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THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
WILLIAM a HKGLtr - Publisher. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 15, 1904. SLM per year (■ Atfyaacc. Otherwise SlJi CURRENT EVENTS. The arrest of a woman in New York, last week, for printing a worthlees check for |12,500 at a bank there, and the developments that followed was the sensation of tha week. She conceived the idea of forging the name of Andrew Carnegie to a It t of notes and agree ments. and with the aid of a plausible story induced several banks and money -1 mders to accept them as security for large loans. One hanker at Oberlin, 0., accepted so mnch of this worthless paper that bis bank has failed. The forged Botes are said to aggregate some thirteen millions. On these the woman s sen red large amounts, and with the money lived high at her mansion in Cleveland. "Chadwick-ed" is now a new expression among bankers for be ing bamboozeled. Wall Street, also, had a little flurry, list week, said to have been precipitated by Lawson. Several millions of shares of all kinds of stock were dumped on the market, values went down and some lambs were shorn; and some brokers tried to construe the affair into a criti cism of Roosevelt's recommendation in his message regarding railroad re bates, and favoring an increase in the powers of the Interstate Commerce Commission, bnt it didn't work. The capture of Metre Hill, near Port Arthur, by the Japs, last week, was followed by the mounting of siege and navy guns upon it, with which the Japs destroyed the Russian war-ships yet in the harbor, including the Retvizan, which was built in the yards of the Cramps, at Philadelphia. The inhabi tants of the town deserted it and took refnge in the hills south of the harbor. The assaults upon the hill, by the Jape from their trenches, and the counter assaults by the Russians, in their efforts to recapture the place constituted some of the bloodiest and most desperate lighting of the war, part of it being to hand fighting with bayonets ■nfl band grenades. Bnt the Jape held it, and made good use of it, and practi cally all of the Russian fleet that es caped the last sortie has been destroyed. The destruction of these vessels in Port Arthur harbor, leaves Admiral Togo free to meet the Baltic squadron, which will outnumber bis fleet, and the meet ing with which will probably be the most desperate naval battle of modern times. The Japs have established a naval base at the Pescadore islands, near Formosa, and have warned all neutral trading vessels to steer clear of the islands. One division of the Baltic fleet wes re ported in the vicinity of Madagascar Ulami, last week, and its movements will probably be veiled as mnch as pos sible from now till the finish.. A large number of new bills were in troduced in Congress, last week, which, with the left-over bills are said to stuff all the pigeon-holes in ali the committee . rooms. The House passed the Legis lative, Executive and Judicial appro priation bill, the first presented from committee. The President's admirable massage was discussed, and the only paragraph in it that seems to be caus ing dissatisfaction is his recommenda tion concerning freight rates. The President holds that the most impor tant legislative act now needed as re gards the regulation of corporations is enlarged power to the Interstate Com merce Commission so that, when there if complaint of a given freight rate the Commission can fix a rate after due in vestigation, its mandate to go into im mediate effect and to bold unless over turned by a court of review. Such power is not relished by the railway corporations. It is unpleasant, when so many enter prises are awaiting development, to find that we must be more economical than we had anticipated. The Secre tary of the treasury, basing his esti mates upon present conditions,indicates a deficiency of eighteen millions on the 80th of next Jnne. It is the evident in tention of the administration and of Speaker Cannon to see to it that ex peB r "tnres are kept within bonnds, hence the necessity of doing less than ' had been hoped might be done There will be a ship or two less than proposed for the navy, and fortifications will not advance as rapidly as is desirable. Nor will the rivers and harbors receive the attention that public interests realy re quire. The trouble is that we have cut off •omethlng like seventy-five millions in internal revenue taxes. The President, Secretary Morton and the General Board of the Navy all fa- Tor the pntting of onr navy on a war bull, so that war will never come. No great lesson in naval architecture has yet been learned from the war in the Far East. Torpedo boats and torpe destroyers have been at work, but they hare not proren so yery destructive when there has been watchfulness At the outset the Japs inflicted grave lu xuries, but the Russians were taken tin awares. The President believes thor ough ly in the big battleship. He argues that no battleship has been sunk by either torpedo boats or by direct gun