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THE BUTLER CITIZEN. '
WILLIAM 0. NKGLEY - Publisher.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1904. i
SI.OO per year In Adraace, Otherwise sl-50 i
Subject to the Republican County J
Primary election—Saturday, March -6,
HON. J. D. MCJUNKIN, of Butler.
_ For State Senate,
• HON. A. G. WILLIAMS, of Butler.
(2 to nominate.)
THOMAS HAYS, of Butler.
W. R. HOCKENBERRY, of Slipperyrock.
BAMUEL A LESLIE, of Middlesex twp.
ORMSBY G. MECHLING, of Jefferson tp.
For Delegate to the National
Convention, June 21st.
W. H. LUSK. of Butler.
For Delegates to State Conven
tion, April 6th.
(3 to elect.)
WARREN W. CAMPBELL, of Chicora.
JAMES N. MOORE, of Butler.
W. R. THOMPSON, Middlesex twp.
Z. W. TINKER, of Cherry twp.
WM. WELLS WATTERS. of Evans City.
For District Attorney.
JOHN W. COULTER, of Butler.-
WM. C. FINDLEY, of Butler.
SAMUEL WALKER, of Butler.
ELMER E. YOUNG, of Butler.
For Clerk of Courts,
L. E. CFIRISTLEY, of Butler.
ROBERT M. MCFARLAND. of Buffalo tp.
J. H. PIZOR, of Worth twp.
The Treasury Department has served
notice on the banks that are depositories
for the government, that thirty millions
must be provided by the 25th to pay for
the Panama canal. Congress has agreed
to pav the French company forty
millions, and the Panama govern
ment ten miilions, which makes fifty
millions; o? which the banks are to
furnish thirty and the sub-Treasury in
New Yorfc twenty millions.
The President has been prompt in
naming the commission under whose
auspices the canal will be constructed.
Rear Admiral Walker, retired, heads it
as chairman. Major General Davis,
also retired, is second on the list, and
the other members are William Barclay
Parsons and William H. Burr, of New
York; Benjamin M. Harrod, of Louis
iana; Carl Ewald Crunsky.of California,
and Frank J. Hecker, of Michigan. The
only civilian aot an engineer is Mr.
Hecker. Admiral Walker has notified
the members to assemble in Washington
at their earliest convenience and be pre
pared to sail for Colon on March 22.
It is the desire of the President that
no time shall be wasted, but that work
shall be begun and pushed with celerity,
so the great dream of many years is
about to be realized.
Both Houses of Congress were debat
ing societies, last week. The colored
man-to dinner subject was gone over.
Representative Adams, of Philadelphia,
supported his bill restricting immigra
tion to 150.000 a year, and Mr. Dalzell,
of Pittsburg, in answer to the Demo
cratic floor leader, Mr. Williams, ex
r plained the policy of reciprocity from
the Repnblican standpoint. He made
it clear that in treaties of reciprocity
A mortem manufactures and products
must not be interfered with.
The Senate Committee investigating
the Smoot case had an interesting ex
perience with President Smith of the
Mormon Church, last week. On the
witness stand Smith acknowledged that
he was living with five women as his
wives; and stoutly defended his church
and the practice of polygamy as founded
on Divine revelations and commands.
His evidence will not likely do Senator
elect Smoot any good as Mr. Smoot is
one of the apostles of the church, and
must defend polygamy in the church,
whether he practices it or not The ob
ject of the inquiry was to determine
whether or not the oath required by
that church is antoganistic to that re
quired by the Consitation and laws of
the United States.
When Smith left the witness stand in
the Smoot hearing Monday afternoon
to give way to Mrs. Clara Kennedy
another dramatic scene in this import
ant esse was enacted.
By Mrs. Kennedy the opposition to
the retention of Reed Smoot in the
United States senate sought to prove
thot the Mormon church, in spite 9f the
Woodruff manifesto of 1890. is still
countenancing and encouraging polyg
amous marriages. Although she is not
now living as a plural wife, the witness
stated without anj hesitation whatever
that she was married to a Mormon as a
polygamous wife five years after the
manifesto. Furthermore, she said that
the marriage ceremony was performed
by "Brother Young," an apostle of the
It seems to be pretty well settled that
Senator Fairbanks, of Indiana, will be
the Republican candidate for Vice Pres
ident That the honest and courage
ous Theodore Roosevelt will be the next
President nobody of any political dis
The Making of Thirst Quenchers.
The Dairy and Food Commissioner of
the State has issued a pamphlet for the
month of January in which he gives the
tests made by chemists with regard to
beers, ales and syrups and some other
non-intoiicating drinks sold in the
State. Many of them are branded as
being fakes, pure and simple, and in
stead of being what the label on the
bottle calls for, such as real orange
juice, they are simply combinations of
chemicals which look like the real
thing but are "not. Even the malted
liquors, according to the chemists, are
saturated with preservatives which are
injurious to health.
It is pretty hard on the toper that he
should not only spend his money for
what he believes to be the real thingT
but should be slowly poisoned with all
sorts of stuff which are not supposed to
be ingredients usually employed in the
compounding of beer, ale and syrup.
Some of the liquors are preserved by
the use of salicylic acid and others are
adulterated with thie chemical, osten
sibly for the same purpose. Coal tar
dye also appears to enter into the make
up of a good many supposedly harmless
drinks in order to give them an attrac
tive appearance. The report is an in
structive one, because it shows that the
man WHO rushes from river water on
account of the microbes may taste
something which is jnst as harmful in
the long run. The moral would seem
to be that the sooner the thirst habit is
conquered in this section of the State
the better off the citizen will be.—Dis
The United States Must Grapple
Did yon read what Senator Dubois, of
Idaho, bad to say concerning Mormon
i»m? Let us repeat a few pungent
The South has its negro problem.
