Freeland tribune. (Freeland, Pa.) 1888-1921, June 27, 1889, Image 1

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VOL. 11. No. 1.
—The glorious Fourth is but one week
—The recent rains did considerable |
damage to the street.
—The tfext issue of the TRIBI'NK will
be o" d-...0'nw VI T ,fb- i.
Freehold and Bhenantudi clnl s n);iy '
ai. the park on the 30th ins'..
—June goes on record as tie- "wettest'
month ever known in history.
—An interesting letter from Eeklej
I was received too lute for publication.
—The Ft. Patrick's cornet hand en
livened the town on Saturday evening.
—Excursions in this vicinity appear
to he numbered among the things of the
i past.
■ The Knights of the Golden Eagle
will hold a picnic at Lorenz's garden on :
July 4.
—The regular monthly nicotine of t
borough council will be held on |,, u ,l 1
—Many of our merchants h; • ...
closing their business places mt r
than usual.
—County Superintendent Coughlin ex
amined a number of applicants for . rti
flcutes here yesterday.
—A delegation of the Loci it Dale, :
Schuylkill County, band were the iruests '
of P. J. Hodman over Sunday. B
—July lis the last day for • i;-i—hunts
to pay their mercantile tax-s. Afietvj
that date the expense of collating will .
be added.
f. —A picnic will be held bvthe mem- v
I hers of the Church of the fnniaculitc
Conception of Eckley on Jijy 4 at the . ,
grove above the town. f
—Jacob H. Zeigler has neigncd his
position of tioiet boss at NVf 5 Eckley.
Mr. Zeigler will probably (/remove to!*:
Philadelphia in a short while.
—One of the participants in that j
"affecting" scene at the 1.. V. station on
Monday requests us to stale that
not between lovers, but cousins.
—Sir. and Mrs. John Molly, a
paniod by their grand-daughter, M
Gallagher, left Ereeland Monday I
1 ing for an extended visit# through -
—llugh McMonigle has opened an
com mod at ion stable in tlje rear of
Valley hotel, where he is prepared ti
tend tnall horses and teams placed un
his care.
—Hugh Mulloy on Monday last c.
veyed by deed to the borough of Fn
land 9x150 feet of ground on C'en)
Street for the purpose of a public sik
walk. Consideration, $185.00.
—FOR RENT.—The restaurant, ep
ner of Centre and Walnut Streets, edi
taming ten rooms with all modern Si
provements. Possession given inn|i
dint. I pply on the premises.
—The breaker i-inph -of ( ..xe Hi.
At. s N —— a. 1.1
contributed to 'iL'joiwV-i'.'.v
ferns I!.
to the proj lcr ithorities tlnoug
gjjwaur, aucob H. Zeigler.
: Tlie property of
situated on the east H
Street (between South and ?
The house is a
location and will he sold ct,
to Mrs. Ann Quinn on the
—From present indications it loc
V if council would have considerable
" to do this summer in putting dowi
ters and sidewalks. The time fori >.„
r the same will expire on July 12, ai
far very little has been done by proj %
—At St. Ann's church on Sq j
morning nearly three hundred pel J
received the sacrament of confirm} i
from Rt. Rev. Bishop O'Hara of S<.
ton. In the afternoon similar sell
were held at the Church of the Inn
lute Conception, Eckley.
—The shooting match at Ha:
Saturday afternoon between Louis
messer of West Hazleton and <
Oliver of Highland for SIOO a si
suited in a victory for Oliver, he 1
seven out of eight birds shot at
Landiucsser killed hut throe out ofj
—The St. Patrick's cornet had .11
hold a grand hall at the Opera H<j >?,
Thursday evening, July 4. N K I
bands from neighboring towns havi . u
invited to be present and assist if ik
ing the evening a pleasant one
in attendance. First-class dancing
and refreshments of all kinds will n
—Mrs. Phoebe Giles, wife of j
Giles, residing on Burton's Hill, <1
Monday morning, aged 51 years ,
leaves a husband and four child n t.
mourn her death. The decease .• s
born in Pembrokeshire, South
The funeral took place yesterdar
noon at four o'clock, intermeii
I made in the Freeland cemetery/
—John Mcßrierty, aged ti
years, an old resident of South H
died on Monday afternoon
disease. The deceased had be< . r
health for some time past, Ir <u , ,
take to his bed until Satur
funeral took place yesterday
the St. Patrick's Beneficial
which lie was a member f<r t ,\
seventeen years, attending in
Interment at St. Ann's comet i >
—A double wedding to- k .a
Hazleton on Saturday, the In
Misses Rosa and Katie, lan; 1
Peter Soloman of Freeland, ac
and thirteen years. The giv - V c
an Italian from Tomhickeu m.' ~ |,
from Drifton. One of them
teen and the other more,,
older than their res])ective hridUi D*
was attired in a handsome dresfciJ
silk and lier sister of lfiuj su t)
GALLAGHER.—At Sandy Valla®,ion t
19th inst., Mrs. Hugh Gallaflidr, ag i
20 years. Interred at St. AMJS 'eer
tcry on Friday. Brislin, viBBM]-
GILBS. —At Freeland, on the
Phcebe, wife of Jenkin
years. Interred at
yesterday afternoon.
