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UREE LAND TRIBUNE.
VOL. VI. No. 90 FROM SUBURBAN POINTS. LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE OF NEIGHBORING TOWNS. All the Lnteiit That Has Occurred in Drifton, Sandy Kun and Jeddo-A Number of Little Notes Which Will Interest Many of Our Headers. Special and regular correspondence from the surrounding towns is solicited by the TRIBUNE. Communications or items intended for publication must be accompanied by the name of the writer. DRIFTON ITEMS. All the new locomotives for the D. S. & S. have arrived here. About two months will elapse before they are put into regular service, but in the mean time they will undergo all necessary tests. A8 far as is known the crews have not been selected yet, though there is an oversupply of applications on band to select from. It is generally believed that those to run over the Lehigh Valley tracks will be old and experienced men. One of the bridges which is necessary to he erected at this point of the Ila/.le ton Traction Company's road is being rapidly constructed over the road leading from the store to No. 2. Other portions of the grading are also nearing comple tion. William Gallagher, better known as "Ringer," has accepted a position with the Hazleton Traction Company, and will reside at Hazleton. The Fearnots base hall club has been trying to arrange games with numerous clubs in this region, but have not suc ceeded in securing any dates so far. Edward Bropan, one of our young men, leaves today for Bethlehem, where he has accepted a position in the foun dry at that place. His many friends wish him success in his new field of labor. Miss Brislin, of Buck Mountain, was tlie guest of Miss Hannah O'Donnell j last week. Emmet Sweeney, who has been unable to work for the last three weeks on ac count of sickness, resumed his duties to day. Quite a number of our young ladies and gentlemen are taking advantage of the dancing school at Freeland every Saturday night. While a loaded car was being hoisted j up the slope at No. 1 on Friday the rope broke when the car was near the top, and it went back with lightning speed and caused considerable damage to the slope. Miss Bridget O'Donnell, of Hazleton, ! spent a few days here last week. Lode No, 19, which lias been pushing coal from No. 1 slope, was shipped to Oneida on Saturday. John Zabonak, a miner in No. slope, was injured last week by coal falling \ on his head. The new addition to the boiler shops is about completed. It was pay day at the collieries hero j on Saturday. John Miller has returned from Wilkes- j Barre, where he did jury duty last week. John E. Lauer, of Lansford, purchas ing agent for the Lehigh Coal and Navi gation Company, transacted business hero last Wednesday. John M. G'arr, Esq., of Wilkes-Barre, j called upon his parents here l.ist week. John is building up a fine practice at the county scat, and his success in business! is pleasing to his many friends here. SANDY RUN HAPPENINGS. A farewell party was tendered last week to Miss Bridgie Shovlin at the I home of her brother, John Shovlin. Dancing was indulged in until 12 o'clock, when a grand supper was served. After supper dancing was resumed until a late j hour, after which all adjourned, wishing j Miss Bridgie a happy and safe return home. Among those who attended j were Misses Mary Gallagher, Bridget; Kennedy and Madge Gallagher, of Drif ton; Mamie McGroarty, Annie Mc- | Groarty, Mary Gillespie and Katie J Kelly, of Freeland, and F. P. Mc-; Groarty, of Freeland. Bridget returned to her home in Wilburton on Thursday. Tlie collieries worked five days last week. John Shovlin spent two days in Wil burton last week, visiting his father. We have some expert fishermen here. They go away for two or three days and return with about six or eight fish. Hugh Connors has purchased a new bycicle. Hugh intends to lay out any wheelman around the region. One of our young men takes a drive to Jeddo quite frequently. Wiiat seems to be the attraction, Charles? We have organized a base ball team here and are ready to play with any team around. We would like to hear from Silver Brook. Miss Clara Moser has returned from Philadelphia. She intends to stay at home during the summer months. Professor Martin, of Drifton schools, took a