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WILLIAM C. NEC LEY. - Publisher j (
SIOO per year la Adraace. Otherwise SI-SO
Edwin S. Stuart.
Robert S. Murphy.
Robert K. Young.
Henry Houck.
R. H. Pillow,
J. M. Dight,
Ira McJunkin.
A. Dale Thome.
On Friday last the Senate decided to
send the Rate bill back to Conference.
On Monday the majority of the com
mittee on privileges and elections of the
United States Senate reported to that
body in favor of depriving Senator
Reed Smoot, of Utah, of his seat. The
report was signed by Senators Burrows,
Dolliver, Dubois, Pettus, Bailey, Over
man and Frazier. In brief, it found
that Senator Smoot had forfeited his
right to sit in the Senate because he had
taken the endowment oath to avenge
the blood of the Mormon prophets on
the Nation and because as a member of
the hierarchy of the church he was re
sponsible for its action in sanctioning
polygamy. ,
The minority report declared that
Smoot is entitled to his seat, that the
testimony as to his having taken the
B endowment oath was given by wit
nesses of bad character and that he was
not shown to have been a polygamic
himself or to have sanctioned the viola
tion of the Federal law against it. The
minority report is signed by Senators
Foraker, Beveridge, Dillingham, Hop
kins and Knox.
The Democrats of Westmoreland Co.
held their primaries last Saturday, but
did not name a man for Congress; leav
ing that to their Co. Committee which
meets next week.
At Dover, Del., Addicks was again
defeated for U. S. Senator. Thi3 time
by Col. Dupont—2o to 10.
Time for New Regime.
11 is not surprising that many of the
Republican newspapers of the state are
condemning the methods which were
used in nominating a Republican govern
or. They should be condemned by the
true Republicans of this commonwealth.
Of course the ticket will be condemned
by the Democrats, but this criticism
means little, as any kind of a ticket, by
whatever method, would have been
criticised. The Democrats are looking
out for their interest, and their boss,
Col. Gnfitey, will slate their nominee for
' them. And they will pipe to his fiddle
as they have always done.
Bnt the Republicans of this state have
ret before them a contest within the
party. It will be a contest for the
elimination of those methods and those
tactics which made possible the nomi
nation of Stuart. Few of the delegates
to the Harrisburg convention knew any
ftf fanfliflnta Until tWO davS
before the convention. They bad been
promised an open convention and a
! square deal. They did not expect that
' the Philadelphia machine would have
the nerve to use the party machinery of
the state to rehabilitate itself. Yet this
combination made up of malodorous
factional leaders, discredited in Phila
delphia, named the ticket which was
forced on the Republicans of the state.
There were enough delegates under
the control oi Penrose and responsible
to-him or their leaders for political ex
i«tence and their jobs to go along. All
credit should be given to those Repub
licans of the state who refused to wear
the Penrose collar, and showed their in
dependence and who expect to remain
in the party to make possible the defeat
of nnch methods and such outrages in
the future.
The Republicans of the state have an
important duty to perform and we are
not so sure but they will perform it.
And let the consequences which will
come to those leaders who disregarded
the rights of others, be what they may.
It is time for a new regime—a new
leadership.—Washington Observer.
AT Bellefonte, Centre Co., last Fri
day. a statute was dedicated to Andrew
G. Curtin, the great war-governor of
Pennsylvania, In his later years he
joined the Democrats in an effort to de
stroy the "Cameron machine" and for
six /ears he served in Congress as a
Democratic representative, discharging
his duties with ability and credit. Be
was a Pennsylvanian whose memory
can well be honored by its citizens of
all parties.
Fatal Fi res.
Towards midnight of last Thursday
night the fire alarm was sounded, and
persons residing in the northwestern
part of town, ani who looked from their
upper windows, saw a house on the
plank road hill completely enveloped in
flames—a vast torch—and the thought
occurred that a home so completely and
suddenly enveloped in flames might be
the funeral pyre of some or all of the
members of that family.
