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VOL XV. NO. 7G. CHRISTMAS BUYERS Should not overlook our store when seeking something suitable for presents for their relatives or friends. Nothing will be better appreciated this year than Something Serviceable, and that is what you will find if you look over our stock of Cloth ing, Furnishings, Hats, Shoes, Dry Goods, Notions, etc. Prices are low just now. JOHN SHIGO, 144 South Centre Street. We have two large store-rooms stocked from floor to ceiling with Toys, Novelties, Candy, Confec tionery, Fruits, Nuts, Smokers' Supplies, etc. If you don't know what to buy for the children, come to us and we will show you just what will please them. No other dealer can offer you prices as low as our goods are marked, and nowhere eise can so lrrge a stock be found. Every holiday season finds Mer kt's store with the largest and pret tiest lines of Toys in town. This year the assortment is more com plete than ever. M. MERKT, Centre Street, Freeland. "CIJREYB Groceries, Provisions, Green Truck, Dry Goods and Notions are among the finest sold in Freeland. Send a sam ple order and try them. E. J. Curry. South Centre Street. Wm. Wehrman, Centre street* Freeland. REPAIRING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. FREELAND, PA., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1902. COUNCILMEN GET TOGETHER Seven Members Meet and Approve Several Bills. Borough Employes Had About Given Up Hope of Receiving Their November Pay Before Christmas. After having made several unsuccess ful efforts to hold a meeting during the past three weeks, the borough council men, to the number of a tven, assembled in special session last evening and gladdened the hearts of the borough employes by approving the pay-rolls of the several departments. The employes had about given up hope of receiving their November earn ings before Christmas, as all previous attempts to hold a meeting this month had failed. The members present were Council men Doggett. P. G. Gallagher, William Gallagher, Hincer, McNeils, McLaugh lin and Ward. Mr. McNeils was chosen chairman. Street Commissioner Doggett's. pay roll for labor, amounting to 8100.82, was approved and ordered paid Janitor Gallagher's bill for salary and meals. $30.35, was also approved and ordered paid. The report of Chief of Police O'Don nell, including the salaries of regular and special oflicers, for 8136, was accept ed and acted upon favorably. Burgess Boyle's report, showing the receipts to be 826.25, of which 820.50 Is due the borough and 85.75 due the burgess, was accepted. The following bills were ordered paid: James McLaughlin, borough electrician, 833.00; L. 11. Lontz, repairs to fire alarm fixtures, 88; M. M. O'Boyle, sup plies and repairs, $10; llazleton Ma chinery and Supply Company, fire alarm system supplies, 88 50; members of Citl /.ens' Hose Company, drying hose, $6; Gamewell Fire Alarm Company, lock for fire-alarm box, 83; M. Schwabe, coal, $15.64; James J. Kennedy, testing fire plugs, $2. A bill for $273 33, from the Freeland Electric Light, Heat and Rower Com pany. for November street lights, was laid over. The purpose for which the meeting was called having been fulfilled, council adjourned to moot in regular session on January 5. Railroad Victims. Mrs. Michael Potanello, aged 60 years, of Ha/.ieton, was killed In that city last evening by the train which brought her from Philadelphia, where she had been visiting her daughter. The woman neglected to got off the car at Wyoming street station and when the train start ed she thought she would bo carried out of the city before another stop would be made. She rushed from the car and while jumplngoff fell beneath the wheels and was almost severed In two. James Patters n, of Uazleton, was killed on the railroad near Beaver Brook yesterday morning. He was ag'd 55 years and emploved as a watchman for Useful Gilts. What Is more sensible and useful for a Christmas present than a pair of shoes or slippers? They are here in a variety of styles and prices. The All America Ihoe for men and women is so smart in style and rich in quality it looks like the $5.00 kind. Shoes for the boys and girls are here at lowest prices. Let's show you our new styles. Refowich'sWearWell Clothing and Shoe House. the Dodson Coal Company at Beaver Brook. The accident oecured shortly before daybreak, while he was on his way home from work. Deceased was born In Cranberry and lived around this region all his life. Ills wife dUd many years ago. Former Residents Dead. At an early hour on Sunday morning Ellen, wife of David Richards, of West Pittston, breathed her last, aged 38 years. Child birth was the caue of death. The newly born infant is also dead. The deceased was a daughter-in law of Isaac Davis, of Front street, and is survived by her husband and three children: She was well known and