fire while the less protected ships have l>een rank. That was true when written, but ■ince then the gnns of the Japanese fired from 20tf-meire Hill have stink about everything lying at anchor in Port Ar thur, by dropping shells upon their decks, a thing that does not, and can not, happen at sea. It seems to be settled that there will be no extra session of Congress after March 4th, next, for the purpose of re vising the tariff-rates; no great interest is demanding it, and the present al most even balance between the receipts and expenses ot the government is against it. Some of tfee members of the Inter state and Foreign Commerce Committee of the Honse went down to Panama, during the recess, and came home with some new ideas regarding the canal. They want the nntnber of commission era reduced to three, and the opinion is growing among those conversant with conditions at Panama that a sea level canal Is in every way preferable to one with locks. The cost will be greater, but what of that? This canal is not to be the ditch of a day,but a broad water way that will accommodate the com merce of the world, and in so impoi tant an undertaking we should look ahead aud prepare for future require ments. Better take time and money and do the work right than to put up with a makeshift canal that will not be satisfactory and mast in the end be re built. iThe American people will not te- j grudge expense. All that they ask is j that money shall not be wasted; that j good, honest labor shall be performed; • that the equivalent of a dollar shall be ! leturned in service for every dollar spent, and that when the canal shall be ; turned over in its completed condition they will have an enterprise perfect in every way and one in which they can take pride. There is no news from the two great intrenched armies along the Sakhe river, and they will probably spend the holiday season underground, excepting when doing sentry duty. Just think of 400 000 men passing the winter in caves. The Russian Christmas comes two weeks later than ours, and as the Japs have no Christmas, what an act of Czar ovitch grace it would be for Gen. Kuro patkinto invite Marshall Oyama and his generals to a feast of Siberian bear and Russian vodki. And talking about Christmas we wish to direct the attention of our readers to the suggestions, lists of presents, hints tobnyers, etc., contained in the Holi day advertisements in this week's paper. Oar storekeepers have secured samples of everything new and good in the markets, and from the crowds to be seen in onr stores we know that the breeze—the business breeze—is once again blowing in the right direction. The merchants of this city are as en terprising as any to be found anywhere. They know the value of publicity. More important still, they do not abuse it That is to say, they do not adver tise" what they have not, nor do they misstate the quality of their goods. Pa trons know they will be dealt with fairly and liberally. For these reasons the CITIZEN urges all to deal with home merchants. Read the advertising pages of the CITIZEN to day; there will be found anything and 1 everything that heart can desire and parse pay for. Everything is reason able in price and nothing is listed at a 1 higher rate than is demanded elsewhere. The quality is right, the service of the best, and delivery is prompt. What more can any reasonable person want i . POLITICAL.. ' Four Superior Conrt judges, one of j whom must not be a Republican k are to , be elected next year, j The fcur judges whose terms expire I on the first Monday of January. 1906, are Charles E. Rice, of Wilkesbarre, James A. Beaver, of Bellefonte, George B. Orlady, of Huntingdon and Peter P. j Smith, of Scranton. The latter is a j Democrat. Effort was made two years , ago to retire him under the judges' pen sion act. but he could not see the force , of the arguments of the men who were , endeavoring to induce him to quit the t bench. Judge J. Sharpe Wilson, of Beaver, I announced last Friday that he had i withdrawn from the contest for re-elec tion, (riving as his reason that a contest seemed inevitable and that he bad de cided not to try for another term. This ' leaves Attorney J. Rankin Martin and 1 R. 8. Holt in the field. President Roosevelt is standing square ly on his message in reference to the fix ing of railroad rates by the interstate commerce commission, and he desires that action l>e taken at this session of Congress. Many senators and repre sentatives have called on him lately to learn his views, and he told them very frankly that he thought that something should be none in the way of enlarging the *wwers of the interstate commerce commission to remedy this evil, and ahould lie done immediately. The sen ators who have determined that nothing shall be done until the beginning of the next congress have accepted the situa tion, auu the contest between the White Honse and the Senate on the great qnestion of railroad rates and increased powers for the interstate commerce commission is now fairly on. Roosevelt's total vote in all the staUs, with four