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RARE GEMS IX BOOKS.
LITERARY TREASURES IN THE ASTOR LIBRARY IN NEW YORK. VoluiucH Tliut Are Storehouses of Scholar ship and Arc Worth Small Fortunes. Ancient Illustrations in Priceless Manu scripts. Even many otherwise well informed people are not aware that the public li braries of this city contain some of the choicest literary gems extant—books for which wealthy bibliophiles have offered fabulous sums. If New York is not the literary center of America, then books immense in number, rare in antiquity and almost priceless in value are not factors in the competition. There are thirty-four public libraries in New York, and the number and value of the volumes within their walls have grown so rapidly that Paris, Munich and even London will be surpassed in their library collections if the present growth continues. The day when the citizen of New Am sterdam was content to sit outside his door, drink beer, smoke, grow fat and die in the firm belief that he had enjoyed life, has given way to an entirely differ ent state of affairs. Twenty-five years ago one public li brary collection was considered sufficient to meet the demands of every class, call ing or profession. Today nine institu tions can be picked out, each one of which is patronized by a single class. The Astor is the richest of all our li braries. One million dollars' worth of books repose upon its shelves, but not without frequent disturbance. From fifty to 100 studious men and women are delving into the enchanting mysteries of some favorite theme every day that the reading rooms are open to the public. The library contains nearly $200,000 worth of rare books and manuscripts, which are seldom allowed to go into the hands of the public, Perhaps the largest and finest single volume in New York may be found there. If any one thinks that the contemporaries of Shakespeare and Milton would marvel at the superb product of modern illustrators he is very much mistaken. Nothing has been pro duced in the last century that can equal, much less rival, the illustrations in a Seventeenth century manuscript entitled "Antiphonale." It contains 228 pages of vellum, adorned by 272 small and 53 large miniatures in the highest, style of the French art of that day. Some of its illustrations have been attributed to Le Brun, the great painter of the time of Louis XIV. The larger paintings for the most part are scenes from the Scrip tures appropriate to the various church festivals, and many of the initial letters which accompany the stanzas are illumined in a stylo wholly unknown at the present day. This volume, bound in purple morocco, with gilt mountings and ornamented with the flower-de-luce, was designed for the coronation of Charles V. At a public sale it would easily com mand several thousand dollars. Another valuable work is Sylvester's "Universal Paleography," in two vol umes, containing upward of 300 finely executed facsimiles of mediaeval works of art. This sumptuous work is said to have cost the sum of £20,000 for its exe cution alone. Among other rarities is a copy of the first letter written by Chris topher Columbus after he discovered America. There are only six copies of these in existence. The letter consists of only four leaves, but at a London auction sale in 1872 it brought S7OO. Another rare volume to be found only in this library is Lloyd's "History of Columbia, Now Called Wales," pub lished in 1054. It contains the legendary narrative of the expedition of Prince Modoc and a Welsh company that voy aged to America prior to Columbus, but never returned. Many foreigners have sent to this country for abstracts from this rare volume. The earliest known editions of Ptole my's geography repose on the shelves of the Astor. The dates on their title pages range from 1478 to 1021. There is also a superb specimen of the "Biblia Sacra Latina" of 1462, the first edition of the Bible bound in old crimson inorocco, with gilt edges, which is worth SIO,OOO. In side the covers are the names of those "immortal printers," Johann Faust and Peter Schaffer. The oldest polyglot | edition of the Scriptures, executed at the order of Cardinal Ximenes, which cost 50,000 ducats in gold and fifteen years for its preparation, is also at the j Astor. The oldest manuscript of all is the "Lectiones Evangeliis," printed on vellum and containing whole pages of illuminations. This manuscript was executed by the monks in A. D. 1470, 1 and is almost priceless in value. No other library in America