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VOTE—AII imlvon 1.- •r-miine to make
sin tticir • - >. i.!*J notify us ol
heir Intention «'•» thitn Mon
tav morn ins.
Ex'rs Notice, estate of Henry Heller.
Notice of Application for Charter.
Miller's shoes.
Campbell's furniture.
Modern Store's millinery sale.
Brown & Cos furniture.
VVi-k's hats
Kirkpatrick's Jewelry.
«»*ors ;in<i F!xerutor> of estate
:in secure their receipt books at ibe
«E.N office. UIKJ peruou■. nmkin*: uuMic saios
tn 'ir note books.
—Show day, to-morrow.
—The new School Board meets for or
ganiz stion next Monday evening.
—The Butler Connty National Bank
paople expect to move. Saturday.
—The potato-bug crop is going to be
a dandy - a regular record breaker.
Will Foster has completed the
plans for the R tlsson blo>-k on Jefferson
—Butler is to have another Trust
Company. See notice in anothet* col
■f» miine to make
i.!'! notify us ol
i'-» »hio Mnn-
—lf the law allows of it. a Building
Inspector should be appoined for the
—The elactrio he td-lights on the B.
R. & P. through trains are something
—W. H. Goe'uring intends starting a
wholesale grocery and produce store on
N. M.-iin St.
—Another examination for Rural
Route Carriers will be held in Bntler,
»-Our barber shops will remain open
till 11 o'clock tonight, and will be closed
—Any farmer wishing a choice collec
tion of dogs, should inquire of his
friends id Bntler.
—The Lyndora Land Improvement
Co.. capital $1,00), received » charter
at Harrisburg, Monday.
—Tax Collector Maxwell's desk was
brokoa opan, yesterday noon and a
small amount of cash taken from it.
—The frosts in the early part of the
m jnth almost ruined the peach, apple
a>:il cherry crops in some localities.
—L C. Wick is building five houses
011 West St., three on Eyth St.. six on
Merger street and two on Ziegler Ave-
Nearly one-half of the applicants
for certificates as druggists, at the late
examinations in Pittsburg and Harris
bnrg, failed.
—The grinding department of the
Plate Glass Works resumed work,
Tuesday morning, and the strike there
seems to be over.
—The business men of Butler will
meet in Boos' Hall next Friday evening,
to further consider the organization of
a Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
—A "big copperhead" attacked C. C.
Cochran of the pipe line office in But
ler, last Thursday, while walking
through the woods near Callery.
—Five members of the directorate of
the Steel Car Co. were in town, Friday,
and located the Wheel Works in Duffy's
field, just north of the Car Works.
—Orer ">OO men are now at work at
the car works and more are going on
every day. Nearly every resident of
the Island who haaia room to spare is
keeping boarder".
—o:i Friday last H. W. Klein for the
Butler Brewing Co. purchased two
acres of the J. H. Negley field, across
the creek from Walter's mill, on an
option held by J. F. Anderson.
—"The Butler Chemical Works" is a
new firm in Butler, at present located
in the basement of the Berg Bank build
ing, and doing a good business. They
make several excellent toilet prepara
tions. aud are building np a fine trade.
—Four masked men entered the home
of Jacob Piatt, three miles south of
Freßport, Sunday night and, after in
timidating Piatt and his wife with re
volvers, tortured the latter by applying
hot irons to her feet, compelling her to
reveal the hidiog place of SIOO. The
men have not been captured.
—A brick works with a capacity of
40,000 brick a day is being established
on the ground between the Kulp road
and P. & W. tracks, recently sold by J.
Q. A. Kennedy to Wm. Campbell, Jr.
Machinery is already on the ground.
Badger & Shull and Ralph Reed are
putting in the plant which will cost
—The annual memprial sermon to the
Grand Army of the Republic was
preached Sunday evening by Rev. T. S-
Barlow in the Episcopal church. A. G.
Reed Post and Co. L were in attend
ance. The church was very prettily
decosated with flowers, leaves and the
national colors. Rev. Barlow's sermon
was exceptionally appropriate.
—boys went into partnership last
suromf* in the lemonade business.
They had some lemons and some sugar
and some water in a crock. Their
mothers provided the lemons and the
BUgar. It was agreed that they should
divide the profits, which meant all the
money they took in. It is ocfnally a
fa- t that ODe of the boys had swallowed
all his profits before the afternoon ar
rived, and the other was a bloated
capitalist, but very thirsty. There isn't
any moral to this story.
—The applicants for license this year
are: Hotel, J. A. Klein. C. H. & H. B.
Kemp. H. Leibold, Dan McCrea, G. C.
Haworth, S. Nixon, Benj. R. Cooper,
hotel on Fair Ground Road. Butler; C.
H. Gies for Hartung property on Pearce
Road, Butler twp.; A. Hoch, B. J. For
qner and W. E. Labkey, Chicora; O. M.
Raabe and J. & H Kohnfelder, Saxon
bnrg; C. 11. Miller and Wm. Wahl of
Evans City; J. C. Martin, Mars; Ralph
Gresc, Petrolia; S. M. Beam and L. N.
Ziegler, Harmony; 11. W. Stokey and
F. W. Lnek, Zelit-nople. Wholesale,
M W. Mays. P. V. Davis and F. H.
Goettler, Butler Distiller, P. C. Fred
erick, Zelienople; Breweries, Butler
Brewing Co
- Tbe following graduates of the
Butler Business College have recently
accepted positions as follows: Miss
Grace Wick, stenographer, Standard
Steel C »r Co,. Butler.
To patrons on Rural Free Delivery that
the Bond Steel Post Co. of Adrian Mich,
has in the county their Government ap
proved rural mail box, made of Bessem
er *tc»'l plate 16 gage, weighs 14 lbs.,
is the most durable and convenient lx>x
iu ide with Ma«ter Keyed locks. Agents
w mted. Call on or address
J. W. Kanode, Butler Pa.
General Agent.
Hotel Butler, Headquarters.
Mr. Fisk and wife of Mars visited
friends in Bntler. yesterday.
