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VOL. 11. No. 11.
—The picnic and excursion season is
—The ice cream season is reported to
have been a poor one.
—Business prospects are better now
than for some time past.
— l The weather prophets predict that
this will be a warm month.
—Politicians are getting their voices in
trim for the corner debates.
—Two months from to-day is election
day. See that you are registered.
—A triple wedding took place at the
Greek Catholic church on Saturday.
—What has become of the building
association advocated some time ago?
—The Republican county ticket now
floats from the editorial page of the
—St. Ann's Pioneer Corps have en
gaged the opera house for a ball on New
—Jos. F. Gallagher left here to-day to
begin a course of study at Bloomsburg
—Ow ing to the absence of a quorum
the council postponed their meeting until
next Monday evening.
—Win. Crea and Miss Annie Jones,
both of Freeland, were married on
August 27 by Rev. David Jones.
—The weather for the past two weeks
has been exceedingly fine and everybody
seems to enjoy it as a rare luxury.
—Rev. David Craft, Grand Master of
the Odd FellowH of Pennsylvania, will
deliver a lecture at the opera house this
—The celebrated Scranton creain ale
and porter can be had at the restaurant
of Wm. Gallagher, corner of Ridge and
—John Hague, until recently a resi
dent of Freeland, was ordained a minis
ter in the English Baptist church,
Plymouth, 011 Tuesday.
—While a party of Hungarians was en
gaged in a friendly wrestling match at
No. X Drifton on Monday, one was
thrown so violently as to break a few of
—Temperance appears to be taking a
new lease of life here. The St. Ann's
anil Young Men's T. A. 13. societies are
adding several members to their lists at
—At St. Ann's church on Sunday
afternoon Thos. J. Moore and Miss Kate
McG'ole, both of Freeland, were united
in marriage. They have the good wishes
of the entire community.
—This is the last day to register. As
sessor Washburn will be at the council
room this evening between the hours of
6 and 9 to make any necessary correc
tions. See that your name is on the list.
—Andrew Klliott, James Oliver and
Conrad Kimmell left on the 7.15 train
this a. m., for Wilkes-Ilarre, where they
will appear before the grand jury to give
testimony concerning the affair of Sun
—District Assembly No. 87, Knights of
Labor, will open the ball season at the
opera house on Thursday evening, Sep
tember 19. The arrangements are in the
hands of competent and experienced
gentlemen, who will provide all the
—John M. Carr, under whose manage
ment the local field of the Nanticoke Sun
has shone brightly during the past few
months, has resigned to accept a school
principalship at Wilkes-Barre. The va
cancy will be filled by ('has. L. Fowler
of this place, and we congratulate the
Sun upon securing such an able successor
to Mr. Carr.
—Councilman Frank McGettriek was
seriously injured at No. 2 Drifton on
Monday afternoon while attempting to
step on a trip of cars to ride to the bot
tom of the slope. He was standing at a
very narrow place on the gangway and
his foot slipped, throwing him under the
cars, two wheels of which passed over
his foot. lie is improving at present.
—Committes representing the different
C. T. A. societies of the lower end of
Luzerne County met at St. Ann's church
on Sunday and promulgated a series of
amendments to the constitution of the
Scranton Union, which when ratified by
the societies will then be submitted to
the committee on revision of rules, ap
pointed by the bishop at the Scranton
—A poor widow residing near Freeland
lost a small, black pocket-book on Bur
ton's Hill between six and seven o'clock
Monday evening, September 2. The
pocket-book contained a sum of money
which had been sent to her two days
previous by her daughter, and included
all the lady owned. The finder can re
ceive a reward by returning the same to
—ln connection with the ball of the
Young Men's T. A. B. Society at the
opera house on October 10 there will also
he a drawing for a gold watch, the win
ner to have the choice of a watch or fifty
dollars in gold. The tickets for the
drawing are twenty-five cents each. The
proceeds of this drawing are to he de
voted to the establishment of a library
at the society's hall.
Nothing Succeed* Like Success.
Bernard J. Boyle of Chicago, formerly
of Wilkes-Barre, spent a few days among
friends in town last week. Mr. Boyle
left Wilkes-Barre threo years ago a very
poor boy, but since that time he has met
with success and now holds the trust
worthy position of chief baggage master
for the Chicago, Indiana and Western
Railroad Company at Dearborn station,
Chicago. Mr. Boyle was accompanied
oil his visit by a former Freelander, D.