possesses such a treasure. Next in point of antiquity is John Wyclif's English version of the New Testament, written in 1390, and containing the autobiography of Hum phrey, duke of Gloucester. There are j also two rich Persian manuscripts of the j Fifteenth century, besides manuscripts j of more recent date. Several competent Egyptologists, } among them the late Miss Amelia B. Edwards, who inspected the collection j during her visit to this city, have pro nounced the library especially ricli in oriental works. The great work of James Audubon on the "Birds of Ameri ca," consisting of four volumes, would probably bring $5,000. Elliott's Indian Bible, dated 1661, the first Bible printed in America; the Geneva, or the Breeches Bible of 1560; a copy of the papal bull ' against Luther, 1520; rare Siamese manuscripts, and the valuable and in teresting collection of autograph letters from emperors, poets, statesmen, presi- ( dents, soldiers and authors are included in this collection.—New York Herald. I A Sunday Suit. Mr. Constant Squabbler—What kind i of a suit do you think 1 had better get for Sundays? Mrs. C. S.—Well, if you want one to match your usual Sunday disposition, you had better get a pepper and salt suit, —Exchange. 'J he Pronunciation of A Nam*. Now that John Philip Sousa has lo cated in Chicago we think it proper to correct a growing misapprehension as to the correct pronunciation of his name. A certain wealthy and cultured and in fluential society faction on the South Side call him Souse-er, and at the Chi cago club it is seriously argued that the eminent musician was called to this city not only in recognition of his genius and talents, but also and especial ly because it was fancied that his name, identified with music development here would stand as an enduring tribute !<> one of the greatest industries in the packing house quarter of our civiliza tion. About the only joke that Phil Armour ever cracked was when he put this conundrum to a group of friends the other evening, "Why am I like the leader of our famous band?" Marshall Field (who is a sly wag)— Because you blow your own horn—ha ha. ha! Mr. Armour—No. George M. Pullman (somewhat of n Humorist himself) —Because ho lives by a baton and you live by abattoir. Mr. Armour (wearily)—No, no! N. K. Fairbank (always subtle)—Be cause he tries hard to please and you try lard to please. Mr. Armour —You aro all wrong. Omnes— We give it up. Mr. Armour—Then 1 will tell you why I am like the leader of our famous band. It's because I am a souser too! Marshall Field—But you ain't; you're an Armour. George M. Pullman—That's so; Marsh all's right; you're an Armour—you ain't a Sousa I Mr. Armour—But don't you see? He is a Sousa and I am a souser too! 1 make souse—l'm a souser—see? So we are both Sousas! Marshall Field—Oh, oh, y-a-as; by George, that's a good one! Has Higin botham heard it? in spite of Mr. Armour's pretty wit and in spite of South Side usages, Mr. Sousa's name is not correctly pronounced Souse-er; the correct pronunciation of the name is as if the name were spelled S-o-o-s-a-h, with the accent upon the pe nult. —Chicago News-Record. Brokers Have Fun with u Governor. it is a barren subject out of which Wall street fails to get some fun. Gov ernor Flower's opinion that Friday, Oct. 21, was not a legal holiday had in it too much serious meaning not to invite bur lesque. Raillery came thick and fast after it had fairly started, especially when it seemed to be settled that the governor had put his foot in it. By Wednesday night the fun lovers decided that the governor deserved sympathy on the ground that he was the only man in the land who would work Friday. Tele grams in this strain multiplied Thurs day, and when business ended that day messages enough were put on the wire to make the day certainly one of labor for the governor's secretary. Besides telegrams purely sympathetic, some of the senders demanded that the governor stand firm for state sovereignty against the national decree; others of fered recruits to the "corporal's guard of Friday laborers." One of the senders expressed the hope that the close of Fri day would not find the governor "a drooping Flower."—New York Times. A Holiday Triumph. 