counties in Michigan and one in Tennesee to hear from, is 7,640,860, and Parker's is 2,546,169 less than that. "FRBNZIED FINANCE" struck New York, last week, and Wall Street had a three days' attack of it. It is not the first time stocks have been raided, but the novel feature about Lawson's at tack on Amalgamated Copper is openly and frankly made by the Boston broker magazinist in paid advertisements pub lished over his name. If it is part of his apparently single-handed Hght against the Standard Oil It is the bold est move ever made by an individnal in the financial center of this country. It is idle to speak of the dangers to which he subjects himself. If many of the distinct charges made by Miss Tarbell be true Lawson's life is a risk that no insurance company would consider A corporation that has not hesitated to , blow np or burn the refineries of inde pendent operators who would not sell out to the gigantic trust might look with complaisance upon any method, however radidal, to eliminate Mr. Law son from the financial world. I wonder * if this does not explain the reason f»r the declination of insurance companies i to write a risk upon Lawson's life, i Washing'"" Notes. Endowment house secret*, including ( the terrible oaths which Mormons who t go through these ceremonies are com pelled to take, were revealed at the Smoot hearing. Tuesday, by J. 11. Wal lis, Sr.. of Salt Lake City, who, once a j Morman, has now renounced the faith. f One of the oaths which he described is , pronounced by the opposition to Senator f Smoot to be a direct renunciation of al . legiance to the United States in favor [ of the church t Sitting as a grand jury the Iloust of Representatives. Tuesday, with r a full membership, and. after "'ore than five hours' discnuslon to the exclusion of all other business, adopted a resolu I ton providing for the Impeachment of Jndge Charles Swayne of the n >rtherti r district of Florida for "high crimes and misdemeanors " t ............. Clinton Township Items. * Al. and Jeff. Crantr of Clinton keep * their saw and "chopping mills busy. Ed. Bnrns killed seme bogs the other - day that dres-e.l 400 pounds each. Al. Hays is doing a good business these days. .TOM McOall nnd Isaac Msisslund got some birds and rabbits, np in Muddy creek township, at Henry Bowser's week; and attended u big dance at Prospect i Isaac Mai/.land in a young horse for Wm. Walker. R T A Coon Story. J While Milton Hlckey was clearing on * the Mart Monks farm in Middlesex twp : - the other day he chopped down a hollow chestnut tree, from which a large sni- ' mal, nearly as big as a bear, emerged His dog tackled it and got all chewed up, though the fall had somewhat stun y ned the animal; and Milt and his men then attacked it with axes and clubs, , and finished it. It proved to be an Im mense coon, of about 100 pounds weight - and with eight Inches of fat under its akin. I WAR XOTES. Yesterday s dispatches reported an advance movement by the Japs on both flanks of the Russian lines. The Jap army has been heavily reinforced by troops from the Port Arthur army. The guns on 803-Metre Hill are bombarding the Russian positions on Golden and other hills. Twenty-one vessels of the Russian 2d Baltic squadron, which left the North , Sea, last week; were reported at Lisbon, , Portoiful, yesterday. If the two divi- 1 sions of the first squadron, now in some port of the Indian ocean, are to w&it for this second squadron before going east, it will be some weeks before there will be anything doing in the \ellow eea. The riotous demonstration which oc curred on Sunday in the streets of St. Petersburg was easily suppressed and will probably have no sequel, bnt there is no mistaking its significance asj an expression of the sentiment which ani mates a a considerable part oft he Rus sian people. That sentiment is one of intense dissatisfaction with and deter mined rebellion against the 'xisting sitaation. The war has never been popular. It was brought about by the small cliqce of selfish, arrogant, ambitions and dis honest men by whom the Czar is sur rounded and by whom he has heretofore been controlled, aud whose incredible ignorance and boundless greed precipi tated a conflict for which the country was ill prepared. SupVrt. Graham's Answer. Superintendent Graham, of the Coun ty Home, in his answer to the imputa tions made by the late Grand Jury says that the greater part of the expenses a« shown by the last Auditors' Report were for permanent improvements, and that the 'cost of operating the farm this year has been about as follows: "One man at 125 per month tor seven months, one man two months at sl2 per month, one man three months at f# per month, one man for two months at $lB per month, making tw men almost steadily all through the year "We had onr own raising seed and horse feed for all season. We raised 120 bushes of wheat, 45 bushels of rye, 708 bushels of oats. 800 bushels of sound corn, 400 bushels of potatoes. We raised an ample supply of all kinds of vegeta bles required, and can safely say that our cabbage, tomatoes. pea«, beans, onions, turnips