J. Gallagher, who is now in the employ
of the Lehigh Valley at Wilkes-Barre.
Killed With a Hall Hal.
John McAndrow, while acting as
catcher in a game of ball a few days ago
at Pittston, was accidentally struck upon
the head with a bat causing a clot of
blot to form upon the brain, from the
effects of which he died on Wednesday
last. He was highly respected young
man, 20 years of age, and was an active
member of the St. Aloysius Society.
His funeral took place Friday afternoon
and was largely attended.—Avoca Timet.
Democratic County Convention.
The delegates elected on Saturday af
ternoon to the Democratic county con
vention met on Tuesday in Germania
Hall, Wilkes-Barre, and nominated a full
ticket. The convention was opened at
10.55 by Chairman English and the
necessary temporary and permanent offi
cers were elected. The morning session
was brief and consisted mainly in pre
paring for the afternoon work. The dif
ferent committees were appointed and
the convention adjourned until half past
Immediately upon reconvening the
committee on contested seats presented
their report, which was accepted. The
committee 011 permanent organization
also reported, and among the otlicers
selected was James L. Lenahan for
chairman. Mr. Lenahan was greeted
with applause upon taking his position
on the platform. On being introduced
he thanked the convention for the honor,
referred tarthe light of last fall, how the
Republicans promised prosperity in the
event of their success, and how they
failed to fulfill these promises. 11c
showed that the greatest prosperity was
under a Democratic administration and
asked if the miners had prosperity under
President Hal rison. Every one feels the
stagnation—the miner, the merchant and
the professional man. That is the way
the Republicans kept their promises.
We were defeated last fall, but that
defeat does not dismay us. We are
going in this year to win. He then
spoke briefly on the tariff and showed
that the workingman had nothing to
expect from so-called protection. He
also paid his respects to Corporal Tanner
and that if lie were kept at the head of
the pension department the surplus
would not be an issue in the next cam
paign. He spoke at some length on the
state of affairs showing how the Repub
licans had failed to carry out their
promises made previous to the last elec
tion, how labor measures were killed in
the legislature, and advised the working
men to vote against Buyer for State
When the chair announced that the
nominations for judge were in order P.
A. O'Boyle of l'ittston arose and placed
before the convention the name of Edwin
Short/, of Wilkes-Barre. There being
110 opposition Mr. Short/, was nominated
A candidate for sheriff was the next
business and the names of Hon. George
J. Steigmaier of Wilkes-Barre, /Aba Van
l.oon of Plymouth, R. K. Laycoek of
Wyoming and Lewis Landmesser of
lla/.le Township were presented to the
convention. The result of the first bal
Van Loon 14
Ninety-nine votes being necessary to a
choice, Stegmaier was declared the nomi
nee for sheriff.
The oflice of recorder was the next
one to be filled and on this was centered
the interest of everyone present. The
present incumbent, Jos. J. McGinty, and
John McHugh of lla/.le Township were
nominated. The ballot resulted as fol
Mr. McGinty had a majority before
two-thirds of the delegates had been
called. His nomination wasmade unani
mous and the result received with great
For coroner Dr. J. J. Smythe of Ed
wardsville, Dr. Smith of Plymouth, Dr.
William F. Pier of Pleasant Valley, Dr.
D. G. McCarty of Plains and Dr. Peter
Ifines of Wilkes-Barre were placed in
nomination. When the names of about
half the delegates had been called Drs.
Hines, Smith, Smythe and McCarty were
withdrawn and Dr. Pier was thereupon
nominated by acclamation.
For surveyor the present official,
James Crockett of Ross Township was
renominated. The following resolutions
were adopted, after which the conven
tion adjourned amid much enthusiasm.
