to the inception of your organization ever dreamed of. And bear in mind that this organization will continue to go on but its progress in reaching the goal that will bring to your life more sunshine and happiness, will depend on each man individually, and the happiness and comfort of your children that will be left after your time will be measured by your work in their behalf, and in conclusion will say, Don’t bite the hand that’s feeding you.

7-31-1916     The funeral of Peter Kulick a U.S. Marine who was killed by a rebellious native of Haiti, was held yesterday at 2 p.m. from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Kulick, of Nesquehoning. Services were conducted at the house and Greek Catholic Church. Hundreds viewed the remains of the young marine in his military uniform and blanket of Stars and Stripes. The P. O. S. of A. Reserves of Nesquehoning, acted as pall bearers and guards. Summit Hill Sons of Veterans constituted the firing squad at the cemetery. Lansford P. O. S. of A. Reserves attended in a body. Several Greek Catholic Societies participated, making it the largest funeral pageants ever held at Nesquehoning.

8-3-1916       Fire broke out in section No. 28 of Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company tunnel at Nesquehoning last night, throwing a large number of men out of employment but it is being extinguished and it is believed operations will be resumed tomorrow. It was under control and almost extinguished at 3 p.m. The fire was discovered at 3 a.m. today by assistant fire boss James Coll. At 11 o’clock last night there was no evidence of fire, as the patrolman visited that section at that hour. It is the theory that crossed electric wires caused the blaze. The fire is confined to brattice work which is a wall of boards along the gangway to carry the air current in one side of the gangway and out the other. A large force of men is engaged in suppressing the blaze. The first thing done was to stop the air current which gave impetus to the fire. The employees worked with helmets, a plentiful supply of which was rushed from the main office. There is no gas in this gangway other wise it would have been more difficult to combat the fire.

                   Sheriff Hartneady transacted business at Wilkes Barre Today.

                   Miss Mary Lynch, of Jersey City, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. George Hughes, of town.

8-8-1916       Joseph Schaeffer, John C. Rehrig and Frank Schwartz, three East Mauch Chunk capitalists, motored to Hauto Dam today, being the guests of Tom McCaffrey, of the Eagle Hotel, Nesquehoning. Their mission could not be ascertained after diligent inquiry, but it is believed they propose to erect a boat house.

                   It is said the L and NE. R. R. will run passenger trains from Nesquehoning to Tamaqua shortly and that the C. R. R. of N. J. will run to Tamaqua via Hawks and erect a new station at the Hauto Dam.

                   Jenkin Davis, a loader boss for the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company was seriously and probably fatally injured yesterday. While assisting a laborer in loading the last car of coal a piece of rock fell down the chute, struck him over the eye, knocked him into the car and fell upon his stomach. He was rendered unconscious and was rushed to the Coaldale Hospital.

                   The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company is arranging to build a new road from the storage yard to Hauto Dam. It will run parallel with the creek and eliminate the necessity of driving across the breast of the dam.

8-9-1916      The School board met in the high school room on Monday evening Aug. 7 in regular session. All the members were present. Joseph Reabold, of Hacklebernie was present to confer with reference to the schooling of a daughter now ready to enter High School. A communication from Samuel G. Dixon with reference to the health matters in the schools was read. On motion it was decided to put in drinking fountains in Hauto and Little Italy and water coolers with bubbler attachments at the other schools in the outlying district. Contractor Breslin was present and stated that he was ready to begin work on the new High School building as soon as he had his lines and grades from the company. The secretary was instructed to get into touch with Mr. Miller, of Mauch Chunk, the real estate agent of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. The certificate of Miss Mary J. Davis, of Le Raysville Pa in drawing, music and penmanship was received and recorded. At a previous meeting she had been elected for special supervisor in these subjects pending her certificate. At this time the Board decided to receive applicants for the position in the commercial department in the High School.

8-9-1916     Nesquehoning was severely shocked this morning by the startling news of the sudden death of Thomas Campbell, the well-known druggist, who succumbed to an attack of acute indigestion at 7:30 a.m. He had been complaining of stomach trouble for a few days, spent one day in bed but it wasn’t regarded as serious, and he was enabled to perform his accustomed duties in his usual manner. He opened the store at the usual time this morning, visited Bradbury’s store adjoining and on returning to his own store was suddenly stricken. His wife was attracted by an unusual noise and running down stairs to the storeroom found her husband in convulsions on the floor. She hurriedly called Dr. Kingsbury and Rev. Father O’Connor, both responded promptly and for a few minutes he seemed relieved, but he suddenly expired. He was apparently in the best of health, being a big robust looking man, the picture of physical perfection which makes his death the more surprising. He was born at Summit Hill and was aged 27 years. He was of a studious and ambitious nature and fitted himself as a pharmacist, after which he opened a drug store at Nesquehoning. It was a daring enterprise, but he was successful from the start and the business constantly increased in capacity. He was courteous, obliging and painstaking and this was appreciated by the public to the extent that he was accorded unusually large and liberal patronage. He was also competent, careful, trustworthy and conscientious in the filling of prescriptions for which he became locally noted. He was public spirited and was always foremost in promoting any move for the welfare of the betterment of the community whether of a small or a large magnitude. His loyalty to home interests was of the order that no sacrifice was too much for him to make. The community thereby loses one of its most useful progressive and helpful citizens. He was a member of the A.O.H. of Nesquehoning and the Knights of Columbus and treasurer of the Nesquehoning Savings and Loan Association. A year ago he was married to Miss Alice Smith, who survives, also his father, Patrick Campbell, three sisters Mrs. John McCann, Miss Bessie Campbell of Nesquehoning, Mrs. John Hollywood, and a brother, Edward, of New Philadelphia. Funeral Saturday at 9 a.m. with a requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart.

8-10-1916     James Barnecoat, aged 60 years, of Nesquehoning, has been missing from his home since August 3 and his wife appealed to Squire Watkins today to enlist his aid in behalf of his recovery or his whereabouts. He was employed as a night shift boss at the colliery of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. August 3 he came home as usual, ate breakfast, donned his shift clothes and left his home and hasn’t been seen since. He had $100 with him when he left. He was last seen in the company of two foreigners at a Lansford Hotel at 1:30 p.m. the day of his disappearance. Foul play is suspected. His wife made no search for him until now, believing he had gone on a trip as he had often contemplated, but now returning within a reasonable time her suspicions became aroused. Any information concerning him or his whereabouts will be appreciated by his wife or Squire Watkins.