Other parts of the country- have local
questions of their own, which they con
sider of far-reaching importance. Bat
let me tell you that the solution of the
Mormon problem must te made here
and now, or the whole country will
suffer and the foundation of its govern
ment be weakened. Before this hearing
is concluded the country will learn that
the States of Utah, Idaho, Wyoming
and, to a large degree, Colorado and
Oregon, are threatened with a terrible
curse likely to spread beyond the West
and Southwest unless it is checked.
Now that the subject of Mormonism
is up in official form, it will be better
lor the whole country that it should be
gone into most thoroughly.
The Senate Committee on Privileges
and Elections, which has the case of
Senator Reed Smoot before it, thus far
has given a wide latitude to the line of
inquiry. This is well. If State laws
are set at defiance and there is no
remedy, then it is time that the United
States should step in, even if a Consti
tutional amendment becomes necessary.
Apparently, it will become necessarv,
for the United States to-dav has no
power to cope with polygamy.
The doctrine of plural marriages is a
cardinal one of the .Mormon Church.
It is the testimony of the president of
the church, Joseph F. Smith, that
polygamy is of divine revelation. It is
his claim that another revelation, com
ing at an opportune time, suspended
the former one.
But while the church may not tech
nically approve and connive at plural
marriages, It is apparently the fact that
polygamous unions have not ceased, and
ample proof is to be given the com
In order to join the Union, Utah had
to adopt a constitution acceptable to
Congress, and the new State of Utah
subsequently passed laws forbidding
polygamy. They are drastic enough.
They are spread out on the statute
book 3 so that all may read.
But of what use are they? The
political power of Utah is in the hands
of Mormons. President Smith lives
with five different wives, boasts that he
does so. and declares that his conscience
is above all law. And the law does not
Out of the mass of testimony that is
to bo produced, is it too much to hope
that Congress will at last be aroused to
the sense of danger to which Senator
Polygamy cannot with safety bo left
to the States to deal with. The au
thorities of Utah have shown that, for
they directly uphold the evil, because
they refuse to take action against it
Let it become grounded in other States
where Mormonism already has a strong
foothold, and we shall have the same
conditions prevailing there.
It is apparent, therefore, that the
States cannot be trusted. Therefore the
United States must step in.
And how can this be done?
By the adoption of a Constitutional
amendment giving Congress the power
to establish a uniform rule for marriage
and divorce, and to punish the offend
Why not? Have we not been discuss
ing for years the desirabilty of a uniform
law concerning divorce. Very grive
efforts have been made to secure some
thing like uniformity among the Legis
latures of different States, but so long
as some States, South Dakota, for in
stance, grant divorces that Pennsylvania
and New York refuse, there can be
nothing but laxity.
If tliero is immorality in plural mar
riages, how much more morality is
there iu a couple conniving at'a separa
tion in order that both may marry
others the next day ? Haven't we Been
this happen over and over? Is not New
York society fult.of just such scandals.
It would seem as if this were the time
to bring the whole subject of the twin
evils of polygamy and of easy and
scandalous di vorce to a bead.
A Constitutional amendment requires
to be adopted first by a two-thirds ma
jority in both branches of Congess, and
next by the Legislatures of three-fourths
of the States.
If the States will not adopt a proper
! amendment now they never fcan be de
pended upon to do so.
Is the story of Utah to go for nothing?
That is for Congress to say.—lnquir
AT Indianapolis, Thursday evening,
another day had passed without the
coal miners and the operators or own
ers, sitting in joint conference, coming
to an agreement, there were faint ru
mors of a compromise at an eight per
cent, reduction, but they were not be
lieved, and a strike was considered in
evitable. On Friday the operators
made their final demands and conces
sions, reducing their demands,and after
discussion things looked more peacea
ble, but the miners rejected the offer,
though urged to accept by President
Mitchell and the Union officials, and
the conference adjourned, next day.
without settlement. The miners of the
northern part of this county had two
delegates in the conference. All hope
of a compromise has not yet been
Deeds versus Dollars.
Some of the great newspapers and
men throughout the country are
criticising the National Red Cross So
ciety. Its plans and methods need to
be revised because it has not a $4,000,000
bank account like the Japanese Red
Crofs, or $3,000,000 cash and $0.C00,000
real estate like the Russian Socie'y.
The last report of our American Red
Cross showed that thfre was $124 in
the treasury. Suppose our Society is
poor in money, why should it be censur
ed for that? Its object is not the ac
cumulation of wealth or property.
In the words of Miss Clara Barton
the permanent president of the Red
Cross, its purpose is to l-)nd a helping
hand everywhere quietly and humbly,
as a brother to a brother, in time ol
need. C'a*i anyone cite a single in
stance of failuie in its mission.
The work of the Good Samaritan is
not measured in dollars and cents.
'•The quality of mercy is not strained.
It droppeth as the gentle dew of heaven
upon the place beneath," —nor does it
bear the dollar mark.
Let the record of our Red Cross in
Cuba, at Galveston, in aud around San
Pierre, Porto Rico, at It'~ica, in our
own Butler, and at a score of other
places where distress existed, speak for
it, and not its bank accoui.t.
It has no money, it doe» not wish nor
try to gather money but it gets it when
ever needed, and there is no lack. Per
haps some men whose hearts, purses
and modestv are alike great supply it.
unknown to the general public. How
ever it conies when needed. Miss
Barton and her associates, like
the Disciples of old, have only to say
"The Master hath need of it," and the
resources of a Nation are theirs. And
they do not blare their doings needlessly
All honor to Clara Barton, the head
and organizer of this great Society of
Mercy, and the grandest and humblest
woman in the world today. She is frail
delicate and aged, but her life has been
that of an Angel of Mercy.
May the Lor<l prolong her (lays with
blessings, and when old Tinie shall
bring her to an end. uiay lier luuutib
fall on worthy shoulders. E. H. N.
About two inches of rain fell upon
the frozen earth of this section last
Wednesday night. It ran off freely, the
streams rapidly became raging torrents,
and in and about Butler the water was
as high as it has been for forty years.
