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VOL. VI. No. 57. DOINGS OF THE COUNCIL. REPORT OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY EVENING. February 20 Selected an the Date to Hold an Flection for the Adoption or Dejection of a Fight Tax—Chief of the Fire Department Clio Hen. The members of the Freeland council met in regular session on Tuesday even ing. The following members were pres ent: James Williamson, Dr. E. W. Hot ter, Bernard McLaughlin and Frank De- Pierro. The minutes of the last regular and two special meetings were read and approved. The following bills were read and or dered paid : Freeland Water Co., rent of plugs SOO 00 Pcnnu. G. G. L. Co., rent of lamps 42 25 M. Halpiu, sharpening tools 52 75 E. U. Turnbach, sharpening tools 4 i5 L. H. Lentz, lumber 20 08 Condy Boyle, janitor ! 12 00 Condy Boyle, feeding prisoners 4 75 G. G. I'ritchard, assessing dogs 4 ;>a The street commissioner's bill for work done on streets for December was read and approved; amount, $10.64. The committee appointed to view the damage done to Hugh Malloy's property by the falling of a pole reported that the bill be paid. The report was accepted and the amount, $11.35, ordered paid. The matter of widening Johnson street was taken up, and again postponed until the next meeting. The election of a chief of the Citizens' Hose Company was taken up. E. P. Gallagher and Robert Dunlap were recommended by the hose company. Dunlap was elected, having- received four of the six votes cast by the council men and the hose company directors. The council took up the question of submitting the special light tax to the voters of the borough for their adoption or rejection, and the following was adopted: "Whereas, The members of the Free land borough council are in favor of the adoption of arc electric lights for street illumination purposes, and in order that the voters and taxpayers of the borough may have an opportunity to vote upon the adoption or rejection of a special light tax, therefore he it "Resolved, That a special election be held on the twentieth day of February, 3894, at which the legal voters of the borough of Freeland shall vote upon the adoption or rejection of a special light tax." A communication was read from 11. C. Koons requesting to have money refund ed which he paid for removing ashes, claiming that others were not charged. The amount paid by Mr. Koons was ordered to be returned to him. Dr. Rutter and Drank Del'ierro were appointed a committee to procure iron plates to cover gutter crossings. Philip Geritz asked permission to place a sign post on the northeast corner of Front and Centre streets. It was re ferred to the street committee. John Forgot to Out Married. In Hungary three years ago, Michael Morinuki, then 18 years old, fell in love with Mary Boblick, aged 16, but, as Michael was hut a farm laborer and the Boblicks weie well-to-do, Mary's parents objected to the love-making of the young couple, and sent their daughter to live with a rich aunt and be educated in Prague. This separation did not cool the allection of the young people, and though two years had passed in which they did not see each other, their love did not dimish. During this time, as they had agreed, each saved every krentzer they could, and at the end of the two years had quite a snug sum. Then Morinski left his farm and went to Prague, where he met the girl and together they came to New York city, where Morinski got work with some friends. For two months the young people lived very happily. Then news came that Mary Boblick's brother John was upon their track, armed with a firm resolve to execute vengeance for the wrong done his sister. Fearing separation if dis covered, the young people came to the coal regions and settled at Wilkes-Barre. Mike secured work as a laborer in the Baltimore No. J mine, and rented a lit tle house where he and his sweetheart spent several months quietly and happily. On Tuesday evening when Michael returned from work he was surprised and terrified to find John Boblick ami a constable in the house, and the girl in tears. The brother wasted no time fh asking for explanations, but seized a whip, gave Michael a terrific trouncing and added insult to injury hy having him arrested on the statutory charge, as he and his sweetheart had never thought of