Conrad Sell, wife and eon did some
shopping in Butler, yesterday.
Verne Shaffer of Allegheny spent Sun
day among his many Butler friends.
B. W. Garvin and O. P Graham of
Cranberry township attended to some
business in Butler, Monday.
G. A. Brandburg, J.W. Brandon J.
O. Campbell and E. C. Cleeland of
Bntler will graduate from W & J, Jnne
Porter Wilson was made seriously ill
by running to catch a train at Watters
station, and was taken to the Hospital
at Pittsburg, yesterday.
James M. Galbreath and J. D. Mc
Junkin and their wives and C. G.
Christie attended the funeral of Dr.
Kerr at Harrisville, Mcnday.
J. B Murphy now has a room in the
Campbell Pharmacy building, where he
is ready to make plans and take con
tracts for all kinds ot buildings.
Thomas A Hay of Ivywood, John
Burris of Whitestown, Mr. and Mrs
Simon Croft of Lancaster twp. and
Robert Craner of Penn twp. were
among our callers last week.
Chas. F. Heller of Limestone, N. Y.
and C. H. Heller of Sistersville. W. Va.
sons of Henry Heller, deed, late of
Washington twp. attended to some
legal business in Butler, Tuesday.
Prof. E. Otto Davis, our well known
musician, and James Chadwick of Bos
ton have been commissioned to write
the grand march and chornses for the
opening of the World's Fair in St.
Louis in 1904.
Albert Cnrry lost a pocket-book,
Tuesdav afternoon, between Myers
store on Jefferson St. and Penn St. It
contained two and a qnarter dollars in
paper and silver. The finder is request
ed to leave it at Myer's store.
John Black of Allegheny twp. came
up our stairway, Tuesday in safety.
We had some doubts as toonr stairway,
John Robinson's biggest elephant hav
ing promised ns a visit for to-morrow,
but now—now let him come.
Dr. Kerr and Lemuel McGili lay upon
their death beds in Harrisville at the
same time. When Dr Kerr learned
thi>t McGili was dyinir he said that he
would like to send him a message, but
he took worse and when he rallied Mc- <
Gill was dead—and strange to say one ,
of MoGill's last requests was to see Dr. ,
Kerr. j
C. N. Boyd and wife left Butler, Jan.
25th last and returned last Sunday,
May 25th. They were gone 122 days
and in that time traveled 14.000 miles,
mostly over the "briny deep" and saw
all there was to see on their route.
During the trip Mr. Bovd took 150
views of places of interest in Europe.
Egypt and Judea, which Mr. Fisher
will finish. He and wife were sea sick
both going and coming.
Alf S. Moore, Esq. of Beaver, who
practiced law in Butler in the early
seventies, and who had an office with
H. H. Goucher, Esq. in the Graham,
now National Bank, building, has been
appointed and confirmed as the U. S
Judge for the 2d district of Alaska, to
take the place of Judge Noyes, who dis
graced himself, and was allowed to re
sign, after being fined. Alf is a good
honest fellow, and he can be relied upon
to redeem the reputation of the U. S.
Conrt in that district
Council Doings.
The Kavanangh plan of lots for the
old Muntz field has been adopted and
Wayne St. is to be opened to Fair
Ground Ave.
The new 15-inch sewer main on E.
Jefferson St. will cost the town $4,153,
and the Locust St. sewer will cost the
property owners $377.
The Mercer, Monroe, Elm, Washing
ton, McKean and Cunningham St. pav
ing will cost the town and property
owners $39,856, and Brady Run brick
will be mostly used.
A Creditable Paper.
Tbis is the second week of the new
afternoon daily published by our es
teemed cotemporaries of the Eagle, and
by general consent it is a very credita
ble paper. Jas. A. McKee is assisting
on the editorial staff.
Letter to a Butler Lawyer.
Butler. Pa.
Dear Sir: It is said of a lawyer some
times that he isn't much of a business
man. Queer, that a man who isn't
himself a businessman makes his fortune
by helpiug busiuessmen out of their
difficulties and keeping them out!
You are going to paint your house—
and paint of coarse is out of your line.
Whose advice are you going to take
about paint V
Devoe lead and zinc is about the same
as lead and oil in other respects, lasts
twice as long, holds colors better, and
costs no moje, rather less; and our
agent who sells it, takes whatever risk
there is of customers dissatisfaction
with it.
We rather think you are a business
Yours truly,
81 F. W. Devoe & Co.
P. S.—Patterson Bros sell our paint :
in Butler.
Dinner for 200.
The proprietor of the B. R. & P. Cafe,
Stein Building, South Main street, will
have dinner ready for two-hundred
people, tomorrow, and this will be his
Bill of Fare: Dinner—Soups—Bean,
Noodle; Roasts—Beef, Pork with Apple
Sauce. Stewed Veal with Dumplings.
Baked Fish; Side Dishes—Mashed Pota
toes, Green Corn, Stewed Tomatoes,
Green Peas, Cold Slaw: Puddings-
Apple Cobbler,with Cream Sauce. Rice;
Pies—Raisin. Lemon, Pumpkin, Apple;
Tea, Jersey Milk, Coffee. Lunch of all
kinds. Everything new and clean. Seat
ing capacity 200. Remember the place,
next door to Campbell & Templeton's
King Solomon and the Queen of
This wonderful spectacle* has a
breadth of effects which surprises and
delights. Its gorgeous processions and
splendid ballets are incomparable, and
nothing so vast or imposing has ever
been seen in this country before. We
gaze upon the ancient city of Jerusalem
and the Temple of Solomon animated
with life and glowing with color. It is
no mere artificial show, but a vivid and
vast realization of life in the time of
Solomon. The scenes are beguiled by
its reality as well as its surpassing
beauty and the perfection of its details.
In connection with John Robinson's
10 big shows combined, which will ex
hibit in Butler, Friday May 30, after
noon and evening.
Pennsylvania Railroad Reduced
Kates to Minneapolis.
