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VOL. VII. No. 5. FROM CORRESPONDENTS. LETTERS THAT MAY CONTAIN BITS OF NEWS FOR EACH READER. Reporter* In the Town* of Upper Lehigh, Kckloy and Highland Write Up All the News of Tltc*e Localities- -Several Para graphs of General Interest. Regular correspondence from the sur rounding towns and communications upon local or general subjects are solicit ed by the Tiuiiune. Tbo name of the writer must accompany all letters or items sent to this oflice for publication. UPPER LEHIGH NOTES. There is a rumor tbat the Jersey Central tracks may be extended from a point east of this place to South Ileber ton, a petition from tho latter town * having been sent to the railroad's offi cials. While the extension might pay if built as far as Freeland, it is not likely that it will be done. William Challenger and wife and daughter Kate spent part of last week at Lansford. Adam Lesser and Henry Jano, two of our townsmen, will bo applicants for mine foremen's certificates at the ex amination in Hazleton this week. William Walp, a driver in No. 7 slope, was severely crushed on Monday by being thrown from a truck and caught between it and tho pillar. . Several of our young men attend the picnics on the South Side pretty regular now. They call it dancing school. No complaint is being made about half time yet. So far everything is run ning steady. The store is in the hands of the painters this week and its appearance is greatly improved. Evan R. Jones will, it is said, remove his family to the Wyoming region this week. Quite a number of our people will attend the excursion to Glen Onoko on the 21st inst. Thomas IJewellen, a miner at No. 3 slope, had his leg severly injured yester day by a fall of coal. Miss Nellie McCarron, of Hazleton, has been in town several days visiting her friend, Miss Hannah Ferry. The Democratic politicians are not making much fuss about their delegate election which is to be held here on i Saturday, though it is said that much quiet work is being done. There is some talk of nominating 11. • B. l'rico, of Upper Lehigh, a cousin to John Leisenring, for congress on the Democratic ticket. Mr. Price is a good Democrat and would make an ad mirable candidate.— Standard. HIGHLAND DOTS. On account of the railroad strike in the west meat is becoming very scarce, and the company butcher says it will be a hard matter to get it at any price after this week unless traffic is opened from Chicago. Miss Annie Connell, of Beaver Mea dow, was hore this week visiting rela tives. Michael Rudolph, son of Henny Ru dolph, had a large gash cut in his head by being struck with a stone which was thrown by another boy. Four stitches were put in it by Dr. Kaib. Base ball in this place is a failure this season. All the houses in town are occupied at present. Hugh Brogan, who had his hand severely burned with fireworks, is still nursing it. A number of our lady residents went on an excursion to Butler valley for cherries on Tuesday. They had a very pleasant day ami found the fruit in abundance. The Crawford family, of South Ilob erton, removed to this place this week. There is every indication that the slack time will commence again after this week, and rumor has it that it will continue until September at least. ECKLEY CLIPPINGS. A large stripping is being opened at No. 4 by Contractor Cuyle. . The steam shovel arrived yesterday and is causing a deal of curiosity as it is the first of its kind seen in town. Tho track is also being laid to Buck Mountain, so as to be ready to take the large.amount of coal which is expected from that section. Chas. Wald and Hub Bierly will shoot a match at clay pigeons on the 20th inst. with Harry Hinson and Adam Fishner, of Sandy valloy. Misses Cassie Boyle and Tessio Bren nan, of Freeland, spent a few hours in town on Tuesday evening. The Weatherly ball club did not show up on Sunday. They are expected next Sunday, when tho boys will have a strong team to play against them. Miss Bella Murrin has returned from Philadelphia to spend a short vacation with her parents. Harry Brown, of Hazleton, spent Sun day in town. Harry Shelhamer and David Ellis took a run to Wilkes-Barre on their wheels