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VOL. IV. No. 36. DEDICATED THE HALL. The P. 0. S. of A. Building For mally Opened. IMPOSING CEREMONIES BY STATE OFFICERS—STREET PARADE AND ADDRESSES-FINE CELEBRATION OF WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY. Washington Camp Hall Association dedicated its new three-story brick building on Monday in accordance with the rites and ceremonies of the Patriotic Order Sons of America. Although the building is not yet wholly completed it was thought best to dedicate it upon the anniversary of Washington's birth, showing thereby the patriotic spirit of the members and at the same time honoring a holiday which of late years has not been observed as generally as it should. The day was an idea) one for a celebration of any kind, and with the exception of the muddy streets, which deterred many from participating, it lacked nothing to make the affair a success. Previous to the dedicatory ser- i vices the following organizations, under command of Chief Marshal Win. 1L Jeffrey, made a short street parade : P. 0. S. of A. Band. Garfield Commandery, No. 8, Knights of Malta. Military Rank, No. 29, Knights of Mys tic Chain. Loyal Castle, No. 65, Knights of Mystic Chain. Mountain Eagle Castle, No. 297, Knights of Golden Eagle. Harru Gauri Lodge. Freeland Council, No. 348, Junior Order United American Mechanics. Camp 91, Hazleton. Camp 259, Drifton. Camp 255, Sandy Run. Camp 144, Eckley. Camp 147, Freeland. When the parade returned to the building the organizations, invited guests and as much of the public as could ob tain admission took seats in the spacious store room on the first fioor, where the j ceremonies were held. After severiil j patriotic airs were given by the hand I and singing by Camp 39, Patriotic Order I True Americans, the hall was transferred by Jacob B. Zeigler, president of the as- | sociation, to the care of the State offi cials, who then took charge. These \ ceremonies were conducted by Major R. M. J. Reed, of Philadelphia, State Mas ter of Forms and Ceremonies; Win. Weand,of Philadelphia, State Secretary; Jed. I. Hollenback, of Milnesville, Past ! State President, and W. 11. Vannauker, District I resident. They were both beautiful and impressive, and the man ner in which they were rendered showed that the State officers were familiar with their work. In these ceremonies the members of the P. O. S. of A. were shown the duties they owe to God, their coun try and their fellow-men, and the na tional colors were represented by red, white and blue flowers, which were strewn about the stage, representing love, purity and fidelity. Major Reed was then introduced and he opened his address by paying a de served tribute to the women of America, \ who have at all times shown themselves to he us patriotic and as anxious for the success of the Union as their brothers. In referring to the charge sometimes made against societies of this kind, that it was an easy matter to he patriotic in i time of peace, he said that the history of the P. O. S. of A. showed that that orga nization was just as patriotic in time of war. He claimed that with the excep- : tion of Camp 01, of Reading, every camp in Pennsylvania was crippled in 1861, owing to the members being at the front. He offered to prove by comparing the roll-hooks of camps with the records of the war department that several camps had enlisted to a man, and also stated 1 that there were sff,oUo Sons of America to-day in this State ready to repeat what the P. 0. S. of A. did in 1861. In regard to restricting immigration the speaker claimed that there were none of the Know-Nothing principles to he found in the order. They are in favor of welcoming foreigners from any country, providing the latter come here with an earnest desire to become citizens and accept our laws as they find them. To those who come here imbued with the ideas of monarehial government and make attempts to introduce them instead ; of our republican system the P. O. S. of | A. is forever opposed, and also to the j men who compose the Mafia and kindred lawless societies, as well as to the pauper, the convict, or the unwholesome surplus of any nation. There are now hills on emigration and naturalization before •Congress which he hoped would pass, and which would go far in cheeking any danger from that quarter. Another plank of the order called for the uphold ing of the public schools, and the speaker praised them highly for the work they have done. In conclusion he called upon the people of Freeland to show their ap preciation of the pluck and energy- of Camp 147, who, by its handsome struc ture. has shown that it came to stay. State Secretary Weand was the next speaker. He said lie was supposed to