Tlie Democratic party of Luzerne County, til
convention assembled at Wilkes-Barro city,
tills third day of September, ISSIi, resolves as
First—We reaffirm the cardinal doctrines of
the Democratic party as enunciated by Thomas
Jefferson, by which the country achieved its
Second—The Democratic party of Luzerne
County reaffirms the Democratic platform as
adopted at the Chicago Convention, believing
the promises therein set forth are those which
alone assure an honest government for and by
Third—The Democratic party of Luzerne
County favors and supports the doctrine of
revenue reform, believing that in such doctrine
alone are requisite all those virtues from which
spring the happiness and prosperity of our
people, as the present mode of maintaining an
exhorbitnnt and unnecessary mode of taxation
for the revenue of the government comes in
the main from the poorer or laboring class of
Fourth—The Democratic party of Luzerne
County has always been and still is the party
within which lies the much needed succor of
those who are compelled to labor, and it hereby
pledges itself to adhere to and in every sense
maintain its former attitude.
Fifth—Wo further desire to call attention to
the fact that the promises and pledges of the
Republican party of bettor times, a higher and
better rate of manual wages and of u prosperity
heretofore unknown In the history of our peo
ple, are belied in tho evidence of a general
stagnation of trade, an overproduction in im
port contract labor and a failure in almost
every essential particular to enforce pledges
which deluded and misled the average, voter to
support a policy in direct antagonism to a
much needed policy of revenue reform.
Sixth—We hereby pledge ourselves to give
our full and undivided support to the candi
dates placed in nomination here to-day, believ
ing that, from the head of the ticket to the end
of it, it should be supported by every consistent
Democrat who believes in an honest and im
partial discharge of the affairs of the govern
ment pertaining to our county.
The following is a list of unclaimed
letters remaining in the Freehold Post
office, September 4, 1889:
Flanagan, ,T. I.
Hardwick, J. T.
Persons calling for any of tho above
letters should say Advertised.
VVM. F. BOYLE, P. M.
A newspaper devoted to the interests
of the colored race will be started soon
FREELAND, PA., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1889.
NOTES FROM OTHER TOWNS.
—Dr. M. B. Hughes Ims been appoint
ed postmaster at Shickshinny.
—The new borough of Laflin, this
county, has been officially organized.
—Lackawanna County liquor dealers
are prosecuting those who sell illegally.
; —The Prohibition party of this county
will bold their convention at AVilkes-
Barre on Monday.
—Pottsville is raising $15,000 to loan
the Distin cornet factory as an induce
ment to locate there.
—A post-office is to be established at
Pringleville, near Kingston, with Frank
O'Boyle as postmaster.
—John Corcoran was run over and
killed by a Lehigh Valley freight train
at Pittston on Thursday.
—A council of the Junior Order United
American Mechanics is to be organized
in Kingston within a few weeks.
—Miss Sallie James of Ilazleton, sister
of Clerk of the Courts W. P. James, died
at Cincinnati Monday afternoon.
—The vSelect Castle of Pennsylvania,
Knights of the Mystic Chain, meet in
annual session at York 011 Tuesday.
—The Hungarians of Hollywood be
came involved in a general fight Thurs
day afternoon and several were severely
—The Lehigh Valley will build a new
engine house, turntable and freight
transfer station and repair the old depot
at White Haven.
—The resumption of work at several
of the Minersville collieries has caused a
general revival of business and a scarcity
of dwelling houses.
—Evans & Co. will build a new breaker
at their Beaver Meadow colliery. The
contract has been awarded to Arthur
Kerbaugh of Ilazleton.
—Samuel Thrash of Milnesville has
begun proceedings to obtain a divorce
from his wife, Clara Jane. Her un
governable temper is the cause.
—There are 500 members of the P. O.
S. of A. in Schuylkill County and the
Ashland Record states that at least one
half of them are sons of foreigners.
—Samuel Rogers, aged 35 years, a
miner employed at Pittston, was instantly
killed by a premature blast 011 Saturday.
He leaves a wife and three children.
—The fourth annual session of Miners' I
and Mine Laborers National Trade As
sembly No. 135, Knights of Labor, will
he held at Wilkes-Barre on September '
—The Scranton Sun, a new Democratic J
morniug daily, is to appear to-day. The I
publishers are W. J. Tnggart, formerly I
of the Phila. Press, and W. J. Donohuu I
—Frank Fonneberg, a brakeman on j
the Pennsylvania road, was thrown from
the top of a freight car near Nescopeck !
on Friday and hurled into Black Creek. I
When the man was picked up he was :
—Labor Day was observed throughout
the Schuylkill region, very few of the 1
collieries or industrial establishments
working. That was the only section of
the coal fields where the day was cele
—A broken axle caused a wreck 011
the Lehigh Valley near Rockport Friday
afternoon. Nearly one hundred cars
were demolished, and the passenger
trains were compelled to use the Central
tracks between Penn Haven and Wilkes-
—The annual prohibition re-union will
be held at Fairvieti on Tuesday. Gen.
