Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, September 28, 1905, Image 2

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WILLIAM O. «KG LEY ~ Publisher
SLM per year (0 Advance, Otherwise SI-50
Judge of Supreme Conrt.
John Stewart.
Jndges of Superior Conrt:—
Charles E. Rice,
James A. Beaver,
George B. Orlady.
Treasurer—J. Lee Plummer.
Sheriff-A. McCune Campbell.
Treasurer —Thomas Alexander.
Prothonotary— James M. McCollough.
Register and Recorder— Porter Wilson.
Commissioner': —
N. S. Grossman.
William Siebert.
David Cupps,
W. B. Scott.
Coroner—Dr. W. S. Patterson.
The Borough Election.
The Town Council publishes its notice
of the election to be held by the citizens
of Butler on the question of incorporat
ing as a city.
"For" and ' Against'' tickets will be
provided by the Council, the same to be
used on Nov. 7th—the day of the gen
eral election—and, in Butler, associated
with it. The article that appears in
our columns, this week, favors the city
eharter, and as there are two sides to
the question, it will, probably, be an
The matter is too important to be
either affirmed or negatived in igno
rance, and all the light obtainable on
the question is called for.
The War on Graft.
With the exposure of grossly unfair
relations between the managing heads
of the great insurance companies and
bankers and brokers in New York, and
the pleas of guilty by- Chicago bfef
dealers to charges of accepting rebates,
the first tangible steps toward putting
into effective practice President Roose
yelt's demand for a, "square deal for
every man" have been taken.
It ia most difficult at this time to
estimate the eventual public effect of
these revelations, but the result will be
S new epoch in the history of the great
Corporations of the country. The fight
for absolutely fair conditions m trade,
the handling of moneys and the like is
not new. The private rebate question
has been before the country for years.
The immediate effect will, however, be
the complete upsetting of the plans of
the great financial interests for oppos
ing the President's plan for rate regula
tion. Elaborate schemes to this, end
have been under way, but these will
doubtless be abandoned in view of the
damning nature of the evidence recent
iy produced. The government is bound,
after accepting the pleas of the Chicago
beef barons, to proceed against the rail
roads associated with them in rebates.
Once proof is produced that these
practices are common, public sentiment
will enforce the adoption of legislation
to prevent them.
President Roosevelt is entitled to con
gratulation for his determination in this
fight against secret dealings, and any
effort to abort his plans will fail in view
Of the enormous sentiment created by
the exposure.
The tide of battle against graft, not
only in the political but the insurance,
railroad and money world, is rising and
cannot be stayed by the - artifices of
legislative campaigners.
At the same time the signal success
that has accrued to the President's ef
forts is only another evidence of the
wisdom of nominating this manly man
for another term in office. It is slow
procedure uprooting corruption, and a
man tried at the work is needed and
•hould be retained.—Leader.
The first political demonstration in
Butler, this year, waß that of the Demo
crats, whose candidate for State Treas
urer, Wm. H. Berry of Chester was in
town last evening. He made a favor
able impression here. His tributes to
the founders of the Republican party,
to Lincoln and to Roosevelt were beau
tiful; and his general talk on graft in
politics and state affairs could be en
dorsed by any man of any party. He
was elected Mayor of Chester by the
Republicans of that city, over the
"ring" candidate.
The Republican State campaign of
Ohio was opened at Bellefontaine, last
Saturday, by Vice-President Fairbanks,
Governor Herrick and Senator Foraker
and was attended by 15,000 people.
Governor Herrick's speech, in which he
defended his administration and chal
lenged his opponents to raise any issue,
took the audience by storm. Vice-
President Fairbanks and Senator For
aker dwelt on national issues, showing
the importance of a Republican victory
in Ohio this year and its bearing on the
national administration.
Secretary McAfee will not make up
the form of the official ballot until after
October 3, when the time for filing
nomination papers expires
Judicial Contests.
Thirteen judges are to be elected in
this state, Nov. 7th, next, and some of
the contests are very interesting.
Probably the hottest judicial contest
in the state is that in Beaver county,
between J. Rankin Martin, Republican,
and Richard S. Holt, Fusion. Martin
defeated Holt for the regular Republi
can nomination and Holt was afterwards
nominated by the Democrats, Prohibi
tionists, Citizens and Lincoln party.
Venango county has an exciting con
test on hands between Judge Criswell,
tor re-election, and Robert F. Glenn,
who is endorsed by the Democrats and
Judge John W. Reed, who was nomi
nated by the Republicans after an ex
citing contest and Stewart Whitehill,
Democrat, are rival candidates in Jef
ferson county.
There Is a three-cornered fight in
Washington county between James F.
Taylor who was nominated by the Re
publicans; Josiah D.Patterson, Demo
crat, and Boyd Crumrine, Citizens.
Patterson has persistently refused to
withdraw in Crnmrine's interest in
older to make fusion complete between
Democrats and Citizens of the county.
Neither Russia nor Japan has ratified
the Peace of Portsmouth, and yet sever
al Russian generals have al
ready left Manchuria for Russia. Quiet
prevails in Baku and the oil district,
but the streets were being patrolled.
Lumber is scarce there, and is being or
dered from the Volga district for the
rebuilding of the burned derricks. The
government is sending grain into the
famine districts but is hindered by a
Shortage of cars. The Armenians and
Tartars are reported to have signed a
fMQV Agreement.
End or the Murder Case. !
What an interest is taken in a case
involving human life' Ten minutes
after the Court House bell began ring
ing last Sunday afternoon the Court
room was crowded; a few minutes more,
and the prisoner was in Court, and the
jurymen in their places.
As each juror's name was called he
answered and arose; the prisoner also
stood, and they were again invited to
look at each other
To the' how say you*' question the
foreman answered "Guilty of murder in
the second degree, " and each member
of the jury repeated it as his name was
Their verdict was so recorded, and
they were discharged, and Johd B. Mc-
Laughlin was taken back to jail, con
victed of being guilty of murder in the
second degree, the extreme penalty for
which is solitary confinement at hard
labor for a period of twenty years, sub
ject to the rebate system of all peni
tentiaries tor good conduct.
