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PUBLISHED EVERY M'.NDAY AMD TDCHSDAY. TIIOS. A. BUCKLEY, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. OFFICE: Main .Street > iov.: Ce.ntke. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. One Year $• 50 Six Months 75 Four Months 60 Two Months 85 Subscribers are requested to observe the date following the name on the labels of their PHjera. ily referring to this they can tell at a glance how they stand on the books In this office. For Instance: Grover Cleveland 28June04 means that Grover is paid Up to June 28, 1894. Keep the figures in advance of the present date. Report promptly to this office when your paper is not received. All arrearages must be paid when paper is discontinued, or collection will le made In the manner provided by law. FREELAND, PA., MARCH 8, 1894. Future Policy of Ireland's Friends. v With the retirement of Gladstone as 1 prime minister of Great Britain it is to , be hoped that the world will hear consid- < erably less of the "Irish question" for the future. For years and years the people in every portion of the globe who love justice and liberty have been kept in suspense by the false promises of Gladstone and other men liigli in British politics. These apostles of hypoc risy have time and again assured the people of Ireland of their support and desire to aid them, but their promises were as insincere as any that men ever made. Deluded, as the Irish and many I of their sympathizers were by the hopes 1 of obtaining "Home Rule," the British 1 government could afford to carry on its I contemptible warfare against the little island, feeling secure that the victims and their friends would not resist while there was some hope of gaining by legis lation one point from their oppressors. f l he folly of relying upon false friend ship is now plain to all who are interest ed in the question, and henceforth not one cent of money or one word of sym pathy should be wasted upon any plan or programme for the relief of Ireland which may have as its object anything less than a complete surrender of the claims of British supremacy over the country it has shamefully treated for seven hundred years. Pleading, coaxing and common sense arguments for justice have no effect upon a government that has its hands stained with blood since the day it was strong enough to strike and torture a weaker nation; concession from such a degraded power must come through fear alone. Every point gained by Ireland in the last century was won by that means, not by parliamentarian eloquence or moral suasion, O'Connell's supposed victories not excepted; and every link in the chain that binds the island must be broken by force. Patting the lion on the head will never alleviate the suffer ings of the Irish people, but a blow at one of its vital organs will bring the stuffed monster to its senses every time. So let the "Irish question" drop from its present position in parliament. It annoys the whole world, for no matter what may he a man's nationality he is more or less interested in the struggles of his fellowmen, whether they be Irish or Zulus, and since the Irish will not be benefitted by the sops known as "Home ltule," even if it is ever granted, let them seek other means to avenge and redress their wrongs, pay no more homage to men of Gladstone's ilk, the worst enemy their country had in the nineteenth century, but study the his tories of their martyred ancestors and complete the work for which thousands of patriots sacrificed their lives. The power of Great Britain is more imaginary than real, and now, having seen the futility of accomplishing one? I single beneficial object by humbling themselves before the tyrants' throne, let those who profess friendship for the people who want liberty give their sup port and aid to the movement which has already secured for Ireland all it ever yet gained from Great Britain. "An Kcllpse of Virtue." "An Eclipse of Virtue," by Champion Bissell, is the striking title of a novel contained in the March number of "Tales From Town Topics." A rather startling exposition of the mysterious power of love is made in this story. We find a beautiful young widow of great fortune rejecting to some extent the devotion of an ardent young lover. She philoso phizes over the unwisdom of marrving him, although she lov eH him devotedly and then of a sudden she literally kid naps him, by drugging him and carrying liim away alone in her yacht. Their life together is ideal but fatal, and it only requires the appearance of a wild little native of the San Domingo to rob the widow of hercavilier. The little Cuban girl is the means of bringing the story to a tragic climax, and the reader is made to see the possible de spair that results from woman's deprav ity and man's deceit. The story is written in a brisk and daring style, and is accompanied an un usually