was respected by a large circle of friends. The family went to West Pittston from Freeland several years ago. The fu neral took place yesterday afternoon. Interment was made at West Pittston cemetery. Patrick Kennedy, a Wiikesbarre hotelkeeper, whose early life was spent In Jeddo, died on Monday nt his home at the county seat. The deceased had many relatives In this section and several lower end people attended the funeral at Wiikesbarre this morning. Brighter Days Coming. Andrew Chippie, of Jeddo, the boy who became famous by relating his story of poverty before the Coal Strike Commission, was made happy yesterday by the receipt of tho presents glvon him by Judge Gray, of the commission. The gifts wero conveyed to him by James A. Gorman, of Hazleton. Mr. Gorman also rocelved a letter from Mrs. Anna Asa Kiraple, of Manayunk, enclosing a sum of money, which she requested Mr. Gorman to present to tho boy. Johu Markle has arranged to make Andrew's life one of promise in the future by giving him an opportunity to attend school, at tho same time paying him a salary of $S por month, in addi tion to allowing his widowed mother free coal and rent. Officers Elected. The following ofiicors have been elected by Loyal Castle, No. 65, Knights of Mystic Chain: Past commander—George H. Thomas. Commander—John J. Shafer. Vice commander—Joseph Mowry. Recording secretary—James W. Bell. Financial secretary —Albert Widdick Treasurer—Henry Fisher. Outside guard—George Bechtloff Inside guard—Lewis Bechtloff Suit for Damages. Mrs. Ward, of McAdoo, mother of Cm Ward, the noted amateur base ball player, who mot death a year ago at Audenriod by being struck by an overhead pipe while standing on top of a freight car, has entered suit against the Central Railroad of New Jersey for damages arising from the death of her son. The latter was employed as a brakoman for that company. Closed Tomorrow. The postofiice will be closed tomorrow, excepting between tho hours of 9 30 and 10.30 a. in. and 6 30 and 7 30 p. m, Banks will be closed all day, also a majority of tho business places. All the barber shops will be closed all day, but will remain open tonight until midnight. Notice to Mine Workers. All members of Local Union No. 1939, IJ. M. W. of A., are requested to meet in tho Municipal building on Friday evening. Business of Importance is to bo transacted. By order of President. Notice to Members of L. U. 14!)! L All members of Local Union No. 1499, United Mine Workers of America, are hereby notified that the next regular meeting of the organization will be held at the Grand opera house hall, Friday evening, December 26, 1902, at 7.30 o'clock. Every member is expected to be pres ent, as the vote for candidates for na tional officers of the U. M. W. of A. will he taken at this meeting. By order of tho President. The Old Almanac. Almanacs were In use befole tho art of printing was discovered, but since the advent of the movable types and the printing press, their number and varh - tie> have becorno legion. Millions upon millions of them are printed annually, and most of them for free distribution. Each j ear they are made more attrac tive and published in greater numbers, i'he calendar, an Innovation of recent years, was popular for a time, but it could not supplant that old friond of earlier days—the almanac—with Its as tronomical calculation and its m re or less accurate weather predictions. Chas. H. Fletcher's New York almanac has ever been one of the foremost in attractiveness, and the 1903 edition is no exception. It has a handsome, litho graphed cover that alrao-t says: "Take me home with you." It contains the usual number of jokes, much v&luail* information relative to the care of in fants, a record page in blank for baby's arly days, and problems that will help to oas9 awav many a long evening. Wo understand that this almanac may be had for the asking, either at drug stores or direct from Chas. 11. Fletcher, New York city. TROLLEY RIDE. Newspaper Men Fnjoy a Trip Over the Wilkenharre and Hazleton Komi. I The officials of the Hazleton and Wiikesbarre Railroad yesterday gave the newspaper men of Hazleton and Freeland an opportunity to inspect the new road between Hazleton and St. Johns. A special car conveyed the party from Hazleton to Hazlo Park, where tho company's handsome new car, " Wiikesbarre, No. 202," was board ed. Alvan Markle, general manager of the road, acted as uiotorman, and in 12% minutes after the car started the party was landed at tho new power house at St. Johns, which is a fraction over 8% miles distant. This speed was made without any special effort. The car has already covered the distance in less than a mile a minute and could easily have done so yesterday, but the rate at which it rati was maintained to give tho company's guests a view of the magnificent valley. It is claimed, and not without