The factories and many of the resi
dences on the east side of town were
damaged by water, and on the west
side the water covered the greater part
of the Island, surrounding houses and
rising to tLe floor of the Car Works.'
The street cars oould not run, the Broad
street school had to be closed, and for a
time all communication with Lyndora
was cut off.
The railroads suffered most seriously,
there were no trains between Butler
and Pittsburg that day several B. & O.
bridges were washed away or damaged
along the Pine Creek, and the West
Penn had several rods of track washed
out near Sarvers. The morning train
from the north on the Bessemer had to
be pushed through four feet of water
by a freight engine, with a high fire
box. On Friday and to Tuesday all the
B. & 0., B , R. & P. and Bessie trains
reached Pittsburg by using the
Bessemer, Union and B. &O. tracks
which landed them at the Smithfield
station at Pittsburg. The West Penn
got itself into running order in a day or
At Renfrew the water was up to
Kirkpatrick's store, and the greater
part of the town between the railroad
and the creek was under water.
At Reibold Wm. Myers' buggy was
caught in a sudden rush of water ana
washed away, and he took refuge in a
tree. . . „ ,
At Evans City the water in the Break
neck rose that morning very suddenly.
A carpenter shop above the town was
carried away and it lodged against the
bridge. This made a dam which threw
the current over the town, and the
water went up Main street as far as
Burry & Markel's store, and was sever
al feet deep near the bridge. Heyl &
Young's store was wrecked, Donaldson s
pool room went floating down the
stream, so did Frank Morris' cigar shop;
Charlev Lynch's horse was drowned
and his two wagons swept away ; board
walks disappeared and stone walks were
broken, the race track was damaged,
the station has been condemned; Mil
ler's mill was damaged, etc. An inci
dent of the flood was a woman walking
a plank from the second story of one
house to another carrying a baby.
The water in the Slipperyrock was
the highest on record, damaging the
track of the Hilliard Branch, and wash
ing away one of the bridges at Boyers.
At Pittsburg there were 28 feet of
water in the channel, Friday, and the
lower part of Allegheny was under
water, and great floods and ice gorges
in the Susquehanna, Delaware and
other rivers to the east of us destroyed
bridges and private property.
County bridges over every creek in
the county have been washed away or
damaged, and the County Commission
ers estimate the damage done at $20,000.
Avery Deemer was working for John
Shiever on the north side of the creek
at Harmony. He tried to cross, was
caught in the current on the Harmony
side, was entangled in Boggs' fence, his
horse was drowned, while he saved him
self by getting ou the chicken coop.
Up to date the County Commissioners
have received word of the destruction
of the following bridges
What is known as Allen's bridge, over
the Connoquenessing. below Zelienople.
was swept off its abutments and is now
lying in the creek bed. It is an iron
bridge, old style, and an entirely new
one will probably be required.
The Buhl iron bridge over the Conno
• quenessing in Forward twp. was wash
, ed off its abutments and is lying in the
creek. It is a new bridge; and it will
cost considerable to put it back in its
Besides these, two County bridges
near Callery Junction over the Break
neck, the Davis' Run bridge in Jefferson
' twp.; the M. E. church bridge over
Thorn Creek in Penn twp.; the Monroe
- station bridge over the Little Buffalo in
, Buflalo twp; the Mordica John's and
' Martin bridges over Glade Run in For
ward twp.; the McCormiih bridge over
i Thorn Creek, near Renfrew; and one
» of the bridges over the north branch of
the Slipperyrock, near Boyers are gone.
i A section of the Hunter bridge in
Forward twp. was washed away, the
, Brown's Mill bridge over Glade Run is
1 Quite a number of township bridges
r over the county were damaged, and thf
roads washed. It will cost at least $->OO
to repair the roads of Middlesex twp.
J In Cranberry twp. the roads were
1 badly washed and some township
I bridges across Brush creek were swept
The Ainberson bridge over the Conno
-5 quenessing is gone,
I WAK NOTES.
On Thursday last the Japs were re
• ported to have cut the telegraph lines
■ leading to Vladivostok and to have de
stroyed a uiile of the railroad leading
! to it. The Chnuchuses, the bandits of
• the mountains of that vicinity, have
taken up the Jap cause, and attacked a
Russian outpost, but were defeated.and
escaped to tho mountains. The main
force of (he Russians was at Liao-Tuug
on the Yalu riyer, and the Jap army
was reported as marching uorth from
On Saturday there ware rumors of
Jap victories on land, and ou Sunday
the Japs were threatening the invest
ment of Vladivostok, and the Russian
Admiral in command of the town had
warned the inhabitants to leave it.
On Tuesday the Jap fleet was again
bombarding Vladivostock, and troops
were landing at the mouth of tho Tu
men river nearby.
Yesterday it was reported that the
Japanese and Russian fleets had met
near Vladivostock and that the Russian
fleet had been destroyed. A great
storm was reported on the Gulf of
Shirts tor China
The recent declaration of Senator
Qnarles that if every inhabitant of
China should buy one shirt a year it
would mean an overwhelming increase
of business for the cotton mills, opens
up visions of wealth and iuaustry. The
question presents itself how the somno
lent Chinese nation shall be induced to
indulge themselves in that annual lux
ury. . Qu that important point the
Washington Post digs up a precedent.
Some year ago American capitalists
engaged in developing the cotton indus
try of Mexico. The native legs were
extremely eligible for a covering of cot
ton trousers, but the contented peons,
in view of climatic mildness, Spiled to
sen the necessity. That was a slight
obstacle to American enterprise. At
the time of the annual circuit of bull
fighting a proclamation appealed from
President Diaz that within municipal
limits no citizen should appear with
out unmentionable. The Mexicans
could not see the bull fights without
supplying themselves with cotton
trousers; and the cotton trade boomed.