C. li. Fisk of New Jersey, prohibi
tion candidate for president in 1888, is
expected to be present. Michael J.
Fanning of Michigan will ulso probably
address the assemblage.
—A special election will be hold at
Lansford 011 Tuesday to vote upon tlie
question of increasing tlie indebtedness
of the school district. The board wishes
to increase the school facilities by the
erection of two four-room buildings, and
SIB,OOO is required to do so.
—Charles Dellaven, a young man of
Kingston, will be of age 011 Sunday and
on that day will come into possession of
180 acres of land located at Delaware
Water Gap. The estate was the property
of his father, who was killed several
years ago, and is valued at $40,000.
, —John Padlansky, accompained by
Ilia wife and three-year-old son, was
walking along the railroad near Wilkes-
Barre Monday evening when they were
struck by a coal train. Padlansky died
of 11 is injuries the next day and the boy
will not live. The wife escaped unhurt.
The family was very poor and the widow
is nearly frantic with grief.
—III lifting his little son into a carriage
recently, Darius Yeager of Plymouth
twisted his body around in such manner
that lie could not regain his natural con
dition but lmd to sit in a very contorted
manner. On arriving at Wilkes-Barre
lie was compelled to consult a physician,
who administered relief to the pain and
restored the body to its natural condi
—Electricity is now used in connection
with the hoisting at the Nottingham
shaft, Plymouth. 011 Saturday one of
the men on the cage happened to strike
his shoulder against the electric button
and the carriage shot U]i the shaft like
a flash of light, to tlie imminent peril of
two men 011 it, while the coal rattled
down endangering the lives of those
—David Griffith of Welsh Hill lost a
cow a few days ago under peculiar cir
cumstances, says the Nanticoke Tribune.
For some tiifte she had been ill, refusing
to eat and getting very poor. After her
death Mr. Griffith dissected the body to
find the cause of death. Sticking in the
heart there was a large darning needle,
which had in some way penetrated the
cow s body and found its way to that
useful organ and caused her death.
TWhile John Kellner, a carpenter
living at Jlarleigh, was returning to his
home about 10 o clock Saturday evening
he was attacked by three Italians, one
of whom struck him with a hatchet, cut
ting a deep gash and breaking two of
his ribs. The Italians then discovered
that he was not the man they were wait
ing for and two of them ran away, while
the other one took home the wounded
man. Dr. Wentz was called and it re
quired twelve stitches to draw the cut
FIIEEI.A.VD, Sept. 3, 1889.
| EDITOR TRIBUNE. —It is somewhat
gratifying to note the gradual change in
public opinion in relation to the tariff as
a protecting medium clearly indicated
by the free trade tone of the public
j press. The N. Y. I'restt —that -faithful
. watch-dog on the ramparts of protection
i —has made the admission that trtati
I cannot be broken by direct legislation
and proposes to destroy them by abolish
: ing the tariff on trust products. The
only conclusion to be derived from this
i admission might be summed up thus:
} If free trade in trust products will have
a tendency to abolish trusts, free trade
in all products will accomplish the same
| result far more effectively. It might be
; in order to inquire of the thousands of J
j deluded voters, who have pinn'd their
; faith to the fallacy of protection, where
is the benefit to be derived from a con
tinuance of this rotten system?