And so it was. Gas escaping from a
% hose connection completely filled the
room on the first floor occupied by Miss
Katharine Kreitzer, the oldest daugh
ter of Andrew Kreitzer, and probably
made her unconscious; then it ignited
from a light left burning low: and the
explosion that followed blew ont the
side of the room and set fire to the
whole lower story of the house; the
members of which, sleeping up-stairs
escaped through the windows, but Miss
Katherine, yet in her bed. slept the
sleep that knows no waking.
Part of her charred body was fonnd
on the bed springs after the fire burned
The fire companies, by a heroic effort,
prevented the flames from communicat
ing to the adjoining houses. The First
Wards were first near the scene, and
connected with tho plug at the Hospi
tal; then the Campbell's came along
and attached to their hose, making n
line long enough to extend to the nar
row passageway between the Kreitzer
honse and the next building, with a
weak stream of water, but sufficient to
do good, thongh to the firemen, danger
ous work.
The family escaped in their night
clothing, lost everything, and were pro
vided for by their neighbors. This is
the second house Mr. Kreitzer has lost
by fire.
Early next morning a house on same
hill, and but a few handred feet dis
tant was destroyed in almost the same
manner. A rubber hose in Alonzo
Hutchens kitchen, exploded during the
night, and the room tilled up with gas.
When Mr. Hutchens entered the kifch
en in the morning he smelled the gas,
but did not close the door behind him,
and while he was turning off the gas in
the kitchen, it reached the light in the
dining room, and the explosion wrecked
the house, set it on fire, and so badly
burned Mr. Hutchens that he was tak
-4a to the ffflflfKnl.
J. A. Klingensmith met with a serious
accident at George Harvey's in Clinton
township. Monday. He waa tearing
down an old log-barn at the time, when
a log fell across his breast, breaikng six
ribs and, perhaps, injuring him in
Finlay Bartley of Evans City, former
ly of Brnin, aged 38 years, was found
nnder a freight train near Gallery last
Saturday night. When the engineer
stopped at Callery for orders, he heard
a groan under a car and an investiga
tion revealed the badly mutilated body
of a man not yet dead under the trucks.
He was placed on the Buffalo flyer and
started for the Butler Hospital, but
died on the way. Hia body was taken
to Bruin. He waa a son of Thos. W.
Bartley, and is survived by his wife and
five sxiiall children.
A Slav named Gladi had a leg broken
at the Car Works, Sunday night
E D. Comstock. G. P. A. of the
"Bessie" had a leg broken by a fall from
a car, at Greenville, Monday.
A bov nsuned Orriel fell at the Park
skating rink, Monday night, broke an
arm, and is now at the Hospital.
Tlie Flood.
The downpour on the night of June
6th, 1906, in the townships to the north
and northeast of Butler seems to have
been one of the most remarkable of late
years—though how many inches fell
was not measured.
We hear of farms being washed, in
several townships; of corn, oats and po
tato crops being damaged: of roads be
ing washed out and township bridges
being destroyed; of several railroad
washouts; of telephone lines downed
and one railroad bridge (on the Win
field branch) being destroyed.
The Slipperyrock, Connoquenessing
and Buffalo were all flooded. The wa
ter in Butler rose higher than ever be
fore known, the Centre avenue and rail
road bridge embankments forming a
dam there, and the railroad and county
bridges and embankments near the car
works another there, while the creek
b«d and channel are gradually being
filled with refuse.
Much damage waa done in Butler,
and in several townships.
Old residents of the Connoquenessing
Valley say the water last Thursday was
two feet higher than the great flood of
August, 1861, and three feet higher
than when the Boydstown dam bursted
in August. li>o3. If the water last
Thursday had gone three or four inches
higher, it is said the dam would have
overflowed and broken, and Butler
have been another Johnstown.
Fires and Lightning.
During the storm of last Wednesday
night the barn of Harrison Emery in
Washington twp, was struck by lightn
ing and destroyed by fire. One cow
burned with the barn. The loss is
about SIOOO, with insurance in S6OO.