aud beets was not beaten anywhere in Butler county, and • t'■ J o that our garden products were worth enough more to pay the one-half of the expense of the farm labor. Not one of the hired men ever worked a day in the garden, except to plow and get ready for the planting, and this I did with»in irates, all of whom are old and disabled. Any citizen of Butler or Butler county can readily see by visiting the home, that more than 75 per cent, of my people are unable to do any work, ana many of them need constant attention. "The honorable body found, too, that the farm machinery was lying out in the weather. I have to differ with th«mi on that score. Oar binder, mowers plows, harrows, corn workers and farm tools are safely housed. They did S'jt* two manure wagons and one hay wagon out and exposed. Strange, indeed, that, th*y conld see those wagons, and failed to see that the county has not provided a place to store our farm and road vehicles. , "I am positive no farm in Uutler county will show m K€ improvement in soil than the county home farm. Mrs. Graham and I have worked hard as no other superintendent in the state and are proud indeed to ha v e the approval of thousands of people who have visited the home, and of the state board of charities also, who visited us each year Dr. Biddle. of the state board, assures not only myself, but the county com missioners as well, that ours is a model home, and that there are none in the state better kept. "We are glad too that we have been able to some extent to relieve tho poor and suffering under onr care. Wej would be glad indeed to have anyone | visit the home at any time and see tor themselves how the people are fed, and not take the story of some feeble mind ed creature in regard to that matter. "JOSEPH GRAHAM, ' -Supt." Weddlnj; Anniversary. Fifty years of married blessedness were celebrated yesterday by Mr. and Mrs R. M. Harper, of Brown ave,. who were married Dec. 14. 1854, by the Rev. Jonathan R, Coulter. Mrs Harper was Kliza Jane Mechling. the eldest dangh ter of Joiepli anrl Nancy MecMinK- Mr. Harper was born in lfcSO and his wife in 1835 Six children, J H , Fred M . Mioses Alton and Josephine of Butler, and Mrs. E. 11. Anderson and Mrs J L. McCartney of Allegheny and a large number of relatives were present to gladden the old folks in tho wedding anniversary. Mr. Harper spent two years in the California gold fields. Kept store at North Washington, followed the oil from Oil Creek to Karns City, and since 1891 has livwl in Butler. They are members of the Methodist church. $350 PIANO ONLY $l4O Hoffmann'*, SJ7 Htnlthfleld St., Pittsburg. A handsome mahogany upright piano with beautiful, mallow tone, worth SB.IO, wil be sold for #l4O, including stool and cover. This is a high grade, slightly used piano, in perfect condition and an exceptional bargain. If yon want a piano and can buy one at aliout half its regulsr value would it not pay well to investigate this extr;» ordinary offer? If so, call or write for full particulars. J. M. HOFFMANN CO., 587 Smithfield street, Pittsburg, Pa. Established 18fW. Sole representatives for Sohmor, Voseand Bebning Hanos. FOR Christmas Maui tli i n„M, bright and novel and more beautiful than ever before shown in the city We have galore and they comprise useful things. Our display of framed pictures is the finest we have ever had. Our China department is overcrowd ed ami we are offering some tempting bargains in porcelain dinner sets Toys and games are on display in the Basement at Douglass' 241 S. Main St Do You buy Medicines? Certainly You Do. Then you want th< best for the least iTv>n<:y. 'Kit is our motto. Corn-, and us uht i, i.i need of luiytlting i'l . DII:,' I.in«: and ,\o vrc y-iii will call again. \Vt ctrt', .i hi! 'iuc <»i Driij;n, ' T'.i'-.t Articles, etc. Purvis Pharmacy S d F'nitviK, PH. d Both Phonei. # Bill M Mu'.c St. Butler Pa. (< Jrgsniz- ■' 14 years) THE GEO W WOOD CO, <lnc> Certiiiod, lUcoguized Kxperti, in Aecount-t auditing nnd syster.istiz ing; also in ijiltstioned Documents, hand writing, ink and paper. , FJPKLITV BUILDING, PITTHHUWO. DEATHS. GLENN—At his home in Butler, Dec. 8. 1904, John Reed, son of Mrs. Mary Glenn, aged 45 years. DAWSON-At his home at Callery, Dec 9,1904, John W. Dawson, for merly of Bntler, aged 63 years. His death was caused by paresis. His wife and fonr children survive him. BROWN—At his home in Oil City, ' Dec. 10, 1904. Nelson H. Brown, aged i 15 years. ALEXANDER -At her home in North I Braddock. Pa., Dec. 10, 1904, Mrs. | Mary E. Alexander, formerly of this i county, aged 77 s*ears. HICKEY —At hi-? home in Braddock, Dec. 12, 1904 Very R ev - John Hickey, aged 70 years. Father Hickey's death was caused by pneumonia. He was well known in this connty, and will be bnried at Coylesville today. AHNER—At the County Home, Dec. 12, 04, Charles Ahner, formerly of Portersville, aged 90 years. LEE—At her home in Butler, Dec 14. 1904, Mrs. Catharine, widow cf David (Daddy) Lee, aged 83 years. UMPSTEAD-At her home in Centre twp , Dec. 13. 