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THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1903.
NOTE—AII advertisers Intending to make
chanties In their ads. should notify us of
their Intention to do so not later than Mon
The Butler Co. National Bank.
L. Stein & Son's Useful Gifts.
Crystal Water Co.
Patterson Bros' Holiday Presents.
B. C. Huselton's Santa Clans.
Schaul & Nasfa Why.
Mrs. J. E. Zimmerman's Holiday An
Jno. S. Wick's Christmas Hits.
Alfred A. Campbell's Christmaa Gifts.
Tbe Modern Store's Suggestions.
Douglass's Golden Bale.
Erin Bros' Xxnas Goods.
Pittsburg Organ & Piano Co.
Dr. Pierce's Iron Nature.
Mr. and Mrs. Mahaffey and Miss Mil
ler, The Opticians.
Administrators and Executors of estate
cm secure their receipt books at the CI 11
ZKN office, and persons making public sales
their note books.
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
—This is the busy season for the "de
—The Ziegler store in Mars was rob
bed last Friday night
—During zero weather off-sets in the
sidewalks are doubly dangerous.
—Fires and railroad wrecks form the
balk of the news in the dailies, these
—The mercury was below zero, Moil
day morning—the frostiest morning we
have yet had.
—About the cheapeet looking thing
to be seen iu a bargain store is a man
waiting for his wife.
—J. Bell Neff will deliyer a lecture
in Karns City Methodist church, Dec.
21st. All are invited.
The 3 p. m. train from Allegheny now
leaves at 3 o'clock—and it takes about
twenty minutes t J get over to that sta
—The weather moderated last Satur
day, and our stores filled up with shop
pers. that evening. Christmas will not
be ao bad in Butler, after all.
—The Chicago professor who says we
must not bathe has evidently discovered
a new and frightful danger in water,
which will make the average small boy
dance with delight. .
—After a shutdown on account of a
strike the coal mines at Evans City and
Wahlville are again in operation, the
scale presented by President Patrick
Dolan having been accepted by both the
miners and operators.
—Have a look at your name label on
this copy of the CITIZEN, and if it does
not read Jan. 1, 1904, you are in ar
rears for subscription Please consider
this an invitation to send a remittance,
or call and have the date on label
—The following is on a hospital doc
tor as an actual occurrence: An opera
tion had just been performed. "Where
am I?" asked the patient as he came
oat of the anesthetic's influence. "In
heaven," said the doctor. "Well, lam
much surprised to see you here, doctor,"
said the patient.
—The committee appointed by the
board of trustees of the Clarion State
Normal School to condact an investiga
tion in the celebrated rake-off case filed
its report last Thursday. The commit
tee flhds that the charges were not sus
tained by the evidence,and recommends
that the request of Treasurer I. M.
Shannon of the school that prosecution
be instituted be refused.
The seventh set of concerts this sea
son by the Pittsburg Orchestra will be
given Friday evening and Saturday
afternoon, Dec. 18th and 19th, in Car
negie Music Hall, Pittsburg. For these
conceits Mr. Herbert has choseu a pro
gram that will appeal to the best tastes
of the community.
Fannie Bloom field Zeisler, pianist, is
the soloist at these concerts.
Grand Opera House, Pittsburg.
CHRISTMAS PANTOMINE NEXT WEEK
It is the privilege of any of us to
make the acquaintance of a Goody Two-
Shoes, and put a Christmas glow in her
sunken old heart, just as it is in onr
power thus to personify other familiar
characters of fiction, and make them
the means ot stimulating onr laggard
charity. That is the peculiar and
crowning excellence of the Mother
Ckwse stories, of which this year's gor
geous Xmas Pantomine at the Grand
Opera house, "Babes in the Woods,"
formß one of the Mother Goose series of
nursery stories, including "Cinderella,"
"Aladin," "Bluebeard," "The Sleeping
Beauty and the Beast," "Puss in Boots,"
"Bed Riding Hood," "Little Thumb,"
"Alice in Wonderland," etc.
Change of climate may check but
won't cure consumption. Victor Lung
Byrup absolutely cures when consump
tion is in first stages. Strikes at root of
You will find just what you want in a
fall suit or overcoat at Ritter &
Insurance and Real Estate.
If you wish to sell or buy property
you will find it to your advantage to see
Wm. H. Miller, Insurance and Real
Fetate. Room 508, Butler County
National Bank building.
Your fall suit at Ritter & Bocken
Heduced Kates to New Orleans.
On account of the meetings of the
American Economic Society and the
American Historical Society, at New
Orleans, La,, Dec. 28 to Jan. 1, the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company will
sell roand-trip tickets to New Orleans
and return from all stations on its lines,
Dec. 24, 25 and 20, good for return pas
sage until Jan. 5, inclusive, at reduced
rates. For specific information consult
Will be sorry if you do not call at Clee
land's' Jewelry Store, to look for a
Christmas gift. Finest goods that can
be sold for the price.
Ritter & Rockenstein's seem to be
leaders in men'B and boys' clothing.
An enterprising fanner in this section
to canvass dnring the late fall and
winter among the farmers in his vicini
ty. Must be active, capable and honest.
Work will prove profitable to a good
man and can be made a source of
regular and easily earned income each
year. To it may be devoted as much or
as little time as desired. If interested
write at once to T, M. G., Box 74,
Albany, N. Y.
Choice Holiday Heading.
With the approach of Christmas, the
newspapers and magazines throughout
the country are bending |heir energies
toward issuing handsome and elaborate
holiday editions. The Christmas num
ber of The Pittsbnrg Sunday Press, to
be issued December 20, promises to sur
pass in excellence all previous efforts of
this up-to date and enterprising news
paper, and to eclipse, iu copiousness of
elegant reading matter, timely stories
of fiction, color pages,children's and spe
cial pages for women, and comic pages,
any papers issued in the eastern cities,
and to closely rival those of the metrop
THE TYPHOID SCOURGE.
Quite a number of the typhoid pa
tients have already recovered or are
convalescent. The total number of
deaths from fever to date, since the out
break, is about fifty-one, and the total
number of cases repotted up to Sunday
It has been a remarkable scourge, and
all due, apparently, to the impure water
pumped into the reservoir directly from
the creek, for several days after tbe
dam broke, and before the new dam
was completed, during which time the
banks of the creek below the old dam
was lying full of dead and rotting fish.