It is cogently suggested that some
thing like these Napoleonic tactics can,
with the aid of diplomacy and a
strong navy, be employed to induce the
moon-eyed heathen to make the desired
purchase of the annual shirts-Dispatch.
. Shall We
. i tor Dessert?
1". ,i ■ ■'.xs in th 3 family
t /cry «L I.ot ur,.vcr it to-day. Try
' r. d. i'.Ti -a"' :t'nl dessert. Pre
| p.r.'-'l ir. No boiling! no
baku: . . 1 Li ;r, ; water and set to
1 cool.* ' l * •: —l. ;iton, Orange, Rasp-
Jerry and :-.rav' cry. Get a package
at your IO ct£.
BRANDON—At his home in Slippery
rock twp.. Lawrence connty. Feb. 29.
1904, Thomas Brandon, formerly of
PortersviUe, aged 8» years.
CHRISTIE—In Bntler, March 4, 1004,
John G. Christie, in his 79th year. j
Mr. Christie went to bed at the Nixon
House in his usual health the previous
evening, was found unconscious, and
suffering from a stroke the next morn
ing: and died that evening.
His wife, nee Gold, ditd several years
ago, and he is survived by four daugh
ters. Mrs. Sloan, Mrs. McClure. Mrs.
Edmundson. and Miss Margaret Christie
and one son, Guthrie, of near \N Sun
bnrv. He was an ex-Jury Commission-:
er of the county.
DIXON—At his home. 124 Hickory St., !
March 8, 1904, David M. Dixon, in
his 88th year. I
Mr. Dixon was a former citizen of
Pern twp., but for the past few years
has been living in Butler. He is sur ■
vived by his wife (the second*, two j
daughters, Mrs. Joseph Douthett and ,
Mrs. Robert Douthett, and two grand- |
sons named Hunter.
DOUTHETT—At his home in PcLn
twp. Mar. 8. 1904, Alexander Douthett
aged 82 years.
Funeral tomorrow afternoon at the
U. P. church in Brownsdale.
DEAN—At his home in Paiker twp.,
March 4, 1904, James Dean, aged 48
His death was caused by heart trou
ble. He is survived by his wife and six |
EKAS—At her home in Buffalo twp,
Feb. 29, 1904. Mrs. Sarah E. Ekas
aged 65 years.
FORD—At his home in Chicora, March
2, 1904, Patrick Ford, aged So years.
GRAHAM—At the home of Wm. J.
Leonberg in Cranberry twp , March
2, 1904, Thomas Graham, in his 83d
He was the last surviving member of
the family of Matthew Graham, who
came to Butler county in 1796.
"Mr. Graham's grandfather, Matthew
Graham. Sr., was the first settler on the
land where now stands the city of Mc-
Keesport. Through a defective title
the family lost their claim to their 200
acres in 1795 and one year later came
to Butler county. Mr. Graham's fath
er built and for many years conducted
the taveru known as the Black Bear on
the Pittsburg road. He also erected
the first saw mill and the first grist mill
in Cranberry township. With the
death of Thomas Graham, the subject
of our sketch, there passes away the
last of one of Western Pennsylvania's
prominent pioneer families. —News.
HEMINWAY —At Seal Harbor, Maine,
March 3, 1904, Mrs. Rev. Heminway,
formerly of Butler.
JACK—At his home in Marion twp.
March 5, 1904. D. Harper Jack, aged
about 67 /ears.
KRUG—Mar 9, 1904, infant son of E.
F. Krug of Butler, aged 1 month.
MAGEE—At his home in Oil City,
March 2, 1904, Dr. Jas. E Magee, a
brother of F. W. Mageo of Slippery -
rock twp., aged 35 years.
McMILLAN—At Wilkinsburg, Mar. 7,
1904, Mrs. McMillan, mother of C. B.
McMillan of Butler.
NICKLAS At her home in Browns
dale. March 5, 1904. Miss Mary Nick
lass, aged 40 years.
STICKLE—At his home in Franklin
twp., Feb. 26, 1904, Simon Stickle,
aged 70 years.
SHERAM—At his home in Allegheny,
March 7, 1904, John Sheram.
His wife, nee Kate Miller survives
SAILOR —At her home in Oakland twp,
March 6, 1904, Alice M. Sailor, aged
WILLIAMS—At his home in Butler,
March 9, 1904, Josepb, son of George
Williams, aged 18 years.
His death was caused by pneumonia.
WILSON —At his home in Jackson tp ,
Wm., son of G. Washington Wilson,
aged about 30 years.
His death was caused by pneumonia.
He leave 9 a wife and four small child
YOUXG —At her home west of Butler,
March 7, 1904, Mary B. Young, lor
merly Burton, wife of Jobn Young,
aged 80 years and 7 weeks.
The deceased is survived by ner hus
band. Fix sons, T. Burton, Jacob, Wat
sou, William and John ot Butler, and
James of Marietta, o.,and three daugh
ters, Mrs. Abner McCandless, with
whom her mother lived, Mrs A. L
Houck of Lawronoe county and Mrs
Geo. Graham of East Brady. She WdS
a member of the U. P. chuccb.
WIGTON —At his home in Franklin
twp., Feb. 13, 1904, Oscar J., son of
Josiah Wigton, aged 14 years.
His death was caused by typhoid fe
We desire to return our sincere thanks
to our neighbors »nd friends in our long
siege of sickness and death,
MR. ANP MRS JO.SIAH WIUTON.
K. D. LOUDEN,
Robart Dible Louden was born near
Jackaville, Armstrong county. May 26,
IS6B, died ut West Wintield, Butler
county, Feb. 25, 1904, of tuberculosis,
after a lingering illness.
He was married, Marcb 18, lbitl, to
Miss Annie C Smith by Rev. R. C.
Bowling of Kittanning; two years later
lii« wife died,.leaving an infant sou. who
still survives. He was again married,
Dec. 21, 1808, to Miss Minnie Hessel
gesser by Rev. Fj. P. Harper, who,
with one child aged 8 years, survive;
also an aged father, mother, two broth
ers, one sister and a host of friends.
