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FREELAND TRIBUNE. VOL. VII. No. 41. COUNCILMEN'S MEETING BOROUGH FATHERS ACT UPON QUES TIONS OF LOCAL INTEREST. A Committee Authorized to Have the Klectric Light Tented—Opera House Li cenne Coonldered Too High—Several lluildingn Reported Unsafe. The members of the borough council met monthly session on Monday evening. The minutes of the previous meeting were approyed, and the follow ing bills were read and ordered paid: Freeland Water Co., rent of plugs $ 00.0U Patriek Welsh, janitor 8.75 Patrick Welsh, feeding prisoners 4.75 Win. Johnson, coal 3 50 Electric Light Co., light for October 198.33 A discussion took place as to whether the light supplied was equal to 2,090 candle-power, and the street committee was authorized to have the light tested by an expert before the next meeting of council Permission was asked by John M. Powell, 2nd, Peter Brown and Thomas Birkheck to tap the sewers, they claim ing that as the rule of council was that no sewer should be tapped later than October 1, and not earlier than April 1, it was necessary to get the consent of council before the burgess could issue a permit. John Geritz, in behalf of Mr. Powell, claimed that as the houses were but re cently completed this was a necessity. The permission was granted to them on condition that the work be finished with in two weeks, and that a permit be taken from the burgess, and that the parties doing the work be responsible for any damage done to the pipes. A bill for s2l 50 for cleaning the cess pool of Patrick Rogan, on the alley in rear of Centre street, was presented by C. M. llinkle. The bill was returned with instructions to collect from the owners of the property. J. J. Welsh, manager of the opera house, made a request for a reduction of show license. The matter wm laid over I until the next regular meetiug. The street commissioner called the at tention of council to the unsafe condi- j tion of a number of houses and kitchens ! in the borough, from defective flues, etc. lie was instructed to notify them to re repair their flues with either brick or | terra cotta pipe. The street commissioner's report for October was read, showing an expendi ture of $21.32 on the streets. The burgess' report for October was read as follows: Receipts, $48.00; fees ! ami com mission, $23.55. The following amounts were returned for police expense: Daniel Jones, $10.00; James M. Gallagher. $10.50; Patrick Welsh, $11.75; Daniel Gallagher, §0 00. ' The treasurer's report for October was: Receipts, $50.00; paid out, $295.94. The lockup committee reported the lockup in need of cleaning. The report was referred to the janitor. The street committee reported having placed three additional arc lamps, one on Adams, Washington and Ridge streets, in the newly acquired part of the borough, and did not place oneon the Hdl. It was agreed that the councilmen locate the pla :e for the lamp on the Hill and that they view the place the following evening. It was decided that the secretary noti fy the borough solicitor to see that the in junction proceedings on Johnson street I be argued on the day set for the same. HIGHLAND DOTS. Berirard Morris, who was severely in- j jured in the mines here last June, is still unable to work, and his condition is nearly as bad now as at any time sinue his accident Ilis friends propose to aid his family next month with a benefit, and all who can ought to help in doing this. , On Tuesday, engine No. 701, which pulls the passenger train between White Haven and Hazleton, was stalled hero for 15 minutes with- its passenger coaches for want of steam. The collieries are running steady and the outlook is bright for full time until the new year. The employes of this company will be paid on Saturday. Condy Boyle removed his family from here to West Hazleton on Tuesday. Mrs. Edward White is lying seriously ill. Her sickness is congestion of the stomach. Several of our young men took advan tage of the cheap excuision on the Le high Valley Railroad which left Hazier ton for Philadelphia this morning. UPPER LEHIGH NOTES. Night school has been commenced in the Butler township school. James Burns is confined to his home with sickness. One of nur hunters lias estimated that a quarter of a pound of shot and a pro portionate amount of powder is taken to the wooiTS from this locality and spent for every half pound of game killed. The regular mine cars are now being hoisted out of No. 9 slope instead of the small