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January Clean Up Sede. Our Greatest Price Reducing Event -Your Best Economizing Time --Sale Began January 11th. Our January Clean Up Sale is an event of vital, dynamic money saving opportunities its scope is boundless. Nearly everything in the store is sacrificed to force a decisive clean up. Profits are unthought of unexpected. Cost prices prevail but even most prices are relentlessly undersold where stocks are especially heavy. Clean up simply means that everything has got to go that decks must be cleared for our Spring campaign. Clean up is opportunity and opportunity is knocking at your door, and tre mendous savings await your welcome. We never carry goods over a season. It's store policy one of the unbreakable ruins of our business. We dispose ol our goods while they are new and seasonable. We stop at no sacrifice to ettect absolute clearance of one season's goods before embarking on a new season's campaign. No eigh months rest in moth balls for our mer chandise. This year we meet the clean up period with immense stocks of Winter goods. This stock must be moved, cleaned up, sold completely and quickly. Because stocks are especially big, prices have been made remarkably small. But this fact will convince you when you come. Let your first visit be an early one let later visits be frequent. See handbills for particulars, prices, etc. The Smart & Silberberq Co. OIL CITY, PA. Oil City Trust Company, Oil City, Pa. Vice President, GEORGE LEWIS. 1909. President, JOSEPH SEEP. We presume you bave resolved to save some money during the coming year. Where are you going to deposit il? Remember we give the same at tention and courtesy to your account, whether it be for 81 or 810,(100. The bank that pays Four Per Cent. Assets, $2,940,000.00. GAINED 55 POUNDS. Charles L. Sclmltz of Dunkirk Tells How He Regained His Health. When, six months ago, I began using Thompson's Barosma, I bad made up my mind to gull out and go out of business, but a friend ofmine aked me if I bad taken Barosma. I bad not, but waa will ing to try most any thing a d began using it as directed. I was very pain and weak, I continued using it as directed and today I weigh 55 pounds more than wben I commenced using Barosma. I waa a skeleton compart d with what I am now and shall remain in busiuess. Wbpn I would get up in tb emorniug I would feel Immediate relief from backache, nain liv tnuino Q few Hi.aeo n Thom nxon's Harosuia. Kidnev and Liver Cure. A contin uation ol its use will make a positive cure. opiates and a large reward is offered for any It is purely vegetable and a remedy adapted to all ages. Thompson'a Barosma baa positively made wonderful cures in Brigbl'a disease, sciatic rheumatism, kidney, liver and bladder diseases, lumbago, palpitation of the heart and nervousness. Thompson's Barosma is pleasant to take. All druggists, duo ana fi.uu. THOMPSON MEDICAL COMPANY, M0' facturing Laboratory, 8 and lO Diamond Street, TItuville, Pa. FOR SALE BY ALL DRUCCISTS. STEVENS Generations of live, wide awake Aniericii'.i lioya luive obtained the ri'lit .kind of FIREARM EDUCATION by being equipped wiLh tho unerring, time-honored STEVENS All progressive Hardware nnil Ppurtinir (ioniN Moivtmnts hiinillo Fl'KVKNS. It you innnot nlitiiln. wu will ship dirert, express pix-pnid upon receipt of C'utiilo;,' Price. Send 5 cents In stump fur liA) i"iu;c Illustrated Catalog. Kcpl'-tp with S T K V K N 8 u ml general II rear in in formation. Sirlkimr cover in colois. J. STEVENS ARMS & TOOL CO. P. 0. Boi 4099 Chicopec FalU, Mm. Silkdm Treasurer, H. R. MEKRITT. dull and sleepy and not rested, felt like going back to bed again. CBAS. L. SCHULTZ. I know Charles L. Seliultz; he ia a man of truth, having worked as drayman in Dunkirk fur years. O. J. Wirtnek, Mayor. P. S. The above waa written five years ago, and my health hat been all that a man could desire ever since, and my weight ia 285 pounds. Chas, L. Hchultz. October 30, 1008. In the side, groin or hipa is experienced Thompson'! Barosma does not contain Injurious drug lounu in us composition, yp t i i t ?i .as sir? II I s - &j j- WITH BETTY'S ASSISTANCE. lly June Itrnckeii. Hilly Manning entered his club with an air of satisfaction at being once more within familiar walls. Two years of hard hunting lu Africa makes a man appreciate more keenly the comforts of civilization. Billy found a goodly amount of mail a waltlng him and