On account of the National Meeting,
Fraternal Order of Eagles, at Minneap
olis . June 3 to 8, the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company will sell excursion
tickets from all stations on its lines to
Minneapolis or St. Paul. May 31 to
June 2, good to return not' earlier than
June 3, and not later than June 0. at
greatly reduced rates. These tickets
will be good for return passage only
when executed by Joint Agent at St.
Paul or Minneapolis and payment of 25
cents made for this service. By de
positing ticket with Joint Agent not
earlier than June 3 not later than June
9. and payment of 50 cents at time of
deposit, an extension of return limit
may be obtained to leave St. Paul or
Minneapolis not later than July 7.
Reduced Jtatcs to Gettysburg.
For the benefit of those desiring to
j attend the annual Encampment of the
Grand Army of the Republic, Depart
ment of Pennsylvania, at Gettysburg,
June 4 to 5. the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company will sell excursion tickets to
Gettysburg from all stations on its line
in the State of Pennsylvania, on May 31
June 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, good to return
until June 7, inclusive, at rate of a
single fare for the round trip. For
specific rates, apply to local ticket
Single and Double Ovens at
\ Jimmy Cannon, the old pumper and
t fiddler, who was robbed of his violin
t and money, was held in jail ten days as
a witness in the case and Tnesday
I Elmer Gold and Perry McCnrdy. the
j young men accnsed of the crime were
' acquitted, although they acknowledged
II being with Cannon, and discharged.
The man who was robbed spent as much
' time in jail as the accnsed.
William Kelly of Coaltown was found
not guilty of a charge of f&:b. made
against him by a neighbor girl.
Henry and Daniel Hare of the South
Side were convicted Tnesdav of larceny
of brass fittings from the Palm Gas
Engine Co. They are father and son, j
and the younger man spent two years j
with the volunteers in the Philippines
He was once charged with a similar of
fence at Emlrnton.
The case of Com. vs C. H Bowser
was continued on account of the absence
of a witness.
Saturday the surety of the peace case
of Com. vs Janus O.Donnell, in which
W. C. Fiedler, Etq , was prosecutor
was heard, after hearing the evidence
the Court dismissed the case placed the
costs on Mr Fmdley and seized the
occasion to publicly rei riinand hiui.
James Clinton has plead guilty to a&b
and surety of the peace.
The false pretense case against Fred.
Peitler of Harmony was settled.
The case of Com. vs D. Baldasher.
selling liquor without license, was
Friday Sheriff Hoon sold 120 acres of
A. A Gold in Buffalo twp. to H. N.
Stepp, a creditor, for SIOO
House and lot of Milton McDonald in
Valencia to Archie McDonald for #261.
100 acres of A. G. Frederick in Sum
mit twp to Andrew Yost for $3260.
The writs against O. F Keister. who
has gone into bankruptcy and G. M.
Hughes, were returned. Only seven
properties were advertised for sale, and
but three were sold.
The independent oil refineries won
first blood in their litigation with the
railroads over alleged discrimination in '
favor of the Standard Oil Company and
violation of the inter-Mate commerce
act. A jury in the United States Circuit
Court in Pittsburg, last Friday, award
ed the Penn Refining Company Limited, ,
#12,7 06, the full amount of its alleged
losses by reason of the discrimination !
from the time it was commenced, Sep
tember 3, 1888, until May 15, 1894, and !
interest to date.
In the twenty-six cases of naturaliza
tion of foreigners last week the Court's
rule requiring publication and adver
tisement in a county paper was suspend
ed to save expenses. The other costs in
the cases, amounting to $7.50 in each,
were all taxed and entered in the proper
docket but there is no record whatever
of their payment. The Judge's sons
were attorneys in seven of the cases.
William Tucker was appointed High
Constable of Mars.
Thomas E Cook was appointed Su
pervisor of Washington twp.
For the first time in its history the
United States District Court will hold a
special term cn June 17 to try thre« de
fendants. Forty petit jurors and 23
grand jurors will have to be empaneled
at $2 per day each. It illustrates to
what expense the Government will go
to try offenders. The defendants are
Charles W. Tammany, Joseph Rubinski
and Joseph Green, who are charged
with nsing the mails for fraudulent
purposes. They were arrested at
Wilkesbarre on May 16 It is alleged
that merchantb throughout the State
sent them goods on mail orders through
their misrepresenting their financial
standing. It is understood that the
charge would be barred by the statute
of limitations if the cases were allowed
to go over until the regular session in
The will of Henry Heller of Washing
ton twp. has been probated and letters
granted to Chas. F. H6ller: also the will
of Perigino A. Lingi of Slipperyrock
W A Glasgow to Harry Cooper, lots
in Valencia for S3OO.
John Kelly to Thos S Kelly lot in
Bruin for $l5O.
ATtmie C Sanbach to Jane S Zentz lot
on North St., Butler for SIOOO.
John A Dodds to E I Dodds property
in Connoqnenessing twp. for $2500.
Ira McJnnkin to Casper I Ritzert lot
on Second 3t, Butler for SIBOO.
Daniel R Davis to Harry L Johnston
property in Mercer twp. for SSOO.
Caroline Robb to Henry Rsiger 47
acres in Winfield for sl.
J Q A Kennedy to Wm Campbell, Jr.,
6 acres in Butler for $6001).
Wm Campbell. Jr., to J F Anderson
same for sl.
John F Anderson to Ralph C Reed,
Badger & Schnll 6 acres, Kennedy tract,
in Bntler for SBSOO.
Harry Cooper to Win A Glasgow lot
in Valencia for S3OO.
W A Glasgow to Margaret P Glasgow
lot in Valencia for S3OO.
Sarah J Crow to Blanch M Norton lot
in Mars for SBOO.
W S Pebles to A L Oesterling lot on
West St., Butler for $750.
Jos Criswell, guardian, to same, same
for $750.
Geo H Harley to Samuel & Frank
Schaffner lot on W. North St., Butler
for $2700.
F B Thompson to J C Vogns 2 acres
at Pump, Slipperyrock twp. for $250.
