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Smarts Silbakty G
f The Distinctive Garment Store
Shirts made to order $2.00 and
Suits made to order $16.00 and
Centre Street at Elm, Oil City, Pa.
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Every department of the
; I well stocked with merchandise for the winter season ; ;
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;; the prices are uniformly reasonable. There is no better'
X place at which to fill your winter needs.
Sale of Thanksgiving Linens
Featuring More Linens,
Better Linens, , at Lower
Prices Than Ever Before.
Perhaps the influence oi Fine Linen upon the .Thanksgiv
ing Dinner is not powerful enough to turn a tough turkey into
a tender one, but it surely adds glamor and charm to the festive
With three display windows outside, and every inch of
available display space within, devoted to this greatest linen
showing, now is the time to prepare for the great November
$1.25 Bleached Damask 95c.
Pure linen double satin damask; 72 inches wide, that was
a remarkable value at its original price.
Napkins to match, regularly $3.50 a dozen, at $2.85.
Table and Fancy Linens.
All Pattern Cloths 20 per cent. off.
All table Napkins 20 per cent. off.
Table Damask, regularly 50c, 60c, $1.00 and $1.50, at 45c,
49c, 65c, 85c and $1.25.
All fancy Linens 20 per cent. off.
This includes centerpieces, doilies, scarfs, luncheon sets,
etc., fn Florentine, Madiera, Cluny, etc.; or lace with cluny. A
We would be pleased to act as your depository.
Oil City Trust Company
Oil City, Pa.
Moiitura, H.at and Mildew In India.
The ruin fnl I In India, which all takes
place within four or Ore months, con
tributes largely In giving to the cli
mate Its peculiar character. The ef
fect of heavy and continuous rain In
the tropics Is to produce a dampness
In the air quite unknown in F.urope
and which Is very destructive to many
articles of European manufacture.
The moisture and heat combined set
up nil kinds of fungoid growth and de
cay lu poods which are quite unnffeit
ed by the climatic conditions of Ku
rope Mildew attacks textile goods,
leather, books and stationery. Arms,
cutlery and metal work require con
stunt supervision to preserve them.
European furniture of wood Is soon
spoiled by swelling and shrinkage or
by borer worms. Periston ble goods
soldered up In tin lined cases are not
safe If they have lieen packed In Eu
rope In wet weather. The beat Of the
ship's hold In the Hod sen or that of a
flimed Iron wagon on the Indian mil
ways, when the Iron may ncqulre n
temperature of 1(!0 degrees In the sun.
will start mildew in the cnse by the
aid of the moisture within it New
Electric Motion Sign.
The Junior member of n big electri
cal sign construction company was
walking along Broadway with n friend
after the theater. He nodded his head
toward one of tin; bln.iug ndvertise
ing displays In which a horse appears
on the gallop.
"llns it ever occurred to you how de
ti'lled must be the work of the sign
builder to represent the movements of
living beings in bulbs and make them
artistically realistic? We have to go
far afield sometimes to obtain the life
like effect That horse; for example,
plants his hoofs Just as In real life:
otherwise that sign would be an ani
mated cartoon. Now, to get the indi
vidual or disjointed movements of tho
legs In their order of sequence the
builder minded that the eye of the
camera Is keener than man's, procured
the motion picture II I in of n galloping
horse and examining each snapshot,
drew his plans lu duplicate. Flashing
his bulbs on and off with the same
speed employed by a movlo operator,
the designer lias produced the effect of
smooth and continuous motion." New
store is more than usually t
Where a Rainbow Touches th. Earth.
lu every country lu the world rain
bow folklore declares that some ob
ject of value may be found where
the ends of the beautiful arch
touch the eartb. In Sunblu the ends
are said to rest on bowls of gold; lu
Hungary, that cups of stiver will be
found at the spot where they come In
contact with the earth, lu Switzer
land it is said that :i shoe cast over the
rainbow will come to the ground on
the other side tilled to overflowing
with gold. In Bosnia It Is said that If
Iron or other base metal happens to be
at the sHt where the bow touches the
ground it will be instantly transformed
to pure gold, lu mauy parts of Ger
many." Poland, Kusstu. Belgium and
Holland it Is said to be a golden key
that may be found ut "the end of the
Ikiw." In Portugal and Spnlu they
speak of the "silver ben" having ber
nest where the bow rests, nnd In Nor
way it conies to the ground nt a spot
where a golden bowl and a sliver
spoon are hidden. In many of the chief
European countries It Is said that
water touched by the rainbow will
cure Ills and Insanity.
