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4 THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
WILLIAM O. NFOLHT - Publisher.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1004.
SI.OO ftt year la ACVSBCC. Otherwise JliO
Meeting of Congress.
The short session of the 58th Con-
gress jegan, Monday noon, with the
same crowds in the galleries, the same
"monmental" bunches of posies on the
desks, and the same everything except,
ing the few new faces that appeared on
the floors of the two rosms to take the
places of the those of members who had
In the Senate Chamber Mr. Knox ap
peared, was sworn in, and was assigned
a seat in what is called "'the Cherokee
atrip," as there was ho seat vacant in
the Republican side; there were no de
monstration* excepting for Senator
Fairbanks; Senator Penrose offered a
resolution regarding Senator Quay, and
tte Senate adjourned until next day.
In the House six new members were
sworn in without protest, resolutions
regarding Senators Quay and Hoar
were adopted; a committee was named
to wait upon the President, and the
House adjourned until next day.
/On Tuesday the President's Message
was read in both houses of Congress,and
it is an unusually strong, complete and
common-sense document. He makes no
reference to the proposed revision of the
tariff rates, except the indirect one in
the opening sentence which is as fol
To the Senate and House of Repre
"The Nation continues to enjoy note
worthy prosperity. Such prosperity _ is
of course primarily dne to the high in
dividual average of onr citizenship,
taken together with our great natural
resources; but an important factor
therein is the working of our long-con
tinued governmental policiee. Tee peo
ple have emphatically expressed their
approxal of the principles underlying
these policies, and their desire that
these principles be kept substantially
unchanged, although of course applied
in a progressive spirit to meet changing
conditions. The enlargement of scope
of the functions of the National govern
ment required by onr development as a
nation involves, of course, increase of
expense; and the period of prosperity
through which the country is passing
justifies expenditures for permanent
improvements far greater than would
be wise in hard times. Battleships and
forts, public buildings and improved
waterways are investments which
should be made when we have the mon
ey; but abundant revenues and a large
aniplne always invite extravagance,
ana constant care should be taken to
y. wl ,go li.fr n n namxifla ry i UCTGASe Of
the ordinary expenses of government.
The cost of doing government business
•hould be regulated with the same l rigid
■crating as the cost of doing a private
Bis next sentences deal with capital
and labor. He approves the organiza
tion of labor for legitimate purposes,
but condemns lawlessness, grants the
benefience of corporations, but urges
control of their tremendous power that
they may not infringe upon the rights
of the wnole people. To these ends he
recommends the largest measure of pub
licity, believing that public sentiment
is as powerful an agency for control as
direct intervention of the law. But he
adds recommendations for the amend
ment o£the interstate commerce law to
prevent rebates or discriminations and
to the law creating the department of
commerce and labor to enlarge its pow
He considers the ever increasing list
at casualties upon onr railroads to be a
matter of grave importance, and re
oommeods the enacting of a law requir
ing all railroads to adopt and use some
form of block signal system to secnrei
the safety of employees and passengers.
- Another law Is proposed for the regula
tion of the interstate operations of in
surance companies, and a third in line
H ' with the plea of the attorney general to
enable the arrest and presentation at
the place appointed by the Constitution
for their trial of persons indicted in the
• federal courts. All of these are im
portant and necessary to the public
r welfare. The business of insurance has
passed the bounds of state control and
the absence of federal law opens the
way for injustice to the policy holders
on the one hand and for
with the legitimate business of the com
• panies by state departments on the
He says the bureau of cOn>orationr
has made careful preliminary investiga
tion of many important corporations.
It win make a special report on the
The policy of the bureau is to ac
complish the purposes of its creation by
co-operation, not antagonism; by mak
■ ing constructive legislation, not des-„
tractive prosecution, the immediate ob-~
Jsets of its inquiries; by conservative
• tavestigation of law, and fact, and by
refusal to issue incomplete and hence
necessarily inaccurate reports. Its
policy being thus one of open inquiry
mto. and not attack upon, business, the
bureau has been able to gain not only
the confidence, but, better still, the co
jg operation of men engaged in legitimate
s . business.
He thinks the government must in in
creasing degree supervise and regulate
the workings of the railways engaged
in interstate commerce; and such in
creased supervision is the only alterna
tive to an Increase of the present evils
on the one hand or a still more radical
policy on the other. In my judgment
the most important legislative act now
needed as regards the regulation of cor
porations is this act to conter on the
& interstate commerce commission the
power to revise rates and regulations,
the revised rate to at once go into ef
fect, and to stay in effect unless and
until the court of reviews reverses It.
Steamship companies engaged in in-
Egk terstate commerce and protected in our
coastwise trade, should be held to a
H strict observance of the interstate com
[ His next paragraphs treat of munici
pal improvement and sanitary condi
tions, the work of the Department of
PP» Agriculture, reclamation of the arid
foj. lands of the west, and the forest and
| r game preserves.
Regarding pensions he says: The
veterans of the Civil War have a claim
upon the nation such as no other body
of our citizens possesses, The pension
, bureau has never in its history been
managed in a more satisfactory man
ner than Is now the case.
He then refers to the celebration of
the tri-centennial of the settlement of
Jamestown. Va. in 1807; says the P. O.
Department has increased in efficiency;
gives the total receipts of the Depart
ment for the past year at 143 millions
and the total expenses at 152 millions;
says our consular system can be im
proved; advises the enactment of a
proper Quarantine law.and calls atten
| tiou to the extravagance in government
publications and the defects in the cur
rency system. He recommends the en
couragement of our merchant marine;
calls attention to the growing impor
tance of the Oriental markets, and re
canlmends the revision of our immigra
tion and naturalization laws.
