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THE BXJTLER CITIZEN.
WILLIAM a WEOLJCY - Publisher.
~ THURSDAY. Jclt 21. 190*.
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President —Theodore Roosevelt,
Vice President-C. W. Fan banks.
Supreme Judge—John P. Ellcin.
Congress—Hon. Geo. F. Huff.
State Senate —Hon. A G. Williams,
Legislature —Hon. Thomas Hays,
Dr. W. R. Hoc.v-nberry,
District Attorney—Samuel Walker,
Clerk of Courts—L E. Christley.
The gentlemen from Kittanning will
be here today for the purpose of re
nominating Senator Williams.
PUtt says Roosevelt will carry New
York, and if he does there will not be a
shadow of hope for Parker. Roosevelt
can be elected without New York bnt
Parker cannot. The electoral college
now connts of 478 votes, and it takes
289 to elect. Nearly all the northern
states are Republican, all the southern
Democratic —and the supposed to be
donbtfnl ones are New York, 39; Wis
consin, 12; W. Va., 7; Maryland, 8;
Colorado, 5; and Idaho, Montana and
Nevada 8 each.
Bryan is out in a manifesto in which
he turns in for Parker—in a way. He
finds some points in the Democratic
platform on which he can stand—oppo
sition to imperialism, the reduction of
the standing army and dislike of Roose
velt Bnt he declares that a Demo
cratic victory would mean "very little
in any progress on economic questions so
long as the party is nnder the control
of the Wall street element," and he
holds that the nomination of Parker
virtually nullifies the antitrust plank.
He has fears of Parker's tariff revision
views, charges him with deception in
the matter of his telegram, and appar
ently does not have much faith in his
That he does not believe there is much
of a chance for Parker is made evident
by his refusal to consider himself dead
politically. On the other hand, Bryan
has great confidence in himself. "As
soon as the election is over I shall, with
the help of those who believe as I do.
undertake to organize for the campaign
of 1906," he proclaims, his object being
to "defeat the purposes of the pluto
crats who are attempting to direct the
affairs" of the Democratic party.
THEHE is some talk of revising the
laws of this state regarding the sale of
liqnor; and if that is to be done we sug
gest a paragraph requiring that the bar
rooms and dining-rooms open and close
at the same time. Some Bntler people
who arrived at the town;of Huntingdon,
this state, after 8 P. M., the other even
ing, were informed that the dining
toom was closed, and were set around
to "Fisher's - Restaurant" for their
cappers, while the bar-room remained
open till 10:80 P. M.
When Peter the Great was founding
the Russian Empire he sent a commis
sion all over Europe seeking a suit
able religion for his people. The com
mission examined the Roman Catholic,
the different Protestant, the Greek
Catholic, and all the other forms of
religion they could find, and reported
in favor of the Greek Catholic, and it
was adopted; and is today the state and
general religion of the Russian Empire.
That makes a sympathy between
»■ which grew Great, and Greece
which stayed little, and when the Turks
"pitch on" to Greece Russia always in
terferes and saves them. Hence the
sympathy of the Greeks for the Rus
sians. Yon can hear it right here in
THE body of F. Kent Loomis, a
brother of Ase't. Secy, of State Loomis,
was recovered from the waters of the
English channel a few days ago. Kent
was on his way to Abyssinia, to deliver
• copy of a treaty to King Menelek. the
negro ruler of that conntry, and in
Closing the channel he either fell off
or was pushed off the steamer.
A Buddhist Funeral at the Fair.
Among the unnsnal sights witnessed
at St. Louis, last week, was a Buddhist
fnnersl—the first one of its kind ever
held in America, the Japanese inter
preter said. Nao Saito, one of the
pretty geisha girls in "fair Japan;" died
of typhoid fever four weeks from the
day she arrived at the world's fair. The
dainty Japanese girl was only 19 years
old, and the sole support of her parents
in Tokyo, Japan. Several Pittsburgers
had watched her quaint dances in the
theater and praised her grace of motion.
Last week she was buried in St. Lonis,
bnt the funeral was strictly a Buddhis
tic one. All members of the Japanese
colony, some 800 of them, gathered in
the lower hall of one of the buildings
where Akita, a Shinto high priest, who
presides over the temple of Nio-Mon—
the temple which has been brought to
the world's fair, read the burial service.
No American was present during this
Worship, not even the undertaker. The
priest clad in a scarlet kimona and a
green turban, chanted two or three
prayers, and then read the burial ser
vice in Japanese. After this, each of 70
geisha girls present said a prayer for
their yonng friend. According to their
belief their pretty companion has start
ed over the river of Ten Thousand
Years, after which time she will reach
the snow-capped mountain of Fusiy
ama, the highest point in Japan, where
According to the laws of Japan some
part of the body must be carried back
to the fatherland and buried there with
sacred rites, so Nao Saito's shining
black hair was cut; each girl took a
lock of it snd the rest was expressed to
Japan. The Japanese colony at the
exposition paid the fuueral expenses
and sent a purse to the parents.
Thk sudden prospect of the shortage
Of meat supplies on the initiation of a
strike in some Western packing houses
•gain brings us face to face with a
serious problem incident to the modern
consolidation of industrial interests.