At South 1
inst., John
Interred at is.
av afternoon
j J:> <I-N .e<l Mike Hanged.
•'it in el 1 zzolo, alias "Red-Nosed
M L-." .MI- hinged in the jail yard at I
HI. Tuesday morning. It will
.ell iibered that he was the no
who on the 19th of October ;
Paymaster J. B. McClure I
•" tunic HOPS Hugh Flanagan on the |
J i lain road at ove that city. His last i
M • 11 on eaatli VM. Bspent in prayer. He j
" ' i to pait.i -.e of breakfast, taking
f lk, and saying to the |
ii was ready and to hurry j
bout any delay, as he was j
!'i<! t<- lie. He was courageous to !
phi moment, walking to the
:d .i t i nianied by the Rev. Father '
>'H ' \\ ilkcs-Barre; Father Clio-1
nfnton; Father Dunn, of
I udl tther Christ of Scranton. j
h i. nig his cell, Hangman At
; kn v York, adjusted the short!
tizzolo's neck, ami placed 1
i11 upon his head. On being
hanging rope from which
I 1 1 ook, a few prayers were
' priests. Atkinson then
' i front of the murderer
I In- loose coat, lifted the
the use and passed
above hid head. A sig
... <1 hand was given to the
- ■ Jar ropesupport
j i'C d weight, and, at 10. 1G
tying to and fro in the
I s> n vulsive moments were
lid ; H , ! Hfe, though he died
At 1 o'clock ho was pro
! r ,• a;' hvDr. Kirwan, the prison
j ijjiv - Th remains were then cut
! d'W elin a coffin. Examina
;ti ii pii > sicians showed that the
1; \ hi and deatli resulted
t n. His body was then
Ul 4 in ortaker and removed to
T e in cry for burial.
which Michael Rizzollo,
penalty was committed
V 1 >f October 19, 1888. J.
j'* e, paymaster for Clias.
accompanied by Hugh
-I , able boss, and was driv
il' ' d-Barre to the railroad
tV 8 " t i ner's Mills with $12,000
.d t pay off the workmen on the
J ted job. Michael Rizzollo, Glu
• ! 1 Beverino and Vincenzo Yellalli
aii on the lonely mountain road
ig the arrival of McClure and
I. On their approach Rizzollo
• out and fired three shots into
11. either shot doing deadly work.
I i litened horse started to run away
umi jeded some little distance when
Bt vi with a rifle sliot McClure in
which killed him instantly,
e continued its flight until
I;i ho was ambushed further un
'■v < ite]ned out and shot it through
f Ihe other Italians then
the spot, cut open the valise
the money and fled through
o Mike's cabin, three miles
\ e the money and guns were
■ "'ii |, Although Aiike and his com
ic suspected and arrested
r \ scharged, and soon after left
j , ng t> Poughkeepsie, taking
t i)u i; their plunder, $12,000. A
ter Mike's eompanions took
for Italy. Pinkertons
: to leave with the money
outed, though Mike was still kept
.ml HIL-veil lance. Later evidence was
ed by detectives, which frightened
into a full confession, on January
On February 7, 1889, Mike was
i-Lt to trial, ami, after four days of
i tie excitement in court, he was
guilty. Though entirely without
v or friends, he was ably defended
ling members of the Luzerne bar.
1' Associated Press representative
been informed by one of the
MCII who attended Michael Riz
alias "Red Nosed Mike," in his
hours, that ho had in his possession
' -non covering 50 pages of mnnus
which the murderer gives a
: and detailed account of the
for which he was hanged Tuos
ning. The confession is written
n, and its contents have not been
lslated yet, but it is learned that
Its having shot both McClure and
n, ami believed that his weapon
the death in both cases, though
I l is desperate accomplices.
