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WTLLIAU O. NEGLEY - Publisher.
SIJO per yew <■ Advssce, Otherwise $1 J#
Subject to Batler County Republican
Primary, May 27, 1905, from 1 to 7 p.m.
JOHN B. CALDWELL, Jefferson twp.
A O. HKPLER, Batler,
formerly Oakland twp.
JOHN* T. MARTIN, Buffalo twp.
DAYIL. C. SANDERSON, Franklin twp.
JOHN C. CLAKK, Washington twp.
JAMES M. CRIIKSHAXK, Winfield twp.
formerly of Worth twp.
W. C. MILES. Mara.
JULIAN A. CLARK, Centre twp.
J. E. CRAIG, Mars.
J. P. DAVIS, Bntler, formerly Brady tp.
PORTER WILSON, Centre twp.
JACOB W. GLOSSNER, Milieretown.
O. R. THORNE, Clay twp.
S. C TRIMBLE. Middlesex twp.
(Two to nominate.)
J. S. CAMPBELL. Cherry twp.
N. 8. GROSSMAN, Franklin twp.
AMOS HALL, Branchton.
Slippery rock twp.
J. N. MAHARG. Penn twp.
GEO. J. MARBURG ER. Forward twp.
S. C. MOORE, Clinton twp.
JAMES L. PATTERSON, Jefferson twp.
(Two to nominate.)
A B. EKAS, Buffalo twp.
Some new announcements were add
ed to tbe list of candidates for the
County Primaries. Read the list each
The Punxsutawney Spirt was face
tious last week, and got off this:
"There isn't a gTeat deal being said
on the subject of a suitable candidate
for Governor or the Commonwealth.
Congreesman Haff and Acheaon have
both been mentioned favorably, and it
is conceded that the candidate should
"come ont of tbe West," but everybody
appears to be afraid to guess who will
be selected as "the spontaneous choice
of the people."
Washington JS" otes.
Rep. Haft's bill giving Jacob Trout
man of Bntler, a pension of $32 per
month passed the House, Saturday.
On Monday of this week the U. 8. Su
preme Court made a decision sustaining
Judge Groaacnp'a injunction against the
Beef Trust, and also President Roose
velt's position on tbe matter.
Judge Grosscup's remarks on the de
cision are interesting; be said;
"Tbe decision establishes tbe right of
tbe government to prevent combina
tions among tbe manufacturers of
meats. It fortifies the Sherman act. It
Is a long stop in the direction of effectu
al government supervision. But to my
mind, tbe real significance of tbe de
cision is much deeper and far-reaching
even this. It effectually clears the
decks for what I believe will be tbe
next really great national movement—
as tbe restriction, and finally tbe aboli
tion, of slavery was tbe last great fun
damental movement—the organization
and supervision, by tbe nation itself of
tbe great corporations of tbe future, a
movement whose chief object will be
not so much to control prices, or merely
to curb power, ss to bring corporate
ownership within the reach and reason
able confidence of tbe people at large,
and thus to re-peopleize and republican
ize again tbe indnstrial ownership of
tbe country."
After a fnll day of discussion and con
sideration, Monday, the House commit
tee on interstate and foreign commerce
authorized a favorable report on a bill
that is designed to meet tbe suggestions
contained in tbe President's message to
Congress and confer upon the inter
state commerce commission tbe power
to fix rates, and thus do away to a large
extent, at lesst, with the pernicious
system of rebating.
worthy speech at tbe banquet of tbe
Union League Club in Philadelphia,
Monday evening. Replying to tbe
corporation critics who have been de
crying or denouncing bis domestic
policy as an assault upon vested inter
ests. He did not mince his words. He
tells them plainly and emphatically
that their antagonism to measures in
tbe interest of the nation as a whole is
ill-advised and mistaken; that while the
possessors of tbe poWer which comes
from vast wealth mast be permitted
their fall legal rights they must not
misuse that power to the pablic injury.
To prevent that and to protect them
also from the rapacity of their fellows
he insists that there must be the higher
power of tbe Government to safeguard
the rights of tbe whole country. This
Government, he reminds them, does
not recognize classes. Poor and rich
alike are entitled to and will be assured
their fullest rights, but no more.
AT Portland, Oregon, Tuesday, the
Federal grand jory returned three in
dictments in connection with tbe in
vestigation into the land frauds. Tbe
Brat is against United States Senator
John H. Mitchell, Congressman Binger
Harrman, 8. A. D. Puter, Horace C.
McKinley. Emma L. Watson, Daniel
W. Tarpley, Elbert K. Brown, Nellie
Blown, his wife, Harry A. Young,
Frank H. Walgamot, Clark E. Loomis
and Salmon B. Ormsby. They are
charged with having comspired Feb. 1,
1003, to defraud tbe United States
government of public landa by prepar
ing and signing affidavits as to the oc
cupation and settlement of these lands.
Senator Mitchell ia specifically charged
With having at Washington, D. C,
March 8. lAOSJ, unlawfully prepared an
affidavit for Emma L. Watson to sign,
in which Mrs. Watson untruthfully
awore she was a bona fide settler in a
portion <it these lands. It also charges
Senator Mitchell prepared unlawfully
an affidavit for Puler to sign, in which
Puter is alleged to have sworn he knew
the contents of the Watson affidavit
were tine. The indictment charges
Mitchell received AA a compensation for
bis alleged services #2,000, paid to him
by Puter. The indictment states that
in pursuance of the conspiracy Senator
Mitchell introduced Puter to William
A Richards, the commissioner of the
general land office at Washington, stat
ing Puter was one of the most honor
able citzena in tbe state.