reason, that passengers on the new road will enjoy the finest scenery offered by any trolley lino in the country. The fertile valleys through which the line passes will make the ride a most delightful one, especially during the summer months, when the well-kept farms will show to better advantage than at present. The new car has already been describ ed in these column, but it must be per sonally examined to thoroughly appre ciate Its advantages and superior ar rangement over the ordinary trolley car. It receives its current from a third rail, which is laid alongside the track, about a foot over ground. The rail is covered as well as possible, and, though heavily charged with electricity and deadly to all who may come in contact with it, it is not liabie to injure passen gers or employes, unless they are guilty of gross negligence or recklessness. Tho ballast of the road Is stone, and this, with tho well-balanced springs of the car, makes solid riding which is not surpassed by tho finest steam-propelled cars. Grade crossings and sharp curves are conspicuous by their absence, there being none of the former aud but one of the latter. While there are many heavy grades on the road, all danger of cars becoming unmanageable and running away are obviated by a speed-controller on each car. This apparatus works automatic ally and as soon as the regulation speed Is exceeded will bring the car to a stop. The power-house, it is said, is a model of its kind, and, while not the largest, is tho best-equipped plant in the United States. Four sets of three boilers each, built especially to burn culm, generate tho steam which moves the three mas sive high-pressure engines. Every modern electrical appliance needed has b en installed, and to the electrical ex port tho machinery room Is perfection Itself. Within a few days tho car Wiikes barre will begin making regular trips for passengers between Hazle Park and St. Johns, and during tho latter part ol January, the time set for tho comple tion of tho tunnel under Wiikesbarre mountain, tho car will run to Ashley. Some day, one of the officials inti mated to the writer, a spur from the top of Butler mountain may be built to Freeland, and this branch, it may be safely predicted, will prove a well-pay ing investmont, as Freeland people will not be slow to appreciate the advant ages offered by riding over tho new road to the county seat. Tho inspection party was in charge of j E. S. Doud, secretary of the company, i and consisted of the following: W. C. Dershuck and J. W. Kraft, of the Plain Speaker; James Cadden and Frank Sny der, of the Sentinel; John B. Kraft, of the Standard; Editor Toth, of tho Slov onsky Noviny; 11. 8. Fowler, of the Progress; D. S. Buckley, of tho Tribune; Henry Walser, Joseph Levy, Joseph Doud and John R. Sharpless. Esq. Dr. Elmer, resident physician at Whise Haven sanitaruim, was thrown from his sleigh yesterday morning while crossing from that town to East H&veu. The accident occurred near the temporary bridge ever the Lehigh river, and Dr. Elmer had a narrow escapo from being thrown Into the rushing waters. The physieiau wa* badly Injured. Mrs. Dennis North, un aged resident of Denver Meadow, died Monday night. She was the oldest resident In tho Le high coal region. Shu eaine to this country when there where no railroads to the coal regions, and walked almost the entire distance betweeu New York and Beaver Meadow. Dr. David Kennedys favorite Remedy CURES ALL. KLITNEY, STOMACH LIVER TROUBLES. r Dr. David Kennedys favorite Remedy CURES ALL KIDNEY; STOMACH +* , - AND LIVER TROUBLES* LOCAL NOTES WRITTEN UP Short Items of Interest to All Readers. Happenings of the Past Two Days in and Around Freeland Recorded With out Waste of Words. Tomorrow evening at the Grand opera house the Good Will Athletic Association will conduct its annual entertainment. The members have worked hard to make the affair a success and have pre pared a program of exceptional merit Reserved seats can be had at McMena ruin's store. The Crescent Athletic Association yesterday received a message from the Maucb Chunk basket ball team stating that they would be unable to play here tomorrow afternoon. The management has secured St. Mary's Institute team, of Wiikesbarre, to fill the date. Ex-Councilman Harry Reifsnyder, who removed his family to Elizabeth, N. J., last summer, has accepted his form er position in Drifton shop-* and be gan work there yesterday. The family will return to town about January 1. The holiday vacation at the Mining and Mechanical Institute began on Monday evening aud will continue until January 5, when the sessions will be resumed In the new building at Centre and Wyoming streets. John M. Carr, Esq., has been re-elect ed grand knight of Hazleton Council, Knights of Coliimbus, and James F. Sweeney, also of town, has been chosen deputy grand knight. The Stockton