The resources, needs and government
of Alaska are fully set forth, and rec
ommendations made, and also condi
tions in Hawaii and the Philippines.
As to our foreign policy he says: The
steady aim of this nation, as of all en
lightened nations, should be to strive to
bring ever nearer the day when there
shallprevail throughout the world the
peace of justice.
We are in every way endeavoring to
help on, with cordial good will, every
movement which will tend to bring ns
into more friendly relations with the
rest of mankind. In pursuance of this
■ k policy I shall shortly lay before the Sen
ate treaties of arbitration with all pow
ers which are willing t-j eater into thvse
treaties with, us. It is not possible at'
this period or the world's development
to agree to arbitrate all matters, but
there are many matters of possible dif
' ference between us and other nations
Which can be thus arbitrated.
Furthermore, at the request of the in-,
terparliamentary union. an eminent body i
composed of practical statesmen from
all countries, I have ssked the powers
to join with this government in a second
H*gne conference, at which it is hoped
that the work so happily begun at The
Hague may be carried some steps fnr- j
tlior toward completion. This carries
out the desire expressed by the first
Hagne conference itself.
He says he has acted in the interests
cf humanity at large in bis dealings
with Cuba," Venezuela and Panama, and
that it is necessary for ns firmly to in
sist npcn the rights of onr own citizens
without regard to their creed or race;
without regard to whether they were
bom here or born abroad. It ha* proved
very difficult to secure from Russia the
for our Jewish fellow-citizens to
receive passports and travel through
Russian territory. Such conduct is
not only unjust and irritating toward
us, but it is difficult to see its wisdom
from Russia's standpoint.
The strong arm of the government in
enforcing respect for its just rights in
international matters is the navy of the
United States. I most earnestly recom
mend that there be no halt in the work
of upbuilding the American navy.
There is no more patriotic duty before
ns as a people than to ke°p the navy
adequate to the needs of this country s
position. We have undertaken to build
the isthmian canal. We have under
taken to secure for ourselves our just
share in the trade of the Orient. We
have undertaken to protect our citizens
from improper treatment in foreign
lands. We continue steadily to insist
on the application of the Monroe doc
trine to the Western hemisphere Un
less our attitude in these and all similar
matters is to be a mere boastful sfca-n
we cannot afford to abandon onr naval
program. Our voice if now potent for
peace, and is to potent because we are
not afraid of war. But onr protesta
tions upon behalf of peace would neith
er receive nor deserve the slightest at
tcntion if we were impotent to make
The war which now unfortunately
i ages in the Far East has emphasized in
striking fashion the new possibilities of
On Hobday. Tuesday and Wednesday
of last week, the Jape made a continual
day and night assault on one of the
fortified bills, to the west of Port Ar
thur. and on Thursday gained possess
ion of it, thongh it is said to have cost
them fifteen thousand men.
The hill, known as 203-Metre hill, is
about two miles west of the town,
its possession enables the Japs to cover
the entire town and harbor with their
fire. Golden hill and one other to the
east of the harbor, along the shore are
higher, but the possession of this one is
considered by the Japs to be the begin
ning of the end of the siege.
By the latter part of last week the
first division of the Baltic fleet had
doubled the Cape of Good Hope, and
the second division had passed ont of
the Red sea. The destination or ren
dezvous of the two divisions was un
known but was supposed to be the is
land of Chagos, about a thousand miles
east of Africa and about four hundred
south of India, from where their move
ments would not be reported, as there
is no cable. From there the course will,
probably, be through the straits of Ma
lacca,and north into the China sea which
lies between southern China and the
Philippines. The fleet will likely se
cure coal and provisions at the French
harbor of Saigor, in Cochin China, and
may create a commotion in this country
by bumping into the harbor of Manila,
but the chances are that it will pass
through the channel to the north of
Luzon, and get into th&open sea, as the
Japs are waiting for them at Formosa,
the next island to the south.
No movement of any import is re
ported from the two great armies facing
each other along the Sakhe.
At this time of year the cold in Man
churia is intense, and what is known of
the arrangements of the opposing armies
indicates »hat they have gone into win
ter quarters. Dming the present
month the thermometer at night ranges
from sto 20 degrees below zero, and
during January, 80 degrees below is a
common rate. There are frequent bliz
zards from the north, and no human
beings can live under canvas The
usual expedient is to live in under
ground dwellings and these bave been
extensively constructed by both armies.
The Japanese are relieved of any diffi
culty about fuel as they have coal mines
within their lines. A correspondent of
the London Times gives the following
description of the way in which the Jap
anese make their underground quaiters:
The method is to dig a trench about
10 feet to 12 feet deep and varying in
width, but generally about 9 feet wide
A narrow stairway is cut leading down
to the south end. At the,base it is wid
ened and a door frame set up with a
native door, turning on wooden pivots.
The upper half of the door is open
work, which, being covered with the
opaque native window paper, admits
light. The sun shines at midday down
the steps and, when the do>r is opened,
freshens and warms the room. Imme
diately within, on one side, is a cooking
stove, camp oven or boiler, iu a simple
and primitive style, to which both Rus
sians and Japanese are accustomed.