Sunday. James Lewis has moved his household effects to Freeland where ho intends going into business. A fine display of fireworks was put off on Tuesday evening by A. B. Coxe, which attracted a large crowd. Misses Ray and Lizzie James will leave for Atlantic City on Monday to spend a two weeks' vacation. OFFICE CI.EItKS PLAY DALL. The Roan ollice clerks defeated the Drifton office clerks in a 4 inning game of ball Saturday afternoon at Drifton park. Score: Roan clerks, 8; Drifton clerks, 3. Batteries: Curry and Hill for Roan; Wentzand Kessell for Drifton. The field work of both teams was poor. Roan led in the hatting, while Drifton piled up tho errors. Another game will be played on the 21st, when both teams will be strengthened. Richards was hit on tho leg by apitch ed ball in the third inning and has been laid up since. Appointment of Teachers. The Freeland school board met on Tuesday cvoning with all the members present. Tho meeting was called for tho purpose of appointing teachers and the following were selected and their salaries arranged as given below: Principal—H. L. Edmunds, SOS. Intermediate—M. Zimmerman, SSO. Secondary—Miss Tille Lindsay, $45. A primary—Miss Lulu Schmidt, $45. B primary—Miss Eila Gillespie, $45. The B primary school will probably be located in Lindsay's hall until the annexation of the Points and Birvanton is completed, when arrangements will likely be made for the erection of suit able buildings to provide education for all the children. The Fleet ric Koad. The Lehigh Traction Company con tinues to push the work on its railway between Drifton and this placo. The officials are confident of being able to run tho cars as far as the ball park on Sunday next. The only difficult piece of work thut remains to bo done is to put in the crossing over the Lehigh Valloy track near tho Drifton turnpike crossing. It is thought that this will be done some night this week after the 10.32 train passes down. Three cars are now running constantly between Drifton and Hazleton, leaving every half hour. Tho trip from either town to the other is made in 35 minutes. Western ltoport of tho .Strike. The Tanii NK has received from Wm. Dougherty, of St. Louis, several papers from the West containing interesting details of the great railroad strike. Mr. Dougherty is a member of the executive committee of the railroaders, and is also chairman of the St. Louis finance committee. He states they are making a hard struggle through that section to win, but thinks that the rioting is in juring their cause. Wilty sends his best regards to all his friends in this part of the country and says he may take a trip in East before long. Legislative Contest. In a card published in yesterday's Hazleton Standard, Anthony Reilly, who was reported as a Democratic legislative candidate, announces that he is not an aspirant for the nomination. The other candidates are John J. McNelis, of Drifton, and Ex-Representative James A. Sweeney, of Hazleton. The dele gate elections will bo held throughout the district between 4 and 7 p. m. on Saturday, and the convention will be called to order at the Cottage hall on Monday at 10 a. in. Missing Glorious Opportunity. From the Philadelphia Press. Tho Hon. William Hurrah Hines, congressman from Luzerne, is missing the most glorious opportunity of all his glorious career. There is a strike in progress out west and contrary to all precedent he hasn't yet declaimed on the suhjeet. Can it be possible that he is too busy wrestling with postotllce ap pointments and such matters of real statesmanship? PLEASURE CALENDAR. July 15.—Llase hall, Tigers vs. Hazleton, at Tigers park. Admission, 15 cents; ladies, 10 cents. July 23.—Rail of Slavonian Young Men's band, at Freeland opera house. ' Admission, 60 cents. July 28. —Picnic of St. Patrick's cornet band, at Freeland Public park. August 18.