the formality of a marriage. Now Mike is in jail waiting the action of the grand jury, which will probably discharge him, as no prosecutor will ap pear, John Boblick having started for New York with his sister, en route for his home in Hungary. Coal Output Increasing. The year which closed oil Sunday was of exceptional prosperity, in at least one line of industry—the production of an thracite coal, the output of which ex ceeds all past records. But for the busi ness depression during the last half of the year, which led to the closing of many iron mills, blast furnaces and other industrial establishments, Ihe pro duction would have been even greater than it is, in order to meet the constant ly growing demand. The total for 1893 is partly estimated, the production for the last week in December not having been announced, but it shows the amount produced last year to be about 43,00(1,000 tons, which, when compared with the 30,000,000 tons produced in 1884, is evidence of the in creasing demand for anthracite. These figures represent only the ship ments of coal, and do not include the additional larger quantity mined and used by employes, railroads, mining companies and others in and about the mines. As usual the Wyoming region led in production, while tbe Schuylkill, al though still ahead of tbe Lehigh, is steadily falling behind its own record. Things have been going this way for the past three years. Coal men expect tbe coming year to be a prosperous ono, although the heavy output of the past few months is having a depressing effect on prices. Matikeri Men Commit a Crime. A daring highway robbery was com mited at West Pittston on Tuesday night. John Clark, a young man, was going home about 12.30 o'clock when he was stopped by two men with handker chiefs oyer their faces. He showed fight but was quickly overpowered and his bands and feet securely bound with ropes. Then the highwaymen put a handkerchief in his mouth, carried him into a yard and cooly ransacked his pockets, obtaining $59 and a gold watch. They left him in the yard, and he would have lain there until morning had be not been able an hour after the as sault to get the handkerchief out of his mouth ami shout for help. There is no clue to the thieves. To Award a Contract. From Today's IMaln Speaker. The Lehigh Traction Company will soon award the contract for the construc tion of its road from Harleigh to Free land. The length of the road Jo be built will be about eight miles. Already several bids have been received and the contract will be given out in about a week or two. Work will be commenced as soon as the weather permits and a large force will be put to work so as to have the road in operation as soon as possible. By next summer we may expect to have connections with our hustling neighbor. Young Moll's Entertainment. The committee in charge of the enter tainment to be given under the auspices of the Young Men's T. A. B. Society on the 13th inst. is working hard to make it one of the heat yet given here. The minstrel opening is being rehearsed hy twenty-five local performers and will undoubtedly make a hit. The singing, reciting and other features w ill follow, in which the most talented of the region will take part, and the closing farce en titled "Everybody Astonished" will complete a programme that iB hound to please any audience. Out-of-Towu PcatliM. John Shovlin, w ho resided in this sec tion some time ago, died at Brooklyn, N. Y., on Saturday. The remains arrived at Jeddo at 8.40 o'clock last night, and w ere taken to the residence of his sister, Mrs. Patrick McGill, from which place the funeral will be held at 2 p. m. today. Interment at St. Ann's cemetery. Mr. Shovlin's death was a surprise to his many relatives here, coming, as it did, so soon after the demise of his wife, who died at Brooklyn on November 13, 1803. James McNelis, aged 85 years, died at Harwood on Monday night and was buriod this morning at llazleton. He was the father of School Director Tlios. McNelis, of Hazle township, and was well-known throughout the lower end. Mrs. John C. White, mother-in-law of It. J. Mooney, formerly of llazleton, died at Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday of pneumonia. She was buried at Wilkes- Barre yesterday. Peter Roberts, ex-burgess of Plymouth, died on Monday from pneumonia