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FREELAND TRIBUNE.
VOL. XI. NO. 54.
RAILROAD TIMETABLES'
LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD.
November 13, 1898.
ARRANGEMENT OP PASSKNOER TRAINS.
LEAVE PUB ELAN I).
0 20 a in for Weatherly, Mauch Chunk,
Aliciitown, llcthlchcm, Huston, Phila
delphia and New York.
7 40 a iu for Haudv Hun, White Haven,
Wilkes-Barru, Pittston und Scranton.
8 20 a iu for Weatherly, Munch Chunk, Al
lelic. wn, licthlehcm. Hasten, Philadel
phia, New York and Ilazleton.
9 33 a m for Hazioton, Muhuuny City, Shen
andoah, Mt. Cariuel, Shainokiu and
Pottsvillo.
1 1 55 a m for Sandy Hun, White Uuven,
Wilkes-Hurre, Herauton and all points
West.
4 30 p in for Ilazleton, Mahanoy City, Shen
andoah, Mt. Carmcl, Sluunokin uiul
Pottsvillo.
0 37 P m lor Sandy Hun, White Haven,
Wilkes-Burro and Serunton.
0 59 p m for lluzleton, Mahanoy City, Shen
andoah, Mt. Carmel, Shamokiu.
AHKIVE AT FREELAND.
720 n m from Pottsville, Delano and
Hazletou.
7 40 a in trotn Pottsville, Sluunokin, Mt.
Cmmel, Shenandoah, Muhutioy City
and lluzlcton.
9 17 a in from New York, Philadelphia,
Huston, Bethlehem, Allentown, Munch
Chunk and Weatherly.
9 33 a m from Serunton, Wilkes-Burre and
White Haven.
1 1 55 a in from Pottsville, Shamokiu, Mt.
Curmoi, Shenuudouh, Mahanoy City
und Hazletou.
4 30 l ni from Serunton, Wilkes-Burre und
White Haven.
0 37 P ni from Now York, Philadelphia,
Huston, Bethlehem, Allentown, Potts
ville, Shamokiu, Mt. Carmel, Shenan
doah, Mahanoy City and Ilazleton.
0 59 P ni from Serunton, Wilkes-Barre and
White Haven.
For iurther information inquire of Ticket
A (rente.
KOLLIN 11. WILBUH, General Superintendent.
CHAB. S. LEE, Uen'l Pass. Akoih.
20 Cortlandt Street, New York City.
THE DELAWARE, SUSQUEHANNA AND
SCHUYLKILL RAILROAD.
Time table in effect April 18,1897.
Trains leave Drifton for Jeddo, Eckley, Hazle
Brook, Stockton, Beaver Meadow Road, Hoan
and Hazleton Junction at 530, GUI) am, daily
except Sunday; and 703 a in, 2118 pm, Sunday.
Trains leave Drifton for Harwood,Cranberry,
Toinhioken and Deringer at 6 30, 0 00 a m, daily
except Sunduy; and i 03 a m, 238 p in, Sun
day.
Trains leave Drifton for Oneida Junction,
Garwood Hoad, Humboldt Hoad, Oneida and
Sheppton at 000 am, daily except Sun
day; and 7 03 a m, 2 38 p in, Sunday.
Trains leave lluzlcton Junction for Harwood,
Cranberry, Tomhloken and Deringer at 035 a
m, daily except Sunday; and 8 53 a m, 4 22 p m,
Sunday.
Trains leave Hazleton Junction for Oneida
Junction, Harwood Hoad, Humboldt Houd,
Oneida and Sheppton at 0 :i2, 11 10 a m, 4 41 p in,
daily except Sunday; and 7 37 u m, 3 11 p m,
Sunday.
Trains leave Deringer for Tomhicken, Cran
berry, Harwood, Hazletou Junction and Hoan
at 2 25, 5 40 p in, daily except Sunday; and 9 37
a in, 507 p m, Sunduy.