The Russians made a tremendous ef
fort to turn the Jap. left at the junction
of the Shakhe and Hnn rivers.last week,
and attacked in force. The Japa were
at first taken by surprise, as a snow
storm was raging, but recovered and
were reinforced and drove back the
Russians. The fighting continued
from Wednesday till Sunday, and the
Russian losses during the five days are
put at 36.000. those of the Japs at 7,000.
The Japs are keeping the Russian
soldiers posted regarding the disturb
ances in Russia by means of kites* to
which they attach the printed dispatches
from Russia, and then cut the strings.
The Japs are said to be preparing a
campaign against Vladivostock: and the
Chinese government is reported as buy
ing arms and amnnition in large quan
At Paris, Tuesday, the Russian naval
officers testified to seeing a torpedo
boat, among the fishing fleet.
At St. Petersburg and Moscow, yes
terday, all was reported quiet. Both
cities were guarded by troops. At
Warsaw and some of the smaller man
nfacturing towns there were some dis
turbances. Father Gopon had not yet
been arrested, and it was said that the
authorities had changed minds as
to hanging the novelist, Gorkey.
At St. Petersburg, Tuesday, a repre
sentative of the Associated Pre'ss had an
interview with the Grand Duke \ lad
imir, uncle of the Czar, who alleged
that au anarchistic and socialistic
conspiracy aimed at the overthrow of
the Government was behind the peaceful
processions of Sunday, January 22nd,
and declared that in defending itself at
all hazards the bureaucracy did only
what other governments so threatened
would have done. "We had to save tbe
city from the mob," he said: Tbe people
were warned not to assemble.
This is plausible if the facts are so
easily forgotten. The petitioners, fail
ing of redress through the official chan
nels, sought simply to present their case
to the Czar in person. There is no evi
dence that the people were bent upon
violence. They went unarmed, bring
ing their women and children with
them. Had the Czar or tbe Govern
ment shown the slightest sign of listen
ing to their petition, whether it was
granted or not, there is every reason to
believe there would have been no crisis
such as Vladimir now says exists
throughout Russia. It was the unpro
voked and deliberate massacre of help
less and innocent men, women and
children which has inflamed Russia and
horrified the world. The comparison of
the Russian bureaucracy to any other
civilized government is an insult.
insists that Russia is not
ripe for a constitution, but that the peo
ple will be given a voice—an opportu
nity to present their needs and griev
ances directly to the sovereign. Yet
when they sought that opportunity they
were shot down like rabbits by order of
this very man!
The members of the Legislature re
assembled in the State Capital, Monday,
and then learned that to general liquor
legislation would be enacted this winter
—the leaders having discussed the situ
ation during the recess.
Senator Goehring was explaining his
"retraction bill," some appropriation
bills were introduced that evening, it
was said that Lee Plumuier of Blair
waj slated for State Treasurer; Farmer
Creasy's taffy for Roosevelt was voted
down because he ia a Democrat; a
new bill to extend the Capitol Park was
introduced in tbe House; the bill giving
Allegheny county two more Courts
paftsed second in the Senate; Senator
Watson's bill to permit tbe attorney
general to appoint au attorney in any
county to supercede tbe district attor
ney in the prosecution of a case and the
joint resolution appropriating $60,000
for participation in the Lewis and
Clarke centennial exposition at Port
land, Ore., were recommitted for
amendment, etc.
Among the bills introduced, Tuesday,
was one by Rep. Hays appropriating
1120.000 to the Soldiers Home at Erie.
Tbe bill retiring 70-year-old Judges on
full pay, after serving Si/5 years, passed
the Senate finally, that day. The meet
ing of the country members to organize
against tbe state machine was held that
even ing.
One ImiK-rative Condition.
A proposition reported from Harris
bnrg to relieve the judges of the duty
of hearing applicants and issuing liquor
license and to transfer that function to
a board of excise commissioners to be ap
pointed for each district by the Govenr
or is a rival of an oft-discussed sugges
tion. That the judges should be glad
to escape the license court duty Is easily
understood. There are points upon
which the present system may be criti
cised, but whether the proposed change
would be for the bettor would, like
many other measures, depend upon the
practical operation. It the new cotnmls*
sioners should be of the class that too
largely fills the State offices there can
be no doubt that the transfer would be
a decided retrogression. It would mean
that the issne of liquor license would
be added to the political graft of the
machine, the very thing that the placing
of this function in the hands of the
judges was devised to avoid.
That Is one imperative condition that
the people of Pennsylvania are called to
insist upon—that there shall l»e no
backward step In this business; that the
granting of liquor license shall be lu no
way jiermitted to become a medium for
political manipulation and corruption.
Despite occasional grounds for criticism
in Isolated cases the manner of bsning
license under the existing system has
worked well. It has divorced, as far as
seemed possible, the liquor Interests and
the polltitians. Whatever connection
they may have maintained has not been
as a rule, through the medium of deals
for license. The result has been for the
public benefit, and tbe public will Insist
that no disturbance of the salutary con
dltlon shall be made. The principle of
tbe new bill may be theoretically sound,
but corning from the present Slate
rulers It will he viewed with suspicion
until it Is shown to be what It purports
to lie purely In the interest of the Com
monwealth —Dispatch.