Mr. Louden was a man of genial dis
position, kind hearted, v\as well known
and highly respected. N.
COUNT VON WALDERSEE.
Count Yon Waldersee, the Field Mar
shal of Germany, whose death was Uu
nouncea, Sunday, was a man of ac
knowledged ability which he never had
an opportunity of effectively, convin
cingly and impressively applying. He
did good service during the Franco-
Prussian war, when he acted as aide
de-camp to King William, but he did
not take a leading part in that tremen
dous struggle, and with its termination
all the chance that he was to have of
distinguishing himself upon the field
was over. After that his activities
were to be engaged either in diploma
cy, where he acchieved a considerable
success, or in developing, co-ordin-iting
and perfecting the military resources
of the German Empire This, indeed,
constituted his life work. He wa3 ap
pointed in 1881 to succeed Von Moltke
as chief general of staff, and in that ca
pacity he labored unceasingly to make
the German fighting machine what it is
eince reputed to have become, the most
formidably efficient organization of irs
class in the world.
THE strike at the World's Fair
grounds in St. Louis was settled l»at
Friday, and a thousand men resumed
One dose of Ayer's Cherry
Pectoral at bedtime prevents
night coughs of children.
No croup. No bronchitis. A
doctor's medicine for all
affections of the throat, bron
chial tubes, and lungs. Sold
for over 60 years.
" I havo ti*#»d Ayer's Cherry Pectoral In my
fanr.lv for years. There is nothing equal
to It forcouchs and colils. especially for chil
dren."—Mus. W. 11. IiKYIiKR, Shelby, Ala.
25c.. 50c., Sl-00. J. C. AVER CO..
Keep the bowels open with ono of
Ayer's Pills at bedtime, Just one*
In the District Court of the
United States for the Western
District of Pennsylvania in
In the matter of /
Henry William Lelse, -N0.341:',1n Bank
bankrupt. I ruptcy.
To the creditors of Henry William Lelse.
of Jackson twp.. In the couuty of Hutler
and district aforesaid, a bankrupt:
Notice Is hereby irlven that on theLTthday
of Feb., A. I>. lw'-t. the said llenrv William
Leise. was duly adjudicated bankrupt
and that the first meeting of his creditor*
will be held at the office of J. W. Hutchison.
Keferee in Hankruptcy. No. lit N. W. Dia
mond. Butler. Pa., on the 21st day of March.
A. I». 19a». at lrt o'clock In the forenoon at
which time the said creditors may appear,
prove their claims, appoint a trustee, ex
amine the bankrupt, and transact such
other business as may properly come before
March 7th, lfo4.
J. W. HUTCHISON.
Referee In Bankruptcy.
ORPHAN'S COURT SALE.
By virtue of an order of the Orphan's
Court of Butler Co.. at No. 21, March Term.
1904. to them directed, tl:e UNDERSIGNED wil'
offer at public sale on the premises at 10 A.
Saturday. March 12th, 1904,
all that certain tract or parcel of land situ
ated in Adams twp.. Butler Co., Pa., about
one and one-half miles northwest of the
boroueh of Mars, and bounded on the nortN
by lands of .I K Davison and Jno Martin.east
by lands of Beniamin Douthett's heirs, south
by lands of Wm. Davidson,and west by land"
of Margaret Cooper's heirs, containing
seventy acres, more or less, with two-story,
frame dwelling house of six rooms, frame
barn. 36x50, and the usual outbuildings
thereon, well watered an i in good condition.
School within one-eighth of a mile.
OF SALE—One-half of the pur
chase money payable on confirmation of salt*
by the Court, ard remainder in une year
thereafter. Deferred payment to be secur
ed by bond, and mortgage on the premises,
or the purchaser can have opt lon of paying
in cash ou contirmation of Sale.
JOHN li FORSYTIIE,
W. A. SLOAN,
Executors of Forsythe, dee'd.,
Mars, Butler Co.. I'a.
W, 11. LUSK, Att'y. Feb. 34. 1904.
Notice of Inquisition.
In the matter of the In the Orphan's
partition of the estate of Court of Hutler
Jordan Eyth. late of But- county. Pa.. at O
ler borough, Butler Co., O. No. 10!, Sept.
Pa., deceased. J Term. 1903.
Notice is hereby given to the heirs and
legatees of the above named decedent, that
by virtue of the above mentioned Writ of
Partition, an inquest will be held and taken
upon the premises therein described on
Friday, the 4th day of March. A. I). 1904, at
10o'clock A. M., of said day. at which time
you and each of you may attend if you think
MARTIN L GIBSON. Sheriff,
Sheriff's Office, Butler, Pa., Jan. £)th, 1804.
In re petition of the stockholders of
the Slipperyrock Co-operative Creamery
Association for dissolution, presented
in Conrt, Feb. 23rd, 1904, the Court
made the following order:
Now, Feb 23rd, 1904, the foregoing
petition presented in open court and
upon motion of A. M. Christley. solici
tor for petitioner, it is ordered that
same he heard by the Court upon the
26th day of March, 1904, at 2 o'clock P.
M. and that notice of such hearing and
application be published in two news
papers in the county for three consecu
tive weeks preceeding said hearing.
BY THE COURT.
A. M. CHRISTLEY,
Solicitor for Petitioner.
Notice is hereby given that Jacob
Bitichner, guardian of Joseph Snyder
of Summit township, hr.s filed his tinal
account in the office of the Prothono
tary of the Court of Common Pleas of
Butler county at Ms. D. No. 1, Decem
ber Term, 1899, and that the same will
be presented to said Court for confirma
tion and allowance on Saturday, March
12, 1904. at 10 o'clock.
JOHN C. CLARK, Proth'y.
Prothonotary'B Office, Jan. 18. 1904.
ESTATE OF WATSON K. DUNK LE, DEC'D.