BUSSIA has ordered 100,000 breast
plates for the army; but it does not ap
pear that they can be so adjusted as to
be worn on the back, where they wonld
be most useful while Kuropatkin is
executing one of bis "brilliant ma
A THOUSAND bushels of Guatemalan
ants, imported into this country against
their will and let loose in Texas, are
•aid to be eating up the boll-weevil
with promptness and dispatch. Thirty
million dollars worth of cotton was de
stroyed last year by the weevil; Con
gress appropriated $250,000 to destroy
him and all the Southern States offered
rewards; the ant was brought here, the
planters were afraid of him, and took
Um into Court; then he was let loose,
•od be la said to be a success.
The week rtarted off with very con
flicting reports from the seat of war.
One report bad the Russian army un
der Kuropatkin entirely surrounded by
the Japanese, with a great battle ex
pected at Ta-tche-kiao, a small town
near Liao-Yang, and not down on the
Tlie other report had the Jap army
and navy brought to a stand-still by the
spread of the cholera; Admiral Togo,
being one of the first victims: but neith
er of the reports were confirmed.
Last Satnrday night or early Sunday
morning a division of Russians attack
ed the Japs at Motienling pass, and
drove in their outposts, but the Japs
rallied and gave the Russians a terrible
beating. The Russian General ac
knowledged that his losses exceeded a
thousand men. The battle lasted till
3 p.m. of Sunday. The Japs reported
their losses at but 17 men.
Some Russian war vessels on the Red
Sea have been over-hauling British and
German merchantmen, looking for
goods, contraband of war, and trouble
What is called the "Volunteer Fleet''
consists of ten or twelve or perhaps
more merchant vessels which are so
constructed that they can in case of
need be readily converted into cruisers
capable of doing effective service in the
capacity of commerce destroyers. In
time of peace some of them ply be
tween Odessa and Vladivostok, while
others are engaged in the tea trade and
in carrying passengers between China
and the Black Sea. They are also
employed by the Russian Government
as transports for the conveyance of
troops. In war times they are liable to
be pressed into the national service, but
as the transit of warships through the
Dardenelles is prohibited by treaty ob
ligations which are binding alike upon
the Russian and the Turkish Govern
ments, some difficulty has been en
countered in placing them where they
would do the most good.
This difficulty was overcome in the
case of the Petersburg by an ingenious
but beautifully simple expedient. The
vessel was taken through the forbidden
water upon the claim that she was to
be dedicated to the Red Cross service
and while making the passage she bore
an eminently peaceful aspect. Nothing
was allowed to indicate any other than
a purely humanitarian mission. But
as soon as the Red Cross ship emerged
from the jurisdiction of the Sultan and
entered the high seas a radical change
was effected in her appearance. The
guns which had been concealed in the
hold were hoisted to the surface and put
in place and in less than no time, so to
speak, the hospital ship was transform
ed into a privateersman. Since then it
has been busily engaged in halting and
searching British vessels in the Red Sea
and in looking out for Japanese com
merce npon which to prey. Its most
recent exploit was to hold up the P. and
O. boat Malacca while its colleague, the
Smolensk, stopped the German steam
ship Prince Henry and took from it a
quantity of Japonese mail.
In spite of the Kaiser's desire to be
pleasant with the Czar and cheer him
up, German sentiment will hardly al
low this outrageous and unjustifiable
proceeding to pass without protest and
rebuke. Contraband of war consigned
to the enemy may be seized on a neu
tral vessel and confiscated, but that
mail' is contraband has not yet been
seriously contended. The whole busi
ness is thoroughly discreditable. It
will be remembered that during the
war in South Africa an organized body
of recruits intending to fight for the
Boers got away from the United States
upon the strength of the Red Cross
badges they wore. That was generally
denounced as a paltry and contemptible
deception, bnt how much worse is it
for a government to stoop to such a low
despicable trick. The Russians ecein
to be doing their utmost to get them
selves despised and disliked all round.
Jbe lack of common sense which they
display at every turn is no less painful
than illuminating. Their volunteer
fleet with its high-handed proceedings
won't do the Japs much harm, but it
will make lots of Russian enemies.
GRAND-DUKE BORIS of the Russian
Imperial family, who cut such a dash
throngh this country, a year or so ago,
is now under arrest and on his way
home. As an officer of the Russian
army, he was sent to the front, and be
went with three palace cars, tilled with
provisions, liquors and sporting women.
Their orgies scandalized the army and
had a bad effect on its discipline. Gen'l
Kuropatkin ordered him to send the
women home, and Boris struck him.
Then the Commander-in-Chief reported
the affair to the Czar, and Boris, arrest
followed. There are some two dozen
of these Grand Dukes in Russia; their
income or birthright is $500,000 a year
from the public treasury, and it was
the doings of just snch fellows as Boris
that bronght about the French Revolu
tion over a hundred years ago.
Butler County Schools.
One more school year has now passed
into history. Some of the school events
which occurred in this county during
the year just closed will long be remem
bered by at least a few of us. At the
beginning of the school year work wa?
plenty, wages were good and as a nat
ural result many of our best teachers
left us, and the schools thereby suffer
One great educational need today, is
to raise the teaching profession to as
high and remunerative work as are the
other trades and professions of life. Is
this important, noble work not worthy
to stand side by side with any trade or
profession? Until this elevation and
dignity is given this labor so long may
we expect our best teachers to keep
leaving the work.
The minimum salary law was a step
in the right direction and we slight all
wish it had been a h'glier step than
whjkt it was.
We held, last year, 17 pnblic examin
tions and issued 320 provisional certifi
cates, 12 professional and refused 90 ap
plicants; 110 pupils passed the required
examinations and were granted public
We believe that the move of teachers
and pupils should always be upwards
and therefore in all our examinations
have tried to make the requirements
lead that way. It is not a pleasant
thing, I aoi sure, to refnse a certificate
or a diploma to any who apply for the
same, but we also know that some un
pleasant things are also duties and from
these we do not turn.