The jury men pledged themselves to
each other not to tell how they stood on
first ballot, but is known that there
were some first degree men on it, and
also some manslaughter men. The jury
is said to have stood six for first degree,
three for second, and three for man
slaughter, and the verdict of second de
gree was agreed upon Sunday morning.
The evidence in the case was all in
by Friday afternoon; Saturday was de
voted to speech making and the Court's
charge, and the case went to the jury
at 5:30 that evening, and as they came
in Sunday afternoon at 2:30, they were
"out" in all twenty-one hours. It was
the most exciting case tried in this
county since the Mills case in 1892, and
will cost the county about a thousand
Two of the jurymen were indisposed
during their five-days confinement, but
none seriously ill.
The jury was composed of:
Harry Cooper, contractor, of Evans
J. M. Wick, Third ward, Butler.
George B. Slentz, car worker, Butler.
Richard Black, a farmer, of Slippery
Rock township.
Daniel L. Dunbar, farmer, of Forward
W. P. Martin, farmer, Venango twp.
W. A. Smith, farmer, of Donegal
J. B. Black, ex-postmaster, of Butler.
J. S. Jack, newsdealer, of Butler.
John F, Lowry, retired, of Butler.
Barney Kemper, health officer, Butler.
J. M. Porter, carpenter, of Butler.
Since the trial there has been con
siderable discussion as to whether, had
the jary disagreed, McLaughlin could
have again been placed on trial, and the
answer is, 'Yes, but not for first degree
murder', as the state constitution forbids
a man's life being placed in jeopardy a
second time for the same offense; and if
a new trial is asked for and granted the
degree, if found guilty, cannot be
above second.
In this state a man's life is held to be
! placed in jeopardy when he is brought
to trial, but in some other states it is
not so held until the verdict is given.
In New York lately, the notorious
"Nan" Patterson was tried three times
for first degree murder, and as the jury
disagreed each time, the District At
torney gave up the job, and the Court
let her go.
1 This trial for murder is the sixth since
that of James Mills in 1892, and he.also,
was found guilty of murder in the sec
ond degree, after his sensational escape
from jail and recapture.
Tuesday afternoon a written motion
for a new trial was presented to Court,
asking 30 days for the preparation of
AT the general election in Cuba, last
week, President Palma's party, the
Moderates gained a complete victory
over the Liberals. The election passed
off quietly in Havana, but in Cienf uegos
the Congressman and Chief of Police
were killed in a riot, and a plot to blow
up the government bnilding was dis
THE Czar of Russia lately ordered
nine officers of a Warsaw regiment to
be shot within 24 hours for sending him
a petition that he did not like. The
officers were bound to stakes, and the
men of the regiment—company after
company—refused to shoot; but they
did shoot and kill a lot of Cossacks
brought up to do the job.
AT Chicago, last Thursday, four beef
packers plead guilty to the indictments
against them, charging them with con
spiracy to accept rebates, and paid fines
aggregating |25,000, and there was con
sternation among the other packers who
are under indictment for conspiracy in
restraint of trade, and among railroad
officials—among the packers because
they foresaw the possibility of these
men turning state's evidence against
them in the conspiracy trial that is to
come; and among the railroad men be
cause of the admission of the packers
that they had accepted rebates from
several companies, opening up possibili
ties of trouble for them for violating a
court injunction which prohibits them
from giving rebates.
CONGRESSMAN John Dalzell dis
charged a warning gun of the coming
battle on the tariff question in a state
ment issued last Thursday night. He
is a "stand patter" without any quali
fications and declares himself absolute
ly opposed to revision of the tariff or
reciprocity. With him in the stand pat
attitude is Congressman James Francis
Burke, while Congressman W. H. Gra
ham expresses himself equally as frank
ly as these two, but in favor of revision.
Congressman E. F. Acheson believes
some changes might be advantageous
and Congressman G. F. Huff of Greens
burg is non-committal on the question
of reciprocity. Mr. Dalzell says revis
ion is not only unnecessary at this time,
but immediately preceding a Congres
sional election it would array every dis
contented man and interest against the
party. The country has adapted itself
to the present tariff, he says, even with
its objectionable features After a trip
clear to the Pacific Coast Mr. Dalzell
says he has found "no substantial de
mand for revision outside of the Demo
cratic and Mugwump press.''
Liitliorun Reunion.
On Thursday, Sept. 21, the Lutherans
and their friends of North Washington,
West Sunbury, Annandale, Zion,
Springdale and Rider held their annual
picnic and reunion at Stoner's Grove,
near Nortn Washington. There were
abont 500 people present. The day was
ideal for an outing. Excellent music
was furnished by a union choir and the
Sunbury band. Short addresses were
delivered by Revs McNees of N. Wash
ing, C. E. Frontz of Chicora and J. C.
Nicholas of Butler. The ladies of the
congregations prepared an excellent din
ner which was enjoyed by the large
' crowd. The committee in charge of
program was Revs. I. Z. Fonstermacher
and G. W. Scheese, pastors of the
A City Charter—Bolllo of the
Reasons Why We Slioul<l
Adopt a Better Form or
1 Communicated. 1
A brief comparison between what our ,
town was thirty or forty years ago and i
what it is today may help ns to con- j
sider the duties and responsibilities
which have been forced on its citizens
nnder the changed conditions m which
we find it. and the propriety of adopting
a stronger, more systematic and effica
cious form of government.
Less than forty years ago Butler was
a town of less than two thousand in- '
habitant?, shut in from the outside I
world, and accessible only by country !
roads: today it has a population approx
imating eighteen thousand inhabitants
connected with the ontside world by
telegraph and telephone lines and rail
roads leading to almost every point on
the compass, affording means of com
munication and traffic with the com
mercial world. Less than forty years
ago the industries and manufacturing
interests of our town were confined to
two of the old fashioned burr flouring
mills, dependent on the grain drawn by
farmers from the surrounding country,
a planing mill and pome other
small manufacturing industries; today
our town boats of a large Plate Glass
plant, Steel Car Works, Lead Works.