bright collection of narratives, poems and witticisms culled from the pages of 7W/< Topic*. Town Topics Buublishing Co., 21 West 23d street, New York city. When Baby waa sick, wo gate her Castoria.' When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria. When she became Miss, she clung Castoria. When she had Children, she gave thein Castoria A REMARKABLE DOG. Thin St run bo Story It* S.tltl to It® True 1. Kvarf I'arlloulur. My grandfather once owned a dog that was u cross between a mastiff and Newfoundland. He was largo in size as the largest-mentioned breed, and in color that of an African lion, and strange to say, had a mane like one. Ilis eyes, also, had the Intelligent look of that animal. Mars was his name. He was noted for his almost human intelligence. He never was known to bark as dogs are wont to do,but, when angry, rattled his teeth by shaking his head violently, so that they could be heard at a distance. This he never did except as a warning, and woe unto the intruder that passed unheeding. His disposition was mild and even playful with those of the household, but friend or foe never ap proached the house unchallenged at night. Mars had a deep, sonorous voice, when he chose to let it out, which was very seldom; then it was more akin to a lion's roar than to any thing else earthly. He seemed to know instinctively what was his duty, and when and where his vigilance was needed. Our graud father, who was a clergy : man, was recommended to reside in the country on account of feeble health: hence the family retired for several years to a beautiful farm in AGAIN THE DOG LEAPED UP. Indiana. It was there that Mars' finest faculties were developed. His usual place at night was the larg4 barn tliat stood about four hundred yards from the dwelling. The master of the house had frequent occasions to he absent several days and nights. Without one word or sign from any one, during the nights on these occa sions, Mars would invariably lie across the threshold of grandmother's door, which opened out into a wide passage; but as soon as the master returned Mars resumed his usual place in the barn. Our grandfather was copartner iiv a dry goods establishment in the village, about a mile from his home. Our resided with him, was chief clerk. Mars was much attached to him and would frequently attend uncle there, then return. As evening ap proached he would go to the store, as if to guard him on his return. In win ter or in stormy weather, uncle would often ride on horseback to und from the place of business. One stormy winter evening, with i Mars, as usual, in waiting, he Imstily closed the store, locked the door, and leaped onto his horse to ride home. When Mars saw the horse wheeled for home, he jumped and gently held uncle by the pants. Thinking* that Mars was only glad at seeing him start, he shook him off and proceeded briskly on. ' Again the dog leaped up and rattled his teeth ominously. Uncle stopped. Mars gently wagged his tail and trotted a few steps back. Uncle pon dered as to what he meant. He knew the dog well enough to know that something was wrong; but what? With his eyes fixed on Mars, he slowly started again homeward. In an instant Mars arrested him as before. He then turned his horse's head and retraced his way toward the store; while Mars, full of apparent joy, ran on before, but still turning every moment to see if lie was followed. On they went. On com ing again in front of the store, uncle perceived at once the cause of the dog's strange actions: for, although he had locked the door, he had forgotten to take the key out. lie instantly dis mounted and secured the key; seeing which Mars ran homeward without further pause, but with a look of as sured content in his splendid eyes which uncle never forgot.—Chicago Field. A Curious California Wood. In Santa Clara county, Cal., there grows a weed called the rattlesnake weed. It is so named from the story that when rattlesnakes get to fighting and bite each other, this weed, if eaten by them, will prevent death It grows about six inches tall, hus a red stalk and slender leaves. On the top of the stalk comes a head of flowers, and the seeds of these flowers are said to be very annoying to one in passing through a mass of them, as they are furnished with sharp barbs, commonly called stickers. The early settlors who had herds of sheep always made their herdsmen keep with them a bot tle of strong tea made of rattlesnake weed, and when any of the sheep were bitten they were drenched with this tea, which always saved them. Extraordinary I'unUliment. A Frenchman was teaching in a large school, where he had a reputa tion among the pupils for making some queer mistakes. One day he was teach ing a class which was rather disorder ly With the heat and the trouble some boys he was very snappish. Hav ing punished several boys and sent one to the bottom he at last shouted