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Smart & Silberbers
Wo Make This Store Thoroughly a OhristmasStore "How many stores of this size between New York and Pittsburg?" was the interrogation of a visitor last evening as he stood on the stairway and looked over the store's main floor. Very few, we think, and only those in two or three of the lar gest cities. Even those excel us in floor space only; in equip ment and merchandise stocks we hold our own with any ol them. Today this store is thoroughly a Christmas store, pre-eminently Oil City's first Christmas store. Every department is ready every department is at its best. Superior Values in Silk Petticoats Between 200 and 300 Silk Petticoats, seven numbers, rang ing in prices from $3 'JO to $10, will give a z st to personal and gift purchasing here today. In these seven numbers there are a great variety iu style and color. As to values, add from $1 to $2 to a number and you will run pretty close to the mark. Why Not Make the Gift a Rug? When you associate Rugs with Christmas you cannot (jr far wrong. YVe have Rugs without limit Rugs of all kinds and sizes, and then, too, the price here represents a saving of suffi cient importance to buy several other Christmas gifts. For example: One hundred French Wiltons, 9x12 feet, at 825. Elsewhere same Rugs are $40. Furs Make Ideal Christmas Gifts The store for fashionable, reliable Furs is surely the place to buy your Furs for gifts because you want tbe assurance of style correctness and quality. Another thing you are certain to find here Economy. SMART & OIL CITY, PA. Oil City Trust Company. President, Vice President, JOSEPH SEEP. GEORGE LEWIS. Assets Over Accounts invited. Trust bus iness of all kinds solicited. FOUR PER CENT. Paid on certificates of deposit. Certificates continue to draw interest until returned. Call, Write, Telephone or Telegraph. WANTED. Bright, intelligent young men and women to prepare themselves lor ntlice positions. MIDWINTEB OPENING JANUARY 8TH, 1906. We have buen unable to supply tbe demand for our graduates this Tali. Send for a copy of our new Journal. Meadville Commercial College. THE SCUOOL THAT GETS RESULTS. POINTS FOR SMOKERS. Some Advlee to Follow if They Mnat Inc the Weed. Very few people nre nwaro liow muVh burm is done to young men by the al most universal lmliit of cigarette (smok ing. The man who smokes cigarettes has one always in his month nml is con tinually inhaling nicotine until tbe sys tem is saturated with the poison. The result of this practice is a ca tarrhal condition of the nose, throat nnd bronchi,-a disordered and very Ir ritable state of the nerves, a weak and "ipld action of the heart nnd indiges tion. Thin, anaemic, weak, with clammy hands stained with nicotine poison, un strung nerves and degenerated mus cles, the youth of the land go on Igno rnntly suffering the consequences of a pernicious habit until attacks of heart trouble, nervous prostration, melan cholia, etc., bring their condition to the attention of the physician. If a man must smoke and we admit the charm of the linblt to those who have become accustomed to Its sooth ing influences let him choose a mild cigar and have certain sot times for In dulging. If lie puts a certain restraint upon himself from the start in tbe mat ter of smoking, he wlU not overdo It, and there are few men who can smoke more than three cigars a day without Iiijury.-Medical Itrlef. Wooed, Von nnd Wedded. The Mexico (Mo.) Ledger thinks merchants should be more prompt 4n presenting their accounts. A druj-'gist of that place recently brought a young ra m In the town n bill two yearn old, und the first part of the bill was a charge for a box of chocolates and on le other end was a charge for one iiiiiniriK bottle. How time does fly! SILBERBERG, Treasurer, H. R. MERRITT. $2,100,000.00 Flat SnndRT. Palm Sunday is known In England as Fig Sunday because In many dis tricts figs are freely eaten on that day. The custom Is common In the villages of Bedford, Bucks, Hertford and Northampton and Is found In some parts of north Wales. As Palm Sunday approaches the shop windows of Dun stable are tilled with figs In readiness for the crowds who go to the top of Inmstable downs to regale themselves on that day. At Kempton, In Hertford shire, to "keep wared" Is to feast on figs or llg puddings with your friends on Palm Sunday. Tig Sunday Is proba bly connected with the story of the barren fig tree, which forms