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THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
WILLIAM a N KG LEV - Publisher.
THURSDAY. OCTOBER 13, 1901.
SIJM ft year la AJvaace, Otherwise SI JO
Vice President—C. W. Fairbanks.
Supreme Judge—John P. Elkin.
Congress'—Hon. Geo. F. Huff.
State Senate—George W. McNees.
Legislature—Hon. Thomas Hays,
Dr. W. R. Hockenberry,
District Attorney—Samuel Walker,
Clerk of Courts—L. E. Christley.
We hear much of proposed trolley
lines, these days, and it may be inter
esting to know that there are something
over thirty-thousand miles of trolley
line in the conntry today, or about what
all the steam roads of the country
amounted to forty years ago. These
trolley lines usually pay good dividends,
and the mileage is rapidly increasing,
though at present, there is a great field
for inventors in the use of electricity, as
only about fifteen per cent of the heat
developed from the combustion of the
coal is now made applicable.
The action of the Pennsylvania Rail
road in determining to convert most of
the heavy traffic lines of the Long
Island system into electric roads is an
event of unusual importance. It fol
lows fast on the decision of the New
York Central to use electricity entirely
within the city limits of New York. It
is perhaps the more significant because
only three years ago, after a very care
ful examination of the subject, electri
cal engineers and railway experts came
to the conclusion that there was no
economy in making the transfer from
steam to electricity. Since then there
have been a number of inventions by
which the so-called third-rail system
has become not only absolutely safe, but
mnch more economical than steam.
AT a private ship-yard near Seattle,
Wash., last week, the new battleship
"Nebraska" was successfully launched.
She will displace 15000 tons of water, is
441 feet long, and her contract price is
18,738,000. Her battery will be similar
to that of the "Connecticut."
The Republican county candidates
left Butler, Monday morning, for a tour
of the northern part of the county.
In New York the Democrats seem to
have abandoned all hope of electing
Parker, and are confining their efforts
to the governorship.
Gilt campaign buttons with Parker's
portrait haye been ordered for distribu
tion in the East and silver ones in the
West. The Pittsburg Dispatch says
tMa is a delicate tribute to the candi
date wiio is tnnning on a telegram in
one section and a platform in another.
The Republicans in York state now
have matters well in hand and are per
fectly confident of winning, both in
state and nation.
The foundations for a ' whirlwindfin
ish" having been laid since the national
candidates were nominated, the last
four wqeks of the campaign will be de
voted to speech making, proselyting
among the partisan voters, appealing to
the independents, and that greatest of
all political work—inducing the citi-
KAM, first to register and finally to vote.
The turn events have taken in Wis
consin, the Republican national com
mittee having asked the LaFollette fac
tion to assist in a meeting practically
removes all doubt as to this state being
in doubt. Encouraging reports from
Indiana and Connecticut also set at rest
any fear as to these states, being other
The Merecr county Prohibs filed both
certificates of nomination and nomina
tion papers with the Secretary of the
Commonwealth, neither was accepted
by him, and they applied to the Dauphin
•county court for a writ of mandamus.
William Randolph Hearst, who is
president of the National Association of
Democratic Clubs, has come to the sur
face from somewhere long enough to
]«ue an address to the organization.
"Every member," he says, "will
render a great service to his party, and,
what is far more important, a great
service to the Nation, by expounding
and advocating earnestly from now un
til election day the principles and the
beliefs which constitute the force of
the Democratic party."
Yea—but what are they—these prin
The Hon Tom Watson, candidate of
the People's party for President of the
United States, is disgnsted with the
Democrats as a body. Of course, he
has no love' for the Republicap party,
either, but he concedes that the Repub
licans at least have principles and pol
icies, while their deponents have noth
ing which they can call their own.
That) is why he is disgusted. Accord
ing to his view of the situation, the
Democratic party died at St. Louis
when Bryanism was rejected.
National Chairman Oortelyou is not
making any loud boasts of what he
is doing, but he is conducting a vigor
ous campaign and has the situation well
m hand. His confidence of Mr. Roose
vel's election La not of the frothy kind,
but is based upon the moet substantial
grounds. At a recent visit to the White
House, he said to Mr. Roosevelt:
"Mr. President, I believe yon will
win, and you will win without a
promise, expressed or implied, having
been given a corporation, interest or in
dividual in exchange for their support. "
The Canadians will have their elec
tion on Thursday, November 3d —five
days before ours. Both parties there
Liberal and Conservative—are now
committed to the protective policy and
the main issue of the present election is
the question of public ownership of
railroads. Both parties are committed
to the construction of a new trans-con
tinental railroad, to give the wheat
fields of the Canadian northwest an
outlet independent of any connections
with the railway system of the United
States. The Liberal party proposes to
permit private enterprise to build anil
operate the road with government aul
and under government regulation Mr
Borden has declared in favor of public
ownership of the enterprise. It ex
pected that the Liberal party will w in,
and that Sir Wilfrid Lauvier will be re
turned to power. The construction of
the new road and the general policy of
which it is a part will have an import
ant bearing upon American interests,
not yet appreciated in this country.
THE battleship Georgia was launched
at Batb, Maine, Tuesday. She is simi
lar in size, and will be in equipment, to
the Connecticut and Nebraska.
