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VOL. 11. No. 17.
—Hallow Eve is but two weeks off.
—Who will take the census in Free
land next year?
—Markle & Co. are preparing to sink
another slope at Highland.
—The Citizens' Bank of Freeland will
apply for a charter on January 22.
—John Heinrich, a laborer, was
slightly injured at No. 2 Eckley on Fri
—The Young Men's T. A. B. Society
bus increased its funeral benefits from
SSO to $75.
—Hugh Malloy has just received a lot
of gold C. T. A. U. of A. badges, which
are being sold cheap.
—The members of St. Patrick's Bene
ficial Society will meet next Sunday, at
the usual time and place.
—The Young Men's Social Club of
Highland intend making their ball on
the 31st inst. a big success.
—A fakir relieved the town of several
surplus quarters which were floating
around since pay-day, and in return left
a few small picture cards here.
—The Union Insurance Co. of San
Francisco was organized in 1805 with a
cash capital of $750,000, fully paid in
gold. Their agent here is W. A. Grimes.
—The household effects of the late
Mrs. Sarah Hartranft were disposed of
at public sale yesterday by Auctioneer
('has. A. Johnson, and realized quite a
—An oyster supper was held at the
opera house Tuesday and Wednesday
evenings by the M. E. Church, the pro
ceeds of which were applied to Rev. L.
F. Smith's salary.
—Tlu erosshoad of engine No. 410 of
the Lehigh Valley road broke Friday
evening at Jeddo. One connecting rod
had to be taken off and the engine
dragged her way slowly to Delano.
—Michael Boyle of Freeland and Miss
Mary Boyle of Hazleton were united in
marriage at St. Ann's Church by Rev.
M. J. Fallihce Tuesday afternoon. John
O'Donnell of Freeland and Miss Susan
Bovle of Audenried acted as groomsman
—Rev. Father Girimondif Ha/.leton,
assisted by Father Philip of Hoh>ken,
N L, Superior of the Order of J' ...-i<>n
ists of the United States, commenced a
mission at St Kasiiner's < Lurch on Sun
day, for the benefit of tl Italian con
gregation of this place.
—A committee of the Five Points busi
ness men has been organized to solicit
subscriptions to equip a fire company
for that portion of the town. A cheaper
plan to secure the same protection would
ue to get into the borough, where one of
the best lire departments in the state is
Knights of Malta in Session.
The semi-annual convocation of the
Grand Commandery of America of the
Ancient and Illustrious Order of Knights
of Malta commenced its sessions in
Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday with nearly 300
delegates present. Garfield Comman
dery, No. 8, of Freeland, is represented by
Frank Hoffman, It. Ludwig, Thos. John
son and Thos. Ballant.
Ituck Mountain (Joing Again.
The "Old Buck Mountain Coal Com
pany Limited" is again in operation and
the company has from 20 to 25 men at
work in ttie culm bunks at Buck Moun
tain. The firm is composed of Allen
town parties and George Fogel is the
superintendent. They have orders for
their coal in plenty and are shipping out j
about 1,000 tons per month.
Ito You Want l'olutoea ?
There is for sale at the Lehigh Valley
depot a carload of the famous Lehigh
County white mammoth pearl potatoes, I
which will he sold at seventy-five cents
a bushel. From five to ten bushel lots
will be delivered free of charge. Tin |
potatoes are of an excellent variety, and
are guaranteed to he in first-class condi
tion. Any parties wishing a few on !
trial can have them by applying at the ;
A Poultry Freak In Town.
A few weeks ago Albert Uoeppcrt of,
the Washington hotel, Walnut Street, ,
purchased a lot of chickens from a
farmer, and among the number was one
which is half-chicken and half-duck.
The head is that of a chicken, while the \
lower part of the fowd resembles a duck,
the feet being webbed. It is in a healthy
condition and is an object of interest to
all interested in poultry. Call around j
and see it.
PERSON A I.ITI FN.
—Attorney J. U. Hayes is at the county
—Squire J. J. Coyle of Mahanoy City
was in town on Saturday.
—A. .T. Thrash and wife attended the
Bloomsburg fair last week.