part of one of the lessons for the day. London Mail. When Reptllm Die. A Viennese naturalist declares that nearly all reptiles that die from nat ural causes close their lives between nightfall and midnight, only a few be tween midnight and morning nnd few er Htill in daylight. Most reptiles seem aware of their approaching death, seek ing out particular places and there awitjllng the end, while those whose li vh are spent underground come to the surface before death. Old nnd YonnMT "Well, well, that's a funny thing." "What Is?" ."Miss l'asay was an old maid be fore ulio married, and now that her husband is dead she has become a young widow." Catholic Standard and Times. Anticipation. Deacon Jones In the better land ev erything will lw made known. Mrs. Prye Won't that bo fine? I've always wondered bow old Sarah Wilson was. Poston. Traiix'-Hot HAD MADE A MISTAKE. The late Bishop Dudley of Kentucky was on a hunting expedition near Louisville during the last few years of his life, and happened to fall In with a local nlmrod whose unconcealed ad miration for tbe city man's marks manship paved the way for further conversation. "What's your name?" the country man finally inquired. "Dudley," was the reply. After some change of Incident and experience the bishop's Interlocutor hazarded. "Say, Dudley, what business do you follow?" "I'm a preacher." "O, get out What are yon giving me?" "But I am. I preach every Sunday." "Where?" "In Louisville." "Well, well; I never would ha' thought it. ' You ain't stuck up a bit like most of the preachers down this way." An Invitation to hear this new made acquaintance preach was accompanied by a scribbled card, and the next Sabbath saw the rustic, in his "Sun day best," ushered Into the bishop's own pew, where he listened Intently to both serviCe and sermon. . He was manifestly amazed, after ward, to have the orator of the morn ing come down to greet him as cor dially and familiarly as in the woods. He managed to stammer his thanks, and added: "I ain't much of a Judgo of this kind of thing, parson, but I Hz with you sot with you, and saw the thing through the best I knew how; but all the same, if my opinion Is wuth anything to you, the Lord meant you for a shooter!" Cleveland Plain Dealer. Scolding Set to Music. In one of the beer gardens a brass band was playing what purported to be a Wagnerian selection with posi tively deafening effect. The good natured people around the tables had wisely abandoned all effort at conver sation. Not so with one woman, a shrewish-looking person, who was leaning over a table shaking her fin ger at her husband and doing her best to make him hear the abuse that she was evidently hurling at him. Suddenly, with one grand blare, tho music stopped and the woman's voice, pitched in a veritable scream, was herrd: "You bald-headed, sour-faced Idiot, I'll" Checked by her own strident tones, she looked about her in consternation. Not so the husband. He was calloused to abuse. Picking up his stein, he looked at his wife and growled: "Shut up till the band starts again." New York Times.- How She Won Out. She was busy holding one end of the sofa down and he the other, and for seventeen consecutive seconds silence had reigned supreme. Then he said: "I wonder if any girl ever really did propose during leap year?" "I don't know." replied his fair companion, "but I'm sure no girl would do such a thing unless she was obliged to." Several more silent seconds passed. "Um yes," he said. "I hadn't thought of it in that light." "And I'm sure," she contlned, as she moved over and laid her hand softly on his arm, "you would never permit a girl to humiliate herself In that manner, would you?" "Why er I that Is, of course not," he stammered. The Ice having been broken, tho rest was easy, and five minutes later they were engaged in looking up the advertisements of firms that sell fur niture on the installment plan. FORTIFIED. Mother Horace, you must not go outside while It Is raining or you will catch a cold." Little Horace "How kin I catch a cold when I got one already?" Goat With a Charmed Life. A well-known suburbanite who had been greatly troubled by the depreda tions of a neighbor's goat was driven to desperation one day when he learn ed that the animal bad consumed a favorite red flannel coat of his. De termined on the goat's destruction, he employed an unscrupulous small boy who lived in tho neighborhood to se cure him to the railroad track Just be fore