8-12-1916     James Charles and Ben Arthur were burned this morning as the result of an explosion of mine gas.

                   John Mink killed a mink yesterday and will get $1 bounty fee. He is being accused of discrimination against the mink family.

                   The funeral of Thomas Campbell was held at 9 a.m. today and was largely attended. The Knights of Columbus of Mauch Chunk and Nesquehoning Hose Co., of which he was an active and valued member, attended in a body. A solemn requiem high mass was celebrated in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Rev. Father O’Connor, the rector, being the celebrant, assisted by Rev. P. D. Hayden, Mauch Chunk, and Rev. Wm. Barrington, of Summit Hill. The latter delivered an able sermon, during which he spoke with much feeling on the exemplary life and character of the deceased. Charles Kenney, Frank Duffy, Dr. Maginnis, M. J. Mulligan, Frank McCabe and Harry Hughes were the pall bearers. Matt McGorry, John Donegan, Charles Bonner and James McArdle were the flower bearers.

8-15-1916     All citizens are asked to decorate for the firemen’s carnival. Hang out a flag and show the visitors your loyalty and patriotism.

                   Born to Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Koomar a son.

                   Mrs. Walter Fulsin, of Darby, Pa. is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. David Reese.

                    Miss Ida Barnhart is visiting at Niagara Falls.

                    Harry Krug, of Wilkes Barre, visited his sister Mrs. Tom McCaffrey on Sunday.

                    The firemen’s carnival opens tonight. Dancing and band concerts every evening.

                     Condolence resolutions by the Nesquehoning Hose Company No.1. Whereas it pleased the Almighty Chief of the Universe, on August 9th 1916, to take from our midst by death our late Brother Thomas J. Campbell, who was always interested in our company’s advancement and who always labored valiantly and heroically to place it in the very front rank of the Fire Companies of this neighborhood, therefore be it resolved: That we, its members in its behalf and in behalf of all its members, deeply deplore and regret the severance of the ties which bound us and our departed brother so closely together , both in the common cause of protection to home and in our intercourse with each other socially. That we hereby extend to his bereaved family our sympathy in their affection. That our charted be draped in mourning, that this resolution be published in the public press, and that a copy of it be presented to his widow. Also that this resolution be spread on our minutes and a copy of the same be framed and posted in our assembly room. Edward Ronemus, William Bechtel, Walter Watkins, Committee.

8-16-1916     The firemen’s carnival opened last night and was a huge success. Tonight the feature will be the baby’s parade. All the children will participate. Music by the Boys Band of Seek. The dancing is a feature. Every night there will be complete change of program. The attractions are numerous and up to date. The firemen will appreciate your support. The carnival is for the benefit of a worthy cause, the purchase of a chemical engine for the Hose Company.

8-17-1916     The firemen’s carnival is now in full swing. The interest increases nightly. Last night was the biggest yet. Tonight promises to be a hummer. The band concerts are a feature and the dance a big attraction. Many visitors were present last night but the indications point to a larger number being present tonight. A big firemen’s parade will be held tonight in connection with the firemen’s carnival. Music will be furnished by the Lansford Band, and the band will be accompanied by several hundred people. Last night’s parade was a beauty. It was a baby parade and many of the little ones were all dolled up for the occasion. Charles Bell won first prize. His subject was preparedness interpreted by two little Uncle Sam’s carrying rifles and hauling a cannon attached to the carriage. There were many pretty floats in line.

8-19-1916     The parade last night was a picturesque and a most successful one. The old maids and bachelors were a feature. They wore uniforms as old as the hills. Some were imported from England and Wales a century ago. Master Albert Reabold, of Hacklebernie, was a winner as Charley Chaplin. Music was furnished by the Summit Hill Boys Band.

                    Mrs. Charles Gildea, of Butte, Mont., is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Meenan.

                     A big parade will be held at Nesquehoning this evening at 6 o’clock in connection with the Firemen’s Carnival. It will be a combination of all the societies and individuals who have paraded this week. A special feature will be a hunters division. They will be in hunting togs, with guns, dogs, foxes and ground hogs. Every town in the county will be represented. Music will be furnished by the Mahanoy City band.

8-22-1916     Joseph Gaul has opened a tailor shop in Wm. Bechtel’s building opposite the post office, where he is prepared to do up to date merchant tailoring, pressing and repairing. A trial will convince the public of the good workmanship.

8-25-1916     In the diamond ring contest for the benefit of the Hose Co., J.M. Doak was a winner over Dick Edwards, the former collecting $910 and the latter $382.

                   The schools of Nesquehoning will reopen on Monday August 28. In order to avoid the crowded conditions, and to avoid the half time which was tried last year in the primary rooms, an arrangement of time and schools is to be tried in which two schools will use the same room alternately during the day. By starting earlier and working later and using the rooms for school purposes during the noon hour, this arrangement will give both pupils and teachers almost full time. This arrangement will be in several of the lower grades. The teachers will meet on Friday evening at 7 o’clock in the high school room to sign their agreements for the ensuing year and receive their assignment of room for the term. The children will report to the room where they attended school last year, except the pupils promoted to sixth grade, who will report to the west end building, and receive their assignment of room for the year, and those promoted to the seventh grade who will assemble in the auditorium in the East End building to be assigned to their room. The schools will all open at nine o’clock Monday morning.

9-1-1916       John Cherobmsky and John Fedick were burned in an explosion of mine gas this morning, the former seriously so.

                    Auto truck crashes into horses. An auto truck of Swift and co. of Lehighton and driven by David Solt crashed into a double team of horses at Dead Man’s Spring on the Nesquehoning road at 7:30 a.m. today. The two lead horses and one of the rear ones were knocked down. The rear horse, a sorrel was badly, but not seriously injured. Both were going in opposite directions. The accident was caused by the inability of the auto driver to bring his car under control. He was passing another auto at the time and before he could stop the car it crashed into the horses. The horses were in charge of Wm. Krebs, and were engaged in hauling the county’s road building machinery to Hudsondale for storage. Several occupants of the wagon leaped from the vehicle, fearing the auto would collide with them. C. Nelson, of New York, was driving a Ford car and alleges Solt was trying to pass him when Nelson observed the horses and stopped. Solt had to drive in the form of an S through both vehicles and if he hadn’t ran into the horses would have plunged into the Ford, with probably fatal results as it was occupied by ladies and children.