! The mine workers are protected it is
true —and from what? Protected from
1 the semi-monthly pay law, protected by
exorbitant prices m favored home mar
kets, protected by an unjust system of
| taxation that taxes labor and industry,
j placing a bounty 011 indolence and spec
j ulation. Labor is protected from the
| right to exert itself and produce the
various forms of wealth so essentially
necessary to promote human comfort
| and happiness. Tariff (high or low) af-
I fords no protection to labor—oll the eon-
I trary it is the root of all trusts and com-
I bines that speculate in the necessaries of
; life, that levy tribute 011 the many in
order to give extra profits to the few.
j In the race of life it is a "survival of
: the fittest." The laborer who is unable
to hoe his row and compete with his I
brother worker must succumb to the in
evitable and take a back seat. 80 it
, should be with "infant industries." The
industry that cannot tide the wave of
competition is a pauper industry and
deserves to be swamped. The tariff is I
the arch-robber that is laying the foun- j
dation for an American nobility, the i
| dim outlines of which are clearly visible
I on our social horizon in the opposite ex-
I tremes of society, of which the million
| aire and tramp are typical representa
When producers begin to realize the
groat injustice wrought by the tariff,
then the days of the custom houses will
be really numbered. Trade might be
termed the pioneer of civilization, and
any restrictions placed 011 the exchange
of products is a menace to liberty and a
crime against society and civilization.
Mr. Editor, 1 embrace this opportunity
of congratulating you on your manly atti
tude in showing up this octupus of mon
opoly in its true colors. Yours truly,
A Hacking Affair.
Between 9 and 10 o'clock on Sundav
evening, as Andrew Elliott of South
Heberton and Jamos Oliver of Highland
were passing the store of Nicholas Cab
bage m the Points, they were pushed
rather rudely by one of the Italians who
were standing around that vicinity.
They demanded an explanation for such
conduct and as a result a quarrel ensued,
during which a hatchet belonging to
Cabbage .was used in a manner creditable
to a Sioux Indian. While the fight was
in progress Andrew Elliott was cut
severely 011 the back and his clothes torn
into shreds, .lames Oliver also received
a few gashes from the hatchet 011 the
right arm. Warrants were issued early
Monday morning and placed in the
hands of Constable Sauit, who arrested
Nicholas Cabbage and Matthew Geraldo
while they were making their way to
Ilazleton. The prisoners were taken
before Squire Buckley and bound over
until Wednesday evening for a further
hearing. On Wednesday morning an
other warrant was issued for the arrest
of Frank Davie, another of the Italians
who participated in the fracas, and he
was also bound over. Last evening the
parties were brought up for a final hear
ing before the Justice. There being no
evidence produced to connect Geraldo
with the affair, other than an onlooker,
he was discharged. Cabbage was held
in the sum of six hundred and Davie in
three hundred dollars for their appear
ance at court. Bail was entered and
both prisoners released. On Monday
afternoon Cabbage swore out warrants
for the arrest of Elliott and Oliver,
charging them with threats and they
were also placed under bonds to apper
at the next term of court.
Killed One Hundred and Six Snakes.
The White Haven Journal is responsi
ble for tins snake story : Mount Yeager,
about a mile west of White Haven, is a
j noted deer hunting resort. At its sum
i mit is a large rock covering a deep cavern,
j within which rattlesnakes in untold num
| hers dwell and hibernate. By placing
the ear to the rock the rattle and noise
of the reptiles can be heard underneath
at all .seasons of the year. On warm,
pleasant days hundreds of them have
been seen upon and around the rock
sunning themselves and timid hunters
and berry pickers would on such occa
sions hastily depart, fearful of molesting
the snakes lest their disturbance would
lying upon themselves disastrous, if not
j calamitous, consequences. Not so, liow-
I ever, with Wesley Searfoss of Rita. He
with his brother were after a swarm of
bees last week, and going in the direc
tion of Mount Yeager suddenly found
I themselves very near the rock, and it
j was completely covered with the writh
! ing, wriggling serpents. But they pos
sessed that stern stuff from which heroes
are made, and though the horrifying
spectacle would have made ordinary
mortals quail and tremble, it imbued
them with courage and determination,
and they resolutely decided to get their
bees if they had to kill every snake in
the country. They hurriedly selected
good, stiff limbs of trees for cudgels, and
began the extermination of the rattlers.
The northern pythons stubbornly resist
ed this onslaught, and for a time the bat
tle waxed hot and fierce between the
brave young fellows and the enraged,
seething, hissing mass of venomous rep
tiles. But the cool-headed, strong
armed, agile young men won the victory
after a severe struggle, and the result of
the combat was one hundred and six
dead snakes, of various sizes, but all of
the rattler family. They filled their
pockets with rattles, and having gath
ered more than a quart of them as tro
phies of their contest, returned to their
home to tell of their daring exploits and
their marvellous conquest.