thp daily express was due. Some days afterward a friend inquired with Interest if the goat had been effectu ally disposed of. "Not on your life," was the dis gusted answer; "that- goat had a charmed life. He coughed up that red golf coat of mine and flagged tho train." Harper's Weekly. Boxed. They were returning from the husk ing bee. "And were there any red ears?" asked the friend. "Oh, yes," responded the girl In the gingham dress. "I bad two when pa caught that city fellow kissing me." Eczema and all skin diseases, pim ples, bolls, piles and anything foreign to a sound, healthy skin Is quickly cured by San-Cura Ointment and San-Cura Soap, 25o each. tf CASTOR I A - lor Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought Signature of tddUi MRS TIM'S VAIN 8EARCH. "He must take the medicine In a re Cnmbent position," said the physician who had beon called to attend an In jured Irishman. The man's wife was puzzled, but would not admit It. She confided her dilemma first to her hus band. "Tim, dear," she said, "here's your midlcine all rolght, but the docther do be saying ye must take It In a recoora bent position, and ntver a wan have we In the house." "Ye molght borry wan," suggested Tim. "There's Mrs. O'Marra, now she do always be having things comforta ble and handy loiks." So the wife made her appeal to the more provident neighbor. "Mrs. O'Mara, me Tim has been hurted." "The poor soul." "Yes, and he's that bad the docther says: "Give him his midlcine in a re coon bent position, and Mrs. O'Mara, we haven't wan in the house. Would yez moind giving me the loan av yours?" Mrs. O'Mara was puzzled In her turn, but she, too, refused to admit It. "Faith, and yez can have It and wel come," she said heartily, "but mo friend, Mrs. Flaherty, has it; she bor rled it Chewsday week Just around the third corner beyant, fornlnst the poorap." So the quest was continued. "Mrs. Flaherty, excuse me fer trou bling yez, me being a sthranger en tirely to yez. but me man Is hurted, and the docther says, 'N hope of sav ing him onless yez give him his midl cine In a recoombent position.' Me self didn't happen to have wan, so I stepped over to borra Mrs. O'Marra's." Would ye moined me taking it the while, me Tim being so bad?" "Moind? Av coorse not!" returned Mrs. Flaherty, with the polite readi ness of her nationality. But sorra the day! Flaherty he do be molghty on stiddy betimes he dropped it on the dure last noight and broke it." "I'll have to pour it Into htm the best way I can, poor man!" said Tim's wife, as she hurried home. Baltimore Sun. PA'S IDEA OF IT. Willie "Pa, where does all the mall come from?" Pa (wearily) "From people who have outstanding bills." He Went Away. He had been away on a two weeks' vacation and on the first day of his re turn he gave the following to his type writer to strike off and post up in the office: "Yes, I've been away. "Yes. I had a good time, thank you. "No, I didn't gain seven pounds. "I believe there were a few mosqui toes. "Can't say whether I brought homo a case of the malaria or not. "I didn't go hunting. "I didn't go fishing. "I didn't go salting. "I can't say that I feel a heap better. "I didn't get sunburned. "I don't think It has added ten years to my life. "Yes, I may go ngnin next year. "Can't say whether I prefer the mountains to the seashore." "All this is very satisfactory," ob served one of the merchant's friends after reading the placard, "and I am glad to see that you didn't name the place you went to. It wouldn't look well In cold print" "Didn't I put in the place? Well, I went " "Yes, I knew. You went to Hadej and had a good time and have come back looking better, but don't give It away for fear there'll be a rush to the, spot and knock your fall trade out!" Jim Comes First. "There Is no doubt," said the savant to the old farmer in the seat beside him, "that If everybody would go to work in earnest the mosquito pest could be eradicated within five years." "But they won't do It," replied the farmer. "No, they won't.'" "I'd be willln" to, and I believe I've killed more'n fifty 'skeeters this year, but there's Jim Hill, a naybur o' mine, who won't do a' durned thing. Even when a 'skeeter lights on the back of his wife's neck and she yells murder Jim takes so much time goln' ouOafter the crowbar that the pesky Insect most alius gits away and builds a nest and hatches out thousands of others. We want to get rid of 'keeters, of course, but I'm tellln' you