As has been our custom, we again
called our teachers together in a one
day meeting just prior to the opening
ol the schools. 1 was ably assisted in
that meeting by Hupt. Fruit of Mercer
county. Sunt. Allen of Lawrence coun
ty, Supt. Gibson of Butler, Prof. Green
of West Sunbury and Prof. Hall of
In these meetings we attempt at least
to say and offer a few things that every
teacher must meet before she goes far
into her work. About 150 teachers were
In addition to this meeting I had
planned to hold one evening meeting
in each township of the county, whilst
viiiting the schools, to which ]>atrons,
teachers and pupils were invited. The
plan was meeting with universal satis
faction, as far as 1 could learn, and
would have been continued all winter
had I not taken sick. We know that
.he work was heavy, but yet I think
he results were good and justified the
effort. . .
Because of the fever epidemic in Bnt
ler our Teachers' Institute was put
back until February S-12, 1904.
None but the very best instructors
ba.i been employed or our institute
wonld have been a failure, through the
lateness of the date and the absence of
of teachers: bat from the words of so
many I am convinced that a more suc
cessful and more appreciated institute
was never held in this county.
Our first annual Directors' Conven
tion, as required by the late law. was
held in Butler Nov. 27. and was attend
ed by about 125 local directors. This
we think was a large number to attend
a meeting in a town which at that time,
because of the fever epidemic, was
shunned by everybody.
A very good program had been ar
ranged and was carried out by local di
rectors ably assisted by Hon. John Q.
Stewart of Harrisburg and Supt. James
Fruit of Mercer conuty.
Last year we had 310 teachers of
23<> were females, 71 were beginners and
95 had taught for five years or more.
Eleven new school rooms were built
and several houses were repainted and
refurnished. We need some advance
work along this line of fixing up our
school property in many places.
I take it that no ground can be too
rich nor smooth for the play ground; no
floor can be too bright and clean no
walls can be too richly decorated, and
no house made too much home-like for
our boys and girls whilst in school, for
they are worth more than gold.
The most important lessons for life
are to be learned in school and are not
found in our text books. Such princi
ples as truth, politeness, respect, mod
esty. love and virtue are hard to instill
in boys' and girls' hearts when the sur
roundings and environments are not
what thej- should be. A little money
carefully used in cleaning up and beau
tifying school properties would aid very
much along this line.
The three township high schools were
more successful this year than last,both
in attendance and the kind of work
Commencement exercises were held
in the Penn township ami Franklin
township schools. The former graduat
ing a class of ten and the latter a class
of six. The Muddycreek township
school did excellent work but had no
arraduates this year.
Each year we name two days to be
especially known as visitors' days, at
which time most of our teachers made
special efforts to get the parents into
their schools. Some parents visit their
schools without this extra inducement,
but yet so many do not that we are led
to think that some good comes from
When parents and teachers fully un
derstand the relation that really
exists between them in the school and
home: when they remember that the
one cannot exist without the other, and
that he who neglects the one thereby
wrongs the other—then I think the
matter of school visitation will largely
Because of the long siette of sickness
throngh which I had to pass I was not
able to get into all our schools this year.
I was to see over 200 schools, several of
which were visited after my sickness.
And here I wish to pnblicly express
my hearty thanks for tne many kind
words and loving deeds shown to my
self and family by so many dear friends
during my late illness.
Human sympathy is a strong cord and
helps support many a one in time of
Directors and teachers, pupils and
patrons, the ministry and the press of
this county, yon, each and all, have my
thanks for the interest you took in our
schools this year.
We look upon education as the hope
and fore-runner of advanced civiliza
tion, and with this ideal in mind it
should be your purpose and mine to
giye our hearty co-operation in all
things that tend towards elevating our
All teachers are cordially invited to
attend the educational meeting and
hand-shaking at Alameda Park on Sat
urday, AUK. 20, at 10 o'clock.
Yours yery truly,
HOWARD I. PAINTER.
Miss Tillie, daughter of Cal. Logan
of Jefferson twp. fell from a cherry
tree a few days ago and broke her arm.
J. Herman Starr the grocer was
thrown from his wagon and into the
ditch, at the B. O. crossing on South
Main St. Monday afternoon, and had
one leg broken. The express due h*'re
at 4:35 hit his wagon and demolished it.
James L. Oesterling, the carpenter,
fell from a roof in Centre twp. Tuesday
morning and was seriously injured:
Henry Yetter and his son Arthur, 10
years old, were drowned in the canal
near Grand Rapids. 0.. last Saturday.
The boy was seized with cramps while
bathing and the father jumped in to
save him. The father had a cork leg
and this proved snch an impediment,
that he WHH unable to control his own
movements and both] were drowned.
Heat and lightning killed nine people
in this country. Monday and seven
were drowned that day.
Jesse Keiswanger of Harmony fell
from <1 roof at the pump-station, break
ing his right arm.
Mrs. Lizzie Kahle.aged !10,of Slippery
Rock, made two unsuccessful attempts
to commit suicide at Oil City, last Mon
day, first by swallowing chloroform and
then trying to hnrl herself from a sec
ond-story window of the Oil City hos
pital, where she is confined. Domestic
troubles are said to have unbalanced
her mind. The Butler county authori
ties were notified and have arranged to
take her to the State hospital at North
Warren. She conducted a private
school at Oil City. Mrs. Kable's first
attempt of self-destruction was made
in the'office of a doctor.