Th. Sweating 8yat.m.
Swell Yes. sir, 1 make nil ray money
by the sweating system by making
the other fellows do the sweating while
I rnke In the coin Friend I should
be ashamed to acknowledge it if I were
you. Swell Why. there's no harm in
being the proprietor of a Turkish bath.
Mr. Pnnpperly (reading) Man com
mits suicide by Jumping off ferryboat
Mrs. Sua pperly .Inst like n man. Why
didn't toe Jump off n dock and save
2 cents? Puck.
"Miss Many Seasons Is furious at tlie
editor of that society paper."
"He referred to her as a 'well known'
"Success comes only to those who
lead the life of endeavor." Theodore
Without Industry nnd frugality notb'
lrg will do nnd with theui everything,
Thanksgiving Sale of Tailored
Suits, Coats and Dresses.
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Bountiful stocks of apparel necessities. . You.
should be at your best for this great home day.
Offering surpassing values in Fancy and
Tailored Suits, Novelty and Practical Coats, Silk.
Lace and Wool Dresses.
This advertisement will prove a helpful guide '
in your preparations.
An Unusual Offering of 150 Women's Suits.
Distinctive Fancy Tailored models made especially for this store,
$27.50 and $32.50,
Actual values $35.00 to $50.00. The season's smartest materials are
shown in all the fashionable colorings. The coats are beautifully ,
lined with peau de cygne and Skinner satin and heavily interlined for
winter comfort. Another special offering of
50 Fancy Tailored Suits,
Made especially for this store. The best materials and the most at
tractive models of the season are represented in this assortment. All
$18.50 and $22.50,
Actual value $25.00 to $30.00. Two exceptional specials in
Women's Winter Coats.
60 Women's Street Coats. Made of the most popular winter
Materials in a large and varied assortment for selection,
$15.00 and $18.00,
Actual values $20.00 to $25.00. '
100 Smart Practical Coats
Of wool, novelty and plain materials. Handsomely lined and com
fortably interlined and unlined. Heavy warm coats. The very latest
models to select from,
$22.50 and $25.00,
Actual value $27.60 to $36.00.
Fancy Tailored Suits,
Reproductions of imported models of all the desirable winter fabrics
$37.50, $40.00, $45.00 to $60.00,
Actual values $50.00 to $86.00.
111 CENTRE ST.,
Geasral Carranza, Lesil:r o!
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DUN'S REVIEW OF TRADE
Storms Caused Some Interruption of
Business Operations During Week.
Dun's Review of Trade says this
"Severe storms this week caused
interruption to business and Involved
.onslderable property loss.
"Broadly considered, the mercantile
and industrial situation continues
fairly satisfactory and signs of trade
recession are by no means uniform.
Rather more encouraging conditions
prevail in Iron and steel.
"Developments In the Mexican situ
ation were an important ' factor in
financial circles with the better out
look reflected in a more confident feel
ing and a rising tendency In securities.
"Failures this week numbered 299
in the United States against 211 last
year and 42 in Canada compared with
37 a year ago." '
Husband Shoots Wife, Kills Himself.
George McCarl, sixty years old, went
to the kitchen of his home near Hunt
ingdon, Pa., and shot his wife, Mrs.
Elizabeth McCarl, forty, through the
abdomen, and then turned the weapon
on himself, sending a bullet through
his brain. The motive of the deed is
said to have been the refusal of the
wile to prepare his breakfast at 3
o'clock In the morning.
New Remedy For High Coat
The People's institute of New York
city has a new suggestion for cut
ting the cost of living. It would hive
the government Issue 2V&, 3 and 12
cent pieces and paper money in de
nominations of 25 and 50 cents.
Go After Peanut Trust.
Investigation of a peanut trust
among buyers operating in Virginia
was begun by the department of
Pittsburg. Nov. 18.
Cattle Choice, $S.50 iff 8.75; prime.
$8.15(8.40; good, $7.50'? 8; heifers,
$57.60; bulls, $4.507.25; cows,
$3.607.60; fresh cows and springers,
Sheep and Lambs Prime wethers,
$4.75 4.85; good mixed, $4.354.0;
fair mixed, $3.604.15; lambs. $r
$7.25; veal calves, $10.75U.26;
heavy and thin calves, $7 8.
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OIL CITY, PA. 1
Hogs Prime heavy. $7.9?7.95;
heavy mixed, mediums, heavy York
ers, light Yorkers and pigs, $7.80;
roughs, $77.35; stags, l6.25f-6.35.
Cleveland, Nov, It.