—Picnic of the Fearnots Ath letic Association, at Drifton ball park. August 18 —Picnic of Tigers Athletic I Club, at Freeland Public park. FREELAND, PA., THURSDAY, JULY 12, 1894. BURNED THE TENT. Howclle* Didn't Like u Preacher* Rc luarkn and Tulce Revenge. A great sensation was caused at Miners Mills ou Monday by the gospel tent in which Evangilist Bliss has been conducting revival meetings being burn ed to the ground by a number of young men against whom Mr. Bliss spoke at one of his meetings. A few days ago a prizefight was held near there which a number of tho young men attended. Evangelist Bliss referred to the sinful ness of prize-fighting in an address, and a number of the young men hearing of it resolved to be revenged. After the audience left the tent on Sunday night George Thompson was engaged to watch the property during the night. At 11 o'clock, while making his rounds, he observed two men standing near the tent. When spoken to they ran away. Again, at 12 o'clock, Thompson's at tention was attracted to the same two men, and they again lied. They return ed about 1 o'clock. While Thompson went around one side of the tent to see what caused the noise there, another part of the gang fired the tent and it was soou in flames. The case was desperate. Tho watchman shouted for help and a few neighbors succeeded in saving the organ and a few benches. Next morn ing only a few charred ropes and a burned lino of grass with a few rem nants of the canvass remained of what was a place of devotional service. Indignation was rife, and the ministers of the yarious congregations were early at the scene. They discussed the matter from various points of view. The tent will be replaced at once by one as large as that burned, and the services will be continued as soon as it is completed. A strong guard will bo placed at night so as to protect tbo property. Thompson, it is said, heard two or three pistol shots fired on tho side of the tent, and while be was investigating that the desperadoes succeeded in firing the tent on the opposito side. The tent was new, 00x120 in size, and was capa ble of Beating more than 2,000 people. With fixtures it was valued at $1,500. There was no insurance. BASE BALL POINTS. The Tigers left at 10.41 a. ra. today for Shenandoah, where they will try their strength this afternoon against tho strong club there. Shenandoah lias a first-class team this year, and has defeated seyeral State league and other professional clubs. McGill and Gallney will be the Tigers' battery today. Hazleton plays at home on Friday and Saturday with Scranton, and on Monday and Tuesday with AUentown. George Mayer, the weil-known Hazlo ton amateur, is pitching some good games for Lancaster State league club. Sunday's game at the park between tho Tigers and Hazleton should bo nil exciting contest. The visitors will have some well-known players on their list, and a very fine gamooughtto bo played. The new grandstand will be ready to seat those who may wish to use it. Killed in n Quarrel. Thomas Jones, a pugilist and acrobat who is well-known in this region, was shot and killed at Danville on Monday night by Harry Bedoa, a hotel pro prietor. Junes went into Bedea's place and an altercation took place, Jones in- Bulting Bedea and his wife. Bedea ordered Jones out of the place, 110 went out, picked up a stone, came back and threw it at the proprietor, but miss ed him. The missile, however, 6truek Mrs. Bedea in the breast, knocking lier against the wall. Bedea took a revolver and fired at Jones. The ball struck Jones in the right breast. The wounded man died eight minutes later. Bedea gave him self up. Will 80011 lie Ready. The Electric Light Company lias its men at work placing tho wires on the poles, and a force is also engaged in completing the power house and placing the machinery in position. Everything is expected to be ready to commence lighting in about two weeks. Three circuits are being placed on the poles— one for midnight arc lights, one for all night arc lights and another for the incandescent lights. Bernard McLaugh lin, of Ridge street, will be engineer for tho company. A Newspaper Changes Hands. The Pottsville Miners } Journal, the oldest daily and weekly Republican newspaper in Schuylkill county, has changed hands. The purchasers are M. P. Qninn, of Pottsville, a well-known contractor; Major John F. Finney, of Shenandoah, editor of the Pottsville Morning Despatch, and 11. C. Buyer, editor of the Shenandoah Herald. Tho policy of the Journal will remain As here tofore, and as a result of the deal