A Wife-lleater'it Reward.
ley was until last Sunday blessed
brute in human shape. There
I at one of the shanties in the
•ian quarters a Hun named Ste
j )ushek and his wife. The lius
as in the habit of going home to
I -als at noon and evening, and it
custom to take three drinks of
\1 i after each meal. His next act
v . give his wife a severe heating and
i roceed to work again. This in
trcatment continued for some
and the wife always took her beat
without a murmur. On Sunday
one o'clock, while he was going
_'h his daily performance, a few of
nitrymen broke into tlie garret
his Majesty was holding high
■ il, and determined to stop this
•e. Rather than face his cijuals in
h lie accented the only chance of
e—the winnow—and jumped to the
id below, a distance of sixteen feet,
n he was picked up it was found
his right leg was broken, besides
•nil other injuries. Dr. Joy dressed
wounds and he was conveyed to the
pital at Laurytown.
Cupid'a Work Acconiplirdiml.
|rupid is a sly fellow ami many and
iirsterious are the ways in which fie ac- I
Implishes his purposes. The nets he '
■ ' a: always carefully concealed, ,
nee a' victim becomes entan
th< r meshes there is no escape,
apture of the slv little archer ;
oinanly n iio.ti.' the Free-;
Dull elu k 11.
j! j - The othei j•;r. ■ ial -J the
, , a of Fret!n. stim
iadlet, Mi The
hni j ' nt was cel l -<iayatSt.
Ann] I oh. The ;.i joins the
ids of tl ;le in
H i 'hem unb ule sueeess in
tl'eill 'ey througu life
A . Output of Co:.
I total amoun NF tlira. ite oual
MIIIJI TO N.arket foi ..NDING
■jkl 15th, as repoi'.'l I evcral
with 741,F lor. *iu ill. rorrrs-
week last veai A<h ' ine of
L tons. The T. UL of an
mined thug ear 1889
598,002 tons.
—The Ninth Regiment will camp -this '
vear on a farm near Tunkbannock.
The corner-stone of a Polish Catholic
church is to be laid at Pittston on Sun- '
—The C. R. R. of N. J. will open |
Mountain Park for Sunday visitors 011 !
the 30th inst.
—lt is rumored in Wilkes-Burre that
Dominick Sweeney, proprietor of the |
Plain Speaker , is trying to obtain posses
sion of the Scranton 7 imee.
—James Ross, who assaulted Docking
Boss Stevens at Plymouth some time ago
and who attempted to commit suicide
last week, lias been taken to the Danville
Insane Asylum.
—The body of Miss Maggie McFadden j
of Stroudshurg, who dieu twenty-seven j
years ago, was dug up, and her mother j
died from heart failure due to fright j
from seeing the body of her daughter.— j
—The L. V. R. R. is changing the |
whistles on many of their passenger en
gines. The new ones are of the bull" j
variety. This is being done so that em- .
ployescan distinguish approaching trains
by their whistles.
—The Bethlehem Tinns says there is j
110 truth in the statement that the Lehigh I
Valley Company has issued orders to its
freight agents to the effect that all freight :
charges must be paid before goods are j
removed from the depots.
—Justjne Rudolph of Hazleton com- 1
mitted suicide in the Laurel Ilill rcser- J
voir 011 Tuesday, lie had been out of j
employment for many months, and being !
unable to obtain work, took that method '
to relieve his misery, lie was 51 years
of age.
—Tlie Reading Railroad engineer
Corps has finished tlie survey of tlie 1
branch road from Lofty to Drifton. The j
line follows the Lehigh Valley most of
the way. This road will he used to carry
the coal from Coxe Bros. & Co.'s collie
ries at Drifton.
—The corner-stone of the Dimmick
Memorial Library has been laid at
Maucli Chunk. Milton Dimmick, tlie
last survivor of a prominent family in
that town, at his death five years ago
left $40,000 for the founding and endow-1
ment of a public library in memory of
the family.
—The dead-lock of tlie Nanticoke
borough council, which began at its first
meeting in March, has not yet been
broken. The members meet regularly,
ballot for a candidate for secretary, on
which there is a tie, and adjourn. No
other business has been transacted since
its organization.
—At Plymouth last week the officials
of the Nottingham colliery, of the Lehigh
and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company, in
which so many accidents have happened
of late, discharged every Polander and!
Hungarian, both miners and laborers
employed in the mine, to the number of
nearly two hundred. A notice was also
posted that in future 110 man would he I
allowed to work as a miner unless he
had five years experience and was accus
tomed to gaseous mines.
—Shenandoah vs. Freeland 011 the
—Frecland's record so far this season
is six won and two lost.
—Upper Lehigh defeated Sandy Run
011 Saturday. Score, 19-17.
—The Junior Ginilers have challenged
the White Haven club for a game 011 j
July 4, to be played on the White Haven
—Freeland defeated the Actives of
Hazleton at the park Sunday afternoon, j
The visitors were unable to put up any ;
kind of a good game against the home 1
club. The score was 18-5.