at the age of 00 years. He was a prominent i Welshman, and was held in high esteem • hy his countrymen. John O'Donnell, formerly of Buck | Mountain, died at Plymouth yesterday afternoon. He was a cousin of Manus Brennan, of South street, and was about IGO years of age. He leaves a wife and eight children. Funeral on Saturday afternoon. Interment at Plymouth. j See McDonald's |2.08 plush rockers. FREELAND, PA., THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1894. UPPER LEHIGH NOTES. The hunting season is over and were it not for the long and many fruitless trips in search of game it wound be entirely forgotten. The grip is slowly dying out and those who have been affected at this place are able (o be about again. William Wilmot and wife, of Wilbur ton, spent Sunday here with relatives. George Rebur fell into convulsions yesterday at the shaft near No. 7 slope and caused quite an excitement. John llurley is at home again after spending a week at New York city. A few quiet marriages took place at South Heberton and this place during the holidays. The furniture was removed from the Powoll residence this week. All.the former residents of this place, who were here speeding the holidays, hav■■ returned t> ihe r iiyinrs A pig is not a very nice animal to drive on a rope if a person doesn't know how. Still, a young married man under took a job of this kind on Monday. lie left here for Freeland, ami the pig ap peared willing to go any way but toward Freeland. The pig was called many pet names, but without effect, and at last the rope was removed from the leg to the neck and his pigship was dragged homo. The young man says no more presents of that kind will be accepted unless sent through the mail and then with a special delivery stamp on. HIGHLAND DOTS. Thus, and John Huson, of Wilkes- Barre, are visiting relatives and friends in town. Patrick Carr spent a few days at Phila delphia last week on business. Mike Kasca removed from this place to Shenandoah on Friday. William Nagedis received a severe gash on the head while at work in No. 2 slope last week. Joseph McArthur is ablo to be about again. Thomas Brown is looking up his chan ces for the nomination of township tax collector on the Republican ticket. About fifteen Hungarians left here last week for Plymouth, where they secured work. Miss May Wagner, of Bloomfield, N. J., is taking a vacation here with friends and relatives. New Year was celebrated in royal style at this place by our residents one ami all. Hugh McGill, of Mt. Cariuel, called upon friends and acquaintances here on Monday. Jacob Nagle is laid up with a severe attack of rheumatism. The public schools were opened on Tuesday after ten days vacation. The grip is still here and many of our residents are laid up. PERSONALITIES. Miss Maine Dougherty, of Walnut street, and Condy McGeehan, of the Points, left yesterday to enter Strouds burg normal school. Victor A. Oswald left here this week for Poughkeepsie, N. Y., where he will take a business course at the college there. Misses Theresa Lynapp and Annie Casey, of Wilkes-Barre, are spending a few dayß with their friend, Miss Annie Quiglcy, of Fast Main street. Con Boyle, the popular bartender of j the Luzerne House, Wilkes-Barre, is ' visiting relatives at Jeddo. George Chestnut and wife left this morning to attend the funeral of a rela tive at Scranton. Hon. William 11. Jeffrey made a busi ness trip to Harrisburg this week. Miss Maggie McHugh, of ltidge street, returned from a pleasant visit to rela tives at Mt. Carmel. Mrs. Ella McDonald attended the fu neral of a relative at Wilkes-Barre, yes terday. Nat. Jacobs is in New York city this week buying a stock of spring goods for the firm of Jacobs & Barasch, Miss Mame McDonald will leave for Stroudsburg tomorrow to resume her studies at the normal school. Mrs. Maggie Bell and three children, of Freeland, are the guests of her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Harris on West Green street.