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VOL. IX. NO. 08. fosiWi Moral's Last Wool In Fnlii! Only six more days remain to obtain the greatest Clothing bar gains ever offered in Freeland. No such goods were ever sold at the insignificant prices we are tak ing at present, because no such conditions ever existed before to compel the disposal of the stock. We have numerous styles of Clothing and hundreds of sizes of Suits still left. We will take what ever you will give us for them. No offer refused. Come and look them over before the week passes —after that our establishment must close. fn Gents' Furnishings also we have everything the young man needs to dress and look well. We are offering eqally as great sacri fices on these goods as on Cloth ing. Yon will never regret an in spection of our stock. It means money in your pocket. Remember, this is our last week in town. I. Refowich, 37 Centre street, Freeland. MISCELLANEOIH ADVEKTIBEMENTK. 1 NCORPORATION. -Notice is herebygiven .L that an application will be made to the frovornor of Pennsylvania on Thursday, the Hth day of March, 18!>7, by Ellis It. Simpson, Alexander Simpson, Henry W. Kingsbury, Frank Frigerio and Fred N\ . Bleckley, under the act of ussembly entitled, "An act to pro vide for the incorporation and regulation of certain corporations," approved April 29, 1874, and the supplements thereto, for the charter of an iu'eiiued corporation to be called "The Freeland Silk Mill Company," the character and object of which is "manufacturing silk and other fibres," and for these purposes to have, possess and enjoy all the rights, benefits and privileges of said act of ussembly and supplements thereto. Watson, Diehl, Hall & Kemmerer, Solicitors. AUDI TOILS' NOTICE.-Notlce is hereby given that the auditors of Foster town ship will meet at 9 a. m. on Monday, March 8, 1897, at the hotel of Mrs. John Krouse, to ex amine the accounts of the supervisors, tax collector, treasurer und clerk of said town ship. Archie Koers, P. B. Ferry. DRIFTON ITEMS. On Tuesday evening of next week the Kellogg Bird Concert Company will give an exhibition in Cross Creek hall. Free tickets will he distributed to all children between the ages of six and seventeen years, inclusive, and all others will bo admitted upon the payment of 10 cents. The company gives a refined and enter taining concert, and has been engaged by people here for the express purpose of giving pleasure to the children. At the.election held here on Tuesday the following candidates for district ollieers wore elected: Judge, Andrew MeNatnee; Inspectors, John McCarthy and William Baskin; register, Denis Boner. A select hop was given in Cross Creek hall on Friday evening by several young men of town. The affair was ably con ducted and was voted a success by all who had the pleasure of attending. The Fearnots base hall club is anx iously waiting for the officials of the Anthracite league to meet to make ar rangements for the coming season. Hugh Gallagher, an employe of the holler shop, has tendered his resigna tion and accepted a position in the Dick son Iron Works, Scranton. Giacomo Larch or and Miss Maria Cal lovini, both of Drifton, were married by the Dalian priest of Ilazleton yesterday. George Hufford, formerly of this place, hut now a resident of New York, trans acted business here on Friday. Miss Annie Shaffer loft on Saturday to spend a few days with friends at Mauch Chunk. The breaker will work four eight-hour shifts —Tuesday, Wednesday, Tlyirsday and Friday. Miss Bridget Conway, of Philadelphia, is spending a few days with friends here. Dr. Jenkins, of Sheppton, was a visi tor here last week. James Brown, of town, is all smiles, it's a boy. BRIEF ITEMS OF NEWS. PARAGRAPHS GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OF THE REGION. Synopxlfl of I.ncal and Miscelluneoun Oc currence* That Can lie Read Quickly. What the Folks of Thin and Other Town* are I)oine. The borough council will meet tonight to go over the accounts of Tax Collector Malloy. Miss Ellen lloyle, of Ridge street, will enter St. Rose's convent at Carbondale tomorrow. Anthony Shovlin, who has been em ployed at Sugar Notch for some time, has returnod to tdwn. The Traction Company, it is said, will soon ask the privilege of extending its tracks further north on Centre street. The judges