Lawrence Selig to Hugh P McCor-1
misk lot in Butler for S4OO.
J N Kirker to Jonathan Price lot in
Lancaster twp. for S2OO.
Marion R Hay to William Humphrey
lot in Portersville for $250.
Margaret M Wilson to Sarah C Tay
lor lot in Slipperyrock twp for $(500.
Plummer Miffiin to Mina R Hart lot
in Washington twp. tor $llOO.
Daniel Markel to A J Smathers lot in
Evans City for $2400.
Amelia J Gruver to John C Graham
lot on Quarry St., Butler, for SI2OO.
Same to P B & L E R R lot for sl.
T G Lyon to Camden McKee lot on
Fairview Ave. Butler, for SI4OO.
A G Morris to Alex M Wier 65 acres
in Buffalo for SIOOO.
Eleanor Conlter to John W Coulter
lot on W. Pearl St. Butler, for $212.50
A H Morse to M Ross property in
Buffalo for sl.
Marriage Licenses.
J. H. Wingard Vandergrift, Pa
Grace Rearick Blancoe, Pa
Geo. Leonard Smith Bntler
Lena Neff North Oakland
Rev. W. S. Smith....Stanford, Ontario
Eva Wick Mercer twp
Albert L. Vinroe Penn twp
Clara L. Winters "
William Camp Conneant, O
Mrs. Martha Moore Harrisville
As Pittsburg—Arthur E. White and
Susie MeGormley of Butler county.
At New Castle, Edward Christley of
Slipperyrock and Viola M. Coates of
Ell wood.
At Cumberland—Frank Weigand and
Augusta Krag of Butler.
lteduced Kates to Portland.
On account of the National Conven
tion. Travelers' Protective Association
of America, June 3 to 7, and the
Supreme Lodge, Ancient Order United
Workmen. June 10 to 20, at Portland,
Ore., the Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany will sell excursion tickets to
Portland from all stations on its lines,
from May to June 7, inclusive, at great
ly reduced rates. These tickets will be
good for return passage within sixty
days from date of sale when executed
by Joint Agent at Portland and payment
of fifty cents made for this service.
Apply to Ticket Agents.
I>eeoration Day Excursions
On May 29 and 30 the P & W Ry. Co.
will sell excursion tickets between all
stations at the regular fare one way,
for round trip, good for return until
May 31st, 1902.
Use lona Patent Flour.
The best Bread and Pastry flonr in
the market, i bbl. sack, SI.OO. i bbl.
sack, 50c. Every sack guaranteed.
Ten tons of hay. a calf and some pigs,
burned with Geo. Maizland's barn, in
Clinton township, a few days ago.
Brakeman Frantz of the West Penu
was squeezed between a car and a pile of
stone, at Dilks station, last Wednesday.
During the storm of last Thursday
evening, a large, three story building
intended for hotel, and being erected by
Adam Haffner on the Fair Ground cr
Car Works road, was blown down, and
made a total wreck—a loss to Adam of
about $3,000. As the storm neared But
| ler, several parties started home,driving
fast, and there *ere some collisions, but
I nodody was hurt, though one horse was
1 nearly killed. The same storm wrecked
, John Robinson's show at Ridgway, but
i the show will probably be here, to
| morrow, with a new tent.
| Benj. Brewster of Centre township fell
from a barn, last Thursday, and broke
! his ankle.
Mrs. Daniel Kaylorof Fairview town
! ship, east of Petrolia attempted to
j hurry a fire, last Thursday evening, by
pouring oil on it from a can. An ex
plosion followed and Mrs. K. was so
badly burned that death followed. Her
little boy. the only spectator of the
tragedy, was found on the road, a mile
from the house, lookit.g for his grand
pa. When the men who found hiui,
reached the house, the oak floor of the
kitchen was slowly burning, and Mrs.
K. was lying on the ground near the
kitchen door burntd almost beyond
recognition. She was 27 years of age
Some bojs in Butler township put
pebbles in another boy's ear, List
Thursday, and the boy was taken to the
hospital, when the doctors got them out
through a eut made back of the ear.
Clinton B. Conway of Butler town
ship fell from an ice house, last Satnr
day evening, and broke a leg. near the
A man named Bennett attempted
suicide by hanging in the lookup, last
Saturday night, but was cut down be
fore life was extinct.
While Prof. E. O. Davis was assisting
at unloading piano in front of the Park
Theatre, Saturday, the heavy instrument
was jolted and fell upon him. breaking
his right arm at the elbow and dislocat
ing his shoulder. The accident will lay
him up for some weeks. His coat was
left in the carriage on which he was
taken home, and when recovered his
pocket-book and $35.00 were missing.
Milton H. Thomas,a brotherof Geo. E.
Thomas, lately a candidate for Register
& Recorder, and a son of Peter E.
Thomas of Connoquenessing, was in
stantly killed in Pittsburg, last Sunday
evening. He was acting as conductor
of a street car at the time, something
went wrong, and he looked out to see
about it, when a car passing in the op
posite direction struck his head, and
fractured his skull, and he dropped to
the floor of the car dead. He was 27
years of age, was married and had one
child. Be was a respected young man,
and his untimely death is greatly re
His body was taken to his old home
in Connoquenessing twp., and buried at
White church, yesterday.
fid ward McKnight of Butler was shot
through the lungs in a saloon at Cam
eron W. Va.. Tuesday afternoon, and
was reported as dying.
Chas Leasure, the man who shot him
claims they were scuffling and the re
volver in his pocket accidentally ex
ploded. McKnight says he started to
get a book while in Leasnre's saloon and
Leasure pulled the revolver and shot.
The men had trouble the evening uefore
settling a bar bill. Leasure went to
Cameron last winter from Mannington.
Engineer James Crouch of the West
Penn R. R., and fireman J. E. James
were killed by an accident near Blairs
ville, Tuesday.
Miss Minnie, daughter of William
Christie of the Wick House, was made
seriously ill by taking "headache
powders", Monday night.