1904, Mrs. Mina Ump stead, aged 26 years. HINDMAN— In Elizabeth, N. J.. Dec. 12, 1904, Jos. R. Hindman, formerly of Bntler, aged 60 years. WEIZEL—In Allegheny, Dec. 13. 1904, John W., son of Andrew Weitzel.aged 9 years. Ohituarv. Mrs. James Allen, aged 90 years, was buried in the Presbyterian cemetery at Portersville, on Friday, the 2nd, uii-t. Mrs. Allen was at one time a resident of Portersville, her maiden name being Leslie, but her home for many years has been near Leesbnrg. Mercer connty. She was a sister of Mrs. Joseph Mc- Gowan, whose death occurred just one day after that of Mis. Allen. Dr Ja?. E. Morrow, Principal of the Allegheny Hit'll School, died at Eaale wood, N. J., Monday. LEGAL ADVERTISEMENTS. Receiver's Notice. In re the Butier Builders' Supply Co Notice is hereby given that on the Tib day of December. 1904, the nndersignetl was appointed receiver of the Butler Bniliers' Supply Company, a corpora tion under the laws of the state of Dela ware, and authorized to do business in the state of Pennsylvania, with ofiice at Butler, Pa., by the HOD. James M. Gal breath, president judge of the Court of Common Pleas of said connty, that ws have accepted said appointment, aud have entered opon onr duties as receiver aforesaid. Notice is hereby given to all persons who are indebted to said company t" make payment to said receiver, and all persons having any legal claim against or demand npon said company, shall make proof of sime, in the manner pro vide*! by law. and present the same to the undersigned. GUARANTY SAFE DEPOSIT & TRUST COMPANY. Receiver of The Butler Builders' Sap ply Company. FBANK 11. M UI<PHY. Attorney. Batler, Pa., December 10, 1904. NOTICE. The 45th General Meeting of the Farmer's Mutual Fire Insurance Com pany of Haanahstown and vicinity will be held on Saturday, the 14th day of January, 1905, the same being the second Saturday in said month, at one o'clock p. in.. in the Creamery Building, at Marvvood. Al! members interested in the welfare of the comp iny are most cordially invited. PROGRAM. 1. The annual accounts.of the com pany will be open for inspection by the members 2. The President will give a concise account of the Company's affairs. 3/ Election of five directors to serve lor three years. Ar.PHO.NSK KUAU.SK, F. W. WJTTK, Secretary. President. Mirwood, Pa., Dec. 12th, 1901. Notice to Stockholders. The stockholders of the Worth Mutual Fire Insurance Company will meet at the School House in West Liberty borough, on the second Satur day of .January, 1905, the 14th, at 10 S m., for the purpose of electing officers, and stich other hesinefs as may come before them. S. J. TAYLOR, Hec'y , Slipperyrock. Pa. J AS. HUMPHREY, Pres , Slipperyrock. R. F. D. 58. Tht* liutler Coiyity National Hank BUTLER, PA., DKC, 7, 1904. Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the stockholders of the Butler Coun ty National Bank of Butler, Pa., will IKJ hold at its banking house on Tues day, January 10th, 1905, at 3 o'clock p. in., for the purpose of voting on an amendment of the Articles of Associa tion to increase the number of directors, and on the same day. between the hours of 3 p in., and 4 p. m . to elect a board of directors to s«h-ve the ensuing year. JNO. G. MCMARMN. * Casnier.' Notice., The annual meeting of the stockhol ders of the Byiler Patron's Mutual Fire Insurance (Jo. will be held in liutler, at the Y. M. ('. A Mull, Tneslay, Jan. 19, 1905, at 1:30 p.m. <). G. McCANDLESS, Kec'y. SHERIFFS SALE. Hy virtue of a writ of I'L. Kit. IHMUIMI out of tin; Court of Common I'leas of liutler 'loud ly. I'a., and to run (llrecled, there will lei ex p to pulillr Kale, ut the Court House, In ilie lioroUKli of liutler, I'a., ou FRIDAY, JANUARY 6th, 1905, At 1 o'clock i>. in.,ut the Court IJOUAO in But ler. K. I>. No. I. M ir.-li Turra. liiOl. Mar*hiiU lirov, Attorney. AII lho title, InUTfHt nn<J claim of /.Ilia Mirth unci Michael lllrth. of. In ami t«» all that curtain pltsco or lot. of land, mtuatcd In liutler borough. Holier county, I'a.. H junderl HI follow#, to wit: On the north \>y T. L. Hchenk,« n*t hy Third .St., »outh hy l«#t No. Mot Clyrner property, went by lot of T. J,. H'-hcnk; fronllritf 'L► feet on Third Ht. and extending wewtward pi«'i»ervlni( Name width a dtntamn of '.*) feet, ami having i*reeied tin*reou it two %iory frame houne. ami out hulldlngH. H« l/.«*d and taken In execution all tin- j>r*it>- » rty of /.Ilia lllrth and Michael lllrth at the •nilt of Ti»e.(Kiore L. Hchenk. TKKMH i)V HA UK The following mum •trlctly compiled with when proptirty lit Mtricken down. I. When the plalntllT or other lien creditor hecorni-H tint purchaner, tint cont# on the writ muMt he paid, ami a IUL of the liemt, Includ lug mortgage Meardhen on the nroperty Mild toi<« tln r with much lien creditor'** receipt* for the amount of the proceed* of the Hale or »ufh portion thereof an he may claim, inunt he furnUhed the HheritT. 'I. All bid* riiu hi he paid lu full. A. All talon uot nottied Immediately will he continued until one o'clock, I*. M., of the next day at which time all property not nettled for will again lie put up and Hold al the expenae and rink of the pernou to whom Urnt Hold. ♦See I'urdou'H l>lge»r, uth edition, page an I Hmlth'H Kormn, page <i»i. MA I; UN i.. tiiHHON, Hh-rilT. Hheriff'M Oflice. liutler. i'n . l>tc. 0. JUO4. ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE. Lettersof aduiiniutration on the estate of L>uiau Hililard, dee'd, lut»; of Wash ington twp , liutler county, I'a., having been granted to the undersigned, all pettonn themselves iudebtedto said erttato will please make immediate payment, and any having claims against -aid < state will pri mnt theiu doly authenticated for settlement to CliAi.MKltb 1111,1.1 A Hl'. K. F. I). 40, West Hunbury, I'a. EXECUTOR'S NOTICE. L Iters teeLameiitary on the estate »>f William James Patterson, deceased, late of Slipperyrock borough, lint ler county, I'a., having been grant ed to the undersigned, all persons know ing themselves to be indebted to said BHt-ate are hereby requested to make prompt payment and those having claims against the estate will present the same dnly authenticated for settle-' ment to El.tiKN M. pATTKHKON, E*'r , 1 Hlip[>eiy rock, Pa i WLL.UAMM & MITCHKLL, Att'y*. Public Notice of Dissolution of Partnership. Notice is hereby given that the part nership lately subsisting between Mack Burton and D. C. Burton, under the firm name of D. C. Bnrton & Bro., was dissolved on the 15th day of October, 1904, by mutual consent. All debts ; owing to the said partnership are to be ■ received by the said D. C. Bnrton and : all demands on the said partnership are ■ to be presented to the said D. C. Burton | for payment. MACK BURTON. R. F. D. 22, D. O BURTON". R F. D. 21. Saxon burg. Pa. ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE. Letters of administration on the estate of Mrs. Caroline lianlon, dee'd., late of Centre twp , Bntler Co., Pa., hav ing been granted to the undersigned, all persons knowing themselves to be in debted to said estate will make immedi ate payment and those having claims against the same will present them duly authenticated for settlement to JAMES H. THOMPSON. Adm'r.. Chicora. R F. D. 77, Pa. MURKIN & MCRRIN, Attorneys. 12-1-04 ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE. Letters of administration on the estate of John Ward, dee d , late of Parker township, Butler County. Pa , having been granted to the undersigned, all persons knowing themselves indebted to said estate will please make im mediate payment, and any having claims against said estate will present them dulv authenticated for settlement to "D. L. HUTCHISON, Adm'r.. R. F: D 72, Petrolia, Pa. H. H. GOUCHF.R, Att'y. 11-3-04 EXECUTOR'S NOTICE. Letters testainentaty on the estate of Martha Ainlterson dee'd., late of Fur ward twp., Butler Co., Pa., having been granted to Hie undersigned, all persons having claims agttiust said estate will present same duly authenticated, and all persons indebted to same will make prompt settlement. W. H. BUHL, LEV. MCQUISTION, Executor. J. C VANDERLIN, JOHN II WILSON, Attys. for Executors. 10 27-04 ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE. In re estate of Geo. E. Miller, dee'd., late of Butler Borough, Pa. Whereas, letters of Adm'n Cum Testamento Annexo in above estate have been issued by the Register of Wills, to the undersigned, all persons indebted to said istate are requested to promptly pay, and any having claims will present them properly proved for payment. OLIVER R. MILLER, Adm'r C. T. A. W. C. FINDLEY, Att'y. AM I Christmas Clothes may not be any better than other kinds, but they make the wearer feel better There is a lot of satisfaction in know oneself to be well dressed at a time when every one wants to look pros perons. LET US MAKE yon a suit that wiil bo the equal of any in the city. In fact it will lie superior to most. Especially the factory-made kind that may fit and may not. Our clothing is the kind that m ike you feel as if they belonged to you alone. Not the kind that will be duplicated on hoists of othern. Try ours once and learn the difference. WM. COOPER, LEADING TAILOR, Cor. Diamond, Butler, Pa. £ Holiday $ \ Perfume. \ t Finest in the city. Packages J C with rich cot glass bottles from V J 75c to SO.OO. Our 25c and 50c r \ line the best we ever had. J 1 Sachet Bags, just drop in and i N examine them, nothing better on J % the market. V C Combs, brushes and mirrors in / J sets or by the piece; also mana C ' \ cure, smoking or writing sets. / / Beantiful box paper from 15c V Xtofl.so. r f Let us show you onr line. 7 jßedick Si Grohman| ( 109 North SI in St., i } Butler, Pa. i (®) Make Christmas presents that will be appreciated, that will delight the recipi ent. that will lust and always IK- a re minder of the giver. I haye many such. I cannot enumerate here. Come to my store and s"«. If you are not acquainted with me or never have been here before don't be backward, walk right in, you are welcome whether you buy or not. 1 have a very line line of diamonds, watches, clocks, finger rings, brooches, chains, charms, silverware and table cutlery, hand painted China and finest cut glnrs Cifennino not imitation) also va*.es of latest fashion and the very best imperial bronze statuary, together with hundred of other articles suitable for Holiday presents. I selected these Kood* personally in the Eact for my customer* so they get the latest. 