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VOL. IX. NO. 47. HHI lip m V 1 y n COUNT THE COST Before You Buy CLOTHING REDUCTIONS have been made in every department of our great establish ment. Not a solitary article in our store has been overlooked in this mammoth mark down. Come and in vestigate and buy yourself or friends something nice for the holidays. I. REFOWIGH, 37 Centre street, Frcclnnd. Leading Tailor and Gents' Furnisher. ' MCDONALD'S^ Our (lite l)(![ltlllt Is being remodeled and will open up with, the fin est stock of Furniture in town. Bed Room Suits from $ Id upwards. Parlor Suits, Dining Room and Kitchen Suits. A beautiful line of Par lor Tables, Flush Rockers and Funcij Chairs. 1 Iff; Holiday - Drive. Handsome new-design Plush Rocker for $2. Children's Rockers at reduced prices. Come and investigate. J. P. MCDONALD, r Centre and South Streets HOMES Fl RNISHEI) FREE. SO THOUGHT ANDREW RADASIEWSKI, BUT HIS PLAN FAILED. Stripped a Duller Township Dwelling of Its Furniture and Household Articles. Wax Seeu with tho Stolen Property and Is Now a Fugitive from Justice. The burglars who attempted to rob several places here on Monday night were not half so daring as a man who left Highland this week. The former waited for the darkness of night to cover their stealthy operations, but the fellow who lived in our neighbhring town en tered a house boldly in broad daylight and helped himself to whatever took his fancy. Not only did lie do this, but a few days later returned to the scene with a wagon and carried away almost the entire contents of the dwelling. Tho story of this robbery can best be told by stating that John and George Hoffman, two brothers, live in Butler township, out near Mt. Yeager. They each have a farm, and during the year frequently take their families to one another's home and spend several weeks together. Two weeks ago John, witli his wife and children, locked up their home and i went to live with George. This they had often done before, and 110 thought i of danger entered their minds, living, as j they do, in the lonesome Oloy valley. About the time John Hoffman went visiting, a letter came to Freeland post office for Andrew Iladasiewski, of High land, notifying him that his wife had left Hungary for this country, and re questing him to IOIVG a house furnished upon her arrival. ltadasicwski's credit is not at par in the house furnishing establishments of this town, nor in the company store at Jeddo. Neither had lie a bank account to draw upon, and he was at his wits' ends to devise some plan to provide his spouse with a furnished home. To relieve his feelings ho went limit ing rabbits last Friday. 11c followed the fleet-footed game over t in* mountain back of Upper Lehigh, along the Nesco peck, and linally found himself near Mt. Yeager. The modest little dwelling of John Hoffman stood a short distance from the roadway. Seeing 110 signs of life about the premises, Andrew's curiosit) tempted him to go closer. Ho iirsi peered through the window. No one was inside. Then he tried the door. The feeble lock creaked and resisted his efforts, but lie soon gave it a push that sent tho insecure bolts from their fas tenings. Stepping inside ho found him self in justsucli a home as lie would like to install his wife. Then came another temptation, and without much coaxing Andrew fell into one of those snares which tho evil one is continually setting for men in trouble. Here was an opportunity to obtain his heart's desire—the furnishings for a home—with but little trouble and at no expense. lie accepted tho situation as it stood, and concluded to rob the Hoffman domi cile.