speak upon the principles, aims and work of the organization which he repre sented. To do that before an audience anywhere iu the anthracite region, and especially in Freeland, would seem to him to he presumption. What the P. O. S. of A. is and what it is for he thought must certainly he known to every intel ligent citizen in a town u here there is a camp numbering 290. He did, however, tell a little of what the order was doing, and mentioned that the erection of just such buildings as he was in is the inten tion of hundreds of camps wherever the \ same has not been yet done. Mr. Weand i showed with statistics the steady and i healthy progress made during the past few years, hut, gratifying as it has been, there is still room in the camp halls for thousands who remain outside the fold. He called upon th* business, profes sional and working men to join the I order, and guaranteed they would find in it nothing but pure Americanism. No native-horn, if he is morally qualified, will he debarred from entering and his political or religious belief will never be questioned. Mr. Weand emphatically stated that the P. 0. S. of A. was not an organization banded together in opposi tion to any nationality or religion. He -conceded the right of foreigners to estab lish their separate associations. The English have their Sons of St. George, the Germans their Harru Gauri, the Welsh their Ivorites, the Irish their Hibernians, and soon with the natives •of every foreign clime. The P. O. S. of A. does not object to them, and he asked why any person should object to Ameri cans having their Sons of America. In the latter society are instilled in the minds of the members love and respect for their country and its laws, and sworn allegiance to its flag. Men, he said, could not join together for a nobler earthly purpose, and with the bible and the sturs and stripes on every camp altar it is not likely that any one would dare bring before its members anything that might possibly be detrimental to the interests of Christianity or the nation. lie was aware, lie said, that some de nominations and some people opposed secret societies because of their secrecy. To these he could say that the secrets of the P. O. S. of A. extended no further than to be able to recognize a brother, render him assistance and help, and to protect themselves against having their work spoken of and discussed at im proper times and places. There is nothing horrible or threatening in their obligation, and he thought if those who objected to them on the grounds of secrecy knew how little a portion that constituted of their principles they would soon remove their objections, and would join with the P. O. S. of A. in advocating and upholding a common cause. He also complimented the town upon having such an ornament added to its appear ance, and hoped those who are eligible to membership in the order would show their appreciation by presenting their application for admission to the camp here. Past President llollenback delivered a short address upon the needs of educa tion. He pointed out how important it is to the welfare of the country in every man having education enough to form an intelligent opinion upon general ques tions, to understand the government of this and other countries, and, above all things necessary to an American, he should know thoroughly how to vote and what principles are represented by his ballot. To attain this end the speaker commended to his audience the news papers and magazines of to-day, which ne truly termed the greatest educators the world has ever known. He hoped every American would form an intimate acquaintance with history ami such works, and by reading only pure and wholesome literature he would prove his loyalty to his God and country. District President C. M. Jackson, of Salt Lake City, Utah, was among the visitors, and in response to an invitation to tell of the order in the West, he said that besides fighting for the principles of the P.O. B.of A. out there they had also to light for the women. The other fel lows (Mormons) wanted them all, but they were gaining ground rapidly, and six counties in the State are now con trolled by the Gentiles, who are backed up by the P. O. boys in their efforts to have an equal division of the ladies. He continued for a short time in a humorous strain, eliciting much applause, and the exercises ended with the singing of "America" by the audience. The ad dresses throughout were conservative and met with the approbation of the audience. The members of the associ ation feel elated at their great success, and the P. O. S. of A. here are entitled to much honor in investing their money and time in the erection of a structure that reflects credit upon the town and