Along the length of the trench is a plat
form some two and a half feet high
and six feet wide, made of hammered
earth and unburned brick. Beneath
this are several simple flues, up and
down to which the smoke and heat from
the cooking place finds its way, issuing
at the end remote from the entrance,
by a small chimney cut in the solid
ground. On this platform, which re
sembles the old style of greenhonse flue
and is called by the Chinese a kang,
many men can sleep in warmth and
comfort on a rough mat or dried grass.
This mode of heating is not only econom
ical, but the flues consume and carry off
the earth damp or carbonic acid gss
which always generates in underground
dwellings. Across the top of the treuch
rough pieces of timber or poles are laid,
and on these kaoliang stalks or straw,
upon which is heaped the earth exca
vated from the trench. This covering
keeps out the cold and is practically
shell proof. No rain falls, and bat lit
tle snow, and the latter can, if desired,
be swept oft the roofs or mounds over
The Presidential Electors for this
State have received notice from* the
Secretary of the Commonwealth of
their election. They will assemble at
Rarrisburg to perform their duties on
the second Monday of January next, be
ing the 9th day of January, 1905.
The official count of the vote for the
Presidential Electors in Pennsylvania
shows that Robert Pitcairn, l»y reason
of his name being first on the list, runs
nearly seven hundred ahead of his col-
Icages. His vote was 840,949, Levi G.
McCauley, the second man, had 840,294;
the two last electors on the ticket had |
840,112 and 840,181 respectively. John
H. Negley, the Butler-Westmoreland !
elector, had 840,2<15, fifteen of the other 1
electors having less.
» The first man on the Democratic list
had 200 more than his running mates,'
his vote was 385,480.
Iu Butler county there was only ten
of a difference between thejiighest and
lowest men on the Republican ticket.
"Tlie Simple Life.*
Through the American Press Associa
tion and by a liberal expenditure of
money the Citizen has soured from
MeClure. Phillips & Co. the right to
publish Miss Ilendee's translation of
' The Simple Life," by Charles Wagner.
The reading of the book made such a
f-ivorable impression on President
Roosevelt that he at once gave it his un
qualified endorsement. Three weeks
ago the author lectured in Washington,
D. C-, and was introduced to the audi
ence by the President,who said, in part:
• This is the first aud will be the only
time during my pres : dency that I shall
ever introduce a speaker to an audience,
and lam utore than glad to do it in
this instance, because if there is one
book which I should like to have read
as a tract, and also, what is not invari
ably true of tracts, as an interesting
tract, by all our people, it is 'The Sim
ple Life,' by Mr. Wagner."
"The Simple Life" can be read wiih
equal profit by all classes. It deals with
the mistakes of human society in every
strata and directs the way to happiness
from every point of the social com
pass. The author makes no unreason
able demands upon society, nor does his
social scheme interfere with our moral,
material, intellectual or religious pro
gress. On the other hand, readeis of
his book will readily see that that "The
Simple Life," as Mr. Wagner would
have us live it, is the royal road to ideal
social conditions. The book not only
points the way to a life of simplicity, but
but it is written in language so simple
that all may understand, although the
phraseology combines a world of
strength and beautv-
Miss Hendee's translation, which is
the only one authorized by Mr. Wag
ner, will be published in the Citizen in
serial form, the first installment of
which appears in this week's issue.
Butler county people who have pur
chased lots on Grand View, (and there
seems to be a number of them), were
pleased to hear of the opening of the
Mt. Washington tunnel, last week. The
cars began running through it last
Thursday, and will connect with Mr.
Lebxnon, Knoxville, West Liberty,
Beltzhoover, Castle Shannon, Charleroi
and other places. The time from the
Pittsburg pcstoffice to Mt. Lebauon be
ing but twelve minutes.
It is the only tunnel of its kind in the
world. Work on it was started on Oct.
C, 1902. and the brick lining fiuished ex
actly twd years after ground was brok
en. The tnnnel is 3,500 feet long, 24
feet wide and 21 feet high. The lise
from Carson street to the south end
near North Washington avenue is 205
feet. In lining it over 7,500.000 brick
were used. The entire cost of the work
Talking about tunnels, one of the
strangest things that has happened of
late, is the stoppage of work on the tun
nel through the gieat Simplon moun
tain," from Switzerland to Italy, by the
striking of a spring, or well, of boiling
hot water, after the mountain had been
penetrated for several miles, and many
millions of dollars spent in the enter
prise. The tunnel is now flooded with
the hot water. v
IT is a "stand pat." and keep it goiog
ROOSEVELT'S ECW phraso "Peace
with Justice." means that we want "a
square deal' 1 abroad, as well as at home.
SEC'Y TAFT went down to Panama
and settled all the points in dispute, re
garding the customs duties, stamp',
etc , of the new government, in n few
hours, and started home.
THE St. Louis Fair closed last Thuis
day, December Ist. About twenty mil
lion tickets were sold and the receipts
were about ten million dollars.
RUSSIA hasanunged to borrow SIOO,-
000,000 in Germany, in January, ai.d
hopes to borrow $200,000,000 iu France
in April. She is probably reserving
her grand touch for Uncle Sam.
EOHOPE is having the most winter,
this year. England was snow-hound
week before last, and Spain, last waek,
for the fii'st time in thirty years
Men's lives were endangered and a
hog awaiting butchery, was killed by i
peculiar accident at the farm of Mrs.
John Ulack, near Washington, Pa., la.-t
Saturday. One porker bad been shot
■and while four men were cutting it np
other hogs began eating cartridges. One
cartridge exploded. The whole box
was shot off. One animal's head WM
blown to shreds and the bullets whizzed
about the butchers.