9-6-1916       Robbers operate at Nesquehoning. Saloon burglars are operating very successfully at Nesquehoning. On Monday night they entered Alex Zanowich’s saloon, taking $38 from the money drawer and a quantity of liquor. They affected an entrance through a transom. Last night or rather early this morning they forced an entrance into the saloon of John Stakandy via a transom, taking over $50 and some liquor. In opening the door to retire after securing their booty, a bell rang, giving an alarm. It aroused the occupants who hurried to windows to discover two human forms disappear in the darkness of the night. There are no clues, but local officials are working on the case and early arrests are anticipated.

9-9-1916       The regular meeting of the School Board was held in the High school room on Tuesday evening at 6 o’clock with vice president Cox in the chair. Other members present were Directors Ronemus, Steventon and Emanuel. Director Norwood was on the sick list and could not be present. The architect, Mr. Adams, of Philadelphia and Mr. John Breslin represented the contractor were present. The matter of the location of the building on the lot at the East end of town was discussed. On motion of directors Ronemus and Emanuel the building was ordered placed far enough west on the lot to enable the construction of the building to proceed without interference with the trolley line. The next morning the architect, the contractor’s representative and the engineers conferred on the grounds and staked out the building, coming to the building line on the South and on the West. The bill for the tuition of Catharine Moyer, George Snyder and Leo Otfinowsky who were attending the schools of East Mauch Chunk during the past year, was read and ordered paid. In asmuch as these pupils under this remote from the Coalport School and in closer proximity to the East Mauch Chunk schools, arrangements were made to send them to the East Mauch Chunk schools during the coming year. Arrangements were also made to provide for the schooling of Miss Rbola and Miss Ina Young, both residing at Hacklebernie, in the Mauch Chunk High School. Tax Collector Ronemus was present and turned over $429.30 the amount of the August School taxes. On motion of directors Ronemus and Steventon, a one thousand dollar bond was ordered sold to Mr. Morgan Jenkins, the proceeds to be used to pay the architect the amount now due him. A Communication from State Health Commissioner Dr. Dixon was read. It was the order closing the schools till after Sept. 29. On motion of directors Emanuel and Steventon the communication was accepted, filed and ordered complied with. A list of supplies needed for the work in science was presented and on motion of Directors Steventon and Ronemus they were ordered purchased as also was other general supplies. On motion of directors Ronemus and Steventon, the salary of Mr. Luckenbill principal of the High School, was raised to $1100 for the term. The board adjourned to meet at the call of the president.

9-11-1916     Nesquehoning Boat Club No.1 held its annual outing yesterday at Hauto Dam. A feature was a clambake. Music was furnished by Williams orchestra. Jack Morgan, the Matt Quay of Nesquehoning, figured in the role of hero when he rescued three occupants of a boat, which upset.

                   Undertaker Joseph F. Gallagher, of town, who was receiving treatment in St. Joseph’s Hospital, for an injured spine, sustained in a runaway accident, has returned home, somewhat improved but assured of his ultimate recovery.

9-14-1916     Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company Opposes New Building At Nesquehoning And Notifies State Board Of Education Accordingly. The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company has taken issue with the School Board in the matter of a new high school building at Nesquehoning alleging a non compliance with the school code which is mandatory. The following communication to the State Board of Education explains the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company’s attitude: Sept. 8 1916. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State Board of Education, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Attending Mr. Eichert, Asst.  Secretary. Gentlemen: I am in receipt of yours of September 7th and note that the revised plans for the school building at Nesquehoning have never been submitted to your Department for approval. The history of the situation there is briefly this: The claim was made that additional school facilities were needed, a bond issue was voted for a $60,000 building. No advertisement was put in for competitive plans, but Mr. Clyde Adams, of Philadelphia was engaged to draw up plans. He submitted plans that were very objectionable, both from cost and design. These plans were revised several times. On the last set of plans that were sent in to us for examination, Mr. J. B. Warriner, Chief Engineer of our Company, raised objections to the building being constructed, on account of certain defects; a few of which are, as follows: Plaster was to be applied directly on the walls without furring or damp proofing. Shower and toilet arrangement in the basement were objectionable, cloak rooms inconvenient and subject to crowding. Lighting arrangement in the basement and stairways very poor. The boilers specified were unsatisfactory and were so arranged as to make the cost of maintenance and operation very high. The construction specified was of a class that would rapidly deteriorate and the basement would be damp and unhealthy. No attention was paid to those criticisms by the School Board of Nesquehoning and bids were asked for and were so high that they were all thrown out, and the architect was asked to revise the plans, and specifications so that a building could be constructed for a lower figure. This was done and as far as we have been able to ascertain, the following will be the result of the last bidding, which has been accepted by the School Board: Complete Contract $59,000. Heating, Lighting and other Contracts $16,000. Architect’s Commission $3,950. Furnishings $5,000. Ground $3,500. Total $87,450. In going over the modified plans and specifications, it is shown that the best features of the original plan have been eliminated. Stone panels, coping and other exterior decorative stonework have been omitted and brick substituted, while the roof has been lowered, causing the architectural effect of the building to largely ruined. Steel columns and beams throughout are omitted and inferior construction of doubtful strength substituted. Dumbwaiter and other convenient details are omitted an also stock and storage rooms. No gallery is specified for the Assembly Room, thus cutting the seating capacity below requirements. The walls of the basement rooms are unplastered. The corridors are no longer as fire proof as they were, as wooden floors have been substituted in the cloak rooms that are at each end of each corridor. The stairways are darkened by the omission of windows and are neither smoke or panic proof. All blackboards are omitted and the heating and ventilating ducts are of cheap metal lath construction of comparatively short life. All wall painting and decorating is omitted. Cheap rift-sawed pine floors are substituted throughout the building; even these are not covered by and definite specifications. Finishing coat for concrete floors in corridors is omitted. Specifications are very loosely drawn, indefinite and not binding on the contractors. The building is laid out for twenty one large rooms for teachers and pupils, of these only five rooms in the basement with unplastered walls are finished, and one class and one study room on the remaining floors. The other rooms are left entirely unfinished and are blocked off for the present by unsightly wooden partitions in the corridors. Superintendents and Boardrooms are however finished, in other words almost the entire first and second floors are erected only for the convenience of small board and Superintendent’s Rooms. The Assembly room is left entirely unfinished and presumably will be unfinished. For all this the Board has contracted to pay practically as high as price as would be necessary for a building of fire proof construction throughout and with proper designing to eliminate waste, it would be possible to secure a fire proof structure for less than the present cost, with the addition of all modern improvements and fixtures, which are entirely missing in the present plan. The construction of the building on the present plans would mean that the expense in connection with it has only just begun. An approximate estimate of the amount required to complete the interior of the building would be $25,000. The position of the LC&N Co., as the taxpayer, who is assessed about 75 per cent of all the taxes in this school district is that they will be glad to have sufficient schools to accommodate all the scholars that can receive their education in the town where the employees of the Company live. They feel, however that this money should be wisely expended and they believe that any impartial investigation into the plans and specifications that have been accepted by the school board at Nesquehoning will show that there is an entire absence of any wisdom or good judgment and that the building as designed will simply lead to endless expenditures in the future. We feel that this is a matter that the taxpayers should be protected in and we appeal to the State Board of Education and ask them to investigate the matter and see if there is not some way by which the taxpayers money can be expended intelligently for educational purposes and not wastefully and extravagantly as is being done in this case. We have more complete data here in the office of detailed criticisms of the plans and specifications, which we will be glad to show to any representative that you may send here to investigate. Would appreciate your taking some action in the matter for the protection of the taxpayers. Yours very truly, E. Ludlow, Vice President.