Trams leave Sheppton for Oneida, Humboldt
Hoad, Harwood Hoad, Oneida Junction, Hazle
ton Junction aid Hoan at 7 11 am, 12 40, 522
p in, duily except Sunday; and 8 11 u in, 3 44
p in, Sunday.
Trains leave Sheppton for Beaver Meadow
Hoad, Stockton, llazle Brook, Eckley, Jeddo
and Drifton at 5 22 p in, daily, except Suuday;
and 8 11 a m, 3 44 p in, Sunday.
Trains leavo Hazleton Junction for Beaver
Meadow Hoad, Stockton, Hozlc Brook, Eckley,
Jeddo and Drifton ut 5 45, 620 p in, duily,
except Sunday; and 10 10 u in, 5 40 p ni, Sunday.
All trains connect at Ilazleton Junction with
electric cars for Hazleton, Jeanosville, Auden
ricd and other points on tho Traction Com
pany's line.
Trains leaving Drifton Ht 5 30. 6 00 a m make
connection at Deringer with P. It. H. trains for
Wilkesbarre, Suubury, Uarrisburg and points
west.
For the accommodation of passengers at way
stations between Hazleton Junction and Der
inger, a train will leave tho former point at
350 p m, daily, except Sunday, arriving at
Deringer at 5 00 p in.
LUTHEK C. SMITH, Superintendent.
VIENNA: BAKERY.
J. B. LAUBACH, Prop.
Centre Street, Froeland.
CHOICE BREAD OF ALL KINDS,
CAKES, AND PASTRY, DAILY.
FANCY AND NOVELTY CAKES
BAKED TO ORDER.
Confectionery $ Ice Cream
Hiipplieil to balls, parties or picnics, with
all necessary adjuncts, at shortest
notice and fairest prices.
Delivery and supply wagon* to all pari* oj
toten and surrounding* every day.
State Normal School.
The EAST STROUDSBURO NORMAL
offers superior educational advantages.
ITS LOCATION is in tht Famous Resort
region of the state.
ITS BUILDINGS are new and modern.
BRUSSELS CARPETS in all students' rooms.
No SCHOOL provides such home com
forts.
GOOD BOARDING, a recognized feature.
COLLEGE PREPARATORY. MUSIC, ELO
CUTIONRRY and SEWING and DRESS
MAKING DEPARTMENTS.
WINTER TERM OPENED JAN. 2, 1899.
Send postal for illustrated catalogue.
GEO. P. BIBLE, A. M., Principal.
' STORY OF THE PHILIPPINES."
By Murat Halstoad.
"Story of the Philippines" is the title of the
best book published on the new Eastern Pos
sessions of the United States. It is written in
u clear, vigorous style by the tumous author
and editor und noted war correspondent,
Murat Halstead.
John Hilly, of Freeland, is agent for Free
land und vicinity, und will call for your order.
Every home should have this standard book.
MISCELLANEOUS ADVERTISEMENTS.
TjX)R RENT.—A large, well located store
X* room; rates very reus -amble; immediate
possession given. H. M. Brcslin, South Ceutre
street, Freeland.
TpOR SALE.—Building lot, 31x180 feet, on
_P North Hidge street; excellent location for
residence. Apply at TRIBUNE office for price.
PLEASURE CALENDAR,
January 5. —Fair of Young Men's C.
T. A. B. Corps at Grand opera house
hall. Admission, 5 cents.
January 21. —Annual fair of the Citi
zens' Hose Company at Yannos' opera
house, closing January 30 with a ball.
C/LSTORIA.
Bnri th. The Kind You Haw Always Bought
BRIEF ITEMS OF NEWS.
PARAGRAPHS GATHERED FROM ALL
PARTS OF THE REGION.
Synop*!* of Local and MUcellaneon* Oc
currence* That Can He Read Quickly.
What the Folk* of This and Other
Town* Are Doing.
The title of the Wilkesbarre News
dealer was changed on Monday to the
News.
The fair of the Young Men's Corps
will be open this evening and Satur
day evening.
Attorney George S. Ferris has been
chosen solicitor of the county by the
commissioners.