Conductor Birdsull and fluguiau Trav
is, of the 8., R. & P., were both injured
at Venus, last Sunday, by falling from
cars. The former WHS taken to the hos
pital at Punx'y.
Wm. Glenn, of Butler, was injured
at the Car Works, Monday morning, by
having a large iton plate tall upon him.
J. C. Orr of lieibold fell from a der
rick a few days ago, and received severe
Culbert, or Clell Cannon, of North
Butler, a car inspector at the yards, WHS
run down and instantly killed at the
yards east of town, last Friday morn
ing. He stepped out of the way of one
engine directly in front of another. He
was about 85 years of age, and leaves a
wife and one child.
D. L. Rankin, of Butler, was thrown
from his buggy, by a runaway horse,
la«t Friday morning, and badly bruised
about the face, though not seriously in
jured lie was driving to Untler at the
time, and his horse kept ou and ran into
tho rigs of W. E Weigle, of Proapect,
and \V. 15. McCandless, of Centre twp.
smashing both rigs and throwing Mr.
McCandlers out and bruising his face.
Chas. Renn had two fingers taken off
by a circular stw at Purvis' last Thurs
A. E. Reed, of Pittsburg, formerly of
Butler, was reported killed by an acci
dent lust week.
George, the 14-year-old son of Mrs.
Reoben Pratt of Grove City, accidently
shot himself while, out hunting, Mon
day. The lad died in a few minutes.
A woman and h.;r two children were
burned to death iu Pittsburg, last Sun
day, by a fire that lasted but eight ruin
ntes*. At 5p m. Sunday afternoon.Mrs.
Amanda Perry, of Chatham at,, started
to clean tbe sitting room carpet with
gasoline. Ir> the room were all her'
children, except Henry, who was in the .
cellar with his father, and Vera Ltiko, a !
neighbor's child. The woman bad 1
spifokled the fluid all over tho room,!
when it limited. presumably from a '
spark from the coal Stove. The flsuie '
from the carpet bluzed up and set lire
to the 'jan of gusoiiue Mrs. Perry held i
in her hand. The explosion that follow- !
ed filled the ror>m with flames. Little I
, Annie and Vera Luke threw two back
ets of water on the flames, but without
avail, and (Jed from the house. Mrs •
Perry's clothing was on fire, and she j
was starting from the room when she
remeinliered her two little ones, I farmer
and Charles, who were sleeping on the
lounge. She snijtched tip the children
ar;d again *t»rtfrt for the door, when
the flames ov r a ne her »n I tie tl re
hank to the floor. Death overt<>ok them
before they had time to scream, their
bodies were charred and their features
On The Wuter Question.
Six more oil wells are bein? started
or drilled in the vicinity of the Miller
Wick farm in Oakland township. This
means that six more casings will be
spontintr ont saltwater to flow into and
pollute the Thorn Rnu and Boydstown
dams, rendering practically nseles* and
valneless a system on which the Butler
Water Coaif>auy has spent hundreds of
thousands of dollars and causing most
aggravating inconvenience, actual hard
ship. and large financial loss to the
people of Butler for months to come.
The courts have held that wafer from
oil wells has the right to the natural
conrse of drainge, no matter who, in or
along that conrse. below the wells, may
be injured thereby. That may be all
righh as a general rule, but circum
stances alter cases. The Butler Water
Co. was on the field first, they have ex
pended their money, ten times as much
as will ever be spent in that oil field,
their property rigl.ti are of a muc'j
more permanent nature and much more
valuable than are or ever well be those
of the oilmen. They are supplying
fifteen thousand inhabitants with water,
and to an ordinary individual, especial
ly, when he is one of the thousands of
sufferers from the saltwater deluge, the
rights of this people and of this water
company seem as high above those of the
oilmen concerned as the clouds are
above the earth. The owners of those
oilwlls are committing a nuisance
against , every man, woman and child
who uses city water. If there are any
injunctions to be served, they should be
on the people drilling those wells. Of
course the laud owner has a right to
secure the product and wealth of his
larm. even if saltwater does come with
it, but when that saltwater becomes a
physical nuisance and causes the lo«s
of thousands and thousauils of dollir*
to others, some provision should lie
made, either bv the parties drilling or
the Water Co. or both jointly, to pipe
the disturbing element beyond _t>ie
region where it can do harm. Untii
this is done, injunctions should stop
Fairy low Facts.
•J. C. Gibson is moving his liver-, birn
A Missionary meeting will be held at
the home of Mrs. VVnt. Gibson next Sat
urday at 2 p m.
F. M. Michaels is filled with joy over
the arrival of a new boy which came to
his home, last week; a new boy also ar
rived at Henry Byers', last Saturday.
Jas. Alexander is home on a visit from
the W. Va. oil fields.
Rankin Adams is building a fine resi
dence on Washington St. F. M. Mich
aels is builder.
Rev. E. W Byers and brother Fred
went to thei." home in Grafton, W. Va.
Harry Fithian is building an addition
to his dwelling. *
J. M. Maxwell went back t» N«-w
Castle to work, Monday.
The M. E. church has no services next
.Samuel McCracken, Walter Ellenber
ger and Robert (irant have left for li e
Oklahoma oil fields, last week.
The Southern Oil Co. is drilling on
the J R. McNamee farm. DENT.
liy virtue of sundry writs of Ven. Ex.. HI.