Dnring tae absence of a physician
from the room she opened a medicine
case and drank the drug. When he
returned he found her on the floor in
agony. It is said she was deserted by
her husband two years igo.
Two large excursion trains were
wrecked, last week causing a loss of
thirty five lives The one at Mid vale.
N. J., was caused by the negligence of
the telegraph operator, who failed to
set the block for a train closely follow
ing the one that was wrecked, and that
at Glen wood, IU., by the setting of a
wrong signal, which put the excursion
train on the same track with a slowly
moving freight, into the rear end of
which it ran.
During a thunderstorm near Youngs
town Ohio Monday a heard of 21 cattle
which were ready lo be shipped to
market, took refuge under a tree on
the farm of J. A. Kline. The tree was
struck by lightning and wheu the own
er went to the field he found that one
stroke of lightning had killed the whole
herd. They were insured.
What Shall We
Have for Dessert?
This question an': - -- .; in the family
every day. Let u.i answer if to-day. Try
Jet' "• O,
n delicious .<1 ■t. Pre
pared ir. t" i . ; oiri. ng! no
Dakinn;! ; - ' . r a:.d set to
cooL »Flavc . Oraugo, Rasp*.
berry and Sir:.--. . . Get a package
At your croecr.i U v> cts.
Pearson B. Nace's
Livery Feed and Sale Stable
Wick House Butler ?enn'a
The best of horses and first class rigs m
w.ivs on hand and for hire.
Best accommodations In town for perma
nent boarding and transient trade, 8 peel
al Care guaranteed.
Stable Room For 65 Horses
\ good c ass of horses, both drivers and
draft horses always on hand and for sale
uTlerafullKuarant.ee; and horses bough
p in proper notification by
PEARSON B. NACF,
Tdiepnone No. 21 .
TH£'MAF> PROOFREADER "
His Work la Done Slowly and With
"I thought I knew my business until
I took a job holding copy in a mapmak
!ng establishment," said a veteran
proofreader. "The change from the
rush of a morning newspaper to the
leisurely work of an encyclopedia was
queer enough. It was three weeks be
fore I began to feel that I was earning
By salary. It takes about two weeks
to read the proof of a good map. If it
is a business atlas, particularly com
prehensive as to small towns, we linger
over a proof and its successive revises
for a month or sis weeks before the
final electrotype is made. In mapmak-
Ing it Is not only essential that every
town should be in the map, but that it
should be in precisely the right place.
The man who is buying a map or an
atlas has no use for it unless it gives
accurate information about the city or
town where he was born, where his
wife was born and where he was mar
ried. The first thing a prospective pur
chaser does when shown a new atlas by
a canvasser is to look up one or all of
these points. If his native town or city
Is not there he won't bother to take
another glance at the book. If it is
there, but not in its precise location on
some river or bay, he does not hesitate
to say he has no high opinion of the
atlas. The motto of our business seems
to be 'Get it all in and get it in right' "
NAMES OF NUMBERS.
Why Twelve la Called a Dozen &n<l
Twenty a Score.
"Dozen" is from the French dou
taine, a collection of articles generally
numbered together. It is used in the
Herefordshire poems, 1200, and shows
French for the first time encroaching
upon English numerals. This enshrines
a great historical fact, for from 1220 to
12S0 it was the custom to look to
France as leader of all Europe in art,
chivalry, fashion, war and learning.
"Score" for twenty came into the lan
guage nearly at the same time, but
was not exclusively French. It comes
from the Anglo-Saxon scor, the root of
shear, shire, scar, and means to cut.
Our ancestors, to avoid the difficulty
of large numbers, used to keep ac
counts by cutting notches in a stick,
called a tally, and after twenty such
notches they cut off the tally, which
thus became a "soore." These were
used in England for keeping the ex
chequer accounts, even to the begin
ning of the nineteenth century. A
cricket score was once spoken of as so
many notches, and the rind of pork is
scored. The word is first used in a
poem called "The Bestiary" and in
"Cursor Mundi."—London Answers.
PAPER MAKING MACHINES.
They Were Invented by Looln Rob
ert, n YonnK Frenehninn.
The inventor of machinery for paper
making, as distinguished from mere
pulping machines, was Louis Robert, a
clerk in the employment of Messrs.
Didot of the Essonnes paper mills,
near Paris. In 1708 he completed a
small model for a continuous web of
paper on an endless wire cloth, to
which rotary motion was applied. Con
tinuous length was thus secured,
though at first the width was only
that of an ordinary piece of tape.
A machine soon followed producing
a width of twenty-four inches, for
which Robert had a patent from the
French government and a reward of
8,000 francs. Messrs. Didot bought
this patent and the machines, and in
1801 induced a well known English
firm Fourdrinnler —to take it up.
Helped by a clever young mechanic
named Donkin of Dartford paper mills
they so improved the machinery that
a Fourdrinnler machine is still the
practical equipment of every paper
making establishment the world over.
There is u story told of the eminent
Dr. Abernethy, who was as blunt as
be was learned. He was called to
prescribe for an old lady in falling
health, who prided herself upon being
and who looked the very pink of neat
ness. Her dress was spotless and her
cap immaculate, and her friends spoke
of her ns that "sweet old lady." After
much (juestioning, which was almost
Impertinent, and a careful diagnosis of
the case the doctor said gruffly,
"Madam, you are ill because of filth."