Freeland borough council met on
Monday evening and adjourned until
the same evening of next week.
A bill to reduce tho legal rate of In
terest in this state from 0 to 5 per cent
will soon be introduced in the legisla
ture.
Most of the students who came home
for the. holidays havo returned to the
several schools and colleges which they
attend.
The members of the Citizens' Hose
Company are preparing for their fair
and ball at Yannes' opera house the
latter part of this month.
Harry Lager, of Coxe addition, re
ceived a painful injury in Drifton black
smith shop by a large piece of iron fall
ing eu his foot on Tuesday.
Eurico Marchette, of Freeland. and
Miss Barbara Piazzl, of Eckley, will be
married on Saturday of next week by
the Italian priest of Hazleton.
An application for a review has been
asked by the objectors to the proposed
division of the South ward. This will
delay the division until March.
Michael Yucke, of Jeddo, was taken
to the miners' hospital on Tuesday to
undergo an operation for an internal
affliction with which ho is troubled.
Mrs. George Fernau died on Monday
at the home of John Smith. Front street.
The remains are being taken to White
Haven at noon today for interment.
The county commissioners yesterday
decided that Boss Lloyd, the controller,
could not engage a private attorney for
the year 1899 at the county's expense.
George H&big, a Hazleton young man
who is in the Philippines as a private in
the regular army, has been driven in
sane by the intense heat prevailing
thero.
The Citizens' and St. Ann's bands and
Junior Mechanics drum corps serenaded
several of the people of town on Monday
and were substantially remembered by
their friends.
Frank Eberett, proprietor of the Free
land House, has extended invitations to
the newspaper men of this vicinity to
attend a banquet at his hotel on Satur
day evening.
Joseph Thomas, aged 31 years, of
Audenried, was instantly killed on Mon
day by the derailing of the locomotive
which he was running on the Jersey
Central Railroad near Honey Brook.
Among the volunteer regiments which
have been ordered mustered out by
Secretary of War Alger Is the Third
New Jersey, in which Anthony A. Ferry,
of Jeddo, is serving as a private in
Company M.
A number of changes will take place
In the saloon business in Preeiand with
in the next few mouths. New men will
try their luck behind some of the bars
and at least a dozen landlords will not
apply for licenses for their houses.
The twenty-fifth anniversary of Dep
uty Prothonotary J. T. L. Sahm's In
stallation in his present office was on
Monday celebrated by making him the
recipient of a beautiful gold watch, a
gift from the bench and bar of the
county.
The 1800 almanac of the Wilkesbarre
Record is a book which every man of
affairs in Luzerne county should
possess. It is replete with statistical
information of the entire county, and as
medium for local reference cannot be
excelled.
Ouster proceedings were commenced
in Luzerne court yesterday against
School Directors William Nelson, J. D.
Morgan, Thomas Illnkie, John Welsh,
Edward Dinsutore and John Gallagher,
of Hazle township, for alleged mis
demeanor in office.
At an election for church officers in
St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran church
the following were elected as members
of the church council: Elder, George
BechtlofT; deacons, Daniel O. Krommes,
Prank Kugler, A. J. Beltz, Ilenry Rie
bold and James Heckler.
Charles Leonard Fletcher and com
pany were billed to appear here last
evening in "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,"
but failed to arrive. Schuylkill ex
changes scored this company's ability
quite severely last week, and the
thealre-goors of town did not miss much
by the non-appearance of the troupe.
CASTOniA.
Bean the KM You Haw Always Bought
FREELAND, PA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 1899.
Reduction of Capital Stock.
The directors of the Nescopec Coal
Company have recommended another re
duction of the capital stock of that cor
poration, and the stockholders will vote
upon the proposition at the annual
meeting of the company in Philadelphia
on January 27. This corporation has
reduced its capital stock at each annual
meeting for the past few years. There
are 20.000 shares issued, and on January
20. 1895, the par value of each was re
duced from S3O to S2O; on January 29,
1897, from S2O to $9, and on January 28.