Epizooty has broken out among the
mules at the Parsons and Plains collie
ries and work is suspended,
I —Twelve won ami nix lost,
j —The Ironsides of Allentown on Sun
—The York club, which played here
i on August 4, has disbanded.
—Freeland is now under the manage
j ment of Mr. I'. M. Sweeney.
—Freeland will test the mettle of the
Ironsides club of Allentown on Sunday.
—Lansford is firm it its belief that it
can do up Freeland. When will won
—Hazleton was defeated yesterday by
the amateur club of Bristol. Score, 3-1.
Will they ever win a game?
—Catasauqua won its fifteenth game
at Easton 011 Saturday by a score of 15
to 9. They have only one lost.
—The Young America club of Hazleton
was defeated at Upper Lehigh by the
home team Saturday afternoon. Score,
—After four weeks' of rest Freeland
should be in good condition to play.
The game on Sunday will bo a fine exhi
—The Italian club of Freeland drove
to Mt. Carmel 011 Saturday and defeated
the famous Hungarian cliib of that place.
—The race for the League and Associ
ation pennants is very close. Boston
leads New York by only two points and
: Brooklyn is thirteen ahead of St. Louis.
| —Hazleton still hangs on to the Mid
dle States League, getting defeated every
j day with a regularity that is monotonous.
Its record to date is 9 won and 27 lost.
I —McDermott and Medeknock will oc
-1 cupy the points for the Ironsides and
j Welsh and Simmons for Freeland 011
Sunday. Game will be called at 3p. m.
—Hazleton will be forgiven for the
games they have lost if they only deny
: the county from which they hail. They
have disgraced the fair name of Old
I —The Chillers defeated Drjfton 011 the
hitter's grounds Saturday afternoon.
The game was well played, although the
Gimlers were weakened by the absence
of some of their best players. The score
I find Ideal Tooth Powder is without
exception tlio best I have ever used.
With its aid 1 keep my teeth very clean
and white, which I was unable to do
with any other powder I have ever tried
before. So says Ferdinand E. G'hartard,
By the way, will you buy and use Ideal
Tooth Powder ? We can thoroughly rec
ommend it. R. E. Nichols, Dentist, Sa
lina, Kansas, says, Ideal Tooth Powder
is in my estimation, just what its name
indicates. An engraving 20x24 is given
with each two bottles. Price 25 cents
Internal Revenue Appointments.
Internal Revenue Collector T. F. Pen
man of this district, with headquarters
at Scranton, has appointed the following
Deputv Collectors: Colonel J. I). Lacear,
of Wi ikes-Bar re; Lewis W. Snyder, of
Bethlehem; Edmund C. Fordham, of
Montrose, and Valentine Saxton, of
Troy. Deputy Collectors and Stomp
Agents—George Able, Jr., of Easton,
and S. M. MeCormack, of Lock Haven.
Gangers—Noah Dietrich, of Easton, and
Uriah A. Knauss, of Bethlehem. Store
keepers and Gaugers—llenry Sommer,
of Scranton ; Lorenzo D. Kase, Theodore
Christian, Clark 11. Brown and Henry
11. Sands, of Columbia County; Samuel
C. Buckalew, of Luzerne County ; John
Linderman and Enor Saiult, of Nor
thampton County ; Samuel M. Ulrich, of
Centre County, and Joseph 11. McCall,
of Union County.
Weekly Colli Report.
The anthracite coal trade continues
quiet and in a waiting mood, so that
there is little new business of import
ance noted. The essential features of
the trade did not change much during
August, and, in consequence, the larger
mining and carrying corporations have
reduced their output of coal materially.