Notice is hereby given that letters ot
administration on the estate of Watson
E. Dunkle. deceased, late of Paiker
township. Butler connry, Pa., have been
granted to the undersigned, to whom
all persons indebted t) said estite are
requested to make pi> ment, and those
having claims or demands aiiaitist said
estate, are requeued to make the same
knoA'n without delay.
MEAD. W. DUNKLE, Adm'r .
P O. Box 163, Parkers Lmrtinit, Pa.
A. T. BLACK, Attorney, 3-10-04
Letters testamentary ou the estate of
John E. Byers, M. D.,dec'd, late of Butler
boro.,Butler Co., Pa .having been grant
ed the undersigned, all persons known
ing themselves indebted to said estate
will please make immediate payment,
and any having claims against said
estate will present them duly authenti
cated for settlement to
31. KATE BYERS, Executrix,
No. 207 S. Washington Sr.,
H. H. GOUCHER, * Butler, Pa.
Att'y. 2-25 04
Letters testamentary in the estate of
James R. Robertson, aec'd., late of Oak
land twp., Builer Co., Pa., having been
grarted to tlie undersigned, all persons
knowing themselves iudebted to said
estate will please make immediate pay
ment, and any having claims agaiust
said ettate will present them, duly
authenticated for payment to
MRS. FANNIE E. ROBERTSON, Ex'x ,
R. F. D. 78, Chicora, Pa.
J. D. McJujJKIN, Att'y. 2 18-04
Letters of administration having been
granted to the undersigned on the estate
of Henry Knauff, dee'd., late of Cran
berry, twp., Butler Co., Pa., all persons
knowing themselves indebted to said
estate are hereby requested to make im
mediate payment, and any having
claims against the °ame topret-ent them
duly authenticated for settlement to
GEORGE LEONBERQ. Adm'r.,
R. F. U. No. 32, Callery, Pa.
WILLIAMS & MITCHELL,
Letters of administration on the estate
of John T. Wick, deceased, late of Con
cord twp , Butler county, Pa., having
been granted to the undersigned, ail
persons knowing themselves indebted to
said estate will please make immediate
payment, andany having claims against
said estate will present them duly
authenticated for settlement to
HARRY E. CONN T , ]
West Simbnry, Pa. , Al
- IT. WICK, ! ARTIU RS
R. F. D. 78. Chicora, Pa. J
GEO W. FLEECER. Att'y. 11-12-03
Notiee of Administration
In the estate of Charles P. Kramer,
late of Bntler, PN., deceased.
Letters of administration having been
granted to the undersigned on tho above
mentioned estate, notice is hereby given
10 all persons knowing themselves in
debted to said estate to make immediate
payment and those having claims
against the same to present them duly
authenticated for settlement to
G. A. KRAMER, Adtn'r.,
FRANK H. MURPHY, Butler, Pa.
Letters of administration on the e.-tite
of Francis Marion Cooper, doe'd., late
of Worth twp.. Butler Co., Pa , having
been granted to the undersigned, all
persons knowing themselves indebted
to said estate will please make im
mediate payment, and any having
claims against said estate will present
them duly authenticated for settlement
to MRS. ELLA GROSSMAN, Adrn'x.,
J. M. PAINTER, Att'y. l-7-0a
Letters testamentary on the estate of
Archibald Montgomery, deceased,
late of Clinton township, But
ler county, Pa., have been grant
ed to the undersigned, all persons know
ing themselves to be indebted to said
estate are hereby requested to yiako
prompt payment and those having
claims against the estate will present
the same duly authenticated for settle
R. J. ANDERSON, ]
R. F. D. 22, Valencia, pa. :
S. P. MONTGOMERY, Ex'rs.
1-7-03 Gill Hall, Pa. J
Letters of administration on the estate
of Renben McElvain.dec'd, late of Butler
Butler Co. Pa .having been granted to the
undersigned. all persons knowing them
selves indebted to the said estate will
make immediate payment, and nil bav
ins claims against said e?tate will pre
sent them duly authenticated for settle
MRS. AMANDA MIELVAIN. Adrn'x.,
JOHN R. HKNNINGKR. Att'y. 12 24-03
Letters testamentary on the estate of
Mrs. Sarah Beishle. dee d., late of Lan
caster tp., Butler Co , Pa., having been
granted to the undersigned, all persons
knowing the mselyes indebted to said
estate will please make immediate pay
meet, and any having claims against
said estate will present them dnly
authenticated for settlement to
J. X KIUKKR, Ex'r .
12-3-03 R. F. D. 2. Ellwood City, Pa.
Letters of administration on the estate
of Levi Lefevre. dee d., late of Middlesex
twp., Butler Co., Pa., having been
granted to the undersigned, all
persons knowing themselves to be in
debted to said estate will make immedi
ate payment and those having claims
against the same will present them duly
anthenticatcd for settlement to
DAVTO LEFEVRE, adm'r.,
R. F. D. 23, Valencia. Pa.
JAMES B. MCJUNKIN, Att'v. 12-3 93
.Jury Lists for March Term.
List of names drawn from the proper
jury wheel the 30th day of January.
1904, to serve as Petit Jurors at a regu
lar term of court, commencing on the
14th day of March, 1904. the same being
the second Monday of said month.
Aiken D L, Bntler Ist w. clerk.
Book J W, Slippery rock twp, farmer,
Barkley A H. Muddy jreek twp. farmer
Bickett Harvey. Clinton twp. farmer.
Black R J, Marion twp, farmer,
Carmody Daniel. Butler 3d w. clerk,
Carroll Frank, Cranberry twp. farmer,
lutton Frank. Slipperyrock. druggist,
Cummings L S, Mercer twp, butcher.
Chandler Geo. Slipperyrock twp.farmer
Chantler Andrew, Clinton twp, farmer
Campbell Presley, Concord twp. farmer
Crawford C H, Allegheny twp. farmer,
Donaldson J C. Washington tp, farmer.