drive through here on Saturday. Ed. Williams has occupied the board ing house and is now ready to accoma date boarders. Miss Jennie Bask in returned home from Ila/.leton on a month's vacation. Camp 255, P. O. S. of A., intends holding a picnic here on May 19. Mr. and Mrs. John Broderick attend ed a funeral at Lattimer on Saturday. Neil Gallagher and Miss Gallagher drove to Hazleton on Friday. A party composed of about twelve couples will leave here on Thursday to go to Scale Siding to attend a farewell party. ARBUTUS. JEDDO NEWS. The advance gang of the electric road employes has reached this place and the grading is completed nearly to Oakdale. The route has been changed again. Instead of going through Japan street as was intended, the road will run along the hillside north of the town, thence by the way of the old hospital building at Drifton. Two of our Hungarian residents had a fight last evening between Japan and Swamptown, which was a lively affair while it lasted. It ended by one of them getting knocked senseless with a stone. The other has since left for parts unknown. Miss Annie Groman ami a Polish gen tleman, whose name could not be learn ed, both of this place, were married at Freeland on Saturday. Miss Mame Boyle, of Hazleton, paid a visit to her parents here yesterday. Harry Mock, assistant stable boss here, has accepted a position with the Hazleton Traction Company and will likely remove to Hazleton. There are bright prospects of the col lieries operated by this company work ing no less than four day a week during next month. Miss Rose Burke, of Freeland, circu lated among friends here last week. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Boyle last week. Mother and child are doing well. Tony Treta was badly injured by be ing struck with rocks from a premature blast on tho electric road near Oakdale on Saturday. He was taken lo Ila/.le ton hospital. Mrs. McNelis is at Wilkes-Bare visit ing friend and relatives. Miss Mary Burns, of Mauch Chunk, is here visiting relatives. A number of our residents attended the funeral of John Conlin at Lattimer on Saturday. Charles Murrin, of the borough, has purchased a valuable new organ. John Moilugh and D. J. Timony called on friends yesterday at Hazleton. Peter Mcllugh has returned from an extended trip to Philadelphia. The civil engineer corps returnee! on Saturday from the vicinity of Berwick after an extended stay in that section. The survey to carry the tunnel water by canal to the river has been completed. BASE BALL POINTS. It is predicted that 1894 will he the best base hall year the country ever had. Boston team defeated Mike Kelly'9 Allentown club on Friday, 5 to 4, but it took ten innings to do it. Phil Bachman, of town, is showing up creditably in the exhibition games so far played by Pottsville State league club. I The State league season will open on | Wednesday. Hazleton will play two i days at Scranton, and will open on Fri | day at home. ! Hazleton club has shown up favorably since it began playing, and if given proper support that city will have good ! base hall this summer. The Phillies played the baby act in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, leaving the field in the ninth because the umpire's decision did not suit them. The score was 0 to 5 in favor of the Luzerne county men. Base ball in Freeland is at a stand still so far this season. The Tigers club is the only one in the town now, but they have not organized or arranged for any games yet, and it is doubtful wheth er or not tbey will play ball this season, as the Freeland ball park, where they formerly played, cannot be used unless the members of the defunct Freeland Base Ball Association give permission. $lB. IJIO REDUCTION. $lB. i StoeriiKo ticket* to I.nmlon, Liverpool, j ItclfiMt, (ilaKgow, etc., by llrst-cliuw .team- I or*. $lB. Hurry K. Sweeney, agent, Drif ts,,, Pn. __ I Wash silks, 50c at McDonald s. FREELAND, PA., MONDAY, APRIL 30, 1894. CLEARFIELD MINERS. A Woman's Appeal for tlie Starving Victim** of "Protection." From the Philadelphia Times. In an article printed in last Sunday's Times the statement, or rather mis statement, was made that the miners of Clearfield were in the strike solely because the walking delegates of the United Mine Workers wanted a general suspension. The