buggies. Miss Rose Ferry, of Hazleton, visited her parents here yesterday. Politics are dead once more and our residents have settled down to work again. The temperance lecture*given here on Monday evening by Frank SV. Gowen, of Maine, was a decided success. Our people would like to get a pointer upon what causes the delay in extend ing the electric road from Freeland to this place. GRAND OPENING Of the Hullroud Wreck Today—He Sure to Head Carefully. The stock of one of the largest whole sale houses in Philadelphia, while in transportation, was wrecked by the rail road. This stock has been ordered to he sold by the express company, through A. G. Lippincott & Co., of Philadelphia. It consists of nearly $37,00(1 worth of clothing and has been brought here to he closed out in fifteen days. On ac count of this great railroad wreck sale the immense building, 35 Centre street, •Tames Givens' building, Freeland, l'a., has been rented for fifteen days to ar range for the great sale., The immense store has been opened again and this great railroad wreck sale commenced today at 9 o'clock a. m. Everything will he sold at retail, at fifty per cent less than actual cost, as the sale must positively close in fifteen days to satisfy the company. The en lire stock consists of nearly $37,00tt worth of fine clothing, hats and furnishing goods. This tremendous railroad wreck sale commenced this morning at 9 o'clock in the immense building, 35 Centre street, Givens' building, Freeland. As the store lias been rented for only fifteen days, everything will go rapidly. This is the first railroad wreck sale of this kind that has ever occurred in this town and may never occur again. In order to prove wiiat tremendous sacri fices will be made, we mention a few of the extraordinary bargains that will be offered, and lvar in mind, there are 20,- 00b different articles we cannot mention here. We advise you to save this paper and bring it with you so that there he no mistake that you get exactly the goods mentioned here. Remember, this wreck sale will close in a few davs. Just think of the follow ing proposition, and remember that all goods priced in this article can be brought back any time during the sale. Men's worsted overcoats, $4.85; this coat is worth sls 00. We allow you to keep it home four days, and if not soiled, you may return the same and we hereby agree to return the $4 85. Men's line fall and winter overcoats in silk and satin lining, $0 99; really worth S2O 00. Men's extra fine satin lined, fall and w inter overcoats, $7.85; positively worth $25.00. A splendid suit of men's clothes, $4.85; this suit is positively worth $15.00. Keep it home for four days and if not soiled return and we agree to refund the $4.85. Men's fine fall-weight pants, $1.23; fine quality, really worth $5.00, latest style and very handsome. Keep them home lour days and if not soiled, return the same and wo hereby agree to return the $1 23. Men's extra fine suits $6.85; this $6.85 suit is the finest material, latest style, well made and positively worth $20.00; ask to see it. High grade of goods wear ing equal to the finest quality custom work, and over 10,000 different suits, in silk and satin lined. All must go re gardless of cost. Boys' and children's suits, from 78 cents up; hoys' knee pants, 17 cents; men's hats, 75 cents, worth $3 50; good handkerchiefs, 5 cents, worth 25 cents; men's fine underwear, 45 cents per suit, worth $2.50, and a thousand other arti cles we have no space to mention here. During this great railroad wreck sale the store will be kept open until 0 o'clock ip. in. Remember, we opened this morn | ing at 35 Centre street, Freeland. Look for the red sign, "'lhis is 35." I'mixed Everywhere. From the Wheeling: (W. Va.) Register. One of the finest productions ever se-n at the Grand opera house is theie now. It is "The Boy Tramp," an I the large audiences that have witnessed it the past two nights were delighted. Young Mr. Neuville is an excellent char acter comedian, a rare thing in these days, and his work in the piece is of the highest order. Mine. Neuville is a pow erful and vigorous actress. Bhe is well equipped for the po/trayal of the tragic roles, for she has a commanding pres ence, a powerful and flexible voice, and sways and enthuses her audience with unmistakeable magnetism. The supporting company did what wns allotted them in a satisfactory man ner. The beautiful Rceuery and mechan ical effects add greatly to the success of the play. There were several enthusi astic recalls. PLEAUSRE CALENDAR. ! November 16.