— Nanlicokt, Nem. Ofl'ered M Poditlon. P. M. Boyle, of Walnut street, for merly mine foreman at No. 2 Drifton, was offered the position of inside super intendent of the Hazle Mines colliery, llazleton, by Frank Pardee on Tuesday. As Mr. Bovle has other offers under consideration he did not yet definitely decide to accept, but will forward his answer to Pardee & Co. the latter part of this week. Temperance Insurance Plan. The committee appointed by "the Scranton diocesan temperance union to formulate plans for an insurance feature to be connected with the organization, lias adopted tbe following which will be submitted to tbe next convention: Every adult member not in arrears shall be entitled to a death benefit of SI,OOO, half rate members to SSOO and quarter rate members $250. Whenever tbe sum in the death bene fit fund is less than $2,000, a circular shall be issued stating the condition of treasury and making a levy of sl, for full rate and other rates prorata. Societies failing to pay this levy with in thirty days shall be suspended, and failure to pay tbe assessment in ninety days shall forfeit claim on tbe death benefit fund per i• nt >f s eh mom-v ic\ ed shall be set aside as u reserve fund until it shall hayo reached!lo;ooo. This fund to be used only in case of any extra ordinary death claims. Any member wishing to be transfer red to a society where the death benefit law is not in operation may continue paying tbe death benefit assessments and be entitled to death benefit claims. A member suspended may be re instated as a new member. Applicants for membership shall not be considered if it is found they belong to any society condemned by the Catholic church. Applicants for membership must un dergo a medical examination, state age, place of birth, residence, etc., and must be between tbe age of IS and 45 years. There are a number of other laws to be observed such as are in use by other insurance societies. Another New County Scheme. A scheme for a new county with the city of Carbondale as tbe county seat, has been in course of agitation among residents of Carbondale, Forest City, Susquehanna county, and Starrucca and Pleasant Mount, Wayne county, for the past month or so, and tlio scheme is now taking shape. Forest City bus astonished that sec tion by the rapidity of its growth dur ing tbe past two years. It lies in the most remote corner of Susquehanna county, and to reach Montrose, tbe county seat, recourse has to be had to three lines of railroads at unreasonable expense. Starrucca and Pleasant Mount lie in tbe remote portions of Wayne county, and they have a grievance also. Carbondale has no grievance, how ever, and its only reason for joining the scheme is the pride of being tbe seat of a county government. The scheme will be carried to the legislature and will be a feature of tbe legislative fight next fall. Oleomargarine* The number of establishments that j paid special tax during last year to carry | on the business of manufacturing and dealing in oleomargarine was 0,074. The amount of tax collected on oleomar garine was $1,301,235, and about SOOO,- ! 000 was collected for special taxes. The quanity of oleomargarine produced dur ing the year was 67,000,000 pounds, of uqhich nearly 2,000,000 pounds were ex ported. Illinois is the greatest producer of oleomargarine, the quantity manu factured in that state lust year being over 39,000,000 pounds. Nearly 7,000,- 000 pounds, were produced in Kentucky and about 700,000 in Pennsylvania. After IteeriillM for Pelxoto'H Army. Old soldiers about Wilkes-Barre arc considerably agitated by the visit of a man whosayshe is an agentempolyed to get recruits for the Brazilian army. He arrived there 011 Friday night and visit ed several veterans and tried to get them to join President Peixoto's forces, but as yet be has obtained 110 recruits. He gives liis name as James Gordon ; and gives as reference a letter from Ma- j jor Julian Rhodes, of Elmira, who is at the head of tire agency. Gordon has re ceived half a dozen promises of enlist-1 ment if he gets several others to join, so ; the recruits can have a- company from their own town. Specialties at Their Ball. During the intermission at the ball of 1 the Tigers Athletic Club on tire 22d inst. j j Con Carbon and Phil Coyle, of Wilkes-; Barre, will introduce a number of their popular songs and comic recitations, and will be followed by William Burke and | Denis Coyle, also of Wilkes-Barre, the 1 champion double clog and reel dancers | of Luzerne county. PLEASURE CALENDAR. I January 19,—Minstrel, variety and com edy entertainment of the Young Men's T. A. B. Society, at Freelanu opera house. Admission, 16 and 25 j cents. January 20.