Y. M. C. A.
Men who want to hear a good address
should come to the men's meeting at 3
o'clock, Sunday, when Rev. J. C. Nich
olas of the Grace Lutheran church will
The Association rooms ate open fr<>tn
2to H o'clock. In the reading room will
bo found a number of helpful Ixjoks
such as "The Man from Glengarry "
"The Prospector," "Chinese Character
istics," "The Gist of Japan ' and many
Remember that tbe meeting hour has
been changed from 4to 3 o'clock. All
men are Invited.
Harmony Items.
A mass meeting of almost 200. com
posed of the best citizens and ladies of
Harmony. Zelienople and Jackson twp.,
was held in the English Lutheran
church. Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock,
called by the ministers of the two towns
for the purpose of expressing their dis
approval of the steps being taken at
Harrisburg to change modify or re
peal the Sunday Law of 1794. Rev. J.
A. Kribbs, director of the Orphans'
Home at Zelienople was chosen chair
man and J. E. Kocber, secretarv. Hon.
John Dindinger and Rev. Hugh Leith.
pastor of the Presbyterian church, were
selected to go to Ilarrisburg with a
memorial expressing the sense of the
meeting, in fact the sentiment of the
vicinity, and wait upon onr representa
tives and tbe proper legislative commit
tee. A committee was named to frame
resolutions upholding the Sunday Law
of 1794. and condemning actions that
may be taken to change this law in any
manner in the sense of greater liberali
tv. The memorial that will be taken to
Harrisburg by the two men selected
will request no change in this law, the
1794 law being liberal enough.
Mrs. Jacob Shaffer died at the home
Moses G. Bentle, Rochester. Pa., Satur
day. Mrs. Shaffer was aged, the second
wife of Sir. Shaffer, formerly of Har
mony, who died some years ago
Funeral services were held in the Grace
Reformed church at Harmony, Monday
afternoon. Interment took place in the
Mennonite cemetery after service.
Frank H. Knox of Warren, O, who
has been sick four months with fever
visited his father, Enoch H. Knox over
Oil and Gas Notes.
The Market—was cut 3 cents. Tr.es
day morning, and the price is $ 1.39.
Connoquenessing—The well on the
Louis Rader, was put to pumping last
Friday, and did 42 barrels in the first
24 hours. Another well has been located
on the same farm.
Roumania —American drillers in Ron
mania are looked upon as very superior
individuals and in older to maintain
their dignity are compelled! to wear silk
hats and dress suits when not working
There are only two classes known in tbe
country—the rich and the poor. Such
a thing as a Democratic s-pirit is un
known and the drillers in order to main
tain their authority and inspire the res
pect of their subordinates must be able
tc appear in their "glad rags" every day.
They live in grand style and the com
pany that employs them pays the tolls.
Freak Oil Well —Queen Bros, brought
in a well on the G. E. George farm, in
Brady's Bend twp , Armstrong county
last week, in which a vein, or strata of
natural refined, or white oil, was tapped.
The drill found 12 feet of excellent pro
ducing sand, and the well filled up 500
feet with the fluid, which could not be
exhausted by the bailer. Thig is the
second well ever drilled in which natural
refined oil was struck, the Somerville
well on an adjoining farm by this strike,
being the first. For a number of years
after the Somerville well was drilled in
the product WHS sold to neighboring
farmers and others right from the tank
and used in lamps as an illuminant with
out any further refining process. Tbe
oil is as clear as the best commercially
refined; burns with as clear a flame, and
makes as good a light. Of late vears
the product of the Somerville well has
been bottled up and sold as a hair oil by
a company organized for that purpose.
While the Somerville well never exced
ed a barrel a day, the Queen well is es
timated to make up to 25 barrels.
Jefferson County—The Citizens Fuel
company of Punxsutawnev, which waH
organized last July and which was later
incorporated with the Mahoning gas and
Heat company, gave an option on its
property to the T. W. Phillips Gas Co.
of Butler, on Tuesday.
Tbe Citizens Fuel company has leases
covering about 7,000 acres in that coun
tv on which there is now in operation 15
wells. The Male includes about HO miles
of gas line and franchises in Pjnxsu
tawney and Lindsey. The price for the
property as agreed on is $286,000, half
of the purchase price to be paid Febru
ary 15, the remainder to lie secured by
6 per cent gold bonds.
John Ferris, a crane boy at the Car
Works, had his coat tail caught in the
cogs of a shaft, tbe other night, au'l
had they not parted he would have met
with a serious accid* nt.
A. W. Hartje of Evans City was ser
iously ill of blood poisoning, last week.
Four fine cattle belonging to James
Follett of near Bruin were killed on the
railroad track, a few days ago.
Jack Rubor, an o'l driller of Greene
county, was killed last week, while
working in Lewis county. W. Va. A
gas main had become frozen and Rabor
was thawing it out. He had cut tbe
main and when the obstruction of ice
was blown out of the pipes it struck
him, tearing off one leg and mangling
tbe other. He died a few hours later.
William Kilimeyer of Summit t«rp.
was hit in tbe face by a pneumatic
hammer, at the Car Works, Tuesday,
and badly injured.