—8a1l of Young American Social Club, at Freeland opera house. ! Admission, 50 cents. ; November 23 and 24.—Oyster supper of Garfield Commandery, No. 6, Knights of Malta, at Cottage hall. Tickets, 25 1 cents. November 27. —Masquerade ball, at i Freeland opera house. Admission, 50 cents. November 28.—Fifth annual ball of the Jed do Progressive Club, at Freeland opera house. Admission, 50 cents. ' November 20.—Supper and social at St. Paul's P. M. cbuich. Tickets, 25 cents. December 17 to 22.—Fair of Silver Wave Lodge, No. 242, Knigiits of Pythias, at Cottage hall. Admission, 5 cents, i December 22.—Entertainment of St.. Patrick's cornet band, at Freelaud 1 opera house. FREELAND, PA., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1894. MURDERED HIS MOTHER. Delibernt Act of n Hoy lit Hln Home in rtttaton on Momlsty. Henry Martin, 17 years of age, is the son of Thomas Martin and wife, of Pitts ton. On Monday evening his brother in-law, a Sir. Powell, who lives with the family, returned from a drive and as the horses were muddy and hot, he told Henry to clean them. The two had not been good friends for some time and Henry replied that he did not have to clean the horses and Powell had better not order him around. A few more words ensued, the boy becoming angrier, until at last he called Powell a vile name, Powell then struck him on the hea l several times with his open hand and the boy screaming with rage shouted: "'l'll blow your head off for that," and ran into the house. His mother, hearing the noise of the quarrel, went into the yard and was talking with Powell when her son rushed out with his rifle, a Flobert, in his hand. He raised it to his shoulder and took deliberate aim at Powell, who was but twenty feet away. The mother with a cry of horror, sprang before the latter crying, "Don't shoot, Henry, don't shoot, you do not know what you are doing." "Yes I do," he replied angrily, "and if you don't step aside, I'll shoot you." llis mother advanced towards him, pleading with him to put down the gun, but he calmly aimed at her head, and when she was about ten feet away he fired. The ball entered just below her right ear, ajid pierced the brain, and with a moan of pain she fell to the ground. Unaffected by the sight of his dying mother, the boy turned his rifle and rushed at Powell, swinging the weapon at his head with all his strength. Pow ell avoided the blow and grappling with the young murderer disarmed him. By this time the father and other members of the family were on the spot and some neighbors who beard the cries and the shot summoned officers. When the policemen appeared, the father was raising the dying mother from the ground, while the others were standing around weeping. The boy was alone in a corner, sullen and apparently unaffected. He was arrested and taken to the county jail. Physicians who were summoned could do nothing for the in jured woman, and she died soon after the shooting. lion. E. 11. Coxe Resign*. An announcement that created much surprise and which may mean a great deal to Freeland was made yesterday. Hon. E- B. Coxe has resigned as presi dent of the D. S. & S. R. R. and the Cross Creek Coal Company, ami will retire from the active management of those two corporations which have done so much to huild up this town. The resignation is to take effect on Decemher ill next, and it is stated that his successor will he Alfred Waters, at present general manager of the New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad. What effect this change will have upon the affairs of the Drifton com panies cannot be learned, hut the people of this place are unanimous in hoping that the policy heretofore pursued under Mr. Coxe will he continued by the new management. Besides being president of the two companies named, Mr. Coxe is also president of the Coxe Iron Manufactur ing Company, Coxe Bros. & Co., and the water companies of Drifton, Beaver Meadow, Tomhicken and Oneida. He has been the leading spirit in the development of the coal lands of tho Coxe family, and through his foresight and business tact has elevated the busi ness of mining until it is now almost perfect. It is not known whether or not he will withdraw entirely from tho active affairs of all the corporations that have headquarters at Drifton, hut it is stated a trip to Europe will be made in the near future. Thieve* Make a Haul. Thieves mado a wholesale raid on the chicken