Cattle Choice fat steers, $8(f 8.40;
good to choice, $7.60?8.25; choice
heifers, $7x7.50; milchers and spring
ers. $60 0.
Hogs Yorkers, $8.408.60; mixed,
$8.4008.50; heavies, 8. 40ft 8.60; pigs
and lights, $88.25; roiighs. $7.50;
Lambs Good to choice, $7.76 8;
fair to good, $7 7.50; culls to com
Sheep Mixed, $4.254.60; bucks,
$30-3.50: culls, $3iff4.
Calves Good to choice, $11.60012;
heavy and common. $5(38.50.
Chicago, Nov. 18.
Hogs Receipts, 48.000. Bulk of
J6.65rti9.55; Texas steers
stockers and feeders.
cows and heifers, $3.20(0 8.10; calves,
Sheep Receipts, 52.0C0. Native,
$3.80 4.90; yearlings. $5.40(g6.10;
lambs, native, $5.607.20.
Wheat Dec, 8614-
Corn Dec, 7114.
Oats Dec, 38.
East Buffalo. Not. 18.
Cattle Receipts, 7,800 head. Prime
steers, $8.608.75; shipping, $7.75
8.40; butchers, $7 8.35;' cows, $3.50
6.85; bulls, $4.75(6 5.25; heifers, $5.60
7.50; stock heifers, $4.766.25;
ttockers and feeders, $5.507; fresh
tows and springers, $40100.
Hogs Receipts, 24,000 head. Heavy,
(8.158.25: mixed, $8.15 8.20; York
ers, $8(5 8.15; pigs, $7.758; roughs,
$7.257.40; stags, $6.607; dairies,
$6 8.15. '
Sheep Receipts, 18,000 head.
Lambs, $5.507.35; yearlings, $4.50
6; wethers, $4.756; ewes, $2.50
4.60; mixed, $4.604.7S.
He Paid For the Boots.
According to uu bid French tale, a
number of shoemakers argue the ques
tion, Which one of them Is the most
meekly submissive to bis wife? To the
one who Is lenst so the host offers to
give the best pair of boots In tils shop.
If any one claims the boots nnd fulls
to prove his claim he must pny double
price for them. The boots are claimed
by n nmu who dec lures that be Is not
nfrnid of his wife. Tho man who of
fered the prize is somewhat taken
aback by the man's confident manner,
but he determines not to let his boots
go without nn attempt to suve tbeiu.
"The hoots nre stiff. I think," he suld.
"Take this grease with you to soften
them, but put It lusidu your waistcoat,
so that my wife may not see It."
"Oh. no," was the reply, and the
grease was hastily pushed away. "No;
my wife would be frightful mad if 1
should grease my waistcoat."
Then the other promptly decided
that he must pny double price for the
Tommy Pop. what Is an expert?
Tommy's Pop An expert, my son. Is
n person who is able to Impress us
with how little we really know.
Against His Principle.
"Mr grocer won't sue me If I don't
pay liliu." "
"lie never adopts legal measures."
A Logical Cure.
The venom of bees Is now employed
us n cure for ophthalmia. Nothing
really opens a fellow'M eyes like being
well stung. -Washington Post.
When The Villain'! - Gels Killed
In The Last Act
It Is All Make Believe.
He gets killed every night just the same.
We find the same parallel in clothes buying.
Lots of the clothes you can buy are make believes "villains" as it were and they often
die with the first wearing.
There are no clothes in this man's town or any other man's town that are any better than
what we have.
We believe our assortment is perfect.
We know of no concern in the country that offers better values than we do, and our prices
on high grade qualities are guaranteed the lowest named anywhere.
Beautiful All Wool Hand Tailored Suits and Overcoats $8.00 to $36.00.
Great values at $16.00 to $26.00.
Oil Citj, r.
"It Is Me."
The growth of language Is marked
by many changes In the meanings and
pronunciations of words and by the In
traduction of new words where need
ed. Its decay' Is Influenced by the ever
Increasing tendency to slung nnd to
colloquialisms, which form a "peculiar
kind of Vagabond ' language, always
hanging on the outskirts of legitimate
sieeh, but continually straying or
forcing its way Into respectable com
pany." Whatever the' chilngos. con-.