—C. O. Stroll, Esq., attended to legal
business at Mauch Chunk on Monday.
—Misses Annie O'Donnell and Maggie
Boles of Eckley left for Philadelphia on
—Candidates Stegmaier, McGinty and
Kvans were looking up their interests
here on Friday.
—W. E. Oberrender and wife were
serenaded by the P. O. S. of A. hand
—Rev. Fathers Fallihee and Farrcl at
tended the forty hours devotion at White
Haven Sunday evening.
—Edward Garisof Sandy Run is doing
effective prohibition work in Lower Lu
-Ex-Senator Eckley B. Coxe and
wife are expected to arrive at Drifton
from their European tour next week.
—Miss Winnie MeCafferty of Freeland
was visiting her uncle, Bernard Kelly,
the early part of last week. —Lansford
—Hugh Melly, a former teacher of
Hazle township and lately of California,
is visiting friends in this region. Mr.
Melly is at present the guest of Jno. I).
At Eokley on Monday a funeral of one
of the residents took place, and, as is
customary, a number of the friends and
neighbors attended. Tuesday morning
upon going to their work over twenty of
those men were told that before they
could resume work it would be necessary
for them to report to the main office at
Drifton. Upon arriving there they went
to the general mining office, and after
going through a considerable amount of
red tape business, they obtained an
audience with the power behind the
throne, by whom they were informed
that they were guilty of deliberately
violating a rule of the company, in not
asking permission to attend the funeral.
As the laws and rules of the great firm
of C. B. & Co. are regarded more sacredly
(by the company) than those of God or
man, all violations are immediately
followed by chastisement, and the
miners were not surprised to hear the
sentence, "Stand suspended until next
Several of those men had laborers
working for them, and they remained at
work loading all the cars that was to he
had? yet the miners have to remain idle
a whole week because they failed to give
the regulation notice. This, however, is
nothing now under Coxe Bros. & Co.,
but the reason of referring to it at present
is that some action may be taken on it,
not only by the Eckley employes, but
also by all the men employed through
out Coxe's domain. If such state of
alTairs is carried on much longer it will be
in order for the great philanthropist to
erect a crematory beside his massive
iron breaker, and then it will be entirely
unnecessary to attend funerals.
The men employed by this company
should get together and that without
delay, appoint a committee to wait on
Hon. E. B. Coxe when he arrives from
Europe next week, and lay their case
before him. This abuse of suspending
men could have been rectified long ago
had the men taken the propersteps, and
it is not yet too late to do so.
If a man is guilty of any crime or has
violated any rule, it would be far more
honorable to discharge him at once than
to stoop to the methods used by this
company in humiliating him—by having
him roam the streets for several weeks
brooding over the wrong, real or imagin
ary. inflicted on i'ii" i
that miners are dim- mi.Mited when Lb
operators parade their despotic p<>v r
before them at every rn "
A Class That NeeiU Watching.
I 11 nilgai;; is were arrested at
I n i >i ou; i Saturday, for swearing
la!. -■ Iy ? .re the miners' examining
board. On being taken before Squire
Johnson the offenders were held in S3OO
bonds for appearance at court. The
alleged perjury consisted of bringing to
the examining board filled applications,
sworn to before Justice McKeon of
Kingston township, declaring that they
were miners previous to the 9th of May.
This was shown to be untrue, as some of
them were not in the employ of the
company stated at the time and none of
them can speak a word of English. It is
said that this is the first prosecution
instituted under the new law and the
outcome of it will be watched with in
terest by honest and capable miners
Marriage licenses were issued from
the office of the Register of Wills during
the past week for the marriage of the
Frank Schultz of Highland to Agusta
Wilkie of Highland.
I John Hess of South Heberton to Alice
| Hinkle* of Upper Lehigh.
Why WUM Freeland 811glte<l ?
; The Luzerne County Prohibition Com
mittee has engaged Michael J. Fanning
to speak in the following places: Wilkes-
Barre, October 20; Nanticoke, October 27;
Plymouth, October 28; Edwardsville,
October 29; Pittston, October 30; Hazle
ton, October 31; Luzerne, November 1;
Kingston, November 2. — People.