writer of that article must be totally ignorant of the condition of the Clearfield miners or he would not have said that. The fact is the miners of this region were actually starving before the strike was inaugurated. At mauy of the mines there are families that have had nothing but bread in their houses for months and not enough of that, and a great many of the men went to work without any dinner buckets in order to leave enough at home for their children. For more than two years the mines have not run quarter time and were so crowded when they did that a man could not earn enough to keep body and soul together, and for lack of proper food many of them were unahlo to work when they went into the mines. Some time ago when Philadelphia so nobly went to the aid of famine-stricken Russia the people of Pennsylvania were proud of their representative city. Will she now stand idly by and see the people in her own state starving? This is no exaggeration, but actual facts, and we invite the most rigid investigation. Local charities have been exhausted and our merchants have trusted the miners until they can do so no more. Unless we obtain assistance from other sources we must starve. Our condition is pitiable in the extreme. There was nothing left us but to strike, for it's just as easy to starve idle ns.it is working. Mas. C. W. MCCANN. Morrisdale Mines, Crawford county, Pa. The Cause or Crime. The sixty-fourth annual report of the inspectors of the eastern penitentiary contains many views of novel interest. | It contends, for instance, that intemper-! ance as a cause of crime has been seri- i ously overated. Only 2 per cent, of the 596 convicts received during 1893 are | classed as intemperate. Neither is t illiteracy so greatly responsible as many I people imagine. Of those 596 convicts, 475 received a common school education, while 34 were educated privately, leav- I ing only 87 illiterates. It is also claimed \ that the failure to learn a useful trade is the greatest single cause, 451 of the 596 j prisoners being absolutely ignored in this respect. Prison Officials Elected. The prison commissioners met on Sat- | urday afternoon for the purpose of elect ing officials. It was decided to add an- | other watchman to the force, it being! necessary to do so. The following ofii- I cers were then elected: C. C. Jones, | warden; Charles Kittersbach, deputy 1 warden; Mrs. Ellen Jones, matron; Pat-! rick Mitchell day watchman; Thomas Smith, Jr., watchman; Samuel Dullard, [ watchman; John Fallon, watchman, and George H. Kirwin, prison physician. ; The salaries were fixed the same as last year. lirelim Won tlie Match. The shooting match between William Brehrn and Griffith Jones, both of Upper Lehigh, came off at the Freeland ball park on Friday afternoon, and was witnessed by about 200 spectators. The match, which was for SSO a side, was won by Brehrn, who killed three of the five birds shot at. The score was as follows: Brehrn 0 0 1 1 1 3 Jones 0 0 0 0 o—o Shooting Match Tied. On Friday a pigeon shooting match was tied between M. E. Fritzinger, of Freeland, and Patrick Herron, of Milnesville. The stakes are S2OO a side, ami the match will take place at Free land on Tuesday, May 28. Both young men are experts shots, and as each have many friends considerable money is being wagered on the result. Eleven birds will bo shot at by each of the men. Woman's Missionary Society. The seventh annual convention of the Woman's Missionary Society of the Wyoming Classis of the Reformed Church met in Zion's church at Wilkes- Barre on Friday. Freeland was repre sented by Misses Sadie Bigler and Ida M. Oswald. Mrs. M. E, Whitmore, editress of the Woman's Journal , of Fredrick, Md., delivered an interesting address on woman's work. Deeds Recorded. Cross Creek Coal Company to E. B. Shelhamer, property near Freeland, for S3OO, Conrad Shad rock to Jacob Dinkelacher, property in Butler, for $3,800. Joseph Birkheck to George Sippel and wife, property in Freeland, for S6OO. E. B. Shelhamer and wife to William J. Eckert, property in Freeland, fors3oo. FORECASTS FOR MAY. I'rofensor Hick*' Predict ions for tlie Month That Reglna Tomorrow. From Word and Works. The month opens at the end of April's closing storm period, with storm distur bances disappearing in exteme