—but not then, as lie alone could not carry away all tho necessary arti cles which lie saw around him. How ever. lie filled his pockets with little nick-nacks, as souvenirs of his lirst trip, then departed. Hurrying home, to tho boarding house of Joseph Croszinsky, In*, imparted the details of his scheme to a few of his fellow-boarders. Their sympathetic na ture was touched when his dilemma and the way out was explained, and they readily agreed to assist hiin. On Saturday they could not go, and 011 Sunday a moving might excite suspicion in the farming district. But bright and early on Monday morning Andrew hired a team and away they went to tho spot where ready-made furnished homes can be had by breaking a lock. Arriving at the Hoffman home, the robbers found every thing as described by their leader. Hurriedly loading the wagon with dishes, bed clothes, chairs, tables, tho clock and the sewing ma chine, and such other furniture and household articles as Iladasiewski de sired to possess, lie prepared to return. In the meantime, while the wagon was being loaded, another huntor passed that way. He took note of the extra ordinary activity exhibited, and when he reached George's house he inquired why the people on the farm above wero moving—a natural question, since farm ers seldom move and any change made is commented on. George immediately told John, and the latter started home to investigate. He arrived in time to see a team, four men and a load of his furniture turning a bend in the road. Following the out fit to Freeland, lie hero learned who tho driver was and where lie lived. A warrant for Iladasiewski and a search warrant for the goods were pro cured, but in some manner Andrew got an idea that in* was wanted by the con stables of Freeland, anil after deposit ing the stolen goods in Croszinsky's house he took to the woods. The boarding house proprietor wil lingly gave up lln* goods w hen ho learn ed how they had boon obtained and tho owner returned home with his property FREELAND, PA., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 189(3, on Tuesday night. Iladasiewski has not been SCQII since, and tho boarders are anxiously awaiting the arrival of his wife, who is due in a week or two. They will have strange things to tell her. Another Grand Opportunity. At the Board of Trade meeting last evening 11. E. Sweeney read a commu nication from George Brown, of Pater son, N. .1., a representative of a firm of silk ribbon manufacturers, who desire to remove their plant from that city. They have an established business, all the improved machinery and equip ments, including their own electric light plant; all valued at $40,000. They em ploy at least 225 people, young men and girls, and would require a loan of $15,000 for live years. Mr. Sweeney stated that after receiving tho communication he hud business in New York and met Mr. Brown there last Saturday, that they talked the matter over and he told him he did not think tho people of Frceland could furnish them with the amount re quired, but if it was a location they were seeking lie was at liberty to state that lie knew where a site could be had free, near the railroad. Mr. Brown promised to take the matter up at the next meeting of the syndicate. A letter was read from Mr. Simpson, of the silk mill, in reference to the money that lias not yet been paid on the bonds, and asked tho board to appoint a collector. Subscribers are asked to pay the full amount at once*, or at least the 30 per cent which is due. W. D. Kline was appointed as collector. it was decided to notify tho Blass Overall Co. that the board has done all it could to collect the amounts still due on bonds. President Prico then appointed the following committees: Membership—William 11. Butz, chair man: ,1. P. McDonald, A. Oswald, Condy O. Boyle, \V. E. Oberrender. Metal—Dr. F. Schilchcr, chairman; William Williamson, Charles Dusheck, Ilenry Fisher, Thomas Birkbock. Textile Fabrics—Joseph Neuburger, chairman; .1. C. Borner, 11. C. Ivoons, .1. P. McDonald, Philip Blass. Wood—ll. S. Beagle, chairman; 11. W. Fackler, W. I). Kline, A. lludewick, Lewis Lent/.. Leather—-Geo. Wise, chairman; Philip Gerit/, R. W. Jones, M. 11. Ilunsicker, S. lludewick. Miscellaneous—W. I). Kline, chair man; Jacob Olsho, John 11. Trevaskis, Wni. 11. But/., Thomas Birkbock. Mercantile