Mructlve or destructive, can any pro
fessor or armies of wise and learned
ineu make "It Ik me" correct any more
than they can Justify four times clgbt
equal thirty -six? ' Such teaching gives
rise to the attltudo of ninny school
girls who have the Idea that It Is af
fected to say "It Is I." They expect
to be laughed at when they use cor
rect constructions. Even a lawyer of
my acquaintance told us that if he
were to sek correctly he would lose
business with certain clients, men "In
the rough," who would think be felt
above them. Is It not sad that an In
telligent use of language Is so rare
that It sets ' the accurate speaker
apart? Leila Sprngue Learned in At
lantic Monthly. '
What Blockade Mean.
The object of a blockade Is to prevent
the communication of a country with
the outside World nnd to stop the en
trance of supplies of provisions, ma
terials of war or reinforcements.
A vessel is not liable to sclxure If It
Is In Ignorance of the blockade. A ves
sel Is allowed to enter a blockaded port
If It Is in danger or distress. Mall
itenuiers,' if no contraband of war is
carried, and neutral warships can en
ter nnd leave a blockaded port.
A blockade to be effective must be
maintained by a sufficient force to pre
vent the entrance of neutral vessels
Into the blockaded port or ports and
must be formally proclaimed.
The most extensive blockade ever
conducted was carried out by the fed
erals during ' the wnr between the
states. It extended for 3.M) miles
along the Atlantic const and the gulf
of Mexico nnd lusted four years. Lon
Rare Violin 8enee.
An amateur violinist In town here,
says the Glasgow News., hongltt n fid
dle secondhand for a mere song. He
lng of opinion that be had made a
denl, he sent It to n well known violin
expert who undertakes to give an opin
ion as to the value of Instruments,
monetary nnd otherwise purely for the
love of It Tho expert assured him
thnt there was nothing unusual about
the fiddle nnd thnt It was worth about
n couple of Kunds. That Is nliout
nbout twelve years ngo, nnd recently
the violin wns again sent to the ex
pert for criticism. The reply was con
tained in one eloquent sentence. "This
violin has been here before." Consid
ering that this gentleman criticises a
very great number of Instruments ev
ery year, and that he gunrnntees thnt
violins will not be mnrked In any way,
this Is surely nn extrnordlnary example
of violin "sense."
The Firefly's Light.
Prolmbly us fur back as 1733 it was
known that the luminous parts of fire
flies, glowworms, etc., could be dried
and preserved out of contact with the
air for considerable periods without
losing their light giving power. In
late years It has beeu possible to prove
this permanence of the light giving
power for nt lenst eighteen months.
Knstle mid McDermltt were able upon
opening tubes containing the luminous
organs of the common firefly preserv
ed In hydrogen or a vacuum to obtain
quite a brilliant light by simply mois
tening with water.' The light was In
creased when hydrogen peroxide re
pluced the water. However, scientists
have yet to discover the firefly's secret
of producing light without heat.
Fire end Water.
Water will extinguish n fire because
the water forms a coating over the
fuel, which keeps It from the air, and
the conversion of water Into steam
draws off the heat from the burning
fuel. A little wnter makes a fire
fiercer, while a large quantity of water
puts It out. The explanation is that
wnter Is composed of oxygen and hy
drogen. When, therefore, the fire can
decompose the water Into Its simple
elements It serves as fuel to the flames
"Gracious, Smith, old boy, how are
you? I hnven't seen you for ages. You
are altered. I should scarcely know
"Excuse me. sir, my mime is not
"Great Scott! Your name nltered as
well?" London Answers.
Ladies', Misses' and Children's Furs sets or separate pieces Fur
Quality targe assortment and prices the basis on which this store expects
to command ycur fur preference. There is no article of merchandise on
which the quality so widely varies. There is no set standard of quality.
Two coats or two suits may be alike, but no two animals ever grew pelts
So it is only a question of preferred selection ability to distinguish
quality. We feel that an experience extending over a period of 26 years
ably fits us to determine fur quality and fur value. Added to that is this
store's guarantee and the guarantee of the best fur house in America with
every piece we sell. A few odd pieces fur priced $1.00, $1.60 and $2.00
each. Sets at from $7.60 to $176.00.
Children's sets at from $2.60 and upward.
New Plaid Skirts
$3.50, $4, $4.50,
$8.50 and $10
Price range will give you some slight idea of the extent of this skirt as
sortment. Those great big handsome Scotch plaids and the equally pretty
but finer French plaids. The very popular shepherd's check and the even
check In which black predominates. A comprehensive skirt display that
one word adequately describes this skirt showing.
An Appalachian Door.
Any one of tact nnd common sense
ran go as lie pleases through the dark
est corner of Appuluchlu without lielug
molested, says u writer lu Outing.