coops, barnyards, pig pens and stables in Plymouth on Monday night and made away with every chicken, pig, horse or cow they came across. John Condron, Peter Walsh, Patrick Maker, John Gallagher and Patrick Monahan lost 100 chickens. The thieves also car ried off fonreen pigs, three cows, two horses and a bulldog that was guarding one of the coops. There is no clue to the thieves. Fleeing from Politicians. Governor-elect Daniel Hastings and Mrs. Hastings departed from their homo in Bellefonte on Tuesday morning to enjoy a rest of ten days in some quiet spot. It was impossible to ascertain whither they were going. The general hail a hard campaign and the politi cians who have pestered him for ap pointments since the campaign gave him no rest. He will probably prepare his inaugural address during his absence. Luke F idler Mine Still Huriiing. A suiall party of mine officials entered the water level tunnel of the burning Luke Fidler colliery at Sbamokin on Tuesday and made three attempts to find trace of the bodies of the four workmen who lost their lives there a month ago, but their efforts were fruit less. They found plenty of evidence of the fearful fire that had raged in the in terior of the mine and have reason to believe that the fire is still burning above the water level. Dams are now being constructed in order to force the water 100 feet above the tunnel. From 10,000,000 to 25,000,000 gallons of water have been run into the mine daily for thirty-four days, but the water is still 200 feet below the fire level. The vertical height already filled with water aggregates about 630 feet and 300 feet remain to be filled before mining experts will feel satisfied that the llames have been entirely extinguished. Tried for Child Murder. The trial of Catherine Meshouska, of Wilkep-Barre, for the murder of her child was commenced in criminal court on Tuesday. On.the 10 th of last August some children playing in a culm bank found the body of an infant, which evi-' dently ha I been smothered to death. The case was investigated and it was found that the child of Mrs. Meshouska had disappeared a few days before. As she could not account for its whereabouts she was arrested. The trial lasted more than a day, and the evidence produced went to show that the child had been put out of the way. The jury, however, could not fasten the crime on ttie woman and brought in a verdict of not guilty. Want of evidence is assigned as the reason for the verdict. More Appointments. J. Lewis Wagner, the newly-elected clerk of courts, has appointed George W. Thomas, of Plymouth, as chief depbty, and W. B. Koons, of .Sandy Run, as clerk. The selection of Mr. Koons is considered a very good one, and is ac ceptable to the lower end Republicans. The gentleman is well-fitted for tho position ami should make a good clerk. John M. Carr, the well-known young attorney of town, is spoken of as the next assistant district attorney under Mr. Full. Mr. Carr's friends are push ing him forward for the office, as be has been always a staunch Republican and rendered the party considerable servico in past years. Jeililo Tunnel Work Stopped. Owing to an injunction, issued at the instance of a number of farmers living in Butler valley, work on the Jeddo tunnel has been brought to a complete stop. Matters have now reached the point where it only requires the touch of an electric wire to set oIT the dynamite which has been inserted in the barrier of rock holding back the tremendous body of water. The courts will have to decide the question, as the farmers have steadily refused to accept a compromise. The completion of this work will now have to be postponed indefinitely. Young American Social Clul. Tomorrow evening the Young Ameri can Social Club will hold its semi-annual ball at the opera house, and the mem bers have completed all the arrange ments for the alTair. The hall has been elaborately decorated, ami every accom modation that could be secured has been provided for the friends of the club and all others who may attend. The danc ing music will be furnished by De- Pierro's complete orchestra. The members extend a cordial iuvita tion to the ball-goers of Freeland to be present at their ball, and guarantee an evening of pleasure to all. Fatally Injured. From the Hazleton Standard. Michael Toy, an eighteen-year-old youth employed at Ebervale, was fatally injured on Tuesday. He was riding 011 a mine car at the colliery, when he fell beneath the wheels, which passed over his leg, crushing'it