Ha.. Lev. l a.. &<•., issued out of the Court of
Common I'leas of liutler Co., Pa., and to me
directed, there will be exposed to public sate
at the Court Houso In the borough of liutler,
Friday, tlie Dili day of December
A. D. I!#H. at one o'clock. I*. M„ tho following
described property, to-wit:
E. I). No. 46, Dec. Term. !!*)». W. l>. Hrandon,
All the rlKht, tllle. Interest and claim of
Alfred Ilullnns and diaries M. Hillings.
AJm'rs of the estate of the said Alfred llul-
Incs, dee'd., John Kelly served as tore
tenant, of. In and to all that certain piece or
parcel of land, situated in Allegheny town
ship, Kutler county, Pa., bounded as follows,
to-wit,: On the north hy lauds of Itodgers
and Clements Gibson, east by Martlnsburg
road, south by M. 8. Adams and Thompson
and Campbell heirs, and west by Andrew
Campbell, et al; containing fifty-nine (i'.i)
acres and elghty-slx (Si) pcrrhes, more or
less, having thereon erected a two story
board, frame house, frame uaru and out
buildings. and mostly cleared.
ALSO—AII that other certain piece, parcel
and tract of land, situated In the township,
county and state aforesaid, adjoining the
tract above mentioned and described but
separated therefrom by the Martlnsburg
road, hounded and described as follows, to
wit: Un the north by lands of Nicholas
\V ally, et al, on tho east by lands of M. 8.
Adams and Tinsrnan. known as the Wally
tract, on the south by lands of M S Adams
and < 'ampbell heirs and on the west by the
.Martlnsburg road and containing sixty (68)
acres and one hundred and (Ifty-nliie (l'AI)
perches, more or less, mostly cleared,
orchard thereon, said two described pieces,
parcels and tracts of land btlng tho same
that were granted and conveyed unto Alfred
Hullngs, the IIIHJVC named mortgagor by A.
C. Kenler and wife by their deed dated Oct.
:*ith. IHS7, and of record In the recorders of
fice In and for Hutler Co.. Pa., in Iteed Hook
.'.I, page lis, together with all and singular
the buildings and improvements, streets,
laueft, alleys, passages-ways, waters, water
courses. rights liberties, privileges, heredi
taments and appurtenants. whatsoever
thereunto belonging or In any wise appertain
ing and the reversions and remained thereof.
» ilzed and taken In execution as the prop
erty of Alfred llul|ngs and Charles 11. Hul
lngs. Adm'r of the estate of the said Alfred
Hullngs. dee'd., John Kelly, served as tere
tenant, at the suit of John tore lit, for use of
Hutler B._vlngs and Trust Company.
E. I>. No. 49. Dei*. Term, I'JOl. Christ ley &
All the rlalit. title. Interest and/eluirn of I.
N. Moon. of, In and to all that certain piece
or parcel of laml. j,limited In llutler town
hlilp. Itntl<-r county, l'a., Itoumled as follows,
i-o-wu. at the uoithwest corner;
thence by lanflsof A. Union, north W> deg
east fifty-seven and one-lnilf porches to u
post: thencu by Lane south !J4 ae* east ten
perches to a post: thence by Lane north Bs',i
east Ofty-flve ami one-ten tn rods to a post;
them e by land of I'earce south 7'» den !17 1-10
neri h"s to a post; thence uy lands of James
Tracy south HI) d"K IH-'/i perches to a post:
thence north den west LUO'/I perches to the
place of hcKii'iiluK; contalniiiK <>7 acres and
1)0 perches; having thereon a brick house
and barn and outbuildings.
Seized and taken In execution as the prop
erty of I. .V lioon at the suit of Hobert lilr
rard, udintulstrator of 11. N. I loon.
TKIl.Mf* OK BAI,E— The following must be
strictly compiled with when property is
1. When the plalnt ltf or other lien creditor
become* the purchaser, the costs on the writ
must be paid, and a list of the liens, Int'lud-
Ing mortjjaire searches on the property sold
together with such lieu creditor s rucelpt*
for the amount of t he proceeds of t he sale or
such portion thereof as lie may claim, must
be furnished the .Sheriff.
2. All bids must be paid in full.
i). All sales not settled immediately will lie
continued until one o'clock, I*. M., of the
ni xt day at which time ail property not
settled for will be put up and sold at
the expenss and risk of thupeison to whom
•See I'urdon's Digest, 91.. i • dltlon, pa|(e Ml",
an I Kudth's Korms, pane &4.
M A U'l I.N I- CIIHSON, Sheriff,
-ti'-rilf's ('fllce. butler, l'a.. Nov. 111. 1904.
Letters testamentary on the estate of
J. W. Monks, dee'd , late of Middlesex
twp., Liutler Co., PH., having been
granted to tlio undersigned, nil 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.,
-IAS P.. MCJUNKIN, Att'y. 6-23 04
KSTATK OK WATSON K. DUNKI.E, DEC'D.
Notice is hereby given that letters ot
administration on the estate of Watsor.
E. Dunklo, deceased, late of Parker
township. Uutler county, Pa., have been
granted to the nudersigned, to whom
nil persons indebted to said estate are
requested.to make payment, snd those
having claims or demands against said
estate, are requested to make the same
known without delay.
MKAD. W. DUNKT.K, Adm'r.,
P O. IJox 1118. Parkers Landing. Pa.