1898, from $9 to $7. The directors now
recommend that a further reduction of
$2 per share be agreed to, which would
give the company a capitalization of
SIOO,OOO, or $5 a share. This will likely
be done when the meeting is held.
The company's coal lands are located
at Upper Lihigh and are rapidly
decreasing in value, as the greater
part of the original supply has been
mined. A large saving in state taxes
will he made by the reduction of the
capital stock.
Will Go to the Fhlllppluea.
From the Tamaqua Courier.
John V. Ceyne, formerly an agent of
the Metropolitan Insurance Company,
In town, but now artificer in Company
L, Twenty-first U. S. Infantry, greeted
friend* here on Wednesday evening.
The Twenty-first is at present stationed
at Piaitsburg, N. Y. This regiment,
familiary known as "tho fighting
Twenty-first," saw remarkably hard ser
vice in.the 'Santiago campaign. Com
pany L, however, boing one of the new
companies and not sufficiently versed in
military movements, did not accompany
the regiment. The Twenty-first will
remain at Plattsburg until about the
middle of January, when it will leave for
the Philippine Islands to perform garri
son duty for about two years.
Greek Catholic Christina*.
By the old calendar Christinas comes
tomorrow, and will be celebrated as
such by the Greek Catholic peoples.
In our town tho religious ceremonies in
honor of the birth of Jesus Christ will
bo as follows: Thursday evening at 11
o'clock, services in memory of the birth;
Friday at 8 a. m., first mass; at 10 a. iu.,
high mass. To these divine services
every Catholic is invited.
Tho Cross Creek Coal Company, G. B.
Marklo Co. and M. S. Keuimerer &
Co. and their superintendents will kindly
accept tho highest thanks and obliga
tions of the Greek Catholic workmen
for relief from work on this occasion.
Respectfully, Rev. G. Y. Martyak.
Greek Catholic Priest.
New Official* Take Their Seat*.
iSherilT James Harvey was sworn into
office on Monday with the following as
his deputies: W. P. Airey, Hazleton,
chief clerk; W. W. Ilousekneckt, Cony n
gham; David Curnow, Ilazleton; Clin
ton Honeywell, Dallas; H. W. Palmer,
attorney.
Recorder Ilolcomb also assumed the
duties of his office on the same day.
Following are his appointments to clerk
ships: William Parry, Luzerne; E. J.
Mack in, Exeter; George Ben field, West
Pittston; Dauiol Thomas, Wilkesbarre;
Lewis Salisberg, Wilkesbarre; Francis
Schubert, Wapwallopen.
Death of a Young; Lady.
Miss Rose Boner, a popular young
lady of Drifton and a daughter of the
late Patrick Bonner, died yesterday
after two weeks' illness. Miss lioner
was stricken with pneumonia and sank
rapidly after the attack. The deceased
was an estimable young lady, 23 years
of age, and is survived by her mother,
three brothers. Con, Robert and James,
and one sister, Miss Annie. Tho
funeral will take place tomorrow morn
ing. Requiem mass at St. Ann's
church at 9 o'clock. Interment in St.
Ann's cemetery.
Well-Known llrawcr l>ea<l.
Frederick G. Yueiigllnjf, of the big
brewery firm of I'ottaville, well known
throughout the middle stele*, died at
his hoaie Monday afternoon of typhoid
fever. Iteside his connection with the
brewery, Mr Yuengllng was president
of the Puttsvllle Gas Company and a
director of the Safe Deposit llank and
the Pottsvllle Water Company, lie was
also a member of I'ulaska Dodge, Free
and Accepted Masons, and of Trinity
Episcopal church.
I>ic<l In the West.
John Tolan, a former resident of this
section, died last week at his home in
Storm Lake, Knena Vista county, lowa.
The deceased was a brother-in-law of
Patrick O'Donnell. Ridge street, and
John 11. O'Donnel), Drifton. He left
here over a score of years ago, but at all
times retained warm feelings for his
former home and the people here. lie
was a reader of the TRIBUNE from its
first issue to the time of his death.