The news from Manchuria is surpris
ing—the Russians hnve stopped retreat
ing and have begun advancing.
Kuropatkin issued a stirring address
to his army a few days ago, and began
an advance all along the line—about
forty miles long—attacking the Japa
nese outposts, who retired before him
giving np one position after another.
This news comes from Russian sources
and at the same time the Chinese repoit
that a Japanese army is getting to the
rear of the Russians No news what
ever comes from Japanese sources
The Japanese generals and statesman
are laboring under no illusions with »e
--gard to the arduous nature of the con
flict in which they are engaged The
victories they hbve won and the advan
ces which they have made do not blind
them to the fact that the Russians can
not afford to admit defeat until they
have strained every nerve and exhaust
ed every ret-onrce in an effort to retrieve
their sadly damaged prestige. It is very
well understand at Tokio, and it must
have been understood there before the
momentous decision was reached to sub
mit the pending controversy to the ar
bitrament of arms, that the Russians
would make a most desiierate and deter
mined struggle to enforce their numeri
cal superiority, and to justify the repu
tation upon which they have for so many
years been living, and npon the strength
of which so much of their territorial ex
pansion has been made. The Success
which the Japanese have achieved must
surely have exceeded their most sun
guine hopes, but they do not fail to re
alize that the real test, the test of en
durance, is yet to come.
They are preparing to meet it in a
spirit of patient confidence and stern
resolution. The Miniver of Finance,
announced, last week, the intended is
sue at an early date of another domestic
loan, which will it is expected be readi
ly and eagerly taken, while additional
revenue is to be raised by an increase of
taxation. It was the estimate of the
veteran statesman. Count Oknma. the
leader of the Progressive part} - , express
ed at % meeting of the United Clearing
House of Tokio, that the war could be
carried on for two years at a cost to
Japan of one billion dollars, and he did
not entertain any doubt as to either the
ability or the willingness of the country
to provide the money. The cost to Rus
sia would be at least three times as
great, and the speaker laid much stress
npon the weakening and disabling in
fluence of the corruption by which ev
ery department of the Russian Govern
ment is notoriously pervaded. He
thought that this would inure material
ly to the Japanese advantage and this is
an opinion which all competent.and dis
interested observers share.
Altogether there is reason to believe
that the Japanese will be able to stand
the strain better and longer than their
opponents Many things are in their
favor, and chief among these things is
the patriotic enthusiasm of the masses
of their people.
Whether Kuropatkin by his advance
is merely putting up a bluff to cover
his retreat to the position at Tie pass,
or whether he really means to attack
the Japs the rolling of the tide of war
beyond Mnkden will bring joy to the
hearts of the Chinese, foi it is a holy
pity, whose very earth is so sacred that
the city constantly suffers from a dearth
of fuel because the government will not
permit any coal mining operations in
that region, for fear of disturbing the
deities and ancestral spirits in their
subterranean haunts. It is the ancient
capital of the Manchu dynasty end all
the paraphernalia of regal state are still
scrupulously preserved. There is a
temple of heaven, in which sacrifices
are offered as at Peking, but by the
emperor's proxy. In adjoining parks
are beards of sacred spotted deer, and
Mongolian parks containing palaces and
temples, and tombs of milch cows for
the emperor's service, in readiness for
his visit at any time, even should that
visit be deferred for more centuries.
There are thousands of acres of ancient
emperors of the Manchu dynasty. The
visits of the emperors to Mukden have
been discontinued for 130 years, but
their "shadows" are always there by
means of pictures, and the rites of em
peror worship have never ceased. The
palaces, as at Peking, are an extensive
group of richly adorned towers and pa
villions connected by magnificently em
bellished avenues and monumental
gateways. In one place there is a wide
paved avenue flanked by colossal statues
of elephants, horses, cows and camels,
and white marble pillars with carved
clouds encircling them as if they were
the pillars of heaven. A white marble
tablet nearly 30 feet high, on the back
of a marble tortoise, bears an inscrip
tion commemorating the deeds of Tai
Tsung, the Manachn conqueror of
China, who compelled the Chinese mi n
to wear the queue, but could not make
the Chinese women cease deforming
their feet. The Chinese government
made frantic appeals to the command
ers of both armies not to disturb the an
cestral spirits by fighting around the
sacred tombs, and both promised to re
spect the holy places.
GREAT BATTLE RAGING.
Yestesday's dispatches stated that tie
two armies had come together and that
a great battle was raging.
The reinforcements lately received ty
the Russians aives them the numerical
superiority, and the Japs had contract- !
ed their lines to about twenty miles.
In the artillery duel preceding the
battle, the Japs seem to have had the
best of it, driving the Russians from
several of their positions. During a
fight at one village clouds of dust pecu- j
lar to the conntry and the season blind
ed the combatants.
This morning's dispatches say that, a
great battle is raging near the Yentai
coal mines, with result yet in donbt.
At the meeting of the Cabinet in
Washington. Tuesday, the violation by
Russia of her treaty obligations to us,
by the seizure of United Sfatts wail
watte." on board the British steamer
"Calchas" was discnesed and Russia
will be asked to explain.