turned to It with In terest. "Hello!" he ejaculated as he open ed the first letter on the pile. "Hetty has timed my arrival to a nicety. Wants m to dine with them tonight at 6. Six! Now, that's uncommonly early; unless they're taking In the play afterward. Perhaps that's it." His othei letters remained tin opened and he fell to thinking of Betty. Her note was characteristic of her; breezy and cheerful, just as she was herself. He remerbercd tha' she had always seemed rather fou of him, In the old days, and now tha the other affair was forgotten Somehow, though, he coulJn't I ma. Ine Betty as ever being entirely oCl come by the dlvlnee passions s'.n was too matter-of-fact; too lig!:t hearted, too; he knew that, an 1 oi; the whole Yes, he decided nattily, he thought he would accept the In vltatlon. At the stroke of 6, armed with s bunch of American Beauties, he ran' the bell and was ushered Into tin reception room, Betty did not ke i: him waiting long; she came in almost Immediately and greeted him warmly "Welcome home, stranger," sh laughed, seating herself on a dlvar and making room for him b?slde her. "You're looking well, Billy," she con tinned, throwing back her head and eyeing him critically; "decldelly well, considering the broken heart you carried away with you. I re member you declared to me that the sun would never look bright to you again." Billy smiled. "Africa has done wonders," he replied. "Once more I am heart-whole and fancy-free. That Is." he added, sighing, "I was until I saw you come Into the room, Now " he sighed again and spread out his hands in a gesture of hopeful ness, "It's all up with me." "You do that verp nicely, Billy," she said. "If I didn't know you as well ns I do, I should be deceived Into thinking you had really forgot ten Ethel." Billy was staring thoughtfully In to the fire that glowed In the grate. "How Is "he was obliged to stop and ckar his throat. 'How is Mrs. Denby, now?" Betty fairly bounced around upon the divan and faced him squarely. "Mrs. Denby!" she almost scream, ed. "Billy Manning, do you mean to tell me that you have stagnated In that detestable Africa, not knowing that Ethel Dudley never became Mrs. Denby, nor Mrs. anybody else? No; she's still Ethel Dudley." "But but she told me herself," stammered Billy, "that she was go ing to marry Denby, she begged to be released from her engagement with me." "Bah! Billy Manning," said Betty contemptously, "you see that the poor girl was driven to it by her mo ther. "This takes me back a little, Bet ty," he said, his voice hoarse and unsteady. "I I had no Idea of aucii a thing." "Poor boy," whispered Betty com pasionately, "poor boy. But perhaps I tan suggest a cure. Suppose I should tell you that Ethel is as in consolable as you are?" "Don't hold out a false hope to mo, Betty." "No, not a false one," said Betty earnestly; "not a false one, Billy. Wnen you went away, Ethel asserted herself and refused to marry Rufus Denby. I've been in her confidence all the time and I know she has suff ered terribly. She talks Incessantly of you, and sometimes," she sighed wearily, "I almost grow tired of lis tening. She doesn't know you are back; I planned a little surprise for her. Now, Billy, listen. She's here, In this house; In the library. I left her there with Instructions to wait until I returned. You go to her In stead. Take her right In your arms, Billy, and have It over with quickly. Here, take your roses " "But I bought them for you," In terrupted Billy. "For me! Nonsense, Billy Mann lng. Hoses for me at $1 apiece You're joking. But, wait; I'll taki one, If you please, as a reward for my good offices." Billy detached a rosto and bandei it to her. "Thank you, Billy," she said care lessly. "Now run along; you havt an hour and a half. Dinner is a' 8. Go! Go!" and she pushed him to ward the door, almost hysterical in her eagerness. "I wonder," she mused and a look of wlstfulness crept Into her eyes "Billy seemed really glad to see me end he brought the roses for rce i wonder " A mist rose up and blotted out tha objects around her. She groped her way to the staircase and mount ed to her own room. Once lnsi:!e he locked the door and pressed Billy's rose to her heart. "Oh, my love, my love," she mim ed, her Hps grown suddenly uhlto With pain. "Oh, if it only could 'nv,. been!" Bobbing, sne tnrew nerseir. :aca downward on the bed. A Change. "It used to be the height of my ambl Hon to own a motor