Jas. Campbell of Concord twp. had a
fine Jersey killed by lightning during
the storm of last Wednesday night.
During the storm of Saturday after
noon James Mitchell and his son, of
Rural Valley, Armstrong county, were
killed by lightning while sitting on
their porch; while a dozen houses and
barns near Punxsutawney were struck,
and two boys killed.
The barn of Lawrence Denny in
Winfield twp. was struck by lightning.
Wednesday night.
School Board Meeting.
Monday evening the School Board
met and" accepted the report of the
budget committee which recommended
the levying of taxes as follows: 1 mill
sinking fund. 6 mills general fund and
2 mills building, a total of nine mills.
Last year the tax was 1 mill sinking
fund, 6 mills general and no building
tax, making an increase of two mills.
Debts already contracted in connection
with the condemnation of the old
Borough graveyard amount to S7OOO,
which was borrowed from the general
fund of last year, and this indebtedness
makes the levying of a building tax
necessary. A hard fight against mak
ing an increase of more than one mill
waa made, and the final vote was 0 to 0
in favor of the two mill increase.
All last years corps of teachers wbo
applied were re-elected, which included
all the old High School force, all the
principals and special teachere, and all
the teachers except Florence Cornelius.
Mae Kreaps, Anna Thompson and Miss
Barton, who did not ask for re-election.
Miss Cornelius has been elected to a
position in the Bellevue schools and
Miss Kreaps is now Mrs. Frank Kemper.
Miss Elizabeth Frazier, who was sub
stituted last year, was given a regular
position, and two additional teachers
were elected, raising the total from 53
to 55. making places for six new
teachers. They are Mary McKinley,
AnnaH. Brown, Edith Negley, Gertrude
Redic, Margaret Wilson and Em ma
Marshall. The total number of teachers,
principals and High School Corps is 69.
Henry Krug was re-elected truant
officer and Harry Nicholas, T. A. Hite,
Simon Moon, Oliver Graham and J. H.
Cumberland were re-elected janitors.
Miss Bard of the High School has been
elected to a place in the Central High
School. Pittsburg, and if she will not
accept her Butler posUion, another
High School teacher will have to be
elected Friday evening when the Board
meets to fix salaries, etc.
Oil and Uas Notes.
The Market.—Remains at $1.64.
Connoquenessing Walker & Mc-
Candlesa' No.l on the Rose, which play
ed out in the 100-foot is showing uji
good in the Snee or Blue Monday.
W. Va —A monster gas well in
Ritchie county is burning, set fire by
lightning, and the flames are rising 501
Indian Territory—Two hundred oil
well derricks were wrecked near Dewej
last Saturday night by a tornado.
Callery—Eisler and O'Biens No. 1)'
Staples struck good pay in the 100-foot,
Greater Pittsburg.
By a vote of 37,505 to 17,582. only
about five-eight 9 of the voters going tc
the polls, Pittsburg and Allegheny be
came one city, last Tuesday. The vote
of the two cities was as follows.
For Greater Pittsburg, in Pitts
burg 30,90 7
For Greater Pittsburg, in Alle
gheny 6,50f
Total 87.50.1
Against Greater Pittsburg, in
Pittsburg 5,527
Against Greater Pittsburg, in
Allegheny 12,00,"
Total 17,535
Majority for Greater Pittsburg... 19,97: i
Vote of Jenkineon and Guthrie in
Pittsburg mayoralty con test.. 63,39£
Decrease in Pittsburg vote cast
yesterday 26,87.;
; Vote of Kirschler and Logan in
Allegheny mayoralty c0nte5t.23,992
Decrease in Allegheny vote cast
yesterday 5,47f
QUESTION— If a railroad official oi
clerk accepts a gift of stock with an un
mentioned outlook toward the supply
of cars, or a "commission" of so inany
cents per ton on sales of coal to the rail
road. Who really pays it? On the facs
of the transaction the coal producing
and shipping company pays it, and
gome courts might decline to go deeper
than the surface. But in view of obvi
ous ground for belief that the donor did
not make the gifts for lore the next
view, for which there is strong grown*,
is that it was done at the co«t of the
shareholders. It is possible to go deeper
yet and assert that the cost of these
| levies came ont of the shippers, who
: could not get cars or a square deal on
contracts, and ultimately out of the
i consumers, who pay in the end not
only for artificial restraints on coal pro
duction, but for the increased cost of
fuel t) the milroad.