A. T. BLACK, Attorney. 3-10-04
J.ettersof administration on the estate
of Lyman Milliard, dee'd, late of Wash
fngton twp , Batier connty, Pa., having
Lmen grunted to the undersigned, all
persons knowing themselves indebted to
said estate will please make immediate
payment, arid any having claims against
said estate will present them duly
authenticated for settlement to
R. F. D. 4l», West Snnbury. Pa.
(Organized 14 years)
THE GEO W WOOD CO, ilnc)
Certified, Kecognized Exi>erts,
in Accounts, auditing and systematiz
ing; also in Questioned Documents,
handwriting, ink and paper.
FIDKLITY BUILUINU, PITTHHUBO.
ACKER—At the home of her brother,
John Morehead in Winfieldtwp., Dec. .
2. 1904. Mrs Jane Acker, aged about
McNAUUHTON—At his home in
Washington twp., Dec. 3, 1904. John
W McNanghton. aged 74 years.
Mr. McNanghton was an old and well
known citizen, anil a veteran of the Civ
il war. But one daughter of a family
of ten children survive him.
OLLER—At his home in Butler. De?. j
1. 1904, Julian 8. son of Rev. W. E. j
Oiler, aged 21 years
Jalian's death "was caused by rheuma
tisui and paralysis He formerly clerk
ed for C. N. Boyd, and was an indus
trious and well behaved young man. and
his early death is greatly regretted by
his many friends and acquaintances.
The stricken farfily have the sympa
thy of the entire community.
McCANDLESS—At Prescott, Arizona,
Nov. So. 1904, Dr. J. X. McCandlese,
formerly of Butler, aged 07 years.
NICKEL—At Defiance. 0., Nov —B,
1904, W. M. Nickel, formerly ot But
MOHR— At his home in Cranberry twp.
Nov. 30, 19i)4, Frederick Mohr, aged
McCLYMONDS -At his home in .Mud
dy creek twp ,
McClj laonds, aged 75 years,
lie was the father of Rev A. D Mc-
Clymonds. and of Mrs. J. W. Wright
SPANGENBERG-At the home of her
daughter. Mrs. Mary Keil, in Alle
gheny, Dec. 2. 1904 Mrs Mary, wid
ow of George Spaagenberg, aged 90
KILY -At Versailes, Pa.. Dec. 2. 1904.
Mrs Ro>e Kilv, formerly of Carbon
Centre. Hged 78 years.
McGOWAN— At her home in Muddy
creek twp., Dec. 2, 1904, Mrs. Su-an.
wife of Joseph M;-Gowan, in her stlth
COVERT—At her home near Evacs
City, Nov. 20, I!H4. Mrs. Lizzie
Witbernp Covert, aged years.
JOHNSTON—At her home ia Conno
qnenessing. Dec. 3, 'O4, Mrs. Wilua
J ihnstou. aged aiiout 3:1 years.
WISE—At his home in Butler, Dec. 6,
1904, Newlou Wise, agei 04 yeais
He was a veteran of the Ctvil War,
and his death was caused by paralysis.
He is survived b> his wife, threo sons
and one daughter.
HUGHES—At the County Home, Dec.
5, 'O4, James Hughes, aged about 00
BARTON—At the Passavant Hospital,
Pittsburg, Dec. 5. 'O4, Alexander liar
ton, fo-ujorly of this countv, aged 57
CRANER-At ht r home in Penn twp
Nov. 23, 1904, Mrs. Mary, widow of
L-slie Craner, aged 84 year?.
She made her home with her bons.
Robert and John, who with two daugh
ters. Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Morrison,
survive ht r.' Her brothers, John Barr
of Mtrs, a-id Jerry Birr of Bellevue are
Geo. James N. Tyuer. Postmaster
General undey President Grant for a
short time and afterwards Attorney
General ot the Post Office Department
under Mcfcinley and Roosevelt, died at
his home in Washington. Monday, of
general debility. His death was prob
ably hastened-by the exposure ot his
connection with the frauds in the De
partment for which he was removed
from office by President Roosevelt.
Whereas my wife, Bertha Emily
Wagner, has iett mv bed and board,
without just cause or provocation,
notice is hereby given to all persons not
to trust or harbor her on my account,
as I vi ill pay no lulls of her contracting.
HENRY A. WAGNER.
Public Notice of Dissolution of
Notice is hereby giveu that the part
nership lately subsisting between Mack
Barton and D. C. Burton, under the
firtn name of I). C. Burton & Bro , was
di»solved on the 15th day of October,
1904, by mutual consent. All debts
owing to the said partnership are to be
received by the snid D. C Burton and
all demand* on the said partnership are
to be presented to the said D. C. Burton
MACK BURTON. R. F. D. 22,
D. C. BURTON, R F. D 21.
Letters of administration on the estate
of Mrfe. Caroline Haulon, decVl., late
of Outre twp., 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
JAMKS 11. THOMPSON, Adm'r..
Chicora, R F. D. 77, Pa.
MURRJN & MUKRIN,
Letters of administration on the est ite
of John Ward, dee'd., lato of Parker
township, Butler County, Pa , having
been granted to the undersigned, all
persona kuowing 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 P. I. HUTCHISON, Adui'r..
R. F. D. 72, Petrolia, Pa.
11. H. GOUUHER, Att'y. 11-3-04
> Letters testamentary on the estate of
Martha Amberson, dee'd., late of For
ward twp., Butler Co., Pa., having been
grnrted to the undersigned, all persons
having claims against saiil estate will
present same duly authenticated, and
all persons indebted to same will make
W. H. BUHL,
LKV. MCQUISTIQN, Executor.