One of the sriznies made by the Yal
divostock fleet during its brief period
of pernicious activity in Japanese
waters was that of the British steam
ship Calcinis, boned from Seattle to
Yokohama with a cargo of flonr and
It was understood at the time that
the seizure was made upon the ground
that the flonr was contrabrand of war,
but since then the Russian Government,
receding from its original position upon
! this point, has admitted that provisions
! are only to be treatod as coutrabrand
i when it can be shown that they are in
; tended for belligerent use, and the flonr
, taken from on board the Calchas and
: confiscated by the Russian authorities
j has been paid for by them.
It transpires, however, that tho ves
sel itself is still being detained at Vla
divostok, and that its release is being
resisted by the Russian crown advocate
upon the ground that it contained mail
addressed to the Japanese Government
c x>mmnnicating information of value
to the enemy. Under these circum
stances, the owners of the Blue Funnel
Steamship Line, to which the Calchas
belonged, notified the Postmaster Gen
eral at Washington that thev must re
fuse to carry auy more mail for Japiin
so long as the war continues.
Snch interception is a distinct and fl*
grant violation of treaty obligations and
an act of unfriendliness which this
conntry cannot without a loss of
self-respect fail to resist and to resent.
Under no circumstaces is mail in tran
sit upon a neutral vessel subject to be
treated as contrabracd. The mail for
Japan, which the Russian authorities
seized, wos at ths time of its seizuie
constructively in the possession of the
Uuiled States, for which the owners of
the steamship Calclws were acting as
agents aud neither the Russians nor
any one else had or could have any
right to tamper with or detain i. 1 .
SPEAKING of the war-correspondents
the Sunday Gazette says it is a "fact
that the only correspondent who has
really distinguished himself is the un
fortunate Butler lad \vho was shot and
killed. The rest of them haven't been
permitted to come close enough to get
killed; some got no fuither than Tokyo
and one actually remained in Berlin,
wheie be is probably waiting for the
Yellow Peril. When the late Stephen
Crane was sent to report the Grecc-
Tnrkish war, the paper empol>ing him
sent another man along to see that
Crane did not get lost, strayed or stolen.
The papers have neglected similar pre
cautions in the present war. and Mar
shal Oyania is generously seeing to the
ccsrespondents' safety himself. The
correspondents don't like this, their
employers don't like it, the great public
doesn't like it. But what are they go
ing to do about it? Matthew Arnold's
humorous picture of "Disuiark at his
horse's head, the crown prince folding
his stirrup, and the old king of Prussia
hoisiting Russell into the saddle," li:is
not influenced Japanese politeness or
Russian military etiquette Both are
keeping the war correspondent at a dis
tance and under the censor's watchful
eye, and it is apparent that nations en
gaging in future wars must do the same
if they value victory tomorrow more
than newspaper headlines today."
The Concord Centennial.
Though the weather was unfavorable
the old church of Concord, near Middle
town, was crowded last Tuesday for the
Centennial Celebration. Several hnnd
red people were present and among
them at least a dozen trom Butler,
who greatly enjoyed the occasion.
Entertainment for all had been pro
vided at the church, the program as
printed was carried out, several inter
esting addresses were made, and the
Centennial was a success.
SOME vpry able' articles have lately
been published regarding railroad acci
dents; but collisions due to mistakes by
employees, like the one in Missouri,
Monday, can only be prevented by the
double track. The results of these col
lisions. however—the telescoping of the
cars and the horrible slaughter of
human beings -can be prevented, or at
least modified, by building the coaches
with steel-frames, as are the Pullmans;
and it would not be a bad idea to re
quire the heavy Pullmans to be run
next to the engines Legislation—both
state and national--regarding the con
struction, equipment and management
of our railroads ttems to Le needed.
Wreck of an Excursion Train.
The tracks of the Missouri Pacific R
R., near Warrensburg Missouri were
the scene of a collision and wreck, Mon
day, by which twenty-two people were
killed outright, seven so badiy injured
that they died soon after, and about
sixty injured. The account of the acci
dent reads as follows: —"The passen
ger train, consitifig of two day coaches,
a Pullman and a caboose, was loaded
with World's fair excursionists from
Southern Kansas and Southwestern
Missouri. The Wichita passenger train
had been cut in two at Pleasaut Hill,
on account of the heavy load and a loco
motive attached to the front car with
out a baggage car as a buffer. Tho ex
tra freight had been sidetracked at
Montserrat for the first section of the
Wichita train, which carried signals
that a second section was following. A
local passenger train passed and the
freight crew took the local for the sec
ond section of the Wichita train, and
pulled out of the sidetrack Three
miles west the freight met the second
The impact telescoped the tender of
the passenger locomotive and the front
car, which was full of passengers, and
it was here that the i-acrifice of life
The scene of the wreck was on the
down grade, on either side of which
there was a steep rise. Both trains
had put on extra steam to carry them
np the opposite hill, and when they
met at the curve at the lowest point,
they were running at P. terrific rate.
When the trains met the heavy freight
train pushed the passenger engine back
into the first coach. The tender of the
passenger engine literally cut the coach
in two in the center, and never stopped
until it had plowed itself half way
tbiongh the car and its passengers, kill
ing those in the forward end instantly
and mangling all within reach in a most
horrible manner Half a dozen who
were not killed outright were so terri
bly injured that they died beforo tht-y
could be removed from the debris.