people. The TRIBUNE regrets to state that, owing to an unavoidable delay with the engravers, the view of the building did not arrive in time for this issue. It will appear next week. A First-Class Comedy. "The Dear Irish Boy," which comes here to-morrow evening, is one of the popular plays of the day. Season after season it makes its rounds to the prolit of its owners and entertainment of large crowds. There is something about its homely teachings and witticisms and its weird scenic display that appealsdirectly to the sympathy of a large class of play goers. It is being given before enthusi astic audiences, and by a competent company headed by Gus Reynolds, whose portraiture of the unscrupulous McClutchey is well studied and finished. Interspersed are a number of songs and melodies and a variety of jigs, reels and clogs. It is a picturesque cdmedy drama, constructed not only with due regard fur the versatility of the leading performers, but also with a view of keeping within the runge of probabili ties, and making an interesting and pleasing entertainment. There are in it the customary villianous incidents—a stolen letter, secret marriage, a murder, a vision, a wrongful accusation, and finally the arrest and death of the actual vidian. As Mike McClutchey, Gus Reynolds, always a clever performer, is seen to his best advantage. His inter pretation of the character is decidedly original and unique, and has won for him many new friends. Each act is replete with new songs, dances, music and specialties, and sufficient revision has been made in the play to secure for it the praise of the public again, as on its former appearance here. The Tigers' Third. The third annual ball of the Tigers Athletic Association will be held at the Opera House on Monday evening, and that it will be a success in every respect is already assured. The committee who has charge of the ball has done every thing possible to make the evening an enjoyable one for every person who at tends. Besides the numerous friends of the Tigers in Freeland and vicinity who will be there they have been notified that the athletic and base ball clubs of Hazleton, Lattimer, Milnesville, Honey Bruok and Beaver Meadow are positively coming. Similar organizations in other towns have also promised to send delega tions here that evening, and the pros poets for a large ball could not be | brighter. The order of dancing is ar ranged in such a manner that it will prove acceptable to everyone, and all the conveniences that cor Id be wished can be had. Refreshments of all kinds will be on sale, and DePierro's are en gaged to furnish the music. The associa tion is now located on Walnut Street in its new club-house, which has been fitted up handsomely at considerable ex pense, and to which the public is invited , at all times. I Result in the l'oor District. At Laurytown on Tuesday the votes of the poor district were counted, and for director gave the following result: Harleman, 4573; Tarelton, 4297; Harle man's majority, 276. For auditor: Tobias, 4521; Kutz, 4261; Tobias' majority, 260. The large vote given the Republican candidates in Weatherly caused this result. FREELAND, PA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1892. A SPRAG IN THE DEAL. Powderly and Cassatt Object to the Reading Leases. ATTORNEY-GENERAL HENSEL AP POINTS MARCH 3 FOR THE HEAR ING—THE PENNSY PREPARING TO I EXTEND IT* LINES. On Saturday letters were received by j Governor Pattison from A.J. Cassatt, of i Philadelphia, and T. V. Powderly, of Scranton, who called to bis attention the recent, deal by which tlie I hiladelphia and Reading secured control of the Le high Valley and New Jersey Central Railroads. The writers claim the consti tution of the State has been violated by the terms of the leases, and they de manded that the Governor take official i steps to provide for the enforcement of | the law. Mr. Pattison, who was prepar- i ing for a trip to Florida for the benefit of his health, postponed bis journey in definitely in order to give the case proper supervision. The matter was placed in the bands of Attorney-General Hensel, with instructions from the Governor to take such action as would be necessary to have the constitution enforced, and to bring all who have violated it within its control. The Attorney-General lias written to President McLeod, of the Reading Rail road; Maxwell of the New Jersey Cen tral, and Wilbur, of the Lehigh Valley, that a hearing on the complaints of Messrs. Cassatt and Powderly will take place in Ilarrisburg on Thursday, March 3. The Attorney-General also calls for copies of the leases or agreements by which the Reading acquired control of the two roads. The indications are that the Reading is going to have a time in