Brooklyn LCIKIM tlie AHHocintion.
| The final games of the American
Association were played Tuesday after-
I noon and the standing of the eight clubs
I is as follows :
W. 1.. P.O. I W. TJ. p.c.
Brooklyn....Kl 44 .6711 Baltimore...7o sr. .519
St. IiOUIH W) 45 .667 I ('> litin I ns •. .00 7H .4:15
i Athletic 75 58 .564 I Kansas City.ss sg .401
Cincinnati...Til OB .647 | LoulSVillo .. .97 111 .lit'.
' SWEKNKY.—At Eckley, on October 12,
Ann, wife of Frank Sweeney, aged 31
years. Interred at St. Ann's cemetery
j on Monday. Brislin, undertaker.
| MOYE.—At Drifton hospital, on October
: 14, Hugh Moye of Kbervale, aged 25
I years. Interred at Hazleton yester
' GI'NNINCIIIAM.—At Beaver Meadow, on
October 15, son of Patrick and Sarah
Cunningham, aged G months. Inter
re* lat Beaver Meadow to-day. Brislin,
FREELAND, October 10.
EDITOR TRIBUNE. —Allow me to contra
dict through the columns of your paper
a statement made by a reporter of the
Progress , stating that "on hearing strains
; of vocal music in the Coxe addition last
Monday evening he hurriea to the scene
and beheld the Hayden Glee Club sere
nading Mr. W. E. Oberrender and
bride." I am glad to find a reporter
; with such a power of imagination. Hop
| ing it will not develope to a disease of a
more serious nature, yours, etc.,
Either of the following engravings,
"Evangeline," 44 Bayard," 44 Monarch of
the Glen" or 44 The First Step," without
advertising on them, size 20 x 24 inches,
given with one 50 cent or two 25 cent
bottles of Ideal Tooth Powder. These
are not cheap lithographs, but works of
art. A. D. Bowman, Dentist, Nicholia,
Idaho, says, I am using your Ideal Tooth
Powder, and fiud it superior to all others.
The engraving 44 Evangeline" arrived
safely on 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 on it worth $1
retail is given with each two 25 cent bot
tles of laeal Tooth Powder.
FREELANI), PA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1880.
WOItKINCiMKN, STAND I IHM !
Une tlie Itallot to the llest Advantage on
Klection Day—Do Not Defeat
Your .Sincere Friends.
In the following article, which is taken
from the Nanticoke Sun , the attention
of the workingmen of this county it
called to the power they hold for doine
good or evil in the next election. Read
it and reflect upon it before voting on
Every laboring man in Luzerne Coun
ty, no matter what his affiliations may
be, serious or politically, or whether he
is connected with a labor organization or
not, will with us that Terrence V.
Powderly is a fearless, outspoken cham
pion of the poor and a man whose ad
vise to his followers is always wise and
candid. And after repeated failures in
many methods of redress, after the col
lapse of numberless strikes and upris
ings of a similar character, Powderly
has spoken upon the subject of the
toiler's grievance and his true redress.
He says away with strikes, away with
mobs, violence and all their mistaken
philosophies. He gives the working
man a stronger weapon. "You have a
ballot—a vote —use it as a sword of fire
to strike at all your wrongs. The ballot
is the freeman's sword in a free land.
Let him use it well and his foes shall
fall before him."
The soldier who fears to lift his sword
against* his foe is a coward, and the
workingman who uses his ballot falsely
to his own weal is a traitor to his home
ami kindred and the generations that
are yet unborn to suffer hunger, poverty
and distress. Workingmen should vote
for their friends and against their ene
mies, no matter how the timbers of
political parties may totter. We do not
say these things now to inflame men's
minds in the heat of a campaign, but
only to tell such truths as an honest
journal should speak in all seasons. If
the men of toil had not been so blind to
their own interests in the past their con
dition would be better to-day than they
have ever dreamed it could be. They
are cursed because they have voted into
office, again and again, men who have
compassed them with villianous laws —
laws that added to the rich man's store
and constantly took something from the
pitiful pittance <>f the
true, men of toil . Win. mong von will
stand forth to gainsay the truth of one
single word of all we say?