Bottle Works, Silk Mill, extensive ma
chine shops for the manufacture of
boilers, engines, and oil-well supplies
and machinery, and the modern auto
mobile. two large Roller Process flour
ing mills engaged in the manufacture
of flour from n taiij shipped in from
other states and shipping their product
out to the markets of the world: and
many other industries in which our
citizens are engaged for wages or prof
it. Less than forty years ago the few
merchants of our town were engaged in
the various lines of business on a small
scale, and their business was for the
most part confined to the exchange of
goods for farm products, which were
disposed of by carting them over the
wagon road to the Pittsburg markets;
much of the business was done on run
ning account, squared and settled at
long periods of time after the manner of
business in early days, money was a
scarce factor and trade slow: today cur
town boasts of its number of large store
rooms filled with a high class of goods,
equal in size and quality of their stocks
to those found in some of the much
larger towns and cities, with their brisk
clerks exchanging goods for money.
Less than forty years ago the business
interests of onr town were financed by
one bank, with but few transactions in
the commercial world; today our town
boasts of four banks and a trust com
pany filled with millions of the accum
ulated wealth of our citizens, whose
business transactions have risen to a
magnitude of importance, and whose
pulsations are in touch with the finan
cial world. Less than forty years ago
our town was confined to but a small
square of territory surrounding the
Court House; today it is spread over a
wide scope of territory with an increas
ing demand for more room.
Less than twenty years ago our town
was without paved streets or sewers,
and our taxes were annually cast in the
mud holes on the streets as a propitia
tion to the musical bull frog that claim
ed its place of quiet resort, today many
of our principal streets are paved and
sewered, our streets have been extended,
many tine homes and commodious busi
ness blocks grace our streets, electric
lights and street cars have been install
ed, and we see evidences on every hand
of the progressive spirit of our citizens.
Our population has increased, our town
has changed and new conditions and in
creased demands have arisen and an
onerous burden of public duty has been
cast on our borough officials, that will,
sooner or later, have to be met by some
more systematic and more efficacious
machinery of government. Our town
has outgrown the loose and weak ma
chinery afforded by borough laws
We impose executive duties on the
members of our Council which require
them to spend half, if not more, of their
time on the public streets in the inaugu
ration and construction of public im
provements. They are unskilled in this
line of business. They or at least most
of them try to do their duty, but for
want of knowledge and experience the
results of many of their efforts have
proved unsatisfactory, and they are
publicly condemned for not doing in a
E roper manner what they did not know
ow to do.
They experiment, temporize and do
the work over again. They fail in
many cases to secure permanent and
lasting results in the expenditure of the
public funds. They have no system,
no head; the council is replenished every
year with new recruits to try their
hand in the expenditure of the public
funds according to their notions. Many
men of limited means think it no sacri
fice to to go on the council and spend
much of their time in looking after
public interests, without compensation.
How they can afford to do it if they
have wives and children to provide for.
God only knows. Business men say
they can't afford to leave their business
to serve the public. Then a cloud of
public suspicion gathers aronnd the
men who think they can afford to do it,
and the cry of corruption and graft, and
complaints of high taxes and the wan
ton and injudicious expenditure of the
public moneys, is heard on the streets
of Butler and wise men shake their
heads: members of the town council are
criticized, abused and even roundly ex
coriated, whatever that means, by an
indignant public; language of bitter
denunciation and vituperation is indis
criminately hurled at these pitiable ob
jects of public hatred, in volume and
character sufficiently peremptory and
mandatory to send them all to perdition,
until the range of all the bad language
in Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, is
exhausted. Yet, whilst we have pro
gressed in all other respects we go on
year after year and place men 111 these
positions year after year under our
loose and creaky old borough govern
ment, and require and expect them to
spend much of their time looking after
our public interests; to live on nothing
and be honest and faithful and withal
to accomplish much good work, aud tf
the results fail to meet cur expectations
we again resort to the bad words in
Webster's Dictionary This sort of
public worship is opposed to good
morals and extremely wicked.
Our expectations of good results from
these requirements and conditions are
more unreasonable on our nart than
were the requirements of the Egyp
tians when tney commanded the poor
Isrealitish people to make bricks with
out straw If the pubic funds have not
been properly expended or have, in any
manner, been wasted in the construc
tion of experimental and temporary im
provements; if our taxe3 are high, and
higher than they ought to be; if our
municipal affairs are run too loosely and
satisfactory results are not secured, to
what are these things chargeable, but
the loose and weak system of borough
government under which our affairs
are managed and controlled 1 It may
be conceded that taxes are higher in the
borough of liutler than they are in the
East End of the City of Pittsburg, but
no amount of bud words, kicking aud
complaining will help it. The popula
tion, the business interests of our town,
have outgrown control and manage
ment under the machinery provided by
borough laws designed for small towns.
These things need a remedy; a stronger
form of government; and a more sys
tematic expenditure of public funds.
These ends can be accomplished by a
city charter.
The act of 18«9 fur the government
and legulation of citieH of the Third
Class, was designed to meet the condi
tion of things found to exist in our
borough today. This act enables
boroughs that have outgrown borough
machinery to tnke on a stronger form
of government.
The change is easily uiade and the ex
pense is nominal. Under its provisions
the councils will lie relieved of their
duties as executive officers, and the du
ties now so unreasonably imposed on
them will he performed by an executive
heud. a competent person at such fair
compensation as they may determine,
to superintend arid construct public im
provements, and the expenditure of the
public funds reduced to a system. It is
believed by those couversant with the
subject that there is more money wast
ed for the lack of system than would
pay a competent man to look after our
public improvements.
System can never be attained under
our borough laws, aud system is the
mother of economy.