1 don't deal in shoddy goods. I intend staying h«re alt my life Everything must be just as represented and all deal ings conrtdeuHal. Carl H. Leighner • Jeweler and Optician, 201) H. Main Street, - Batler, I'd, H. MILLKR. FIRE and LIFE INSURANCE and HEAL ESTATE. OFFJCK Room 508, Butler County National Bank building. See the Fine | Window Display OF Holiday Goods Suitable for Ladies AND Gentlemen AT THE Crystal Pharmacy R. M. LOGAN, Ph. G., BOTH PHONES. 106 N. Main St., Butler, Pa. Dec. 19,20 and 21 Mr and Mrs. W. E. Mahaffey the Expert Opticians, of Pitts burg, will be at the Central Hotel, Butler, three days more, Monday, Tuesday and Wednes day, Dec. 19,20 and 21, giving free examinations eyes. Headaches overcome in one hour. No one urged to buy. Prices $2 to SB. "is Mr. and Mrs. Mahaffey have been coming to Butler every week for over a year, and have fitted oyer 800 pairs of glasses and overcome more than 300 cases of headache; do not put off com ing to have your eyes examined, as they may not be able t) continue these trips. All lenses are guaranteed for two years; anil necessary change will be mad" free within that time. %<"% *%/%/%■ htcNram SwSI TmrX i For S J Christmas $ f Lot us oiler you a few HUH- • f gentlous for presents lor # jour men frleinlH. Our f r stock is all new and in tlio € J very best of shape. ' J Don't you tlilnk he would 5 5 appreciate a 5 0 Flue Silk Scarf 4 r Silk Opera Hat V Kid Gloves j J Fur Gloves J ? Muffler 5 S Umbrella a 4 Walking Stick 4 1 Suit Case 4 Pajamas # # Handkerchief W f Full I>ress Shield J t Silk Half-hose J J l.isie Hall-hose J j Wool Half-hose j i Fur Cup 2 Suspenders i # Traveling Hag V f Night Kobe f J Shirts J X anything in the line i a of evening dress. i Jno. S.Wick,} m Peoples Phone, 015. i J BUTLER, I'A. J Christmas Presents. Our stock is more complete than ever before. Watches from tin? famous *l.<H) In g> rsoll to the linest production of the watchmakers art. Kings, all kind of precious stones set in many beautiful dcMigns to lit your hand and your purse. You get full values for money ex pended iiere whether it IMJ for a watch, ii ring, cut glafs, dishes, vases, clocks, Imperial bronze, statuary, spec tides, eye glasses or any article lu gold or silver novelties suitable for presents. We also sell— Pianos Ellison ar>d Victor Phonographs. Eastman and Pooo Cameras. Photo Supplies. Washburn Mandolins and Guitar* ()ntieal goods. Field and Hpy Masses. R. L. KIRKPATRICK, Jeweler and Graduate Optician Next to Court Honse l„ McJ t:\KIN. llt A McJI'NKIN* GEO. A. MITCIIKU,. fc, S &r CO.,I lii»urunc? & Real Estate 117 E- Jeffarson St.. ; 50TbEH, - - - - PA.' Statement of the Condition of the Butler Savings & Trust Co. At The Close of Business Nov. 21, 1904. RESOURCES. LIABILITIES 254,998.73 capital $ 200,000.00 i >7K(\ ens ('/• Sur P lM 200,000.00 Loans J,7sU,bUs.bb roo ei Undivided Profits 67,588.51 Real Estate 29,196.73 Depo.it» 1,567,212,61 •2,034,801.12 #2,034,801.12 We take pleasure in calling your attention to our continued increase in business- Our many years of successful banking, backed by a large capital and surplus and managed by a conservative Directorate, offers to you a banking home of Unquestionable Stability. yOUR SANKING OR TRUST BUSINESS SOLICITED. OFFICERS: WILLIAM CAMPBELL. JR., President. J. H. TROUTMAN. Vice Prep. LOUIS B. STEIN, Treasurer. W. A. STEIN, Vice Pres. C. E. CRONRNWETT, Ass't Treas. W. D. BRANDON, Solicitor. DIRECTORS: J.S.CAMPBELL, W. A. STEIN. W. D BRANDON, WM. CAMPBELL. JR , J. H. TROUTMAN. 205 THE BIG STORE 205 What Do You Want for Christmas. Immense Christmas Display Now Ready. Store Open Evenings Week before Christmas. This Store contains more articles that make sensible Christmas Presents than any store in Butler county —Commencing with Dolls, the Baby's delight. Toys of all descrip tion, Nursery Books and Fables —then Books for Boys and Girls.Games of all descriptions, Musical Toys, Bureaus, Writing Desks, Pianos, Tool Chests, Go-Carts, Shooting Galleries —then for Grown Folks all the sensible articles for Men and Women that this large Up to-Date Men's Furnishing, Dry Goods and Ladies Ready Made Store affords—Besides Sterling Silver and French Stag Toilet Sets, Pictures, Books, etc., all displayed on Ist and 2d floors. So complete is this immense showing that Now-a-Days people say "You can get everything at Reibers." Silk and Dress Goods Black Silks—Peau De Soie La Tosea, Messaline, Crepe de Chine, Taffeta, all dependable silks 50c to *2. yd. Also in colors—the same weaves and soft lustrous finish you find among the blacks, 50c toft. 50 yd. Black Dress Goods—light and med ium weights; Voilles, Eoliennes, Al batros, Mohair, Panama, Armnre, Broadcloth, Kereey, 38 to 56 in. wide, 50c to $8 50 yd. Colored Dress Goods —Cashmere, Mohair, Imported Waistings. Crepe de Chine, Crepe de