Interest—ll. C. Ivoons, chairman; .1. C. Berner, Win. William son, Hugh Malloy, Thomas Birkbock. Transportation—Hugh Malloy. chair man; Geo. S. Christian, 11. E. Sweeny, Michael Zctuany, B. F. Davis. General and Local Legislation—Clias. Orion Stroll, chairman; A. A. Bachnian. Peter Timony, J. M. Carr, B. F. Davis. Annexation of Outlying Districts—.l. M. Carr, chairman; J. C. Berner, Hugh Malloy, Thomas Birkbeck, 11. C. Ivoons. Building—Thomas Birkbeck, chair man; W. E. Oberrender, 11. C. Koons, W. I). Kline, M. Schwabe, Win.William son, A. A. Baciimaii. Driver Killed in a Runaway. From the Huzleton Sentinel. John Yonick, aged 38 years, of Jeddo, was killed on the Jeancsvilo hill on Tues day afternoon. He was assisting George Yar.kman to remove his household goods from Ilazleton to Jeancsville. When going down the Joanosville hill Yonick attempted to apply the brake, but in some manner missed his hold on the wagon and fell on the spreader at the horses' heels. In an instant the horses dashed forward, and on a mad gallop sped down the declivity towards tho store. Yonicks limbs became fast in the traces, and his head was on the ground. In tliis way lie was dragged until tho of fice wa* reached, whrr *. William Gildea stopped the runaway horses. Yonick's brains were dashed out, and lie was dead when rescuers lifted ids body from the traces. He leaves a wife and child. Wall paper, 7c per double roll, at Sweeney Herron's, Ilazleton. 400 ® Gold Watches, 30 Tea Sets, — 3 too B Clocks AT Wm. Glover, Jr. LEADING JEWELRY STORE, Ilazleton, Pa. < Burglars Visit the Town. Burglars visited Frceland early Tues day morning, but the result of their work so far as can be learned was scarcely worth their trouble. The prin cipal place where they called was the postoffice, where they were frightened off by Mrs. Butterwick, who lives near by. She hoard them working at the door and raised an alarm. They tils appeared, however, before a sufficient number of people were aroused to cap ture tlietn. While working at the post office door a large pane of glass was broken. South liebcrton was also given a call. Among the people whom they visited were tho following: Fred Krone, Thos. Birkbeck, John Goski and A. Rudewick. It is said they procured S4O in Goski's saloon. They effected an entrance there by removing a large pane of glass from the window, which was found next morning resting against the building wholly intact. At Rudewick's t hey were heard by the j proprietor's brother, who was awaken ed by the noise of the door being forced. The man put his head out of the up stairs window and asked what was the matter. He was answered with a shot from a revolver. He then procured his revolver and fired into the street, suc ceeding in dispersing the gang, who disappeared in the direction of the Cen tral Railroad. It Is evident the thieves had boen lay ing their plans for some time, as several strangers were noticed in the stores in town for a few days past on questionable missions, and wore remarked observing the interior of the places very carefully. Receptiou and Presentation. The reception given by the Daughters of Mary Sodality at St. Ann's church on Tuesday evening was tho success that had been anticipated. The new mem bers, of which there were many, went through the interesting ceremony in dim form, with the president, Miss Bella McGill, and Rev. F. 1\ McNally, of Scranton, acting on behalf of the soci ety. The sermon at the close of the ex ercises was preached by Father Mc- Nally. This noted orator paid a glow ing tribute to womanhood in general, and to tho Sisters of tho Church and members of sodalities in particular. He urged the young ladies to take as a model for their lives the Blessed Virgin, whose feast day they were then celebrating, telling them that in tho mother of the Redeemer they would find every charac teristic necessary for temporal and spiritual success. His words were lis tened to with much attention by the large audience. Rev. E. A. O'Rielly. of Wilkesbarre, and Fathers Fallihoe