Very well, then And now will you
vote for Charles L Pice'.' Has he been
voui steadfast fi end? Does the Mine
. ... this (Nanticoke)
district suit you? Is it, the board,
recommended by organized labor?
Name one poor man that he has ever
appointed to office.
Will you vote against George Steg
maier, who, in the last legislature, ac
cording to the testimony of Representa
tives Caffery, Williams and Davis,
Senator Ilines and all his colleagues,
also the chairman of the K. of L. legis
lative committee, who say that he was
an uncompromising and vigilent friend
of every labor bill that came up for
Will you vote against Joe McGinty,
the trusted Knight of Labor, the Eber
vale miner? McGinty, whom you sent
to your conventions and who has never
yet betrayed you? He is your own—
vote against him if you will.
Come, workingmen, it is time to be
honest, time to be true to your friends.
Let the politician go to the rear. By
bis deeds shall a man be known. You
know your men. Do not be ungrateful
to them. See that their names are on
your ballots next election day.
Futlier Matliew Celebrations.
Thursday was a bright and beautiful
day and the C. T. A. societies of the
Scranton Union celebrated the ninety
ninth anniversary of Father Mathew's
birth in a most befitting manner. The
parade of the first district at White
Haven was attended by all the societies
of Lower Luzerne, and over 1200 men
and boys took part in it. The several
organizations had their ranks well tilled
and made a very creditable display. In
the afternoon a picnic was held at Trim
The second district paraded at Pittston,
and the third and fourth joined forces
at Scranton. At Plymouth and Pleasant
Valley commemorative parades of the
first anniversary of the Mud Run disas
ter were held. At Pleasant Valley,
where 34 of the victims lived, the ser
vices were very imposing. Business was
suspended, stores and dwellings being
draped in mourning. High Mass was
held at St. Mary's Church in the morn
ing. At the cemetery prayers were
| offered for the souls of the dead, and the
| graves were decorated. There were
! nearly 4000 persons present.
Assessors Want Pity.
In court on Saturday two suits were
commenced against Luzerne County of 1
a peculiar nature. In one Thomas ().
Kvans, assessor of Nanticoke, is the
plaintiff, and in the other Messrs. Dilley
Sturdevant and Quick, assessors of
Wilkes-Barrc, are the plaintiffs. In
both cases the cause of action is the
same. The plaintiffs claim that under j
the law they are entitled to three cents
: per name for every name on the assess- ;
i ment list handed in by them to the
; county commissioners. Evans, who
handed in 2,432 names, claims $72.90, j
! and the Wilkes-Barre assessors, who
i handed in 12,032 names, claim $300.90. j
' They state that they have asked the j
commissioners for the money but could
i not get any.
KHIIH at lli<* Opera House.
Depierro Brass Band, Thursday evcn
; ing, October 17.
Young Men's Social Club of Highland,
Thursday evening, October 31.
Lattimer Cornet Band, Wednesday
evening, November 20.
I Local Assembly No. 3391 (Jeddo),
I Knights of Labor, Wednesday evening, I
| St. Ann's Pioneer Corps, Tuesday
evening, December 31.
MuHt Not niah So Mucli.
In the prothonotary's office, on Satur
| day, Hugh Elliott commenced suit
| against George Hadesty for SSOOO dam
| ages for slander. His affidavit states
that on October 6, in Foster township,
1 Hadesty said in the presence of several
witnesses that Elliott had collected
money for the firm of John F. Betz &
I Son and had embezzled it .—Newsdealer.
Murder at Weatherly.
Saturday morning the town of Weath
erly was the scene of an atrocious mur
der, the victim of which was Sabilla
Walbert, wife of A. A. Walbert, who is
employed in the railroad shops at that
place. The man accused of the murder
is William Stangley, a young man about
26 years, who for some time has been
boarding at Walbert's residence.
Mrs. Walbert was about 35 years of
age and was the mother of several chil
dren. Saturday morning everyting was
all right, and the husband noticed noth
ing unusual. After breakfast he kissed
his wife and went to his work. Soon i
after the children left the house and the j
wife and boarder were alone.