9-15-1916     A meeting of the School Board was held on Monday evening with all the members of the Board present. The condition of the rear entrance to the East End grounds was reported. On motion of directors Ronemus and Cox, Mr. Newton was instructed to gather up the loose stones on school ground and fill in. Solicitor Smitham was present and reported the result of his conference with Architect Adams and State Architect Richards to the effect that all things were properly adjusted. On motion of directors Steventon and Cox the communication with reference to the opening of schools from Supt. Bevan was accepted and filed. On motion of Directors Cox and Steventon, the schools were ordered open Oct. 2, if no further delay is occasioned by the epidemic. On motion of Directors Steventon and Cox the resignation of Miss Grayson was accepted. On motion of Directors Ronemus and Cox nominations for the various vacant positions were open. For sixth grade, Miss Bond was nominated and unanimously elected. For the additional fifth grade, Miss Bechtel was placed in nomination by Director Ronemus. Miss Ellen Davies was also nominated. The vote follows: For Miss Bechtel, Directors Ronemus and Steventon, for Miss Ellen Davies, Directors Cox, Emanuel and Norwood, Miss Davies was declared elected. For Coalport, Mr. J. Thomas was placed in nomination by Director Cox. Miss Bechtel was nominated by Mr. Ronemus. The vote follows: For Mr. Thomas, Director Cox, for Miss Bechtel, Directors Ronemus, Steventon, Emanuel and Norwood. Miss Bechtel was declared elected. For continuation school, Mr. J. Thomas was nominated and unanimously elected. Mrs. Sara C. Cadden was unanimously elected as second substitute. On motion of Directors Ronemus and Cox, Miss Davis was instructed to supervise music in all the rooms of the system. After a discussion of the salaries of the primary teachers a motion was made by Directors Cox and Ronemus that their salaries remain the same as last year except as already changed by receiving of higher certificates.

9-15-1916     Replies To Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. School Board Shows Authority For Proceeding With Building. The following formal statement was made today by the School Board anent the article of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company appearing in these columns yesterday. “The article which appeared in last night’s Daily Times about the new school building at Nesquehoning showed only a small part of the school question, and surely must have created a wrong impression. The school board has been endeavoring for a period of two years to secure a new school building which would meet the needs of the district not only for the present but for a reasonable time in the future, and in doing so invited the honest criticism of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. Instead of securing any assistance during all the time, the Company has simply delayed matters on one pretext or another, and have given no assistance although frequently requested to do so, and as a consequence the board is unable to understand just what the Company does want. The article mentioned above deals with the approval of the State authorities to the plans selected. The original plans were approved by the State authorities as the Company very well knows as they have the plans in their possession even now. The original plans were revised in order to reduce the cost of the building. The revised plans were submitted to the proper State Authorities and they have been formally approved. If the company desires to enter into a controversy with the State authorities, they of course have the privilege of doing so. The State authorities are the duly appointed parties to decide matters of this kind, and school boards are compelled to be guided by them and not by any Company or any other tax payer. The school board has honestly endeavored for the best interests of all the secure a suitable building and have the proper approval for what has been done. Take the matter up with the State and not with the school board.”

9-15-1916     The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company files bill of equity against Nesquehoning school board, prays for bill of injunction. The LC&N Co. filed a bill of equity against the School Board in a step to prevent the directors from going on with the erection of the new high school building. The complainant alleges the plans and specifications were not submitted to the State board of education for approval. That the specifications did not contain a time limit thus making them non-competitive. To erect, complete and equip the said new high school building, as the same has been designed and planned by the architect, will increase the indebtedness of said School District to an amount in excess of two per cent of the assessed valuation of the said District, notwithstanding which the Board of School Directors of said District has failed and neglected to submit to the electors the question of whether or not such indebtedness shall be created and incurred. The high school building as planned and designed is insufficient and injurious to the best interests of the taxpayers, patrons and school children of said School District in that the same is not of fire proof or semi fire proof construction, that the lighting of certain areaways is insufficient, that certain walls of the building are not damp proof, and that said plans are for an uncompleted building, and one not suited to the needs of the District. Your Honor, therefore, being with out adequate remedy at law and needing equitable relief, prays: 1st – That the contract entered into with the said Andrew Breslin for the construction of said high school building, and the contract entered into with the American Heating and Ventilating Co. for the equipment of said building with heating and ventilating apparatus, and all other contracts entered into for or on account of the same be declared null, and void and of no effect. 2nd – That an injunction be issued preliminary until hearing and perpetual thereafter, restraining and enjoining the said School District, the several members and officers of its Board of Directors, the said Clyde S. Adams, Andrew Breslin and the American Heating and Ventilating Co. from proceeding with the erection and construction in connection therewith, and from all payments of moneys on account thereof.

9-19-1916     Howard Smitham will enter Millersville S.N.S. Wednesday as a student.

                   Walter Kishbach is spending a few days at his home before resuming his studies at State College, Carlisle.

                    James Crossin and family have returned from Allentown and are now living in Branch’s house until his own house is vacated.

                     All who attend the dance to be given by the Ladies Auxiliary to the A.O.H. in Ferkos Hall tomorrow night are assured of a good time. Music by Prof. J. L. Boyle’s orchestra. Many visitors will attend. These dances are always enjoyable, but tomorrow nights promises to be the merriest ever. For a good time attend this dance.