of election of the poor dis trict will meet tomorrow at Laurytown and count the vote cast for director and auditor. Four persons from ilazleton were bap tized on Thursday evening at the En glish Baptist church by Rev. C. A. Spaulding. Freeland will ho represented this j evening at the Ilazleton charity ball given under the auspices of St. Gabriel's Ladies' Aid Society. Squire Harry Uilmore, of Butler town ship, who has served as justice of the peace for twenty years, was relected for five more last Tuesday. Samuel Bcilik, foreman of tli v Slavonic Truth office, was married on Thursday at Ramey, this state, to Miss Annie Hodobay. They will reside hero. This evening a Martha Washington tea party will be given in the basement of St. Paul's P. M. church on Fern street. Tickets are 25 cents each. Heirs at Plymouth of the lato Peter Snyder have sued the Delaware and Hudson Coal Company for $250,000 on a claim to coal lands which he owned. For the alleged theft of $1,700 woith of jewelry and $:ioo cash from James Shlppowitz, at West ilazleton, Henry Agers was arrested on Friday in New York. Tho Slavonian band and society at tended the funeral on Friday of John Washier, of- Walnut street, who was killed by a fall of coal in Upper Lehigh mines on Tuesday. "The Boy Tramp" drew well at the Grand on Saturday evening. The Neu villes have made a great success of this play and it continues to hold its own wherever It appears. Thomas Snyder, of Butler valley, died on Friday at the age of 74 years. He was the father of Daniel Snyder, of Main street. Several people attended tho funeral at Ifughesvllle yesterday. The attendance at the Sunday even ing entertainments at the Grand opera house continues to inereaso. The audi ence last night was the largest yet, and the programme rendered gave satisfac tion. The talk of the Reading extending its line to Hazlctori from tho present terminus at Rona Junction Is again be ing revived and many whose opinions bear weight attach credence to the story. The Freeland friends of Thomas Ro gan, formerly of town, will be pleased to learn that on Tuesday he was elected tax collector of Republican Lansford on tho Democratic ticket, lie received 147 votes to 343 for his opponent. The counting of tho vote at Wilkes barre took up the greater part of last week. By taking the result for the can didates for the .principal office in each borough, township and city, the total shows a Democratic majority of 2,780. The collieries hereabouts are having idle time in abundance. Markle's mines will work tomorrow, which will be the first since last Tuesday, and the only day to be worked for the remainder of the month. Sandy Run has also closod for the month. A fall of coal in No. 8 colliery, Upper Lehigh, on Thursday afternoon, knock ed Patrick O'Brien, a well-known miner of that town, from a high platform. When picked tip it was found that his right leg was broken below the knee. ' The break is a had one, and will keep I hi in idle for some time. Silk Mill Company. On March 18 an application will bo made to the state department at Ilar risburg for a charter for the Freeland Silk Mill Company. The gentlemen in terested in this industry are pushing the work as rapidly as possible, and the latest and best machinery is being plac ed in the building. Tho incorporation of the company will give It a good stand ing in the trade. Hrimble Signs With Hartford. David Hrimble, of Mauch Chunk, has signed a contract to pitch for the Hart ford, Conn., club of tho Eastern league next season. Hrimble was signed by that team's management upon tho recom mendation of Christ Fiilmor, of Tama qna. ltrimblc Is a left-hander, about 22 years of age. He pitched great hall for tho Mauch Chunk tcuui last soason. FREELAND, PA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1897. Permanent Organization Formed. A meeting of representatives from the different base ball associations in the Lehigh valley was held at Easton on Thursday afternoon, for the purpose of forming a base ball league, to be known as the Lehigh Valley Base Ball League. The towns represented were Washing ton, N. J.; Mercury club, Allentown, and Pen Argyl. Catasauqua and Free land were represented by proxy. There was considerable opposition to playing Sunday games. It was said that Free land demanded that games be scheduled