The details of the occurrence mil
probably never b(; known, unless Stang
ley makes a confession of his crime, j
When one of the children returned
shortly before noon she found a quan- 1
tity of blood upon the kitchen floor. A j
further examination brought the child j
to the body of her mother lying dead !
upstairs. She had been shot through :
the body, and the sight that presented j
itself to the little girl was an awful one. ;
She ran out in the wildest alarm and at j
the same time her father came home, j
It needed but a slight investigation to j
make the fact apparent that the boarder |
i was the party who did the shooting. '
! lie could not be found in the town and \
| officers were put on his trail. It was
learned at Black Creek Junction that he !
I had boarded a train there that morning.
| Telegrams were at once sent to all the i
I stations down the line and in the after- |
' noon he was arrested at Slatington, I
| and taken to Weatherly for a hearing, j
He was afterwards removed to Maueh j
j Chunk jail to await trial,
i Three weeks ago Stanglev quarreled j
• with the woman and threatened to kill ;
| her. She had him arrested, but the i
| case was settled between them. It is i
j thought that this trouble was the cause !
I of the deed.
An Important DeciHion.
I At Maueh Chunk last week a decision
i was handed down by Judge Dreher
j which may prove of inter .-i to boroughs
which lev) a tax or license upo . huck
sters farmers, The borough of
Lansford passed such an ordinance* and
Samuel Brode, a huckster, refused to
paj the licen m . in >rder that a test could j
ue made ol its legality. The case was
taken t > ait and the judge handed
I down an opinion declaring said ordi- !
nance invalid and void on the ground
that the borough could not discriminate i
between the resident and non-resident j
huckster or farmer. The judge said :
"The general borough law of April 3, |
1851, empowers the borough authorities ;
! by ordinance to impose a license fee or '
tax upon hawkers, peddlers, butchers |
and hucksters, but a clause excepting all
i citizens of the borough from the opera- j
tions of such ordinance will make the ;
ordinance void because of diserimina- i
The borough pays all the costs con
nected with the case, and will probably j
have to refund all the money collected j
under this ordinance. Boroughs which i
have discriminating laws had better not
, enforce them.
Hull or the Young Men's .Society.
The ball given by the Young Men's |
T. A. B. Society last Thursday evening :
surpassed all expectations of the man
agement and exceeded anything of this j
character ever held in the opera house, j
Although arrangements had been pro- j
vided for a large attendance, it was .
, found that there was a deficiency in |
l some respects, particularly in that of the !
handsome programmes, the supply of j
which was exhausted early in the even
ing. At 11 o'clock 544 admission tickets j
had been sold at the door and by mid-1
night there were fully 1300 people scat- |
tered through the ball-room and galleries, j
The manner in which this number of |
people were cared for is creditable to the j
various committees and managers. The .
grand march took place at 0.30 o'clock I
and was led by Master of Ceremonies ;
Edward Doggett and Miss Ella Mc-1
j Laughlin. One hundred and twenty- !
three couples followed the leaders j
through the various evolutions and intri- .
cacies of the march.
During the intermission the drawing j
for a gold watch or SSO in gold took place,
and was won by ticket No. 1852, held by |
I)avid Hanlon, Sr., of Freelantl.
A JudKiiicnt Against u Lodge.
j A case of considerable interest to all
benevolent and secret societies was do-!
cided at Beading this week. Jacob I
Bright died recently after having been a j
member of Montgomery Lodge of Odd |
Fellows for 40 years, during which he i
paid $250 and never drew sick benefits.
| The charter of the lodge calls for SIOO !
funeral benefits. Bright died without
leaving a widow or children. He had j
been living with a niece. The lodge '
contended that while under ordinary
circumstances SIOO funeral benefits are
paid for a deceased member, they were
not required, under the constitution and
by-laws of the society, to pay any funeral
benefits in this case, as such benefits are
to be paid only to the widow, children,
| or "dependent relatives" of the deceased.