By the bumping of a coasting sled into
a lamp-post on Franklin street, Tuesday,
a son of Cbas. Parker was badly hurt
Mrs. Fenney of Jefferson twp. fell
and broke her hip bone, last week,
tthe was brought to the hospital, but
there was no room for her, und she had
to be taken back home
James M. McCurdy, ISSJS of the lime
stone quarry at Branchton, was hit ori
the head by a flying fragment of stotie,
Wednesday afternoon, and seriously in
jured The stone struck the sifle of hii
head, and tore the scalp baring tbe
John Bonner of Sarvers Station, for
merly of Butler was cut across tbe legn
by a man named Blakley, one evening
last week. Blakley was intoxicated arid
Bonner undertook to take him to Flem
luiug's livery stable and start hlui homo,
but Blakley got mad on the way, put
his left hurjd around Bonner and slashed
liim with bis right Bonner had his
legs sewed up, and Blakley fell down
the steis ami hurt himself and was t;ik
en to his home in Buffalo twp. lie lost
bis wife's gold watch, his knife and his
false teeth during the fuss No war
rant for his arrest has been taken out.
Atignstns ,J. Lamb one of the largest
property owner*in Allegheny, w.is found
dying last Sunday morning about Ho
clock, in the bathroom of the family
residence. South Diamond St. and Union
Ave., Allegheny. A razor lay near his
right hand and a long gash across the
throat told the story. Medical assistance
was secured, but Mr. Lutnb died v. few
minutes after being found No cause
can be assigned for tbe scuicide. For
some time Mr. Lamb had been suffering
from rheumatism. Augustus Lamb was
born in Butler county August H, JH4O.
When a young man he went to Colorado
and for years was a cowboy. His busi
ness acumen gained for him considerable
wealth in the stock raising business, and
after accumulating a fortune he return
ed to Allegheny, where he had since
lived. He owned property in every
part of tbe city.
The current Issue of "Tbe United
i Presbyter I au" contains the following.
Mr. W. B. Sbrader. Financial Clerk,
Of Butler I'resbytery. writes; "Please
give mention in your paper of a dona
tion of S3,(MS) to tbe boards of tbe United
Presbyterian Church from Mrs Jennie
S. Bart ley, of Sbilo congregation, Butler
Presbyter'*, HI memory of her father and
mother. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Graham.
To lie distributed as follows: Foreign
missions, $1,500; home missions, $1,000;
Freed men's missions. $500."
Mrs Hartley Is the wife of Elmer
Bartb-y of Sonth McKean St.
Hlrtlnlity Party.
On Friday evening January 27, the
many friends of Mrs It W. Cramer of
Harversvllle, met to help her celebrate
her birthday.
The neighbors of the community were
well represented Mr. and Mrs. ('rum
er were recipients of many useful and
riandsom gifts. Games were indulged
in, after which a substantial * upper was
served. All departed wishing lier
many more happy birthdays.
HELLER —At his borne in Washington
twp.. Jan. 28, 190.">. Godfrey Heller
in his 92nd year.
He <s sarvived by bis wife, two sons
and three daughters.
SHAFFER—At the home of her daugh
ter. Mr?. Grant Bentel. at Rochester,
Pa , Jar.. 23, 1905. Mrs. Rebecca, wid
ow of Jacob Shaffer of Harmony, and
nee Mover, aged 72 years.
She was the mother of sixteen child
ren. nine of whom survive her.
CAMPBELL -At his home at Shelton.
Neb., Jan. 19, 1905, Eli Campbell,
formerly of Concord twp , this coun
ty. aged 61 years.
Ho was a brother of Mrs. Cyrng
Cauiubell of Butler. Mrs. Piatt Sutton
of Concord twp.. Mrs Ellen Bartley of
Monterey, Clarion county, Mrs. Mary
Campbell of Washington twp.. I N,
and R. S. Campbell of Concord twp .
Harvey Campbell of Monessen and
Matthew Campbell of Smithfield, W.
He served in Co. C. 134 th Pa. Vols,
in the Civil War.
KISKADDON--At her home in Free
port, Jan. 25, 1905. Mrs Etnma, wid
ow of Samuel M. Kiskaddon, aged 52
Mrs. Kiskaddon s maiden name was
Martin and she was born and raised in
BELLES- At her home in Lancaster
twp., Jan. 10. 1905. Mrs. J. C Belles,
nee Sarah Ellen Shiever, in her 39th
O'DONNELL—At his home in Donegal
twp , Jan. 19, 1905, J. C. O'Donnel, in
his 57th year.
YINKS—In West Virginia, Jan 23,
1905. David Yinks of Saxon Station,
aged about 60 years.
Mr Yinks was employed in W. Va
and died suddenly. His body was
brought home, and buried at Worthing
ton, Friday
DOELINGER—At the home of Jacob
Spangler, E Jefferson St.. Butler.
Jan 27. 1905, Mrs. Catharine Doelin
ger. in her 99th year.
Mrs. Dotlinger was the oldest person
in Butler. She .vas born in Germany,
came to this country when young, and
liwd for many ytars in Penn twp.
McKAY —At the home of her daughter,
Mrs. W. P. Criner in Middlesex twp .
Jan. 27. 1905, Mrs. Matilda McK-.v.
lined M 5 years.
Mrs. McKay was bora in Ireland and
after her marriage moved to this coun
try in 1850, settlintc in Butl-r county.
She was a meuilier of the Westminster
Presbyterian church, near Saxonburg.
She is survived by the following child
ren: Mrs. Anna Jane McDonald of Glas
gow, Scotland; Mrs. Margaret Brewer
of Falkton, S. D.; Mrs Isabella Crint-r,
with whom she lived, and Alexander
McKay of Tarentuiu.
HUNT—At Avalon, Jan. 28, 1905,
Harvy B. Hunt, formerly of this
county, aged 51 years.
KLEIN-At Redding. Cala., Jan. 27.
1905, Rev D. K. G. Klein, formerly
of Cbicora
He will be buried in this county.