1 heard today of an original wager made by a number of Harvard students. One of them was willing to back him self to any amount that he could eat forty griddle cakes within three hours. The others took him up to the amount of forty dollars, and went to a certain restaurant on Newspaper row on Co lumbus Day to do the feat. Eighteen cakes were disposed of at the first sit- ; ting, then the man went for a walk of : thirty minutes. Upon returning he ate fifteen more. His stomach then rebelled, I but seven cakes remained to bo eaten. A largo crowd had collected by this time, vastly interested in so unnatural an experiment. But the Harvard man, although receiving much good humored advice, followed his own line of experi mentation. The chairs were cleared for a rush to the street at intervals, and he finished the seven, two at a time, then three, having eaten the forty in 2 ;1 , hours. He was living and well when last heard from.—Boston Record. A Delayed Photograph. i The most surprised man at the late Grand Army encampment at Washing ton was Postmaster John B. Emery, of j Williamsport. When Sir. Emery was at the front in 1802 he had a photograph taken of himself and mailed to his mother. She never received it, and the picture was long since forgotten. Dur ing the encampment the postmaster was | naturally interested in the dead letter j office. There is there a collection of | several thousand photographs that have failed to reach their owners, and while looking over them Mr. Emery was as j tonished to find his own among them. ! By unwinding the necessary amount of I red tape the postmaster established his ! claim to the photograph, and it was sent ' to him a few days ago.—Washington I Letter. A lluco of Giants in Old Gaul. ! In the year 1890 some human bones of 1 enormous size, double the ordinary in fact, were found in the tumulus of Cas telnau (Herault), and have since been carefully examined by Professor Kiener, who, while admitting that the bones aro those of a very tall race, nevertheless finds them abnormal in dimensions and apparently of morbid growth. They un doubtedly reopen the question of the "giants" of antiquity, but do not furnish j sufficient evidence to decide it.—London Globe. Canada's Muskmolon. The tnuskmelon season has just closed j in Canada. The Montreal market shows • some of the finest canteloupes raised anywhere. The wagons of the inhabit ants stand about the Nelson monument, j piled high with splendid fruit. The warm lands along the St. Lawrence produce them beautifully. They beat ' Hackensaok. — New Vork Recorder. A TREASURED COAT. IT WAS SLASHED BY WILKES BOOTH WHILE RUNNING AWAY. The Coat Wan Worn by the Leader ol the Orchestra the Night Lincoln Wa> Assassinated—A New Story About un Historic Tragedy. William Withers, Jr., is the quiet j man who leads the ochestra at the Cali- j fornia theater, and when not marshal- J ing his musicians is writing music in I his room at the Brooklyn hotel. He is so retiring that few can claim to know him well, although his musical genius has for thirty-five years given him stand ing among the composers and leaders of the country. Mr. Withers is fifty-five years old now, yet looks to be not more than forty, and would appear even younger except foi an episode that occurred iui the evening of April 14, 186.1, at Forfi's theater in Washington. That evening Withers al most had the unpleasant distinction of being murdered by Wilkes Booth aftei the latter had fired the fatal shot at President Lincoln and was rushing mad ly from the stage to an entrance where a confederate had a horse in waiting. Mr. Withers' uiost valued treasure is a dress coat, now in part destroyed by the moth that corrupts all wool, but on the hack of the coat can be plainly seen two clean cut slits, made with a sharp edge. One, high np, as though a stroke for the wearer's neck, had missed it by a little and descended upon the gar ment. The other cut, nearly over the center of the space under which the wearer'B right shoulder blade would he, is longer but equally well defined, and made with the same sharp steel. Wilkes Booth made both these slits, and the wonder is that his victim was not fatally slashed, instead of being only nicked through the upper cut. The coat was new when Mr. Withers put it on to lead the orchestra on the oc casion of Abraham Lincoln's visit to the play, hiit the coat has never been worn since, so great was the sentimental de votion of the musician to the great man who won for friends all who came to know him. Every one knows tho story of Lin coln's assassination while sitting in an upper box of Ford's theater enjoying "Our American Cousin," but few have learned what occurred just after Booth had tired the cowardly shot, because William Withers is the only man who can tell the story, and he does not often do it. "Whenthe fatal shot was fired," he says, "1 thought some property man had fired a pistol. Just then I heard a heavy fall on the stago and the people began to yell: 'Hang himP 'Lynch him!' 