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STOLEN GOODS FOUND IN MERCHANT'S CELLAR Jacob.Weinfleld, of Property Taken Duryea lias another sensation, a well known merchant Of the town having been arrested on the charge of larceny And receiving stolen goods. The accused accused man is Jacob Welnfleld, who keeps a grocery store and saloon on the back road, and it is alleged that he was found in possession of a lot of merchandise taken from the Lackawanna Lackawanna station of the D., L. & W, Co. The robbery took place on Sunday night, a week ago. Chief Cosgrove, of Duryea, worked up the case. He says he had suspicions that led to the discovery discovery of information warranting the Bwearing out of a search warrant giving giving him the right to enter the Wein - fleld premises. On Saturday afternoon, accompanied by Detective Spellman, Chief Cosgrove went to Weinfleld's etore, and made an examination of the cellar. There the officers found one case of new shoes and a bag full of new shoes. They were examined and it was found that the shoes corresponded corresponded with the description of those stolen from the Lackawanna station. The officers took possession of the property and placed Welnfleld under arrest, charged with larceny and receiving receiving stolen goods. When it became noised through the town that Weln Duryea, Under Bail From Station. fleld had been arrested there was considerable considerable of a stir among the people. The prisoner was kept in the Duryea lockup for a couple of hours, and was then taken to Scranton, where he entered entered bail in the Bum of ll.OQQ. before Judge Newcombe. The robbery was committed in Lackawanna county, which accounts for the case being taken to Scranton. Welnfleld was then released and returned to his home. Yesterday afternoon, all of the stolen goods not having been recovered, Chief Cosgrove made another search of the Welnfleld premises. He went into the cellar, and, finding some earth that seemed to have besn recently dug up, did some digging on his own account, with the result that he unearthed, burled burled about five feet below the surface, two more bags full of stolen shoes. In one corner of the cellar a lot of empty powder cans were piled, and in one of these 20 baby's shoes were found. These were also among the goods stolen stolen from the station. After this discovery, discovery, Welnfleld was again placed under 1 arrest, on a warrant sworn out before 'Squire Oilboy, of Duryea. He was given given a hearing and placed under $1,000 bail for his appearance In the Luzerne court. John Olosky, of Duryea, became his bondsman, but this morning Olosky notified 'Squire Gilboy that he desired to be released from responsibility, and he and Welnfleld will be required to appear before the justice on Wednesday Wednesday morning, when action in the mat ter .will be taken. The accused man has made an informal statement to the effect that he purchased the goods found on his premises, but at the hear ings .when he entered ball he made no formal defense. Colds 'Are Dangerous. How often you hear It remarked, "It's only a cold," and a few days later learn that the man is on his back with pneumonia. This is of such common occurrence that a cold, however slight, should not be disregarded. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy counteracts counteracts any tendency toward pneumonia. It always cures and is pleasant to take. Sold by all druggists on a guarantee. WATKINS RETURNS TO SCRANTON Comments on the Work of the Anthracite Anthracite Strike Commission. T. H. Watkins, of the anthracite strike commission, bas returned to Scranton for the first time this year and will leave there on Tuesday with Mrs. Watkins for Mexico, where they will remain for several weeks. In speaking of the work of the commission commission Mr. Watkins said that the members had tried to do their duty as they saw it. "Any other seven men would have done as well," he said simply. "We gave up everything for it during those five months and put out of sight all personal interests and opinions. If it had meant our social and ' financial ruin we must have done the same. The questions were supreme, so important that none of us thought of past or future, future, or of outside effects. "It was the principles Involved that we had to consider and disentangle from all other details and complications.

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  1. Pittston Gazette,
  2. 30 Mar 1903, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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