out in a passion: "Zo whole class go to z.e bottom!" I'erhapn. I have just been thinking übout George Washington," said Mr. Cumso. "What about him?" asked his wife. "I was wondering if Martha ever asked him if her hat was on straight." Detroit Free l'ress. THE STORMY PETREL. Queer Superstition** Suitor* I nurlnlii Ile- Itnrriina; the Bird. One of the best known of the sea birds is the stormy petrel. It isoftenest seen during storms, flying above the waves in search of shellfish and other small animals that arc brought to the J surface by the tempest. ! The sailors call petrels "Mother I Carey's chickens" and do not view them with much favor, owing to their being constant companions of storms. ! "Jack" thinks that rough weather may I be expected when he sees petrels | About and is not.quite sure that they ! do not in some way cause the tempest- When the bird is on the outlook for its prey it seems to walk on the water. Hence the seamen of the olden time in allusion to Apostle Peter's walking on the water called the bird petrel, j from the Latin Pctrellus, "Little Peter." So far from the Bailor's being super stitious as to the capture of another kind of petrel, the cape pigeon, which is of a black-and-white color and about the size of a tame pigeon, 1 have known Jack to take a hand occasion ally in capturing them as a bit of rec reation during a dog watch. In southern latitudes tlie cape pi gcons follow a ship in thousands, say I St. Nicholas. A common bottle corl< is tied to the end of a piece of thread and trailed astern so that the cork touches the water. This gives the re quired tautness to the thread. As the birds fly in clouds from side to side astern some of them constant ly strike the thread with their wings, and the resistance is enough to turn them over it, when the thread is wrapped round the wing and the bird is hauled on board. In this manner I have seen hundreds caught in a day. On one occasiou a clipper ship carry ing passengers to India captur -d pi geons by hundreds, and the surgeon by some mischance succeeded in entan gling a stormy petrel. Now, the doctor was an enthusiastic naturalist, and what to the sailors is known as a "land lubber"—that is, he was on his first voyage. The doctor at onco took the specimen to his cabin and made preparations to skin and pre serve it. In hot haste a deputation of seamen, headed by the old, gray-haired sailmaker, came aft with a request that the petrel be set at liberty, saying* that otherwise the ship and all on board would surely suffer. The doctor, somewhat surprised, in tended to set the bird free, but his en thusiasm as a naturalist prevailed over the superstitious warning*, and when the sailors had disappeared the bird was added to his collection. The fact soon became known forward among* the men, and the doctor was regarded with black looks by the crew for the re mainder of the voyage. In the course of time the good ship anchored in the Jlugil river, and that day at dinner the doctor suddenly died. There was a gathering of the sailors around the windlass that dog-watch, and the doctor's sudden death was at tributed by the superstitious sailors I to his slaughter of the stormy petrel. AMUSING SCIENCE. A Nursery Toy Which Can lie Made hy • Any Intelligent Hoy. A very amusing game for children is shown in our illustration, and may be provided at small cost and with little trouble by carrying out the following directions: Procure a slender iron rod, bent to a right angle at about the middle point. Fasten one end to the edge of a table, as in the cut. The other end should terminate in a loop. Directly under this loop bore a small hole in the table. Cut from a wide cork stopper a circular piece of cork, and through its center pass a long nail from which the head has been re moved. Von will then have a | rudimentary top. Lastly, cut out three figures of horses from pieces of cork, and attach them to the upper surface of the top by means of small bits of wire. Place tiie top in position as shown in the cut, the ends of the nail being held by the loop and the hole in the table. Wind a cord round the upper portion of the nail and draw it briskly out. The top will turn, carrying the little horses, and the horse which stops nearest to a certain point previously marked on the table gains the trick. More than three horses may be made, if desired, and interest is added to the apparatus by painting the horses different colors. — ; ')nee a Week. A Wonderful Old Man. The oldest postmaster in continuous service, and perhaps in years, in the United States, resides at llammonds ville, '.lelYerson county, Ohio. I lis name is W 11. Wallace and he is eighty-two years old. He has been in the service for the last sixty three years, having been appointed to his present position during Andrew ! Jackson's administration. Mr. Wgl | lace is also credited by the Adams E.x --| press company