While Jos. Stevenson, a son of
Lewis S. of Renfrew, was helping to
grade the foundation for a new steel
mill at West Elizabeth, on Sunday even
ing. the 18th, a large mass of earth and
rock fell upon him, killing him instant
ly. His body was brought to Renfrew,
and interred in Brownsdale IT- P. ceme
tery. He was 25 years of age.
Farmer's Institutes.
The County Board of Farmers' In
stitute Managers, will meet at the
County Commissioners' office on the
second Tuesday of June, to arrange for
the place where institutes are to be
beld this season. All of our people
who desire Institutes ought to attend
this meeting and present their claims.
This Board is composed of the local
members of the State Board of Agricul
ture, and one representative from each
County Agricultural Society; the
Pomona Grange and County Alliance.
If you find that yqu cannot attend this
meeting, address a letter with your re
quest to Chairman of Board of Institute
Managers, care of County Commission
Grand Opera House, Pittsburg.
Lady Godiva—Next Week.
The most important event of the
entire season at the Grand, if, indeed,
it is not the greatest event in the history
of the Grand as a stock theatre, will
take place next Monday, June 2nd,
when the long looked for debnt of Miss
Sarah Truax as a star will become a
reality. The popular leading lady of
Manager Davis' clever company of
players has decided to follow in the
footsteps of Miss Henrietta Crosman,
her predecessor at the Grand.
All kinds of flowering and vegetable
plants for at G. H. WALTER'S,
416 Mifflin St.
Reduced Rates to San Francisco
and Los Angeles.
On account of the Imperial Council,
Nobles of Mystic Shrine, at San Fran
cisco, Cal.. June 10 to 14, 1902, the
Pennsylvania Pailroad Company will
sell excursion tickets to San Francisco
or Los Angeles from all stations on its
lines, from May 26 to June 7, inclusive,
greatly reduced rates. These tickets
will lie good for return passage within
sixty days from date of sale when ex
ecuted by Joint Agent at Los Angeles
or San Francisco and payment of tifty
cents made for this service. For specific
rates apply to Ticket Agents.
Art in Wall Paper.
Where all the colors come from, and
where all the patterns come from are
only known to those who make them or
put them together, but it is a fact that
the wall paper patterns of today are
works of art that excite both adrnira
tion and wonder.
Alfred Peats & Co. is the largest wall
paper firm in the United States—Q.
Moser of the B. R. & P. Cafe, Stein
building, S. Main St., is their agent for
Butler -and an inspection of his sample
books will astonish yon, both as regards
patterns and prices.
The prices range from 5 to 50 cents a
bolt of 8 yards for both paper and
border, and the books can be seen at all
times at the Cafe—34l S. Main St.
lias Fixtures,
We have them; 50 different styles.
They are in the latest finishes, made to
match the hardware of yonr house.
Same location as last season. Owing
to other business engagements will only
buy during the months of May, June,
July and August, and only in forenoons
of each day.
at Graham's Grocery, Bntler, Pa.
WANTED—One good energitic
man to take hold of an Established
Tea Route, and represent the Grand
Union Tea Co., in Butler and vicinity
A No. 1 opening for right party. Small
bond required. Call or address.
New Castle. Pa.
Yon can find the latest and newest
line of millinery at Pape's New Store.
The Commencement.
The tremendous interest and pride
that the people of Batler have in their
Pnblic Schools was demonstrated by the
crowd that went to the Park Theatre,
Sunday evening, (bat half of whom
could find seats) to see the graduating
I classes and hear the baccalaureate
Tuesday night the Theatre was well
i filled for "the class night exercises. The
| salutatory was delivered by Albert H.
; Keck, president and second-honor man.
The principal feature of the program
I was a short drama entitled "A Case of
j Suspension" in which members of the
! Class were the dramatis personae.
j \t the Commencement Wednesday
| evening, after an overture by Ziegler's
orchestra. Rev. Nicholas offered prayer
The class sang theif class ode. Mem
bers of the class followed with theses
on American history, based on the
historical works of Fiskeand Roosevelt.
First honors were shared evenly be
tween Ethel Brandon and Dora Gra
ham the latter of whom delivered the
W. Z. Murrin presented the diplomas.
The Grammar School Commencement
will be held this evening.
High School farewell Friday morning
and picnic for everybody Saturday.
The Market—Both agencies are pay
ing |1.20.
Fairview —Caldwell & CV have
drilled their No. 2 on the Elmer lieep
farm into the boulder, and have a 10
barrel well. The'South Penn's No. Son
the Mnrtland farm is good for 15 barrels
a day in the Speechly saud. T. W.
Phillip's No. lon the L. W. Barnhart
farm is showing for a light well.
Clinton—The American Gas Co. of
Pirtsburg have a good gasser on the F
D. Ekas farm
Winfield—Phillips is drilling for gas
on the John Bicker.
Memorial I>ay Evereises.
Immediately after the arrival of the
parade at the North cemetery the ex
ercises will be as follows: Decoration
of graves by A. G. Reed Post, No. 105,
G. A. R.: "Coronation Hymn." Rev. T.
B. Barlow and choir: Prayer, by Rev.
T. B. Barlow: Address, by Post Com
mander; Reading of Lincoln's Gettys
burg address, by Post Adjutant: Plac
ing of flowers, by C. E. Anderson and
I. J. McCandless: Saluting the dead.
Co. L, 16th Reg't.. N. G.. Pa ; Mem or
ial address. Rev. J. A. McCamey; "My
Country Tis of Thee." Rev. Barlow and
choir; Benediction. Rev. P. C. Prugh.
John Robinson's Consolidated
Greatest Shows.
John F. Robinson, proprietor of the
great shows which is to exhibit at
Butler, Friday May 30.
In speaking of his many experiences
in his 40 years as a circus manager, re
lated to the editor the other da}-, the
following story:
"My brother Gil said he spent a
portion of last year in Africa and while
there he bought a * number of animals
for the show.