                     The body of John Cooper, arrived here this afternoon and was taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Maurer from whence the funeral will be held. Deceased was aged 76 years and was a veteran of the Civil War. He was the originator of the coal ornament business, making a model of a steam engine for exhibition at the World’s fair at Chicago, Ill., which attracted much attention. He was a former resident of town. His widow and the following children survive: Mrs. Carrie Davis, Reading; Wm Cooper, of town; Samuel of Weatherly and Mrs. Frank Maurer.

                      A physical examination for every pupil under sixteen years of age before school sessions begin to protect all school children from infantile paralysis contagion.

9-23-1916     Sarah, the 9-year-old daughter of John Bonner fell from a wagon yesterday sustaining severe injuries of the head and shoulders.

                   Miss Annie Fritz and Michael Bretzick were married in the Greek Catholic Church this morning. It was an elaborate event, six brides maids and six best men attending. It required 8 autos to convey the wedding party to and from the bride’s home.

9-25-1916     Dr. G.P.Thomas, a graduate of the dental department of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, has opened an office in the Thomas building opposite the M.E.Church.

10-2-1916     Gambling must cease. Constable Ben Oxley, of Nesquehoning, was asked if he knew of gambling going on at the recent carnival held at that place. He replied that the operation of wheels at carnivals was a common occurrence and didn’t know that it constituted gambling. Churches, societies and other organizations resort to this form to raise money. The Court informed him that games of chance constituted gambling and not to permit them in the future. The Court also denounced the action of the carnivals in occupying the public streets.

                    Mr. Oxley reported the highway between Nesquehoning and Summit Hill in bad shape. The matter was referred to William F. Thomas, Esq., who is to take up the matter with the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company and supervisors. He also reported a badly bonded electric rail connection at Bechtel’s corner which endangered the lives of the public.

10-6-1916     The Eagle Hotel has arranged to get the World’s series games by innings having engaged a special wire direct from the Boston and Brooklyn grounds for the special occasion.

                   The regular meeting of the school board was held on Monday evening, with President Norwood in the chair. Other members present were Directors Steventon, Cox and Emanuel. The usual routine business was transacted. Solicitor Smitham was present as was architect Clyde S. Adams. The Board went into executive session to consider the matters pertaining to the suit in equity brought by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company concerning the new High School building.  Principal Slough reported the attendance in the schools of town at 866. Others are expected to enter. The High School numbers 111. The primary grades are very much crowded. Principal Slough was ordered to procure the necessary books. The Board adjourned to meet at the call of the president.

10-19-1916    A villain at large. A couple of months ago a young man of foreign birth arrived home from the Mexican border after serving three years in the U.S. Army. He was joyfully welcomed back by his friends and acquaintances, and for a short time appeared to be a gentleman, although it was plainly seen that he felt much bigger than his former companions, and in order to prove his superiority began to smash men and things in a wild Westerly style, showing that he had no regard for human or property rights. He was fitted out with steel knuckles and carried a gun with which he beat and terrified innocent foreigners. As a result of his recent midnight crusades men have black eyes, lacerated heads and bodies, one of his victims being in the hospital, another citizen moving away from town through fear of repetition. Last week he was up before Squire Boyle on a charge of assault and battery and since his release he is charged with the same offense and carrying concealed deadly weapons before Squire Smitham. Squire Watkins has issued two warrants for his arrest, one for assault and battery and one for house breaking. All good citizens should assist in the capture of this undesirable villain. Peace officers, “take notice.” His name is John Stempe.

10-20-1916   The Hose Company is considering bids on a chemical engine and will shortly award the contract.

                   The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company will endeavor to operate the collieries a full day on Saturdays. During the summer season Saturday was a half holiday

                   Next Monday will be button day at all the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company collieries. To avoid trouble it is hoped all will get in line.

                   Although the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company had arranged to build a new village near Flickersville for the people of Little Italy which town is to be abandoned on account of a stripping, the proposition has fallen through due to objection on the part of the executors of the Jeanes estate upon which land the new town was to be erected. The plans provide for a model town and it is to be hoped the land can be secured for the purpose without any difficulty.

                   There is a general demand for a change in the public road at No.1 shaft. It is very steep and dangerous and could be eliminated without much expense and would be more economical on motors and safer and convenient in every respect. It is to be hoped the change will be made.

10-23-1916   The forty hours devotion opened in the Church of the Sacred Heart on Sunday morning with High Mass at 9:30 o’clock and will continue until Tuesday evening. Rev. Father Griffin, if the Holy Ghost Fathers is conducting the services assisted by the pastor Rev. J. L. Connor and Rev. T. J. Larkin, of Mauch Chunk. The altar are beautifully decorated with flowers and plants. This, together with the numerous candles burning, makes the church an inspiring scene. The church is crowded to its fullest capacity at all the morning and evening services, many non-Catholic friends being among the congregation. All are welcome and invited to attend all of the devotions.

                   The wise man will secure a ticket for the Irish Benefit Dance to be held in Castle Hall on Tuesday evening, Nov 7th. Come and enjoy yourself. All the old time dances will be brought back, also popular dances of the day. Boyle’s orchestra of five pieces will furnish the regular dance numbers. The election returns will be announced as quick as received. Refreshments will be served, the committee is leaving nothing undone to make the affair a grand success. Make no other dates for that night, but come and enjoy yourself on Tuesday evening, Nov. 7th at Castle Hall.

                    The wedding of Michael Mikovitcs and Miss Ester, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Ferko, of town, took place yesterday at noon. The ceremony was performed by the new rector of St. Mary’s Greek Catholic Church, it being the first wedding performed there by the new rector, who is newly arrived from Pittsburg. The bride’s father has been very active in the building and support of St. Mary’s church and his daughter was therefore given a very elaborate wedding. The bride was arrayed in a beautiful creation of white crepe de meteor and wore a coronation veil and orange blossoms. The maid of honor Miss Mary Hudak, of Freeland, a cousin of the bride, was attired in a beautiful pink crepe gown edged with marabou. She carried a huge bouquet of roses. Daniel Driang, a chum of the groom for many years served as best man. There were 28 bridesmaids and the accompanying number of ushers. Eleven automobiles conveyed the wedding party to and from the church. At 3 p.m. there was a reception tendered to the happy young couple at the home of the bride and also in the adjoining hall. Nearly 500 people were present and were served with delicious refreshments. The wedding cake was a huge masterpiece of culinary art and was admired by everybody. The bride received numerous costly presents and a snug sum of money from her many friends. Gorrol’s orchestra of Nesquehoning furnished the music and will also play for a dance to be given to the young couple at Ferko’s hall on Tuesday evening. The best wishes of the community go to the young people who are quite popular in the town.