—A close game was played between !
the Terrors and the Junior GimlcrsStin- !
day afternoon at Eckley. A remarkable |
feature was the catching of seventeen j
flies by the Terrors' left fielder, Shearon. j
They won the game by a score of 14 to !
—The strong Shenandoah team will
try their strength once more against the
Freeland club 011 Sunday. Ten innings
were necessary to decide the last game.
The batteries will he: Freeland, Me-
Geady and Simmons; Shenandoah,
Keenan and Reilly.
—Can it be possible that a few of our
local amateurs are suffering from a
severe attack of that peculiar American
disease, medically known as megallo
cephulitiH, hut termed in base hall circles
"swelled head?" We hope such is not
the trouble, nevertheless it looks very
much like it.
—The Tigers and the Terrors played
at the park Sunday morning, the Terrors
winning the game by a score of 20 to 18. i
Slugging was the order of the day, the ;
Terrors making nine singles and a two
haggeroff Brislin, while the Tigers hatted !
Campbell for seven safe hits and seven ;
doubles; and yet they lost the game.
—Saturday was pay day for the Louis- j
ville players, hut the fines imposed 011 I
the team during the tour were all so I
heavy that none of them received a cent,
several owing money to the manager. I
Such is the risk of a professional base !
hall player,
j —Kaston, of the Atlantic Association,
I has disbanded. Wilkes-Barre also came
i near going under, hut, received financial
assistance from the business men and
j will play out the season. The club is |
I second 111 the race for the pennant and
j has good prospects of winning
I —The Stroller in the < 'atasauqua Valley
I Record says that "Stivetts of Ashland,
I who has been christened the 'Sulphur
j Diamond of the Coal Region,' has been
! bought by the Athletics of Philadelphia
at a good price. 'Jack' is a great pitcher
ami I have 110 doubt that the Athletics
will fully appreciate his worth. He is a
young man of probably 23 or 24 years of
age, and has worked most all his life in
the coal mines. He made his first ap
pearance on the diamond with the Ash-1
land professional club in 1887, and was
signed when that club disbanded last
j year with last year's Allentown team,
j This season ho lias been pitching for the
I York, Pa., team and his wonderful Bitch -
| ing and general playing attracted the
, attention of the Athletics." Stivetts lias
| since been released by the Athletics
j and signed with St. Louis on Friday at
j $250 per month.
A Suspicious Death.
Following upon tlie case of Mrs. Sarah
Jane Whiteling, who poisoned her hus
band and children for the insurance
money she would receive at their death
and who paid the penalty of lier crime
on the gallows at Philadelphia Tuesday
morning, comes another almost similar
from Pittston. On Monday of last, week
Mrs. Mary Craighen, mother-in-law of
Edward Glynn, residing in Pittston, died
very suddenly, under circumstances
which the coroner deemed suspicious.
He was not notified of the death, as is
required by law r , and when he learned
of it he immediately ordered an investi
gation. On Friday Dr. Edward Barrett
took the stomach of the deceased to
Philadelphia to bo analyzed. Mrs.
Craighen had been in the best of health
until a few moments previous to her
death, when she was taken with violent
cramps in the stomach and died in the
greatest agony. This makes the fourth
deatli in the Glynn family within a few
months, and all were sudden and attend
ed with the same symptoms.
When Dr. Barrett interviewed a
chemist in Philadelphia he found that
the cost would amount to upwards of
$l5O. Upon learning this the county
commissioners refused to bear any ex
pense beyond S2O. Subsequently Dis
trict Attorney Darte pledged himself to
be responsible for the costs, and the
analysis was continued, the result being
that large quantities of arsenic were
found in the stomach. Upon the strength
of this evidience, coupled with the
suspicious actions of the murdered
woman's son-in-law and daughter, Glynn
und his wife were arrested Monday
morning 011 a charge of murder, and
placed in jail. The Glynn premises
were searched and in the cellar was
found a earfully concealed bottle, which
bore unmistakable evidence of having
contained poison. When confronted
with this evidence, Mrs. Glynn exclaim
ed, "My God, has John told the coroner
all?" but otherwise she refused to say
anything. Glynn took his arrest coolly,
but promised to implicate another rela
tive before the matter was over.
The two were placed in different cells,
with a vacant cell intervening. In this
were placed an officer and a reporter,
who heard the couple make damaging
confessions to one another, they being,
as they thought, out of the hearing of
the other occupants.