We agreed before he left this country
to use a certain cypher code should
we desire to communicate with one
another and we each had a copy of the
Code. Well, after Gil hail been gone
about a month and I had forgotten all
about him I received a cablegram from
him which read, "Send me two musi
cians." What in the duce does Gil
want with 'musicians' thought I. Per
haps be is figuring on starting a show
for the natives of Africa, but after
awhile I thought of our agreement with
reference to cypher codes, and on re
ferring to the copy I had at home I
found, a 'musician' was one thousand
dollars, and Gil wanted two. Well 1
just sent him the following cablegram.
"No musicians on hand, will a bass
drummer do." "But" he added, "Be
fore the sun set beneath the Western
horizon that day, 'Gil' who was thous
ands of miles from an acquaintance or a
friend, got the two "Musicians."
Teachers' Examinations.
The regular teachers' examinations
for Butler county will be held this year
as follows:
Chicora, May 23.
Saxonburg. May 24
Evans City, May 27.
Portersville, May 28.
Prospect, May 29.
Sunbury, June 3,
Slipperyrock, June 4.
Eau Claire, June 5.
North Washington, June 6.
Butler, June 21.
The examination tor professional
certificates will be held in Butler, June
13. Those who have taught three or
more years successfully are eligible to
enter this examination.
The last examination for the year will
be held in Butler, August 16.
Do not ask for special examinations.
Those expecting to be examined will
please bring with you pen and ink dud
a stamped envelope containing your
last certificate or grade.
These examinations will begin
promptly at 9 o'clock: applicants be on
time. As the law now requires, all ap
plicants must be examined in civil
government and algebra.
Directors and friends of education, we
will gladly welcome you to any one or
all of these examinations.
Come out. examine our questions, in
spect our work, and thus help us along.
Yours very truly,
Supt. Butler County.
Ask for It!
If you don't see what you want at the
B. R. & P. Cafe ask for it.
They will furnish you with anything
in the market,and cook it nicely for you
on short notice.
The Cafe is open from early in the
morning till late at night.
B. R. & P CAFE,
Stein building. South Main St., Butler.
Suppers furnished for Theatre parties.
Bell Telphone 147.
Wheat, wholesale price 78-80
Rye, " 57
Oats, " 48
Corn, " 68
Ray, " 12 00
Eggs, " 12
Butter, 12-15
Potatoes, ' 100
Onions, per bu 1 50
Beets, per bu 50
Cabbage, per lb , .... 2
Chickens, dressed 14
Parsnips, per bu 50
Turnips. 50
Apples 1-1 50
Celery, doz bunches 25
Honey, per pound 12
In view of the great an d unprecedent
ed success of the Butler Business Col
lege, and in order to further systematize
and facilitate the work of the different
departments, and to provide for the
rapidly increasing attendance. Prof.
Regal has leased the entire third floor
above Newton's music store. This will
increase the capacity of the college one
An archway has been cut which con
nects this with the large study room of
the college. This entire floor will be
used for the shorthand department.
Fall term begins Monday, Sept. 1, 1902.
Send for catalogue and circulars.
A. F. REGAL, Prin
Hot Plates, the kind that last, at
Real Estate Broker.
Parties wishing to purchase or sell
oil properties, farms, city residences or
real estate of any kind, should call upon
Win. Walker,in Ketterer's b'd'g,opposite
P, O. Butler Pa. Peoples Phone No. 519.
"Perfect" Ovens and Good Bakers,
Get them at Whitehill's.
Pennsylvania Railroad Summer
Excursion Tickets.
j On May 1, 1902, the regular Summer
excursion ticketß via all rail routes to
all the principal Summer resorts east of
Pittsburg and Buffalo will be placed on
sale at ticket offices of the Pennsylvania
Railroad Com pan)-.
These tickets will bear the usual
Summer excursion limit of October 31.
i The Pennsylvania Railroad Summer
Excursion Route Book for 1902 will be
issued, as heretofore, on June 1.
The Varner Ca.se.
Last Fridey Dr. Walter McCandless,
Supt. of the Morgue John P. Black
assistant McQueen, and Depnty Coroner
Chas. Bender, accompanied by a dozeu
reporters and a cartoonist went from
Pittsburg to Petrolia to exhume and re
examine the body of Edna Varner or
| Fisher, who was "killed in the house of
. S. S. Eagle at Avalon May 5.
The consent of Mrs. Varner. the
; child's mother, was obtained aud the
] officials and Drs. S. S. Andre and Howe
I of Petrolia. who differed with the Pins
burg doctors as to th" number of bullet
! holes iu the murdered girls body, pro
| ceeded to the Collins cemetery. Here
! the body was lifted by John Bowser.
I Etna's uncle, and Robt. and Geo. Wiles
I a'id carried into the deserted church
I I.inkling. Examination showed the
corpse to be in a fairly good state of
[.reservation. There was no bad odor,
ow ing to the embalming and a patch of
U'ntild about the month and the sinking
away of the eyes were the only marks
of decomposition, although the burial
v as two weeks before.
The examination proved that there
w;is but one bullet hole, that in tlit?
breast directly over the heart. This
wound had turned black. The oth-r
two holes which were natural iu color
were made with a troche while embalm
ing, that in the abdomen by Mr. Mc-
Queen to introduce the embalming
ing fluid into ttie intestines, that in the
right breast to draw off the blood from
the br»ast and lungs.
The dead girl's head was then raised
from the coffin and under her chin aud
under the left ear were deep, blackened
indentures where a human hand had
clutched her throat and choked her. It
has been stated that Mrs. Eagle acknowl
edged she had made these marks a few
days before the murder.
The examination occupied but a few
minutes, but was thorough. All the
physicians were wholly satisfied and
the Pittsburg officials are accumulating
a strong case against Mrs. Eagle. There
was but one bullet wound in Edna j
Varner. There was but one empty :
chamber in Mrs. Eagle's revolver, which ,
had been replaced, after the murder in I
her dresser. She acknowledged having,
an altercation with Edna that morning
One Pittsburg officer stated that it was
believed Mrs. Eagle's own conduct had
not been just what it should have aud
that she shot Edna when the latter
threatened to tell on her if Mrs. Eagle
did not stop her abuse.