—8a1l of the Young Men's | Slavonian Society, at Freelatid opera house. Admission, 50 cents, j January 22.—Fifth annual hall of the Tigers AthleticCiub, at Freeland opera house. Admission, 60 cents. | Go to McDonald's for 3c. ginghams. BRIEF ITEMS OF NEWS. LOCAL JOTTINGS GATHERED FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. Little Ones of Interest About l'eopte You Know unit Things You Wish to Hoar About—'Wliat the Folks of TlUs Vicinity Are Doing. 11. E. Sweeney, of Drifton, anil A. W. Washburn, of Freeland, have been drawn to servo as common pleas jurors on February 5. Herbert Doudt, of Freeland, and Miss Kate Boland, of Ilazleton, were married in tbe latter city by Rev. Wagner on Saturday evening. Tbe culm banks at Audenried and Honey Brook have been purchased by Sort and the coal will be washed an-1 sent to mai et. f las Hendershotl, of Shickshinny, defeated J nines llrislin, of Warrior Ron, at Berwick on Tuesday in a 100-yard foot race for apu - o '"u County Solicitor Josepn Mori bus been reappointed by the commissioned and Sheriff Walters lias selected his son to fill tbe vacancy made by tbe resigna tion of Deputy Dwyer. Governor Pattison has appointed Wil liam A. Marr, of Ashland, trustee of tbe miners; hospital at that place, to fill tbe vacancy on the board made by the death of William Lilly. Anthony Stabl,-of Silver Brook, wlio fell some time ago on a mining needle, which penetrated bis stomach several incheß, was yesterday discharged from tbe hospital.— Standard. A new song is out, entitled, "Dancing the Baby." The words are by Sam W. Boyd and tbe music by Arthur M. Co hen, both of Wilkes-Barre. The tune is sweet and tbe words sympathetic. All of the coal companies in Foster township have refused to pay the one mill extra road tax levied to pay the former supervisors (1892). A suit to re cover the amounts due will be the result. St. Patrick's cornet band will attend St. Gabriel's fair at Hazleton on Satur day evening. A special train, returning about lip. m., will be run over tbe D. S. & S. to accommodate all who wish to fio. Candidates for borough and township | oflices should announce themselves by having a card inserted in the TRIIIUKK. I jTo succeed in anything advertising is | necessary, and politics is no exception ! to this rule. John Sahola was found hanging to a crabapple tree near Plymouth on New Year's morning stone dead. His knees were bent and touched the ground, and at first it was thought to be a case of suicide, but later developments point to murder. The coroner will investigate. Kdward McMahon, aged 29 years, a celebrated amateur wrestler and mem ber of the Seranton Athletic Club, died in that city on Tuesday from an internal injury he sustained in a recent wrestle. He had never been bested, having de feated the champions of all the leading cities. The Democratic poor district execu tive committee will meet tomorrow at I Weatherly to fix a date for the eonven ] tion to nominate candidates for poor director and auditor. The director will be chosen from the lower Carbon por tion and the auditor from the Luzerne portion of the district. When pretty Nellie Punlap, of Ash ley, told her parents that she was going to marry Frank McCabe, they objected. I Difference of religion was the cause. The young couple fled to Philipsburg, N. j J„ on Monday, where they were quietly | married. The parents relented and welcomed them home, j St. Ann's T. A. B. Pioneer Corps held j a very large ball on Monday evening, the attendance being greater than at any ball for some time past. More than 100 j couples took part in the grand march, which was led by Master of Ceremonies | James Quinn, of Highland, and Miss Hannah McGill, of Jeddo. Sail Fate of U YOUIIK Man. An accident occurred yesterday morn- I ing at Hazle Mines, Hii/.leton, whereby j Edward Devanney, aged 21 years, son of Mrs. Ann Devanney, received injuries \ which proved fatal. The young man was employed outside of the mines and ■ was standing on the bumpers of two | moving gondola cars. In attempting to I apply the brakes, his foot slipped and J he fell between the cars, and his right ! leg was taken off above the knee, and his right arm and left leg broken. He I was removed to the hospital, where ho died at 1 o'clock this morning. You can get sc. hose at McDonald's. I (IST.