as the oldest agent in i its employ, both in years and continu ous service, and is also the oldest sta i tion agent on the Cleqelund & Pitts burgh railroad, if not in America, hav ing served in that capacity since l .Vi. He bears his years lightly. Cutting Knot. "We had to write about George iVusliington to-day," said a schoolboy to his mother. ' "I hope you didn't forget to tell about the cherry tree?" "Oil, no. I said lie sawed It dewn." I "'Sawed it down!' He chopped it down with his hatchet." | "Yes, I know, but I couldn't spell hatchet." "PARACHUTE J OH." IIOW lie Cllmbcil tin' jilo of !: uhiteu j Cliurcli in l-i igland. Wo g*ive hero some sketches of a daring- feat just performed at Rusli'.en, Northamptonshire, says tlie West minster ihulg-et. A man named in ; grain, known as "Parachute .Joe," hav i ing- obtained possession of the keys of the parish church, was soon after wards seen on the battlements and speedily commenced to climb to the top of the lofty spire by means of the stone crotchets. A crowd of spectators gathered in the street below. Having* reached the weather-cock, which he swung- round several times, he pulled jf? his necktie and threw it to the ground. He then turned round, and, placing his back to the masonry, waved both his arms to his horrified Audience below. He succeeded in re turning safely to the ground, to* the rh \ fit <■ 1 Jg - -.i I II s v? vdH d-V-:. it |B S*fr RUHIIDKN PARISH CIIURCII. relief of all who witnessed the dan gerous exploit. "Parachute Joe" has written the fol lowing description of the adventure: "On Monday, about two o'clock, In grain made a catlike ascent up the Rusliden church spire. He climbed to i the very top, where he balanced himself on one foot, holding the other in his hand. He then took a leisurable view of his surroundings from the lofty posi tion. lie in g apparently satisfied lie commenced the descent, and having reached the topmost crotchets, to the horror of the crowd below he deliber ately turned his back to the steeple and stood motionless with extended arms, his feet alone resting on the j slight projection of the crotchets. Fancy a man standing with his back I to a rock resting on a narrow ledge 0 inches in width, with a yawning I chasm close on 200 feet deep, ; into which he might plunge head long at any /moment, and you feel Ingram's position! A horrible still j ness reigned below throughout the 1 crowd, who every moment expected to I sec Ingram plunge headlong down through the awful space. To the sur prise of all Ingram swiftly turned round again, catching hold of the stee ple by one hand, and began making the descent in a swinging cat-like action, to the relief of all onlookers. Ingrain warns any persons from imitating hit? action up this special spire, a * the crotchets are nearly worn through b\ the action of the weather. Ingram says he never intends ascending an other spire only for the purpose of ; working thereon, Ruslulqn being the i last of many spires he lias ascended." WONDERFUL MEMORY. j The .Host Phenomenal of All of Washing ton's Unify Morvunts. . The number of Washington's surviv ing body servants is phenomenal. A lady recently traveling in Virginia was told that a certain old negro claimed the distinction. "So you used to wait on Gen. Washington?" she he | gau. "Yus, missus; I used to 'tend on the 1 gen'ral, suah." I "1 suppose you remember about his j jutting down the cherry tree?" | "O, laws, yus, missus! 1 was thar', an' watched himcut itclar into boards." ■ "I suppose you must remember some j of your master's friends—Martin Lu V j ! I I GROUGHS WASHINGTON'S SWORD thor and Alexanderrand Oliver Crom well?" "O, laws, missus. I 'members 'em well! I've often brushed the Hats o' them ge'men and stood behind 'em at the table!"— Edith Robinson, in Wide Awake. DlHquallfh (1. To be a great historian one must be endowed with what is known as the "historic imagination," but he must also boon his guard against abusing it. "John," said the teacher, "in your essay upon George Washington .you say that he was not fond of fishing What is your authority for that asser tion?" "Why," unswered Johnny, "we have always been told that he could not tell a lie." The Comic Vhlmilliio. Saint Valentino! They tall Mm saint Y<-t when you get a daul> of p at, '' li rri . sha >0 n frlghtTul f wot V. lib v r.s s 8"* t: uit y >ur v; Y.-u in. n -1 ■ w 11 yo'r wll 1 com. lil U I *i he question why llicy cud In saint j/- io t Fro ■ Press JOIN G. BERNER'S ffiW yNxouifiHiiii First floor, Washington street entrance, you iind our 19c 1 counter. Some articles wortli three times what we ask. 19c COUNTER. Men's check coats \ Men's seersucker coats 19c Girls' outing flannel coats 19c Men's Domet flannel shirts 19c Hoys' Doinet flannel shirts *. 