the Morning Desjxiteh will be made an even ing paper. Surrendered It* Privelege*. The members of the borough council met in special session on Tuesday even ing, all the members being present. The meeting was called for the purpose of hearing from the Union Street Rail way Company as to why the franchise granted to it for right of way through the borough should not be revoked. The secretary read a letter from W. 11. Jessup, treasurer of the company, to the council, in which they surrender ed all franchises granted to them by the borough. It was on motion of Mr. Mc- Laughlin, seconded by Mr. Fritzinger, that the letter he accepted and spread on the minutes. Tho question of levying a tax rate was taken up, hut was laid over until this evening, when the council will meet at the office of the borough solicitor and make the rate. John M. Carr, Esq., on behalf of the property owners on Johnson street, spoke of the widening of the street now going on, and asked that the council take some steps to have the streot made narrower. The street commissioner was present and stated that the work of widening Johnson street was almost completed. No action was taken upon Mr. Carr's request. l'eter Titnony camo before council and asked that an arc light be located at the intersection of Centre and South streets. It was decided that the street committee look over the borough where the lights are located and see if one can not bo spared, so as to place at the point named; otherwise to have one erected there. A Mine lioHH Scaltlod to Death. An accident occurred on Monday at the Fortyfort colliery, near AVilkes- Barre, in a most peculiar manner. James Bugdale, inside boss of the mine, was walking up the manway to the sur face as the plane was working. In this manway run the big steam pipes that carry steam from the boilers on the sur face to the engines in the lower work ings. Bugdale was about half way up the manway when the pipe burst right in front of him. There was a force of 150 pounds 011 and Bugdale was hurled •with terriffic force down the manway for 100 feet. The pipe, broken and twisted by the force of the explosion, stopped him and lie was enveloped in the escaping steam. Men in a cross-heading nearby heard the noise of the explosion followed by the piercing screams of the unfortunate man, hut they were unable to reach him, owing to the steam. It was not until they had sent an order up to the en gineer to shut off the steam that they dared venture down tho manway, hut they were too late to be of any help to Bugdale. He was dead. The unfortunate man had been pinion ed under the heavy pipes and had been roasted alive by the escaping steam. His flesh was so thoroughly cooked that it fell off in large pieces. ScliuylkiU Is Short of Cash. The Schuylkill county treasury is again in a depleted condition. This status of affairs is due to the hard times and tho failure of the tax collectors to make their payments. Tho county treasurer was compelled on a number of occasions to use funds belonging to other accounts to bridge over until temporary loans were made. The demands upon tho county funds have been great within the past three weeks, for $20,000 were paid out in that period of time. Altogether SIOO,OOO has been loaned the commissioners, which is all gone to day. The commissioners this week secured $20,000 from the Ashland hank, which was forwarded to the county treasurer and warrants were immediately honored. The balance duo at the first of the year for the poorhouse account, which amounted to upwards of $40,000, was a severe drain on the county's exchequer. The county has $208,790.72 duo it from taxahles, hut this will not be collected until after August 1. Tho Coal Trade. According to the Philadelphia Ledger the anthracite trade has fallen into a stagnant condition, and is likely to con tinue dull and inactive until after tho middle of August. The demand is very light, and the greater part of the tonnage of newly mined coal being forwarded from tho collieries is going into stock at various points for distribution later in the season. Prices for the prepared sizes are still being fairly well maintain ed, hut for tho small steam sizes, whicn have until recently