Edna Varner was only 12 years old in
The Butler Presbytery met at Zelie
nople, Tuesday, to install Rev. Hugh
Rev. J. C. Nicholas of the Grace
Lutheran church, Butler, and Rev.
Frantz of < "hicora, will exchange pulpits
next Sunday.
Rev. C. F Althouse having returned
from his vacation will fill his appoint
ments on Sunday, May 25, as follows:
Millerstown 11a. in. and 8 p. in., at
Fairview 3 pm.
At the Business Session of the S. S.
convention, last Thursday, officers for
the ensuing year were elected as follows:
President. Kev. W. J Grimes, White
Oak Springs; Vice President, Rev. J.
A. McCainey; Recording Secretary. H.
W. Bame. Harmony; Corresponding
Secretary, Miss Mina Waldronof Evans
City; Treasurer, Robert McMeekiu.
Chicora; Superintendent, Miss Jennie
Ferguson, Mars; Superintendent Nor
mal Work, Rev. G. R. Edmundson,
Slipperyrock: Superintendent Primary
Work, Miss Ethel Kilpatrick, Valencia;
Executive Committee, Wm. Rumberger,
Butler; J. H. Sutton. Butler: W. H.
Painter, Boyer; Jno. Robb, Renfrew.
The executive committee recommend
ed that S4O be paid the state association
to carry on the work and that $25 be
paid the corresponding secretary to re
imburse him for expenses incurred in
connection with the association.
The treasurer reported total receipts
for the year of $157.43 and expenditures
amounting to $10.82, leaving a balance
of $140.61.
At New York last Thursday the Pres
byterian general assembly adopted the
report of the Committee on Revision cf
the Creed after a surprisingly short de
The brevity of the discussion is attrib
uted to the shrewd move of Rev. J. D.
Moffat, president of Washington and
Jefferson college. It was evident that
a caucus had been held and a program
arranged. Several persons attempted to
make a motion at the beginning of the
debate, but Moderator Van Dyke recog
nized Dr. Moffat, who had bis motion
in writing. The Pittsburg delegation
were satisfied with the outcome of the
debate and were a party to the com
promise that the new statement was
not to be sent down to the presbyteries.
House and lot, 30x130, Mifflin street,
Ten roomed bonse, lot 75x170, Mifflin.
Two houses and lot on E. Jefferson.
Double house an.l lot on E. Cunning
House and lot on Coal St., SIOOO.
Small farm with good buildings near
Eeight-roomed house and 110 feet
frontage, Third street, $3900.
Seyen-roomed house and good lot, dry
cemented cellar, Lincoln St., S2OOO.
Lot 60x180, 6-roomed house, South
Washington street, $2400.
Six-roomed house Fairyiew Ave. ex
tension. lot 105x130, drilled well,
orchard, splendid cellar.
Seven-roomed house and good lot,
Centre Ave., every modern convenience.
Lot of 72 feet frontage, and six-room
ed house on Washington St.
Farm of 210 acres, Brady township,
sl7 per acre, coal right reserved.
Farm of 80 acres, 3 miles from rail
road, SI2OO.
E H. Nrgley, Attorney,
Southwest Diamond, Butler, Pa.
Decoration Day.
Excursion tickets will be sold between
all stations on the Bessemer Railroad
May 29 and 30, limited for return May
Agents of the Bessemer & Lake Erie
Railroad will sell excursion tickets be
tween all stations, May 29 and 30, good
returning May 31, at one fare for
the round trip, on account of Deco
ration Day.
Before selecting your Spring hat cal
and see Pape's New Millinery Store,
113 S. Main street.
WANTED-Address of John M. Mc-
Clellan, Wm. Gardner, and Andrew
McCollain, ex-members of the 102 nd
Penn. Vet. Vol. Infty. Information of
interest to said parties or heirs. Ad
dress, R. K. Kelley. 507 Baird Bld'g..
Kansas City, Mo.
One Dollar
Hon't buy much Real Estate,but depo-it
ed witb the Real Estate Tru.it Company,
311 Fourth Ave , Pittsburg, Pa., at 4 per
cent, compound interest ma}' prove the
stepping stone to a big Real Estate deal
iu the future. Write for Booklet "How
to Bank by Mail." Capital and Surplus,
A new and complete line of millinery
at 113 S. Main street.
Insurance and Real Estate.
If you wish to sell or buy property
you will find it to your advantage to see
Wm. H. Miller, Insurance and Real
Estate, next P. 0., Butler, Pa.
Music scholars wantei at 128 We.-t
Wavne Rt
Office —Byers' Building—next to P.
0., Butler Pa.
j IVledicine for
\ AN i ArIALS. >
V We make constant effort f
f to keep our prescription S
t department before you, for l
\ there is no telling what /
/ hour you may need our j
S services. Remember we C
f jarejjst as catef-jJ about f
) the quality of go ds, and C
} kind of service for your t
( domestic pets .is if human S
/ lives were at stake. We \
\ have hundreds of prescrip- \
lions on our files that were \
/ written for ani nals, and \
y they receive the same care C
( as any others. You may »
( have a home recipe that S
; has been in the family f.«r >
) y ears, bring it to us and J
S ive will fill it just right, j
C We keep all the standard /
» condition powder fjr cat- /
t tie; also disinfectants for S
I keeping the stable sweet }
\ and clean j \
\ We keep remedies for C
/ dogs, birds and all domes- (
y tic animals. C
> C. N.BOYD,
c Diamond Block. /
{ Butler, Pa, 7
T)AROID. The Roofing with NO
TAR. Won't dry out. Won't
grow brittle.
A NYONE can apply it. Tins,
Nails and Cement in core of
each roll.
L> EPRESENTS the results of
years of Experience and Ex
/"\N T LY requires painting every
few years. Not when first
T S Cheaper than Gravel, S'ate
or Shingles.
r\EMAND for PAROID is world
Other Facts. Samples and Prices are
yours if you will ask us.