The Cunningham Brothers-
Founders of Butier.
MR. EDITOK —The recent removal of
the dead remaining in the old grave
yard of Bntler was an event calculated
to make a deep impression upon all ocr
people, bnt more especially upon the
decendanta of the early citizens of onr
town. While the remains of many had
heretofore been removed to new resting
places, yet there were still reposing
there the dust of some of the early
pioneers and, in one case, of that of one
of the founders of the town itself. In
most of such cases the descendants of
these ancestral dead were either scatter
ed afar, or perhaps themselves dead.
To preserve their memory an element
of sentiment arose which said, that even
if no bones or dust of theirs be found
yet their names should be rescued from
oblivion and not permitted to perish
from the earth. In this noble and
worthy sentiment our School Board,
who have been given control of the old
ground for school purposes and who
were charged with the care and remov
al of its dead, heartily shared, and we
have every assurance from them that
the new homes of these dead will be
marked by suitable grave stones placed
at their head. Among them will be that
of John Cunningham, whose name ap
pears on the deeds as giving two of the
three lots composing this old burial
ground, and who died in Butler in the
year 1805, and was buried upon one cf
the lots he, in part, gave. The removal
of his dust, last October or November,
came just about one hundred years
from the time of his burial there. Of
him, who he was and what he did for
the town and county of Butler, in con
junction with a brother, it is the desire
and principal object of the writer of
this to give some account, as he has
learned the same by tradition, and a.-:
handed down to him from father to son
Two brothers, John and Samuel Cnrr
niDgham were among the first whiie
men who came to and settled within the
limits of the present borough of Butler
after the Indians had left this section.
As General Wayne's victory over and
treaty of peace with the Indians was in
179.->, the white man began to come here
soon after. From all we have learned
the Cunningham brothers came here in
1796 or 1797. Butler county was nut
then organized—it was taken from Alle
gheny county in 1800. So when they
came there was neither county or town
in being. They came from the eastern
part of this State. Lancaster county it
is said, but they seem to have had sonu
acquaintance in and about Philadelphia
What first attracted their attention tc
this point was, very probably, inform i
tion of it derived from an elder brother.
James Cunningham, who had been ou«
of the Surveyors of the State, appointed
to survev and lay out into tracts tht
State lands in Western Penrsylvania
Many of these tracts had become thf
property of Robert Morris, the dis
tinguished Patriot of Philadelphia ii
Revolutionary times, and who did sc
much for the cause, of Independence
James Cunningham, it would seem, be
came the agent of Mr. Morris for tht
lands in the district he surveyed. Thi>
district extended from a line north o
Butler about four miles to the Alie
gheny river on the south, and was an<
still is known as "Cunningham's Dia
trict of Depreciation Lands." Th<
portion of this "District" that fell iut<
Butler county, after it was taken frou
Allegheny county, embraces part of oui
present Centre and Oakland townships
all, or nearly all. of Butler, Summit
Jefferson, Penn, Middlesex and Clintoi
townships, and about half of Buffalo
WinfieJd, Clearfield and Donegal town
ships. The town of Butler is includes
in Butler township.
The lands within this "District" wen
not in fact "depreciation lands", brr
were so called because of certain scn'i
3r certificates issued to the soldiers oi
the Revolution for their services hav
ing become depreciated. The law al
lowed tne trtrtirtn KU'l t«vy
these lands in this depreciated scrip 01
money, and hence the name of thf
lands' Robert Morris, in aid of and ii
sympathy with the soldiers, gave then
.food and full money for this scrip, am
'o such an extent that, with other simi
lar losses, helped to bring about hi
financial ruin. All his lands in thi?
section of the State were sold at :
Judicial sale held at Bedford, Pa . ii
the year 1807, and Stephen Lowry, Esq.