A warning at that time would have
saved some lives in Butler, and thou
sands of dollars, but who ever dreamt
The Relief committees continue their
work of relieving those in distress; some
of tbe members giving their entire time
to the work; and the State Board of
Health has representatives here examin
ing into every detail of our water sup
ply, and distributing disenfectants to
the eight hundred houses, in which
cases of typhoid have appeared.
Conditions at the Thorn Run dam and
water-shed are now said to be perfect,
and the reservoir is to be emptied and
purified. In this connection, however,
the question arises—Should not every
town or water company own its own
water-shed, as New York does to-day.
or else secure its supply from artesian
wells, as eome larger towns than Butler
are doing to-day.
Yesterday, the General Committee
issued the following statement:
"The popnlation of Butler and Lyn
dors, adjoining, is 18,000. A conserva
tive estimate of those dependent npon
daily wages is 14,000. We have no
means of ascertaining expected cases of
typhoid fever except reports by ward
committees, which for the past week
have averaged 12 new cases a day. The
nature of relief work thus far consists
in furnishing nurses and hospital sup
plies and providing for all temporal
wants where the bread- winners or any
other needy or deserving persons have
been stricken with the disease
Our town has been prosperous and we
have a fair number of well-to-do citizens
who have contributed generously to the
relief fund. Thus far the recent addi
tion of large manufacturing interests in
the town and the consequent influx of
large foreign population, representing
various nationalities, and who are only
moderate wage earners,have necessarily
caused the draft made upon the gen
erosity of the citizens.
The present organization, founded for
the relief of sufferers, is composed of
a general committee, elected by the
citizens at a mass meeting held iu our
court house Sunday. November 29, with
and under whom are working various
auxiliary and ward committees, and all
of whom are and have been devoting
their undivided time and attention to
the work of relief. This committee has
appointed sub-committees in each ward
to look after the sufferers therein, and
supplies ordered after investigation as
may be required. As to the estimate
of money required, we can only say this
is the first experience of an epidemic in
the history of our municipality, and our
inexperience led us as first to suppose
that our own resources w ere sufficient
to meet the emergency.
Typhoid experts and eminent physi
cians who have had large experience in
epidemics of this character insist that
we are confronted with a siege that in
all human probability will continue to
a greater or lesser degree for a period
of from two to three months from this
date, and that will involve an expendi
ture of from $75,000 to SIOO,OOO before
the scourge will be completely eradicat
ed and the normal condition of our
community restored. The present con
tributions aggregate $25,000. Our
records show that up to date there has
been expended for general relief pur
poses SIB,OOO in a period of 14 days,
leaving a balance of $7,000, which will
be exhausted within one week. The
extensive sanitary work made necessary
by the existence of the epidemic has
been assumed by the state board of
health of Pennsylvania, thereby reliev
ing our committee of all expense and
anxiety in this direction, and every
dollar thus received or to be received
will be applied directly to the actual
necessities of the deserving sick and
And in view of the fact that our mu
nicipality at present has a bonded in
debtedness practically up to the limit
allowed by law, we cannot bond the
town to meet the emergency and are de
pendent entirely upon the continued
generosity of our own citizens, supple
mented by the loveis of humanity else
where. In view of this condition of af
fairs, the citizens of Butler, through
their committees and burgess, appeal to
the generosity of the people of the
United States for contributions of cash
to aid them in fighting the epidemic.
All contributions should be made to
Thomas J. Shnfflin, treasurer cf the re'
At the meeting of the general com
mittee Tuesday evening Andrew W.
McCollough resigned as chairman of the
Fourth ward committee, stating that
the long hours of work and the scenes
of suffering, rain and wapt which he
witnessed every day had reduced him to
the verge of nervous prostration. The
resignation was reluctantly accepted
and George Evans was elected Mr. Mc-
Collough's successor. The latter re
mains a member of the executive com
mittee and committee on cases.
Bnt five cases were returned Tuesday
by physicians to the board of health,
the names of those having taken sick
being J. A. Ehmer, Second street; Mil
ton Cottrell, South street; Theodore
Zimmerman, Millerstown road: Anna
Ligon, Elm street and Clyde Young of
Among those who are said to be dan
gerously ill today are David W. Austin
of the South Penn Oil Company; Perry
M. Starr and Miss Margaret Brandon.
O Several nii-e subscriptions have been
received dnring the past few days, and
among them checks fTom the Grand
Lodge of Elks, $2,000; B. & O. R. R.,
$750; James Bredin, $200; People's Na
tional Bank of Pittsburg, $200; Grove
City, $480; T. N. Barnsdall, $250; the
children of Johnstown, $352; citizens of
Pittsburg, $2,600; Erie citizens, $500;
B. &L. E. R. R. Co., $500; Franklin
citizens, $562; Mt. Jewet, $125; A.Love
Concert C 0.5125; Slipperyrock boro and
vicinity, $500; United Presbyterian Ben
efit association, Monmouth, 111., SSO;
Methodist church of Vandergrift, $75;
Taylor Hose Company, Meadville, SSO ,
j citizens of North Washington, $100: cit
izens of Indiana, Pa., $133; of Ilarris
; burg. $428; of Warren, Pa., S6B; of La
i trobe, $600; Syria Temple, Pittsburg,
SSO; First Presbyterian church, Sharon,
$95; Allegheny National bank, $700;
Elks of Dußois, $100; Fire Association,
Philadelphia, $100; Aetna Insurance
Company, SIOO, besides many private
subscriptions ranging from $1 to SIOO.
On Saturday morning the grand jury
made its final presentment, finding as
John Parado, larceny from person
Jane Chambers, fornication.
Amstazia Badar, a&b. obstructing a
Cbas. P. Egans. a&b, (two bills).
Wm. Say. a&b.
J. Raymond Pacovsky, embezzlement,
obtaining money on false pretenses.
Anton Mattaiasic, embezzlement, ob
taining money on false pretense.
S. V. Kerr and John Z. Murrin,
malicious mischief and a&b.
NOT TRUE BILLS
Jos Cataline, a&b, costs on county.
Maria Kozak, a&b, costs on countv
S Bozka and Mike Mazelik, robbery
Nick Crinoch, agg a&b, costs on
Richard Herron, larceny.
Geo. Cassidy, surety of peace, costs
Marcis Marsos, larceny.