Many of the dead were almost unrecog
Arms and legs were dismembered in
several cases, and together with bag
gage and pieces of wreckage were tum
bled together into a confused mass of
bleeding, human forms. The next two
coaches were also badly damaged,
being torn up and windows smashed
bnt in these cars the passengers fared
better, nil except a few escaping with
slight injuries. The Pullman remained
upritrht and none of its occupants were
huit beyond sustaining a severe shak
Nixon Theatre, Pittsburg.
THE TWO ORPHANS-NEXT WEEK.
On Monday evening, October 17th, at
at the Nixon Theatre, Pittsburg tlin
atresoers will have an opportunity to
witness the mnch talked atout revival
of "The Two Orphans. "When the re
vival was recently made at the New
Amsterdam Theatre, N. Y . it created
snch a sensation that it was decided to
try and arrange with the various stars
interested for a short tour this season,
that the projectors of the scheme were
successful in their endeavors is attested
by the fact that the present, tonr has
been arranged. This tonr will embrace
only a few of the few larger cities of]
country as the expense ot the organ za
tion is so great an extended tour i- an j
utter impossibility. The Piir»bsmr m
Majjenir'nt is limited to one wn-k wit"
Wednesday and Satuid-;y Matinees i
Avenue Theatre, l-*iltst>urj».
My Wife's Husbands-Next \Vi:ek
When Mr. N. C Goodwin appeared i
in Pittsburg last season he afforded
play-goers one of the rnpst delight'ui ]
treats of the season in Milton Koylu's ,
comedy. "My Wife's Husbands " The '
Harry Davis Stock company will pre- :
sent this play at the Avcnne Theatre '
week commencing Monday October 17.
. GENERAL SURVEYING.
Mines and Land. County Surveyo*.
R. F. D. 49, West Sunbury, Pa. j
Firemen nt Eric.
The Goodwill, Rescue and Campbell
hose companies, delegations from the
Firi-t Ward. luatitute Hill and Spring
dale comp-inits. the Sixteenth Regiment
band and propably fifty or sixty other
Butlerites atieuded the 25th annual
; convention of the Firemen of Pennsyl
vania at Erie last week. The Butler
companies all paraded Thursday with
, the exception of the Campbells who
! stayed oat because no place had been
f given them in the line.
Iu the evening after the parade there
| was a band concert in which the Six
teeth carried off first honors and #2OO.
beating the famous Northwestern. Ikey
Scanlon won $5 for being the smallest
fireman in the parade.
After these achievements they cele
brated properly. Friday midnight the
Bntferites arrived home on a special
Erie's delightful sitnation and broad,
level regular streets are very pleasing.
Old inhabitants say the lake is receding
every year and large tracts which used
to be covered with water are now culti
vated. There is but little water to see
frcm the city but the harbor is kept
dredged cnt and the wharves were lined
with fishing boats and lake steamers.
The Oid Soldiers Home, where 600
veterans live, and the Jarecki factories
were places of interest.
Although Erie more than three
times ns large as Butler, prices aud
rents on business properties are very
little higher than in Uutler. because
thtre is so much more room. Every
thing seems to be cheaper there except
coal and gas. which josts 33 cents per
thousand, and is piped over from Cony
and Titusville. Etie has two splendid
large market houses, where tho farmers
take their produce and the housewives
hie themselves early each morning and
lay in the djijs supplies at more rt-n-ou
able rates than tha stores can give.
—Along the lake the cornfields and
tree foliage was green, showing they
had had piaetically LO frost as yet
Grapes and apples seemed unusually
MeCANDLESS —At her home in Bus
ier. Oct. 8 19 »4 Miss Laura McCau.i
less, formerly of Franklin twp., aged
DODDS—At her home in Penn t >wn
sbip, (Jet !j, 1904. Mrs Margaret
Dodd*, widow of Adam Dodds, ai.d
mother of D. B. Dodds, aged So years.
PERRY"—At the County Home, Oct. 7,
1904. William Perry, formerly of
K vrns City, aged 40 years.
GRAHAM -At Johnstown, Pa., Oct 6.
1904, Cnpt. Patrick Graham, a native
ot Butler county, aged 87 years
MCLAUGHLIN—At her home in But
ler, Oct. 0, 1004. Janet, daughter of
William and Gertrude Kirkpatrick
McLaughlin, nged 1 year and 4 mos.
KENNEDY —At her home at Rose
Point, Oct 4. 1904, Mrs. A. F. Kenne
dy, aged 60 years.
MeCANDLESS—At the Butler Hospi
tal, Oct. 6. 1904, Lillian, daughter of
Howard McCandless. aged 19 years.
STEPHENSON—At hi* home in Roch
ester. Pa.. Oct. 4. 1904, N. M Steph
enson, formerly of this county, aged
aped OG years.
ALLEN—At her home in Zt-lienople,
Oct. 3, 1904, Mrs Kizzia Allen, aged
Mrs Allen »\as the widow of Joseph
Allen, who died sixteen years ago, and
she wa-J the daughter of John Richard
sou. deceased. She is survived by four
sous and three daughters and about. 40
MOYER —At his home in Venango twp
Oct. 7, 1904, Samuel Moyer, aged
His deuth was caused by typhoid. His
wife.nee D.ivis.and two children survive
MeCABE—At her homo in Pittsburg,
Oct 9, 1904, Mrs. Anna McCabe, in
her 33d year.