This makes the fourth death occurring
in the Glynn family inside of a few
months. Glynn's father was the first to j
die. His deatli was sudden and violent. 1
Soon afterwards Glynn's mother was
taken ill and died in n few hours. The
third victim was Mrs. Glynn's father.
The lives of each were insured in the
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company,
and it is at the instance of this company
that the investigation was ordered. In
each case the insurance policies were
drawn by Glynn. All of these bodies
are now to be exhumed and tlie remains
analyzed for traces of poision. The case
has excited general interest throughout
the upper end of this county.
Kll route for the Reformatory.
Due of the saddest sights among the
many that greet the eye of the lounger
around the railroad stations, was that
which came under the observation of the
Scranton Truth Stroller at the D. L. &
W. station a few days since. In the
smoker of the through afternoon express
were ten hoys ranging in age from twelve
to twenty years. Two occupied a seat,
and from the feet of each couple a chain
attached went up over the back of the
car scat and was fastened to the feet of
the next pair. Thus the whole gang
was chained together. The boys were
enroute for the Klmira reformatory, and
were in charge of an elderly man 111 the
uniform of prison keeper, whose face did
not exhibit any signs of an internal soft
ness. While the train was waiting at
the station, the keeper passed sand
wiches and coffee to liis prisoners with
the same air that an ordinary man would
toss a bone to a stray dog. The faces of
the prisoners were a study. Some of the
countenances were of a cast that would
indicate that the owners were not vicious
and suggested that it was perhaps a first
offence that brought them were they
were. On others, however, and among
some of the youngest, were plainly
mirrored the reflection of their evil dis
j positions, and the utter indifference to
I their situation manifested by these boys
wus painful to see.
Union of the Knights of Malta.
The Ancient and Illustrious Order
Knights of Malta of Europe at the Im
perial Grand Black Encampment of the
Universe, now in session at Glasgow,
Scotland, have agreed upon a basis of
union with the Grand Gommandery of
America, and hereafter both bodies will
work the same degrees and have the
same password the world over. This
union makes the Order of Malta the only
universal knightly order in existence
and it is claimed gives the sir knight on
this continent an unbroken line of grand
masters from the time of the establish
ment of the order at Jerusalem, A. D.,
1048, up to the present time. All bodies
of Knights of St. John and Malta 011 this
continent, who have heretofore received
I their warrant from the Imperial body,
I are now under the jurisdiction of the
I Grand Commandery of America, and en
j titled to all the honors, rights and priv
ileges which they had received from the
I parent body,
I'ilHt unci Future DamugeH.
SOlllO mouths no a number of families
living along tlie Mahnnoy Creek, in the
townships of Butler and Barry, Sohnyl
kill County, brought suits against the P.
& It. Coal & Iron Co., for damages done
to their lands by tlie washing thereon of
coal dirt from tho mines. In April a
compromise was affected, whereby the
company agreed to pay each farmer at
the rate of SSO per acre for all land in
jured by the coal dirt wash. These
claims, amounting to übout $30,000, were
paid by tlie company last week. The
amount paid covers past anil all future
damages that may occur from the same
Weekly Roll of Honor.
The roll of honor for tlie week ending
June 21 is as follows: Bessie Shelhamer,
Chrissie llelner, Carrie S. Shelharaer,
Mazie V. Miller, Maggie Lloyd, Grete
Kilslich, Maggie Branch, AnnfeC. Koeh
ler John K. llartranft, Victor Oswald,
Joseph McClellan, Freddie Koons, Al
bert W. Seiple, William O. Koster, Louis
Stoltz and Willie Marx.
H. L. F.DMCNDS, teacher.
; The C. T. A. 11. Convention t Canton.
I From the reports as published by the
Scranton Republican we clip the following
I account of t he proceedings at the seventh
i annual convention of the Catholic Total
Abstinence Union of the Scranton Dio
cese, held at Canton, Bradford County,
! on Thursday and Friday of last week:
I The convention that assembled in Citizens'
Hall ami resnondod to President Vaughn's call
| to order 011 Thursday morning was roinposed
of tlie temperate intelligence of the Scranton
I diocese. Uev. N. J. McMonus, spiritual director
of the union, made a few preliminary remarks
j and then read the following' statement:
Gentlemen, delegates to the diocesan conven
tion: I am glad to meet you ngain in annual
convention assembled, and I pray that wisdom
may guide your deliberations whilst constitu
tionally legislating for tlie best interests of the
cause your lit. Kev. Bishop espoused and our
Holy Father blessed, under that constitution
you have grown in numbci's and 1 hope in
grace. You will, therefore, here serve and res
pect its provisions, knowing that these, and
these only, not total abstinence as a pagan
virtue, merited the encouragement the church
lias given. Kesi>eet for tlie counsels of your
clergy and frequenting tin? sacrament as a
means of growth in holiness lias made and will
continue to make you a society to be proud of,
worthy of Christian commendation and unseen
j blessing. Beware of man or motive that would
i lower this moral standard, taught by exper
> ience; distrust the blatant zealoiit 01- loud
-1 tougucd demagogue; he of the "holier than
j thou" class, for among- them you will liml trai
tors to every cause. Among them you will
liiul Carey's and I'igott's untrustworthy scr
vants ana absconding cashiers. If our cause
lias not suffered by such, credit it to charitable
I silence of oblivion, but, do not longer permit
them to drag you as an appendage to a Tallie
Morgan kite or any other political night mure.