Dunbar John, Peiin twp. farmer.
Doutbett Win, Winfield twp, faruer.
Goettman Geo, Lancaster twp, farmer,
Harper Herbert, Butler Ist w.merchant
Ileberling Harry. Portersville, tinner,
Banna Andrew, Clinton twp. farmer,
Holland J F. Allegheny twp, farmer,
Irwin R S, Forward twp, farmer,
•lamesEli, Millerstown, saddler.
Logan Jas. Winfield twp, merchant,
Mnrrin H T, Vetiango twp. farmer,
McClure J H. Prospect, farmer.
McGucken Geo, Cleartield twp, funner,
McClelland Alex, .Jackson twp. farmer.
Miller Ellsworth, Butler 4th w, agent,
Miller Jacob. Adams twp, farmer,
Myers Wm. Lancaster twp, farmer.
Marshall Jos, Cranberry twp, farmer,
Marlioff Nelson, Jefferscn twp, farmer.
Mahood .T W, Clay twp, farmer,
Martin J D, Penn twp, farmer,
Martin J F, Buffalo twp, farmer,
Newman Charles, Jackson twp, farmer,
Oesterling Geo, Butler oth w, carpenter
Richey A B, Butler 4th w, teamster,
Rea J M, ConnoqnenesMng twp.farmer,
Snyder Jas, Clearfield twp, farmer.
Say E F, Bruin, farmer.
Springier Wm. Butler 2d w. barber.
Shannon AW. Franklin twp. farmer,
Vogel John, Butler 2d w, merchant.,
Wise Peter, Butler 4th, gent.
Weir A M, Buffalo twp, farmer,
Weber John, Penn twp, farmer.
| (The CohasseU
5 We ara Showing J
Spring Hats j
j Have all the new shapes t
S and colors. S
J A few decidedly new ones i
? in soft hats. #
t We Control the i
I Knox Hat *
? In this City ?
5 You know what they are. £
J Come and see the new f
J styles. £
j Jno. S. Wick j
People's 'Phone. 615 £
} BUTLEK, PA. J
109 N. /Wain Street,
Prompt and Careful
Prescription Worl< a
lO Per Cent. Semi-Monthly.
We i\re paying from * to 12 per ?ent.
semi monthly in our cooperative busi
ne-ps: this is no Ixurd of trade or min
ing scheme, but an absolutely safe and
rt liible business, conducted by compe
tent people; will bear the fullest in
vestigation: a few thousand can IK* used
to advantage iu this busintW; subscrip
tions s'2o and upward, lJrennan & Co.,
45 La Salle st., Chicago, 111.
. . t t -f:
I) P. SCOTT,
11 • ATTORXHY-AT-LAW,
Office in Butler County Natioral
t T. scorr,
A• ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office at No. 8. West Diamond St But 1
IHH'LTKR & BAKIiR,
V, ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Offi'-e in Butler Coanty National
TOHN W. COULTER,
Office with R. V. McAboy, J. P.,
south side Diamond.
Special attention given to collections
and business matters.
Reference: Butler Savings Bank, or
Butler County National Bauk
] D. McJUNKIN,
(J • ATTORNKY-A~-LAW.
Office in Reiber building, cornei Main
anil E. Cunningham Sts, Entrance on
1 B. BKEDIN.
'J • ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office on Main St. near Co ail llous.
EVERErT L. RAI.STON,
No. 257 South Main Street, Butler, Pa.
Fisher Building. First door on South
Main street, next my former office iu
» ATTORNEY AT LAW.
O "ice in Wise build ins;
V H. NEGLEY,
EI, ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office la th? N.gley Building, West
T P." WALKER,
JL. . NOTARY PUBLIC,
Office with Eerkruer, next door to P. O.
DR. JULIA E. FOSTER.
Consultation and examination free.
Office hours—'J to 12 A. M.. 2to 5. P
M , daily except Sunday. Evening by
Office —Stein Block, Rooms 0-10, But
ler. Pa. Peopled Phoue 478.
/ 1 F.O H BEATTY. M. D., ~
VI PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office in John Richey Building.
Office Hours— 9-11 A. M., 2:30-5:30 P.
M.. 6:30-8:30 P. M
Sunday— 9-10:45 A. M., 1-3:00 r. M.
Night calls 331 N. Washington St.
People's Phone 739.
DR HT J. NEELY\
Rooms 6 and 7, Hughes Building,
South Main St.
Cbronic diseases of genito urinary
organs and rectum treated by the most j
Hemorrhoids and Chronic Diseases a
\\ r H. BROWN, M. D .
n • Office in Riddle building, Diamond,
next door to Dr. Bell's old office.
Office Hours: —9 to 11 a. m., Ito 3 and
6 to 8 p. m.
T C. BOYLE, M. D.
t) • EYE, EAR. NOSE and THROAT,
After April Ist, office in former Dr.
Peters' residence, No. 121 E. Cunning
ham St., Butler, Pa., next door to Times
pLARA E. MORROW, D. 0.,
V GRADUATE BOSTON COLLEGE OF
Women's diseases a specialty. Con
sultatiau and examination free.
Office Hours, 9 to 12 m., 2 to 3 p. m
People's Phoue 573.
1 16 S. Main street, Butler, Pa
p M. ZIMMERMAN
U # PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
At 327 N. Main ST.
f R. HAZLETT, M. D.,
Li. 106 West Diamond,
Dr. Graham's former office.
Special attention giv»n to Ee, Nose
and Throat. People's Phone 561
U PHYSICIAN AND SOROKON
2DO West Cunningham St.
TV J J HIND MAN,
TI • DENTIST.
l'i7J South Main street, (ov Metzei's
DR. H. A. MCCANDLHSS,
Office in Butler County Ivktional Bank
Building, 2nd floor.
HW W T CK,
Has located in the new Stein building,
with all the latest devices for Dental
DR. M. D. KOTTRABA,
Successor to Dr. Johnston.