Lewis Bohn, a&b.costs on prosecutor,
W. J. Stepp, agg. a&b
New bridges were recommended over
Kyles Run in Harrisville; over Three
Mile Run in Penn twp.; and over Little
Buffalo Creek in Buffalo twp.
Altogether the grand jury acted on 42
bills, finding 30 bills and ignoring 12.
The County Home was found in good
condition, a gas engine was recommend
ed for pumping the water. The jail
was found in good repair, but disin
fecting was recommended.
Lizzie E Barrickman vs H. R. Bi>r
riokman, libel in divorce for cruelty.
Andrew Dalen vs A. K. Stoughtor,
foreign attachment on a lot in Harmony.
Edward J. Ohl vs Rafers Carr, deft,
and Butler Steam Laundry, garnishee,
attachment on a judgment of #414 on
goods in hands of garnishee.
Etta Christy vs Charles Christy,
petition for divorce.
In the case of Com. vs W. E. Hays,
selling liquor for a non-resident party,
a re-trial resulted in a verdict of not
guilty and the county pay the costs.
Hays was convicted on the charge at
the last term. Motion for a new trial
was made and argued and the court re
versed its former ruling as to the sale in
question and the acquittal resulted.
A like verdict was rendered in the
case of Sigmund Sturn, who at the Sept.
term was convicted of Felling without
Ralph Faulk plead guilty to a charge
of larceny and was fined costs and $35
and sent to jail for one day.
A man who stole a horse from Mr.
Col breath, of Butler, sometime ago, and
sold him to a man in Harmony for a
fifth of his value, was arrested in Red
Row, vesterday morning. The horse
was taken out of the county, but will
be sent for.
The case of Com. vs Jas. Bricker
charged with a&b for shooting at a son
of Dave George, was settled by the pay
ment of costs and SSO to the prosecutor.
The case of Com. vs John S Miles
was settled by the payment of S3OO.
Geo. Williams, a&b, was sentenced
to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
The Millerstown rumpus in which
Chas. Egans is accused of agg a&b and
Egans in turn accuses Wm. Lackey,
Gus Aldinger, Campbell and others for
a&b for pushing him off a walk and for
soaking him with water from the fire
hose at the fire of the Millerstown lock
up, has been on trial for the last two
In the case of Com. vs John F. Rin
inger, a Kentucky liquor agent, who
was convicted of illegal selling at the
Sept. term, and to whom a new trial
wan granted, a verdict of not guilty
and the county pay the costs was
rendered by direction of the court.
Max Reffe and Lewis Wise plead
guilty to selling tobacco to boys and
were each fined $lO and costs
The case of Com. vs John Wise of
Butler was continued until next term;
also the malicious mischief and a&b
cases against S. V. Kerr and John Z.
Abe Flick and Hugh Connelly plead
guilty to charges of selling adulterated
blackberry brandy which had been
palmed off on them as the simon, pure
H. N. Berekbichler plead gnilty to
selling maple syrup which was proved
Julia A. Knauff was appointed guar
diah of three minor children of John D.
F. A. Matello and B and C. DeTullo,
were naturalized Tuesday.
Bertha Love has been granted a di
vorce on payment of costs from Cleyde
Love of Butler.
The divorce case of Minnie Schuler
vs Alonzo Schuler was heard and di
vorce granted, to issue in 20 days on
payment of cost.
A sentence imposed upon a criminal
in a Texas court last week beats all
records in the world's history. Allen
Brown was conyicted of assault and
burglary at Rusk in Cherokee county
and the jury gave him 1.000 years for
assault and another jury gave him 25
years for burglary.
P. E. Dierkin, adm'r of Henry
Dierkin, was given leave to sell real
estate in Oakland twp.
Jas. E. Marshall was appointed guar
dian of N. Emma and Eddie H. Mar
shal), minor children of Mrs. R. A.
The Northern Securities merger case
was taken up by the U, S. Supreme
Court, sitting in Washington, Monday,
and it promises to become one of the
greatest ever heard by that Court.
A deed was placed on record Wednes
day, made April 2, 1880, in which John
A. and Francis C. Roebling transferred
to John G. Helmbold 324 acres in Buf
falo, now Jefferson township, for $81!).
The will of Dr. A. H. Kistler, made
Nov. 10, 1903, has been filed. It reads,
"If I shall not recover from this fever,
my wife Eturna shall haye all my real
estate, personal property and insur
ance. I ask her to pay my just debts.
Charles Lavas of Lyndora has been
charged with larceny.
John W. Powell was appointed guar
dian of Birdie L. Pfeifer.
The Inspectors' report on the Gil:
ghrist bridge, in Marion township, was
T C Kennedy to L H Ebert lot in
Mars for $125.
Geo R White, Trustee, to A A Beatty
108 acres in Butler twp. for $4600.
J H Troutman and others to Nellie
Capin lot in Butler twp. for S4OO.
John M Anchors to E E Tirk assign
ment of 7 acre lease in Allegheny for
John S Harbison to Mary and Lydia
Harbison 2 acres id Middlesex for $l3O.
E A Totten to Frank Totten lot in
Petrolia for SIOOO.
Walil Bros, to Wm. Wahl, lot in
Evans City for sl.
W R Riddle to Ruth A Marshall, quit
claim to lot in Portersville for S6OO.
G D Hooks to H M Watters lot in
Mars for $250.
August Heim to Jos (iecsbergler lot
in Butler for $450.
M L Gibson to H H Goncher 130 acres
in Venango for $lOOl.
John S Harbison to Thomas Morrow
50 acres iu Middlesex for $3600.
Jacob Boos to Albert F Osinan lot in
Plank Road for S6OO.
Jennie M White to J C Stuart lot in
Butler twp for S3OO.
Chas Mosthaf to T O Jones 80 acres
in Clinton for $6500.
J C Stuart to H C Coffman lot in
Butler twp for $250.
Clement Rocca Hilliard
Belcastro Fortunate "
James T. McCandless Butler
Lida J. Albert Euclid
Walter G. Webster Harmony-
Georgia E. Hunter Eyans City
C. P. Andrew, of Forward township,
visited friends in Butler, Monday.
J. R. Kennedy of Adams township
served on the grand jury, last week.
Henry Roenigb, of Winfield town
ship, visited friends in Butler, Monday.
W. W. Morrison, of Slipperyrock,
was in town on business. Wednesday.