Mrs. McCabe was a daughter of John
Gallagher of Great Belt.
ZIMMERMAN—At her home in Butler
Oct. 12, 1904, Miss Sadie, daughter of
Dr. G. M. and Jennie Zimmerman.
Miss Zimmerman's death was a sud
den one She went to bed in her usual
health, tint died of heart-failure dcriug
the night. She was 25 years of age.
WICK —At his home in Slipperyrock,
October 8, 1904' Charles, son ot Lin
coln Wick, aged 20 years.
FOWLER—At. Evans City, October 9,
1904, Joseph Fowler, formerly of
AMBERSON—At her home in Forward
twp , October 9, 1904, Miss Martha
Amberson, aged about 80 years.
REOTT -At her home in Herman,
October 11. 1904, Magdaline, daugb
of H P. Reott, aged 10 yevrs.
HEPLAR—At her home at, Fredonia,
Oct. 9, 1904, Mrs. Ida Heplar, nee
Gerner, ot Petrolia.
Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, of East Brady,
mother of Walter Evans, of Butler,died
last Thursday, aged 84 years.
F. A. Bartlioldi, the sculptor, died at
his home in Paris on Tuesday of last
week. His greatest work is the statue
of "Liberty Enlightening the World,"
iu New Y'ork harbor, and the statue of
Lafavttte in Union Square, N. Y , is
also bis work.
Major Robert W. Lyon, a native of
this county and former mayor of Pitts
burg, died at his home in McKee's
Rocks, last Saturday night, in his 62nd
During the services in honor of Post
master General Payne in St. John's
Episcopal church in Washington, D. C.,
last Friday, our postoffice was closed.
Postofliee employees in uniform formed
the escort from the church to the train
that carried tho remains to Milwaukee.
Jury List fir Oct. Term
List of names drawn from the proper
jury wheel this 12th (lay of August,
Is)' 4, to serve as Traverse Jurois at «
special term of court commencing the
4th Monday of O rtyber, 1904, the same
bring the 31st day of said month.
Aggas, Loyal, Butler boro, 2d w. driller
Brown. John D., Middlesex twp, farmer
Beighley, 11 H. Harmony boro.teamster
Black, Archibald, Cherry twp, farmer
Buhl F O, Forward twp, farmer
Campbell, J E, liutler boro, 1 wd. prod.
Campbell, S L. Jai ksori twp, pumper.
Crail, VV C, Butler boro, 3d wd, uiech.
Cochran, J C, Butler lioro, 3d wd, lab'r.
Cjpher, Martin, Wiufield twp, farmer.
Conkle. Ed, Evans City boro, carpenter
Donaldson, J Washington tp, farmer
Donaldson, R M. Concord twp, farmer
Doyle, P (jr. Buffalo twp, farmer.
Drain, Philip A., Buffalo twp. farmer.
Dunbar, Charles. EvaDs City boro. mer
Eicholz. J L. Lancaster twp, farmer.
Elliott, Joseph, Petrolia boro, teamster.
Eisler, G F, Butler boro. 4'h w, carpt'r.
Hemming. Jos. D, Clearfield tp, farmer
Flemming, Charles, Winfield tp. farmer
Fletcher, \V J, Connoquene'g tp, farmer
Frazier. Thomas, Butler boro, Ist w.prod
Cross man, N S, Franklin twp, farmer.
Grabe, W 11, Jefferson twp, farmer,
iitsptuhide, Frank, Adams twp, farmer
Hite, Conrad, Butler boro. 2d wd, prod
llazletf. J M, Washington twp, farmer.
Hogg, Silas. Slippery Rock twp, laborer
Hoover, Michael, Fairview twp. farmer
Johnston. Richard Summit twp,farmer
Jackson, J D, Butler boro, 2d w, merco.
Keck, Jacob, Butler boro, stli wd. I. P.
Logan. W J, Millerstown boro. uiachV-
Miller, Clinton E. Butler twp, faimer
McQuistion, W W, Butler boro. 31 wd,
i McCail. Allen. Prospect boro, farmer.
! Murrin, Cornelius, M irion twp. farmer,
j Martin, L C, Oakland twp, farmer.
Meals, Joseph, Venango twp, farmer.
| Morris, Frank, Franklin twp, farmer.
' Ni block, J B, Connoque'g farmer.
! Nichlas. Peter, Cotim qu'g twp, farmer.
I Purvis, Win, Bntl.r boro. ;»!h ward.
| Pruut.ty. Frank, Slippery Rock tp, mer.
i Ray. T P, Karns City boro. farmer.
! Scon p. David B. Adams twp, farmer.
Sherman, (Vsper. Butler boro, 1.-t wd,
i Stevenson, D S, Penn twp, farmer,
i Snyder, Philip. Butler twp, farmer.
; Tinker. Z W, Cherry twp, farmer
t Williamson, W 11. Mercer twp, farmer.
; Weigle, John, Zelienople boro, agent,
i Wallace, James, Muddycr'k twp, farm.
| VV*ebb, John M, Clay twp. farmer.