If a majority of oar citizens vote ia
avor of a city government the election
)fficers are required to make a return of j
:he fact to the Clerk of the Courts of
Quarter Sessions and to forward a do- ■
plicate thereof to the Secretary of the
Commonwealth, when it is made the
Inty of the Governor to issue a charter
incorporating the borough under the
name and style, "City of Butler." The
borough will then put on its new clothes
»nd elect a mayor: city treasurer, who
will have charge of the collection of
taxes: a comptroller to look after the ;
financial interests of the city and be the
financial watch dog of the treasury and
a check upon the improper expenditure j
of public funds: three common council- ,
men and one select councilman from ;
each ward. All officials are required to '
take and subscribe to the oath of office
prescribed bv the constitution: and the
executive officers are each required to
give bond in such sura as the councils
may determine for the faithful dis- j
charge of their duties. The act does j
not prescribe the amount of salary to
be received by any official. That is left I
to the councils to determine
The mayor is the chief magistrate of
the city and it is made his duty to see ,
that the laws and ordinances are enforc- ;
ed It inay be safely said that the ordi- :
nary revenues of a city government will
equal, if not more than suffieo to pay
an}' reasonable salaries the councils may
allow executive officers for their ser
vices. Thue we will have more strength,
stability, system and efficiency, and by
a wise and conservative management, a
more ejonomi<- and businesslike admin
istration of public affairs than we now
have. A CITIZEN.
Bombs in China.
By the explosion of a bomb in a car
at the railroad station in Pekin. last
Sunday, four prominent C'hmamen were
killed, and Wn Ting Fane and twenty
others injured. The man who explod
ed the bomb was blown to pieces.
Last July the government of China
appointed four missions to study foreign
political methods, and the first mission
was on this car and was about leaving
the capital when the explosion oc
The Chinese minister at Washington
explains it by saying that "There are
two parties in China, the new reform
party, which is desirous of having the
people and government profit by the
adoption of whatever is for the good in
Occidental civilization, and the party
that you call anarchists in this county.
The late action in regard to the sending
abroad of missions has especially anger
ed them."
(One of our subscribers, now enjoying
a "buncle" for the first time in his
life, asks us to print this.)
A cowbunkle is a terrible reality, and
is mostly built on the caboose of your
neck. They are like dog tax —borne by
a few. The general contour of a cow
buncle looks like Ida M. Tarbucket's
idea of John D. Rockefeller. A cow
buncle in ita youth is mild and pensive
and childlike in its way; an adult bnncle
generally weighes two pounds this time
of the year on any grocer's scales. Su
gar is always shot in canning time.
They came forth between the solar
plexus and big meetings in the fall, have
a hand-painted forebay and look like the
early tomatoes we see in the market.
No one ever eloped with a cowbuncle
and lived to come back and lie about it.
they always leave their signature on
your neck of in the cemetery. A rich
marooned liver shaped curicle once took
up his or her abode over my Lilly
Langtree vertebra and stuck closer than
a farmer does to the price on this fall's
peach crop. Some people make pets of
rattle snakes and hay widows and af
fectionately fondle a buz saw, even
while it arighest iteself without its win
ter pants on. But the same people ig
nore and repudiate the warm open
countenanced American lump that fills
us with cholera Columbus pain and flax
seed poultices and cause the wicked to
flee when no man pnrsueth, yea, and to
shout alowd. The chances are that
this great pertuberence would become
more popular as a fall stile of fashion if
a man could take his old cowbuncle off
and hang it on the-harness peg in the
old log stable as he could, his ancient
lielidome. Then there would be less
trembling among the saloon-voting
church members, and the amens less
hypocritical. Ah, once while holding
close communion behind closed doors
with a favorite buricle I called a gar or
hot air doctor to diagnosis the case, he
said it.looked like the San Jose Scale
and that I had better keep different
company; I told him he was a fool, and
he replied I was probably a mind read
er. Why, oh why, Mr. Editor, have
scientific great men treated with con
tempt and contumely, with most ingra
cioui ingratitude the placid and con
genial buncle? It is indeed singular
that such men as Carrie Nation, Bill
Nye and Mark Twain should overlook
this greatest of huge proponderocity of
immense magnitude and everlasting
shoals Selah. W,
MAXWELL—At her home in Butler,
September 21, 1905, Mrs. David Max
well, aged 58 years.
McCASLIN—At her homo in Butler
township, September 21, 1905, daugh
ter of C. A. McCaslin, in her 2nd
The child's death is said to have been
caused by tynhoid.
EKAS—At her home in Buffalo town
ship, September 21, 1905, Mrs. Mary,
wife of Thomas Ekas, and neeßyerley.
aged 84 years.
£he is survived by her husband, and
the following children: Mrs. Margaret
Fleming, Mrs, Ella Cruikshank, Mrs.
Thomas Thrower. Andrew B. Ekas and
David Ekas, of Buffalo twp.; Samnel
and Michael Ekas. of Middlesex twp ;
W. T. Ekas, of Clinton twp., and Mrs.
Susau Westerman, of Natrona.
WURSTER—At his home in Lancaster
township, September 15, 1905, Joseph
Albert, son of John Wurster, aged 17
Joseph's death was caused by typhoid.
HARVEY -Sept. 23, 1905, Edna Lueile,
infant daughter of Jos. Harvey of the
Hotel Monroe.
HOGG —At her home in Cherry twp.,
Sept. 15, 1905, Mrs. Hogg, Widow of
Robert Hogg, in her 84th year
PETERS—At her home in Slipperyrock,
September 11, 1905, Mrs. Thomas S.
Peters, aged years.
Mrs. Peters' death was ea.ued by
typhoid pnemonia. and besides her
husband she leaves seven children, five
sons, Oscar M. Peters. Baltimore; John
J. Peters, Pittsburg; Arthur H., Lisle
T and Ford W. Peters, at home,
and two daughters, Mrs. Aluia
G. Delsbor, of Pittsburg, and Isabelle
Virginia Peters, of Tidioute.
BERKLEY—At hia home in Muddv
creek twp , Sept 27, 1905, Albert H.
Berkley, aged 47 years.
Mr. Berkley had been ill for a year
with a complication of diseases. He
was a member of the Prospect United
Presbyterian church and leaves a wife
and five children.
HANLEN—At his homo in Butler, Sept.
27, 1905, Joseph Hanlen, aged 82
SNYDER—Sept. 28, 1905, infant daugh
ter of Roy Snyder of Butler.
BLACK—At his home in Donegal twp.,
Sept. 20, 1905, Daniel Black, aged 45
BEPLER —At her home in Allegheny,
Sept. 26, 1905, Mrs. Mary Jane Bepler,
nee Irvine, formerly of Evans City,
aged 70 year*.