Preserve untarnished your reputation and in
voke witli 1110 the light of the lloly Ghost.
A committee 011 credentials was uppointcd
and reported eighty-two delegates present. The
secretary reported the amount of money on
hand to be President Vaughan read
his address, which dealt with ex-Secretary
Judge's dismissal, the Mud Bun disaster, tlie
Father Muthew Chair, cadet societies, praise of
,J. N. ('ostello and in thaiiKiiig ail for courtesies
extended him. Report of tlie President was
Minutes of tlie Board of Government were
read and u motion to adjourn was made. Mr.
McCarthy of Freeland took exceptions to the
minutes of tlie Board of Government. Ad
journed tillp. 111. amid confusion.
Convention was called to order at " p. m. and
after further discussion order was evoked und
everything worked harmoniously, nothing of
special importance transpiring excepting tlie
adpointing of committees. Revs. N.J. MeMunus,
McMurray of Dunmore, Moylun of Scranton
and Conierford of Canton are in attendance.
Their entrance to the hull was greeted with ap
Tlie convention assembled at 0.30a. 111. Vice
President Buckley gave an explanation from
tlie beginning to tlie culmination of tlie episode
that terminated in tlie expulsion of ex-Neere
tary Judge.
Contractor Mulhorn of Tuylorvillc. Judge's
brother-in-law, requested that Mr. Judge be
heard in his own defense. The privilege was
granted, and he read from the hulr.r tlie min
utes of the hoard ut which he hud been exindled,
and also claimed that it was not because he
had failed to file a bond, but because he had
assailed the methods of the Spiritual Director,
Rev. N. J. McManus, for holding a picnic at
which beer was sold, lie also called in <1 west ion
the method of his expulsion from the Board of
Government and from tlie Providence Society,
to all of which statements, questions and asser
tions the Spiritual Director made answers that
satisties all fair-minded men that lie was not
actuated by malice, but that charity had been
his guide in all transactions t hut hud required
ids offlciul interference.
The constitutional amendment cominitte, Mr.
McCarthy chairman, reported the following
amendments to tlie constitution, which were
unanimously adopted:
First—Changing the time of holding tlie con
vention to the third Wednesday iu Muv.
Second—Signing a license or going on a bond
for a saloon keeper was no violation of the
pledge, but the committee on resolutions were
urged to introduce a resolution deprecating the
custom and also that id' treating.
Third The unnual parade to be divided into
five geographical districts, the limits to lie pre
scribed by the union and all articles relative to
the above to be repealed, it was left to the
Spiritual Director to decide whether or not the
liquid known as "Jamaeia Ginger" was an in
toxicant. All interpretations of the pledge is
to be the nrovinuo of the Spiritual director of
local societies.
At tlie afternoon session a resolution was
passed, in the absence of the clergymen and
tlie committee on resolutions, restricting tlie
power of the spiritual directors. D.J. Camp
bell of Scranton, whose whole aim Ims been
harmony, moved to adjourn, which was car
ried. Whut the result of this action maybe,
time alone will determine. Tlie conservative
element wore bent on sustaining tlie Board of
Government, while the radical memlters were
determined on overturning the work aud des
troying their reputation.
McCarthy was the leader of the opposition,
and lie kept tlie convention in a state ol' fer
ment. Their programme was to elect Judge,
Scretary; Mulhcrn (Judge's brother-in-law).
Treasurer, and Loft us of Pine Brook Vice
President. Their design was frustrated by
their own cowardly action. In the absence of
tlie priests und four lay delegates they intro
duced the resolution which has unconstitutional
and then McCarthy used such intemperate lan
guage that an adjournment was deemed advis
able to udjouru.
it is more than probable that this is the end
of the Scranton L nion, and as no good comes
from it, as the local societies can accomplish as
much good without, it will hardly be lcsurrect
ed. The persons who caused the trouble are
sorry, while tlie conservative members are
pleased that the rupture was brought about by
an insult otfered to tlie priests who hud been
The body that has Just adjourned sine <lie is
the seventh annual convention in the history of
the Soranton Union. They have invariably
been characterized by harmony and temper
ance in all things. That this one lias not been
iu accordance with all previous ones, is owing
to the intrigues of the ex-Secretary, James F.