Huftlnefts Men's Excursion to New York.
Via Lehigh Valley Railroad. The
Lehigh Valley Railroad announces a rate
of $2.45 for adults and $1.85 for children
for the round trip from Preeiand to New
York and return. Tickets will be sold
good for all regular trains, except the
"Black Diamond Express,'' January 1),
1809, and will be limited for return with
in three clays. Including date of issue.
Inquire of ticket agents for lime table
uud further particulars.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING.
Several Change* Made In the Grades at
Last Evening's Session.
The borough school board met last
evening in regular monthly session.
Communications were read from the
county commissioner# and Tax Collector
Kline. The former stated that the
shortage in the stale appropriation was
owing to a clerical error made by them,
in the number of pupils returned, that
they had forwarded to the state super
intendent the correct number. The
tax collector was not prepared to make
a report.
Bids were read from L. H. Lent / as*
James E. Griffiths for work on Ridge
street building. These were allowed lo
go over.
The plumbing firm engaged at the
last meeting reported having completed
piping and the system in good working
order. They were ordered to cover
pipes with asbestos, etc., the cost not to
exceed $lO.
Tho following bills were ordered paid:
William Birkbtck, supplies. sl2; Cross
Creek Coal Company, coal. $28.50; John
Davis, hauling, $7.85; Henry Geerge,
supplies, 80 ; J. E. Griffiths, labor. 80c;
Matthias Schwabe, ceal, $0; William
Williamson, supplies, $50.58. Total,
$102.03.
The report of Principal Ilanlon was
read, calling attention to the following
matters, which were adopted. That
the secretary write to teachers calling
for the strict observance of rule 1 of
manual, and ask the principal of the
Ridge strdet school to instruct pupils ie
regard to water closet apparatus. To
remove fourth and fifth grade from
Ridge street building and divide among
Mr. Zimmerman and Miss Sensonbach;
Mr. McLaughlin then to take Mrs.
Denneny's scholars; she to take Miss
Tiuiony's, and Miss McLaughlin, who
has 90 pupils, divide with Miss Timony.
The principal of the Washington street
building, by taking another grade In
charge, will make room for some of the
lower grades.
The action of the principal was ap
proved in regard to having Ridge street
building water closets cleaned, also the
water pipes repaired.
PERSONALITIES.
Mrs. Hugh McGroarty and son John
are visiting Private Hugh McGroarty,
who Is ill at Fortress Monroe, Va.
Misses Maggie and Naomi Stcnner, of
Scranton, spent New Year's here with
their sister, Miss Jennie.
Attorney John M. Carr and wife spent
tho forepart of the week visiting Wilkes
barre relatives.
Alex Allen, of Drifton, left for Buffalo
yesterday to attend the funeral of his
mother.
John J. McGarvey left on Tuesday for
Bayonno City, N. J., whore he will
locate.
Miss Edith Kuntz left on Tuesday for
Philadelphia to spend a few weeks tbore.
Condy O. Boyle Is serving on the jury
this week.
Charges Against a Bishop.
Charges of forgery have been made at
Buffalo against Rev. Stephen Kaminski,
bishop of the Independent Polish Catho
lic Chnrch. Some time ago Peter Sino
kowskf, secretary to Bishop Kaminski,
brought suit against Petor Gorski and
four other Poles to recover $34 alleged
to have been loaned and for which a
promissory note was given. In court
it developed that the following words
had been added to the noto: "That we,
the indorsers, agree to bo held personally
liable for the amount." Counsel for the
defendants alleged that this clause had
been added to the note by Bishop Kam
inski, after it was made and signed.
The district attorney said he would pre
sent the case to the grand jury.
William l'enn Colliery Not Abandoned.