—On New Veal's day, between J. P. I j McDonald's store and 1., V. station, a pair of cataract glasses. The tinder will be reward ed by returning them to Pat lek McKadden. 1 Five Points. ! Two-cent hankorchlefs at McDonald's. MB 111) PBffi —ON — Overcoats, Men's Suits, Boys' Suits, Children's Suits, Gents' Furnishing Goods. We are sacrificing our Winter Goods 50 per cent, below cost. WHY ? We don't want to car ry over a. single garment. We rmed room for our Spring and Summer Goods. * Come to Us Now lor Bargains. Fine Tailoring Our Specialty. it mi tUTIK JACOBS & BMSCH, 37 CENTRE STREET, Freeland, Pa. | FACTORY, - - FREELAND. GREAT BARGAINS IN Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Notions, Hag Carpet, Boots and Shoes, Flour and Feed, Wood and Tin and Queeimoare, Willow ware, Tobacco, Table and Floor Cigars, Oil Cloth, Etc., Etc. A celebrated brand of XX Hour always in stock. Fresh Roll Butter and Fresh Eggs a Specialty. My motto Is sninll profits and quick sales. 1 always have fresh goods and am turnitiK my stock every month. Therefore every article is guaranteed. AMANDUS OSWALD, Northwest Corner TtVoelnnrl Centre and Front Streets, 1 LClctllu. DePIERRO - BROS. ,=CAFE.= CORNER OF CENTRE AND FRONT STREETS, Freeland, Pa. Finest Whiskies in Stock. Gibson. Dougherty, Kaufer Club, Hosenblutirs Velvet, of which wc have Exclusive Halo in Town. Mum ill's Extra Dry Champagne, Honncssy Brandy, Blackberry, Girts, Wines, Clarets, Cordials, Etc. Imported and Domestic Cigars. OYSTERS IN EVERY STYLE. Ham and Schweitzer Cheese Sandwiches, Sardines, Etc. MEALS - AT - ALL - HOURS. Jlallcntinc and llnzlcton beer on tap. Baths, Hot or Cold, 25 Cents. ml A CLAM! DON'T GO BACKWARD! Go to Xj. OLSHO'S New Clothing Store, 57 Centre Street, NEXT DOUR TO EHERT'S BUOR STORE. Where you will find— A Hew and Complete Stock of CLOTHING, GENTS' FURNISHINGS, HATS, CARS, GLOVES, TRUNKS, VALISES. Being new comers we wish to gain new busi ness friends and we know that the only way to do this is to sell Good Goods at Low Prices. Give us a call and we arc assured of getting your custom. Respectfully yours, L. OLSHO, FUEELANI), PA. 57 Centre street, Next to Ebert's Shoe Store. $1.50 PER YEAR. j JOHN D. HAYES, Attorney-at-Law and Notary Public. Legal business of all kinds promptly attended Room 3, 2d Floor, Rirkbeck Brick. JVI. lUIJIS ' Manufacturer of Carriages, Buggies, Wagons, &c. Cor. Walnut and Pine Streets, Freeland. ORION BTROH, Attorney and Counselor at Law, AND Justice ot the Peace. Office ltooms No. 31 Centre Street, Freeland. JOHN M. CARIt, Attorney-at-Law. 15 S. Franklin street, Wilkos-Barre, Pa. i T.fifjal Business Promptly Attended To. - . Sliollack, B* ++ ]er B1 lit, PORTER. WINE, nivi all kinds of L i U o t: v Cor. Washington and Walnut streets, nn- WASHBURN & TURNBACH, Builders of Light and Heavy Wagons. REPAIRING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. FRONT STREET,;NEAR FINE, FREELAND. LIBOR WINTER, IBUIUIII OYSTER SUM. No. 13 Front Street, Freeland. The finest liquor and cigars on sule. Fresh beer always on tap. WM. WEHRMANN, German - Watchmaker. Centre Btreet, Five Points, Freeland. WATCHES \ND CLOCKS FOIt SALE. Repairing of every description promptly at tended to and guaranteed. Gold and silver plating. CONDY 0. BOYLE, dealer in Liquors, Wine, Beer, Etc. The finest brands of domestic and imported whiskey on sale at his new jljf ami handsome saloon. Fresh Roches ler ami Rulientiiio beer and Young ling's porter on tap. Centre - Street, - Five - Points. d. Goeppert, proprietor of the Washington House, 11 Walnut Street, above Centre. The best of whiskies, wines, gin cigars, etc. Cull in when in that part of the town. Fresh Beer and Porter on Tap. G. B. Payson, D. D. S., Diit trisT. FKEELAND, IA. Located permanently in Hirkbeck's building, room 4, second floor. Special attention paid to all branches of dentistry. Painless Extraction. All work guaranteed, Office houra: 8 to 13 A. M.; 1 to 5 P. M.; " to 9 P. M. FRANCIS BRENNAN, Restaurant. lfil South Centre Street, Freehold. (Near tho L. V. H. It.. depot.) CHOICEST— LIQUOR, BEER, ALE, PORTER BEST CIGARS AND —ON TAT. TEMPERANCE PRINK. GEORGE FISHER, dealer in FRESH BEEF, PORK, VEAL, MUTTON, BOLOGNA, SMOKED MEATS, ETC., ETC. Call at No. 0 Walnut street, Freeland, or wait for tho delivery wagons. VERY LOWEST PRICES.