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January Great Annual Price Reducing and Stock Reducing Event. Goods You Will Four Months at Less than Wholesale. The waited for, planned hand. e announce our January Clearance Sale in the lull glory ol its magic.il attractions its wizardry of price lowness and its miraculous saving possibilities. This is the time when profits are nil when our one losses and sacrifice. In compliance with this store's policy, everything in the store is deeply cut in price. The Reductions, Which Are Your Savings, Aggregate i b $ and even more. This is the best buying and saving time of all the year. We plan months ahead of your wants and needs. This unfailing clearance this remarkable price cutting is the old method in this case a drastic method of clearing decks in preparation for the spring campaign. And the goods are things you need now and will need for four months to come. No goods sent on memorandum. Terms of sale strictly cash. Every yard of Cotton Goods has been placed under the clearance ban at mill prices. Radical reductions in Carpets and Rugs. A stirring sale of Fine Linens. Sale began Jan. 15th, and now at its height. Don't miss this bargain event of the year. The Smart & Silberberq Co. OIL CITY. PA. Oil City Trust Company. Report to the Commissioner of Banking, (condensed) At Close of Kitsiness December 10, 1007 Time loan $1,392,221.1)1 Heal estate, furniture aud fix tures 89,650.49 Stock and bonds fid,24u.0O Demand", loans up on collateral 634.4K8.il Overdrafts 4.192 85 Due from banks 3.".S,722.1! Cash on band. Ht.ti79.08 Total quick assets H,20.,U,7 12,687,193.13 Trust funds not included in above $ 176,189.06 Gellina Busy. IiOt.H of Bright People are Catching Ou to Our Ex cursion Hates in Tailoring. They are saving from each Suit or Overcoat. to $10 on Now Tor Ready -to-Wear. One-fourth off on every Overcoat in our house Mud's or Boys'. Every garment is plainly marked the one and only price and the re ductions are bunafile in every case. One fourth nffi-very Overcoat. One fifh off every Suit. Our slock is the largest and choicest stock of clothiog to be found in this section and this opportunity means a big saving to people who know values and qualities and are not shopping for hot air. THE McCUEN CO. 2b AND 29 SENECA ST.. OIL CITY. PA. WHITE PINE Flooring, Siding, and material for Window Casings uimI Inside Work. A good supply to select from always in stock. Call on or address. JAS. J. LANDERS, TIONESTA, PA. $iltaki (k Clearance Need for the Next lor and longed for event is at aim is "clearance" regardless of Capital Surplus and profits . Reserve for interest.. DEPOSITS ,.t 300,000 00 ,. 390,iW 98 7.875.63 1,988,729.81 $2,687,193.13 Nettteton We believe that we tell nothing but the truth when we say we've the world's best in Men's Shoes. We Know It. There are others of the same opinion and that's why so many men never think of going elsewhere for Shoes. If you would like to see the world's best in Men's 85 aud $( Shoes, come in and we will show them to you. JOE LEVI, Cor. Center, Seneca and Syca more Streets, Oil CITY, o PA. 50 YEARS' JT - V EXPERIENCE Trade Marks Design Copyrights 4r- Anyone seniHng a (ketch and description mar quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an Invention Is probably patentable. Communtra. tlnns strictly confidential. Handbook on Patent! eont free. Oldest njrenry for securing patents. Patents taken through Munn A Co. receive; pfi-f'il nrtlce, without cunnie. In the Scientific American. A handsomely Illustrated weekly. Largest rlr. filiation of any nclentitic Journal. Terms, $;1 year : four months. It Sold by all newsdealers. MUNNCo.36'8NewYorli Urancb oqkw, C25 F (Jt Waihiuiton, l. u MIGHTTELLTOO MUCH Reason Mrs. Thaw Didn't Speak of Poison Incident Before. Mr. Jerome on Cross-Examining Mrs. Thaw Read Portions of Her Last Year's Testimony Mr. Littleton's Objections to Offensive Questions Sustained by the Court. New York, Jan. 21. Mrs. Evelyn Kesblt Thaw told her story for the second time. The repetition lacked the vitality of the first recital, but tile great crowd In the court room where her husband, Harry K. Thaw, is on trial for the killing of Stanford Vhlte, listened Intently to every word., Justice Dowllng had ruled that be found no warrant In the law for tfls lng the doors against the public and there whs a great clamor for admlt wince from a throng which hung about .1.