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i? H. NKG LEY,
■I • ATTORNEY AT I.AW.
* Kfic- : M -V- - Negley Building, West
The eminent conductor, Walter
Damrosch and his New York Sym
phony Orchestra, opens a two weeks'
engagement at the Pittsburg Expo
sition, on Monday afternoon, Oct.
10. The days of the wonderful Ex-
Bosition are* fast Hearing a close, as
ae present season will reach an end
at tne conclusion of the Damrosch
! engagement. The conductor fjives
his final concert on Saturday night,
October 22. and on that day the doors
of the Exposition will close until
Damrosch is well known to all real
lovers of music and has been
heard in Pittsburg frequently. It is
a well known fact that when Victor
Herbert last year resigned the con
ductorshlp of the Pittsburg Orches
tra. considerable effort was made to
secure Damrosch as his successor.
Word of this readied New York,
where the musician is very popular
and immediately there arose a storm
of protest against Damrosch's leav
ing the nv tropolis. Negotiations
between the managers of the Pitts
burg Orchestra and Mr. Damrosch
wi r conducted for some time, but
lie was coo.polled to refuse the very
flattering oiler made him, owing to
the fact he was so much in demand
in New York.
Damrosch has with him a fine
orchestra of carefully eicked music
ians and the melody that they will
create, will be of the best attainable.
The New York conductor is consid
ered one of the bl s' musicians and
orchestra leaders in America and
his engagement in Piitsburg never
fa Is to attract huge audiences.
During the past season of the Pitts
burg orche-tra Mr. Damrosch con
ducted two of the concerts at Car
n< gie Music hall and was greeted
with considerable popular enthus
iasm Th s was one of the rare
occasions that a Pittsburg audience
heard Damrosch i utside the music
hall at the Exposition. The con
ductor and his orchestra have been
coming to the l'ittsburg Exposition
for years and Damrosch's name is
always closely associated with the
In addition to having one of the
best orchestras in the world at tne
Exposition next week, there are
countless other attractions such as
the toboggan, the theatorium; the
Egyptian Temple of Mirth, the elec
trical wonders of the World's Fair,
and countless other equally Inter
esting and popular amusements.
TEAS THAT AW
Twelve Hundred Kinds Are lu China's
Show at the World's Fair—The Most
Populous Nation of the World Fur
the First Time Makes an Exhiul:
Worthy of Her Greatness.
Many expositions of stupendous char
acter make up the World's Fair of
ISJO4. Each part is a vast and distinct
6liow. Each building shelters many
acres of wonderful things—wonderful
because they are the choicest of their
kiud. Every nation on the globe is
represented. Every state and territory
Is here with its best and making the
most of its greatest opportunity.
The fact that China has not been a
large exhibitor at world's fairs gives
to her great exhibit here a prominence
quite exceptional. It Is a wonderland
of ingenious productions. We know
China best by reason of her extensive
exports of teas, which have found a
vast market in the United States for
generations. Iler commercial interests
therefore prompted her to make a dis
play of teas that we should not for
In sealed glass jars China displays In
the Liberal Arts Palace some 1,200
kinds of tea. Young Hyson and Old
Hyson have a string of tea relations
longer than the genealogical chain of a
Plymouth Rock. They are neatly se
lected "chops," in tlie language of the
tea farmer, and these classes do not
embrace medicinal teas, which are
quite another lot in the rather modest
number of 400.
The teas exhibited vary in price from
a few cents a pound to some rare and
exclusive kinds that are worth their
weight in gold, the tea in the latter
cases being placed on one side of the
scales and pure gold on the other—
that is to say, the tea of this expensive
kind is worth about §2O gold an ounce.
Only a very small quantity of this ex
clusive leaf is exhibited, and it is
grown In carefully guarded tea planta
tions or gardens right under the shad
ows of the great wall of China. Its cul
tivation is prohibited for any use save
for the imperial family of China and a
few of the favored high officials.
Mention has been made of the word
"chop" in connection with tea. and it
may be Interesting to the everyday
reader to know what the word actually
signifies. The tea leaf is grown in va
rious districts of the Chinese empire on
NORTH ENTRANCE PALACE OF MINES AND
METALLURGY, WORLD'S FAIR.
large areas of ground which are often
mistaken for single plantations. This
is hardly ever the case, as the large
tracts are very often owned by hun
dreds of different men, whose individ
ual plots of ground bearing the tea
plants are carefully mapped out, so
that each individual owner may culti
vate and pick his own crop of tea.
Each owner likewise markets his own
tea and puts his own special mark, or
"chop," on the packages. Hence the
term "chop" signifies an individual
growth or picking of tea by one owner.
Iu an area of tea land of, say, a thou
sands acres, all apparently under one
ownership, there may be sqme forty,
fifty or more owuers of the plantation
and consequently a like number of
"chops" of tea.
It must not be Imagined that all these
different owuers of the tea get the
same price for their commodity—far
from it, as each of these Individual tea
growers has his own secrets for im
proving the quality and flavor of tea.