been hold very stiff, the prices have weakened materially, while tho supply of pea and buckwheat is now excess of the demand. Tho shipments of anthracite coal for six months ending June 30 were 10,132,- 305 tons, a decrease of 1,085,093 tons, compared witli 1893. Picnics supplied with ice cream, cakes, candy, etc., at low prices by Laubach. BRIEF ITEMS OF NEWS. PARAGRAPHS GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OF THE REGION. Synopuls of Local and Ml.scellancou* Oc currence* That Can lie Read Quickly. What the Folks of This and Other Town* Are Doing. Tax Collector Hugh Malloy will be ready to receive the taxes of borough residents in a few weeks. A picnic will he held at the Public park on Saturday evening, the 28th inst., by the St. Patrick's cornet band. Henry Mouser, of Hazleton, has en tered suit against the Lehigh Traction Company for $5,000 damages for being thrown off a car by an employo. The price of all kinds of beef has been raised in Freeland from two to tlireo cents per pound. The strike at Chicago has caused a scarcity throughout tho East. About sixty delegates are attending the Christian Endeavor international convention at Cleveland, Ohio, this week. They are representing Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. Subscribers of the Tbibune residing in tho fourth legislative district will re ceive their papers a few hours later than usual next Monday. All others will be sent out on time. Agents for the western railroads are inducing a large number of tho non union men on the Lehigh Valley to take the places of the strikers. Nearly 100 have already left Wilkes-Barre for Chicago. District Attorney John M. Carman, of Nanticoke, may become a candidato for congress to succeed Congressman Hines. Garman has a large following through out the county and would make an ex ceptional strong candidate. I Samuel M. Downs, who was recently appointed train dispatcher on the D. S. A S., has resigned and returned to his former position with tho Jersey Central at Mauch Chunk. lie is succeeded by a Mr. Berlin, of Bethlehem. Robert J. Wythe, editor of the Mahanoy City llerald, convicted of libel in a suit brought by John W. Parkor, of the Mahanoy City Tri-Weekly Record, was sentenced by Judge Savidge at Pottsville on Tuesday to pay a fine of $lO and costs. In Berks county farm hands are so scarce that farmers are offering the highest wages ever paid—sl.2s a day and board—and they cannot get all they want. Three years ago farm laborers' wages in that section ranged from 60 to 80 cents per day. The mayor of Hazleton has approved the ordinance insrueting tho city en gineer to make a survey from that city to Hie Nescopeck creek, with a view to obtaining a better water supply. The engineer expects to ho able to commence work on the survey next week. The members of the Citizens' Hose Company, at its meeting last night, ap propriated SIOO to be spent on the Public park ground, and appointed a committee to confer with the mauager of the Elec tric Light Commpany relative to putting arc lights over the dancing pavilion. The coroner's jury appointed to in vestigate the death of John Burke, the Milnesville miner who was killed recently by a blast in another man's breast, returned a verdict to the effect that carelessness and ignorance on the part of those who fired the blast caused his death. Supt. Hess, of the Lehigh Traction Company, stated this morning that a re quest would he made to the borough council this evening to allow the com pany to placo a pole at Centre and South streets, inside the borough limits, so as to relieve the strain on the trolley wire at the terminal of the road. PERSONALITIES. Miss Mary Malloy, of Philadelphia, is enjoying a few week's vacation at the residenco of her mother 011 Washington street. Constable Quigley is at Scranton on business today. Andrew Zernany and wife are at At lantic City this week. Condy J. Boyle, assistant postmaster, returned on Tuesday after enjoying five days of yacation at Atlantic City. Cheapest carpets in town, McDonald's. IM:.. J. IMZOIR-A-IfcT, 11 Front Street. ICE CREAM, CANDY, CIGARS. PICNICS AND BALLS supplied at wholesale rates with icc cream, eamly, cukes, bread, hum, etc. Clothing, packages, bicycles, etc.. can