Robert Harbisou andC. L. Dunbar, of
Middlesex, did some shopping in Butler,
A, W. Critcblow, of Reibold, attend
ed to some business matters in Butler,
Dr. H. A. McCandless, the dentist,
has recovered from the fever, and is
back in bis office.
Father Carrol, of the English Catho
lic church, here, has been transferred
to the church at Kittanning.
Mrs J. A. Love, of Versailles, is vis
iting her parents, Mr. and Mrs A. C.
Williams, of Mercer street.
Miss Sue Mechling has returned to
her home "Breeze Place" after a pleas
ant visit with friends in Pittsburg and
W. R. Turner, the B. & O. ticket
agent here, who has had a long and
serious siege of the fever, is at last con
Miss Gertrude Seibert has been called
home from Circleville, O , on account
of the serious illness of her nephew. \ ic
James Burchfield, an employee of the
of the "Bessie." was samlbageed and
robbed near the freight station, last
James M. Maxwell, Esq.. received his
commission as a Justice of the Peace,
.Monday morning, and will open an of
fice in the Cypher building, with Col
Mrs. S. J. Anderson, of Flick, lost a
roll of money between Miller's shoe
store and Berg's bank. A liberal re
ward will be paid for return of the same
to the CITIZEN office.
Mr. Bricker, Mr.Stoner, W.K. Camp*
bell and Jerry Eberhart represented the
Butler county granges at the state meet
ing at Scranton, last week. They re
turned home Saturday.
Brer Whistler, of the Mercer Press,
in a personal note about a former Mer
cerite now living in the West, says he
"is doing finely and has recently experi
enced religion, but is keeping the matter
rather qniet until ho evens up on some
old-time hoss trades."
The President in the White House has
his trials and tribulations as well as the
peasant in his cottage, only a great
many more of them. Among the pres
ents sent to His Excellency last week
were a bull l>up. a cat and a glass
snake. And yet it appears that he is
willing td stand for re-election. —Ex
Jim Wallace says they have had no
"gems" in Zelienople, and do not in
tend having any They placed a fine
screen across the creek just below the
month of Little creek, and when they
see any trying to get through they shoo
them up the Little, and into Yellow
creek, where they come to their death
in the water of the old salt well.
L. W. Daugherty of Slippery rock
township was in town, Saturday, for
the first time since his return from
Alaska, (Nov. 20th). where he was pro
specting for oil for a Seattle Co The
oil oozes from the ground in several
localities there bnt has not, as yet, been
found by the drill. Loyal has a great
artesian well on his place ia Slippery
rock township, along the creek, near nis
dam -a well that produces sixty barrels
of good, soft water, per hour, and
which, if pumped to the top of Fultz
hill, nearby, would run to Butler.
Clara Barton, president of the Red
Cross society of this country, and now
an aged la(!y, came to Butler, last
Saturday, and cn Sunday evening spoke
from the pn'pit of the U. P. church,
giving a short history of the society,
and her connection with it. The society
was organized in Geneva, Switzerland,
in 1874, its object being to alleviate, as
far as possiMe, the suffering on the
field of battle. Representatives of all
the European nations were at the meet
ing, the reverse of the Swish flag was
adopted as the badge, and the society
received the recognition and sanction of
all the European governments. She
happened to be in Europe during the
Franco-Prussian war, saw the society
at work on a battlefield, took an interest
in it, and organized a branch society in
this country, about 1873, the work of
which has been extended, so as to in
elude all great calamities or disasters.
Mrs. Gustav Lipschentz died in Phila
delphia a few days ago. She belonged
to the great Jewish family of Abarban
el, whose relationship to David is un
disputed. Her maiden name was Ber
tha Neamann. and she sprung fropi
that branch of the family of which Don
Isaac Abarbanel, Prime Minister in
Spain in 1492, was the head. During
that time, when persecution against
the Jews began as a result of the change
in the religious views of Ferdinand and
Isabella, Don Isaac was obliged to flee
with his less favored brethren. The
family scattered, settling in various
parts of Europe. Don Isaac afterward
became Prime Minister in Italy. The
grandfather of the dead woman was
' Rudolph Hirsch Abarbanel, one of the
Iformost rabbis of Germany in the last
century. The city of Gretz, where he
died, gave him a public funeral, and
the Government buildings were draped
The members of the Worth Mutual
Fire Insurance Company will meet at
the school honse in West Liberty, Pa.,
on the second Saturday of January;
1904, at 10 o'clock a. m., for the pur
pose of electing officers for the ensuing
year, aud disposing of such other busi
ness as may come before the meeting.
S. J. TAYLOR, Sec y,
JAS. HUMPHREY Prea't.
R. F. D. 58 Slipperyrock, Pa.
B. 11. & P. Ity. Clerical Orders.
Clerical orders for the yenr 1904 will
be issued by the Buffalo, Rochester &
Pittsburg Ity. Co. as in former years to
ordained clergymen having regular
charge of churchs located on or near the
line of its road. Application blanks
will be furnished by ticket apents of
the company, and should be forwarded
to the General Passenger Agent at
Rochester, N. Y.. as early as possible,
and iu no case later than Dec. 85th.
No orders will be issued except on in
dividual application of clergymen, made
on blanks furnished by the company,
and certified to by one of its agents.
EDWARD C. LAPEY,
General Passenger Agent.
Overcoats—Overcoats—all kinds of
1 overcoats at Ritter & Rockenstein's.
Yonr fall overcoat at Ritter & Rock
Music scholars wanted at 128 W.
~PO p~co RNT~
Take your old pop-corn to J. A. Rich
ey's bakery and Confectionery, Butler,
Pa, and get the market price in cash
If it is up-to-date clothing you want
try Ritter & Rockenstein's.
—The Citizen and the National Stock
man aid Farmer, the World's Greatest
Farm Paper from now until Jan. 1 1905
both for $2.00.
You will find just what you want in
a fall suit or overcoat at Ritter &
Rockenstein's. Their price is always
On December 24, 25 and 81, 1908, and
Jan. 1, 1904, the Baltimore <& Ohio Rail
road will sell low rate excursion tickets
from all stations on its lines west of the
Ohio River. Tickets will be good for
return until January 4. 1904.
For detailed information call on or
address nearest Baltimore & Obio Tick
et Agent, or B. N. Austin, General Pas
senger Agent, Chicago, 111.