eastern parts of the country, and cooler weather prevailing in central and western sec tions. An equinox of Mercury is central on the 3rd, and will cause cloudiness and tendency to continued drizzle. In the extreme north sleet need not prove a surprise. By the 4th decided change to warmer will develop in the west, and during the sth to 7th, reactionary storms will pass over the country, being central about the time of new moon on the sth. A sharp change to cooler will follow the disturbances at this time, with strong probabilities of frost along the northern side of the country from about 7th to 10th. From 10th to 14th is the next regular period of change and storm. A very warm wave is to appear by the 11th, and during the three days next following storms of much energy and wide scope will traverse the country from west to east. Another very cool wave for the season will come in behind the storms causing several days of much cooler weather in the country generally. Heavy rains may reasonably be expect ed about the 11th, 12th and 13th, dur ing which time a series of daily storms, re curring near tlie same time of day, or night, for several days need not be nnlooked for. The cool weather following the storms of the last period will give place to warm er, and secondary storms will appear in many places about the 17th and 18th, immediately after which the barometer will rise rapidly to a very high reading, attended by a sharp change to cooler. From the 21st to 25th, falls the next storm period, during which time it will grow very warm, and many storms of rain, thunder and wind will appear. About the 27th and 28th, will be central j the last disturbances for May bringing i fair and cooler days and nights for the ! closing month. Kel JVfen'H Officers. Returns have been received from the ; post sachems for the great chiefs of the i Improved Order of Red Men in Penn-1 vania, recently cast, and show the fol lowing were elected: Great sachem, Harrison Nesbitt, Larksyille; greatsenior sagamore, John R Poore, Philadelphia; great junior sagamore, Walter'B. White, York; great prophet, David Conn, Phila delphia; great chief of records, Thomas K. Donnelly, Philadelphia; great keep er of wampum, George W. Kreamer, Philadelphia; representatives to the great council of the United States, John J. Newplier, Mt. Joy, James H. George, | Wilkes-Barro, Clement 11. Smith, Pliila- I dclphia. I It will take the oflieial count of the votes to determine whether Charles 11. I Newell, of Philadelphia, or Byron J. j Brown, of Lancaster, has been elected : as the fourth representative to the great council. _ Candidate for Congress. | John Leisenring, of Upper Lehigh, | has entered the race for the Republican j nomination for congress, and that the ; | voters of this vicinity may be made aware of his candidacy he announces : himself in today's issue of the TRIHUNE, i ! Mr. Leisenring is a gentleman so well j known to the people of this locality that I he requires no introduction to them, and, | if nominated by his party, he will poll a vote in this region that will be any , thing but pleasing to Billy I lines, who is slated by the Democratic bosses of the j county for a renomination. I.oclist M Cndcr the (ironnd. Reports from various sections of the j country state that digging and plowing reveal the presence of thousands of [ seventeen-year locusts as grubs, evident- j ly getting ready for their appearance. I They are likely to reach the surface in Juno. They are now found at an aver-1 age depth of four feet, although a num ber have been found two feet deeper. [ This parasite is one of the most dreaded visitors on a farm and despite a whole-1 sale slaughter of the grubs, the army of j periodical depredators is likely to be un usually large this year. Convicted of MjuiHlnutfliter. The jury in the Wilburn-Johnson j murder case returned a verdict of man- j slaughter at Wilkes-Barro last week. | John Johnson and J. C. Wilburn were railroad bosses and were employed on a branch of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, near Nanticoke. They quarreled over the possession of some tools, when Johnson hurled a rock at Wilburn. The latter then attacked Johnson with a knife, stabbing him twice in the heart. The murderer fled to Kansas, but was captured and brought