be checked here by persons attending balls. Advertise in the Tribune. Dissolution of Partnership Sale. Everything Must be Sold by August 1. Goods at Half Cost. Call and he Convinced. talis & fkrascli, 37 Centre Street, Freeland. Factory, Freeland. GREAT BARGAINS IN Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Motions, Rag Carpet, Roots <t iid 8 h ocß, Flo ur aml Feed, Wood and Tin and Queens ware, Willowware, Tobacco, Table and Floor Cigars, Oil Cloth, Etc., Etc. A celebrated brmd of XX llour always iu stock. Fresh, 1101 l Butter and Fresh, Eggs a Specialty. My motto is small profits and quick Rales. I always have fresh goods ami am turning my stock every month. Therefore every article is guaranteed. AMANDUS OSWALD, Northwest Corner TTVoolnn/l Centre and Front Streets, TltJchlllU. DePIERRO - BROS. CAFF. CURNER OF CENTRE AND FRONT STREETS, Freeland, Pa. Finest Whiskies in Stock. Gibson, Dougherty, Kaufer Club, ltoscnbhith's Velvet, of whieh we have Exclusive Sale in Town. Mumm's Extra Dry Champagne, lionnessy lirandy, liluckberry, Gins, Wines, Clarets, Cordials, Etc. Imported and Domestic Cigars. OYSTERS IN EVERY STYLE, Ilam and Schweitzer Cheese Sandwiches, Sardines, Etc. MEALS - AT - ALL - HOURS. Ballentine and Hazleton beer on tap. Baths, Hot or Cold, 25 Cents. Dr. H. W. MONROE, Dentist. Located permanently in Birkbcck brick, second floor, rooms 1, 2 and 3, over Smith 1 s shoe store, Freeland, Pa. Gas and ether administered for the pain less extraction of teeth. Teeth fllled and ar tificial teeth inserted. Reasonable 2>riccs and ALL WORK GUARANTEED. si. Goeppert, proprietor of the Washington House, j 11 Walnut Street, above Centro. The best of whiskies, wines, gin cigars, etc. Call in when in that part of the town. Fresh Beer and Porter 011 Tap. ! FRANCIS BRENNAN Restaurant. 151 South Centre Street, Freeland. (Near tho L. V. K. K. depot.) CIIO WEST— LIQUOR, BEER, ALE, PORTER BEST GIGARS AND —ON TAP. TEMPERANCE BRINK. $1.50 PEE YEAR. QIIAS. ORION STROIT, Attorney and Counselor at Law and ■*' Justice of the Peace. OfDcc Rooms, No. 31 Centre Street, Free land. JOHN M. CARR, Attorney-at-Law. All legal business promptly attended. . Postoflicc Building, - Freeland. J F. O'NEILL, Attorney-at-Law. j 101 Public Square, - - Wilkcs-Barre. | jyj HALriN, Mannufncturer of Carriages, Buggies, Wagons, Ac. •Wulnut and Pine Streets, Freeland. ALEX. SHOLLACE, BOTTLER.. Seer, Sorter, "Wine, and. 1,.1q.-acrs. , Cor. Washington and Walnut Streets, Freeland. WASHBURN & TURNBACH, Builders of Light and Heavy Wago.ns. RIPAir.IHC OF IVtRT DCSORIPTIOII. FRONT STREET, NEAR PINE, FREELAND. LIBORIWINTER, AND EATiNG SALOON. _ No. 13 Front Street, Freeland. The finest liquors and cigars served ntjtho counter. Cool beer and porter on tap. COTTAGE HOTEL. Washington and Main Streets. FRED. UAA8 t Prop. First-class accomodation for permanent and transient guests. Good tublo. Fair rutcs. Bar finely stocked. Stable uttached. SPEEDY and EASTING RESULTS. ©FATPEOPLE/^JV £L ia °3S&Sr from any injurious substance. tnlA M LABQE ABDOMENS BEDUCED.' We GUARANTEE a CURE or refund your money. Price *3.00 per bottle. Send 4c. for treatise. TIIEMONT MEDICAL CO., Boston, Mass. Dr. N. HALEY, DbjftisT, Located permanently in Birkbeck's building, rooms 4 and 5, second floor. Special attention paid to ull brunches ol dentistry. Rooms occupied by the late Dr. Payson. ALL OPERATIONS PERFORMED WITH CARE. All work guaranteed. Office hours: 8 to 12 A. M.; 1 to 5 P. M.; 7 to 9 P. M. Wm. Wehrman, PRACTICAL WATCHMAKER. Centre Street, Freeland. (Five Points.) IIKPAIRING OF EVERT DESCRIP TION PROMPTLY ATTENDED 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 m and handsome saloon. Freeh Roches- rife tor and ila I lent ino beer and Young- ling's porter on tap. Centre - Street, - Five - Points. Philip Gerilz, Corner Front and Centre Streets. I am the oldest jeweler in town. I have had the largest practical experience in repairing and will guarantee you thorough work. I have always in stock the largest assortment of Watches, Clocks, Silverware, Plutedwaro, Rings, Diamonds and Musieul Instruments. I will do ENGRAVING FREE OF CIIARGJB ou any article purchased from me.