There was much joy created among
tho employes of the William Penn col
liery, at Shenandoah, on Tuesday, when
notice was posted by Superintendent
William 11. Lewis that the Susquehanna
Coul Company, of Nantieoke. had taken
the renewal of tho lease, saving the
mines from abandonment. The fifteen
year lease of Stickney, Cunningham Si
Co., of New York city, who operated the
colliery heretofore, expired on Saturday
last, and the company refused to take a
renewal because the Girard estate de
clined to reduce the rate of royalty.
Tho colliery employs 500 men and boys,
and is a large shipper.
Patents worn granted last weok to J.
R. Deisher, Pottsville, for a steam-dis
tributing system for heating railway
car-trucks, and to P. C. Leidich, Tama
qua, for a box-fastener.
Anthracite coal prices at tidewater
havo been advanced 25 cents per ton
and collieries will be worked but three
days in the week this month.
The mercantile appraiser has started
on his rounds. Ho will not reach Free
land for a few weeks at least.
Tho mother of Walter Richards, of
Coxe addition, was buried yesterday
In Plttston.
A. Oswald sells three bars of grand
ma's butter milk soap for the small sum
of sc.
Two Men Holding One Office.
Willi) tho nnely-ulucted officials of
Schuylkill county were being sworn In
on Monday at Pottsville, B. W. Cuiu
ining, of Pottsville, who was elected
district attorney by an overwhelming
Democratic majority at the recent fall
eiectiou, failed to appear to take the
the oath of office. Owing to ill health,
he decided, he says, not to assume the
office.
The court, therefore, decided after
consultation luappulnfGuy E. Farquhar,
of Pottsville, to the place to serve until
the next general election. Mr. Far
quhar accepted without ceremony and
the oath of office was at once adminis
tered to him by Judge Pershing. The
oath of office was then administered to
W. P. McLaughlin and James J. Moran.
of Pottsville, as deputies. They with M.
J. Fleming, of Tre/uont, the third deputy
named by Mr. Cummiu^werecontinued
by Mr. Furquhar, and will probabl)
serve during hie term.
Threats were made for the past few
weeks that if Mr. Cumming took the
oath of office quo warranto proceedings
against him would be started for alleged
ante-election promises and corruption.
A sequel to this sensation was a notice
served on court the next day by Edgar
W. liechtel, wiiose three-year term as
district attorney lias just expired, that
the appointment of Mr. Farquhar is ir
regular, and that he is still the district
attorney, and prepared and ready to
perforin his duties as such officer. Mr.
Bechlel's protest was presonted in open
court, before Judge Marr.
The new form tho district attorney
ship has developed is the topic of much
discussion among lawyers and politicians
generally, and they agree with Mr.
Bechtel's contention that Mr. Cummlng.
not having qualified, had nothing to
resign, and that under the law Mr.
liechtel is district attorney until his suc
cessor is elected and duly qualified.
If this contention is sustained by the
court Mr. liechtel will servo for tho |
ensuing throe years. In this instance
the complications growing out of Mr.
Farquhar's appointments would bo quite
serious. All the indictments signed by
him for the present term of court would
be invalid.
Mr. RechtcPs protest will be brought
up on Saturday morning next for argu
ment before the full bench.
Thrilling: Race for Life.
A Pennsylvania Railroad passenger
train had a thrilling race witli four
loaded runaway coal cars near New
Boston on Tuesday. A work train
which had taken siding at New Boston
to allow tho passenger a clear track,
backed out as the rear coach disappeared
around a bend in the road. A freight
train came thundering along at the heels
of the passenger, and crashed into the
work train, wrecking five cars, and start
ing four loaded gondolas down tho grade
on the passenger train's trail.
Tho runaways gained rapidly, and for
several miles the trains raced, tho passen
ger straining to escape with its precious
burden of human freight. As they
whirled by Moore station the operator,
alive to the situation, wired the next
station to sidetrack the runaways. The
passenger had barely left Morris Junc
tion as the four cars were switched into
a side track, going to pieces against
soveral heavy timberladen cars. Traffic j
was delayed six hours.
The Clnio of it Great Succeim.