making the State authorities believe that the deal is legal. The people and newspapers of the entire State, with the exception of the subsidized press of Philaddelnhia, are unanimous in condemning such high handed violation of the law. By his timely letter to the Governor, General Master Workman Powderly proved he is consistent in the advice given in his proclamation, which appears on the fourth page to-day. It may be regarded as a certain fact that enough evidence will be offered at the bearing nextThurs-1 day to hold the case for future action. The Pennsylvania Railroad has given several signs of renewed activity, espe- j ciallv in the upper part of this "county, I since the deal. Reports from the vicin- ! ity of Wilkes-Barre state it is evident, the Pennsy is actively engaged in pro viding an outlet from* the Lackawanna fields and connection with companies and collieries, which will furnish busi ness in the line of coal transportation at least, if not for a more extensive pur pose, viz., a short line to Boston via Scranton, furnishing close connection for the West, shortening the route by over 100 miles. Yesterday excavations were made for the abutments of a long bridge crossing the Susquehanna river at Wilkes-Barre, and a large force of men have commenc ed the preliminary work of grading. This, in connection with the recent ex tensive aequsition of property in that city by the representatives of'the com pany, indicates without much question that the new line is to be built. I.ocul WctlillnKH. Condy 0. Boyle and Miss Nellie Mc- Gettrick were married at St. Ann's Church on Tuesday afternoon by Rev. M. J. Fallihee. John Houston, of Free land, acted as groomsman, and Miss Annie Gallagher, of Sandy Valley, was the bridesmaid. Since the ceremony the | couple have been the recipients of many • congratulations from their numerous friends. John Carr, of Drifton. and Mrs. Annie Burns, of Freeland, will be married this I afternoon at St. Ann's Church. At Upper Lehigh on Friday Julius | Lesser and Miss Jeanetta Hughes were j married by Rev. J. W. Biscboff. Chas. K. Raudenbusb, of Drifton, and Miss Annie Koons, of Freeland will be i married on Tuesday next. Mr. Rauden busb is a son of Postmaster Raudenbusb, j of Lehighton, and is employed in the i general office of Coxe Bros. & Ci. He ' was until recently engaged in the print- i ing business, in which trade he has nu merous friends. Fell Into a Stripping. Three deaths have occurred in this section within the past year by men falling into the unguarded breeches at the Beaver Meadow and Audenried strippings. The last occurred at Auden ried Sunday evening. Hugh Sweeney, an aged man living at Slackersville, left his home after supper for a walk. This was the last seen of him until Monday morning, when his lifeless body was found in the stripping back of the Audenried hotel. It is presumed Sweeney intended calling on friends at Audenried and while walking near the brink fell, breaking bis neck, He was aged 65 years and leaves a large family. —Standard. Partnership Dissolved. The firm of Malloy & McGettrick, en gaged in the grocery and provision busi ness, was dissolved on Saturday. The ! business will be continued by Mr. 1 Malloy, who has retained Mr. McGettrick 1 in his employ. A complete stock of ; groceries, provisions, dry goods, etc., is ; now on sale at the store, and the pro prietor extends an invitation to the public to call and examine his prices. Goods delivered to all the neighboring tow 118. Announcement of Coming Events. "Dear Irish Boy," comedy-drama, Opera House, February 26. Ball of Tigers Athletic Association, Opera House. February 29. Ball of St. John's Hungarian Benefi cial Society, Opera House, March 1. Ball of St. Patrick's Beneficial Society, Opera House, March 17. Ball of St. Mary's T. A. B. Society, of Beaver Meadow, Cassler's Rink, Weatherly, March 17. CompnrtHon of Voted. The vote polled in Freeland on Tues day of last week showed that the citi zens were not as much interested in the result SH usually. Compared with last February, when 751 votes were cast at the three polls, there is a deficiency of 34, the number polled this year being ! 