The tonnage statement furnished by the
anthracite carriers shows a falling off in
the quantity of coal sent to market for
the month to the 24th ultimo of 284,000
tons, and upon this basis the total pro
duction for August would be about 305,-
000 tons less than in the corresponding
month of last year. An understanding
was reached at the meeting of the Gene
ral Coal Sales Agents, held at New York
last week, to recomend that their re
spective companies mine in September
only so much anthracite as it is believed
the markets will require—3,000,000 tons
—and it is understood that this recom
mendation has been adopted by the
managers. It was also decided not to
make any change in the circular prices,
but to stiffen up the actual selling prices
so as to maintain the last circular quota
tions, if possible, before making any
The Engineering and Mining Journal,
in its weekly review of the anthracite
coal trade at New York, says: "The
present dullness is due to the delay on
the part of consumers in ordering and
taking away their coal, and if, as a result
of this waiting policy which has been
pursued, the business of six full months
is crowded into the three months closing
the season, consumers may find that they
have profited nothing by waiting. Fur
chases for fall and winter requirements
are inevitable, and the only thing
necessary to enable the companies to
advance prices is a general and judicious
curtailment of output. The producing
companies, therefore, have the situation
in their own hands; it remains to be seen
wfiat their action will be. Quotations
for anthracite this week are unchanged."
The total amount of anthracite coal
sent to market for the week ending
August 24, as reported by the several
carrying companies, was 778,80(5 tons,
compared with 832,309 tons in the corres
ponding week last year, a decrease of
53,4(53 tons. The total amount of an
thracite mined thus far in the year 1889
was 21,061,110 tons, compared with 22,-
692,230 tons for the same period last year,
a decrease of 1,031,120 tons.— Ledger.
TO COLLECT COAL STATISTICS.
Robert P. Porter, Superintendent of
Census, has appointed Dr. Chas. A. Ash-1
burner and John H. Jones special agents j
to collect the statistics of coal for the j
eleventh census. Dr. Ashburner, while
geologist in charge of the geological suy-1
vey of Pennsylvania, gave personal at
tention to the location, mining methods
and productiion of the anthracite coal
mines of this state. This work has lately
earned him the honorary degree of Doe
tor of Philosophy in the University of
Pennsylvania. In 1885, Dr. Ashburner
was called upon by the U. S. Geological
Survey to make a report 011 the coal pro
duction of the entire United States.
This herculean task was begun and fin
ished by him in six weeks. Since that
time this work has been under his
charge. He has prepared tlie reports on
coal for the volumes Mineral Resources
of the United States" for 1885, 188(i,
1887, and is now completing that for
1888. Mr. Jones began his work 011 coal
statistics in 1875 as statistician for the
railroad companies engaged in the trans
portation of anthracite. Mr. Jones lias
published every year since that time re
ports on anthracite shipments, which
have made him tlie official authority
in regard thereto. It is expected that
the report furnished by those two will
prove very complete and authorative.
Democratic State Convention.
Edward A. Bigler of Clearfield County
was nominated yesterday by the Demo
crats for state treasurer. The platform
adopted demands tariff reform, the Aus
tralian system of voting and criticises
the Republicans for their flagrant mis
management of the state finances.
Punday. —At Upper Leliigh, September
'2, Emory, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theo- j
dore Punday, aged 18 days. Interred
at L'pper Lehigh yesterday.
Either of the following engravings,
"Evangeline," "Bayard," " Monarch of
the Glen" or "The First Step," without
advertising on tlieni, size 20x24 inches,
given with 0110 50 cent or two 25 cent
bottles of Ideal Tooth Powder. Thcso
arc not cheap lithographs, hut works of
art. A. D. Bowman, Dentist, Nicholia,
Idaho, says, I am using your Ideal Tooth
Powder, and find it superior to all others.
The engraving "Evangeline" arrived
safely 011 the 24th of December, making
it seem like a Christmas gift. Trusting
that Ideal Tooth Powder may flourish,
I remain, yours respectfully, Elois Ear
nest, Denver, Col. One of these engrav
ings without advertising 011 it worth $1
retail is given with each two 25 cent bot
tles of Ideal Tooth Powder.
nISSOLUTION OF PAUTNEHSHI P.-X *l ice
is hereby given that the partnership lately
subsisting between Michael Zeinany ami John
lirelsford, under the tirm name of Zemany A
IJrelsford, was dissolved 011 the 27th day ot
August, 188b, by mutual consent. All debts
owing to the said partnership are to be received
by Michael Zeinany and all demands 011 said
partnership are to be presented to him for pay
ment. MICHAEL ZKMANV,
N OTICE is hereby given to the taxpayers of j
the borough of Freeland that the dupli- !
cates of state, county, school, borough, poor
and road taxes have been issued and delivered
to inc. In compliance with the requirements of
the tax act, I will be at my residence on liidgc
Street eland, on Thursday, Friday and
Satui '.■ ih at wo weeks of the said sixty
days, >••• ' • m. 14, between
the 1 M. 1! in 1 - •ifter
. 110011 if;o M- ! • • 1 11
I Flit- !' I■l. r-
EXAMINF OUR PRICES
Ilrick, per set, 00 cents, p
Grates, 5 cents per lb,
.Stove pipe and elbows, 18 cents each.