The Business Men's Dance on Monday
evening, under the auspices of tho Tigers
Athletic Club, proved to be one of the
greatest social successes held in town
for some time. The attendance was
nearly as large as on the night of the
ball, the business people and their wives
turning out in force, an ', throwing their
cares of the desk and storeroom aside,
they entered into the spirit of the
occasion with the /.est that characterizes
the great majority of our merchants and
tradesmen. Seldom, if ever, was a
more jolly crowd assembled in Freeiand.
The last night was a fitting close to
the unparalleled success in the line of
ball* in this region, and the organiza
tion to which tliis credit belongs can
well afford to feel repaid for the labor
by the manner in which the public's
appreciation of its work has been
shown.
How's This I
We offer One Hundred Dollars Ho
ward for any case of Catarrh that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CH ENfcY A CO., Prop*., Toledo,
Ohio.
We the undersigned have known F. J.
Cheney for the met fifteen years, and
believe him perfectly honorable in all
buainesa transactiona and financially
able to carry out any obligation made by
their firm.
WEST A TBUAX. Wholesale Druggist*.
Toledo, O.
WALDIXO, KISXA* A MASVI*, Whola
■ale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Inter
nally, acting directly on the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. Price,
75c. per bottle. Hold by all druggiata.
Testimonials frea.
Hall's Family Pills arc the best.
OASTOniA.
BMTI the _A Tin Kind You Haw Always Bought
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HUNTINGJN CUBA.
THE ISLAND IS AN IDEAL PLACE FOF
THE SPORTSMAN.
All Sort, of Gome In Abumlxnce— Orir
Six llumlrml lilxtinct Species of Fish
In tlio Witora— Fight lo Ton Deer In a
I>y a Common Bac For a Small Partjr.
Cuba is a paradise for the sportsman,
wild game and fish of all kinds being
abundant.
Parties of gentlemen on horseback,
with their pack of hounds, hunt the
fleet-footed deer. It is a common thing
for a small party to kill eight or ten
deer in a day.
The wild boar is plentiful, and some
times, if cornered, dangerous, especial
ly the old master of the herd, called
"un solitario," which will tear a dog
to pieces or make a green hunter climb
a tree, but a Cuban easily kills him
with a machete. The island boar some
times weighs 200 or 300 pounds, and
has huge tusks, often five or six inches
in length. The meat of the female is
much relished by the natives. Wild
dogs and cats, wild cattle, horses and
jackasses abound. But the jutia, pecu
liar only to Cuba, which looks like a
cross between a squirrel with a rat's tail
and a rabbit, and which lives in the
trees and feeds on nuts and leaves, is
the great delight of the Cuban.
Fowls are in great numbers. Wild
guinea hens and turkeys are found in
flocks of from twenty-five to 100. The
whistle of the quail and the flutter of
the pheasant and perdiz are heard on
all sides in the rural and mountain
regions. Ducks in abundance come
over from Florida in the winter and
return with the spring. Wild pigeons,
with their white tops and bodies of
blue, larger somewhat than the domes
tic bird, offer, in hunting, the greatest
sport to gentlemen who will be re
strained within reason. In the early
mornings the pigeons generally go to
feed on the mangle berries when ripe,
and which grow by the sea or near
some swampy place. A party of three
persons have been known to kill 1,500
of the pigeons within a few hours.
Robiches, tojosas and guyuaros are
found in the thick woods.
Mocking and blue birds, orioles, tur
pials, negritos, parrots and a thousand
kinds of songsters and birds of bril
liant plumage flit from tree to tree.
There are 641 distinct species of fish
in the Cuban waters. Among those
that delight the sportsman are the red
snapper, lista, manta, gallego, cubera,
surela and garfish. The sierra, which
weighs from forty to sixty pounds, is
extremely game, as is the ronco, so
called because it snores when brought
out of the water. For heavy sport,
fishing for sharks, which are good for
nothing, or the gusa, which weighs
from 400 to 600 pounds and is excel
lent eating, offers abundant exercise.