and Mack, of St. Ann's church, were also present. After the services in the church, the members of the sodality assembled in their meeting room in the convent build ing, where Miss McGill. on behalf of the organization, presented Rev. McNally with a handsome grip. This evidence of their esteem was a real surprise to the former curate, and he responded to Miss McGill's remarks with an appro priate answer. ltunjo, Mandolin and Guitar Club. A now banjo, mandolin and guitar club is being organized in town. A meeting will be held at tho residence of Prof. T. J. Watson, 0 East Main street, this evening, for the purpose of effect ing a permanent organization. All per sons wishing to join should send their names immediately to Mr. Watson, who lias been chosen leader. Among those who have already signified their inten tion to join are the following: William Birkbeck, M. E. Mooney, James S. Mc- Donald, Joseph Birkbeck, Jonah Evans, George Jacob)*, .John Hill, Jesse Wat son, Douglas Ruto. Flrut Anniversary Celebration. The first anniversary of the organi zation of the Union Council Club was celebrated on Monday evening at the club-rooms in the Birkbeck building. The annual business session was held, after which a banquet was participated in by all the members. Caterer J. B. Daubach served all the good things of the season. The occasion was enliven ed witli toasts, songs, anecdotes, etc. The present officers wore all re-elected. New Commissioners File Bonds. County Commissioners-elect Ifay, Jones and Guinncy tiled their bonds in court on Monday. The bonds are $5,000 each and the securities are as follows: John M. Jones—George Llewellyn and E. J. Mackin. A. I). Hay—Eugene W. Mulligan and John J. By man. John Guinney—John M. Ward, Ig. Freeman, John C. Ritchie and W. it. Gibbons. Attention, Taxpayers. All taxes for 1890 not paid before De cember 22 will be subject to a penalty of 5 per cent. All property taxes not paid by December 30 will returned to the commissioners to be sold. Hugh Malloy, collector. Men's and boys' gloves in great variety at Oswald's. Dress and working—large assortment of both kinds. Your feet can't get cold when you have them encased in Wear Well shoes. Lowest prices on furniture at Sweeney • & ilerron's, Hazleton. ESCAPED THE GALLOWS. MURDERER ECKERT TOOK HIS LIFE ON TUESDAY MORNING. Swallowed a I>oe of Morphine a Short Time Before the Hm:r Set for His Exe cution—How the;. Poison Was Obtained Is Not Yet Known. With a dose of opium or morphine, which ho took in iiis cell at the county prison at Wilkesbarre at 0 o'clock Tues day morning, Abram Eekert, the thrice respited murderer, who was to be hang ed shortly after 10 o'clock a. m., that day, cheated the gallows. lie died at 11.38, but little later than he would have been dispatched but for the suicide. There are many theories as to how Eckcrt came in possession of the poison. The most plausible theory is that some one of iiis relatives gave it to him on Monday night at the farewell supper j given in Warden Boland's private of fice. This could easily have been done during tho excitement incident to the parting between the condemned man and liis relatives. Warden Holand, however, claims that Eekert was specially watched all the evening, and that it was impossible for anything to pass between him and any of the guests. Another theory is that one of the prisoners gave Eekert the poison some time ago, and that he had it secreted in ids bed. Despite the reports circulated that the condemned man had given no intention of suicide, it is known that lie spoke witli a fellow-prisoner named Burke some months ago on the subject. Eek ert askod Burke one day whether he thought it was a sin to commit suicide. Burke replied that he though it was. Eekert then hung his head, and said: "Well I don't know about that. 1 have been reading the bible for months, and I can lind nothing there which con demns suicide." All that is thus far known of Eck ert's suicide is thus narrated: At mid night the condouied man