car," said the wor rlcd looking mini. "And what is the height of your am bit Ion now?" asked his friend. "To sell It." Philadelphia Inquirer. Ample Cause. "What on earth possessed you to be come engaged to Herbert?" a young lady asked her friend. "You don't love him nu atom!" "I know," was the candid reply, "but that horrid Jones girl docs!" UINCLL JACOB'S WILL It)- K, W. CJerritson. The fire in the wide .old-fashioned fireplace leaped aud glowed and cast fantastic shadows on the celling of the grimly furnished library. The nii.ii In the massive rocker leaned s!l; July torward, his chin In his hand, deep in thought. Now and llun ho f lulled compassionately as o m i no lis noises from the rooms above indicated that the searchers were still persistent. For him the search was ended; the will reposed safely in the breast pocket of hi coat. Somehow his cousins, the search ers, imagined that the old uncle had bequeathed his all to their branch of the family, in which case the shares would be much nior substan tial than if he had died Intestate, thus benefiting that despised other branch, the children of the dead man's sister. The young man In meditation before the fire was a member of that "other branch." How they would rave, those pre cious cousins of his, when they learn ed that he, Richard Blake, was sole heir and legatee. Well, it would serve them right; they were too grasping. And yet, were they not excusable? They all had large fam ilies and seemed very much In need. He remembered that Cousin John's wife had on very shabby gloves, and her gown waa much worn and fad ed. Then he fell to thinking of him self; of how much he would enjoy the old place; of how he would enjoy taking up the life of country squire where Uncle Jacob had laid It down. And Amy would help him to enjoy it. Amy, with her soft, dark eyes and gentle manner, would make an Ideal wife for a squire. And those others would go on needing, more and more, probably as the years rolled on. Amy would always feel sorry for that; he knew she would. Oh, If I'ncle Jacob only had died intes tate If he only had! He Bat upright in his chair with a start; the thought was as sudden as It waa quixotic. "Jove!" he whispered, "why not?" With an equal share of the estate and his own earnings as a success ful architect, he need not fear for Amy and himself. They would have enough; oh, quite enough. The law yer who drew up the will was dead; the witnesses were scattered and would probably never know. "Why not?" he whispered again. He cast a hurried look about the room, then drew the will from hit pocket. He spread It open and look- ' ed once more upon his right, then j laid It on the fire. The flame flared . up and lit the room with lubrtlllan- ' cy. The portiere clicked and the man turned to meet Amy's wonder laden eyes. Their glance wandered from his face to the paper on the fire. ;"Last Will and Testament," stared at her in big bold script. Like a stricken thing she turned and fac ed the man. "You have burned your uncle'a will:" she exclaimed, breathlessly. The man nodded his head. There was a moment of Impress ive silence, then the girl Bpoke again. There was no anger in her voice, only a deep, heart-wrung sorrow. "Oh, I am grieved, grieved!" she moaned. "I had thought you so far above such greed. Think! think! Richard, what you have done; robb ed your cousins of their right! Can't you speak?" she Implored. "Can t you say something in exoneration of your action?" A stubborn anger awoke within the man. If Amy chose to think the worst of him well, let It be so. "I have nothing to say," he re plied doggedly. "Nothing to say!" she could not stifle the ecorn that crept into her voice. "Nothing," he repeated. "And I suppose I suppose I need not hope "No," she said wearily, "you need not hope after that." He bowed and left the room. The girl controlled her feelings until she heard the front door close, then kneeling by the chair .where the man had sat, she sobbed out her grief. Presently she raised her head and looked again at the evidence of her lover's crime. A part of the docu ment had been detached by the draupht of the Are and lay at the edge of the grate, the heavy parch ment still glowing like a coal, the writing vividly distinct. She looked at It indifferently at first, then leaned forward eagerly. "And, because he has never harassed me, nor sought to advise or Influence me In any way I . do hereby bequeath all my pro perty to