19c Boys'Domet waists 19c Ladies' woolen liose 19c Men's woolen hose 19c i Hoys' woolen hose 19c Men's drawers lUc Ladies' chemise 19c Ladies' drawers 19c Linen tidies U c Men's suspenders 19c Indies'silk mitts 19c Ladies' black tull'na gloves 19c Hair brushes 19c Shoe brushes 19c Clothes brushes 19c Men's cups 19c Ladies' corsets 19c j I have sold over one thousand 19c articles, and everybody is satislied. if you can buy the same quality goods elsewhere for less money, bring ours back and get your money refunded. E>r;y- G-cods and ISTotions. We add daily to our now immense stock. Best apron ging hams, fir; dress ginghams, etc., 6c; Outing flannels, 7c; dark dress calicoes, sc; best blue calicoes, Gc. Blankets reduced; a 89 all-wool blanket for *7; an $8 all-wool blanket for *6; a 87 all wool blanket for 85; blankets as low as 79c. Comfort ables and quilts reduced 81.45 to 81; quilts as low as 45c. Our dress goods department is full of valuable goods, all shades and prices. All woolen cloths at and below cost. Chenile curtains, 83 99, worth 85; lace curtains, 7<)c to 89 per pair. Ladies' muslin underwear, the finest assortment ever shown in this town. Boots and. Slices. Our spring stock will arrive in a few days and we will have them on the tariff reform list. Watch for them. Old stock now closing out at cost. Queensware. Dinner setts, 813 to $18; tea setts, 85 to 88. In every day ware we have anything and everything useful. BCats, Caps, "\77"a1l Paper, Etc. Not necessary to mention separately, as we are closing them out away down. Also our wallpaper. All at one-cent price. This means 50c paper for 25c; 25c paper for 12Jc; 10c paper for sc. Not much left. Come and get the balance. Like all other general stores, we keep household tinware, granite ware, wood and willow ware, tubs, brooms and brushes A good scrub brush for sc. Furniture. This is the largest and finest, assortment Freeland has ever seen. Just look at the quantity. 55 different dining room tables in stock, at 81.50 to 819 each; 35 center tables, for par lors and bed rooms, 81.25 to 815 each; 22 different bed room suits, 810.50 to 895 each; 13 different side boards and chef foniers, 813 to 846 each; C bookcases, 87 to 833 each; 10 hail rugs, from 87 to 835 each; 12 different parlor suits, 829; black moliner cover, solid walnut frame, only 829; rug suits, 850 t( 875; silk brocalett, 8125 to 8135; 57 different bed steads, 82.21) to 85 each; 25 cribs and cradles, folding cribs and swinging cradles, 81.50 to 88.00; 1000 different chairs, cane seat, wood seat, leather sent, with high backs, etc; 35 different rocking chairs, 81 to 810; 12 different styles of lounges and couches. Carpets and. Oil Clctlxs. 40 rolls ingrain carpet, ranging from 17c to 8()c per yard; If rolls stair carpet, 20c to 85c per yard; 35 rolls Brussells car pet, with or without borders, 50c to 81.35; 6 rolls rag carpet, 30c to 60c per yard. 25 different patterns of oil cloth and lenolinne, prices as per quality. Smyrna rugs, wool rugs, rugs of Brussells and ingrain carpets. Bed springs, mat tresses, piilows, feathers, etc. MY FURNITURE STORE is a wonderland of noveltis, and I invite everybody to pay it a visit. If in need of any goods you will be more than paid by doing so. as our prices are the lowesl the market affords. GROCERIES. ; 21 lbs granulated sugar fl 00 I 10 lbs No. 1 currants *- r 10 lbs gold dust niottl 0 lbs oat ilaku 25 | 0 lbs oat meal 25 • r lbs not la biscuits 25 ! 3 lbs mixed cukes 25 ! 5 lbs raisins 25 ; 5 lbs rice 25 J 5 lbs barley 25 I o qts beans 25 Lard 10 Full cream cheese 14 1 lbs starch 25 ! 0 lbs tapioca 25 1 lb dates 10 5 lbs Lima beans 25 ! California Ham 10 Ham, sugar cured 121 FRESH TRUCK EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY. EVERYTHING IN SEASON. Any goods not satisfactory after purchase may be brought back and money will be returned. Yours for prosperity, JOHN C. BERNER, Ml mill feliiigloii Streets, Frianij 1 :i sailor tics j jlc 1 man's silk scarf 1 man's silk tie 1 1 silk hankcrcliicf 1 pair linen towels pte tt tea spooitH, silver luted ioo l •'! table for's, silver plated ue I pair child's napkins Ute 1 pair scissors 1 match safe, silver pluted Ute 1 luminous match safe le 1 sugar shell, silver pluted p c 1 butter knife, silver plated ID C 1 two-quart delph pitcher pte 1 Bxlo picture frame, with glass lite 1 camp stool 1 spring roller window shade lite 1 curtain pole, brass rings Ute 1 carpet rug Ute 1 bo3's' cap Ute j 5 bottles chow chow $1 Oil ! 5 corned beef 1 oo 5 bottles pickles 1 OU 3 lbs prunes 1 lb baking powder 19 1 lb plug tobacco ;jo 1 Hi tine cut tobacco :10 ' ■£, ~ cans salmon or, 3 cans pie peaches 25 2 cans tublo peaches 25 5 cans sardines 25 I quart-bottle ketchup 15 8 cans lime 25 1 can condensed milk. 10 3 big glasses mustard 25 1 cun French peas ;i0 1 can domestic peas 10 SBtIPTI! | I ! i t Subscription to tlie TRI BUNE, |1.50 per year, entitles you to the best reading twice a week. . 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