717. The borough vote decreased 29 j and South Heberton 20, while the Points j increased 15. To these 34 citizens who failed to vote should be added the new voters, due to the increased population and those who voted on age. This would make the number of stay-at- ! homes over 100, the vote of the town I being estimated at 825. As the vote of j a place is generally regarded as a good | basis upon which the population can be \ estimated it will be seen by the vote ) polled last week in the following towns i I that Freeland is not at the foot of the ; I ladder. In Hazleton, 2052; Ashland, i 1307; Plymouth, 1270; Nanticoke, 925; Mauck Chunk, 679; Catasauqua, 671; Lehigh ton, 619; Lansford, 569; Weath erly, 559; Slatington, 553; Minersville, 515; Summit Hill, 489; East Maueli ('hunk, 394; Beaver Meadow, 345; Kings ton, 306; White Haven, 260; The Catholic Conference. | The conference of the Catholic priests of the Scranton Diocese was held at Scranton, and over 100 clergymen were present. Several matters relating to the church were discussed, and it was also decided to arrange and prepare for the proper celebration, on October 12, of the four hundredth anniversary of the discov ery of America by Columbus. This is a movement prompted by a true spirit of patriotism, and there can he no doubt but that that day will he celebrated throughout all the churches with the grandeur so eminently befitting the occa son. The bishop gave each priest pres ent power and authority to celebrate on that occasion the Muss of Thanksgiving. He instructed the pastors and assistants to consult and arrange for the proper celebration of the day. A committee of fifteen priests has been appointed to make arrangements for the celebration l>v Bishop O'Hara in December next of the fiftieth anniversary of his consecra tion as a priest, and the twenty-fifth j anniversary of his consecration as a ' bishop. It was decided to hold the next conference on April 20, 1893. Report of tlie Coal Trade. The coal trade in the Lehigh region ' seems to he in a very poor condition at present, considering the season of the year. Several of the collieries in this j vicinity have been working on almost 1 half-time of late, owing principally to a scarcity of cars. The Drifton collieries were idle on this account Saturday after noon, and at Highland the breakers very seldom work a full day. In fact, work has been so poor at the latter place that between and twenty fapiilies \ have removed from the town during the past month. Those who are so unfortu-1 nate as to he out of employment find j much difficulty in securing work of any kind, and taking the trade all the way j through it does not amount to much just now. The miners hereabouts do not ex pect to reap any benefit from the Read-! ing deal, which has practically placed the individual operatars under control of the great corporation, and the lethargic spirit which has taken possession of the men makes them indifferent as to who their master may he. Saloon Keeper in Trouble. Joseph Horwath, Sr., who recently went into the saloon business at the cor ner of Centre and Luzerne Streets, in j the Points, has discovered that there are I certain laws which people in that trade j are supposed to obey. From all accounts j Joe is built upon lines similar to the coal ; operators, and cares very little about laws, hut, unlike the coal operators, he ■ has been brought to a sudden stop in his I reckless violations, and while awaiting trial at Wilkes-Barre he can meditate upon the difference in running a saloon and keeping a butcher shop. On Tues day evening Charles Dusheck had him arrested upon the charges of running a gambling house and selling intoxicants to a minor. Joe could not disprove the allegations, neither could he find anyone who could furnish SBOO bail for his ap pearance at court, and Constable Quigley escorted him yesterday to the county jail* Disobeying the Law. Carter & Co., of Beaver Meadow, and the Mill Creek Coal Company, of New Boston, have joined Hayden & Co., of Jeanesville, in their refusal to comply j with the semi-monthly pay law. There | was a report current here this week that Markle & Co. will also resume the monthly system, hut no official notice has yet been given by the firm. The feeling here is that if the companies of the North Side attempt to go back to monthly payments a test case should be made. Hazleton merchants are con demned for their cowardice in allowing Haydon & Co. to inaugurate the move ment in that section. Preparing for the 17tli. Committees have been appointed by nearly all the Catholic societies of St. Ann's Parish to make arrangements for the annual parade here on St. Patrick's Day. It is probable that the observance of the day this year will he on a larger scale than at any time previous. The Garibaldi Society, St. John's Hungarian Society, St. Kasimer's Society, Kosciusko Guards, St. Michael's Greek Society, he sides the usual number of Irish Catholic organizations, will participate. The gen eral committee intends to make a display befitting the anniversary of the famous , saint. IlaHe Rail In Jeanesville. Jeanesville proposes to turn out a base , hall team this season which they expect will he fully competent to clip the laurels from all others in the surrounding coun ties. The management have retained ; many of last season's players. Brady, Anderson and another young man named Keys, of Pittsburg, will he on hand when the season opens. Haves will return on April 1. and, all consider ed, the team will be a strong one. The park will be enclosed and a small admis sion charged. Cure for the Grip. La grippe is prevented and cured by the timely and persistent use of N. H. Downs' Elixir. During the prevalence of la grippe two years ago the sale of j Downs' Elixir was enormous, and the cases in which the disease was broken i up on the start by its faithful use were I numbered by thousands. Be sure and j get the Elixir on the first appearance of I j the disease, and persevere in taking it; ' until cured. NEWS OF THE WEEK. Paragraphs From Freeland and Nearby Towns. 1 LITTLE ONES OF INTEREST ABOUT ! PEOPLE YOU KNOW AND THINGS YOU WISH TO HEAR—SHORT NOTES FOR IIURRIEI) READERS. j "Dear Irish Boy" to-morrow night. I Next. Wednesday is the beginning of i I j Lent. Third annual ball of the Tigers on ! j Monday evenings. • Meyers, the jeweler, does repairing in ! J first-class style. Try him. ! The mud on the streets of Freeland on ' ; Monday made the town resemble the } ! "city" of Hazleton. t, j Samuel Harleman, poor director-elect, ! is seriously ill and has been removed to the Bethlehem Hospital. I Amandus Oswald is preparing to erect a large three-story brick building at the ' corner of Front and Centre Streets. i A lengthy editorial in the Philadelphia f Record yesterday upon the P. 0. S. of t j A. created much comment around town. \ I A contract has been given to King & _ Co. to do considerable stripping near ' : Eckley. It will require several years to | | finish the work. . I Do you know that re liable watches and ? | handsome jewelry can he bought cheaper r' of R. E. Meyers than anywhere else in r | the State? It is a fact. ' j Louis Jester, of Wilkes-Barre, and Cal . McCarty, of Philadelphia, ha\e signed articles for a 25-round glove fight for ■ SISOO. It will take place in April. ' The saloon now occupied by Neice I McCole is offered for rent. Possession J I given on April 1. Apply at the premises, corner of Walnut and Pine Streets. ! ! The removal of the Donop homestead I | from the centre of the estate to its new foundation on Front Street was complet-1 ed this week by Contractor Cunnius. ; The picnic season of 1892 in Freeland 1 : promises to beat even the great record of ! last year. The Firemen's Park has 1 ! been rented for several dates already. B. F. Mooney, Wilkes-Barre represen tative of the Plain Speaker , has resigned ! 1 to accept a position with the National Building and Loan Association, at Scran ton. | Four carloads of Hungarians arrived j at Hazleton, direct from New York, on 1 i Tuesday. They were distributed among 1 the different collieries of the region yes- j | terday. Rev. Allan Morton, of Kingston, will j preach to the Welsh Baptist congrega tion in Donop's Hall next Sunday. Ser vices at 2 and 6P. M. Sunday School at 10.30 A.M. Deputy Sheriff Donaugby, of Hazleton, who disappeared mysteriously six weeks ago, arrived at Bethlehem on Monday night from Mobile. His mind is still considerably affected. The Game Club will meet at Jas. J. j | Ward's gallery to-morrow evening. The I president requests every member to at ; tend, as important matters will be brought up at the meeting. Rt. Rev. Bishop O'Hara has issued a circular letter to the priests of the diocese of Scranton appealing for assist ance for the suffering people of the fam ! ine affected districts of Russia. The contractors of town are busily en gaged in preparing estimates for people who wish to have their properties re modeled, and tliey are also giving figures on tiie cost of several new buildings. Rev. Anthony Schwarze, one of the oldest German Catholic priests in the ' country, died on Monday in Minersville, ! aged 86 years. He was ordained 60; years ago, and was pastor at Minersville I for 24 years. It is stated that Condy O'Donnell, of j Drifton, will be a candidate for the ! : Democratic nomination of Representa ! tive next summer. Condy is one of the men who helped to engineer the big! ; victory in Foster last week. ! The members of the ladies' council of j 1 the Legion of Honor and a number of invited guests held a ball and banquet at the Central Hotel last evening. The affair was well-conducted and the ladies scored another social success. John Brady and Miss Nina McGinnis, and James Lyons and Miss Julia Lyons, who eloped two weeks ago from their homes in Luzerne, this county, have re turned their parents' roofs. Their money gave out. They are all under 21 years i of age. I The Pottsville and Minersville Electric i Railway Company, with a capital of j SIOO,OOO, was granted a charter