back. Fancy nightshirts, 75c at McDonald's. 5 cent toweling at McDonald's. BRIEF ITEMS OF NEWS. PARAGRAPHS GATHERED FROM ALL! PARTS OF THE REGION. SynoptilH of I.o<ral and MiKcellanooiiH Oc currences That Can Ho Head Quickly. Wliut tlie Folks of This and Other Towns Are Doing. William J. Eckert left this morning for a trip to Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Mrs. R. M. Tubbs, of Shickshinny, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. M. E. Grover. Plate glass windows have been placed in tlie three store rooms of W. J. Eckert on Centre street. A. K. Burger, of town, lias the con tract to build a parsonage for the Polish Catholics of Hazleton. At Hazleton on Thursday evening Dr. W. F. Danzer and Miss Elizabeth John son were married by Rev. Williamson. John Parkinson, who for twenty-five years had been fire boss at Stockton, dropped dead from heart disease yester day morning. Simon Ratkeewiz and Madylin Faust, I two Hungarian laborers, were killed in Nottingham mine, Plymouth, Wednes night by a fall of coal. The seventy-fifth anniversary of tho introduction of Odd Fellows into Ameri ca was celebrated by a large parade at Schuylkill Haven 011 Thursday. The residence now being built by Sta tion Agent James Mcllugh at Carbon and Washington streets will be one of the finest in the Points when completed. Hugh McNelis, an employe of the Lehigh Traction Company, had three fingers of his left hand severely burned by electricity at Hazleton on Thursday. While uncoupling cars on Thursday, John McGroarty, a D. S. & S. brakeman of Freeland, had one of his fingers caught and badly ripped by a coupling pin. The annual conference of the Primi tive Methodist Church will be held at Girardsville, Schuylkill county, 011 May 3, at 9a. m. Stephen Page will represent Freeland. A patent for an improved miner's squib has been granted to J. R. Powell, j ; of Plymouth, and another to D.S.Clark, i 1 of Kingston, for a foot-rest attachment for chairs. The force on the Freeland branch of the Lehigh Traction Company's road has been doubled, and the company states positively that cars will be run ning here by May 30. The Intercounty Electric Street Rail way Company was incorporated at Har risburg on Saturday with a capital of j $200,000. Charles E. Hague, of Phila delphia, is president. The line will con nect Tamaqua, Lansford and Summit i Hill. While driving down Butler mountain road Charles Sandoe's ponies became unmanageable and he jumped from the ' vehicle, the fall fracturing four ribs and his shoulder blade. He was taken to bis borne in Hazleton. | In order to give the policemen of both boroughs better scope in capturing the law breakers, it was decided by the councilsof Stroudsburgand East Strouds burg that the men should he sworn in as special officers, with the power to arrest I in either town. John Weskewich, of Ridge street, who was charged with committing an assault and battery upon Albert Novack last January, at Freeland opera house, | was on Saturday sentenced by Judge I Rico to a fine of $lO, costs of court and I six months in tho county jail, j The Democratic county committee met on Saturday afternoon at Wilkes- Barre to discuss the prospects of the : coming campaign and the usual verdict that they were good was given. Hon. J. Ridgway Wright was elected chairman . and Hon. C. Benjamin Johnson secre tary. i There was considerable trouble at St. : Kasimor's Polish Catholic church yes terday afternoon over an organist. The : congregation is composed of Polish and i Lithuanians, and each faction wanted j one of their own kind to preside at tlie j organ. Two of the combatants were ' arrested and placed under bail for a hearing tomorrow. Foster's Assessment. The assessment of Foster township for the year of 1894 lias been leturned to the county commissioners by the asses sor. The valuation of the township is $452,937, witli unseated lands valued at $7,750. The portion of the township to be an nexed to the borough of Freeland, when the auditors report is tiled, is valued at $59,059. The whole of the tax on this will lie collected by tho township collec tor, and no assessment. Additional locals on fourth page. Spring Goods 1 We have just received a very large consignment of I PIECE GOODS for suitings and trouserings. Nobbiest