B. & B.
£ l2!o
muslin K V
—Cottons both good and pretty
at so low cost as will be consider
ed a privilege.
White, Colored and Black
grounds—figures,stripes and polka
dots—large variety . styles--
styles and color harmonies all
Fcr nice inexpensive Summer
gowns this is the chance to give
prompt attention—specify what
colorings are preferred when you
write for samples.
Finest Imported Dimities, 20
an J 25c —beautiful summery print
ings—and a superior assortment
of the choicest to select from.
Best American Dimities, 6jc,
ioc, 123 c, 15c —Cottons with
surprising merit for little money.
It's wonderful how this Dry
Goods mail order business thrives
on lower prices.
Boggs & Buhl
Department X
Wedding and Commencement
are now in order. We are showing a
fine line of silverware, diamonds,
watches and jewelry of all kinds and
descriptions suitable for the occasion.
Our goods are absolutely of the finest
quality and prices as low as the lowest.
We also sell:
Edieon and Victor talking machines.
Cleveland and Crescent Bicycles.
Eastman and Poco Cameras.
Photo Supplies.
Washburn Mandolins and Guitars.
Bicycle Sundries.
Jeweler and Graduate Optician
Neirt to Court House
Oil Productions Wanted
27 William St., New York,
stating production, price, num
ber and age of wells, and other
information usually required.
124 C Baby Shoes
1000 Pairs to go at Less Than Half Price
They come in button or lace,
» 7
Patent Leather or Dongola Tip, all
sizes. They are a very good 50c
grade, regular leather soles hand
turn and made right up-to-date.
A Lucky Deal.
These goods were made for a large wholesale house by one
of the best manufacturers of Baby Shoes in the country. They
were late arriving and the firm had to buy shoes elsewhere.
This throwed the goods on the factory's hands. We made
them an ofter for the whole amount, which was less than cost
of material. They accepted and the goods have arrived. If
we don't sell a pair or two for every baby in Butler county, it
will be because the sizes are gone before their mothers get
around. Bring the baby with you and get enough of them to
last while it's wearing infant sizes.
Misses' and Children's Shoes and Oxfords
Our line of Misses' and Children's Fine Shoes and Oxfords
has never been so complete. Made after all the new and
pretty patterns. They come in both button and lace, patent
leather or dongola tip with close or extended soles, and range
in price from 50c to $2.
Examine these goods before buying elsewhere.
Fine Shoes and Oxfords for Ladies
Never in the history of the shoe business has there been
shown so pretty an assortment of Ladies' Fine Shoes and
Oxfords. All the new leathers, all the new and pretty shapes
and all the new heels and toes made with heavy extended or
light flexible soles; all sizes and widths. Made by the very
best and most up-to-date factories in the countiy. Call and
see them; we have them displayed in the store so you can see
the whole line u ithout us having to tear down twenty or
twenty-five boxes to show you the line.
Walkover, Douglass and Builtwell
Fine Shoes and Oxfords for Men
Greatest variety of these well-known and very popular
makes of Men's Fine Shoes and Oxfords we have ever carried.
We have three times the amount and variety we have ever had
before, and it is needless to say they are right up-to-date, as
it is well known fact that they have a world -wide reputation
for their swell stylish shapes and good-wearing qualities; all
sizes, widths and materials. Buy a pair of one of these makes
of Shoes and Oxfords and go through the hot Summer with
cool, comfortable feet and have as stylish footwear as your
neighbor, who wears them.
Largest line of Good Solid Work
ing Shoes in the city, ranging in
price from 89c to $2.00.
Five competent clerks attend to the wants of our customers.
Good goods and fair dealing our motto.
1 Good Furniture 1
*Xi Just that reliable make for wear Furniture, at
5=3 prices you usually pay for the inferior kind, We *=§£
p|f want you to see this stock to note that there's room
here for only the best. ||p
A new lot to show you; largest assortment we have had this p&r
y>y season; fine and medium priced ones. A good substantial one with us#
fsl rubber tire and white lace cover at $7 50 yj£j>
Hard wood, golden oak finish; dresser has beveled mirror and cc~
swell top drawer; construction first-class. Price $22*50. j~
3 — M
Choice new patterns in medallion or floral designs. This is the fijS
finest parlor carpet made at the price. We also have patterns fag;
*s%\ suitable for library or hall. Green, red or blue ground.
)g| Price Si 25 per yard.
1 Campbell g Templetoni
The plans for this School are broad
and comprehensive.
Its primary object is to benefit teach
ers and those expecting to teach; but its
scope will include the whole range of
College Studies. A full term's worth in
anv three College Studies may be made
up by Btudents. There are nine mem
ber- in the faculty, all teachers of abili
ty, selected with special reference to
the work of the department in which
they are to teach.
The school will open June 24, 1902.
and continue eight weeks. Rev. I. O.
Campbell, D. D., Principal. Let all in
quiries be addressed to Rev. J. H.
Veazey, Business Manager, New Wil
mington, Pa.
' R. G. FERGUSON, President.
where it will be safe!
Buy when the price is light.
The I cure U Manufacturing Co..
recently incorporated by some of
the leading citizens of Butler and
Pittsburg, now offers a limited
8 mount of stock for sale until June
Ist below par. This stock will pay
large dividends. Address.
1 Core 'J Manufacturing Co.,
Karl Schluchter,
Practical Tailor and Cutter
125 W. Jefferson, Butler, Pa.
Busheling, Cleaning and
Eye Glasses are not worn aa an orna
ment but they need not be the reverse
-11l fitting glasses are nearly always dis
figuring, perfect fitting ones never. The
skilled optician takes into consideration
the size and shape of the wearers face,
and reduces the objectionable feature
to a minimum. Perfect fitting glasses
cost no more than ill fitting ones. I
allow no misfits to leave my hands. Ex
amination and advise free.
Graduate Opticien and Jeweler,
209 S. Main Street, BUTLERi PA.

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