Delicious shrimps, crabs and lob
sters, clams and oysters abound. The
lobsters have no claws and weigh from
two to eight pounds. They are caught
at night in shallow places along the
sandy beach, a torch, harpoon and net
being the necessary outfit. Some of
the rivers abound in alligators, but few
hunt them.
An Electric Freak.
An odd electric freak is reported
from Kingston-on-Thames. The light
ning was very vivid, and a singular ef
fect of it was the ringing of the fire
bell at the fire station, which commu
nicates with a fire alarm near the free
public library. The firemen were has
tily summoned and the horses and the
steamer arrived, but it was discovered
in time that the alarm was caused by
tlie lightning, so that a full turn-out of
the brigade was obviated.
The llnnrliiH Crane.
I.lncoln Park, Chicago, has a dancing
crane, called Mme. Juliet. Her keeper
haß only to thrill a little roundelay, to
bow and scrape, and perhaps toss a
stick or two in the air, for the gay
creature to spread her wings from the
top of her long neck to the tip of her
ungainly toes —for all the world after
the manner of Loie Fuller with her
Chicago's uancino crank.
petticoats—and begin a system of
pirouetting, of nodding, winking, and
blinking, of tiptoeing, curveting, whirl
ing, of rhythmically spreading and
closing her wings, manipulating them
as easily and deftly as though they
were yards of china silk instead of quill
and bone.
81.50 a year Is all the Tiubl'KK eosts.
$l5O PER YEAR
YOB Know Us Well
Enough to feel that whatover you
want in our linn cannot ho bought
to any bettor advantage than of us.
More than that, there is nothing
hero that you cannot buy with per
fect safety. Our bargains are
11 ial ity and price bargains, consist
ing of an elegant line of woll tailor
ed, well trimmed, perfect fitting
copies of the fashion plate.
CLOTHING.
Our lines of Gents' Furnishings,
Hoots, Shoes, etc., are also the finest in
town, and our prices are surprisingly
low.
Philadelphia
ONE-PRICE
Clothing House.
BIRKBECK BRICK, FREELAND.
£MIAS. ORION STROII,
Attorney and Counselor at Law
and
Notary Public.
Office; Rooms 1 and 2, Hirkbcck Brick, Frceluud
JOHN M. CARB,
Attorncy-at-Law.
All legal business promptly attended.
Postofflco Building, ... Frccland.
qeorge Mclaughlin,
Attorney-at-Law.
Legal Business of Any Description.
Rrcunaii's Building-, So. Centre St., Frccland.
A. RUCK LEY,
Justice of the Peace.
All business yiven prompt attention.
Tribune Building:, - - Main Street.
'M RB, s * E * lIAYES
Fire Insurance Agent.
Washington Street.
None hot Reliable Companies Represented.
N. MALEY,
DENTIST.
OVER BIRKUECIv'S STOKE,
Second Floor, - - Birkbook Brick.
I). ROIIRBACU,
General Hardware.
Builders' supplies of every kind always in
stock. Wall paper, paints, and tinware, bicy
cles and repairs of all sorts.
South Centre street.
LIBOR WINTER,
Eating House and Oyster Saloon.
No. 13 Front Street, Freolaud.
Temperance drinks, cigars, etc. Families
supplied with oysters direct from the shore.
GEORGE FISHER,
dealer in
FRESH BEEF, PORK, VEAL,
MUTTON, BOLOGNA,
SMOKED MEATS,
ETC., ETC.
Call at No. 6 Walnut street, Freeland,
or wait for the delivery wagons.
VERY LOWEST PRICES.
Condy 0. Boyle,
dealer in
Liquor, Wine, Beer,
Porter, Etc.
The finest brands of Domestic and Imported
Whiskey on sale in one of the handsomest sa
loons in town. Fresh Rochester and Shenan
doah Boer and Youngling's Porter on tap.
98 Centre street.
Dry Goods, Groceries
and Provisions.
id
A celebrated brand of XX flour
always in stock.
Roll Butter and Eggs a Specialty.
AMANDUS OSWALD,
N. }V. Cor. Centre and Front Sis., Freeland.

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