we want to get rid of Jim Hill first and scare two or three others like him most to death." Shooting the Rapids. Two old farmers met on the road. "Where yeou been, Slle?" asked the one In yellow boots. "Been shooting the rapids," drawled the other. "Ca noeing?" No; shooting at those pesky automobiles that run over my chickens." Baltimore Herald. A Consoling Thought. Lady (calling on new vicar's wife) Have you seen the library at the Hall? Sir Geeogo is quite a bibliophile, yon know. Vicar's Wife iarmty) Oh, I'm so fli.i to hear that! So many wealthy in n have no religion! Punch. SPECIAL OFFER. I : For a few days The Pittsburg Dis- j : patch will honor this coupon and j i twenty-five cents in payment for the ; i Wekki.y Dispatch to January 1st. : : 1!K)7. Tbe balance of this year and : j all next year. The regular price of it ; : is 8o per copy. It is a bargain yon ; i can't atl'ord to miss. Cutthisoutnow : : and mail it with 2oo to j The Weekly Dispatch, : ; Pittsburg, Pa. ! Mention the Forest Republican, j Tionesta, Pa. i t a Colic, Cholera and IriantDerlain S Diarrhoea Remedy. Never fails. tftiyitoow. It may &ve lite. ( AN OVERDRAFT. Tho Benson For Peculiar Ilequeat Received by n Dank. "We often receive peculiar request, for overdrafts," suld a banker the oth er day. "A client whose standing ac count had never exceeded $1,000 re quested us to grant him an overdraft of H.0OO, stating that he was not able to offer any explanation at tbe present but assured us that at no time would i tbe bank be In any danger of losing, as the overdraft would not be real. "After some hesitancy we consented, but stipulated certain conditions and reserved the privilege of refusing If these conditions wero not followed. "Shortly after his departure a well dressed gentleman came In and handed to our paying teller a check for $5,000 bearing the signature of our client and with It a letter requesting us to honor tlie check with cash. This letter was ono of tlie conditions we Imposed for our safety. Still feeling that we were taking a chance, the money was passed out to btm. After holding tlie currency a moment In bis hnip.la he returned It, with a request for the chock, which lio destroyed lfore us. "Ou tho following day our client thanked us for our courtesy and waiv ed the overdrnft privilege, saying thnt be had no further use for It. Ho bad with him a check for f5,000, which he deposited. This he bad won from his friend on a bet. lie bad bet that he could negotiate an overdraft for that o mount without first explaining that It was a bet and the nature of It, nnd his friend wagered that no bank would trust him for that amount." Kansas City BUir. IRISH STORIES. Some Droll Ana were and Ready WH From lloti-l Walter. Of stories of Irish hospitality Mr. Macready bad a full supply; also of bote! attendants and the peasantry. On one occasion he asked the girl In attendance for poached eggs. She looked a bit nonplused at first, but after a little hesitation replied, "There are no poached eggs In tlie place, sir, but I think I could get you some poached salmon." In n poor little cottage of two rooms he saw a married couple and seven children. Hearing a baby cry, he asked to see It and explained that be took an Interest In babies, having one at home. Tlie Infant was produced for luRKctlon, and tbe mother asked proudly, "Is yours ns big as that, sir?" To which he replied, "I think It Is a little bigger." Instantly the In stincts of the mother were roused, and, tossing her bead, she said: "So well it might lie. That's only half of ours; the other half Is with God. We had twins." At a hotel one of the party asked, "Have you got any celery, waiter?" "No, sir," was the significant answer. "I relics on me chances." That man deserved an extra tip. On another oc casion the dinner was especially good and well served. At the conclusion one of the party remarked, "You're an an pel. Tat" "I am, sir," assented Pot, "but I fly low," London Telegraph. Tttoa" and "Yon" Abroad. The only safe rule for tho English man abroad Is to stick to "you" in French or German. HTutoleuicnt,M or "thcelng and tlioulng," would Imply a deliberate Intention to Insult, a pat ronizing assumption of Indisputable superiority to the person addmwed or such familiarity at Is pnier only be tween lovers, parents and children and Intimate friends. At one time every Individual was "thon," but after flat terers began to call Roman emperors "yon" (monarchs remain "we" to this day) the polite plural spread uutll In Louis XIV. 