                    John Bond, Jr., took his son Russell to Lehighton for a slight operation today.

10-24-1916     Announcement was made today of the opening of a new drug store by E.J.Campbell, brother of the late Thomas Campbell.

10-26-1916      At a meeting of the hose company last night the contract for the furnishing of a combination truck and chemical auto was awarded to N.G.Drumheller, of Lansford, for $4,500 who will furnish a Mack truck within 90 days.

                      John Stempo, wanted at Nesquehoning on charges of aggravated assault and battery, breaking and entering and with carrying concealed deadly weapons and John Skeerchock charged with aiding and abetting his escape were arrested in Allentown Yesterday and were taken back for trial last night. Motorcycle Officer Reuter, accompanied by Ben Oxley, constable at Nesquehoning, found Stimpo hiding in a closet at the boarding house at 309 Hamilton Street after the proprietor had told the officers that their man was not in the building. Oxley recognized a portion of Stimpo’s clothing which had been left of the first floor and profiting by a previous experience with the man, when he made his escape by hiding in a barrel until the officer left the building, a search was started. Late Tuesday Skeerchock checked a dress suit case belonging to Stimpo, to Allentown. To throw the officers off his trail, he followed to Allentown and personally called at the Terminal station for the suit case. Word of his coming had already been telegraphed and Officer Getter placed him under arrest on suspicion. He was held at police headquarters until the arrival of the Nesquehoning officers late in the afternoon. Skeerchock broke under examination and told where his companion was. Both men were handcuffed and taken back home by automobile late last night. Stimpo has just completed and enlistment in the U.S. Army, but has been creating trouble since his discharge.

10-27-1916     Pickets out at Nesquehoning. Union votes to continue button strike and appoint committees for picket duty. The vote of the employees of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company at Nesquehoning yesterday for or against the continuance of the button strike, resulted in a large majority in favor of its continuance. This was ratified at a meeting last night and committees were appointed on picket duty to prevent those at work from reporting for duty or any so inclined. The pickets got on the job early this morning, stationing themselves at all avenues leading to the colliery. All trolley cars were met also. Since the strike was inaugurated carpenters and other tradesmen are alleged to have been preparing coal for market. To prevent this was the purpose of the pickets. There was a great dispersing of the workmen when met by the pickets. They ran under cover in all directions. Unless the non-union men get into line at once, there is danger of every colliery under the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company being called out in sympathy. The union men are embittered against those who refuse to join the union or pay up the dues. They claim it is for personal reasons and that they have no logical basis for their attitude which causes so many men to be idle at a time they need to work in order to prepare for the dreary winter ahead.

10-28-1916     Tamaqua football team plays here on Monday, Mitchell Day.

                     The pickets of the button strikers were on the job bright and early this morning and turned back a number of employees enroute to work. Unless the few join the union or secure buttons by Monday, it is believed the entire Panther Valley will take up in a sympathetic strike. Only a few men refuse to wear the button. It is a personal affair with them. They are not opposed to the union but its officers, who have been too energetic for them in certain matters for the general good of the union.

10-31-1916      Much to the disappointment of a large crowd the visitors did not show up for the football game scheduled by Manager McCaffrey for yesterday.

                      Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hall, a son.

                      Quite a large number of people from town attended the masquerade party given by Mark Davis at Hauto last night. The decorations were beautiful.

                       Patrick Callahan, a sergeant of the New York Police Department, is spending a season in town. Three years ago he was employed in the construction of bungalows at Hauto.

                       Burke Bros. of Shenandoah have purchased the drugstore of the late Thomas Campbell. They have a chain of such stores, including Wilkes Barre and Shenandoah.

                        A dance will be given Election night for the benefit of the destitute of Ireland. All other nations are assisting the world war suffers and it is but just that the victims of Ireland should be looked after in the same respect. They have always been good contributors to charity. Now is the opportunity to reciprocate. It is to be hoped it will be well patronized.

                        Thomas McCaffery has succeeded in collecting $112 for the new Sacred Heart Hospital at Allentown. He turned the subscriptions over to John Ludwig. Of East Mauch Chunk.

                        Nesquehoning will be represented by a large crowd at Mauch Chunk Halloween celebration tomorrow evening. There will be many pretty costumes from here.

                        The button strike is still on. All but a few of the obstinate ones have come into line and it is expected that within a few days the others will see the folly of their way and become men among men. Those few are keeping themselves idle because of their opposition to certain union officials. It is not the union that they oppose and therefore they have no logical basis for their stand. It is to be regretted that a few such men are as obstinate as to keep thousands idle.

                       Beginning November 1st the Nesquehoning Branch of the Dimmick Memorial Library will be open on Wednesday evening from 7 to 8:30 and on Saturday afternoon from 2:15 to 4:15.

                       Harry McElmoyle won the Victrola awarded by the Hose Co. last night.

                       Shipping coal in sealed box cars, as precious as perishable freight. Scarcity creates exorbitant prices. Coal is becoming a very precious article. It always was but more so now than ever before. The demand cannot be supplied and the supply isn’t sufficient. It is a condition of the market the coal barons have long desired and dreamed of and at last, it is a practical reality. Unable to secure the precious black diamonds to create warmth in the chill days of autumn, people, the well to do class are offering fabulous prices for it and they are being catered to. For the first time in the history of coal mining, coal is being shipped to distant parts of the East and West in sealed box cars, as precious as perishable freight. Daily such cargoes can be observed passing over the local railroads. The operators are getting the greatest prices ever paid for coal. The collieries don’t need to work full time. The operators are receiving now for half the supply what they formerly got for the full supply and there is no disposition to rush matters, as a scarce market means an exorbitant demand for the precious black diamonds.

11-1-1916      An important addition to the business interests of Nesquehoning will take place Monday when Burke’s Drug Stores take possession of the drug store of the late T.J.Campbell who for a number of years was one of the town’s leading merchants. The new owners will begin at once to install improvements and add to the various lines of merchandise carried, in order to bring the store up to the Burke standard for goods and service. The local store will be made into one of the largest of the Burke chain, which extends to Wilkes Barre, Shenandoah and other cities. Prescriptions will be called for and delivered and the Burke slogan of Safety and Satisfaction first will be the guiding creed. Patent medicines and other ready made preparations of recognized worth will be carried in stock and sold at the usual Burke cut rate prices. “Sek-Rub” Balm, one of Burke’s own prescriptions for rheumatism and other inflammations will be introduced. The complete line of Eastman Kodak’s and cameras, films and supplies will be one of the important lines added, while the general sporting goods stocks will be increased. An interesting, and for amateur photographer’s, a money saving feature of Burke’s Kodak service is that all films purchased at Burke’s, are developed free. In other cities where Burke’s Drug Stores are located, this has proved immensely popular with amateur photographer and the result has been an increased interest in the interesting pastime of taking pictures with various priced Kodak Cameras. The Rexall line of ready made medicines, toilet and household preparation is to be a part of the extensive lines to be carried. Mark Burke of Wilkes-Barre and Miles Burke, of Shenandoah members of the firm are in town preparing for the formal opening of their new store.