SIMPSON—At her home in Buffalo, N
Y., Sept. 20, 1905, Mrs. Julia A.
Simpson, nee Mnrrin, aged 82 years.
Sacrifice Sale of Vehicles
a—No. Ilii Whip crord. carmine near, rubber
tire runabout's, wereS.S5.C3 now jtiO.OO.
1 -No. IW) Tan leather canary gear, rubber
tire runabout was SICO.OO, now S7SXO.
s—No. mm Whip cord, carmine gear, rubber
tire runabout's were $85.00. now J7O 00.
3— No. Wfl Whip, cord, carmine gear, high
wheel runabout's, were f'.D.OO, now $U5.00
We also have a number of fine vehicles'
Brockway and Younitstown make that we
will sell as low proportionately
We respectfully Invite you to drop in and
see our stock when you visit the city
You pass our door on way to Exposition.
Dmjuesne Way and Fourth Stre >t,
Time table in effect Nov. 27,
Passenger trains leave ami arrive at
Bntler as follows:
7:30 a. w., mixed for Punx*utawney,
Dn Bois and intermediate stations.
10:31 a. m. daily, vestibuled day ex
press for Buffalo, connects at Ashford,
week days, for Rochester.
5:87 p. m. local for Punx'y, Dn Boie
and intermediate stations.
11:31 p. m. night express for Buffalo
and Rochester.
6:10 a, m. daily, night express from
Buffalo and Rochester.
0:30 a.m. week days, accomodation
from Dnßois.
5:34 p.m. daily, vestibuled day express
from Buffalo. Has connection at Ash
ford week days from Rochester.
8:07 p.m. week days, mixed train
from Dn Bois and Punxsutawney.
Trains leave the B. O. Station,
J'ittsburg, for Buffalo and Rochestei
at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.. and for loca:
points as far as Dußois at 4:05 p.m. Or
Sunday the 'J:00 a.m. train runs to Buf
falo alone.
B & O it it
Time table in effect, May. 1905.
Trains for South nnd \V-«t,leave Bntle)
—town time: WEEK DAYS.
6:20 am, Allegheny Accommodation
8:0<t am, Allegheny & Cleveland Ex
j 9:10 a.tn. Allegheny Express,
j 11:40 a in,
1:25 pm, Ell wood Ac
3:35 p.m, Allegheny Ex.
5:00 p.m, (Chicago. Elltrood, N Castle
5:20 p.m, Allegheny Ex.
5:50 p.m. Allegheny Ac —New Castle.
8:00 a.m, Allegheny & Cleveland Ex
11:10 a.m, Pittsburg Ex.
3:85 p.m, Allegheny Ac
5:50 p.m, Allegheny Ac.- -New Castle
9:42 a.m, Kane &-Bradford Mail.
4:55 Clarion Accomo.
9:42 a.m, Foxburg Accom.
8:00 p.m, Foxburg Accoiu.
Trains leave the Allegheny station foi
Butler 7:00, 8:15, and 11:11 A. M..
and 1:15, 3:00, 5:30 6:20 and 11:00 P. M.
On Sunday at 7:30 A. M. and 6:15 and
11:30 P. M.
For through ticlceU, Pul.mal. RESERVATIONS aud ill
formation apply to W. K. TURN'KR, Agt,
Butler, Pa.
JOi. P. TAI;I;KBT, A. O. P. A.,
Pittsburg, Pa
Wiulield it it Co Time Table
In effects May 29th, 1903.
Leaves Went Win field . 730 246
" Boggsville 745 300
U Iron Bridge 756 310
Winfleld Junction 8 10 3 25
" Lane 8 30 3 35
" Butler Junction 8 25 3 40
Arrive Putler 10 33 5 05
Arrive Allegheny 5 00
Arrive Pittsburg 10 25
Arrive Blairsvllle 1 06 5 42
Leave Pittsburg 3 05
Leave B'aireville 7 50 2 15
44 Allegheny 8 25 230
44 Butler ... a 40 230
" Butler Junction 10 00 440
" Laue 10 03 443
44 Winfleld Junction 10 15 481
" Iron Bridge JlO 2O 505
*' Boggwville jlo 35 515
Arrive Went Winfield ...|lO 50 5 30
Trains stop at Lane and Iron Bridge only on Flag to
take on or leave off passengers.
Trains Connect at Butler Junction with:
Trains Eastward for Freeport, Vandergrift and
Blairsville Intersection.
Trains Westward for Natrona, Tarentum Allegheny
aud Pittsburg.
Trains Northward tor Sazonburg, Marwood and But
o«neral Manager.
SCHIDCLI IN Errici Hept 12 1906.
A M A.M.|A.M. P.M.P.M
BLTLEH Leave 6 IK 8 40,10 36 2 30 4 20
Aaxonburg Arrive 6 45 905 11 00 2 54 4 49
Butler Junction.. " Tl4 9 30,11 25 318 613
Butler Junction. ..Leave 7 37 9 32 U 30 H 22 6 1>
Natrona Arrive 7 40 9 40 11 39 3 30 5 24
Tarentum 7 62 9 45 11 46 3 36 S 30
9prlngdale 8 02 9 56.11 5T> 3 46 6 40
Claremont ! .... 12 It; 4 01 6 66
Sh&rpsbnrg 824 ....12 24 ....;# 03
Mlefrhonv 8 3» ....,12 40 ....SIC
Kant Liberty 10 20 .... 4 IS ....
Pitulmrg 10 30| .. . 4 26 T ....
STJNDAV TUAINS.— Leave Butlei for Allegheny
City aud principal Intermediate stations at 7:20 a. M.
Mjd 6:05 p. M.
A.M. A.M. A.M. R. M P. M
nttaliurg 3 05 6 10
Kast Lib ity 3 14 3 20
Allegheny City lv 6 15 82610 25
Sbarpeburg S 30 8 39 10 39
Claremont C 38 8 48 10 46
Sprlngdale 700 9 07 110(1 . .. 641
Taruntum 7 13 9 19 11 11 3 47 6 5.n
Natrona 7 30 9 26 11 18 3 6> 6 S!J
Butler Jnnc ar 730 9 3TF 11 27 400 707
Butler June lv 742 94012 30 4 (12 7ID
Saxonburg 8 00 10 06 12 64 4 33 7 34
BUTLEB 8 35.10 33, 1 20 , 6 05 8 00
STNDAY TBAINS.— Leave Allegheny City for Bit
ler aud principal intermediate stations at 7:00 a. M and
9-EOP in.