BROWN—At her home in Middlesex
twp, Jan 28, 1905, Mrs. Margaret
Jane, widow of Jacob Brown, aged 78
DUG AN— At his home in Butler, Jan
31, 1905, Joseph A. Dngan, aged 34
MITCHELL—At his home in Alle
gheny, Feb 1 1905, Harvey J. Mitch
ell, aged 59 years.
Harvey was a son of Judge Mitchell
dee'd. and a brother of Alexander and
James B. of Butler. For several year*
he has been Chief Auditor of the H. J.
Heinz (Jo., he was an excellent account
ant, and was held in high esteem by all
who knew him. He is survived by hi*
wife, nee Bentel of Harmony, and two
children. His death was caused by
ROBERTS—At his home in Mars, Jan
23,1905, D. W. Roberts, aged 72 years
Charles Lockhart, repnted to be the
richest man in Pittsburg, died at his
home on (Highland Ave., last Thursday,
in his 87th year. He was born in Scot
land, came to this country with his
family while yet a boy, engaged him
self as a grocer's clerk at 15 cents a day,
arid afterwards engaged in the business
himself. He took an interest in the
production and refining of petroleum
from its discovery, helped to organize
the Standard Oil Co. in 1874 and gradu
ally became a lnulti-millionare.
Matthew Murphy, aged abont 65
years, an oil man of Foxburg. was
found dead. Sunday morning, Jan. 15,
at one of his wells on the Fox farm. He
had been in Parker on Thursday before
and trausaeted some bubir»*ss and se.tm
ed in his usual health when he return-d
to the oil wells. Ho did not go to his
house that evening nor the next, but
his family did not think anything of
that for he often stayed for several days
at a time and nothing was ever thought
of his almence until Sunday morning,
when his son went to the lease and
found his father dead. It will never la
known when he died as ho was thought
to tst dead 24 hours more when
Letters testamentary on the estate of
John Spohn, dee'd. late of Summit
twp., Bntler Co., Pa .having been grant
ed the undersigned, all persona know
ing themselves indebted to said estate
will please make immediate payment,
and any having claims against said
estate will present them duly authenti
cated for settlement to
Philip J. Spoiin. i t , .
John Si'oiin, f
R. F l> No 5. Butler, Pa.
Jam** B MuJunkin, Att'y.
Letters'if administration on the estate
of Lyman Hilliard, dee'd, late of Wash
ington twp , Butler county, Pa., having
iieen granted to the undersigned, all
persons knowing themselves indebted to
said estate will pleat*e make immediate
payment, and any having claims against
said estate will present them duly
authenticated for settlement to
Cl! A I.M I'.HH I In. MAIM I.
R. F. !>. 49, West Suiibury. Pa.
L< tters testamentary on the estate of
Martha Amberson, dee'd., late of For
ward twp., Butler Co., Pa., having been
grarted to the undersigned, all persons
having claims against said estate will
present same dnly authenticated, and
all persons indebted to same will make
prompt settlement.
W. H. Buhl,
Lev. McQuihtion, Executor.
J. C Vanhkumn,
John H \Vii.hon,
Attys. for Executors 10-27 04
In re istate of Geo E. Miller, dee'd.,
late of Bntler Borough, Pa.
Whereiis, letter* of Adm'n Cum
Testament/) Aunexo in above estate
have been issued by the RegUter of
Wills, to the undersigned, all persons
indebted to said estate are requested to
promptly pay, and any having claims
will present them properly proved for
pay in cut.
Adm'r C. T. A.
W. C. Finih.ky, Att'y.
lifcelver'N Notlcr.
In re tiitj Itiitbir Builders' .Supply Co.
Notice is hereby given that on the 7th
day of Decern tier, 1901, the undersigned
was appointed receiver of the Butler
Builders' Hupply Company, a corpora
tioii under the laws of the state of Dela
ware, and authorized to do business in
the state of Pennsylvania, with office at
Butler, Pa., by the Hon. James M. Gal
breath, president judge of the Court of
Common Pleas of said county, that we
have accepted said appointment, and
have eatured njion our duties as receiver
Notice is hereby given to all persons
who are indebted to said company to
make payment to said receiver, and all
is-rsons having any I egal claim against
or demand upon siid company, shall
make proof of aame. In the manner pro
vided t>v law, and present the satue to
the undesigned
Receiver of The Butler Builders' Hop
ply Company.
FIiANK 11. MUKPHY, Attorney.
BaU«r, Pa., December 10, 1904.
A rate That !• Often the Portion of
Llvlithou? Keeper*.
Tecple who read books—and all do In
this day- will recall Kipling's story
of the lonely lightkeeper who became
mad from the monotony of his situa
tion, says the Indianapolis Sentinel.
While the story was fiction, it never
theless was in accordance with many
actual occurrences. A correspondent
submitted the question to the light
house board and found that, while
there had been no snch cases as that of
Kipling's character. Dowse, there had
been many which showed the madden
ing effect of monotony and isolation
upon the human mind.
The madness of the lighthouse is
much like that of the desert, for they
are traceable to a like cause. In the
desert there is monotony of silence; at
lea there is monotony of sound. One
Is ns bad as the other since both derive
their entire pain from mental effect
It is a fearful disease, not yet fully un
derstood, though many noted alienists
have made a study of it
This government maintains 1,500
lighthouses, and about 100 of them are
isolated, and communication with the
outside world may be interrupted some
times for months.