so badly that ampu tation was necessary. lie was brought to this city on a traction car and removed to the hospital. His condition at in o'clock that night was very critical and his parents, who visited the institution, were requested by Dr. Kellar to remain, he fearing that the hoy would die before morning. Trolley Car and Engine Collide. A collision with very fortunate results occurred at the Pleasant Hill crossing of the Jersey Central Railroad between one of the latter's engines and a trolley ear of tho Lehigh Traction Company. There were three people aboard the trolley car. The engine and the ear ap proached the crossing at the same time. The trolley car could not clear the tracks in time, and the locomotive struck the rear end, smashing that portion of the car and knocking it from the track. The passengers aboard were badly shaken up though none were seriously hurt. BRIEF ITEMS OF NEWS. PARAGRAPHS GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OF THE REGION. SynopHlH of Locul anil MittcellaueouM Oc currences That Can lie Ileari ljulckly. What the Folks of Tills and Other Towns Are Doing;. The resignation of Postmaster Ivisner at Hazleton has reopened the contest for that position. The twelfth annual convention of the Luzerne County Sunday School Associa tion will he held at Kanticoke tomorrow. The electric railway at Shamokin pro poses to shut down in a short while, as the trafiie in that section does not pay expenses. The Republican League of Luzerne county will tender the county candidates of that party a reception on Saturday at Wilkes-Barre. J. B. Welsh took charge of the restau rant under the Central hotel on Tues day. lie proposes to make several im provements in the place. Thomas Conlin, of Lattimer, who will . be ordained to the priesthood at Pitts burg tomorrow, will read his first mass in St. Gubriel's church, Hazleton, on Sunday morning. A slight derangement of the machin ery at the electric power house caused the lights to go out last evening and the and business places were in dark ness for a short while. John Sweeney, better known as the "Lark," was Btruck by a train near Stockton on Monday evening. He sus tained severe internal injuries and was taken to the Hazleton hospital. Harrison Ilill, foreman at Silver Brook colliery, was . instantly killed on Tuesday. The hoisting rope broke and the descending car struck him at the bottom of the slope. lie leaves a wife and four sons. Services are being held every evening this week at 7.30 o'clock by Rev. J. T. Griffiths at the English Baptist church. On Sundny evening, at 6.30 o'clock, baptismal services will take place, to which all are invited to attend. A copy of Part 2, Compendium of the Eleventh Census, has been received by I ffie TRIBUNE from the department of the interior, through the courtesy of Con gressman Hines. It contains official statisticis of a varied and interesting character, T. W. Mcllugh, of Jeddo; T. S. ! McNair, of ILuleton, and B. R. Jones, ; of Wilkes-Barre, have been appointed ' commissioners by the court to divide Freeland borough into wards. The application was presented on Tuesday j by Borough Solicitor Stroh. Murray Dougal & Co. and the Carlisle Manufacturing Company have contract ed to build 1,400 new coal cars for the E. P. Wilbur Trust Company for use on the Lehigh Valley Railroad, These cars will be of much the same pattern as those in use on the D. S. & S. Death of a I'roininent Divine. Rev. Franklin K. Levan, one of the best known ministers in northeastern Pennsylvania, died at Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday morning of heart disease, aged 63 years, lie was horn at Maxatawney and was graduated from Franklin and Marshall college in 18,53. In 18G4 he was principal of the Westmoreland Col legiate Institute and in 1866 was made pastor of a church at Oakland. In 1873 lie accepted a call to Philadelphia and five years later went to Wilkes-Barre. At the time of His death he was presi dent of the eastern synod of the United States and editorn-eHief of the Itefornied Church ifestenger. "McKenna's Flirtations," the laugh able comedy, will be at Freeland opera house on November 26. Parties supplied with ice cream, cakes, candy, etc., at low prices by Laubach. IVOU SALE.