yester- j day. Operations will he begun at once. ! The charter for the Freeland and Subur ban Electric Railway Company has not j yet been granted. St. Patrick's Cornet Band and a num ber of young men from here attended > the ball of St. Gabriel's Band at Hazle- I ; ton Friday evening. DePierro's Or chestra and several others were at an j amateur dramatic performance in White Haven the same night. Three thousand three hundred tons of tlour and provisions constituted the cargo ; of the Indiana, which left Philadelphia on Monday bound for Russia, where j i many are dying of starvation. It is one of the largest cargoes ever sent across ; the Atlantic, and will be followed by an | other soon. An Ode to Departed Power. There was a director named Long, Supposed by some folk to be strong; The plain rules of courtesy he failed to heed ! And boss'd the school board on the plan of Tom Reed. The people "caught on" and iu fury arose— On a short-sighted school board mined terrific j blows; I Defeated by sixty, poor Jim's out of joint, | Ills man got snowed under, though strong at the Points. j Tom Evans! Tom Evans! Thou master of lore, I Teach Heberton urchins as you've done of I yore; I Vote straight prohibition—don't fret for thy school— | The pedagogue's a freeman when Democrats rule, P. DUFK, • FREELAND OPERA HOUSE FOWLER & BOYLE, Lessees and Managers. Friday, February 26. GUS. REYNOLDS in the Picturesque Irish Drama, THE DEAREEEE ==IRISH BOY by Dan McCarthy. PRODUCED WITH ELABORATE SCENERY, MECHANICAL EFFECTS and PROPERTIES. I New Songs, New Dunces, New Music. The best Irish comedy-drama ever j written. Produced by a company i of unexceptional strength. Regular Prices, 35 and 50 Cts. Reserved Scuts on suIV three days in advance of date at Ferry \ Christy's Book Store, Centre Street, opposite the Brick. COTTAGE HOTEL, Cor. of Main and Washington Streets, MATT SIEGER. Prop. Having leased the above hotel and furnished it in the best style. J am prepared to eater to the wants of the traveling public. GOOD STABLING ATTACHED. ZKHEXJXJIMLEIR'S celebrated world-renowned Pianos and Organs are the FINEST IN THE MARKET. For catalogue, etc., apply or address W. H. VORSTEG, 20 West Main Street, Freeland, Pa. Insurance and Collections. nISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.—No tice is hereby given that the partnership lately subsisting between Frank P. Malloy and Matthew McGettrick, of Foster Township, Lu zerne County, Pennsylvania, trading under the firm name of Malloy & McGettrick, dealers in groceries and provisions, was dissolved on the 20th day of February. A. D. 1892, by mutual consent. All debts owing to the said partner ship are to be received by the said Frank P. Malloy, and all demands on the said partner- j ship are to be presented to him for payment I The business will be continued by Frank P. Mulloy at the same place. FRANK P. MALLOY, Feb. 24, 1892. MATTHEW MCGETTRICK. VTOTICE.—The auditors of Foster Township IN will meet at 10 A. M., Monday, March It, 1892, at the residence of Francis Biennan, Cen tre Street, Freeland, for the purpose of audit ing the accounts of the tax collector, treasurer and supervisors for the year 1801-92. FRANK DEVER, PATRICK FERRY, \ Au tors. Foster Township, February 24,1892. FOR EH ' A* j And Hardware of Every Description. REPAIRING DONE ON SHORT NOTICE. We are prepared to do roofing and spouting in the most improved manner and at reasonable rates. We have the choicest line of miners' goods in Freeland. Our mining oil, selling at 20, 25 and 30 cents per gallon, cannot he surpasssed. Samples sent to anyone on application. Fine Stock of Guns and Ammunition. Q\RKQtGK'S, CENTRE STREET, FREELAND, PA. SI.OO PER YEAR. JOHN D. HAYES, Attorney-at-Law and Notary Public. Legal business of all kinds promptly attended. Room 3, 2d Floor, Birkbeck Brick. M. HALPIN ' Manufacturer of Carriages. Buggies. Wagons, &c. Cor. Walnut anil Pine Streets, Freeland. ORION STROH, Attorney and Counselor at Law. AND Justice of the Peace. Office Rooms No. 31 Centre Street, Freeland. DANIEL J. KENNEDY, DEALKH IN ! FINE CIGARS AND TOBAC CO, TEMPERANCE DRINK, CONFEC TIONERY, ETC. Centre Street, Freeland, Pa. (I. A. SOLT, Plumber and Steam Fitter. I have just received an excellent stock of Stoves and Tinware. Estimates given on contract rooting and spouting. Repairing Promptly Attended to. Centre Street, Freeland, Pa. JOHN SCHNEE, CARPET WEAVER, SOUTH HEBERTON. All kinds of carpet, double and single, manufactured at short notice and at lowest rates FRANCIS BRENNAN, 151 South Centre Street, Freeeland. (Near the L. V. R. R. Depot.) The bar is stocked with the choicest brands of liquors, Beer, Porter, Ale, and TEMPERANCE DRINK. The finest kind of CIGARS KEPT IN STOCK.