Judge. Notwithstanding Mr. Judge's protests
to the contrary he lias represented himself as a
martyr to the cause of temperance, and has
sought by means of personal friendship existing
between himself and individual members ol'
societies to create a feeling of sympathy for
himself. 1 hut ids representations have been
successful lust Friday's action proves. There
suit was anticipated by nearly ail of tlie Scran
ton delegates. His champion, McCarthy of
Freeland, months ago in sj>cuking of tlie spiri
tual Director Rev. N. J. McManus in public 1
meeting of the society compared him to u < 'zur,
and iu Ids impassioned manner asked the mem
bers if they would be governed by any such.
Similar tactics wen; employed in the dliferent
societies where they were possible and without
the knowlege of the board of government and
without giving them a chauce of making a
statement that would have a counteracting
tendency. Tlie result was that many delegates
caiue instructed and determined to vindicate (?)
Mr. Judge. Their first net was to limit the
powers of the Spiritual Directors. The consti
tution declares that, u Spiritual Director is ex
otlicio a delegate to tlie Union conventions and
t.liis could not lie changed excepting by a two
thirds vote of all the societies and after a notifi
cation of three months. The absurdity of the
opposition's position will therefore be readily
perceived and their meanness and abject cow
ardice proven when it is stated that the resolu
tion was introduced in tlie übsence of tin; l'itts
bon persons and where of course tlioy could not
I defend their position. When the committee on
I resolutions bad entered and taken their seats,
j Mr. Keating, of Pittston, called lor the reading
; of the resolution which was complied with and '
j the committee was made aware of whut laid
transpired during its absence. The convention
I then proceeded to the division of the parade ae
' cordiugly to amendment when suddenly Father
: MeMunus advanced to the front of the stage
| aud in tones of thunder declared the resolution
I null.
I McCarthy WHS on Ids feet in an instant with
| his usual rapidity and commenced again a
tirade defending liis position. The resolution
was in Mr. Judge's handwriting. Father Mc-
Aiulrews advanced to the front of the stage
and requested to know how many societies were
represented from Ids parish. Mr. Gallagher
gave the desired information when the reverend
gentleman declared that the constitution
granted him a vote for each of those societies
und lie proposed to exercise that right, adding
that he wus proud of his societies and they
would have no reuson to be ashamed of him.
Father Moylun advanced ami in a vigorous
I maimer said that the charge of "LeCuron,"
"Pigott," "Thief" and "Blackguard" were not
i misappropriate, and he lio|)Cd Catholic young
■ men would not befouud so unwise as to follow
such leaders. McCarthy got up to reply and
I the chairman silenced him with Ids gavel.
J McCarthy whined about right being denied
! him, iuul Father MeMunus asked him why he
, was so eager to weur the cup If it did not lit
1 him. Then Mr. Campbell arose and iu Ids cairn,
I deliberate tone stated that It Wi re better to d
--i journ than to proceed in this disgrn."' '
I Mr. Duffy of Hyde Park, moved fc
. j ment, which prevailed. The feeling was so in-
I . lt strong men were seen to weep, und
u . all felt keenly tlie unfitting culminations of the
, convention and the organization tiiut laid been
-> productive of such good results in the Scranton
1 Diocese.
1! . bir is Mr. Judge from a vindication that it
is more than probable that his paper will be
condemned by the Bishop, he may probably IK;
, , cut oil lrom all Catholic societies, and he has ;
1 iV? 1 the respect of all fair-minded Catholics.
His abettors are equally guilty, esjieclully Me-
I * liD . ol ' 9is stated that even did Judge want
to withdraw, which was suggested to McCarthy 1
as a possible way out the difficulty, his
II friends would not permit him >. j
I 1 ELLING Folt SALE.—A two-story, ten
n I room dwelling, with cottage front, situ- I
. | ated 011 the west side of Centre Street, between 1
j Luzerne and South, 20x44 feet, containing all
I modern improvements; with cellar cemented
„ j sides and bottom. Also two-story stable on
:l * reai- of lot. Parties desiring to purchase will
_ I please call on Jacob B. Zeigler, 011 the premises,
I j either day or evening, and examine the prop
, erty. Terms very reasonable.