—A Lay horse, strong anil healthy, X 1 suitable lor single or double driving, can be bought cheaply. Apply to John Shlgo, Freeland. FRANCIS BREHNAH'S RESTAURANT 151 Centre street. , EXCELLENT LIQUORS, BEER, PORTER, ALE, CIGARS, Etc. I All kinds of TEMPERANCE DRINKS. GEORGE FISHER, dealer in FRESH BEEF, PORK, VEAL, MUTTON, BOLOGNA, - SMOKED MEATS, ETC., ETC. Call at No. 6 Walnut street, Freeland, or wait for tUe delivery wagons. VERY LOWEST PRICES. Of and. <3OOX>S OLSHO'S CLOTHING and HAT STORE, 57 Centre Street, Freeland. The overcorts are here at unheard of low prices: A good black chinchilla over- i coat for $4.60; usual price, I SB.OO. A line black or blue beaver overcoat for 7.00; usual price, $ll.OO. For bops 1 overcoats we arc, as usual, headquarters. Nobby winter suits for men and boys: Men's fine black or brown cheviot suits at $5.27; usual price, $8.50. Our line of red, brown, merino and camel 1 s hair underwear defies competition: A set of men's fine heavy white merino underwear, 85c. Our hat and cap stock is always complete. Gloves also in abundance. Come and deal with the proprietor him self. No middleman. Yours respectfully, L. OLSHO, 67 Centre Street, - Freeland. ; THE IBIEST PLACE TO IPTJEROIEL^ASIE Fine Bric-a-Brac, Cut Glass, Pictures, Picture Frames, Books and Stationery, and Typewriting Supplies, OUTCH & KELLME li'S, 13 West Broad Street, Hazleton, Pa. FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS COMMENCING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5. As tin inducement to eliow the excellent work which our new cutter, Mr. 11. Raphael is able to turn out, we will reduce the prices in our custom department as follows: ' $25 SUITS FOR $22.5<) $22 SUITS FOR $18.50 $lB SUITS FOR $14.50 $lO SUITS FOR $12.50 $lB OVERCOATS FOR $lO 50"' $lO OVERCOATS FOR $12.50 REMEMBER this great sale will last onlu two weeks. All work made on the prem ises under Mr. Raphael's care. Mr. Raphael comes from the city and is highly recom mended. A jierfecljit and good trimmings guaranteed. Our ready-made stock is complete. H'e manufacture all our own goods on the prem ises. We hare no rent to pay, therefore we can afford to sell clothing cheaper than anyone else. Hire us a call and examine our large and assorted stock. No trouble to show goods. 1. REFOWICH, Leading Clothier of the Coal Region, All new goods. No shelf-worn stock. 37 CENTRE STREET, FREELAND. DePIERRO - BROS. -CAFE.- Corner of Centre and Front Streets, Freeland, Pa. Finest Whiskies in Stock. Gibson, Dougherty, Kaufer Club, Roseubluth's Velvet, of which we have EXCLUSIVE SALE IN TOWN. Muram's Extra Dry Champagne, Hcnncssy Brandy, Blackberry, Gins, Wines, Clurets, Cordials, Etc. Imported and Domestic Cigars. OYSTERS IN EVERY STYLE, 11am and Schweitzer Cheese Sandwiches, Sardines , Etc. MEALS - AT - ALL - HOURS. DuUontine and Hazlcton beer on tap. Baths, Hot or Cold, 25 Cents. JOHN PECORA, MERCHANT TAILOR, 81 WASHINGTON STREET. Fine line of sumplcs for fall and winter suits, overcoats, etc. Excellent fits and good work- I mansbip. A trial order requested. COTTAGE HOTEL WashlnffUm and Main Streets. FRED. HAAS, Prop. Fimbclagß accomodation for permanent and tranaiont aueets. Good table. Fair rates. 11ar finely etopked. Stpble attaolied. $1.50 PER YEAR. OHAS. ORION STROII, Attorney and Counselor at Law and Justice of the Peace. Offloe Rooms, No. 31 Centre Street, Freeland. i JOHN M. CARE, Attorney-at-Law. All legal business promptly attended. Posfofflco Building, • - - Freeland. j j F. O'NEILL, Attorney-at-Law. 100 Public Square, - - Wllkee-Barra HALPIN, Mann ufact urer of Carriages, Buggies, Wagons, &C. Walnut and Pine Streets, Freeland. ALEX. SHOLLACE, BOTTLER. Beer. ZPorter, Wine, and. X-lq.T3.oxe. Cor. Washington and Walaot Strata. Freeland. WASHBURN & 'I URMBACH, Builders of Light and Heavy Wago.ns. REPAIRiSa CF EYtRY OESCHiPTION. FItOKT STUEET, Is EAR VINE. FIIEELAND. jyjRS. S. E. HAYES, Fire Insurance Agent. Washington Street. ; None but Reliable Companies Represented. GREAT BARGAINS IN Dry Goods, Groceries and Provisions. Notions, Carpet, Boots and Shoes, | Flour and Feed, , i Tobacco, Cigars, Tin and Queenswarc, Wood and Willow ware, Tabic and Floor Oil Cloth, Etc, j A celebrated brand of XX flour always in stock. Roll Butter and Eggs a Specialty. i My motto is small profits and quick sales. I always have fresh goods aud am turning my stock every montii. Every article is guaranteed. AMANDUS OSWALD, N. IE. Cor. Centre and Front Sts., Freeland. LIBOR WINTER, IE2 DE3 S T XT .A. 2ST T AND OYSTER SALOON. No. 1.1 Front Street, Freeland. AThc finest liquors and cigars served ut the j counter. Cool beer and porter on tap. - $1.50 - - - "\X7"ill Bring Tcu tlie TrilDnne ' 'iß'or - - a - - TTear.