-1 M .1 1 .. 1 1 7 me uiiuuiiiB mi nay long. , Hist riot Attorney Jerome, falling in his move to exclude spectators, took occasion when It came his turn to cross-examine the witness to bring out all of the details of the first trial which Mr. Littleton of the defense had omitted on his direct Inquiry of the witness. Mr. Jerome also sought to block Mrs. Thaw's testimony In Its entirety on the ground that a conversation which occurred three years before the tragedy could not have any bearing on Thaw's mental condition the night of the homicide. Justice Dowllng over ruled the objection. Repeated Objections by Prosecutor. Mrs. Thaw's testimony was broken Into by constantly repeated objections from the prosecutor, who sought to exclude all details on the ground of 'Immateriality. The frequent objec tions led Justice Dowling to request Mr. Littleton to cut his examination as short as possible. Mr. Littleton took this course only to find that on cross-examination Mr. Jerome Insisted upon reading from last year's record nearly every word the witness then had uttered. He did this under the privilege of framing new questions. Mr. Littleton objected to It, declar ing that the district attorney by read ing the former testimony In a dis agreeahle manner was trying to dis credit the witness In the eyes of the jury, when he could not discredit her in any way by a direct ques tion. Mr. Jerome made no attempt to disguise a tone of complete contempt In reading the testimony. Contempt also characterized most of the ques tions he put to the witness, whom he attacked In the loudest voice he hat yet used at the trial. Mr. Jerome plunged at once Into the more Inti mate details of the testimony and made no delicate choice of words In framing his Interrogations. Mr. Littleton's objections on the ground of "offensiveness and impro priety" frequently were sustained by the court. Mrs. Thaw's Skilful Fencing. Mrs. Thaw was matched against both District Attorney Jerome and his assistant, Mr. Garvan, who was ever at his chief's elbow with new sugges tions. She fenced with them as skil fully as she did a year ago, and at times reflected the mood of the dis trict attorney by answering him In a voice pitched in as loud a key as his own. The prosecutor's pitiless and ag gressive questions often struck fire and once when Mr. Jerome demanded to know If the young woman had told Thaw certain things, she replied hotly: "Yes, I told him, but I didn't use the language you are using." "Don't argue with me, madame," shouted Jerome, who then had the re ply stricken from the record. But one new feature appeared In the testimony of the witness. This was when she told about Thaw swallowing the contents of a bottle of laudanum at Monte Carlo In 190-1 in an attempt to end his life. Previous to this, at the Grand hotel in New York, Thaw had talked of suicide, his wife de clared, and had suggested that sbe also should take poison, as both their lives had been ruined. Mrs. Thaw said she humored Thaw at the time and diverted his mind. She was out of the room when he finally took the poison in Europe. "Why didn't you tell us about this at the first trial?" demanded Mr. Jer ome. "Because Mr. Delmas said It might make Harry out too crazy," the wit ness retorted befo re the district at torney could stop her. Shooting on the Stage Real. Marion, O., Jan. 21. While the7udP ence at the Opera House was ap plauding W. B. Jefferson's "burglar" in a blood and thunder melodrama and cheering for the realistic way he acted when shot by the hero, he was writhing In pain from a wound made by the discharge of the revolver. To the audience It all seemed a part of the play, but to Jefferson It was real. The hero was so near him In the .bank scene, where the shooting occurs, that a paper wad from the revolver struck him In the 'leg and Inflicted a deep and painful wound. Death of John A. Merrltt's Mother. Lockport, N. Y., Jan. 21. Mrs. Nancy R. Meriitt, 83 years old, died last night at the home of her son, John A. Merritt, formerly third as sistant postmaster general and later postmaster of Washington. The body will be taken to Tecumseh, Mich,, for burial. Battleships Leave Rio Tuesday. Tuesday the battleship fleet will end its sojourn at Rio Janeiro