1 J J There will be sold at public sale on July rt
, at 2p. 111. to the highest bidder, or at private
1 sale in tlie meantime, the property of Frank
1 MeShea, situated 011 Main Street, east of tlie
- Cottage hotel, comprising one lot with three
- dwelling houses. Size of lot is 4d feet 0 inches
1 xISO feet; one double dwelling bouse fronting
- on Main Street 2rt.\-:ti feet; one dwelling house 011
I rear of lot 14x24 feet; one stable 14x14 feet; one
- double cooking shanty 12x20 feet. The property
• is in good condition and parties wishing to in
; vest in real estate should not miss this
opportunity. For further information apply to
Wholesale and Retail.
We are now ready to
furnish the trade with lire
works of all kinds.
Brick, per set, 00 cents; put in free of charge. |
Grates, 5 cents per lb,
Stove pipe and elbows, 18 cents each.
Wash boilers, 75 cents to $1.(10.
Home-made cans und bottles, 121 cents each;
by one-half dozen, 10 cents each.
50-lb lard cans, 50 cents.
Wushboilcrs bottomed at 35, 40 and 50 cents. |
Conductor pipes and gutter, 0 to 10 cents per
Booting from 4 to 0 cents per square foot.
Blasting tubes, 2 cents per foot. Wire for
tubes, made to order, 5 cents each.
Miner's Friend cook stoves, No. rt, SIB.OO.
Plato range, $22.00.
Apollo range, $20.00; and other ranges from
SB.OO to slrt.t)o.
0 Front Street, Freeland.
M. J. MORAN, Manager.
Chicago Dressed Beef
Tills Beef is from rigidly inspected cattle, i
slaughtered in tlie most cleanly manner, and is !
the cheapest and best aiiimal food to be pro- I
cured. Wholesale only.
Freeland Beef Co..
All kinds of carpet, double
and single, manufactured at
short notice and at the lowest
(iO TO
i Fisher Bros.
; Livery Stable
At Short Notice, for Weddings, Parties and
Funerals. Front Street, two squares
below Freeland Opera House.
Oa.LL and See "CTs.
AN ard's Building, 49 Washington St..
Shirts one, to I Bosoms 8
New shirts to I Coats 15 to 60
Collars 3 Vests 2U
Drawers 7 | Pants, w001en.25 to $1
I ndershirts 7 i Punts, linen.. .25 to 50
Night shirts 8 ] Towels 4
Wool shirts rt I Napkins 3
: Socks 3 I Table covers... 15 to 75
Hundk'rch'fsJ); 2for 5 I Sheets IU
Cuffs, lier pair 5 1 Pillow slips.. .10 to 25
Neck ties 3 | Bed Ticks 50
Work taken every day of the week
and returned on the third or fourth day
thereafter. Family washing at the rate
of 50 cents per dozen. All work (lone in
a first-class style.
Justus Troell,
, In the region, has removed his business cstuh-
I lishrneut to
No. 12 Front Street. Freeland.
' tS'-'Uiyltrtakiiq; in "II its Rrni olies
i J will receive prompt
Lckul business of ull kinds promptly uttended.
Room 3, 2d Floor, liirkhcck lirick.
Manufacturer of
Carriages. Buggies. Wagons, &c.
Cor. Walnut and Pine Streets, Freeland.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
' Office Rooms over Schooner's Hardware Store.
Justice of the Peace.
Office over Schooner's Hardware Store.
All Kinds of Legal Business will be
Promptly Attended.
Fresh Lager Beer Always on Tap.
Corner South and Washington Sts., Freeland.
South Heberton, wholesale dealer in
Pure Wines and Liquors
Also Ajront for Beracr & En gel's Premium
Lager and Tunnhucnser lit er. Porter, XX and
XXX Stock and Draft Ales, Etc. I sell by the
quart orgullon the best quality of
Beer, Porter and Ale.
McNulty Bros.,
Centre Street, Coxe Addition.
S®~The finest hearses in the region.
Prices reasonable and satisfaction guar
Dealer ill—
A very handsome stock of
Always on hn
S. ~r. Corner Centre and S v. 1 iveiund
i- the worth of your money, jo*t givi
3Pa,tricis: Ocire3r
a call. He keep? the best beer and the
largest schooner.
Fine Jlye Whiskey, Old Wines, Porter , Ale,
Cigars and AHA RIO, the Great
Nerve Tunic.
Centra Street, below South, Freeland.
Weddings. Parties and Funerals
Furnished with
First-Class Tun louts
ot short notice, at
Centre Street, below Freeland.
' AGo U iler
of every dvi>' : m t on.
Centre Street, above Lnzerne, Freeland.