Take, for instance, the Ainoy and Fu
chau districts, whence most of the tea
for the United States comes. The own
ers of "chops" of tea varying from 10
to 200 chests of 50 pounds each bring
samples of their goods to the various
foreign merchants for sale. These lat
ter turn the Chinese tea growers over
to the good offices of the foreign or
American professional tea taster, who
passes on the goods as to price. The
tea taster has the samples infused, not
boiled, in his presence and passes upon
the quality, flavor, twang and manner
of curing, fixing a price accordingly,
from which there is never any varia
tion aud which the tea grower must ac
capt or go elsewhere to gjspose of 142
wares, in a single tract or tea land
Uke the ono cited above the price ha» I
tanged from 14 cents, the lowest, to J
cents, the h'lgbest. per pound ■
among slrty-one different ten produ- •
ear*. A matter of great moment that
also figures in the price of tea is
that very often tea from the same dis
trict will have the various "chops"
blended together in order to produce
WAQE EARNERS AT THE FAIR
Prominent Men Planning to Help
Workers See the Qreat Exposition.
Wage earners of America are to see
the World's Fair by tens of thousands
nnder the auspices of the National Civ
ic Federation. A new bureau of the
Federation has just been established at
St. Louis upon the World's Fair
grounds. Back of the movement are
Grover Cleveland, David R. Francis
Andrew Carnegie, Cornelius N. Bliss
and others. Plans are making to have
a vast number of the wage earners of
the United States see the World's Fair,
the most glorious spectacle of the age
and the most Influential factor in the
education of the American citizen.
The bureau is in charge of Miss Ger
trude Beeks, secretary of the Federa
tion's welfare department, of which
Mr. 11. 11. Vreeland, head of the street
railway system of New York city, is
chairman. The bureau headquarters Is
in the east end of the Palace of Trans
portation, on the ground floor. The Ex
position management is in hearty ac
cord with this movement on the part
of the Federation to induce the large
manufacturers and other employers of
labor to provide ways and means for
the wage earners of America to visit
the Exposition. President Francis is
displaying personal interest in the un
dertaking by affording the Federation
every facility for the consummation of
its efforts, and in this connection he
has directed Theodore Hardee, assist
ant to the secretary, to co-operate with
Miss Beeks and Ralph M. Easley,
chairman of the Federation's executive
touncil, in every possible way.
The Exposition management has also
equipped this bureau with clerical as
sistance and a full supply of World's
Fair literature. The bureau will be
used as headquarters for all wage earn
ers coming to the Exposition under its
auspices. The aim of the Federation is
to make it feasible for the largest pos
sible proportion of wage earners to vis
it St. Louis and see the World's Fair.
It will see that they are met at the de
pot by responsible persons and con
ducted to suitable lodgings, where they
will be treated fairly.
There will also be furnished, free of
charge, appropriate itineraries indicat
ing the points of interest to be seen
within a limit of one week, which is
about the average time each party will
spend here. It will also indicate the
objects of special interest to various
craftsmen In their particular lines, so
that they may devote as much time
as possible to the objects of peculiar
Interest to them. These and many oth
er efforts will be made to help all wage
earners to enjoy the benefits of this
great Exposition comfortably and at an
expense within their means.
CONCERTS BY MASSED BANDS
Prizes Aggregating $30,000 to Be Dis
tributed at the World's Fair.
Never were musical events In Ameri
ca planned upon such an elaborate scale
as those of the World's Fair. A series
of concerts will be given by competing
bauds in contest for prizes offered by
the World's Fair. These contests will
take place in Festival Hall, Sept. 12
Nine cash prizes, aggregating $30,000,
are offered for the successful bands.
The prizes are divided so as to give to
the organization scoring the highest
number of points $3,290; $2,500 will be
given to the band scoring the second
highest number of points and $1,500 to
the one getting the third highest num
The above division is made for bands
In Class A, which consist of twenty
members. In the B class SIO,OOO will
be given In prizes—first $4,500; ieeond,
$3,500; third, $2,000.
Class C, which includes bands of thir
ty-five members, will enjoy the division
of $12,750. For the organization scor
ing the highest number of points a
prize of $6,000 has been named. The
second prize is $4,000 and the third $2,-
Bands employed by the Exposition
are not permitted to contest. All play
ers must be bona fide members, and
each musician must have been enrolled
at least three months prior to the date
of the contest. Each band must send
to the bureau the name of Its members i
and a nominal entrance fee.
Festival Hall concerts by massed
bands will be given at 7:30 each day
during the contest. In which all contest
ing bands will take part under the di
rection of a distinguished conductor.
All bands entering must agree to play
one concert in addition to the compet
ing concert and massed concerts.
A separate programme has been pre
pared by tbe Bureau of Music for each
class, and each band will play through
the full programme of its class. The
numbers in all three programmes are
by eminent composers and are chosen
with the view of bringing out the qual
ities of the bands performing them. The
list of composers includes Wngner, Gou
nod, Offenbach, Verdi, Salnt-Saens, P'-
zet, Strauss and Leoncavallo.
Old Lawi of Scotland.
On the statute book of Scotland is
still au act passed in 1825 ordering
that "na man play futeball," because
it in "esteemed to be unprofitable sport
for the common gude of the realrne
and defense thereof." There is also a
statute against alien immigration, pass
ed In 1426, and authorizing "all his
majesty's subjects" to "take, appre
hend, Imprison und execute to death
the said Eglptiaus (gypsies), either
men or women."