Of course she was horrified, but he
went on, "Your bed is not properly
aired, and in consequence you are be
ing slowly poisoned to death."
The HrlrrHan Ladle*.
The most celebrated warlike women
among the ancients, apart from the
fublod amazoiis, were the Helvetian
ladies. Caesar praises highly their
military achievements. In more than
one instance the legions of Home turn
ed their backs on the fair ones of Swit
zerland. During the crusades women
often performed the most romantic and
chivalrous deeds, dying cheerfully by
the sides of their lovers and husbands.
The Old Man—llumph! When I was
your age I didn't wear kid gloves and
a cane! Algy (in an injured tone)—
Well, father, I should think you'd ex
pect to find some improvements in the
family since that time.
The I.ottery of Mnrrlnue.
The Deacon—Do you believe mar
riage is u lottery? The Parson—l do.
Why, I really can't tell whether I'm
going to get $lO or 50 cents out of one.
Miss Carrye Moore —She calls him
her intended. Are they engaged? Mias
Cutting Hints—No, but she Intends to
marry him.—St. Paul Pioneer I'ress.
Wn. WALKER. CHAS. A. MCELVAIN.
WALKER & McELVAIN.
f:O7 Bntler County National Bank Bhlg.
L. S. McJUNKIN. llt A MC.HTNKIN
OEC). A. MITCHELL.
b S McJUNKIN & CO.,
Insurance F(eal Estate
117 E- Jefferson St.
SOTI9ER, - - - - PA
W M H. MILLER.
FIRE and LIFE
and REAL ESTATE.
OFFICE—Room 508, Butler County
National Bank building.
See the sign direct
Old Postolflce, TO
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Real Estate and TM
Insurance Agency, hj
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List Mailed Upon Application
SLATER—At her home in Chicora.
July 19, 1904, Mrs. Margaret Slater,
aged 94 years.
YOUNG—At her home at Rose Point,
July 19, 1904. Miss Marv Young, aged
BELL—At the Warren Hospital, July
17, 1904, Miss Dillie Bell of Washing
ton twp., aged 40 years.
PATTERSON—At his home in Siip
peryrock borough, July 10, 1904, Wil
liam James Patterson, aged 37 years.
He is survived by his wife, nee
Wilson, and three boys.
MILLER—At her home in Aspinwall,
Pa., July 13, 1904. Mrs. Mary Miller,
mother of S. D. Miller, Jr., formerly
NEWAL—At his home in Middlesex
township, July 14, 1904, Samuel
Newal, aged years.
Mr. Newal was an old soldier.
STEVENSON—-At his home in Slippery
Rock, July 16, 1804. Joseph Steven
Mr. Stevenson came home, sick, from
the Kentucky oil field, a few weeks ago,
and developed typhoid fever. He was a
former resident of Evans City. He
leaves a wife and thrte children.
CAMPBELL —At his home in Bntler
township. July 15, 1904. Samuel C.
Campbell, formerly of Centre twp ,
in his 60th year.
He was born in Concord twp , was a
carpenter by trade, and moved to But
ler twp., about two years ago. He was
a soldier of the Civil War. serving in
in the 7th Pa. Cavalry. His wife nee
Ellen Hazlett. four sons and five daugh
ters survive him. He was buried in
the South Cemetery, Monday.
KNAUFF —At his home in Middlesex
township, July 13, 1904, Michael
Knauff, in his With year.
Mr. Knaff was one of our oldest
citizens. In his early days he was en
gaged in conveying passengers from
Butler to Pittsburg, by means of the
old 4-horse stage coach, traversing the
old turnpike, now plank road. But
few now living remember these times.
He was a good citizen, and was respect
ed by all who knew him. He is survived
by four sons—Arthur, John and Thomas
of Pittsburg and M. F. of Eait Provi
dence, R. I. and two daughters. Mrs.
Mary Heckeit and Mrs Wm. Osborne of
Ex-President Kruger of the Transvall
Republic, died in Switzerland, last
Thursday morning. Kruger lied to
Portugese territory after the fall of
Pretoria in 19(10, and the English prob
ably winked at his escape, as they
would not have known what to do with
him. He was a great man, and he
made the English pay dearly for tht de
struction of his little Republic in South
Samuel Plummer McCalmont, one of
the best known men of Venango Co.,
died at his home in Franklin, last
Wednesday, aged 81 years .
Thomas S. Bigelow, the inillionare
politician of Pittsburg, was found dead
on bis couch, at his home, yesterday af
ternoon. Heart disease was the cause.
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t BUTLFK, PA. $
Notice ot Decree of Court.
To all whom it may concern.
Notice is hereby given that on the
18th day of June, A. D. 1904, the Court
of Common Pleas of Butler Connty.Pa ,
»t M. S. D. No. 3. June Term, 1904.
Made a decree changing the name of
Harvey Pierce Kiester to Harvey Pierce
Bagott. BY ORDER OF COURT.
JOHN C. CLARK,
The partnership known as H. Bander,
Ziegler & Co.. Millers and Dealers in
Flour, Feed and Grain, has this day,
June 6, 1904, been dissolved by mutual
consent, Harry IT. Zie«ler retiring
The bnsinef-s will be carried on as usual
by H. Bander and son. Thanking our
patrons for pat-t patronage, we solicit a
continuance of fame.