Farm for Sale-
A valuable farm of one hundred acres
in L-iwrence county, Penn'a. Address,
J, Ellwood City, Pa., R.F.D. No. 1.
Members of the Pittsburg & Kentucky
Oil & Gas Co.. composed of I.G. Smith,
J. V. Ritts, Marion Henshaw, McNally,
! of Zelieuople, and others, have received
a letter stating that they have the best
j gas well and the best oil well in the
state of Kentucky t >-day, both found
at a depth of 275 "feet. The oil well is 4
months old and doing 200 barrels » day,
and the gas well is putting out 3,000,00 >
: cubic feet a day. They have 25,00")
Lin Anderson, now a proof-reader on
I the Dispatch, in Pittsburg, was serious
jly injured a few nights ago. A wind
j storm blew in the window at which he
, was sitting, and the falling glass cut
an artery in his wrist.
William O'Donnell. a barber of Pitts
• burg, formerly of Butler, was found
dead in his cell at Central Station.Pitts
; burg, on Sunday evening, Nov. Ist. He
| bad been arrested for being intoxicated.
I and it is said, was beaten at the station,
j His brothers have caused the arrest of
! three men, charging them with his
I Phillips' boiler house, on the George
I Fisher fami, in Jefferson township, was
i burned last Satnrday morning.
A house on Mart Wright's farm, in
1 Jefferson township, occupied by Samuel
! Caldwell, Jr., was burned early last
I Sunday morning, and Mr. Caldwell lost
| most of his household goods. No in
surance. Supposed to have been caused
by a defective tine.
The Bloomberg store, iu Slipperyrock
sv.-ts damaged by tile Monday morning.
Wheat. * Uwiesaie price 70-75
Rye, " 50
Corn, ' - ■ 60
Hay, " 13 00
Eggs, " 37
Butter, ' 23
Potatoes, ' 50
Onions, per bu 80
Cabbage, per lb 1
, Chickens, dressed 12J-15
Chickens, spring, per pair 60
Celery, doz bunches 40
Honey, per pound Jo
Lettuce, lb 12$
Beets, per bu 75
Cukes, per doz .... 20
Apples, per bu 40-60
Hickory 1 75
Chestnuts 2 50
A liitf Pitf.
W. H. Michael, of Butler township,
killed a 2-year-old hog, last week, that
dressed 636 pounds.
Farmers' institutes will be held at
Harmony, Dec 23-24; Saxonburg, Dec.
28-29, and Butler Dec. 30-31. Among
the speakers will be Prof. T J. Phillips
of Chester county and Wells Cook of
Washington, D. C
By Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Mahaf
fey and Miss Miller, the Expert
Opticians, of New York and
Pittsburg. Their science and
skill established in Butler. They
will be at the Hotel Lowry
two more days, next Monday
and Tuesday, Dec. 21 and 22.
Giving Free Examinations of
TT K T T T J 4- O, ~,
Eyes. No one Urged to Buy,
Price From $2.00 to SB.OO.
Why suffer with your eyes? It costs
no more to be fitted by specialists than i
to risk your vision \yith inexperienc* d '
opticians. We have successfully fitted |
over live hundred citizens in and around
Grove City. i
DID YOU EVER STOP TO THINK ■
About your eyes? They pain you a lit
tle; they itch and you rub them, then
they are relieved for a short time. But
they ought noi to pain you at all with
There is something wrong. Come in
and tell us about it and let us show you
what it is. There is no charge for that.
If seeing is believing then you may
order glasses, but we do not urge any
one. and yon will b" shown the utmost
courtesy whether an order is given or,
Mr Robert Storey, «2 years of
age, 226 Pearl street, corner of Frank
lin, says: I have only words of praise
for the opticians, Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
Maliaffey and Miss Miller, of Pittsburg
and New York, who have been coming
to the Hotel Lowry for the past five
weeks. My eyes have failed me so much
I thought I was going to lose the sight
,or Would have to have an operation on
them, so after trying others I called on
them, After a careful examination, 1
was told that no Operation would be
n?eded. After removing the strain from
the nerves of my eyes they fitted me
with glasses. I have now used my
glasses for several weeks and I can see
as well as wben a boy, both for distance
and close, and read for honrs without
tiring. They aro experts in this art and
courteous in their treatment.
221-223 Fifth Ave.,
The largest assortment of overcoats
in town at Ritter & Rockenstein's.
IS. B. S.
The Bruin Business School has enroll
ed 2tt students in its various depart
ments since Oct. 5. We use the eele
' brated Williams & Rogers Actual Busi
-1 ness Practice. Complete Scholarship
(good for one y«ar) in either the Short
i hand or Business course, S3O. Board
and room can be had for about $2,50 to
i $3.00 the week. Jan. Ist would be a
good time to enter. For further infor
mation address the Principal,
Bruin Business School, Bruin, Pa.
Ritter & HocKenstein's price is always
—The Citizen, the National Stockman
and Farmer and Success from now until
Jan. 1 11)05 all three for $2.50. You can
have Tlie Woman s Home Companion,
Cosmopolitan, Leslie's Popular Monthly,
or Household-Ledger, instead of Success
Seldom needs a physician, who? The
family that reads 'the Frederick Alma
nac and always has Victor Remedies on
, B R & P ft It
Time table in effect Nov. 22, 1903.
• Passenger trains leave and arrive at
1 Butler as follows:
LEAVE FOR NORTH.
1 7:30 a m., mixed for Pnnxuntawney.
4 Du Bois and intermediate stations.
10:17 a. in. daily, vestibuled d«y ex
> press for Buffalo, connects at Ash ford,
) week days, for Rochester.
6:80 p. m. local for Punx'y, Du Bois
and intermediate stations.
11:25 p. m. night express for Buffalo
, ARRIVE FROM NORTH.
6:OS a. m. daily, night express from
1 Buffalo and Rochester.
i ■ 9:45 a.m. week days, accomodation
t from Dußois.
5:31 p.m. daily, vestibuled day expre«s
from Bnffali. Has connection at Ash
, ford week days from Rochester.
8:45 p.m. week days, mixed train
" from Du Bois and Punxsutawney.
Trains leave the B. & O. Station,
Allegheny, for Buffalo and Rochester
f at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p ni.. and for local
j points as far as Dnßois at 5:10 p.m.