for that day, and this brought about considerable discussion. The proposi tion was finally dropped. It was then decided to form a league, composed of Easton, Pen Argyl, Wash ington and Allentown. If Catasauqua and Lehlghton desire to come in they can do so by complying with the terms of the league. Fire on Friday Afternoon. At 1 o'clock on Friday afternoon the bake house in the rear of Ilorlacher's building, South Centre street, took lire and made an exciting time in, that neighborhood for twenty minutes. The liremeu made a quick response to the alarm, and two streams were turned into the building, which was a long, one story structure. A slate roof kept the flames confined to the Interior, and the bake-house was thoroughly gutted before the fire was extinguished. The loss will probably amount to $250. The bakers were cooking doughnuts and the grease took fire in some man ner. The flames shot upward and ig nited the ceiling. The building was dangerously near to several large prop erties, but by good judgment the lire men kept the blaze inside. Juil-ltreakerM Held for Trial. Willie Hchaffer, the boy burglar and jail-breaker, was committed by Alder man Donahue to answer the charge of jail-breaking. This will make two dis tinct indictments—larceny and jail breaking—for which Schaffer will have to stand trial. It is expected, however, that he will be leniently dealt with in his trial for jail-breaking, owing to the fact that he turned state's evidence. Anthony ltowanoski, one of the leaders in the plot, was jailed in default of SI,OOO bail. Rowanoski is the man wJo spread the bars on the jail window through which Schaffer escaped. I.iterary Society Meeting;. The Philorhetrical Literary Society, of .leddo, met Thursday night and ren dered the following programme: Debate, "Resolved, that the United States should buy Cuba." Affirmative. Andrew Iligginsand Chas. McUill; nega tive, Daniel Boyle and Daniel O'Don nell. Decision was rendered in favor of a flirmativo. Oration, James Cunningham. Essay. John Il&ughey. Reading, James Cull. Recitation, Peter Brlslln. William Rcclitloft Hurled. William Bcclitloft, whose sudden death on Thursday was reported in our last issue, was buried Sunday afternoon at Freeland cemetery. His age was 79 years, 2 months ami 9 days. Four child ren survive him, as follows: Lewis. George, Mrs. Henry Smith and Andrew. He came to Jeddo in May, 1899, his son Lewis preceding 1 him there by four years. He subsequently removed to Butler township, where he lived six years, after which ho came to Freeland. Kyft Injured With a Snow Hall. Mike Czecar, of Jeddo, while passing the Lehigh Valley depot yesterday, was attacked by a number of young men and boys, who began throwing snow halls at him and his companions. A snow hall supposed to be thrown by Joseph Gallagher, of Adams street, struck Czecar in the right eye, tearing the lower eyelid and endangering his sight. Gallagher was arrested and plac ed under S3OO hail for his appearance at court. St. Patrick'* Day Parade. Delegations from the Catholic societies of Freeland met yesterday at St. Ann's church to prepare arrangements for the annual parade on March 17. As in former years, Rev. M. J. Falllhee was chosen grand marshal of the demonstra tion, and given the privilege of selecting his aids. The, order and route of parade will he arranged later. The parade this year will be held in the forenoon, leaving the church immediately after mass. Catarrh Cannot bo Cured with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as they cannot reach the Heat of the disease. Catarrh is a blood or constitutional disease, and in order to cure it you must take internal remedies. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and acts direct ly on the blood and mucous surfaces. Hall's Catarrh Cure is not a quack medicine. It was prescribed by one of the best physicians in this country for years, and is a regular prescription. It is composed of the best tonics known, combined with the best blood purifiers, acting directly on the mucous surfaces. The perfect combination of the two in gredients is what produces sueh wonder ful results in curing catarrh. Send for testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY ACO., Props., Toledo, O. Sold by druggists, price Tfic. Hall's Family Pills are the best. Tle Black