)f Baltimore, became the purchaser o;
many of them in this section. Aftei
that "they were called "Lowry lands.'
By Mr. Lowry s will he devised theu
to his daughter Sarah, who became thf
wife of Thomas Collins, and hence tin
lands became known as "Collins lauds,'
ar "Sarah Collins lands " Sarah Colli™
lived in Butler in its early days am
was well known to its early people. Tin
late Mrs. Judge McClure and the latt
Mrs. Judge Wilson McCandless of Pitts
burg were daughters of Sarah Collin:
and inherited most of her lauds here
about, some of which, east of town, re
main in their heirs to the present time
The lands were divided into tracts ol
abont 300 acres each. The particulai
tract upon which Butler is was firs;
known as the "Tressler tract", that be
ing the name of the man to whom ;
warrant had first been issued for it. T<
this tract the attention of the Cunning
ham boys, or men, seems to have beet
directed. They settled upon it, obtain
ed a patent, deed, for it and changed it!
name from "Tressler" to that of "But
ler", so called in honor of Genera
Richard Batler, a brave soldier of th<
Revolutionary war, and who afterward;
fell fighting the Indians in the battli
with them in the west known as "St
Clairs' defeat", Nov, 1791. Our count;
and our town were named after thi
lamented Gen. Butler, and to the Cuu
ninghains, tradition says, is due thi
honor of suggesting the name.
John and Samuel Cunningham, as wi
say, became the owners of this tract o
300 acres that they called Butler. Wha
directed their attention or fancy proba
bly, to it was no doobt the peculia
formation in the creek here. The;
were millers, or had knowledge of thi
milling business, and may be wer
looking about for a good mill site t<
erect a mill. This they found here
The creek here on south end of towj
flows in nearly a western course unti
it strikes what was known as "Th
Rocks", where it turns to the north
One tier of these rocks lay directly ii
the creek, forming a kind of half circle
From this the creek escaped by a chan
nel so deep and narrow that a singl
timber of forty feet as a foot lpg coul'
span it. Another row of huge rock
was immediately behind and west o
the row in the creek. This made :
formation such as was no where ele
known in or on the Connoquenessinj
creek. It was wild, unique and pictur
esque, and well calculated to attract at
tention as rare and without its like. Bu
one of all these "rocks" now remain
entile. Most of the back row wer
taken away by the coming of the firs
railroad along there, Pittsburg am
Western road. 1880, and most of th
row in the creek were taken by the Bes
semer road when it came, 189(5. Th
oiij in the creek remaining entire i
showing a disposition lately to f-lid
still further iuto tho water, caused b;
water drained from the raihoad ijowiu;
against it. For many years these rock
were a favorite resort for the boys o
ttia town, particularly upon a Sunday
and evfeiy ojje of them in ride it a specia
i point to have the initial letters of hi
name cut on them in poise shape o
On this, the east side of the creek
and directjy opposite these rocks. Join
and Samne} Cunningham located am
built the first flouring mill in all thi:
vicinity. About the same time the}
built a mill-house across the creel
among the rocks we speak of Tin
mill was driven at first by water from ;
canal or race course which tapped thi
creek about where the Plankroai'
bridge crosses the creek. This nol
proving suniciejit in power a mill dam
was made, just wnei-.e tfce present darn
is, and another race course'frou. it sup
plied the water to drive the mill Thv
present dam there is fast disappearing
and will sooc be among the things thai
were, being no longer cf the pres
ent mill being driven by steaiii. As fa;
as we have learned the first mill was
erected in 1797 or 8. It was, as we
state, before the lormation of our coun
ty. The father of the writer of this,
John Negley, deceased in 1570, wae the
first miller in this Cunningham mill.
He too had a knowledge of milling.