patterns. If you contemplate get- I ting a spring suit made give I us a call and we will take pleasure in showing you these goods. Prices that can't be beat, here nor elsewhere. Perfect tit and workman ship guaranteed. Suits to Order. - St 200 Up Pantaloons to Order, 4.00 Up Fine Tailoring Our Specialty. Jacobs & Barasch, 37 Centre Street. Factory, ... Frcelanil. j GREAT BARGAINS IN Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Notions, Nag Carpet, lioots and Shoes, Flour and Feed, Wood and Tin and Queensware, WiUowware, Tobacco, Table aiul Floor Cigars, Oil Cloth, Etc., Etc. A celebrated brand of XX flour always in stock. Fresh Roll Butter and Fresh Eggs a Specialty. My motto is small profits and quick sales. I always have i'rvali goods mid am turning ray stock every month. Therefore every article is ' guaranteed. AMANDUS OSWALD, Nort tt r ront Streets. Freeland. I DePIERRO - BROS. = CAFE.= CORNER OF CENIRE AND FRONT STREETS, Freeland, Pa. Finest Whiskies in Stock. Gibson, Dougherty, Kaufer Club, Roseubluth's Velvet, of which we have Exclusive Sale in Town. Mumm's Extra Dry Champagne, He uneasy Unuxly, 1 ilackberry, (Jlns, Wines, Clarets, Cordials, Etc. Imported and Domestic Cigars. OYSTERS IN EVERY STYLE, 11am and Schweitzer Cheese Sandwiches, Sardines, Etc. MEALS - AT - ALL - HOURS. nalientinc and Hazleton beer on tap. Baths, Hot or Cold, 25 Cents. Dr. H. W. MONROE, Dentist. Located, permanently in Birkheck brick, second floor, rooms 1, 2 and 3, over Smith 1 s shoe store, Freeland, Pa. Gas and ether administered for the pain less extract ion of (t eth. Teeth filed and ar tificial teeth inserted. ' Reasonable prices and ALL WOltfC GUARANTEED. pi. Goeppert, proprietor of tho Washington House, 11 Walnut Street, above Centre. The best of whiskies, wines, gin cigars, etc. Call in when in that part of the town. Fresh Beer and Porter on Tap. FRANCIS BRENNAN Restaurant. CHOICEST— LIQUOR, BEER, ALE, PORTER BEST GIOARS AND —ON tap. TEMPERANCE DRINK. $1.50 PER YEAR. JOHN D. HAYES,' Attornoy-at-Law and Notary Public. J Legal businer.s of all kinds promptly attended. I Room 8, 2d Floor, Btrkbeck Brick. jyj JIALPIN, Mannufacturer of Carriages, Buggies, Wagons, &c. Walnut and Pino Streets, Freeland. QriAS. ORION STROH, Attorney and Counselor at Law and Justice of the Peace. Office Rooms, No. .11 Centre Street, Freeland. JOHN M. CARR, Attorney-at-Law. All letf.il business promptly attended. Rooms 9 and 10, People's Rank Building, - Wilkes-Barro. J F. O'NEILL, Attomey-at-Law. | 2l> Centre Street, - - Trcel/ind. ALEX. SIIOLLACK, BOTTLER. .Zzz:-:, "Win©, Xjlg.-u.ors. ' •• V.'ii.- hington and Walnut Streets, Freeland. WASHiiSMI & TURN BACH | Builders ot Light and Heavy Wagons. REPAIRING OF EYFSY BESSIHPTIOIS. FItONT STREET, NIiAU FINK, FREELAND. COTTAGE HOTEL. Washington and Main Streets. FRED. JIAAS, rrop. First-class accomodation for permanent and transient guests. Clond tabic. Fair rates. Bur tlnely stocked. Stable attached. SPEEDY and EASTING RESULTS. F'EQPUyCS C c !l, grt J— rsSSl c " ~,yJ nk tnln, M f rom an y injurious substance, LAE3E ABDCMEIT3 REDUCED. We GUARANTEE a CURE or refund your money. Trie© ftt.l.oo per bottle. Send 4c. for treatise. TKEMONT MEDICAL CO., Boston, Muss. i Du. N. MALEY, ID m ntis T* Located permanently in Bfrkbeck's building, room 4, second floor. Special attention paid to all branches of dentistry. Rooms occupied by thc'latc Dr. Payson. Painless Extraction. All work guaranteed. Oillce hours: 8 to 12 A. M.; I to 5 P. M.; 7 to 9 P. M. WI. WEHRMAN, German Watchmaker. CENTRE STUEET, FItF.EI.AXI). (Raker Horlnclier's Block.) Repairing of every description promptly at tended to and guaranteed. CONDY 0. BOYLE, dealer in Liquors, Wine, Beer, Etc. The finest brands of domestic and imported whiskey on sale at his new i*i and handsome saloon. Fresh Bodies- ilk tor and Balleiifine beer and Young- ling's porter on tup. Centre - Street, - Five - Points. Philip Gcritz, Corner Front and Centre Streets. lam the oldest jeweler in town. 1 have had the largest practical experience in repairing and will guarantee you thorough work. I have always in stock the largest assortment of Wutcli*>s, Clocks, Silverware, Platedwaiv. Kings, Diamonds and Musical Instruments. I will do ENGRAVING FREE OF CIIAHGE I on any article purchased from me.