IS & O It It
: Time table effective Nov 22, l»03. Eastern Statulaid
Allegheny Accotnninlation +t',:3o-a-m
i ' Allegheny and Cleveland FxpreM »*«• a-m
Allegheny Express +9:lOVm
« •• +11:45 a m
1 Ellwcod City Accommodation +1:40 i»-ni
I . Chicago, New Castle ami Allegheny Ex.... *3:40 l ,fll
Allegheny Express +5:24 p-m
t Allegheny Accommodation *5:50 p. m
- Kllwi.ml and New Castle Accommodation... *"5:50 lent
Pittsburg, Ellwood City and New Castle.,... +6:00 p.in
Kane and Bradford Mail +9:42 a-m
tlaritii. Accommodation +4:56 p-m
Foxt.nrg Aecommodatiou .. 4(5:00 P m
* IHiilv. + icej)t Sunday. i Sunday only.
Trains leave the Allegheny station for
j Butler at 7:30, 8:15, 10:45 a.m.. and 1:15.
; 3:00. 5:30,6:15 and 11:30 p.m. Pittsburg
i statioL at 7:50 a.m. On Sunday at 7:30
> a.m. and 6.15 and 11:30 p.m.
For through tickets, Pullman reservations and in
) formation apply to W. R. Tt'RNER. Agt,
. llutler. I'a.
I E. 1). SITn, A. O. I*. A.,
3 DESSEMER & LAKE ERIE R.R. CO.
) D Time table in effect Sept. 13, 1903.
) EASTERN STANDARD TIME
l northward. Daily except Sunday. Southward
} Read tp) (Read down)
J 210 14 STATIONS. 1F 11
' P.M. I'M I'M. am. A.M.' pm
j 7 25'3 30 Erie 70u12 IS
7 01 1 53 Pairview 7 20 1-' 4*
6 51 1 42 Girard 7 & 12 5;
7 o*l 1 15 ar. .Conneaut.. .ar 9 11 2 15
) 53211 45 lv.. \Jonneaat.. ,lv |7lBll 15
| 3331 25 Craneeville 7551 15
ti 28 1 20 Alldon 8 00 1 20
(>ll 1 05 Sliadeland . 8 13 t 34
> 6PSI 03 Springboio ft 16 137
I : iO2 12 57 Conneautville 8231 43
5 40 12 35 Meadville Junct.. 8 »5 2 it")
ti 30 1 08 ar.. Meadville.. ar 9 23 2 43
4 13 11 52 lv.. Meadville.. .lv 7 45 1
ti 05 12 43 ar..Cumi.Lake. .ar 8 55 2 15
5 15 12 23 lv " lv 8 33 1 52
I 5 40 ar..Lineaville ..ar 10 23
12 02 lv •' lv 8 25 12 02
I 5 23 12 Id Rartatown 8 59 2 22
1 5 17 12 10 Adamsville 9 05 2 28
i 5 07 12 00 Osgood j 9 15, 2 40
7 10 5 00 11 52 Greenville 6 30 9 23 2 50
7 On I 4 53 11 45 Shenango 6 3S 9 29 3 00
6 45| 4 35 11 22 Kredonia 6 5H- 9 «: 3 17
B 271 4 20 11 00 Mercer 7 1» 10 03 3 to
b 22 1 15 It 01 ilouston Junction 7 22 10 07 3 40
0 01 3 50 10 41 Grove City 7 It 10 25 4 01
5 47' 10 28 Harrisvil'e .. . 7 1*
5 40' 3e 10 '2O Itriinihidn. SO7 10 4'j 423
8 45 408 11 14 ar.. .Milliard... ar lilt 6 45
4 30 3 0' 7 00' lv. ..HiUiard. ~lv7K> T 001 3 00
, 5 3"' 3 33 iO 17 Keister 8 12 10 4S 4 27
5 IS 3 l'J 10 ft) Euclid 8 3» 11 00 4 43
445 250 9 3'i Butler . 90011 25 5
3 00; 1 15! 8 15 Allegheny 10 25 1 00 6 35
pin Ipm am a.m. pm p.m
Tmln 12, leaving Grove City 6.00 a. in
Mercer Shenango 7:03, Greenville 7.10.
Meadville Jet. 7,55, ConnaautvJUe B.ld, arrives
in Erie at 9:40 a. m.
Train 13, leaving Erie 5:10 p. m. Con
neautville 6;34, Mea Iville Jet, 7,oft, Green vllle
7,40, SlienaogM 7,52, Mercer 8,31, arrives U'jvu
City at #,55 m,
E D. COMSTOCK.
E. H. UTLEY, Gen. Pass Agt,
Gen. Mgr. Pittsburg, Pa
W. R. TURNER, Tkt Agt, Butler, Pa
WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA DIVISION.
SCHEDULE IN EFFECT NOV, 30. lflCKi.
SOUTH. , WEEK DAYS
A M A.M. A.M. P. M. P. M
BUTLER Leave 6 25 7 35|10 00 2 35 4 55
■Saxouburg Arrive 6 56 8 04 10 JjO 30U 5 28
Butler Junction.. 44 7 23 3 3fi 10 55 3 25 5 54
Butler Junction.. .Leave 7 28 8 40 11 36 3 2U. d 00
Natrona Arrive 7 36 fc S3 11 & 3 rf 10
Tarc-utum i 7 43 8 59 11 57 3 4C C 17
dl'ringdoib 7 to 9 I' 312 U7 3 57 6 27
Claiemoqt 9 12 27 4 11 C 41
Sharpsburg 8 1» 9 47 12 38 4 18 6 50
Allegheny 8 30 l 0 02 12 51 4 7 00
A.M. A.M. P. M. P.M. P. M.
SUNDAY TRAINS.—Leave Butlei for Allegheny
City and principal intermediate station! at 7:20 a. m M
and 4:55 p. m. »
NORTH. WEEK DAYS—
A.M. A.M. A.&J. P. M. *\ M. I\ M
Allegheny City.lv 6 3b P 00 10 00 3 to 5 19 8 50
Sharpsburg.. 6 42 9 11 10 11 3 14. 5 31 9 0^
Glarexnont. . .. I 10 18 3 25 5 40 9 13
Springdale.. i 9 34 10 35 3 4*> 5 57 9 33
Tarentam 7 11 9 45 10 4«i 4 02 6 10 l> 44
Satrona 7 17 9 52 10 53 4 10 0 16 9 51
Butler June. ...si 7 25 10 00 11 03 424 624 10 00
t>utlel June. lv 750|002 12 60 430 63)10 05
Saxunburg I 8 20 10 30 1 It 5 0« C 5s 10 30
BUTLER. . . 84010 55 147 638*725 11 00
A.M. A.M. P.M. P. M. P.M. i'.JI
SI'NDAY TRAINS.—Leave Allegheny City for But
ler and principal intermediate stations at 7:03 a m. and
9 '3 p. in.