HARRY H. ZIEGLER,
C. G. BAUDER
Orphan's Court Sale.
lly virtue of an order of the Orphan's
Court of llutler county. Penn'a., to uie di
rected, there will bp exposed to public sale
on the premises In the Horoufc'h of Mutter,
Pa., at II o'clock A. M. of
Saturday, August 13, 1904,
tin' following described property, real estate
of Jordan Eyth. deceased, viz: A certain
piece or lot or ground In tho Third Ward of
llutler, llutler Co., i'a.. liounded on the
north by West Wayne street, on the east by
Water street, on the south by land of Mrs.
Joanna Koenlg, and on the west by Con
iiiH|ueiiesslng creek; fronting alxiut one
hundred and ten (110) feet on Water street,
and extending about one hundred and
seventy (1701 feet along Wayne street: and
haying thereon erected a two-story frame
dwelling house and barn.
TEItMS One-third of the purchase money
down, anil the balance In two, equal, annual
MARTIN L. GIHSON,
Deal with the
This IH to your advantage. We quarry
the stock from
OUR OWN QUARRIES.
and all cutting is done at our
Before ordering work send for our prices
W. A LINDSAY CO.,
House Building, PiTT&BURG, PA,
Corner Smithfield and Water Streets,
I'hones; Hell 3246 Court; P. & A. afcl M.
Valuable Real Estate
At the Court House In Butler. Pa.. at 1:00
P. M . on
Friday, August, 19th, 1904
By virtue of an order of the I'nlted Stale*
District Court for the Western District of •
IVnti-ylvanla. In Bankrupt.-;, made by J. W.
Hutchison. Esq., Referee, dated July 1-,
1904. and to the undersigned Trustee direct
ed. he will offer at public sale at the above
time and place, the following described
real estate, viz:
FiKST—That certain lot or parcel of land
situate In the borough of Harmony. Butler
cotnty, Pa., bounded on the north by German
street, on the east by an alley, on the south
by the Commons and on the west by the lot
of the M. F.. Church; and having thereon
erected a large, new. eight room, dwelling
house, frame office building, and frame
stable and outbuildings. The above prop
erty to be sold free and divested of liens and
SECOND: —All the Interest of G. G. Roney
mus, being the undivided 1-5 of. In and to
that certain tract of land situate In Jackson
twp.. Butler county. Pa., and known as the
Gottlelb Hlroneymus farm, bounded on the
north by lands of Geo. Yoang and 8. C.
Ramsay. on the east by lands of George
Marburger. on the soutn by F. Rider and
i Twentler, and on the west by lands of W. 8.
Ramsay and S. C. Ramsay; containing 36
acres, more or less, and tiavlng thereon
erected a dwelling house, barn ana outbuild
ings, ana producing oil wells. The Interest
of G. G. Roneymus therein to be sold free
and divested of liens of judgments and
mortgages, but subject to the life estate of
Lewis Rooeymus. father of G. G. Roneymus.
TERMS OF SALE: -Ten per cent of pur
chase price cash in hand when property is
knocked down, and the balance on con
firmation of sale by the Court.
F. S. GOEHRING.
Trustee of Bankrupt,
Estate of G. G. Roneymus.
JOHN H. WILSON,
Attorney for Trustee.
Notice of Audit.
In re estate of John J In the Orphan's
H. Sparks, late of -Court of Butler Co..
Butler county, dee'd.) No. 54, Sept. T., law.
•July 11, 18(4. J. D. McJunkln, appointed
auditor to make distribution of funds In
hands of Albert C. Troutman. adm'r."
BY TUB COURT.
And now, July 13th, A. D. 19M. I, hereby
give notice.lhat I will discharge the duties of
said appointment on the :3rd day of August.
11*04. at 10 o'clock A M. of slid day. at my of
fice in Butler, l'a., when and where those In
terested may attend if they see fit so to do.
J. 1). McJONKIN,
In the matter of the final account of
George Twentier. administrator of the
estate of George Twentier, deceased, of
O. C. No 53, Sept. Term, 1904.
ORDER OF COURT.
Now, Jnne 11, 1904. The withiL
motion duly presented in open court
and on due consideration E. H. Negley,
Esq., is appointed auditor, for the pur
poses stated in said motion.
BY THE COCRT.
Notice is hereby given that I will at
tend to the duties of the above appoint
ment at my office. No. 8, South West
Diamond, Butler. Pa., at 10 a. m. Fri
day, July 29, 1904. when and where all
parties interested in the distribution of
the balance in the hands of said ad
ministrator may appear and make proof
of their claims.
E. H. NEGLEY, Auditor.
Account of Butler Twp. School
Account of Sebastian Beck, Treasurer of
School Board for year ending June, 1904.