The lodge alleged that the niece was not
' dependent on the deceased. Bright's
! funeral cost sll7, and towards this the
•; lodge contributed SO7. Suit was then
brought to recover the balance, $33.
i ; The lodge resisted the claim on princi
ple. Judgment was entered against the
lodge for $33 claimed.
The following is a list of unclaimed
letters remaining in the Frecland I'ost
| office, October 10, 1881):
I Breadbaner, Rebeca
' ; Cohen, N. S.
I Cunningham, Mark
| Droll, Mrs. A.
j Dougherty, Mrs. Jno.
i Fomrnes, Mrs.
j Fecko, Huhta
' | Gallagher, Miss Mary
I Laughran, John
I Lijewski, Stefan
- j Santucci, Donato
t Ziert, Henry.
Persons calling for any of the above
3 letters should say Adnertmd.
> W.M. F. BOYLE, P. M.
ic —The hotel at Glen Summit has been
'. closed for (his season,
| —Charles Timbosk and John Aravis,
miners, were killed on Monday, the
former in the Moffet mines and the latter
—The interior of the new Lehigh
Valley station at Hazleton is completed
and all passenger trains will stop at that
j point shortly.
—George Moss, a machinist, shot and
j killed bis wife and attempted suicide at
Wilkes-Barre last week. He is now in
jail awaiting trial.
—Some people bundle their clocks
very carelessly. In fracturing his wife's
skull with one the other day a Pittston
man broke the mainspring.
—The report that the Lehigh Com
pany intends pensioning its miners after
thirty vearsof service is regarded as bosh
by the Shenandoah Sentinel.
—A Philadelphia paper states that the
Lehigh Valley is making an effort to get
a direct line into that city. Four differ
ent routes have been surveyed.
—The Schuylkill Branch of the State
Undertakers Association will meet and
discuss grave subjects at Ashland to-day,
and effect a permanent organization.
—Shenandoah claims to have the
oldest registered miner and Mahanoy
City possesses the largest, in the person
of a Hun who stands 6 feet 5 inches
—The Grand Jury at Scranton indicted
for embezzlement ex-Cashier Jessup,
who is charged with having wrecked the
Scranton City Bank by misappropriating
$120,000 of its funds.
—On Monday an interesting match of
alley ball will be played at Mountain
Park for a purse of S2OO. The contes
tants are Rickerby and Keller ngainst
Dullard and Callahan.
—The body of John Beiska, : I lung."
rian of Bear Creek, was found >ll tin
Lehigh Valley tracks nei" n Summit
Monday morning. He ha-i "cei -<"ick
by a train the night befor.
—Dr. McGlynn of New York lectured
at Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday evening, at
Pottsville last night and will be at Ash
land to-morrow night. His subject is
"How to Abolish Poverty."
—The seventh annual institute of the
Luzerne County Sabbath School Associa
tion will be held in St. Paul's M. E.
Church, Hazleton, on Tuesday and
Wednesday, 29th and 30th inst.
—An attempt was made by incen
diaries to burn Kisner & Pursell's grist
mill at White Haven last Thursday
night. A reward of SSO has been offered
for the arrest and conviction of the guilty
—On Saturday morning the Lansford
Record entered upon its eleventh volume
and announced itself as well satisfied
with its ten years of life. It claims a
larger circulation than any paper in
—Anthony Helfrich, a miner, and his
two laborers, Thomas Quinn and Patrick
Judge, were burned yesterday by an ex
plosion of gas in the Stanton mine,
Wilkes-Barre. The latter two are
thought to be fatally injured.
—The case of John Fallon and James
Broderick of Milnesville against the
Stout Coal Company for payment of coal
was decided last week by the jury
awarding the miners SIJO A m >t' u
for a new trial will be ai
—The jury of inquest m th >f
Hugh Nolan, who was kil it Wilkos
Barrc lately by the break g of -pc.
rendered a verdict in which they dcclar
ed the rope to be unsafe and hold the
Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Co. res
ponsible for his death.
—lt is reported from statistics of the
l Reading Railroad Relief Association,
, which is composed of P. & R. employes,
| that on an average one member of the
; organization dies every sixty hours, one
| meets with accident every eight hours,
| and one falls sick every five hours.