'Stop hiuil' and I saw a man running across the stage toward me. When he got near 1 saw his eyes were almost starting from his head and there was the moßt fearful expression on his face I ever saw. "1 recognized Wilkes Booth and at i that instant he put down his head and came rushing on, saying: 'Let me pass! let me pass!' "I was standing where X could not move much, the passage was so narrow. He came on and when he got near struck me with a bowie knife and kept saying. 'Let me pass!' I felt the cut and turned a little. Then he struck the knife into me again near the back of my neck and I fell. When I was down he rushed to the stago door, grasped the knob with both hands and dragged the door open. I saw 'Peanut' John standing outside holding a bay horse. Then Booth pulled the door shut. "Very soon Detective Stewart ran over me and out of the door after Booth. The crowd came upon the stage and grabbed me and wanted to bang mo right there, but some who knew me shouted that I was not the man. I was arrested, however, and taken to jail, when Mayor Wallack examined me. "I thought I "was severely cut, but when I took off my clothes I found that the knife had only pierced my clothing and cut the skin a little. The cuts were ; tis clean as though a razor had made them, and 1 have never understood how I escaped. The knife was found in front of the patent office, where Booth had J dropped it as he rode away after the murder. j "I had seen Booth before the show j standing near the Tenth street entrance to the theater, and after the performance began saw him again standing against the rear wall of the parquet circle, and I then noted'that lie had gone into the balcony. After President Lincoln came in Booth stole do wn the balcony until he could look through a hole that had been bored in the box door and locate the president exactly. Then he had opened the door a little, taken careful aim and fired the fatal shot. He burst through the box and jumped fourteen feet to the \ stage. "It was such an experience as I never wish to have again. It made me sick for weeks, and 1 get excited uow when 1 think of it. 1 taught little 'Tad' Lincoln to play the drum, and was always kindly treated by the president. The whole shooting and escape were done in a few seconds and unexpectedly. Booth had evidently made his plan carefully, and was prepared to resort to any means to avoid arrest, I keep that old. coat now, and value it more than everything else 1 have."—San Francisco Examiner. SatUllcd with a Monarchy. A schoolmaster was so enthusiastic over politics that he began to give les sons on them to his class. Ho did not get on very well at first, but at length the scholars began to have a tolerable j idea of the subject. j "Now, Johnnie," the schoolmaster asked in the course of one lecture, "would you rather have a republic or the present form of government?" "Tile present form of government," J replied Johnnie. | "Why would you rather have the present form of government?" . "Because I shouldn't get a holiday on the queen's birthday if it was a repub lic."—London Tit-Bits. PLEASURE CALENDAR. December 30—Eleventh annual ball of St. Ann's T. A. 15. Pioneer Corps at I'reeland opera house. Admission, 50 cents. December 31—Ball of Kosciusko Benefi cial Society, at Freeland opera house. Music by Polish orchestra. Admis sion, 50 cents. January o—First Slavonian masquerade ball, at Freeland opera house. Admis sion, 50 cents. January 18 and 19—Tea party and oyster supper, under the auspices of Owena Council, No. 47, Degree of Pocohontas, at Cottage hotel hall. Tickets, 25 cents. January 21—Ball of Assembly No. 5, National Slavonian Society, at Freeland opera house. Admission, 25 cents. January 23—Fourth annual ball of the Tigers Athletic Club, at Freeland opera house. Admission, 50 cents. The EchA Organ and Electricity* The echo organ is something that the most unmusical can appreciate. It is part of the great organ, and Htill re moved from it. Sometimes it is put in the loft between the ceiling and the roof, but the best authorities recommend that it be kept in a room built expressly for it well up toward the ceiling, with openings to permit the sound to reach the auditorium, but always higher than the main organ, because its voice fol lows the dying notes of the great organ like an echo, and the best effect is given when the echo