Paris, Eoliennes, Silk-down, Lands-down, English Suitings, Coverts. Mannish Effects. Broadcloths, 88 to 58 in. wide 50c to j #1.75 yd. Gloves All Gloves will be exchanged after Christmas''lf Not Tried On." Lad ies' Kid Gloves, Black and Colors, 81 to $3.00 pair. P. & L. Kid Gloves onr famous f 1 special. Handkerchiefs Children's Xiuas Handkerchiefs in boxes, 18c, Ladies linen Handker chiefs, 5c to $1.50 each. 25c —A Christmas leader over 50 styles. j A. If 7V\. Reiber Pro. B. &B. Possibly you have some friends who are lately married. Nothing would be more ac ceptable than: Nickel Plated Coffee and Tea Pots, 25c to $2.50. Nickel Plated Tea Kettles, 90c to $2.25. Nickel Plated Five O'Clock Tea Kettles, $1.25 to $6.00. Nickel Plated Trays, 25c to $3.75. Chafing Dishes, $2.25 to $ 11.00. Coffee Machines, $6.00 to $9.00. Crumb Trays and Scrapers, 25c to $2.50. Aluminum Ware Coffee Pots, Tea Pots, Tea Kettles, Skillets, Sauce Pans, Griddles, Ladles, Spoons, etc., all of the best kind. Carving Sets, SI.OO to $7 00. Bird Carvers, SI.OO to $5.50. Bong's & Bull) ALLEGHENY. PA Sleighs C 9 of all kinds, including the Platform HpringHleinb, and always chea|>er be- 1 fore snow falls. I Martincourt & Co., j BUTLEK. < Linens Table Linens 85c to $2.00 yd. Pat terns of Linen and Napkins $5 00 to $15.00. Linen, Hnck and Damask Towels 25c to $1 50 Fine White Bed Spreads SI.OO to $5 00, Lunch Cloths 50c to $4 00. Tray Cloths 25c to 75c. j Fiue Hemstitched Bed Sets $1 50 to | $2.50. Cotton Filled Comforts $1 00 to $8 00, Health Wool Comforts $2.75 to $3 25. Blankets $3.00 to SIO.OO, Blanket Robes for loungiug or bath SI.OO to $3.50, Mercerized Waistings in all the pew cloths 25c to 50c yd. Focketbooks and Notions Fancy Purses, Books and Hand bags for Ladies and Children, 25c to $5.00. 98c—Black, Brown. Tan and Gray Leather, special value for Christmas lludnnts and Sphynx Perfumes in all extracts, fancy boxes, 25c to sl. For Women Ladies' and Children's Coats at liberal redactions for Christmas ' trade. Rain Coats for children. Misses' and Ladies' Fur Scarfs $1.49 to #75. Near Seal Coats $lO to SOS; Fur lined | loose Cloth Coats $40.00 to $65.00 9-XXX XXXXXXXXXX XXX XXXI I Holiday Handkerchiefs ? A personal inspection of our splendid selection of fine Hand- f kerchief suitable for «ift«, will convince yon that we arc after M your handkerchief business. The excellence of materials, * choice styles, lisrge assortment and low prices should win your a preference. n Linens. 4 What woman does not appreciate a gift of, or ever had too • manv Linens Let it !>e tine Table Cloth, Nankins, fine Towels, y fiuo Mexican Drawn Work or Embroidered Doylies, Squares or W Scarfs or some other article from our Linen stock "ion will U be surprised how little it takes to buy a handsome Linen piece. Furs. Furs. 3 As a gift nothing surpasses a fine Fur Neckpiece. Our large JB stock of popular Furs contain every fashionable style and at tho reduced prices enables you to boy at a great saving. A Appropriate Gifts. £ You can find in our stock hundreds of articles suitable for gifts. U Fine Umbrellas, stylish Belts, Collars, Ties, Ribbons, Jn » Gloves, Corsets, Underwear. Hosiery, Silk and Dress Goods Uk make acceptable gifts SJ L. Stein & Son, S J 108 N MAIN STREET, BUTLER. PA. £ 2*** ***** ***** ******* m**+ ©©©©©©©©©©©©®#©©©©©©©©©©©©® 8 IDEAIs CbOTHING AND jj § HAT PARkORS g « Ideal Fashioned Apparel » (» Special For Holiday Buyers, © O GRAND OPPORTUNITY! X « ia«u JS . X 8 Ideal Fashioned Apparel proclaim* the man who wears it a well-X droned man -the style, the "bang' '»<> d the fit of the garments aro entire _ ly •■different' from any ready to-w. ar clothing W (I Ideal Fashioned Overooata ♦'». I*®- A| *l s J?*!? V 8 V • Now *l-' * l4 ' V'" 4) ii."i per cent. <>ll on all Clillilreii'H Knits and Overcoat*. A Are showing the new thin#* in the seaa>na patterns. O HMOKING JACKKTH JJ (I We are showing some fine thiti«s In this line at very low price*. A FANCY VKSTB Q H Our stock is the finest in th» city Prl"** W.BO. |4.00 0 0 A aloe Christmas i Ift. Our lme is txautifnl. § Ideal Clothing and| §Hdt Parlors, | O 228 South /Vlain St., !*utl<?r, Pa. O 0 P. S.—All clothing sold by us cleaned, pressed andg 51 repaired free. Q ft©©©©©©©©©©©©#©©©©©©©©©©©©© For Men House Coats or Smoking Jacket*, i Special at $5 others Ht $7.50 to $lO. I Bath Kobes $5 00 to $15.00; Neck wear specials for Christmas, nil sizes. 25c to $1.00: Umbrellas Ladies' and Men's $1 to $11.50; Mufflers 50c • to $2 50; Sweaters 50c to $4.50. For Ladies Fur Scarfs $1 49 to $100.00; Fur Coutß, SiJO 00 to $65 00. Toys Dolls-over 300 styles, 5c to SIO.OO, including the imported kid body jointed dolls. Books sc, 10c, 15c, 25c to 50c, 1 in cluding Happy Hooligan. Katzen jauimer Kids, etc. Iron Tovs—All kinds 10c to SI.OO. Wooden Toy J- All kind# 10c to $1.50. Musical Toys—loc to $2 50. Writing Desks Pianos, Go-Carts, 1 Hobby-Horses, Tool-Chests. Shoot ing Galleries. 25c to $7.50. Mechanical Toys—Engines and trains on real tracks Automobiles, etc., in price from 50c to SIO.OO, Famous Daisy Gun only SI.OO.