retired from the watchman's room to his cell, where he was soon apparently asleep. At 0 o'clock in tho morning they heard him breathing heavily. The death watch realized that something, was wrong, and made an effort to arouse him. Failing, they sent to tho prison physicians, Dr. Lenahan and Dr. Long. They found him unconscious from some poison, and worked upon him steadily for hours; but all known appliances failed to resusci tate him. On Monday night before he went to sleep Warden James Boland, as a last measure of precaution, went to Eckert's cell to search him. The supposition now is that lie had succeeded in keeping tiiis poison for a long time past, ready to use if any of tho three respites IK; had been granted failed to arrive. He even expected to be respited this, the fourth time, and waited until the very last moment be fore lie took tho poison. There was a large crowd of spectators at tho jail, many of whom endeavored to induce SlieiiiT Martin to hang Eckeit in his eollasped condition. They were friends of Fred Bittonbender, the mur dered man, and others who are morbidly inclined and desired to see the hanging, despite tho consequent harrowing fea tures. Humano considerations, how ever, prevailed. Coroner McKoo has had an autopsy performed, and Eckert's viscera will be analyzed to determine what poison lie took. In the meantime the inquest lias been adjourned. Eckert's son called at the prison Tues day afternoon for the remains of his father, and took them to his houio in Nanticoko, from where his funeral will take place. Young Eekert said: "I never for a moment thought my father wanted to die in that way." Where the poison came from will in all probability remain a mystery forever. The crime for which Eekert was to have hanged was the fatal shooting at Nanticoko on July 0, 1805, of School Director Frederick Bittonbender, who had reprimanded Eekert, a school jani tor, for neglecting his duties at an im portant time. PLEASURE CALENDAR. December 10 to 20. —Annual fair of May berry band at Van lies' opera house. December 24.—Entertainment under the auspices of Travelers' Athletic Associa tion at Grand opera house. Tickets, 25 cents. December 28. —Banquet and social, un der the auspices of the Young Ladies of St. Ann's Parish, at Grand opera house. Tickets, 35 cents. December 31.—Eighth annual ball of Tigers Athletic Club at Valines' opera house. Admission, 50 cents. December 31. —Fourth annual ball of St. Yigilio's Tirolese Society at Valines' hall. Admission, 25 cents. M ISCELL.ANEOUS ADVKKTIBEM ENTS. DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP. -No tice is hereby Riven that the partnership lately subsisting between S.Simon ami ,1. li. Gross, of the borough of Freelaiul, Luzerne i county, Pemisylxania, under the firm name of Simon & Gross, was dissolved on the eighth I dav of December, IHHO, by mutual consent. All debts owing to the said partnership are to I bo received by said S. Simon, and all demands on tin* said partiu rship arc to bo presented to him for payment. S. Simon, J. 11. Gross. 1 Froeluud, Pa., December 8,1820. Wo always did it And we shall continue to keep and increase your confi dence. Our counters are now loaded witli Winter Goods of superior quality at low prices, and there's no use buying shoddy elsewhere. See our Men's Fine Blue Beaver Over coats at $4.50. Men's iAU-Wool Black, Blue, Brown and Drab Beavers, $0.50; worth every cent of $lO. Finest Castor and Chinchilla Overcoats from $9 to sl4. Clear saving of $2 to $3 on every one. An elegant line of Boys' Reefers from $ 1.98 to $4. Everyone a gem. 28c We have n ow on sale 1500 Knee Pants, bought at one third of their value. They're going at 28c a pair; they're worth 50c and 75c. Come early and take your Pick. New Stock of Men's, Boys' and Chil dren's Suits. See Our Line. You'll be Repaid for Your Trouble, OUU STOCK OF MEN'S ANI) HOYS' Stiff and Soft Hats Is always complete. Do not forget—you get a Derby for 00c that costs you 51.50 elsewhere. Better grades in proportion. Caps and Gloves -our line in these can not be equalled within a radius ol fifty miles. Mackintoshes, Leather Suits. Trunks. OLSHO'S Clothing and Hat Store, 57 Centre street, Freeland. GREAT BARGAINS IN Dry Goods, Groceries and Provisions. Notions, Carpet, Boots and Shoes, Flour and Feed, Tobacco, Cigars, Tin and Queensware, Wood and Willowware, Table and Floor Oil Cloth, Etc. A celebrated brand of XX Hour always in stock. Roll Butter and Eggs a Specialty. My motto is small profits and quick sales. 