—The G. A. It. organizations of Wilkes-
Barre propose to perpetuate the memory
of theirdeceased comrades by a memorial
hall, which will be more useful, as well
as more imposing, than a monument.
Plans are exhibited for a magnificent
building, but the sight has not yet been
—The Board of Pardons held a special
meeting in Harrisburg yesterday. Peter
Baronowski, who murdered two women
in Schuylkill County, and who is under
sentence t<> be hanged on Wednesday,
was refused a rehearing. lie manifested
utter indifference when informed of the
Weekly Coal lleport.
The improvement in the anthracite
coal trade continues. There has been a
much better demand for coal during the
past week than in any previous week
for months past, and many new orders
j for coal have been received by the local
| operators and shippers. Some of the j
individual operators are "fully sold up" j
for this month, and all their output of
| coal during October will go to fill orders
already booked. Prices, too, are repor
ted generally firmer, and some parties j
claim to be now obtaining full circular
1 figures for their coal of good quality.
I The newly mined coal is now being
marketed more freely and the distri
i but ion is being made over a greater area.
There has been much complaint of the
j scarcity of cars by the individual opera- j
| tors, who contend that they are not:
I being treated fairly by the carrying j
j companies who are also producers of !
anthracite. In response to an inquiry
! on this subject, we are informed by an
| official of one of the largest anthracite
! mining and transporting companies in
i this city that the alleged scarcity of cars
; is due to the fact that the distribution of
| anthracite via all rail has been greater
| this year than ever before ami that it is
likely to increase, and consequently the
I cars cannot be used to the same advan
i tage as heretofore.
The Chicago correspondent of the New
York Coal Trade Journal says: "In
! reviewing the state of the anthracite
I coal market at this centre there is
} nothing startling to mention. Themove
| ment of business is steady in response to
a fairly active demand from all parts of
j the tributary territory, and, in view of
unmistakable signs, one comes to the
conclusion that there is still a largo
quantity of anthracite required both for
this month and for some time in the
future. (Juite a number of orders and
| inquiries are heard of which surely
| denote that the market will result in a
j healthy and absolute growth in the
regular increased consumption of anthra
i cite in the West. The Western trade is
: certainly making strides this year that
will undoubtedly be realized during the
1 winter. There are undoubtedly numer
ous places where a decline in the con
sumption of this coal has taken place
compared with past seasons; on the
j other hand it is growing rapidly in favor
i and use in other localities, particularly
; in the large cities as well as in the many
j enterprising cities of moderate popula
tion that are scattered over the great
1 Western country."
j The total amount of anthracite coal
I sent to market for the week ending
October 5, as reported by the several
carrying companies, was 712,930 tons,
compared with 852,899 tons in the corres
ponding week last year, a decrease of
139,969 tons. The total amount of an
thracite rained thus far in the year 1889
was 2(5,065,581 tons, compared with 28,-
121,584 tons for the same period last year,
a decrease of 2,056,003 tons. — Ledger.
I find Ideal Tooth Powder is without
exception the best I have ever used.
With its aid I 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. Chartard,
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
N'OTICE 1H hereby given that an application
will be made to the Court of Common
Pleas of Luzerne County, or one of the law
judges thereof, on Monday, October 28, A.!>.,
*BB3. if in o'clock, a in., under the Act of
A isembly. entitled " \n \< i r<> \ id.- lie
apjptt ved Ap
''FreeUind* K'!iu'its'of _ Lai>< • r Lite ar\ and
' wliirTi^is''nil'' support
I ment, mentally und morally, ot the kmgiiiaot
I Lttbof- of Freeland and vicinity," and for these
I purposes to have, possess and enjoy all the
I rights, benefits and privileges conferred by
! said Act of Assembly and its supplements.
JOHN 1). HAYES, Solicitor.
NOTICE is hereby given that an application
will I>6 made to the Governor of Peimsyl
! vania, on Wednesday, the Sid day of January,
! A. 1)., 18U0, under the Act of Utli May, 187, and
its supplements, for the charter of an intended
corporation to be called the "Citizens' Hank of
Freeland, Pu.," which is to lie located in the
borough of Freeland, County of Luzerne, State
of Pennsylvania, its object being to carry on u
general hanking business according to the laws
of Pennsylvania, and its capital stock to lie
Fifty Thousand Dollars, find for that purpose
to have and enjoy all the rights, benefits and
privileges conferred by said Act of Assembly
and its supplements.