my beloved nephew, Rich ard Blake." she read, ere the ember shrivelled. "Oh, I'm afraid " she walled, then rushed to the front door and threw It open. "Richard! Richard!" she called, and an owl In the dead pine by the barn answered. "Richard!" she called again, and out from thb shadows came Richard and folded her In his arms. "You know. Amy, you know?" he whispered. "Yes," she answered, looking up at him, her face radiant, "I read it In the fire." The man laughed happily. "Do you know," he confesfert, "I couldn't bear your scorn. I was com ing back to tell you just you. The others need never know." Krver Sores. Fever sores and old chronic sores should not be healed entirely, but should be kept In healthy condition. This can be done by applying Chamberlain's Salve, This salve has no superior for this purpose. It is also most exnellxnt foi chopped hands, norn nipples, burns and dines of the skin. For sale by Dunn A Fulton. Pineules for the Kidneys are little goldnn (lobules which set directly on the kidiitiys. A trial will convince you of quick results for Backache, Rheumatism, Lumbago and tired wnrnout feeling, 30 days' trial f 1.00. They purify the blood. Sold by J. K. Morgan. Spider Cures. In China spiders me highly esteemed In the treatment of croup. You get from nu old wall the webs of seven black spiders two of which must havt the owners sit ting in the middle and pound them up In n mortar with a lit tle powdered alum. The resulting mixture must then be net on fire, aud the ashes, when squirted into tli throat of the patient by means of a bamboo tube, are said to effect a cer tain and immediate cure. Black spiders are evidently full ol medicinal virtue, for they are largelj employed In the treatment of ague ni well. In Somersetshire, If one Is af flicted with the unpleasant ailment the way to get well Is to shut up a large black spider In a box and leavi It there 1111 It (Ilea. At the moment f Its disease the ague should disap pear. In Sussex the treatment Is mor heroic; the pntlcnt must swallow th spider. Perhaps, after all, this remedy niaj not be so disagreeable us It appears for a German lady who was In the habit of picking out spiders from tbeli webs ns she walked through the woods and eating them after first depriving them of their legs declared that they were very nice Indeed and tasted Hk nuts. London Chronicle. Asked Too Much. In It. V. Johnson's book, "From To kin to Mnmlalay," the author tells the story of a poor Chinese scholar noted for his piety, who heard the voice of an Invisible being who spoke to him thus: "Your piety has found favor In the sight of heaven. Ask now foi what you most long to possess, for 1 am the messenger of the gods, and they have sworn to graut your heart's desire." "I ask," said the poor scholar, "for the coarsest clothes aud food, Just enough for uiy dally wants, aud I beg that I may have freedom to wander at my will over mountain and fell and woodland stream, free from nil world ly cares, till my life's end. That Is all I ask." Hardly had he spoken than the sky seemed to be filled with the laughter of myriads of unearthly voices. "All you ask," cried the mes senger of the gods. "Know you net that what you demanded is the high est happiness of the beings that dwell lu heaven? Ask for wealth or rank or what earthly happiness you will, but not for you are the holiest Joys of the gods." Tha Ungrateful Cuckoo. To hear the cuckoo's cheery note you might think he had the clearest con science In the world. He can have nei ther memory nor moral sense or he would not carry It off so gayly. We say nothing of the "raptores," who nre a race apart, but the most disreputable of birds, as a rule, are guilty of noth ing worse than peccadillos. The jnck daw will steal for the mere fun of tht thing, for he can make no possible use of plate or jewelry, and sometimes un der temptation may make a snatch at a pheasant chick. Sparrows are, of course, notorious thieves, but they rank no higher lu crime than the sneaking pickpockets. But the cuckoo, so tr speak, Is a murderer from his cradle. He violates the sanctity of n hospitable hearth. Ills first victims are his own foster brothers, nnd before he tries his wings on the first flight he Is Imbrued In fraternal blood, like any Amurath or Bazaiet. London Saturday Review. Stop Look Listen Stop spending all your earnings, leaving nothing for reserve. Look at the satisfaction which comes from the knowledge