Week Days. Sundajs
A.M. A. M. P.M. A.M. P M
BOTLM IT 616 . . 230 720 ....
Butler J'ct ar 714 318 810 ....
Butler J'ct lv 7 40! 400 814 ....
ITeuport fcr 743 .... -I OI 817 ....
Kikiuiint-UI J't.. 74* iO3 823 ....
Leechburg " 9 011 120 837 ....
Went A polio " 524. 439 864 ....
■SaJul urg " 861 •8 OH 920 ...
Blainville ~ 9UJ 542 962 ....
Blairaville Int. . .." 930 ••••. SW 10 00
Altoona " 11 35: 850 14" . ..
flarrisburg " i 3 10, 100 635
Philadelphia " 6 23J 4 2li 10 20
P. M. 1 A.M. A.M. P M. P.M
Through tr-iins for thu eaat leave Pittsburg (Union
STATION). follows:
TIN* Pcans) Ivania Spe< i *l, daily, t>r North
Philalelphia and New York 12:54 a.m
MiuhutUn Limited, daily, for NOA*H Phila
delphia aud New York 1:10 44
Keystone Express dally 3:IHJ 44
Pennsylvania Limited daily 045 41
Nt w York 44 " 7:10 41
Atlantic Express, ,4 7:30 44
MAIN Line Ex pre is. 4 8:00
IhifTal > Day Expresn 44 9;00 "
Day KxprutH, 44 1201 Noon
Mail Express, daily, for Baltimore and Wash
ington 12:45 T.M
Chicago Mail AAILY, lor Baltimore and
Wa«hi ngton 4:50 I *
Eastern Expreta, daily, for Phil's and N Y....4:56 44
New York Expreits. 44 44 4 4 7:10 44
Philadelphia & WELLINGTON Exprenv, daily .... 9:00 4
New York Special, daily for New York, Balti-
Djoru and Washington. 10:00 44
Philadelphia Special daily, for Philadelphia
only. Sleeping cars only 10:00| 44
Bulla o Night Kxpress, dailj 11:00 44
For Atlantic- City, through sleeping car 10:00 p.m.
For May, 10.00 p.m, dally, "The Pennsylvania
Liaited" and "HEW York Limited" 6.45 a.m. wr: k
For A.-dmry Park, Ocean GROVE and I/ONG Branch,
4 The Pennsylvania Limited" FL.45 a.m and "New York
I. MILT- .i 7.10 a.m. wt*k days; lo.rx)
Buffalo and Allegheny Valley Division.
Trains leave Klskiininetas Junction as follows:
For iiuflalo, 9.51 a.M aud 11.50 p. M. dally, with
through parlor aud sleeping cars.
For Oil City, 7.48 9.51 a. m., 2.J4, 6.07 and 11.60 p.
m. week-days. Suudays, 9.51 a. m., 6.07 and 11.50 p.m.
I For Rod Dank, 7.48, 9.51, a. tfa., 2 34, 6.07
10:15 and 11.50 p. m. week-days. Sundays, 9^1,10.40
А. in. ,6.07 aud 11.50 p. m.
FJ R Klttauning 7.48, TF.2B, 9.51,11.37>. M.,2.34,5.33,
Б.07,7.30, 10.15, aud 11.50 p. m. week-days. Sundays,
9.61, 10.40 a. m., 6.<»7, 10.44, and 11.50 p. M.
4 T* Stops only on signal or notice to ageut or con
ductor to receive or discharge passengers.
Pot detailed information, apply to ticket agent or
address Thos. E. Watt, I'ass. Agt. Western District,
WFTB Aventu*. Pittsburg, L*a.
Gen'L Manager. I'ass'r Traffic Managir.
GKO, W BOYL>, G jtioral Passenger A gett.
307 Bntler County National Bank Bld'g
New York and Pittsburg Stocks
ordcr6 Solicited. Purchase or Sale.
Cash or Margin. Correspondence Invited.
L'-ell I'hone, 16C'> Court.
Keystone Building, Pittsburg;, Pa.
The Utility Seat and Cane.
. Cane WEIGHS 1 pound, gentleman
VJJY on It WTLKL» I ouuUa. MaUoof
L NL> itwl. You ran use It at tlia fair.
paraile, games. In fact, O* RY
wUeie. A useful prem nt fur L»-
! IW la <LLE» or gentlemen, bainple 10CU.
II II A for LL.O'L. express paid. bend
T A AT once for sample and Agents
torms. UTILITY CO..
Marshall and Irwin Arinn«f> AUfQHIHY. r*.
Auditor's Notice.
In re final account of Robert Garrard.
nlm'r of 11. N. Hoon, dec'd.
Having b»t«n appointed auditor by the
I'onrt to i:iake distribution of the funds
in the hanls of the ailm'r. above I here
by give notice that I will attend to the
Suties of above appointment at my
office, South Diamond. Butler, Pa., on
the 14th day of October, (Saturday,) at
10 o'clock a. in , where all interested
parties may attend.
Sept. 21st, 1905. Auditor. !
Estate of John Rodgers, late of Donegal
towrship. Bntler Co., dec'd.
Letters testamentary having been
granted to the undersigned on the above
estate, notice is hereby given to all
persons knowing themselves indebted to
said estate to ui»ke immediate payment
and thote haying claims against the
same to present them daly authenticat
ed for settlement
Chicora, F. F. D. 80.
Attorney. 9 28 05
Letters testamentary on the estate
of Mary Jane T. Tmk. deceased,
late of Brady township, Butler
county, Penu'a., 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 and those having
claims against the estate will present
the same duly authenticated for settle
ment to
Elwood City, Pa., R. F. D. 2, or
9-21-05 Sherwin, Pa.