FO2 TOE EAST.
Week Days. Sundays
A M.iA. M. P. M. A.M. P M
BUTLER lv 635 . . 235 720 ....
Butler J'ct *r 1 93! 325 BJo ....
Butler J-pt lv 7 261....: 335 814 ....
Foeport. t»r 728 ....! 337 817 ....
Kskimiuetas J't.. .." 735 342 823 ....
Leech burg 44 748 354 836 ...
Went Apollo 44 811 413 857 ....
Saltaburg "! 8 40 1 442 923 ...
Blairsville 9 16j 520 962 ....
Blairsville Int.. .. 44 924 . 630 10 00
Altoona 44 11 35 850 140 . ..
Harrisburg 44 3 10| i IQQ 6 35!
Philadelphia " 6
V. M.'A M. A M: P.M.! P. M
Through trains for the east leave Pittsburg (Unign
Station), an follows:
\tlantic Express, <Uily 3:00 A.H
M inhatt&u L;mile<t " ( So coaches).. .3:35 4 *
Peuusylvania Limited 44 (Nocoaches) 7:15 44
New York 44 « " ....7:15 M
Day Express, 44 f : 3<j 44
Main Line Express 41 8:00 44
Philad'a aud \ork
Express, 44 12:01 Noon
Harriuburg Mail, 44 12:46 p.u
Harrisburg Express daily 44
Philadelphia Express, 4 4:55 44
Eastern Express, 7:10 44
Fast Li-C, 4 9 00 4
New York Special, daily for New York, only. 10:00 44
Philadelphia Special daily. Sleeping
cars to Philadelphia, Baltimore and Wash
ington. No coaches 10:00 41
Philad'a Mail, Sunda\ s only 8:&) A M
For Atlantic City (via Delaware River Bridge
rail route) 8:00 a.m.and 9:00 p. m. daily, "Penn
sylvania Limited,'" and New York limited, 7:15 a. U4.«
Buffalo and Allegheny Valley Division.
Trains leave Kiskiminetas Junction as follows:
For Buffalo, 9.56 a. m and 11-30 p. m. daily, with
through parlor and sleeping cars.
For Oil City, 7.42 9.56 a. m„ 2. J5, 6.15 and 11.50 p.
m. week-days. Sundays, 9.66 a. m., 6.15 aud 11,50 p.m.
For Red Bank, 7.42,9.56, t*. r»., 235 6.15, 10.15,
aud 11.60 p. m. Woek-tUjs. 5unday5,'9.56,10.40 a. m.,
6.15 and p. jn.
For Kittanning 7.42, 9.31, *>-56,11.14 a.
6.15,7.2t, 10.15, and 11.50 p. m. week-days, Sunday %
9.56, 10.40 a. m., 6.15, 10.44, and U.£>o p. m.
"f Stops only on signal or notice to agent or con
>luctor to receive or discharge passenger*.
FOl detailed inloruiation, anxdy to ticket agent or
fldresa Thos. E. Watt, Agt. Western District,
o»)ruti Fifth Avenue and Htslthludd Street, Pittsburg,
W. \V. ATTEBBUBY, J It WOOD
Geo'l Manager. Piui'r Traffic Manager.
GEO, W. BOYD,
General Passenger Agent.
Win field Time Table
In effect Nov. 30th, 1903.
STATIONS. AM P M
Leaves West Winfield 7 30 2 45
14 Boggsville 745 300
44 Iron Bridge 756 310
44 Winfield Junction 8 10 3 25
44 Lane 82u 335
44 Butler Junction 825' 340
Arrive Sutler 10 S6| 5 3#
Arrive Allegheny JO 6 05
Arrive MaJrsyiUe 12 45j 5 JJO
STA fIu.NS A ll| P M
Leave Ulairsville 7 50 2 Z't
44 Allegheny 900 3 Oil
44 Butler 735 235
44 Butler Junction 10 15 440
41 Lane . 'lO 18 443
44 Winfield Junction 10 30 455
" Iron Bridge 10 40 5 Ofi
44 Boggsville )(\ 50t a*s
Arrive West Winfield iO 05 5 30
Trains stop at Lane una uou Bridge only on Flag to
tike on or lu«ve ctf passengers,
Traius Connect at Butler Junction with:
TiaiiiH Eastward for Free port, Vandergrift and
Tiuins Westward for Natrona, Tarentum and Alle
Trai no Northward for i*axt<nburg, Marwcxjd and But
B. O. BEALOR,
i Every thine: in fall saits aud overcoat
at Kitter & Eockeustein s.
) When you buy a beef, iron
C and wine, why not get a good
€ one? Much that is sold under
that name has but little to
) commend it as such except the
v name. We prepare a Beef.
) Iron and Wine that is com-
C posed of the purest extract of
J beef, the most digestnble forui
£ of iron, pure sherry wine and
J a high grade of pure pepsin.
( This is a splendid tonic and
i blood maker. Will agree with
) the most delicate stomach.
C Prompt results will follow its
) use in impaired nutrition, im
r povenshed condition of the
y blood and in general debility.
j We have customers who
C speak of it in the highest i
/ terms. Be sure and ask for
f Boyd's Beef, Iron and Wine
peptonized. Full pint bottles
J|C. N. BOYD,
t Near the Court House,
> Butler, Pa.
COPT Riniq TK.-Jr ,-f.r/*— yVgf-
Fashions latest fancies conceived by
the skill of the gold and silversmith are
to be seen here in their greatest pro
fusion. A shining array of gold, silver
and nickel watches, from tlie ramous
SI.OO Jngei'aoll K> the tlnest product of
the Elgin and Waltham factories.
Diamonds. Art Goods, Silverware
that wears.a magnificent stock of rings,
c-h iins, charms, scarf pins, brooches,
cnff buttons.rieb cut glass and novelties
in gold and silver, suitable fov presents.