Washboilers, 75 cents to SI.UU.
Home-made cans and bottles, 12i cents each;
by one-half dozen, 10 cents each.
50-lb lard cans, 50 cents.
Washboilers bottomed at 35, 40 and 50 cents.
Conductor pipes and gutter, 0 to 10 cents per
Itooting from 4 to 6 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. 8, SIB.OO.
Plato range, $22.1*).
Apollo range, $20.00; and other ranges from
SB.OO to SIB.OO.
AT F. P. MALOY'S,
9 Front Street, Freeland.
M. J. MORAN, Manager.
Chicago Dressed Beef
RECEIVED FRESH DAILY.
Thft Ileef is from rigidly inspected cattle,
slaughtered in the most cleanly manner, and is
the cheapest and best animal food to be pro
cured. Wholesale only.
Freeland Beef Co.,
At Short Notice, for Weddings, Parties and
Funerals. Front Street, two squares
below Freeland Opera House.
Caveat and Rc-imicn secured, Trade-Marks
registered, and all other patent, causes in flu
latent Offlco and before the Courts promptly
and carefully prosecuted.
Upon receipt of model <r sketch of invention,
I make careful examination, and advise as to
patentability free of charge.
With my otnecs directly acroxx from the Patent
Office, ana being in personal attendance there,
it is apparent that I have superior facilities for
inukiug prompt preliminary searehe.s, for the
more vigorous and successful prosecution ol
applications for patent, and for attending to all
business entrusted to my can-, in the shortest
. possible time.
FEES MODERATE, and exclusive attention
given to patent limine#*. Information, advice
and special references sent on request.
J. It. LITTELIJ,
Solicitor and Attorney in Patent Came*,
Washington, I>. C.,
(Meat ion th in pa tier) Opposite U .S.Patent Office.
Subcribc for ihe TRIBUNE,
61.00 PEII YEAE.
JOIIN 1). HAYES,
Legal business of all kinds promptly attended,
ltoom 3, 2d Floor, Birkbeck Brick.
I jyj IIALPIN,
Carriages. Buggies. Wagons. &c.
| Cor. Walnut and Pine Streets, Freeland.
£*HAB. ORION STROH,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Office ltooins over Schooner's Hardware Store.
Q F. TURNBACH,
Justice of the Peace.
Onice over Schooner's Hardware Store.
All Kinds of Legal Business will lie
j WHISKY, WINE, RUM, GIN, &C
J Fresh Lager Beer Always on Tap.
Corner South and Washington St<.. Free-land.
South Heberton, wholesale dealer in
Pure Wines and Liquors
Also Agent for Bcrner & En gel's Premium
Lager and Tannhaenser Beer. Porter, XX and
XXX Stock and Draft Ales, Etc. I sell by the
.quart or gallon the best quality of
Beer, Porter and Ale.
■RTlfflS AND MMIS.
Centre Street, Coxe Addition.
UTS?" The linest hearses in tlie region.
Priees reasonable and satisfaetion guar
J. P. MCDONALD,
FJLOUB, FEED, HAI
BOOTS AND SHUto.
A very handsome stock of
Always on hand.
S. W. Corner Centre and South Sts., Freeland.
TF YOU ARE DRY, AND WANT
A the worth of your money, just give
a call. lie keeps the best beer and the
Fine Rye Whiskey, Old Wines, Porter, Ale,
Cigars and AGARIC, the Great
Centre Street, below South, Freeland.
Weddings. Parties and Funerals
at short notice, at
IIOFFMEIR & O'DONNELL'S
Centre Street, below South, - - - Freeland.
H. M. BRISLIN,
Also dealer in
of every description.
Centre Street, above Luzerne, Freeland,