J. C VANDI'.K LIN,
JOHN H WILSON,
Attys. for Executors. 10-27-04
In re tstate of Geo. E. Miller, dee'd.,
late of Butler Borough. I*a.
Whereas, letters of Adm'n Com
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 properJy proved for
OLIVER It. Mir.i.i;it,
Adm'r C. T. A.
W. C. FINIJLEY, Att'y.
Letters testamentary on the estate of
William James Patterson, deceased,
late of Slipperyroc-k borough, But
ler county. Pa., having been grant
ed to the undersigned, all persons know
ing themselves to be indebted to said
estate are hereby requested to make
prompt payment and those having
claims against the estate will present
the same duly authenticated for settle
ELLKN M. PATTERSON, Ex'r..
WILLIAMS & MITCHELL, Att'ys.
WM. WALKKK. CHAS. A. MCELVAIN.
WALKER & McELVAIN,
807 Butler County National Bank Bldg.
M. A. BERKIMER,
245 S. MAIN ST., BUTLER, PA
t - For 2
\ Christmas j
$ Let us oflVr yon a few sug- 1
gestions for presents for 0
j your men friends. Our f
f stock is all new and in the f
' very l»est of shape. '
i Don't you think he would f
i appreciate a
Fine Silk Scarf J
# Silk Opera Hat i
f Kid Gloves w
Fur Gloves J
\ Muffler \
4 Umbrella 5
4 Walking Stick i
Suit Case 0
# Pajamas 4
r Handkerchief r
j Full Dress Shield f
\ Silk Hall-hose '
J Lisle Half-hose J
J Fur Cap i
0 Suspenders i
F Traveling Bag «
r Night Kobe p
£ Shirts r
J anything in the line 2
4 of evening dress. a
# Peoples Phone, CIS. p
$ RUTLKK. PA. S
of all kinds* including the Platform
Spring Sleitfh, and always cheaper be
fore snow falls.
Martincourt & C 0.,,
1.. S. McJUNKIN. llt A McJUNKIN
GEO. A. MITCHELL.
b. S. & CO.,
Insurance & Real Estate
117 E< Jefferson St.
SUTfcER, - PA
FIRE and LIFE
and REAL ESTATE.
OFFICE-Room 508, Eutler County
National 13 ink bnildiu*.
i Eyth Bros., $
NEAR COURT HOUSE X
J I I'jiiormouH Line of Fancy Holiday Goods—Toilet Cases Q
#j > !<niokiiig Sets. Alliums, Framed Pictures, etc. O
y YOU AUK WELCOME TO LOOK AItOUND. ; ,
5 ( . We sell late copyright fiction at Jj<l.oß. < >
I KYTM BROS., j;
/ > NEAR COURT HOUSE. H >
I £im\%' v sme ou or OUI I
AND Stockings I
Notv/itnstanding the great advance on these goods thisK
season, we are in a position to sell all these goods at lessH
than last year's prices: H
Men's Wool Boots and Rubbers, Lot No. 1, - - SL4BM
Men's Wool Boots and Rubbers, Lot No. 2, - - 1.758
Men's Wool Boots and Rubbers, Lot No. 3, - - 1.98 M
Men's Wool Boots, Non-Snag Rubbers, Lot No. 4, 2.25 M
Men's Red Ball Boots, Non-Snag Rubbers, Lot N0.5, 2.48H
Men's Mishawaka, Knit Boots & Rubbers, Lot. No. 6, 2.758
Boys' Wool Boots and Rubbers, - - - - 98c to 1.48 V
We sell the only genuine water-proof shoe made. ■
Just the thing for oil men. It will be a saving of I
SI money to see us before you buy, B
| H uselton s, "g|
■ ■■■■■■■■■ y ■ i
®The Simple Life
By CHARLES WAGNER
Translated From tK« French by Mary Louise Hendea
TitttttTtttt Copyright. loot, by McClure. Phillip* O Co.
Opening Chapter In This Issue.
Statement of the Condition of the
Butler Savings & Trust Co.
At The Close of Business Nov. 21, 1904.
Loans J , / OU,uUO.()O QO K1
Undivided Profits 67,588.51
Real Estate 29,19(_>./«3 Deposits 1,507,-12,61
•2,034,801.12 $2,034,801 12
We tak« pleasure in calling your attention to our continued increase in business Our
many years of successful banking, backed by a large capitaf and surplus and managed by a
conservative Directorate, offers to you a banking home of Unquestionable Stability.
yOUR RANKING or trust business solicited.
WILLIAM CAMPBELL. JR.. President.
J. H. TROUTMAN. Vice Pres. LOUIS B. STEIN, Treasurer.
W. A. STEIN, Vice Pres. C. E CRONfiNWETT. Ass't Treas.
W. D. BRANDON, Solicitor.
J. S. CAMPBELL, W. A. STEIN. W. D BRANDON, WM. CAMPBELL. JR , J. H. TROUTMAN.
205 THE BIG STORE 205
What Do You Want for Christmas.
Immense Christmas Display Now Ready. Score Open Evenings Week before Christmas.
This Store contains more articles that make sensible Christmas Presents than any
store in Butler county —Commencing with Dolls, the Baby's delight. Toys of all descrip
tion, Nursery Books and Fables —then Books for Boys and Girls, Games of all descriptions,
Musical Toys, Bureaus, Writing Desks, Pianos, Tool Chests, Go-Carts, Shooting Galleries
—then for Grown Folks all the sensible articles for Men and Women that this large Up
to-Date Men's Furnishing, Dry Goods and Ladies Ready Made Store affords—Besides
Sterling Silver and French Stag Toilet Sets, Pictures, Books, etc., all displayed on Ist
and 2d floors. So complete is this immense showing that Now-a-Days people say "You
can get everything at Reibers."