11-2-1916      A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jones on Monday.

                    William Williams, Jr., of town has moved his family to Sandy Run.

                    Robert Davis has moved from the Branch row into the house vacated by Mr. Williams.

                    Report of the Nesquehoning branch of the Dimmick Memorial Library for October: Books circulated, fiction 152, non-fiction 17; juvenile fiction 30; juvenile non-fiction 12; total 211. Inez Crandle, Librarian.

11-6-1916      Joe Sherman, a sailor in the U.S. cruiser Arkansas is spending a furlough at his home here.

                    Robert Measures has accepted a position as mixoligist at the Waldorf Hotel, John Schaeffer, proprietor, Palmerton, Pa.

                    There are to be no more button strikes here if they can be avoided. In the future it is proposed not to let non-union or buttonless men work. The idea is to send them home. This will prevent the majority from being idle and confine the suspension only to the buttonless. Only four out of 1400 are without the button here. By preventing the buttonless from working will bring them into line.

                     Nesquehoning believes it has the best football team in the world without exception. They believe Coaldale a foe worthy of their steel, but Coaldale is inclined to remain in its felts. In other words they lack the pep to tackle Nesquehoning, which is out with a challenge to play them for $300 or more a side at Lansford Park on Thanksgiving Day. If Coaldale can be induced to shake the felts and show the coin, an interesting game will result. It will be a keen disappointment to the lovers of the game if Coaldale fails to accept the challenge for a big game on a big day like Thanksgiving.

                    The funeral of Milander Hochmiller was held yesterday at 2 p.m. His wife preceded him in death three years ago. Two children survive. He was employed by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company at the tunnel until stricken.

11-8-1916     In behalf of the A. O. H. of Nesquehoning, President and members, we hereby extend our sincere thanks to al those who helped to make our Irish benefit dance a success. To the ladies who sent cakes to all those who sold tickets, to all the patrons in this and surrounding towns. We repeat our most heartfelt thanks. James H. Crossin, Patrick Hartneady, Frank J. McGorry, Timothy Boyle, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bonner, committee.

                    School board meeting. The regular meeting of the School Board was held on Monday evening Nov.6, all members being present Tax collector Ronemus was present and presented his statement of taxes collected during the month of October $425.32 and on motion of Steventon and Cox his commission of $21.27 was ordered paid. Tax collector Ronemus also handed over a check for $530.16, the balance of the 1915 duplicate, together with the exonerations of 1915 duplicate. On motion of Cox and Emanuel check was accepted, exoneration granted and commission $26.51 paid. Representatives of the Emerald basketball team were present and requested the use of the auditorium on Tuesday and Thursday. On motion of directors Steventon and Cox the request was granted. A committee of teachers was present and requested an interview with reference to the length of the term. Friday night Nov. 10 was fixed as the time. The report of the committee on the site of the new high school building gave a report which was accepted and the committee was consumed. Bills were read and paid.

11-11-1916      Big parade at Nesquehoning. Democrats to celebrate president Wilson’s re-election, to burn red powder. Nesquehoning Democrats will celebrate the re-election of President Wilson with a monster parade tonight at 8 o’clock. Several bands have been engaged, and a vast quantity of red powder will be burned to add illumination to the procession. Sheriff Hartneady will lead the parade. Great reparations have been made for it and it promises to be the largest ever held at that place. Nesquehoning Democrats turned out strong in the parade at Lansford last night and Lansford will reciprocate with a big delegation and band in the parade at Nesquehoning. Summit Hill Democrats will also be represented. Mauch Chunk and Lehighton will contribute their Democratic hosts to the occasion. E. F. Boettcher secretary of the Y.M.C.A. will take part and wear his high silk hat. County Chairman A. B. Enbody will lead the van. The enthusiastic Democrats were preparing banners today and many will be in line tonight. They have built a number of boats with which to send the Republicans on their long journey up Salt River. On account of their being no salt in the Black Creek which leads to Salt River two loads of salt were placed in the creek today.

11-17-1916      Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Mulligan of East Catawissa St, were tendered a pleasant surprise Thursday evening in honor of the first anniversary of their wedding. The members of the Margaret Wilson Sewing Circle met and proceeded to Mr. Mulligan’s home where a most delightful evening was spent. Lunch consisting of coffee, cake and ice cream was served. The ladies presented Mr. and Mrs. with a handsome and costly chocolate set. Mr. and Mrs. Mulligan proved themselves capable and cordial hosts. All present joined in wishing them many happy returns of their wedding anniversary. Those present were as follows: Mrs. Margaret McGorry, Mrs. Katie King, Mrs. Alice Riley, Mrs. Eugene Bonner, Mrs. Katie Large, Mrs. J. Nothstein, Mrs. Sallie Bechtel, Mrs. Martin McFadden, Mrs. James H. Crossin.

                      Henry McGorry is on the sick list.

                      The H. B. A. Society of town held a regular meeting last evening. The following officers were elected to serve one year: President, Timothy Boyle; vice president, Thomas Hanniger; recording secretary, M. P. Mulligan; financial secretary, D. L. Coll; treasurer, P. F. Barry; steward, George Hughes; steward, Patrick Hartneady.

11-21-1916     Toney O’Donnell, of West Hazleton, spent Sunday the guest of his sister Mrs. M. F. McFadden. He was accompanied by his wife and family.

                     A grand bazaar will be held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at Ferkos Hall for the benefit of the Sacred Heart Church. A feature will be old time music and popular dancing. The public is cordially invited.

                     Miss Mary Speshok found a pearl in a oyster.

                     The funeral of Margaret, wife of David Ronemus, who died yesterday at the home of her parents at Audenried, will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with services at the M.E. Church, Audenried, to be followed by interment in the cemetery at Jeanesville. Many people from town will attend. Besides her husband the deceased is survived by her parents and the following brothers and sisters” Joseph, Hazleton; Albert, McAdoo; George, Wilkes Barre; Walter, Jeanesville; Wallace, John, William and Minnie, at home.