If a man is taken from the ordinary
walks of life, where he mingles with
his fellow man, and sent to a light
house where no human face is seen ex
cept that of the ever present assistant
and no sound is heard save the roaring
of the wind and wave, he has been
transferred from normal to most ab
normal conditions.
In n remarkably short time keeper
and assistant have talked out. Then
they begin to wear on each other, and
soon they fall to quarreling. Some
times melancholia attacks one of them,
and unless he is speedily relieved his
mental balance is disturbed. When
the disturbance becomes extreme it
takes either a homicidal or suicidal
turn, and the unfortunate has to be
watched closely and sometimes con
fined to keep him from doing violence
to himself or others.
It Is well known that the Minot ledge
light Is noted for the number of men
who have gone crazy in it and for that
reason is an object of Interest to stu
dents of mental diseases. It Is. as ev
erybody knows, a piece of engineering
of the very highest order, being In that
respect second only to the famous Ed
dystone light.
More than a year was consumed In
getting a foundation for It, and so high
are the tides and so terrific the storms
that the entrance to the light is more
than forty feet nbove the water. Then,
one above the other, come the five
rooms occupied by the keepers and
used for storage purposea, then the
watch room and finally the lantern.
The tower, being circular and space
greatly in deuiaud, naturally every
thing Is made to conform, ao that no
room shall be lost. Even the beds on
which the men sleep ara curved. Ev
erything Is round. The government
has done the best It could to make life
there as bearable as possible, and keeps
five men stationed there, so that they
may go ashore as often as the chance
Is afforded without detriment to the
service.—Brooklyn Eagle.
Fml Swlmralnit Flah.
For long distance swimming the
shark may be said to hold the record,
as he can outstrip the swiftest ship#
apparently without effort, swimming
and playing around them and ever
on the lookout for prey. Any human
being falling overboard in shark fre
quented waters has very little chance
of escape, so rapid is the action of the
shark, the monster of the deep. The
dolphin, another fast awlmnilng flsli,
a near relative of the toothed whales,
la credited with a speed of considerably
over twenty miles an hour. For short
distances the salmon can outstrip ev
ery other fish, aecompltohlng Its twen
ty-flve miles an hour with ease. The
Spanish mackerel la one of the fastest
of food fishes and cuts the water llko
a yacht. Predatory fishes are generally
the fastest swimmers. A fast tlsli looks
trim and pointed, with Its head conical
In shape and Its tins fitting close to Its
body like a knife blade Into Its handle.
Fish, on the other hand, with large
heads, bigger than their bodies, anil
with short, stubby tina, are built for
slow motion.
How a -Hull Tlilef Wna Hlneovereil.
"Yes, there are some pretty nice pick
ings In the mall service If the clerks
want to take chances." said one of the
postal inspectors. "Take the case of
Just one fellow on whom we landed re
cently. In one year we traced $175 of
missing money to him, mid there Is no
telling how much he got away with
that couldn't be accounted for. of the
$475, le swiped as high ns SSO In cash
from one letter, and as low as <K» cents.
And these were (pit registered letters,
which shows the foolishness of sending
money through the mails without tak
ing proper precautions. In one instance
a traveling man scut lils wife $1 In a
Ictler. It never reached her, and her
kick brought s.'l more. That was swip
ed, too, and the circumstance of two
thefts In one family, one following the
other so closely, was largely Instru
mental In casting suspicion on the cul
prit."—Philadelphia Hecord.
Will* ami Words.
Two wills were filed with the pro
bate Judge In Atchison county.
One read, "Will I give nil my prop
erty to my wife."
The other read, "I give, devise and
bequeath nil my property, real, per
sonal and mixed, together with nil ten
ements, hereditaments and appurte
nances thereunto belonging or other
wise appertaining to, wherever situat
ed, to have and to hold for all time and
forever," etc.
And the first Is as good as the last. —
Kansas City J'mrnnl.
TH6 I3UTk6H CmzeN.
$1 00 n»*r y•tar If paid In advance. oth«rwUr
fJ.OO will h«5 f'narirwl.
AliVKiiTlwiwo KATEtt 4 inn Inch, on® tlnn
II; nul)it(«<|UOt)t fiO cnnt* «uwh
Auditor** ami divorce notli'w# $4 <<*<•-
utont' and adni In Intra tor*' notice* s<l #tM*h
» ntray and dlnvolution notice* 92 oacfi. ftuad-
IriK noilrcH 10 writ* a line for flr*t and l-n
for na< h piulw(M(iii-ut Insertion. Notln-n
among local now* Item* l"» cent* ft line for
niHiiri *«)rtlori. Obltuorl**, rardM of thank*
rcMolutlou* of r« not In*# of festival*
and fair*, etc., ln*nrtod at the rate of A cent*
a line, money to accornnany the order. ** vt-n
word* of pro*" make ftllfie.
Kate* for MtaiidlnK <?ard* and Job worU on
All adv« rtUlr>K 1h dti«-afli r flrnt InM rtion.
and all train*hut adv»*rtl*lng mu*t paid
for In advanri*.