and enter upon what naval men consider the most Interesting stage of its long voyage the one which will take it mutually through the Straits of Ma gellan. Its next stop will be at Punta Arenas, the straits, where the armada will rest for five days before It finish es the passage through this forbidding body of water and heads northward for Callao. After leaving Rio prob ably no word wtl be had of the bat tleships until they report at Punta Arenas. INVALID BURNED TO DEATH. Aged Woman Is Cremated Just After Leaving Sick Bed. Pittsburg, Jan. 21. After a Ions and painful illness Mrs. Cecelie M. Bratt, aged 70, left her bed to meet a frightful death. While her two daughters, who hud tenderly nursed her night and day for weeks, were preparing to arrange her toilet Mrs Bratt was cremated alive. Her fluffy dressing gown caught Are at an open natural gas grate and when her daugh ters reached the room the aged wo man was lying on the hearth a mass I flame. She died before physicians could be summoned. The tragedy was at Mrs. Bratt's home, 3 Hubbard place, near McClure avenue, Northside. She was a mem ber of one of the oldest families In Allegheny and mother of Dr. C. B. Bratt of Arch street. Mi-s. Bratt had been confined to her bed by Illness for eight months. Her condition was somewhat Improved and she arose. ,. Her daughters, after making the room as comfortable as possible, went downstairs to ma.; arrangements for her toilet. During their absence It is supposed that the eiderdown-lined dressing gown of the aged convalescent came in ontact with the blaze In the grate. At any rate, when the daughters re turned to the room their mother's en tire body was burned and her cloth ing consumed by the flames. They smothered the fire with a rug. The window curtains were ablaze, and these flames also were extinguished. Mrs. Bratt's daughters had not left her alone for three minutes. They heard no outcry and did not detect smoke until they returned to their mother's room. Mrs. Bratt was the widow of Joseph Bratt, a prominent Alleghenian who died some years ago. She had lived In the Woods Run district for many years. DIED ON THE STEPS. Pittsburg Man Found With Poison by His Side at Butler. Butler. Jan. 21. With a partially empty vial of carbolic acid beside him Herbert D. Koerner, 24 years old, of the Northside, Pittsburg, was found dead on the steps of William Walker's residence in North Main street here at 8 o'clock Sunday morning. It Is supposed Koerner took the car bolic acid with suicidal Intent and died as he sat on the steps. At midnight the young man, in apparently good spirits, said good night to companions and started to the home of his sister, Mrs. Richard K. Matlack, where he had been staying since coming from Pittsburg last Friday. The Walker residence was on his way. After the body had been taken to the morgue the name of H. D. Koerner was found In the dead man's hat. Koerner was a son of J. F. Koerner, guard iji the Western penitentiary. Tie leaves two hiot hwrs and one sister. He was formerly employed in the plant of the Standard Steel companv, here. He came to Butler In the hope of gelling work but was disappointed. Ohio Professor Dies Suddenly. Columbus. Jan. 21. Allen ('nmnholl Barrows fi7 venrs nlrl iimtpunr nf English literature in Ohio Slate uni versity, died suddenly here. He had been ill of grip for about , a week, but his condition had not been recardeH s critical. He was graduated from Western Reserve university in 1801 and taught successively at Phillips Academy, Western Reserve and Iowa Agricultural college. In 1804 he was elected to the chair of English Uter at ine in Ohio State university. Sensational Newsboys Arrested. Toledo, O., Jan. 21. Eleven news boys were arrested for shouting "war Is declared between the United States and Japanese." The hoys for hours had gone through the streets giving utterance to the sensations! yells. They were selling a weekly tK waper and meeting with a largr snip until victimized persons caller! up the po lice. The boys were released after having been warned. Two-Cent Rate Law Is Illegal. Philadelphia, Jan. 21. The two cent railroad rate now in force In Pennsylvania has been declared un constitutional by the state supreme court, which handed down an opinion affirming the decision of the common pleas court of Philadelphia rendered last September. The vote of the court was four to three, the dissenting opinion being handed down by Jus tice Mestrezat. 