I Silk and Dress Goods
Black Silks—Peau De Soie La
Tosea, Messaline, Crepe de Chine,
Taffeta, all dependable silks 50c to
|2.00 yd. Also in colors—the same
weaves and soft lustrous finish you j
find among theblacks,soctosl.soyd
Black Dress Goods—light and med
ium weights: Voilles, Eoliennes, Al
batros, Mohair, Panama, Armure, !
Broadcloth. Kersey, 3S to 56 in. wide, I
50c to |8 50 yd.
Colored Dress Goods—Cashmere,
Mohair, Imported Waistings. Crepe
de Chine, Crepe de Paris, Eoliennes,
Silk-down, Lands down, English
Suitings, Coverts. Mannish Effects
Broadcloths, <|H to 56 in. wide 50c to
#1 75 yd.
All Gloves will be exchanged after
Christmas "'lf Not Tried On." Lad
ies' Kid Gloves. Black and Colors. $1
to $2.00 pair. P. & L. Kid Gloves
our famous $1 special.
Children's Xrnas Handkerchiefs in
l)oxe8, 18c, Ladies linen llandker-
H chiefs, 5c to $1.50 each. 25c—A
Christmas leader over 50 styles.
I Alf 7V\. ReJber Sc Bro>
Table Linens 85c to $2.00 yd. Pat
terns of Linen and Napkins $5.00 to
sls 00. Linen, Hack and Damask
Towels 25c to $1 50 Fine White Bed
Spreads SI.OO to $5 00, Lunch Cloths
50c to $4 00. Tray Cloths 25c to 75c.
Fine Hemstitched Bed Sets $1 50 to
$2.50. Cotton Filled Comforts $1 00
to $3 00, Health Wool Comforts $2.75
to $3.25. Blankets $3.00 to SIO.OO,
Blanket Robes for lounging or bath
SI.OO to $3 50, Mercerized Waistings
in all the new cloths 25c to 50c yd.
Pocketbooks and Notions
Fancy Purses. Books and Hand
bags for Ladies and Children, 25c to
98c—Black, Brown, Tan and Gray
Leather, special value for Christmas
lludnntß and Sphynx Perfumes in
all extracts, fancy boxes, 25c to sl.
Ladies' and Children's Coats at
liberal reductions for Christmas
trade. Rain Coats for children.
Misses' and Ladies' Fur Scarfs $1.41)
to $75. Near Seal Coats s3d to $t!.V.
Fur lined J loose Cloth Coats $40.00
A Big Purchase of
! Jewelry Samples
From larue manufacturers at less than
cost of making.
Sale begins 9 o'clock Saturday morn
ing, December 10th, and will continue
This purchase includes a large assort
ment of Gents' and Ladies Watches,
Rings, Brooches, Scarf Pins, Fobs,
o 7 7
Chains, Cuff Buttons, Beads, Pins, and
hundreds of other pieces.
Send for catalogue.
Ralston & Smith,
Successors of W. E. Ralston,
110 W. Jefferson Street, Butler, Pa.
( DO YOU KNOW THAT THE HOLIDAY
I SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING ?
) ARE YOU GOING TO HAVEA M f
\ FEW DAYS VACATION ■ /
( HAVE YOU SELECTED YOUR ■ /
/ WINTER SUIT, OVERCOAT AND HAT C
1 The last question is the one we as well as yourself are interested in. J
r We sell the best made clothing in Bntler. \
} Yon know what the DOUTBETT & GRAHAM label means. J
i Oar salta at $15.00, SIB.OO and |BO.OO are the kind you want and the/
# merchant tailor envies. . /
C Our Overcoats are the talk of the town and the Overcoat you are I
1 looking for yon will Hud here at a price that you will find eavrng to your J
f h a <-ost^nou"i'nK M u! Wk"maanue Ui we will be pleased to show you. ?
(AND DON'T FORGET YOUR BOY. S
} So ninny nice thing* for the little fellow we could not attempt to tell ?
J i "" Keep vou "eve open for our Holiday suggestions in our next ad. and )
/ watch window F()R YOUR NEEDS. }
| Douthett & Graham, i
J INCORPORATED. >
House Coats or Smoking Jackets.
Special at $5 others at $7.50 to $lO.
Bath Robes $5.00 tc $15.00; Neck
wear specials for Christmas, all
sizes. 25c to $1.00; Umbrellas Ladies'
and Men's $1 to $11.50; Mufflers 50c
to $3 50; Sweaters 50c to $4.50.
Fur Scarfs $1 40 to $10100; Fur
Coats, S3O 00 to $65 00.
Dolls—over 800 styles, 5c to SIO.OO,
including the imported kid body
Books sc, 10c, 15c, 25c to 50c,' in
cluding Happy Hooligan, Kutzeu
jatnmer Kids, etc.
Iron Toys—All kinds 10c to $1 00.
Wooden Toys-All kinds 10c to $1.50.
Musical Toys—loc to $2 50.
Writing Desks Pianos, Go-Caits,
Hobby-Horses, Tool Chests, Shoot
ing Galleries, 25c to $7.50.
Mechanical Toys— JCngiues and
trains on real tracks Automobiles,
etc.. in price from 50c to SIO.OO,
Famous Daisy Gun only $1 00.