All fjornrniirilratlo.ns lnt**ndf»d for publica
tion In till* paprr n»u*t !»•? Arcornpantod l>>
tli** roal naui«s of tit" writer, not for publica
tion bit i a jruarantcn of tfood full b.and nhould
rniM'li u* not latnr tlian Tunwday ovnnlng.
fhtath notlw* *nu*t bu accompanlod wit h
tf»ftf>on*!bl« n :•»#»*
H Mil AM R,
Ofkiok Room 508, Butler County
National Dunk buildim;
W S. & E. WICK, |
KOUKII and Worlmtl |,unb«l of all Kluflfi '
iNtora, nriil fttoulilluira
Oil Well lit«a a Kpnclalty,
OlHrn anil Varil
K. Uuiitilfijrliam and Monro* ttts |
The Butler Business College
New Buildings $2,000 00 worth of BRAND NEW typewriters just added,
other NEW equipment in proportion. Positions secured for onr worthy
gra'luat-g. During the past two months we have had calls for seven or eight
more youni; men stenographers than we could supply. Spring term opens MOL
daj*. April 3. 1905 INVESTIGATE! Catalogue and circulars free to thoM
interested. MAY ENTER ANY TIME.
A. F. REGAL, Principal, Butler, Pa.
Last year brought us a good business, but it left us with a lot of Hj
Winter Shoes on hand. As we confidently expect this year to be even Hi
better, we have ordered heavily for Spring, and finer shoes than ever, too. H
Before these reach us we must set our winter stock cleared out so
we'll have room. With that in view we've taken about H
and cut fearful holes in our profits on every pair. Sff
Heavy Unlined Kid, |1 25 j-q«
and # 1.50 goods, now .... Ol>C
For our smart Street
Boots, $3 50 and $4.00 qq
style, now sl.oa
Fine Kid Shoes, $3.00 and
|JS.SO goods, now
Our Bargain lot of $2.50 qq„
and $2.00 Shoes now joC
Honse Shoes and Slippers,
warm lined for cold and on-,
tired feet, 9Sc and 0"C
; ; Boys, *l.lO, 98c, 03c. Girls, 69c. 59c, 48c. S5
Sale Starts Saturday, January 21, at 9 a. m. H
i j Get prosperous at the expense ef
IHuselton's °SI
/ We wish to inform the readers of the CITIZEN that )
rwe are at present conducting our Semi-Annual dis- S
\ count sale. /
Men's, Boys' and ,'Children's Suits we will
sell during this sale at 50 per cent., 33 1-3 per cent., 20 £
C per cent., and 10 per cent, less than regular price—none /
/ reserved.
? Men's, Boys' and Children's Overcoats sold r
t at the same discounts. J
V Miscellaneous Bargains all through the store. /
J Needless for us to say more. You know we do as we \
J advertise. Thats all that is necessary. C
k Watch Window Display and bring this ad. with /
/ you. ?
) Douthett & Graham. I
Letters of administration. C. T. A., on
the estate of Maty Vincent, deed.,
lute of Slipperyrock township, Bnt
ler county, Penn'a., having been
granted to the undersigned, all persons
knowing themselves indebted to said
estate will please make immediate pay
meet, and any having claims against
Haid estate will present them dnly
authenticated for settlement to
I. M. COVKRT, I A r T *
J. B. WiiiSON, ( Adm rB - C - T - Al
Slipxieryrock, I'a.
Attorney*. 12-22-04
Letters of administration on the estate
of John Ward, dee'd., late of Porker
township, Butler County, I'a, 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 duly authenticated for settlement
to D. L. HUTCHISON. Adrn'r.,
R. F. I). 72, Petr-lia, Pa.
11. II Q OUCH Kit, Att'y. 11-8 04
Letters of administration on the estate
of Mrs. Caroline Hanlon, dee'd., late
of Centre twp , Butler Co., Pa., hav
tng been granted to the undersigned, all
[srsons knowing themselves to be in
debted to said estate will make immedi
ate payment and those having claims
against the same will present them dnly
authenticated for settlement to
JAMKH 11. THOMI'KON, Adm'r.,
Cbicora, U. P. D. 77, Pa.
Attorneys. 12-1-04
Public Notice of Dissolution of
Notice is hereby given that the part
nersbip lately subsisting Itetween Mack
Burton and I) C. Burton, under the
llrm name of I). (Burton & Bro , was
dissolved on the I.*»t.h day of October,
11)04, by mutual consent. All debts
owing to the said partnership are to be
received by the said I). C. Burton and
all demands on the said partnership are
to be presented to the said 1). C. Burton
for payment.
MA< K BURTON. It. F. I). 22,
I). c. BIJKTON, K F. I). 21,
Haxonbtirg, I'a. I
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Hpcor I trot Hers,
Members of Pittsburg Stock Exchange.
Utt I'uuith Ave., Tills burg. I'a,
98c For onr Heavy Work Shoes, H|
$1.25 grades EQ
98c our regular $1.50 and Hi
$1.25 goods, which gives*
good service. §£■»
Si.9B Broken sizes in onr regn-B
lar $4.00 and $5.00 grades. H
$1.69 Gets onr best high cut j
School Shoes for boys. Hp
Livery, Feed and Sale Stables
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Report ot the Condition of the
Farmers' National Bank,
at Butler, in the State of Penn'a., at
the cloneof business, January 11, 1905.