We also sell —
Ediaun and Victor Phonographs.
Eastman and Paco Cameras..
"Washburn Mandolins and Guitars.
Field and Spy Glassee.
R. L. KIRKPATRICK,
Jeweler and Graduate Optician
Next to Court Honse
your trade by
The quality in our values,
our prices and increasing
sales proves this more than
ever. We appreciate your
trade, and will do our best
to please by giving you
better shoes for less money,
a greater variety and larger
selection to pick from.
Coupons on the piano
given with'each pair of
324 S. Main St.
Inspect Your Eye Glasses Clos«ly
And yon will find that all the minor
points have been attended to as care
fully as the most important feature.
They fit. The price is what you should
pay, no more, no less. No charge for
Mj Holiday lines of Jewelry, Dia
monds. Cut Glass, Hand painted China,
Gold Vases and Bronze Statuary are
arriving daily. Come early and select
your Xmad presents and have them laid
away till wanted.
CARfc H. fceiGHNER,
Graduate Optician and Jeweler
209 S. Main St., Butler, Pa.
MISS UNA MANGIN,
An experienced nurse in cases of con
finement, can be found at her residence,
910 Centre Ave., Butler, Pa.
See the sign direct
[sj Theodore Yogeley,
ken I Estate sod
.',"2 2JB S. Main St.
a If you have property
I aaXB to sell, trade, or reut
Iwi or. wr.nt to !>uy or
Ok rent caii, write or
List Mailed Upon Application
9-xnex »xxxM3iexx«eae irxx x&% ?
| Useful Gifts are Best. |
Even the most liberal giver *h<-nM rem* nib r that useful gifts are
most xppreciated. If you find it nr«-e«+-try to practice economy, all
•5 the more reason for baying useful gifta. K
* Coats and Furs.
A stylish coat or fine fnr neck-piece is a desirable gift. They don't
cost much now, a? prices are very low. tjiylish (.-oats, $5.00 up. Ears.
|i.CM» np. jn
aj Linens uj
Are always appreciated. Lowest prices and choice assortment of
(j) fine table linens, napkins, towels. Mexican drawn work,* hem-stitched mf
?v and embroidered doilies, squares and scarfs. S
fj Fancy Pillow and Pillow Tops.
Always room for another pillow Fancy pillows. 39c to $3.50. Pil-
U low tops, 10c up. Down pillows. 35c up, according to aize. U
.v Handkerchiefs &
Greatest line of fine handkerchiefs we haye ever shown. Always
safe to buy handkerchiefs when vou can't think of anything else. &
Practical Presents. S
: s A pair of fine blankets or a nice white bedspread would be a pleasing J5
gift Dress goods, silks and waist materials are attractive. A fine nm
?s* brella is handy. Underwear, hosiery and gloves are all right.
0 Yon are sure to be pleased with fancy collars. Sterling and Ebony iP
rtj goods, purses, bags, ribbons, or any of the numerous, useful articles to 2
be found in our stock. MP
Uk Always best values—Always lowest prices. v*J
| L. Stein & Son, |
£ 108 N MAIN STREET. BUTLER, PA S
Water The Cause. i j
'i NEARLY EVERY CASE OF \\
Typhoid Fever |
can be traced to the use of water infected with fj
Typhoid Fever Germs. H
Sparkling Crystal Water I
is the one absolutely pure water. Guaranteed If
• to be free from germ life and all other impuri- ||
~ ties. Its use in the home removes the greatest W
i cause of disease — impure water. 11
I Crystal Water is sold by all druggists and |9
] first class grocers. 19
i Our booklet on pure water should be in every m
? household; it's free for the asking. H
Crystal Water Co. of Pittsburg, Pa. B
f HOLIDAY pRESENTS 11
P Nothing makes a nicer present than a fine picture well framed. Our 0
f line of frames and sheet pictures can't be beat: the largest and finest m
A line ever shown in Butler. We are strong on fancy box papers, pocket 4
a books, toilet articles, perfumes and other useful presents. Don't forget J
that we make picture and mirror frames to order of all kinds. Largest j
\ and up-to-date line of mouldings to select from. Come in and look J
r around at the fine display of novelties. Low prices on everything. **
I Patterson Bros.
t Z>6 North Main Street. Both Phones. Wick Building. f
9 Fall Footwear Campaign at Miller's Store.
81 Emerson said: "If a man can write a better book,
i| preach a better sermon or make a better mouse trap
li than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods,
l| the world will make a beaten path to his door." The
13 same rule applies to the merchant and is the real secret
II of this store's great success and large and growing pat
-0 ronage. We do not stock this store with the goods we
II could make the biggest profits on, but the ones that wear
II the best, look the best and fit the best; in short the
|1 goods that are the best and most stylish and make
H permanent customers when once worn.
f, Compare these witu all others. The style of a
< 1 p. has become proverbial. It is a
|>£ Lr" * A shoe that preserves the natural
I/ty 1 Jy' —Tt) / 0 outlines of the foot, yet actually
v makes it look a full size smaller.
'I They are the utmost height of
■*"" style, ease and durability. The
highest praise you can give a shoe is to say "it has the style of a
Our new Fall Styles of "Walkover" are beauties.
Made in all the new and snappy styles. Compare them with others at
$5.00 and SO.OO. We have 9 different styles of this very popular make.
All styles and widths. The strongest Union Made Shoe.
W L. DOUGLASS,
another very popnler make of Men s Fine Shoes. They have a world
wide reputation for style, fit and durability and are a strong Union-
Made Shoe. ,
The above are only a few of the many stylish and durable fine shoes
carried by this store, and a sample of the kind of goods that has made
this the largest and most popular shoe store in Butler county.
See our stock of Boys' and Girls' School Shoes.
C. 6. /Wilier,
H 215 S. Main St, Butler, Pa., Opi»oetie Hotel Arlington. H
1 Fall-1903-Wintcr I
P Our woolens are in and ready for I
|J yourinspection. You cannot put oft B
!j buying much longer so better come Ij
| in, and look things over. |j
|| Buffalo Woolen Blankets. y
K Shaker Flannel Comforts. ||
Woolen Dress Goods. | ]
jjj Our Fur and Wrap Department isß
more complete than ever. j|
B Everything in Furs from the cheap- n
J All the latest and newest cuts in B
H Coats, Jackets and Capes. fl
g DUFFY'S STORE. |