1 always have fresh goods and am turning my stock every mouth. Every article is guaranteed. AMANDUS OSWALD, A". W. Cor. Centre and Front Sts., Freehand. GEORGE FISHER, ~ dealer in FRESII BEEF, PORK, VEAL. MUTTON, BOLOGNA, SMOKED MEATS, ETC., ETC. Call at No. 6 Walnut street, Freeland, or wait for the delivery wagons. VERY LOWEST PRiCES Condy 0. Boyle, dealer in Liquor, Wine, Beer, Porter, Etc. The finest brands of Domestic and Imported Whiskey on sale in one of the handsomest sa loons in town. Fresh Rochester ami Shenan doah Deer and Youngling's Porter on tap. 08 Centre street. COTTAGE HOTEL Washington and Main Streets. HENRY JIAAS, - Proprietor. The best accommodation for permanent and transient guests. Good table. Fair rates. Uai finely stocked. Stable attached. Dr. N. MALEY, nm Ti n T. Second Floor, Birkbeck Brick. OVER BI UK BECK'S STORE. T. CAMPBELL, dealer in Dry Cjjocmlh, 4il rot* rrirw, BooIK sand SIMM'S, Also PURE WIUES J? LIQUORS FOR FAMILY . ANI) MEDICINAL PURPOSES. Ccutrc and Main streets, Freehold, $1.50 PER YEAR | £MIAS. ORION STROII, Attorney and Counselor at Law and Notary Public. Office: Rooms 3 and 4, Birkbeck Brick, Frecland. JOHN M. CABU* Attcrr.cy-at-law. All legal bustntjas pronjtfclj attended. Postofflo# BuJUUb* Freeland. jy.jT HALPIN, Mannufanturer of Carriages, Buggies, Wagons, &c. Walnut and Pine' Streets, FreclmnL jy/£KB. S. E. 11A YE:-, Fire insurance Agent. Washington Street. None but Reliable Companies Represented. JAMES QUIGLEY, Confectionery, Fruits, Cigars, and Tobacco. Green truck of all kinds handled in season Opposite Birkbeck Brick, Freelund. £2 D - kohrbacii, General Hardware. Builders' supplies of every kind always in stock. Wall paper, paints and tinwure. Bicy cles and repairs of oil sorts. South Centre street. LAMB. Restaurant. Centre and South streets. _ Whiskoj. wine, beer, porter, etc. First-cluss cigars and temperance drinks. LIBOR WINTER, Restaurant and Oyster Saloon. No. 13 Front Street, Freeland. The finest liquors and ciirnrs served at the counter. Families supplied with oysters. CENTRAL : HOTEL LEADING HOTEL IN IT! KULA N' I>. M. 11. II UN SICKER, Prop. Bates, per day. Bar stocKed with line wh key, wine, beer aid cigars. Sale and ex change stable altaciu d. FRANCIS BRENNAN, RESTAURANT 151 Centre street, Freeland. FINEST LIQUOR, DEER, PORTER, ALE, CIGARS AND TEM PERA NCE DRINKS. FALL WEATHER —is here with all its sudden changes. How are yon prepared to stand it? One of our Fall Bulls will enable you to put up with any kind of weather and look good at the same time. Underwear of every grade for gents, also Furnishing Goods in latest styles. CEO. SIPPEL. DeHEREO - BROS. -CAFE- Corner of Centre and Front Streets, Freeland, Pa. Finest Whiskies in Stock. Gibson, Dougherty, Koufer Club, Koscnbluth's Velvet, of which we have EXCLUSIVE SALE IN TbWN. Mumm'g Extra Dry Champagne, Hennofsy Brandy, Blackberry, Gins, Wines, Clarets, Cordials, Etc. Imported and Domestic Cigars. OYSTERS IN EVERY STYLE, Ham and Schweitzer Cheese Sandwiches, Sardines, Etc. MEALS - AT - ALL - HOURS. Ballcntiuo and Ilazlcton beer on tap. Hatha, Hot or Cold, 25 Cents. VIENNA : BAKERY J. B. LAUBACH, Prop. Centre Street, Freeland. CHOICE DREAD OF ALL KINDS, CAKES, AND PASTRY, DAILY. FANCY AND NOVELTY CAKES IIA KED TO ORDER. Confectionery $ Ice Cream supplied to bulls, parties or picnics, with all necessary adjuncts, at shortest notice and fairest prices. Delivery and supply wagons to all parts oj town and surroundings eurg dag.