's time only servants were "thou" In France. Tho restoration of "thou" as a pronoun of familiar en dearment Is due to Rousseau and the revolution. It bos survived throughout In poetry and In addressing tlie Deity. London Chronicle. The Darted Bell. Nenr tbe little village of Raleigh, In England, there Is a hollow, said to have been caused by nn earthquake cen turies ago, which Is said to bave swal lowed up a whole village, Including the church. To this place the villagers of Raleigh were In the habit of repair lug every Christmas morning, putting their ears to the ground and listening, as they asserted, to the church bell ringing beneath them! What was real ly heard was the bell of a neighboring church, the sound being borne along the surfaco of tlie ground. This cus tom was In existence, we believe, ns lute as half a century ago. London Ttt-Blts. Wanted. To appoint resident agents In Forest County, Pa., to represent our full line of Lightning Rods. For full particulars address Hum Jc Leatherman, 103 Market St., Pittsburg, Pa. 4t O 'O 'NOXONIH8VM ootuo usi "B n loddo prannqo Xtiromb tlHDISAdOO jnr (HOI Ni4 sMsvn-iavnA 'aiot pu aitii -BlAdV Ira qnnojtn pmimqo namj wnoa jw wojoq pnanpuoo aims 1H1M10NIU JNI iHTfqvitMtad bo liodu bojj pint quva. Mdn jo qaynri JO otoqd Iponi pnag 'ItlMOl 1H1 iavioaMOJno lommuxnaviA os 03 MM Oil y a la jo "paunnqo Jnduioij Pennsylvania H UA1LHOAI). BUFFALO AND ALLEGHENY VAh-d LEY DIVISION. Taking effect, November 20th, 1905. No. 82 Buffalo and Pittsburg Express, daily except Sun day 11:01 a.m. No. 84 Oil City and Pittsburg Express, daily i 8:21 p.m. For Hickory, TIdioute,Warren,KInzua, Bradford, Olean and the East : No. 81 Olean Express, daily- 7:53 a. m. No. 83 Pittsburg Express, daily except Sunday 0: 18 p. m . For Time Tables and additional Infor mation consult Ticket Agent. , W. vV.ATTEKBUKY, J.R.WOOD. General Manager. Passenger Tralbo Mgr. GEO. H. BOYD, Gen'l Passenger Agt. 4 It will be of great assistance to you in your Christmas shopping. List comprises upward of 200 articles at 25c, 50c, 75c and $1.00 each. With just three days until Christmas we are able to report assortments still unbroken. Here and there an item gone, but still good selections in all the departments where merchandise of a strictly Christmas character is sold, Wc Mention Just a Tew : Our 14th Christmas special, Photo Frames, 9jxl2J, 25c each. Two openings. There's an Umbrella special at 1.45. All American Taffeta, Al material. Ladies' only, 26 in. Dolls, dressed ones from 25c to 5.00. We have some at $1.50 and 2.00 that you'll wonder at. Jap Novelties are much in favor as gift articles. These and many similar items, 50c to 1 each. WILLIAM B. JAMES, c X&ctable Preparalionlbr As similating ftcFoodandRcgula ting the Stomachs andBowls of 2&U Promotes Digcstion.Cheerfur ness and Rcst.Conlains nei titer Opium.Morphine nor Mineral. not Narcotic. JUJmtm A perfect Remedy forConslipa Tion , Sour Stonuh, Diarrhoea Worms .Convulsions .Fcverish ncss and Loss of Sleep. Fc Simile Signature of new'yohk. 3 EXACT COPY OT WRABPCR. THE OLD RELIABLE LIVERY STABLE, -OF- TIONESTA, - PZNN. S.S.CANFIEID PROPRIETOR. JOB TEAMIUa Why CAflDEE RUBBERS Aro the Best. The Candee Rubber Co., foun ded in 1842, is the oldest com pany making rubber boots and shoes in the world. That's RELIABILITY. Its workmen have been making rubbers all their lives. That's EXPERIENCE. It makes 5,000,000 pairs of rub ber boots and shoes a year. Big production means ECONOMY. SO WHY BUY OTHERS WHEN YOU CAN GET CANDEES? For aale t y all loading stores. Merchants desirliiK Hieir names to ap pear at tbe bottom ol this cut can bave it under established ruins free of charge on application to us. H. ChlMs & Co., Hole Distributors, 6l'i Penn Ave., Pittsburg. L A D I E i Dr. La Franco's) UCOMPOUN D, Safe, Quick, Reliable Regulator Superior to other remedtei oM at hleh prlrM. Cme nnrntii. Burtviuifiilljr uwu ty over 100.000 Women. Prii'e, J i-iita, lr..a. glitiorbymad. 'leiilnionlQlt & booklet free. Dr. IiFranco Philadelphia, I' a. In KEI 41d mulll boiw, Mied with biwribboo. Take thr. Befu DattrM HabatltatloBt ud ImlU ttomm. Bt of jogr Droit, b1 4a. It Dfl (tor Particular. Tfwtl Man lata HelleT far l,l.r.H. h. . Hid ira Mail. ltt.OOtf TeoU mop tali. Hold by lift.. 'BlbMtor'aca.1aaara na CHICHESTER'S ENGLISH Pennyroyal pills el vrx. 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