Office at No 114 K. Jefferson St., over
G. W. Miller's .procerv
DR J. WILBERT MCKEE,
Office over C. E. Miller's Shoe Store,
2/5 S. Main street, Butler, Pa.
Peoples Telephone 505.
A specialty made of gold fillings, gold
crown and bridge work.
"I J. DONALDSON,
U • DENTIST.
Artificial Teeth inserted on the latest
improved plan. Gold Fillings a spec
ialty Office next to postoffice.
Tl T M. H. WALKER,
Residence 214 W. Pearl St., Butler, Pa.
P. L. McQUISTION,
V. CIVIL ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR.
Offics near Court House.
TH6 SUTk6R OTIZ6N.
SI.OO per year if paid In advance, otherwise
$1.50 will be cnarged. . .
ADVERTISING KATES —One inch, one time
$1; each subsequent insertion 50 cents each
Auditors* and divorce notices $4 each; exec
utor*' and administrators* notices each
estray and dissolution notices|2 each. Head
ing notices 10 cents a line for tirst and 5 cents
for each subsequent Insertion. Notices
among local news "items 15 cents a line for
e xch in sertion. Obituaries, cards of thanks
resolutions of respect, notices of festivals
and fairs, etc.. Inserted at the rate of 5 cents
a line, money to accompany the order. Jeven
words of prose make a line.
Rates for standing cards and Job work on
All advertising is due after first insertion,
and all transient advertising must be paid
for in advance. , , ...
All communications Intended for publica
tion in this paper must be accompanied by
the real name of the writer, not for publica
tion bu * a guarantee of good faith.and should
reach us not later than Tuesday evening.
Death notice* must be accompanied with
The Delight of the
Portrait*, Orosp Pictures, Interiors
Most enjoyable occupation
these long winter evenings.
OUR FLASS SHEETS
Make flash pictures that haven't
the ordinary "flashlight look."
Per pkg. 25c, 40c, 60c.
Kodak Developing Machines
in different sizes, $2 to $lO.
We will gladly show you how
DOUGLASS' BOOK STORE,
241 S. Wain St. Butler, Pa.
Peopleß Phone 307.
) SPRING CLOTHING. <
) We are now showing our new styles in Clothing. j 1
v They are certainly beautiful. )
/ The famous "Hamburger & Sons" clothing for spring S
) far excels anything we have ever shown. They all have c
p padded shouiders, firm fronts, and hand worked button ?
> holes, and are fully equal to the very best custom made )
\ suit. See our window display of new goods. S
/ Do not buy old styles in c |
Hats, Caps, Shirts and Neckwears
/ when you can step into our store and get the 1904 goods C
) for the same price. C
S We have a few' odds and ends on sale at a great C
t bargain. f
I Douthett & Graham.
* Artistic Decorating! j
If you only knew how artistically lovely you can paper the simplest J
home for a little bit of money, you would not live another day in those r
v old rooms. If you are neing to fix up the home this season—either paper- #
f ing or painting—let tis lay ont the whole scheme for you We offer our #
r advice and experience in helping you to select wall paper and paints that 0
will make any room jnst what it ought to be. £
, Come in and see all the new design* and colorings for 1904—ready for p
. your inspection. Mouldings to match all papers. £
I Patterson Bros, j
p £J6 North Main Street. Hutli Phones. Wick Building. (f
f-xaexxxstexxxaeneaeiie srntx asc*» j
I Laces and Embroideries!
I NEW AND FINE. 1
If you have use for Laces or Embroideries of any
gf kind, don't miss seeing our splendid assortment. ji|
§ SPECIAL. S
[ Six the usand yanlt of fine torchon lacea. the regular 10-cant Uh
1 kind —on sale this week at 5 cents per yard. ,JR
£ LACE CURTAINS. 5
' ifl The new stock just opened contains some hnmmers in Not-flf
Fp tingliam and Ruffled Swiss Curtains. ML
Ruffled Swiss Curtains 50c a pair up. Nottingham Curtains 39c up.
Q? Curtain Swiss 10c. 12Jc and 15c yd.
; 8 CHOICE NEW WASH GOODS. fj
K We are showing a big line cf new Percales. Ginghams. K
Seersuckers, Calicoes, etc. ■
0 level. |f.*
1 L. Stein <& Son, |
P 10fi N MAIN STREET, CUTLER. PA- $
+XX&3S3I(X X4VX ■K
| HUSEfcTON'S §
1 SUMfIONS I
kj The m 9 m Sh °° Se "' n9 I
t* We are pretty tired so we won't write along "ad," H
j H but let the goods and prices do the talking this time. B
6| Listen to 'em. H
El Women's 85c, 95c, $1.25, $1.98, s2.ls—anywhere B
jtf Shoes from 50c to $1.50 taken off the price noth- ■
B ing off the value. t 9§
fil $3.89, $2.89, $2.39, $1.66, 98c—A summons ftUn S B
fg and a strong one. Figures no" much like the Shoes H
j§ old price, but the shoes are just the same. H
|- J Boys' Shoes Girls M
S 57c, 98c, sl. 57c, 98c, sl. ■
Twins in price and quality. But one looks like a little gentleman H
EES the other like hi# aisfcer; used to cost like that, too. bO
| 25 Per Cent. Off on ill Warm Goods, Wool Boots D
N We ha vet heard of any one who hasn't properly fitted at B
B this sale. Maybe you've had to wait a little, but pity our backs. H
1H US ELTON'S, ~ SIU. I
111 iii mi urn#
-1 WALL PAPER i
House cleaning time soon here.
This store's stock of wall paper is||
§} very complete* j||
I Wall Paper at Half Price j
Wg Closing exit a lot of last season's papsrs at half pricci
plenty in each lot for a large room or hall.
i 25c Paper at 12 l-2c |
| 10c Paper at sc|
1 Alfred A. Campbell!
Konuerly Campbell & Templeton.