Diamond Destroyed. The Black Diamond breaker, the old est in the Wyoming region, was destroy ed by fire early Saturday morning, the loss being about #05,000 and more than 000 men and boys being thrown out of employment. It was just as the men were going to work that the tire was dis covered and the whole lire department was called out. The lire stared in the engine rooms and is supposed to have been caused by a spark falling from the lamp carried by the oil boy, who had been in the engine room a short time before the lire was discovered. The breaker was the oldest in the valley and was used to prepare the coal mined from the Baltimore tunnel. It It was built in 1854-55, and the first coal was run through it in the fall of 1855. It had a capacity of 800 tons a day, having been recently improved and was heated throughout by steam. There is little chance of any of the men thrown out of employment procuring work until a new breaker is built, and this will be the work of several months. Still Talking About Klection. Although it is nearly a week sinco the election, the results in the borough and surrounding townships are still dls [ cussed by tho voters. The friends of Republican candidates are especially severe in their criticisms of Tuesday's surprises and threats and counter-threats follow one another in rapid succession. The breech in the party throughout this region was never so great, and if tin! feeling continues it will be many a day before tho bitterness subsid ;s. In Frooland tho defeated side regret that ill; sweep came th's year, as it re tains the three most important olllces in the town under Democratic control, that of burgess, tax collector and justice. Unless au unexpected vacancy should occur, these offices will not be tilled to gether at an election until 1906. Making tho school board solidly Democratic was also something which is hound to be remembered. A Suspicious Death. (Ins Mendelssohn, a salesman of New York city, died on Friday morning of opium poisoning in the opium joint of John Leo, Wilkesbarro. The police found Mendelssohn apparently lifeless on one of the cots with an opium dish near him. Doctors were sent for and after a couple of hours* hard labor they announced that the man would prob ably recover. Early next morning, however, lie commenced to sink rapidly. How he obtained and used the opium is somewhat of a mystery. According to .lobn Lee's story Mendelssohn came to to the laundry and tried to get into the back room. Leo objected, but Mendels sohn pushed his way in and threw him self on the couch and at once became unconscious. After trying to arouse him Lee ran out and called for help. The Chinaman strenuously denied that lie had given Mendelssohn opium. Coal Discovered at Nescopeck, During the winter several parties have been boring and digging for coal at vari ous places in the Noscopeck mountain. At Sugarloaf, near the junction of the Nescopeck and Black creeks, twofeetof gold coal lias been found. The pros pectors purpose driving several hundred feet deeper at this place and are confi dent they will find more coal. Three miles up the valley, near the Ilazleton and Berwick turnpike four feet of good coal lias been found at a depth of twenty six feet. This find is apparently an out crop and is believed to increase in thick ness farther in the mountain. It has long been supposed that coal would he found in the vicinity, and the prospectors think it is only a matter of drilling a few holes to verify the supposi tion. Itockafelluw'* Trouble** Again. A most important opinion was handed down last week in the superior court in tho case of tho commonwealth against F. V. Rockafellow, the Wilkesbarro hanker, .in which tho decision of the Luzerne court, sustaining the pica of a former conviction, is reversed. The prosecution was based on the fact that Rockafellow, knowing lie was insolvent, oil February 7, 1893, received on deposit #7OO from Maria Meier. Judge Ed wards. who presided in the case, sus- 1 taincd the plea of a former conviction made in another case, for which the banker was fined and imprisoned. Returned Valuable Diamonds. Mrs. J. Hood Wright, of New York, wlillo attending a fashionable wedding in Wilkesbarro last week, lost a vinai grotto valued at 81,200. It was found outside the church tho next day by Al bert iluost, a workman, lie thought tho diamonds were Imitation stones, and carried it around until Friday, when, showing it to a friend, it was suggested one of tho wedding guests might have lost it. Inquiries wore made and the jewels were returned to tho owner, who rewarded Guest. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria,: PLEASURE CALENDAR. February 22.—Martha Washington tea • party in the basement of St. Paul's P. M. church. Tickets, 25 cents. TWO SHOOTING AFFRAYS EXCITING TIMES YESTERDAY AT MIL NESVILLE AND LATTIMER. Foreigners Quarrel at a Christening and Due Man 1m Dying at the State Hospi tal—Joliu Bonner Shot by Hi* Intoxi cated Hrot her-In-Law. From Today's Plain Speaker. Shortly after midnight Michael Galsie. of Milnesville, was admitted to the hospi tal. lie spent yesterday afternoon drink ing with a number of his countrymen and about 5 o'clock a fight ensued near the breaker in which several of the number took an active part. A report from a revolver supposed to have been in the hands of Peter Lovcnski dispersed the crowd and the bullet entered tne body of Galsic in the left side just below the heart. He fell to the ground writh ing in pain and was left to lie there for some time before being removed to a place of shelter. In the meantime a telephone message to Ilazleton asked that several consta bles be dispatched to the scene. In response Constables Boyle, Ziogler and Kennedy and Detective Riley hastened to the scene, but up to a late hour no one was taken prisoner charged with having committed or even having been,, impli catad in the affair. However, the of ficers will be out bright and early this morning and if the escaped criminal is in hiding in the region they will appre hend him. Galsic has been so severely wounded that ho will die before morning. John Bonner, of Luttimer, was ad mitted to the state hospital last night suffering with a bullet wound in his leg. The story of the affray is as follows: During the afternoon lie visited friends and went home shortly before 0 o'clock. Soon after his arrival at home his brother-in-law, Neil Boyle, put in his appearance and being under the in fluence of drink spoke unkindly to Mr. Bonner and threatened him bodily harm. Mr. Bonner stood the abusive mutter iugs of his relative for some time, finally becoming tired, however, and ordered Mr. Boyle from the house. The intruder consented to depart, hut as he turned to leave the room after the door had been opened lie fired a shot, the bullet taking effect in Mr. Bonner's leg below the knee. The wound is not serious, but up to a late hour the sur geons had failed to find the tyall. Boyle will he arrested today. New Tailoring Ktabl lull met) t. Ralph DePierro and son. Rocco,desire their friends to know that they have opened a merchant tailoring establish ment in Gallagher's building, opposite Birkbeck brick. Centre street. Freeland. They will carry complete lines of samples from the loading foreign and domestic h Misos. Hundreds of varieties of samples will be on hand, and no difficulty will he found in suiting all patrons. Only the best of trimmings will he used. Each and every garment will be guaranteed to ho a perfect fit. Their long experience in tailoring in Freeland has given them a knowledge of the wants and desires of customers in this region. Ralph De- Pierro lias for ten years past been fore man of Refowlch's tailoring department, and is therefore no stranger to the clothes-buyers of Freeland and vicinity. His son is a graduate with high honors of Mitchell's School of Cutting, Now York city, and holds a diploma of merit from that institution. A new depart ment has been opened in this establish ment. All clothes requiring cleaning or repairing will ho placed in a condition almost equal"to now goods at a very low price. The new firm respectfully re quests the public to give their work and goods a trial. EuMter lints and Itouncts. A novel method of presenting the newest and freshest Eastertide creations of Paris milliners has been adopted by the Ladies' Home Journal for March. In that magazine the new French hats and bonnets will be pictured as they are worn. This unique display is useful, therefore, in pointing out clearly not only Fashion's decree, but the styles in headdress best suited to several contrast ed types and faces. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria* The Wear Well's celebrated One-Piece Shoe is a great seller. Nothing Is sold in this town like it for $2. For railroad work and shop wear it is unequalled. A. Oswald has just returned from Philadelphia with a full new line of dry goods and notions. You will do well by giving him a call Suits and overcoats and gents' furnish ings of all kinds reduced. Geo. Hippcl. Working mittens, 15c. At Sippel's. CASTOR IA For Infants and Children. The fac- /J Read - the - Tribune. IBM ISII If you icant a fine Shirt or Necktie you must go to Olsho's. Have yon seen our win i (loir/ Our Huts, too! J low can we sell a Stiff Hat, for which you used to pay $2, for 9He/ The finest $2.90 Hat for $1.50/ Answer: It's the quanti ty we're selling, and we're satisfied with small profits; and, besides, we buy direct from the factory, the lar gest one in America. See the Geisha Hat, the latest out. We're sole agents for the Gotham Hat. , lsllrs STOlf 1 57 Centre Street, Freeland. GREAT BARGAINS IN Dry Goods, Groceries and Provisions. Notions, Carpet? Boots and Shoes t Flour and Feed, Tobacco, Cigars, Tin and Queen-ware, Wood and WiUotoware, Table and Floor Oil Cloth, Etc. A celebrated brand of XX Hour ulways in stock. Roll Butter and Eggs a Specialty. My motto is small profits and quick sales. I always have lresh Roods and am turning my Btock every month. Every urticlo is guaranteed. AMAUDUS OSWALD, N. W. Coi'. Centre and Front Sts., Freeland. GEORGE FISHER, dealer in FRESH 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. l8 Centre street. COTTAGE HOTEL. Washington and Main Streets. IIENRY HAAS, - Proprietor, The best accommodation for permanent and transient guests. Good table. Fair rates. Dai finely stocked. Stable attached. Dr. N. MALEY, DENTIST. Second Floor, Birkbeclt Brick. OVBR BIRK BECK'S STOKE. T. CAMPBELL, dealer in Dry Goods, (b'oc orios, Hoots si ml Slioos. Also PURE WINES LIQUORS FOR FAMILY AND MEDICINAL PURPOSES. Centre and Main streets, Freeland. $1.50 PER YEAR | QIIAS. ORION STROH, Attorney and Counselor at Law and Notary Public. Ofliec: Rooms:lunci 1, Ttirkbeck Brick. Freeland. JOHN M. GARB, Atiorncy-at-Law All legal jroHapfcty attended. Poetcffloa IluUdin#, _ lteeUnd. I jyj HALPIN, Kannufocturer at Carriages, Buggies, Wagons, Ac. Walnut and Pine- Streets, Freci&xuL jyjRS. S. E. HAYES, Fire Insurance Agent. Washington Street. None but Reliable Companies Represented. Q I). IiOIIRBACH, General Hardware. Builders' supplies of every kind always in stock. \\ all paper, paints and tinware, bicy cles and repairs of i.ll sorts. South Centre street. I AMES QUIGLEY, Confectionery, Fruits, Cigars, and Tobacco. Green truck of all kinds handled in season Two doors below postoflice, Freeland. LIBOR WINTER, Restaurant and Oyster Saloon, No. 13 Front Street, Freeland. The finest liquors and cigars served at the counter, t amities supplied with oysters. G. HORACK, Baker k Confectioner. Wholesale and Retail. CENTRE STEEET, FREELAND. CENTRAL 7 HOTEL LEADING HOTEL IN FREELAND. M. 11. HUNSICKER, Prop. Rates, Sl' per day. Bar stocaed with line whiskey, wine, beer and cigars. Sale and ex change stable attached. FRANCIS BRENNAN, RESTAURANT 151 Ccutre street, Freeland. FINEST LIQUOR, BEER, PORTER, ALE, CIGARS AND TEM PERANCE DRINKS. BYA-TMSTIESS I Light Carriage Harness. $5.50, $7, $9 and $10.50. Heavy Express Harness. $10.50, sl9, s'2o and $22. Heavy Team Harness. double, $25, S2B and S3O. GEO. WISE, Jeddo and Freeland, Pa. VIENNA : BAKERY. J. B. LAUBACH, Prop. Centre Street, Freeland. CHOICE BREAD OF ALL KINDS. CAKES, AND PASTRY, DAILY. FANCY AND NOVELTY CAKES BAKED TO ORDER. Confectionery # Ice Cream supplied tn balls, parties or picnics, with all necessary adjuncts, at shortest notice and fairest prices. Delivery and supply wagons to all parte oj town and surroundings every day. DePIERRO - BROS. -CA VEw Corner of Centre and Front Streets, Freeland, Pa. Finest Whiskies in Stock. Gibson, Dougherty, Kaufer Club, [ Rosenbluth's Velvet, of which we have EXCLUSIVE SALE IN TOWN. Mumm's Extra Dry Champagne, Hennef-sy Brandy, Blackberry, Gins, Wines, Clarets, Cordials, F.tc. Imported and Domestic Cigars OYSTERS IN EVERY STYLE, j Ham and Schweitzer Cheese Sandwiches Sardines, Etc. ; MEALS AT - ALL - HOURS. Ballcntlne and Ilazleton beer on tap. Baths, Hut or Cold, 25 Cents.