descends, as though it were the answering voice of angels. There is such an echo organ in Grace church, and a great one is building in this city for All Saints' Catholic church, at One Hundred and Twenty-ninth street and Fourth avenue. The beautiful idea of the echo organ is not new, for there is one in the great Harlem organ, which was built in 1735, but the use of electricity for play ing the echo organ is new, and it is the only way in which the echo organ can be used to perfection without an en tirely separate organ and organist. With the electrical keyboard the organist plays the echo organ from the keyboard of the great organ, both together if de sired, but usually separately. One of the first electric action organs built in this country was exhibited at the Ameri can institute fair in 1869. It was made in this city.—New York Times. When Baby was sick, we gave her Castoria.' "When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria. "When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria. When she bad Children, sho gave them Castoria. Old newspapers for sale. SPECIAL HOLIDAY SALE! Here is the place to find u MAMMOTH STOCK OF II AUG A INS suitable at this season. THOUSANDS OF PRETTY NOVELTIES. ! Ladies' Coats, Furs, Gloves, Cups, Hats, Underwear, J[osiery, Dress Patterns, Corsets, Linens, Trimmings, Etc., Etc. Cluldrens' and Infants' Goods In great variety, and a storeroom filled with the prettiest sort of useful and ornamentui goods that you will want during the holidays. SPLENDID SOUVENIR GIFTS to all persons pur '* chasing to the amount of $1 and over. MRS. B. A. CRIMES. Centre street, - Below Front, - Freeland. REPORT OF THE CONDITION The Citizens' Bank of Freeland, Lu/.ernc County, Pennsylvania, at the close of business, Novemberlßo2. RESOURCES. Cash on hand $ 11,502 15 Cheeks and other cash Items 198 01 Due from Imnksund hunkers 11,808 18 Loans and discounts 85,190 99 Investment securities 69,260 05 Real estate, furniture and fixtures... 1,008 87 Ovrnlrults 550 00 Current expenses and taxes paid 240 42 Miscellaneous assets 10 40 8179,889 12 LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid in 8 50,000 00 Surplus fund 1,250 00 Undivided profits 1,884 90 Deposits subject to cheek... 122,877 02 Cashiers' cheeks nutst'iiding 128 07 Due to hanks and bankers. 8,121 04 Dividends unpaid IHB 75 Miscellaneous liabilities 408 08 State of Pennsylvania, County of Luzerne, ss: I. 11. It. Davis, cashier of the above-named bank, do solemnly swear that the above state ment is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. 11. It. Davis, cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before me this eighth day of December, 1802. John I). Hayes, notary public. Correct—attest: John Smith, 1 Charles Dusheek, V Directors. John M. Powell. \ WE TELL YOU 1 nothing ucw when we state that it pays to engage I in a permanent, most healthy and pleuauut oust- I nogs, that returns a profit for every day's work. I Such is the business we offer the working class. , We teach them how to make money rapidly, and fniiirautee every one who follows our instructions aitlifully the making of #BOO.OO a month. Every one who takes hold now and works will surely and speedily increase their earnings; there cun te no question about it; others uow at work . are doing it, and you, reader, can do the same flits is the best paying business that you have ever had the chance to secure. You will make a | grave mistake if you fall to give it a trial at once. If you grasp the situation, and act quickly, you will directly find yourself in a most prosperous business, at which you can surely make and save large sums of money. The results of only a few • hours' work will often equal a week's wages. Whether you are old or young, man or woman, it makes no difference, do as we tell you, and sue- I cess will meet you at the very sturt. Neither 1 experience or capital necessary. Those who work for us are rewarded. Why not write to-day for full purticulurs, free ? E. C ALLEN St CO., Box No 4*40, Augusta, Me. CHURCH DIRECTORY. Bhthbl baptist. Ridgo and Walnut Streets. Rev, C. A. Spaulding, Pastor. Bunday School 10 00 AM Gospel Temperance 2 30 P M Preaching 6 00 P M 11 EA VEN LY RECR U ITS. X L Centre Street, above Chestnut. Rev. Charles Brown, Pastor. Morning Service 10 00 A M Sunday School 2 00 P M ' Love Feast 815 P M Preaching 7 30 P M JEDDO METHODIST EPISCOPAL. In charge of Rev. E. M. Chilcoat. Sunday School 200 P M Preaching 7 00 P M gT. ANN'S ROMAN CATHOLIC. Rev. M. J. Fallihee, Pastor; Rev. F. P. MeNally, Curate. Low