workings which Linder man & Skeer formerly operated have been leased to the Lehigh Valley Coal Company and the latter will assume charge on January 1. Each of the employes of Markle & Co. who worked during the strike was pre sented last evening by John Markle with a sum of money as a Christ-mas present. Tho local expressmen were kept hustling this week delivering Christmas presents. Large numbers of parcels are received on every incoming train. The engagement of William Aubrey, Jr., and Miss Bid McHugh, both of Eckloy, is announced. They will be married next week. A ,pair of lady's glasses was lost on Centre street last week. Finder will be rewarded upon return of glasses to the Tribune office. A. Kester and daughter, Miss Flor ence, left today for Philadelphia, where thpy will spend a week with Mr. Kes ter's brother. Maurice Ferry, of St. Michael's col lego, Toronto, Canada, Is visiting his mother, Mrs. M. Ferry, Washington street. Miss Edith L. Kuntz, who is employed as a school teacher in Now Jersey, is visiting her parents,ißev. and Mrs. J. J. Kuntz. Rev. J. W. Blschoff, of Upper Lehigh, attended a special session of Lehigh presbytery at Maucb Chunk this week. Mrs. Michael J. Bergin, of Washing ton, D. C., is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Coudy McLaughlin. Every employe of the Lehigh Traction Company received a turkey today as a Christmas present. Christmas turkeys are 25 per cent higher in price than they were a year ago. Nearly every church in town will have special services tomorrow. "Minnesota's Best" flour is sold by A. Oswald. There is none better made. Mrs. Annie Giatz, of Lansford, while pouring oil in a lighted lamp last night in the presence of her two children, was so badly burned that she is in a critical condition. PLEASURE. December 25. —Annual entertainment under the auspices of the Good Will Athletic Association at the Grand opera house. Admission, 10, 15 and 25 cents. December 31.—Fourteenth annual ball of the Tigers Athletic Club at Krell's hall. Admission, 50 cents. DsPXERRO - BROS. CAFE. Corner of Centre and Front .Streets. Gibson, Dougherty, Kaufor Club, Uosenhluth's Velvet, of which we hive EXCLUSIVE SALE IN TOWN. Mumm's Extra Dry Champagne, Henneaay Brandy, Hlacklnirry, Gins, Wines, Clarets. Cordials, Etc. Ham and Schweitzer Cheese Sandwiches, Sardines, Klc. MEALS AT - ALL - HOURS TRI-WEEKLY i McMEN AMIN'S South Centre Street USEFUL GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS An Inexhaustive exhibit of re membrances that appeal to the eye and bring pleasure and comfort to the recipient can In seen here. If you will conn to our store at once you will find suggestions enough to salisfythe most exacting. Evcrv article we sell contains full value for the price paid. Farv-y Neckwear— The prettiest and largest selec tion of Four-in-Hands, Imperials, Bows, and Tecks in town, in plain white and plain black silks, also all the newest fancy colors in Ties, are now on sale at 25c. Come and see our new 50c holi day Neckwear. The prettiest Ties that we've ever shown; all shapes, all colors, all styles, 50c. Men's Furnishings— Xmas Suspenders from 25c up ward. Xmas Socks from 25c upward. Xmas Shirts from 50c upward. Xmas Silk Mufflers, from 50c upward. Xmas Sweaters from 50c upward. Slippers and Shoes— This store's collection of Christ mas Slippers is exceptional. The positive price savings to be had here makes a buyer of you at once. In the line of Shoes we have everything that could be desired, and when making your presents don't forget that a Pair of Shoes is one of the most acceptable articles you can offer. Stylish Hats— Headwear should interest you. It's important that you have a new Hat for Christmas. All of the season's latest shapes now on sale. McMENAMIN'S South Centre Street Our Great Annual SALE OF DOLLS! We are sure tho variety could not be greater, for we have purchased all the worthy kinds to be found in the world - markets. Every Doll you see here is rosy, robust, radient, absolutely frc< from flaws and defects. We have no cripples. Dolls with scratched cheeks, scarred ears or fract ured legs are not admitted. They are ideal in forin and features. Some undressed and others drossed in every style the most whimsical cjtfla could desire. We have made some remarkably low prices—about one-thind less than you pay elsewhere. Toys of All Kinds Are here 111 abundance, all going at the lowest possible prices. Do not malic your Chlstiuas purchases until you sec our assortment. Fruits, Nuts and High-Class Confer tlonery and Candy at LAUBACiTS ■A.. OSWALD, dealer in Dry Goods, Notions, Groceries and Provisions. FRESH ROLL AND Creamery Butter Always in Stock. Minnesota's Best Patent Flour A Specialty. EVERY ARTICLE GUARANTEED. iV. W. Cor. Centre and Front Freeland, Tigers Ball Krell's Hall, , Freeland, New Year's Em. DePierro's Complete Orchestra.