JOHN 1). HAYES, Solicitor.
Freeland, Pa., 14th October, 1880.
rpO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.—The public
_L arc hereby notified that f rom and after |
tills date 1 will not be responsible for any debts '
contracted by my wife, Hyna Jones, she liuving J
left me without just cause. All persons giving
her credit will do so at their own risk.
JAMES N. JONES.
Upper Lehigh, Sept. 27,1889.
QTRAYED.—From the premises of the under-
IO signed, on Saturday, October 5, a red cow,
with a white stripe across its back on right side.
A liberal reward will be paid to any person
giving information of her whereabouts or re
turning her to ANDREW VIDUAW, Highland.
fjX)K SALE, A house and I<>l situated on
Jj Ridge Street, between Walnut and Chest
nut Fine fruit trees and everything in tirst
. ...v • .1 iti Will be sold at a bargain.
A] plv toT A. Bl U LSI
BEEF, PORK, VEAL, LAMB, I
No. 135 Centre Street. Freeland.
(Near Lehifli Valley Depot.)
EXAMINE OUR PRICES:
Briok, per set, 00 cents; put in free of charge.
< J rates, 5 cents per lb,
Stove pipe and elbows, 18 cents each.
Wash boilers, 75 cents to sl.tt>.
Ilome-madc cans and bottles, 121 cents each;
by one-hall' dozen, 10 cents each.
MMb lard cans, 50 cents.
Washboilers bottomed at JJS, 40 and 50 cents.
Conductor pipes and gutter, ti to to cents per
Hoofing 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, $22.00.
Apollo range, $20.00; and other ranges from
SB.OO to SIB.OO.
AT F. P. MAPOY S,
9 Front Street, Freeland.
M. J. MOHAN, Manager.
Chicago Dressed Beef
RECEIVED FRESH DAILY.
! This Beef 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., j
FREELAND, PA. j
At Short Notice, for Weddings, Parties and \
Funerals. Front Street, two squares
below Freeland Opera House.
Old newspapers for sale.
§I.OO PER YEAR.
JOHN I). HAYES, #
Legal business of all kinds promptly attended.
Room 3, 2d Floor, Birkbeck Brick.
Carriages. Buggies. Wagons, &c.
C'or. Walnut and Pine Streets, Freeland.
£HAS. OHION STROH,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Office Rooms over Schooner's Hardware Store.
Q F. TURNBACK,
Justice of the Peace.
Office over Schooner's Hardware Store.
All Kinds of Legal Business will le
WHISKY, WINE, RUM, GIN, &C
Fresh Lager Beer Always on Tap.
Corner South and Washington Sts., Freeland.
Pure it ms o/td LiquQm
Alt.. U • ' ii \ MiK' ■' • . .inn
: • 1 ' • .-p':. I*t . \ and
-A..A . i..... utui i). the
quart or gallon the best quality of
Beer, Porter and Ale.
MMiRS AID EHBALHEBS.
Centre Street, Coxe Addition.
(pgT*The finest hearses in the region.
Prices reasonable and satisfaction guar
J. P. MCDONALD,
FLOUR, FEED, HATS, CAPS,
BOOTS AND SHOES.
A very haiK , >m • *'4?- **
Always on hand.
S. W. Corner Centre and South Sts., Freeland.
TF YOU ARE DRy, AND WANT
1 the worth of your money, just give
a call, lie keeps the best beer and the
Vine Rye Whiskey, Old Wines, Porter, Ale,
Cigarß and AGARIC, the Great
Centre Street, below South, Freeland.
Weddings. Parties and Funerals
at short notice, at
HOFFMKIR & O'DONNELL'S
Centre Street, below South, - - - Freeland.
H. M. BRISLIN,
Also dealer in
of every description.
| Centre Street, above Luzerne, Freeland.