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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. \
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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.
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WITII DECEMBER COMES
ANOTHER SPLENDID OPPORTUNITY
for yon to prepare yourself for the winter
WITH WHATEVER YOU MAY NEED IN THE LINE OF
Wearing Apparel
by attending
MIME Mr HIMII Salt.'
• Have just received several large consignments of
winter goods which makes our assortment of Ladies'
Misses' and Children's Coats, Men's and Boys' Over
coats, Underwear, Gloves, Boots, Shoes, Furnishing
Goods of all descriptions, Blankets, Comfortables, Ilats,
Caps and Notions larger and more complete than ever,
which we offer at PRICES LOWER THAN EVER .
BEFORE HEARD OF.
In Our Flannel Departmant
We are now selling extra heavy mining flannel at 25 cents 4
per yard, which was never sold before under 35 cents.
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
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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 „

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