Letters of administration on the estate
of Richard Fisher, dec'd., late of Con
noquenessing boro, Bntler Co., Pa , hav
ing been granted to the undersigned, all
persons knowing themselves indebted
to said estate will please make im
mediate payment, and any having
claims against said estate will present
them duly authenticated for settlement
80G Centre Ave., Butler, Pa., , •
Connoqueneseing, Pa. J
GREERS, Att'ys.
Gibson's Livery
First-class horses and rigs.
Excellent boarding accom
Good and clean waiting room.
Open day and night.
Immense Clothing Purchase and Sale
By one of the most remarkable and largest deals ever
known to the trade we can offer extraordinary Wen's
suit values.
A prominent Eastern manufacturer, who had been favor
ably known as the producer of dependable and stylish Clothing,
found that owing to the backward season, he had entirely two
large a stock of Suitings on hand.
SIB.OO New Fall Suits will be sold during this sale at sl4.
$15.00 New Fall Suits will be sold during this sale at sll.
$12.00 New Fall Suits will be sold during this sale at SB.
This purchase Is phenomenal indeed. These suits are in
the latest color effects and are absolutely the thing. We are
offering these ultra modish suits far below what you would ex
pect to pay. The coats are the very newest sack effects, cut
to conform to fashion's ideas and in a way which insures a
correct fit.
If the positive saving of $4 to $8 in getting a Fall Suit is
any object to you—do not miss this sale.
137 Soath Main Street, BnUer, Pa.
\ TIME TABLE In effect Septembtr 17th, 1906.
i (Read up) Daily Except Sunday (Read down i
1 "LU I « Fl'-H L A I 11 ! 13
. p.in. p.in.'p.m.| oiAHUHB. la.m.a. m. p.m.
10 05 -I 00! 3 00BufTalo(viaL.S.M.S.) 3 4510 00. 2 00
p. ui.ip. m. a. m.l ;a. m.p. m. p. m.
7 131 1 43 10 25 Erie. 7 051 1 OS 4 57
6 51) 10 02 KairvJew 7 29; I 6 21
C 401 1 0J » 4i! liirard 7 40 I 41 ft 3;!
6 241 | 9 271 Cranesvllle 8 00i IS 49
6 so| 1 50110 00|Ar..Coni»eauuXv| 7~®12 04 5 10
6 10[12 Oil 7 00jLv..Conneaiit-Ar|lo 00 .' 6 55
6 21 12 4i 9 2.« Albion. | 8 03 1 60 6 63
16 10 fl2 36 f9 lq Shad eland 'f 814 fit lofe 04
6 0712 32 907 Sprlngboi o 1817213 607
0 02'12 27 9 02 1 .. C'o!i 1 lean tvll le. . J 8_22 _2 18 6_12
7 0712 4."m 9 2l AOTeadviTleT.Cvl "7 30 HS 4 58
' 458 11 ttM' 7 30Lv..Meadville .An 92n312 707
6 40 12 is 1 8 ftJA.Con't Lnke.Lv 7 55 2 23 6 25
5 25j1l &; 7 .V> LvX'on't Lake. Arl 8 53 2 46| 6 40
1 5 4M ! 10 So'Ar..Linesvilla.Xvi Btv I 6 17
B 4:112 II 813 ...Meailville Jet . S 48'2 371 032
fB 27111 55 8 27 1J arts town... f8 57 f2 4'J 6 46
6 13fll 41 812 Osgood 9 12f3 0:J 700
ft 0-MI 3.'- 8u: Urcenvllle 9203 id 708
5 00,11 2s 755 . Shenango... 9 25, 3 ltd 715
4 4311 12 7 38 Krcdonla 9 42 3 32 7 33
4-28 10 ss. 7 23 Mercer. 9 5s 3 4H 7 48
flO 53 7 18... Houston Jet... 10 02 7 53
402 10 3T. 700 Grove City 10 23 4 10l 815
f3 47110 83 a.in Harrisvllle I'll)38f4 '22 p.m.
3 11,10 is llranehtoii |lO 43 4 28
.7 ... ii ai)C Ar._Hll)iard...Lv| 7 o r . 2 10;
2 1017 05' I-v...Hllliard...Ar:il 30| 817 . .
3 37 ill 11 . ;... j Keister.. 10 47 4 Ji
3 2310 02' | Euclid 11 04 4 4 5.... .„
05, !*r. ..Kaylor ,*.Lv 8 20| ia~
7 > tx .Kaylor Ar f aip m.
2 ... 9":;: .. Jlutler . 11 ft 10| 4 00
~ I 7 oo i N'ortti Bessemer.] i
1 15 8 15 Ibv.Allegheny.Ar) 1 00 l! 36:
p. m. a. m. j 'p. m. p. m.lp.m.
Train No.l leaving Greeuvill* at 6:47 a. m.;
Shenango 6:s4;l"redonla 7:13; Msroer 7:27; Grove
City 7:50; Keister 8:17; Butler 9:00, arrives in
Allegheny at 10:25 a. m.; connects at Qncen
Junction with trains to ami from Kaylor, and
at Branehton from llllliaril and Annandale.
Train No. 2 leaving Allegheny at 3:oo]> m.;
Butler 4:15; Keister 6:32; C.'rox-e City 5:55; Mercer
6:21; Fredouia 6:38; Shenango 6:55, arrives in
Greenville at 7:00 p. m.; connects at Queen
Junction with trains to and from Kaylor, and
at Branehton for Hilliari!.
General Manager. Gen'l I'ass. AKent.
Am\J Bc E\)th,
247 S. Main St., Old Postofflce
Itntler, Pa.
liotJi Phones.
Branch Office Chicora,
In Chiirjjc of John C. Wiles.
The Finest Goods Exhibited on the Floor of the Ex
position Will be Sold at One-half Factory Prices
Genuine Leather 6 piece Parlor Suit cost (125 now
(100 Leather Suit now SSO. Some Suits
as low a.i $12.50. The finest Genuine Leather C»uch
$75 now IfSOoue, now $27. Exposition sample
ol B*d Koom Suits. $l5O Suits noxv S7S. SIOO Suits
S.YI. Others as low as sl2. A flue lot of misfit
Wilton ami Velvet Cirpets, all ready to fit large
rooms; Wilton Velvet, room size carpet cost $75,
now $27.50. Velvet Carpet cost sls now $22.50.