Balance from last year less amt f 464 31
Overpaid by George Bauer 7 70
State appropriation 1298 09
Rec'd from J. Hinchberger, Col 2612 91
Rec'd unseated land N 93
Dog tax 19 30
John C. Graham 19 00
Butler Co. Nat. Hank.money borrowed B3f> 21
John Korcbt, money borrowed 2SOO 00
A. Kradle, money borrowed 400 00
S. Beck, money borrowed 1100 00
Total 893i8 84
Thomas Kerr, teaching I 330 00
Lydla Logan, teaching 290 00
Effie E. Ross, teaching 210 00
J. M. Siagcnhaupt, teaching 250 00
I. M. Dyke, teaching 290 00
M. Watson, teaching 290 00
V. Pearce, teaching 290 00
E. Hogue, teaching 290 <lO
M.M.King, teaching 290 00
E. Greenert, rent 40 35
J. G. & Wm. Campbell, hardware fl 25
C. A. Wacbsmuth, coal 13S 73
P. Snyder, repairs 12 35
Wm. Shorts, repairs 0 25
li. C'. Ilelneman, supplies, books. &.. 577 33
S. Beck, supplies 8 77
T. Kerr, supplies 4 09
Home Gas Co., fuel 44 42
T. Vogel-By, Insurance 57 00
American School Co., desks 232 40
F. Koch & Sons, hardware 4*l HO
G. A. Sypher, hardware 8 57
Brown & Co., tables 7 00
J. Niggle <fc Son, hardware 1 75
George R. White, rent 10 00
L. Hinchberger repairs 4 00
.1. Schenck. secretary, repairs, etc 73 95
A. Kradle. repairs 15 42
G. Schenck, building Lyndora School
House .. 5030 45
Lyndora Land Co., lot for school 560 00
Treasurer's percentage IHB 79
Auditors, publishing and filing ucc't.. 15 00
Home Gas Co., meter 12 00
Total $9829 47
Bal duo treasurer I 270 63
Account John Hinchberger, Collector.
Am't duplicate $3993 02
Ain't added 2t 30
Exonorated poll taxes $ 285 00
land taxes 27 12
" Included Butler Borough
School District B*l2 58
Discount on tax paid In 00 days 41 «1
Percentage 67 03
Paid S. Beck, treasurer 2612 91
Total $3896 25
Hal due twp. uncollected taxes $ 113 97
5 per cent added to same 5 90
Total $ 133 97
Audited June 18, 1904.
S«a E r£ W,,ITE ! Auditors.
STATEMENT OF THE INDEBTEDNESS,
valuation of taxable property and assets
of Butler township School district at the end
of school year, June, 1904.
Valuation of taxable property and
real and personal estate $812076 00
Occupations 34230 00
Total ... $843306 00
Less am't Included In Butler School
district estimated at about 100000 00
Total value school district $743300 00
Am't uncollected taxes 123 97
Note to Butler Co. National bank. ..? KB 21
Note to John Korcbt 2500 00
Note to A. Kradle 40" 00
Note to S. Beck, money advanced... . 1100 00
Bal due S. Beck, Treasurer 270 63
Totel Indebtedness about SSOBI 87
Joseph Hinchberger. Secretary of Butler
township School District, being duly sworn
says the above statement Is true and correct
to the best of his knowledge and belief.
JOSEPH HINCHBERGER, Sec.
A. F. KRADLE, President.
Sworn and subscribed before me this 29th
day of June, 1904.
Letters testamentary on the estate of
William James Patterson, deceased,
late of Siipperyrock borough, But
ler county, Pa., having been grant
ed to the undersigned, all persons know
ing themselves to l>e indebted to said
estate are hereby requested to make
prompt payment ana those having
claims against the estate will present
the same duly authenticated for settle
ELLEN M. PATTERSON, Ex'r.,
WILLIAMS & MITCHELL, Att'ys.
ESTATE OF WATSON E. DUNKLE, DEC'D.
Notice is hereby given that letters ot
administration on the estate of Watsor.
E. Dunkle, deceased, late of Parker
township. Bntler county, Pa., have been
granted to the undersigned, to whom
all persons indebted to said estate are
requested to make payment, and those
having claims or demands against said
estate, are requested to make the same
known without delay.
MEAD. W. DUNKLE, Adm'r.,
P. O. Box 168, Parkers Landing, Pa.
A. T. BLACK, Attorney. 8-10-04
Letters of administration, C. T. A., on
the estate of Catharine A. Dunn, dee d.,
late of Franklin tp.. Butler Co., Pa., hav
ing 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
authenticated for settlement to
JOHN M. DUNN Adm'r.,
li. F. D. 10, Butler, Pa.
J. D. MCJUNKIN, Att'y 4-28-04
DR. JUUA E. FOSTER.
Consultation and examination free.
Office hours—9 to 12 A. M., 2 toi
M., daily except Sanday. Evening
Office —Stein Block, Rooms 9-10, Bnt
ler, Pa. People's Phone 478.
GEO. M BEATTY. M. D,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office in John Richey Bnilding.
Office Honrs— 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 P. M.
Night calls 331 N. Washington St.
People's Phone 739.
DR H. J NEEL\,
Rooms 6 and 7. Hughes Building,
South Main St.
Chronic diseases of genito urinary
organs and rectum treated by the mos
Hemorrhoids and Chronic Diseases a
TV H. BROWN, M. D.,
IT • Office in Riddle bnilding. 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.
. EYE, EAR, NOSE and THROAT,
After April Ist. office in former Dr.
Peters'residence, No, 121 E. Cunning
ham ST, Batler, Pa., next door to Times
CLARA E. MORROW, D. 0.,
GRADUATE BOSTON COLLEGE OF
Women's diseases a specialty. Con
sultatian and examination free.
Office Hours, 9to 12 m., 2 to 3 p. m
People's Phone 573.
ij6 S. Main street, Butler, Pa
• PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
At 327 N. Main St.
R. HAZLETT, M. D.,
• 106 West Diamond,
Dr. Graham's former office.
Special attention given to Eye, No6e
and Throat Peoole's Phone 274.
U PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
200 West Cunningham St.
DR. S. A. JOHNSTON.
Formerly of Butler,
Has located opposite Lowry Honse,
Main St., Butler, Pa. The finest work
a specialty. Expert painless extractor
of teeth by his new method, no medi
cine used or jabbing a needle into the
gums; also gas and ether used Com
mnnications by mail receive prompt at
R J. WILBERT McKEE,
Office over Leighner's Jewelry store,
Peoples Telephone 505.