24 Unidentified Dead Buried. Boyertown, Jan. 21. The bodies of 24 unidentified dead who lost their lives In the Rhoades Opera House fire a week ago were buried Sunday In Fairview cemetery In this place, t'pwards of 10,000 persons attended the services that marked the Inter ment of the fire victims, who were buried In one long circular-shaped trench. Her Pipe Smoking Fatal, Bellefontaine. O., Jan. 21. Burns sustained by Mrs. Catherine Leidigh while smoking last Friday caused her death last night. She was 90 years of age, and her pipe furnished her only diversion. She did not notice a spark that fell into her lap and her cloth ing was burned from her body. Rsdical labor legislation and a dras tic license law will give Interest to the forthcoming session of the British par liament, which will open Jan. 29. Rivalry Id Hlg Mansions. The rivalry nf the Pittsburg million aires .manifests Itself mostly In the building of vast mansions in New York city. Mr. Carnegie set the pace with his great bouse mi upper Fifth nveuue. Then bis former employe, Mr. Schwub, decided to build a mote showy and costly establishment on the went side of the city. Now Mr. I'rlck, who lost bis ndmlrntion for Mr. Carnegie a few years ago, pays $2,4W,ooo for the Lenox library site on Fifth avenue, be tween Seventieth and Seventy-First Atroets. nud will erect there a residence to cost qillllous. THE NEWS SUMMARY Short Items From Various Parts of the World. Record of Many Happenings Condensed and Put In Small Space and Ar ranged With Special Regard For the Convenience of the Reader Who Has Little Time to Spare. Iron and steel mills In the Pittsburg district are resuming and 25,000 men will soon be at work. Testimony given at the Stoessel court martial of the garrison's brav ery at Port Arthur was loudly cheered. Counsel for coal roiuU denied that they were seeking a postponement of the enforcement of the coal clause In the Hepburn act. Baron Rosen Informed President Roosevelt that Professor Mllyoukov belonged to a Russian revolutionary party, and It was considered doubt ful whether the president would meet him- Estimates place the number of killed In Monday night's theater hor or at Boyertown, Pa., at from 125 to ItlO. The town officials think at least 150 lives were lost. Only a few were Injured. Thursday. 'Colonel Goethul told the house com mittee that the Panama canal will cost jnoo.ooo.noo. The senate committee? decided to In vestigate criticisms of the navy said to have been Instigated by certain officers. Martin W. Littleton culled eight witnesses to prove bis contention that Harry Thaw was insane when he killed Stanford White. Friends of Governor Hughes at Al bany expressed the belief that Sena tor Crane would look after Mr. Hughes' candidacy for president In the New England states. The state department at Washing ton submitted Japan's proposal to Is sue no more passports to coolies to Messrs. Straus and Sargeant for their opinion as to Its practicability. Friday. Mrs. Anne Sullivan Mucy, for years the teacher of Helen Keller, the blind girl, is losing her own sight. Albany despatches say Governor Hughes may launch his presidential boom In a speech at Boston early In February. Blind unreasoning terror Is assigned as the chief cause of the Boyertown theater horror, whose death list may reach 200. Brazilian officials continued their welcome of the American fleet's offi cers and men at Rio. Thirteen of the battleships finished coaling. The expulsion of the Angustinlan Sisters of Charity from the famous municipal hospital in Paris led to an outbreak by angry sympathizers, and the police were compelled to restore order. Saturday. Senator Foraker answered ques tions regarding the use of injunctions put to him by the Ohio Federation of Labor. Changes in the Aldrich currency measure were planned by the senate finance committee, which will report the bill next week. Army engineers, It was said, have nearly completed plans for the con struction of redoubts and trenches to aid the forts commanding the bay of San Francisco. Trial of the new machine gun for the German army shows that It Is superior In many respects to the Max im gun, weighing much less and being more simple in construction. Monday, John