that you have money in the bank. Listen to our invitation to start a savings account with just one dollar. We Pay 4 Capital and Surplus $680,000.00 Total Assets, over $3,000,000.00 (Totntraiuj tO YI4RS' IXPMKNOI. OurCHARGIS AM THI LOWEST. Sond mudel, photo or skutch (or eipurt neiurh nd trve tvport on patentability. INFSINOIMINT milU conducted betore all conrta Intent, obtained thronirh u. ADV1W TISIO and SOLD, freo. TRAOI-MASKt, PIN. IONS and COPYRIGHT quick lr obtained. Opposite U. Patent Office, PINEULES for the Kidneys 30 DAYS TRIAL FOR $t.OO. FRAN IV L I N . PA. msmwm Embroidery Sale. We'll not say a great ileal about this sale; prefer, rath'r, to let you judge of its merits by the character of the merchandise and the prices. It's to he a big sale upward of 4,000 yards of Embroidery, Edges sod Flouncings. The quality is exceptionally Goe and the work is far superior to any we have ever (old at the prices. The lots are especially pre pared "on the other side" and the fact that last season was the very worst embroidery season in a quarter of a century had a great deal to do with the prices on these lots offered now. We submit the facts for your consideration. 3,000 yards Swiss and (Jimbrin E tgee, Inserious aud Flouno ing. Values 12 jo, 15o, 18o, 20o, 25o, 35c and 40u. Sales prices 8o, 10c, 12-o and 15c. Edges 4 inch to 21-inch including Allovers and Cornet Cover Emhroidery. 1,000 yards 27-inch Swiss Flouncings. Value 7oo, 85c, SI and $1.25 yard. Sale price 50o yard. WILLIAM B. JAMES. L lly 65c- COLUMBIA DOUBLE-DISC RECORDS A different selection on each side They fit any machine That tells the whole story except that at 65 cents for the Columbia Double-Disc you get a better record, on each side, than you ever bought be fore at $1.20 for the same two selec tions. Get a catalog! BOVARD'S PHARMACY TIONESTA, PA. Bargain Sales In Japan. Even in placid Japan they have bar !nln sales, but they conduct them on very itilTeivnt lu'luclples from the scriininasies wo have over here. An nmiisini.' American woman has embod ied her experiences of. triirellni; alone in Japan in a most euttTtnluiiig vol ume Just published, whence liuiy be gathered a description of a sale at the greatest trading house in Japan, The goods are not (lung about. They are shown to advantage lu locked cases, and the heads of (leparlmeuts keep the keys. Reninants, however, are laid on units, nnd, though there is keen anxiety to secure bargains, per fect order and quiet prevail. Unities toddle about -iptlte comforta bly, others sleep on their mothers' hacks. However orderly ami quiet though tlie Japanese bargain sale tuny be, it Is not free from the shoplifter, and it Is Interesting to hear that the detective Is ns necessary lu the flowery land as in Knglaud. The kimono sleeve Is a useful receptacle for unconsidered trltles. London Ladles' I'iclorial. Expected Soma Cussing. A West l'hlludelphia husband had just comfortably seated himself foi his after dinner cigar the other even lng when his good wife arose and took the parrot from the room. This done she picked up a couple of envelope! anil approached the old man, all ol which occasioned that gent consider able surprise. "Mary," said he, "what In the world did you tuke that parrot out of the room for?" "I was afraid that you might set him a bud example," answered wlfey. 'What do you mean';" demanded the wondering husband. "I mean," answered wlfey, handing father the envelope, "that I have Jusl received my dressmaking aud milliner; ltUls."-rhlladclphla Telegraph. OIL CITY, PA. I TTtWWWt Dress Footwear We are showing all the new crea tions in Fall Dress Footwear. Many choice models uot to be found ia every shoe store or in any other shoe store hereabouts. FOIt MES. Patent liutton and Lace Dress Shoes, with dull kid or cloth top on handsome lasts. Patent Kid Oxford Ties the new Dress Pump, with ribboo tie on vamp a swell creation. $4, $5 aud 86 FOIl WOMlttf. Hands-rue Patent Kid Dies" Ox fords and Ribbon Ties, dtinty Slip pera io patent kid and glaze kid blue, piuk, white and bronze colors hand turned soles Cuban or French heels. 82 50, 63, S3 50, 84 For choice footwear for any par ticular purp-se we're at your service with the best maker's best. JOE LEVI, Cor. Center, Seneca and Syca more Streets, OIIj city, PA. Klectrio Oil. Guarsnted for KheumntWm, Sprsins, Sore Knot. 1'rtinn. iVe. At sll iloalera Chamberlain's Cough Remedy Cures Colds, Croup sod Whoopinc Cough.