Ilrussel Carpet $lO. sl2andsl&. Ingrain Carpets to
tit large rooms $5, $7.50 and $lO, worth double. In
laid Linoleum, thick aa a board, colors all tb* way
through sella for $1.50, my price 74caud8Scper
yard. Ueal cork Linoleum worth 85c now 45c and
&0o Look for the lilg Wlndow, next to Pickering's
Ko, 954 i'eua Avenue, Pittsburg, Pa.
JA/VIES C. 50ybE,iV\. D.
Eye, Ear Noße and Throat.
OFFICE HOCKS—9 to 10 a. m., 1 to 3
p. in., 7to 8 j>. m. Snnday by appoint
121 E. Cunningham Street, Butler, Fa.
Ideal Clothing and Hats
For Fall Are Now Ready for Your Inspection.
« Ideal dress is not so much a matter of I
garments have all the distinction an ex- a
pert knowledge of refined fashion can g
give them, but are not loud or vulgar. |
All the new things in Hats. ii
Young's, Stetson and Ideal Hats. I
Our Children's Department j
Is Worthy of Your Inspection. j
Remember. We Clean, Press and I
Repair all Clothing Sold by us
Free of Charge.
Ideal ClotHing
Hat Parlors.
228 South Main Street.
Letters testamentary on the estate of
Mrs. Mary Wagner, dec'd, late of But
ler, Butler Co., Pa., having been grant
ed the undersigned, all persons know
ing themselves indebted to said estate
wiil please make immediate payment,
and any having claims against said
estate will present them duly authenti
cated for settlement to
217 W. Walnut St., Butler, Pa.
A. E. REIUEH, Att'y. 7-10-OR>
Letters testamentary on the estate of
Maria A. Gilliland, dec'd., late of Sum
mit twp., Butler Co., Pa., having been
granted, to the undersigned, all persons
knowing themselves indebted to said
1 estate will please maKe immediate pay
ment and any having just claims against
said estate will present the same duly
autenticated for settlement to
8-14-05 R. F. D. 8. Butler, Pa.
Letters testamentary on the estate of
D. P. Nick las, dec'd, late of Adams twp..
Butler Co., Pa., having been granted
to the undersigned, all persons knowing
themselves indebted to the said estate
will make immediate payment, and all
having claims against said estate will
present them duly authenticated for
settlement to
Renfrew, R. F. D. 28; | p-.,,,
Allegheny, Pa. J
A. M. CHRISTLEY, Att'y. 8-10-05
Letters testamentary on the estate of
Margaret Ulasgow, dec'd., late of Mid
dlesex twp., Butler county, Pa., hav
ing been granted to the undersigned, all
persons knowing themselves indebted
to said estate will please make immedi
ate payment and any having claims
against baid estate will present them
duly authenticated for settlement to
Valencia, Pa. )
lil.-Ui 111 BB&gjSEEgrSEMfc
I orlioc looking for • skillfuland
LaUlco. honest specialist, who ran positively
cure all disease* peculiar to your ;ex do not fall to
consult in* at oner. For over a quai ler or a century
1 have made my specialty the Uniting and curing of |
lriegular. suppressed, painful or excessive periods, t
lntUmatlon of womb and ovaries, and all other fe- !
male diseases. Sav* time and disappointment by
consulting in* without delay. My charges are mod
erate. Call and be convinced. DR. BRILL, 70S
Penn ave , Ind floor, Pittsburgh, Pa. Office hours,
9 to 5, eveulugs 7 to 8: >O, Sundays 10 to S.
Horses I have constmtly ou hand Horses
Horses 100 to 125 head driving, draft Horses
Horses unU general purpose horses Horses
Horses from Pennsylvania una Ohio: llorses
Horses all these horses guaranted Horses
llorses as represented; if not so will Horse.-. ,
Horses rofund money; these horses Horses
Horses are selected by the best Judges Horses j
Horses that shin 1" this market. Horses
Horses SALES STABLE*. Horses |
Horses 410-112 llufiuesno \>ay, Horses
Hones I'lttaburg. Horse# I
New buildings, new rooms, elegant new equipment, excellent courses of
stud}-, best of teachers, expenses moderate, terms VERY LIBERAL!
Over $2,000.00 worth of new typewriters in use (allowing advanced students
from 3 to 4 hours' practice per day), other equipment in proportion!
Winter Term, Jan. 2, 1906. Spring Term, April 2, 1900.
Positions secured for our worthy graduates. Visitors always welcome!
When in Butler, pay ns a visit. Catalogue and other literature mailed on ap
plication. MAY ENTER ANY TIME.
A. F. REGAL, Principal, Butler, Pa
581 (g*
M 125 Patterns in Room Sized
M Rugs to Select From.
a# §£
m New Fall Patterns and we think the best Uneggs
§g[ this store has ever shown In Wiltons, Axmlnsters, ||
m Body Brussels, Brussels and Ingrains. Us
>1 H
jßf 9x12 Brussels Rug, $16.75
This rug is suitable for
Parlor, Bed Room or Li
brary. Floral and set pat
aSl terns in red or green
grounds. A good cheap rug.
Hearth Rugs $1.50
Made from remnants of
carpets that were $1.50 to
$3 a yard; average size
P| four and a half feet long
gpj and any color you want.
m 1
1 Alfred A. Cambpellf
! \ Beer, Ale arjcl Porter. X
{ * Fine Wines and Liquors for Y
{ } Family and Medicinal Purposes. V
i > 107 West Ohio Street, (Opposite Post Office.) A
[Estimates given on al! kinds of work. £
3 We make a specialty of
/ 354 Cenfe Ave., Butler, Pa k
S Peoples Phone. 630.
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9x12 Brussels Rug $22
This is our best rug value Hsl
for dining room or living
room. A rug that will last kg!
for years and hold its color *35
like the higher priced ones.
$5.00 Rugs $3.50 jlc
A lot of the best grade J||j
Smyrna rugs of last sea
son's patterns; best rug tokgs
wear that is made. Never
changes color. Two yards
long and a splendid value,