R. Walsh, Chicago banker, was found guilty of fraud and faces a five year sentence In .prison. Edmund Clarence Stedmnn, the poet broker, died suddenly of heart dis ease at his home in New York. He was bom in 183:1. Thin ice cost the lives of three boys In Newark, N. J., and three In Tenafly, :N. J., and there were several skating accidents elsewhere. In an Important decision the Inter state commerce commission said it looked with disfavor on a lower rate for short distance hauls. Despatches from Rio Janeiro said a twenty-four hour famine had been caused In the market by the enormous purchases for the American fleet. Tuesday. Plans are on foot to establish a tow ing service in the Straits of Magel lan. Cables from Rio Janeiro tell of the arrest of four anarchists suspected of a plot to damage American ships At his own request, one of Edmund Clarence Stedman's poems was sung at his funeral this afternoon in New York. The state superintendent of public works of New York, in his annual re port, suggested asking federal help In completing the state barge canal. Washington was Informed that Can ada proposed temporarily to restrict the coming of all aliens, thus shut ting out Japanese coolies without of fending Japan. Through the Boyertown fire, which cost 200 lives, attention was called to many nickel theaters In New York, fire traps, where thousands of persons are Imperilled dally. Sympathy. Font pads on n lonely street. "Halt: Throw up your hands." "What yer gut. Hilly?" "Come look at him, Pete. I'lne looklng (lurk rigged out in Ion;; lij;ht overcoat and tall hat." "Where's he been?" "Says he's been downtown buying ChrlNtmiin presents for nil blsfanilly and all his frleinls." "What? Give the poor rlinp a nickel carfare and apologize, for holding liim up. I bet lie's broke." Chicago Dully News. T TtTTTTTvTTTtTtTt 'i Semi-Annual Clearance Sale llrgait Friday Morning, Jan. 17 and etuis Nalurday Night, Jan. 25. Any one who reads the statements set forth in our bills, which are iu every iustance a plaiu, honest declaration of facts, cannot help but be convinced that each one of I lie eight days of JstneB Serai Aunual Clearance Sale is to be crowded full of economical oppor tunity. The Cloak Room claimed first place in the sale with from $l!.0(H) to $8,000 worth of "Heady-to-Wear" that the sale price of will range anywhere down to one third actual value; iu a majority of instances we'll reRort to one hall price. That statement is not made carelessly, but with careful regard In the prices that are to be actually in force in the cloak room during this sale. The Underwear Department offers throughout the eight days of the sale a special discount nf ten per cent. n all Wiuter Uuderwear on which there is not a greater reduction. A special sale each one of the eight day. 1 WILLIAM B. JAMES. mmm lOvLllotlra. THE MIDWINTER OUTING. This is the time for the mulw inter outing. A dash of summer in the midst of winter is an agreeable variation. It makes for health and pleasure and stimulates vitality. For the extended trip, Southern California, the fruit and flower land of the Pacific Coast, olIers unrivaled at tractions. For the fortnight's trip, Florida, the summer garden of the Northern winter, bids you come and enjoy its genial sunshine, its tropical scenes and its out-door life. For the ten days' outing, Pinehurst, Camden, Aiken, Augusta, Southern Pines and other popular resorts in the pine belt of the Carolinas and Georgia oiler many inducements. For the short trip the weekend outing At lantic City is always attractive. The same breezes that depress the thermometer in summer seem to keep it up in winter. It often great hotels on the ocean's edge, out-of-door life on land and sea, and a climate full of snap but shorn of the winter severety. liefore deciding on your midwinter outing consult a Pennsylvania Railroad Ticket Agent and get a Pennsyl vania Railroad Winter Excursion Book, Whether you select California, Florida, the Carolinas or Atlantic City, the Pennsylvania Railroad offers a comprehensive train service, reasonable rates and ticketing arrangements and the best facilities that modern transportation methods can provide. The best book in your library is your bank book In your library? Yes and it makes splendid reading. 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