Loan* and discounts tt# 6K.1
Ov»rdraft*.M'rure<t mill unmwurwl ICI .'tt
I' h . |li,ml'. I in'' ■ •In-ulallmi l«» <sx> < •>
I'rriiiltiiiiH <4ll I .H. Itoml* I mm in
Hun k jutf-lmu*e, furnlf urn, ami
II ,111,1-. sisttw
Ilui> from National ilunk* (mil
ri'4i-rvn utft'Ut*) "7* 111
lini' from u|i|iriivi il nn'l vf (iK' iit* I'll II
I 11 11- I'll Jll -1: >- v <-|i III' M:i 111 |i. 111 ' '
t'lii-rk* uinl nl lnr null lli'iii* I" 111 'I
Null.* nf ullii r Null.mill Hunk* 5(1 mi
i'rui ll'inul papnr currency, nickel*
und ctinl* HW W
U»Hil Mmwy Bwrtiilii Iktuk, lit
HiMfte 87 972 Ml
1,1-tiul-n inli r null ! :: .'.Ki no ;*) »o
lt> iii-niiii I' hi fund with II.M. Trwu'r
C. 111-rn 111. of circulation) m» 00
Total 1178 212 4U
1.1 A 111 111 IKK KOI.I.AIOt.
(Uiiltiil *UK k pulil In liwimu mi
Murplus fund. W 000 00
Undivided iir'illl*. lc»* expense*
ami taxi'* linltl ®
National Ilunk n.ili'* "iiUluiidliiK l(m 000 im
Hun lo other NutUiuul Hunk* . . i ;m7 ::n
IMvldeml* unpaid 401 HO j
I ,n)l vlduul deptmlt* subject lo
licmuml rnrli#cale* of ili'inwll " in, im
Time certlfleate* of dupo*lt 'J2I 5iU *.">
Total <172 2® 411
htatk. or I'a., Couwrr or Huti.kii. ss:
I, 11..I 1 .. \V Hlnifhum, ( U«lilit of the Ulmiw*
named liunk. <J<» solemnly swear lliul. the
abort' *tut«inont I* I rut' to the Imut of my
knowledge uml licllef.
K. W lIINUIIAM,Caabter.
< OllllKtr Attest:
n I, <l,Ki:i,ANl>. r Ulrector*.
C. N IM'V I), 1
Hubwrlbed and sworn toliefore me I III* 111 li
rtuy of .lunnury. UmCi
Jut,. |>. M ait- ii a ■ .1.. Notary Public.
<'ouimillion expires May f., Utn.",.
A»»«l till m■••••Hull l«*» for find tier rule
MuUo uii* VVl«*. llnanlx, OrcfUW intUitu, <illt
bruhl. Ili-iln, QW.. ciui r»'ti*on»ii>ly hired or
hotitflil lit
Khhct BPOM.
#oy E. Ohio street, Allegheny, Pa.
j j
| J. Q. & W. CAJV\PBELL,|
igi Cypher's Incubators and Brooders also Poultry igi
i|i Supplies and International Stock Food.
1* January White Sale ;
We will inaugurate the Greatest White Sale consisting of Mualin Under- <
wear. Gowns, Skirts. Drawers, Corset Covers, Infanta' Slips and Dresses,
New White India, Persian. French Lawns Dotted and Embroidered <
Swisses, White Flannels, White Quilts, Table Linen, Napkins. Sheeting, ,
Towels and Pillow Cases.
Ladies' Gowns 48c, 7llc, Hl)c, 98c up to stf.so
Ladies' Drawers 19c. 25c, 48c, 89c. 98c and up {
Ladies' White Petticoats 89c. 48c, 73c. BBc, 98c up to *7.50
Ladies' Corset Covers 19c, 25c, 48c, 73c. 98c up to $1.50
I Children's well made Muslin Drawers, sizes Ito 8 years.. 10c, 15c
Infants' White Slips 25c, 50c. np to 50 I
Infants' White Dresses, long and short 25c, np to $8 00 i
Infants' White Night Dresses 25c and 50c
New Spring Styles in White Ruffled Swiss Curtains, three . I
specials for this white sale 98c, $1,25 and $1 50
New advance style in Standard Paper Patterns... 10c <
-none lower, 15c none higher. Onco use Standard Patterns I
yon will use no other. * i
Keuiber the dates Jan. 81st to Saturday, Feb. 11. C
Mrs. J. E. Zimmerman.!
Hull Phone 20#. 1"s i ill i - * jc.* _ {
People's Phone 120. iiulJti f i ti
IA Big Reduction In 1
(Parlor Furniture.!
Last week we told you why wc were having this gag
,SH sale, and quoted prices which have proved tempting. Jg
"UK wec k wc avc a * cw morc i ußt as ' sar " 91
jm gains to offer, as a perusal of the following will con- *gg
o vince you. jgjg
; *Bl Mahogany Three=Piece Suits. |p
' Very handnome h<>ii<l mahogany |>itM*e Parlor Suit. Hack# all< J Ntif
♦ £3 Htiiitn upholateral with h«tavy green nilk damask. IhU suit in of tesaf
J5» extra quality and wan SIOO but niußt go at $75- g§£
f pBW •••- -—---• ufW
»*Bi Arm Chairs and Rockers. *§
Solid Mahogany Parlor Chair. Beautifully carved baniater back, (
a French lens, claw feet, upholstered in rich red silk damask with a wag
small floral pattern. Formerly $lO 00. now $lO- JQBC
Couches and Rockers. fe
jUI Leather Couch, strictly first quality hair top. leather base, ma- W
Mfcf hogany finished feet, all hand uride and a good value at f iO, but wtll IgE
J)3g[ sell at SSO Hjf
fcSf | jH t us impress it upon you again that we are not conducting a ySC
» bargain sale, bnt this in our house cleaning and it will soon lm over, Igf
so do not delay in calling
SUlfred A. Campbell!
jEberle Bros.,^
p Estimates given on all kinds of work.
3 Wc make a specialty of ✓
/ 354 Centre Ave., Butler, Pa \
S Peoples Phone. 630. s
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