Tact however, implies the will and
the Insight to put yourself truly lu the
other man's place. Imagine yourself
born. bred, circumstanced like hi in. It
Implies hIko the courtesy of doing as
you would be done by If you were in
that fellow's shoes no arrogance, no
condescension, but man to man on a
footing of equal manliness.
And there are "inn nners" in the rud
est community customs nnd rults of
conduct that It Is well to leuru before
one goes fur utield. For example,
when you stop nt n mountain cabin if
no dogs sound uu alarm do not walk
up to the door nnd knock. You tire
expected to call out "Hello!" until
some one comes out to Inspect jou.
None but the most Intimate neigh
bors neglect this usage, nnd there In
mighty good reason buck of It In a
land where the path to one's door may
be a warputh. New York Horuld.
Lured to Destruction.
The Inhubitunts of the Scllly Islnnds
In the old days looked upon the oc
currence of n wreck ns n blessing of
providence, nnd stories nre extant
utiout thanks being offered for a wreck
lu various parts of the country.
Some of the stories told us by the
Islanders themselves, says Country
Life, show that there wns uu almost
diabolical cleverness In the way In
which the storm tossed mariner wns
lured to destruction. For example. It
wns common to burn false lights, thnt
were calculated to bring the ships on
the rocks instead of warning them
nwny, nnd worse, even, than this wns
There was nt one time a gang of
wreckers, who, when n storm was
brewing, fastened a bright light to the
horns of a cow nnd sent her to graze
along the cliffs, to the bewilderment
nnd deception of the sailors Needless
to say, this spirit bus entirely changed
London's Destructive Atmosphere.
The smoke nnd soot thnt nre nlwnys
in the atmosphere (there nre (UXK) tons
of soot bunging over London every
day) contain lots of sulphur, and this
sulphur when it meets certain sub
stances forms sulphuric acid or vitriol
It wns the vitriol in the atmosphere
that brought the grent roof of Charing
Cross station down with n crush n few
years ngo. The engine smoke bud eat
en uway the Iron, which wns lusutll
clently painted. And some years ngo,
before the London underground wus
electrified. It wns u grent Joke nt one
of the stations for passengers to go and
poke umbrellas into a certain Iron
girder, which nt one point wus nearly
us soft as putty. Paint Is In such enses
the engineer's grent standby. In some
ways paint Is more powerful than Iron.
M my London buildings might be said
Oil City, Ta.
$5, $6.50, $7.50, f
to be pniclli-ully held together by paint,
particularly railway stations. Pear
Lang Willie's Retort.
A Scotch caddie Is almost certain to
be u shrewd observer of men and
things, and he Is frequently girted with
n sharp tongue of his own.
Uiug Willie was for many years a
well known figure on the St. Andrews
golf links On the occasion of Louis
Kossuth's visit to St. Andrews a pub
lic dinner was given In his honor, anil
Willie applied for n ticket to the bailie
who wns In charge of the nrraiige
moots. The worthy man curtly re
fused the application, saying to Willie
thnt It wns "no place for the likes of
him to be ut the dinner."
"No for te likes of me!" wus Wil
lie's Indignant rejoinder. "I've been In
the compnny of gentlemen from 11 to
4 o'clock mnlst dnys for the Inst thirty
year, nnd that's mulr than you can
Blowing Out an Egg.
To blow out nn egg make a smnll
hole In ench end. bore the holes with
a large darning needle or hatpin, press
ing steadily, but not too hard, nnd
twisting the point round nnd round
until n smnll bole hns beeu punctured;
then enlarge the hole slightly with the
sharp point of your scissors, being
careful not to crack the shell In doing
so. Make the hole In the large end
of the shell a trltlo larger thun the one
In the small end. Hold the egg over
n bowl, put the smnll end to your lips
nnd blow steadily until nil the egg hns
run out of the shell.
"Other things being equnl," she nsk
ed," "don't you think a girl has a better
hunce than n widow hns to get mar
ried?" "Perhaps." he replied, "but a widow
hardly ever gives n mnn n chance to
consider other things equal." Chlcngo
"You hnven't ninny relntlves, hnve
"Worlds of them."
"I never meet nny of them nt your
"No: they've nil got more money
than I have." Judge
Bound to Be Missed.
"Will anybody miss me when
"Plenty of people. There's the piano
man with his dollar n week, the ency
clopedia man with his dollar and the
insurance ngent with his .10 eents."
Knusas City Journal.
The Poor Waiter.
Old Lady (who has been lunching
with her sonl-Here. Wllllnni, you left
this quarter on the table by mistake.
It's lucky I saw It. because the waiter
had bis eye on It- Life.