A specialty made of gold fillings, gold
crown and bridge work.
1271 South Main street, (ov Metrer's
R. H. A. McCANDLESS,
Office in Butler County National Bank
Building, 2nd floor.
DR. M. D. KOTTRABA,
Successor to Dr. Johnston.
Office at No 114 K. Jefleraon St., over
G. W. Miller's grocerv
J J. DONALDSON,
Artificial Teeth inserted on the latest
improved plan. Gold Fillings a spec
ialty. Office next to postoffice.
• ATTORN EY - AT- LAW, AND
Office on South side of Diamond,
Office in Butler County National
• ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office at No. 8. West Diamond St. But
COULTER & BAKER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Office in Butler County National
JOHN W COULTER,
Office on Diamond, Butler, Pa.
Special attention given to collections
and business matters.
T D. MCJUNKIN,
Office in Reiber building, cornel Main
and E. Cunningham Sts, Entrance on
I B. BREDIN,
J • ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office on Main St. near Court llou#<
• ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office in Wise building
. ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office in the Negley Building. West
p F. L. McQUISTION,
V. CIVIL ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR
Office near Court House.
. GENERAL SURVEYING.
Mines and Land. Connty Surveyor.
R. F D. 49. West Sunbury, Pa.
• NOTARY PUBLIC,
Offiee with Berkmer, next door to P. O
Lettersof administration on the estate
of Lyman Hiliiard, dee'd. late of Wash
ington twp., Bntler connty, Pa., having
been granted to th« undersigned, all
persons knowing themselves indebted to
said estate will please make immediate
payment, and any having claims against
said estate will present them duly
authenticated for settlement to
R. F. D. 49, West Sunbury, Pa.
In re estate of Geo. E. Miller, dee'd ,
late of Butler Borough, Pa.
Whereas, letters of Adm'n Cum
Testamento Annexo in above estate
have been issued by the Register of
Wills, to the undersigned, all persons
indebted to said estate are requested to
promptly pay, and any having claims
will present them properly proved for
OLIVER R. MILLER,
Adm'r C. T. A.
W. C. FINDLEY, Att'y.
Letters testamentary on the estate of
J. W. Monks, dee'd., late of Middlesex
twp., Butler Co., Pa., having been
granted to the undersigned, all persons
knowing themselves indebted to said
estate will please make immediate pay
meet, and any having claims against
said estate will present them duly
authenticated for settlement to
REV W. A. MONKS, Ex'r..
J AS. B. MCJUNKIN, Att'y. 6-23-04
CAMPBELL'S GOOD FURNITURE
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Larue five piece suit mahogany finished
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I>»r;re Rolden oak H piece Beet English porcelain. llltff
a lied room suit: very uiasnive Full 100 piece sets Prtttv £5
and rich , dresser has swell pink spray or border decora gc~
front and large beveled mir- tion, as yon prefer
S9 ror: bed has a roll top foot feg*
Jg we have. Ig
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i Table for $9 - For sl4 jg
C-j Round top golden oak ex-
139 tension table eight feet Covered with green ySZ
lone; size of top. 43 inches velonr; bailt on the guar
when closed. First-class anteed steel construction. &§•
construction. I A good value.
9 Alfred A. Gampbelll
Formerly Campbell & Templeton.
Its Poor business
To carry goods over from one season to another. We would
rather have the money than the stock and are gcrfng to com
mence right now to make
In our prices in order to convert clothing into cash.
Note these prices and see if you think you can afford te
Choice of Men's S2O suits for $15.00
Choice of Men's sls suits for 11.00
Choice of Men's $12.50 suits for 9.00
Choice of Men's $lO suits for 7.00
Choice of Men's $8 suits for 5.50
Choice of Men's $6.50 suits for 4.50
CHILDREN'S SUITS —A great opportunity to fit out
the little fellows. Prices in this department have been subject
ed to the deepest cuts.
Schaul <5: Nast,
LEADING CLOTHIERS AND FURNISHERS,
137 South Main St., Butler.
M C. WAGNER
139 Sonth Main Ht
The farm of the late Amos
Michael, deceased, situate in
Centre township, Butler Co.,
Pa., containing 45 acres, 73
perches. Located near the
Elliott School House and about
one mile south of Oneida Sta
tion. First-class land in good
state of cultivation, good frame
barn and outbuildings, well
fenced and well watered, under
laid with coal. Inquire of
WM. H. MICHAEL,
R. F. D. 1, Butler, Pa.
Williams & Mitchell, Att'ys.
Binding: of Books
Is our occupation. We put our
entire time to studying the best
and latest methods of doing our
work. If you are thinking of
having some work done in this
line I am sure you will be well
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S 121 E. Jefferson Street. /
Notice is hereby given that the
partnership heretofore subsisting be
tween Henry I*. McKinney and John
Kohlmeyer, under the firm name of the
Butler Engine Works. Limited, WM dis
solved on the 34th dsy of June. 1904, by
mutual consent , . ..
All debts owing to sach partnership
are receivable by Henry B McKinney,
to whom also all claims and demands
against the same are to be presented for
The business is to be carried in the
firm name as usual by the said Henry
HENRY B. MCKINNEY. j
JOHN H. KOHLMEYEK.
Jane 29th, 1904.
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W. R. Newton,
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317 S. Hain Street.
Sacrifice Sale of Pianos.
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additional discount of 5 per cent, for
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