Mass 8 00 A M High Muss 10 80 A M Sunday School 2 00 P M Vespers 4 00 P M Muss on Weekdays 7 00 A M ST. JAMES' EPISCOPAL* South and Washington Streets. Rev. A. J. Kuehn, Pastor. Sunday School 1 80 P M Prayer and Sermon 7 00 P M OT. JOHN'S REFORMED. O Walnut and Washington Streets. Rev. H. A. Benner, Pastor. Sunday School , 9 00 A M German Service 10 80 A M Praise Meeting 7 00 PM English Sermon 7 80 P M Prayer und teachers' meeting every Saturday evening at 7.45 o'clock. QT. KASIMER'S POLISH CATHOLIC. LD Ridge Street, above Carbon. Rev. Joseph Mazotas, Pastor. Mass 9 00AM Vespers 4 00 P M Mass on Weekdays 7 30 AM QT. LUKE'S GERMAN LUTHERAN. kJ Main and Washington Streets. Rev. A. Bcimuller, Pastor. Sunday School 9 00 AM German Service 10 00 A M Catechial Instruction 5 00 PM QT. MARY'S GREEK CATHOLIC. O Front and Fern Streets. Rev. Cirill Gulovich, Pastor. Low Mass 800 A M High Mass 10 80 A M Vespers 2 00 P. M rpRINITY METHODIST EPISCOPAL. X Birkbeek Street, South Heberton. Rev. E. M. Chilcoat, Pastor. Preaching 1000 A M Sunday School 2 00 P M Prayer and Class Meeting 7 00 P M Epworth Leugue meets every Sunday even ing at 6.00 o'clock. WELSH BAPTIST. Donop's Hall) Walnut and Ridge Streets. Sunday School 10 80 AM Pruyer Meeting 600 PM POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS. JjNJR CONSTABLE CHARLES SAULT, of Five Points. Subject to the decision of the Democratic nominating convention of Foster township. ' rpOR SUPERVISOR JOHN METZGER, of East Foster. Subject to the decision of the Democratic nominating convention of Foster township. JDX)R SUPERVISOR JOHN O'DONNELL, of Eckley. Subject to the decision of the Democratic nominating convention' of Foster township. EpOR TAX COLLECTOR CONRAD BREHM, of Upper Leliigh. Subject to the decision of the Democratic nominating convention of Foster township. TjX)R SALE.—One house, 24x34 feet; stable, X 20x20 feet; lot, 25 feet front; also good will and fixtures of saloon. Michael Welsh, Five Points, Freeland. 77H3R SALE.—Two lots situated on east side X I of Washington street, between Luzerne and Carbon streets, Five Points. Apply to Patrick McFuddeu, Eckley, or T. A. Buckley, Freeland. T)lDS.—Bids will be received up to December D 15, 1892, by the Foster township school board, for the sale of No. 2 Buck Mountain school house, situated between Eckley and Buck Mountain. Bids must he sent to the secretary of the hoard, Thomas Mcilugh, Jeddo, Pa. Jj'Oß SALE.—A two-story frame shingle-roof X dwelling house on Burton's Hill, lately occupied by Jenkiu Giles; the lot is 65 feet wide and 150 feet deep; it is ull improved and has many fine fruit trees growing thereon. Also a lot 31x150 feet ou the west side of Centre street, above Chestnut. Titles Guaranteed. Apply to John D. Hayes, attoruoy-at-law. "PEOTECTI COST or FREE TIR-A-ZDE." 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In Underwear you can buy boys' extra heavy random wool underwear, sizes 2-1 to 36, at 25 cents each, actually worth 40 cents. Ladies' heavy ribbed merino vests at 25 cents. Men's extra heavy scarlet and white mixed woolen under shirts at 45 cents each, reduced from 75. In the Overcoat Department And in the ladies' and children's coat department we have a, much larger assortment now than ever and guarantee we can give better values for your money tluyi you can procure anywhere else in town. Our Shoe Department We are continually receiving new goods, and have just re ceived 200 pairs of children's buttoned school shoes with sole leather tips and a solid shoe throughout. The actal value of ( these shoes is $1.25 a pair, but our price will be 75 cents. We have received also 150 pairs of ladies' line Dongola shoes, in button or lace, plain and patent leather trimmed, which we will sell at $1.50 a pair; this is fully 75 cents less than they are actually worth. Our entire stock we will sell at very low prices. CALL AND SECURE SOME OF THE BARGAINS offered during this great money saving sale at Htph'". 1 *s e v.' s BARGAIN EMforiua in the P. 0. S. of A. Building, Freeland, Pa, Aft irlt(l<|un He I;K FOK Ul And Hardware of Every Description. BEPAIRi'NG DONE ON SHORT NOTICE | We are prepared to do roofing and spouting in the most improved manner and at reasonable rates. We have the I choicest line of miners' goods in Freeland. Our mining oil, selling at 2'o, 25 and .30 cents per gallon, cannot be surpasssed. Samples sent to anyone on application. Guns, Ammunition and Sporting' Goods. BIRKBECK'S, CENTRE STREET, FREELAND, PAv „