                     Mr. and Mrs. John R. Mulligan returned to South Bethlehem on Sunday after spending a few days with the former’s mother, Mrs. Rose Mulligan, of town.

11-27-1916     Film bought at Burke’s Drug Store, Nesquehoning, will be developed free.

                     The final announcement of banns of marriage between Joseph Cadden and Miss Mary Bosha was made in the Sacred Heart Church yesterday. Many local friends have received invitations to attend the ceremony at Mauch Chunk tomorrow.

                     Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gowner have left on a visit to San Bernedo, California.

                     On Saturday evening the “Nesquehoning Tidlies” were entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Maurer. The following were present, Annie Dunstan, Margaret Watson, Marie Brennan, Mr. and Mrs. William Bond, Mrs. William Lamon, Mrs. Samuel Houser, Grace and Sarah Bond, Jeanet Coxe, Gwennie Edwards, Ernst Schneider, H. M. Decker, G. L. Watson, Tomas Price, Earl Frantz, James Kanouse, Howard Arthur, Roderick Bliss, Bennet Dunstan, John Edwards, John Mink, Len and Robert Marsden, John Mink, a mutual and intellectual friend of both parties was chosen to call for the different games and performed this task in an artistic manner. After a large number of games were played he called for the programme especially arranged for this occasion which was as follows” Eulogy-“Peace and Prosperity” by John Mink: Song, “Nobody Home” by James Kanouse. Recitation “Just One Bone,” by Bennet Dunstan; Quartette, “List The Wedding Bells Shall Not Ring Tonight,” by Price Schnelder, Dunstan and Len Marsden: Recitation, “Among the Missing,” by John Edwards: Recitation, “Ah, Fair One,” by John Mink, Song, “My American Beauty” Annie Dunstan. This programme was rendered in a very efficient manner from beginning to end. The feature of the evening, however was the ardent and skillful manner of speech shown by John Mink in his two numbers on the above programme, At the close of the programme all were escorted to the tables were a very delicious luncheon was served. While at the table two beautiful cut glass dishes were presented to Mr. and Mrs. Maurer by Thomas Price in behalf of the “Tidlies” of which club Mr. Maurer is a member. Having eaten enough, Mink again rushed to the front with the games he desired and made a very favorable impression on the fair sex who attended. At a late hour, all departed leaving their best wishes with Mr. and Mrs. Maurer.

                      The three months old child of John Jarburk, who died on Saturday was buried at 10 a.m. today with services in St. Mary’s Church and interment in the Sacred Heart cemetery.

                      Clarence Marsden has purchased the milk route of Carl Cunfer, of Bloomingdale Valley and will take charge on December 1st.

11-28-1916      The Nesquehoning High School Boys and Girls basketball team will open their season with Summit Hill High School boys and girls in the High School Auditorium on Thanksgiving evening at 8 o’clock. A large crowd is expected.

                      Michael P. Koomars new brick residence on Catawissa Street is undergoing the final touches tending toward its completion. The building is an imposing work of modern architecture and ultimately, when Mr. Koomar and his estimable wife and family occupy this beautiful stately home they can feel thoroughly satisfied and proud in the possession of the most modern of its like in Nesquehoning. In his recent retirement as proprietor of the Carbon Hotel, West Catawissa Street, Mr. Koomar completed an admirable career, and established an epoch in the liquor business here that is without parallel since local licenses were first issued. When Mike retired Nesquehoning lost its best conductor of hotels. This may seem a pretty broad statement, but it stands as solid as the Rock of Gibraltar. His untrammeled record shows a unique and unquestioned precedent that could be easily followed, without any unendurable hardship, by the other hotelkeepers. During a regime of more than twelve years as the proprietor of the Carbon Hotel, Mr. Koomar has made for himself an enviable record that will forever stand to his credit. He was the ideal hotelkeeper, because during all that time not one human head was broken, no eye blackened, nor the least resemblance to a brawl ever occurred in his place which is a usual happening in many places, owing to misconduct or the lack of knowledge of conducting a hotel. He positively would not serve intoxicating drink to tipplers; no matter of what station of life, and if his praiseworthy courage and convictions were everywhere followed here would be no need of a “jagist.” The Carbon Hotel bar was closed promptly at ten o’clock each night a schedule that was always adhered to, and never once swerved from no matter whose or what “business” seemed promising. And years before the fiat went forth for the closing of the bars on Christmas Day, Mr. Koomar had already put that regulation into effect in regards to his own hotel. His retirement is yet being looked upon with real regret, as there is a pitiful dearth in the liquor business of such conscientious men as is Michael P. Koomar.

12-5-1916       Mrs. Eliza Corby died last night at 8 o’clock of complications after a lingering illness, aged 64 years. Her husband the late Thomas H. Corby, a prominent merchant, preceded her in death ten years ago. She was a well known lady and greatly beloved for her kind disposition and charitable acts, having on countless occasions ministered to the needs of the distressed. The following children survive: John, William, Thomas, Lottie Corby and Mrs. Jenkin Davis, of town and these brothers and sister, Thomas, William and John Griffith, of town and Mrs. Thomas J. Jenkins, of Lansford. Funeral Thursday at 2 p.m. Services at the home by Rev. Comley, of the M. E. Church and Rev. Dauphin, of the Baptist Church.

                     The regular meeting of the School Board was held on Monday evening in the High School room with all the members present. Treasurer Ronemus reported receiving the state appropriation $5,340.51. Tax Collector Ronemus turned in taxes for the month of November amounting to $204.26 which was accepted and commission of $10.21 ordered paid. On motion of directors Steventon and Ronemus the teachers and janitors salaries were ordered paid when due throughout the year. On motion of Directors Cox and Steventon the teachers were ordered paid a half month’s salary Dec. 22. The Board was reorganized by the election of Thomas S. Cox as president and Albert Norwood as vice president. Principal Slough reported briefly on the progress of the work as did also the visiting director Ronemus. The schools are in good working condition. Principal Slough was instructed to get needed supplies.

12-5-1916      Wreck at Nesquehoning. There was a slight wreck on the C.R.R. of N.J. at Hauto yesterday at 3:30 p.m. While a train was running from the branch to the breaker it was side swiped by a train running East of which Thomas Behan was engineer. Three cars were damaged and the engine which however was enabled to continue on its was. The damaged cars contained grain, coal and lumber. One track was blocked for several hours. The accident was due to wet rails, as the train was running under the control limit, but failed to stop when the brakes were applied.