Probably It Woolil.
In a Sunday school the class was
under a question on the sacraments.
The sacrament of matrimony was tak
en up, and a seven-year-old startled
her teacher when replying to a ques
tion as to the necessity for this sacra
ment by answering: "No. Matrimony
Is not necessary to salvation, but
should a favorable opportunity afford
it would be sinful to neglect it."
**l s'pose It's nil right," said Mr. New
rich. "But it doesn't seem fair."
"What doesn't seem fair?"
"For Matilda to scold because I want
to eat dinner hi my shirt sleeves. I
don't make auy fuss about her party
dresses, an' they haven't any sleeves at
Little five-year-old Edith was taken
to a dentist, who removed an aching
tooth. That evening at prayers her
mother was surprised to hear her say,
"Forgive us our debts ael we forgive
"Why," said the sweet girl, "do
they say that love Is of the heart?"
"To show," said the old bachelor— "to
chow that the brains have nothing to
do with It."
Every one has to clap his hands in
applause when he doesn't mean it, but
It Is a pleasing sort of hypocrisy.— l
Clerk's Notice in
In the District Court of the United Slates :
for the Western District of Pennsylvania,
Moses Isaac Bernstein. of Butler
countv, Pennsylvania, a bankrupt under the
Act of Congress of July I.l« M*. having applied
for a full discharge from all debts provable
:igainst bis estate under said Act, notice Is
hereby given to all known creditors aid
other persons in interest, to appear before
the said Court at Pittsburg, in said District,
on the 7th day of November. 1904. at 10 o'clock
in the forenoon, to show cause, if any they
have, why the prayer of the said petitioner
should not be granted.
WILLIAM T. LIXDSKY. Clerk.
In re estate of 1 In the O C. of
George A Brnnnermer, Butler Co., at
dee'd., late of Butler Co. ' O. C. No. 33,
Dec. T. 1904
Notice is hereby Riven that having
been appointed Auditor in the above
stated case, to distribute the fnntls now
in the hands of Geo A Brunnermer,
Admr. C. T. A., that I will discharge
the duties of said appointment, at my
office in Butler, on Friday, October 28tb,
1904, at 10 o'clock a. m.
JACOB M. PAINTER,
By virtue of a writ of Fi. I"a. Issued out of
Ihe Court of Common Picas of Butler coun
ty. Pa., aud to me directed, there will be ex
posed to public sale, at the Court House, In
the Borough of Butler. Pa., on
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1904
At 1 o'clock p. m..at the Court House in But
E. I). Xc. 11, Doc. Term. I:XH. Marshall Bros,
All the right, title, interest and claim of
John Lobaugh of, in and to all that certain
piece or lot of land, situate in the Borough
of Butler, Butler county. Pa., bounded as
follows, to-wit: On the north 30 feet by
West St.. east 112 feet by lot of Anna Nellls,
south ait feet by an alley and west 112 feet by
lot of Sherry, and having thereon a two
story frame dwelling bouse and out build
Seized and taken In execution as the prop
erty of John Lobaugb at the suit of L. C.
TERMS OF SALE—The following must be
strictly complied with when property is
1. When the plaintiff or other lien creditor
becomes the purchaser, the costs on the writ
must be paid, and a list of the liens, includ
ing mortgage searches on the property sold
together with such lien creditor s receipt*
for the amount of the proceeds of the sale or
such portion thereof as he may claim, must
be furnished the Sheriff.
2. All bids must be paid in full.
3. All sales not settled immediately will be
continued until one o'clock, P. M., of the
next day at which time all property not
settled for will again be put up and sold at
the expense and risk of the person to whom
*>ce Purdon's Digest, 9th edition, page 446.
an I Smith's Forms, page 354.
MARTIN L. GIBSON. Sheriff,
•sheriff's Office. Butler. Pa.. Sept. 13. 1»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 imrnedi-
Hte payment and those having ulaims
against the same will present thtin duly
authenticated for settlement to
JOHN M. DUNN. Adm'r.,
R F. D. 10, Butler, Pa.
J. D. MCJUNKIN, Att'y 4-28-04
Letters testamentary on the estate of
William Jnmea Patterson, deceased,
late of Slipperyrock borough, But
ler county, Pa., having been grant
ed to the undersigned, all persons know
ing themselves to be indebted to said
ebtate 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.
Lettersof administration on the estate
of Lyman Hilliard, dee'd, late of Wash
ington twp , Butler county. Pa., having
been granted to the nndersigned, all
persons knotting 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 nndersigned, 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.,
JAS. B. MCJUNKIN, Att'y. 6-23 04
ESTATE OF WATSON E. DUNKLE, DEC'D.
Notice is hereby Riven that letters ot
administration on the estate of Watsor.
E. Dunklo, deceased, late of Parker
township. Butler county, Pa., have been
granted to the undersigned, to whom
all persona indebted to said estate are
requested to make payment, and those
having claims or demands anainst said
estate, ar6 requested to make the same
known without delay.
MEAD. W. DUNKLE, Adm'r..
T O. Box 103, Parkers Landing, Pa.
A. T. BLACK, Attorney. 8-10-04
Eyes Examined Free of Charge
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