Just how or where he and the Cunning
hams first metTand became acquainted
■we never exactly learned, but we have
reason for believing that he came
here about the same time they did.
They .ud he becauie very close friends
and" lie continued their miller until
February, 1807. when ho purchased of
Samuel the mill anil all remaining of
their tract of land and thus became
their successor in business and prop
erty John Cunningham having died,
1805. as we have stated, Samuel be
came d'scouraged at his loss and con
cluded to go back to his home in the
eastern part of the State.
(Concluded next week.)
Dcnat ii rizo<! Alcohol.
The recent passage by Congress of the
bill to remove the tax on alcohol for
technical uses, is expected to prove of
enormous value to almost all the in
dustries of the country. To render un
lit for drinking or other purges al
cohol which is intended for commercial
or industrial utilization, the liquid mupt
be "denaturized " by the addition of vari
ous substances which make it impossible
of consumption in beverages.
For'most industrial purposes alcohol
is used in Oermany free, after ha\ing
been "denaturized' or rendered unlit
for drinking purposes by admixture, in
presence of <x government official, svitn
a prescribed percentage or proportion
of one or more of several different
substances' prescribed in the very
elaborate ctatate which governs toe
complicated subject in Germany.
There are two general classes or degrees
of denaturization, viz , the "complete"
anil the "incomplete." according t-> t.ie
purposes for which the alcohol so de
naturized is to be ultimately used
Complete denaturization of nlcoaol
by the German system is accomplished
by the addition to every 100 liters (-<H
gallons) of spirits, (ai Two and one halt
liters of the "standard denaturizcr,
made of 4 parts of wood alcohol, 1 part
of pyridin (a nitrogenuons base obtain! d
by distilling bone oil or coal tar), with
the addition to each liter of 50 grammes
of oil of lavender or rosemary; (b) one
and one-fourth liters of the above
"standard" and 2 liters of benzol, with
every 100 liters of alcohol.
Alcohol to be usedin the manufacture
of ethers, aldehyde, agarcin, white lead
silver bromide gelatins, photographic
papers and plates, electroplates, col
lodion, ealicylie acid and salts,
chemicals and for a number or other
purposes, is denaturized by the addi
tion of (f) 10 liters sulphuric ether, or 1
liter of benzol, or one half liter of oil of
turpentine, or 0 025 liter of animal oil.
For the manufacture of varnishes and
inks alcohol is denaturized by the ad_
dition of oil of turpentine or animal oil
and. for the production of soda soaps
by the addition of 1 kilogramme ot
castor oil. Alcohol for the production
of lanolin is prepared by adding > liters
of benzine to each hectoliter of spirits.
The price yf denatniized alcohol
varies in the different Stntes and prov
inces of the Empire in accordance with
the yield and consequent maikf t price
of potatoes grain and other materials.
At the preseut time alcohol of 95 per
cent purity, which is the quality or
dinarily used in Germany for burning,
sells at wholesale from 28 to 29 pfennigs
(0.07 to <> 9 cents) per liter (1 CO quart?)
and at retail for 33 pfennigs (7.85 centsi
per liter —Sci Am
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j Dank Building. Butler, Pa.
ENGLISH--At her home in Muddy- j
creek township, June s. HMMi, Mrs.
Wm. F. English, nee Hilliard. aged !
about 50 years.
Mrs. English died suddenly from
tjeart trouble, while her husband was in
Butler. f>he is survived 1 y lit-r Ims
band, three sous and one daughter.
NIXON —At Somert-rt. Ky., .Trine
11)06, D. W. Nixon, formerly of But
ler Co
DELEAU—At his home in Butler, j
June it. 1900, Edgar V.. son of Ed- •
ward Deleau. aged 4 years.
GALBREATH—At her hoiue in Worth
ington, .Tuue 5, HH)<> Mrs. Elizabeth
Galbreath, mother of Wm. G..of
Butler, aged 8* years.
RABBITT—At the Hospital, June fi, I
190*!, Williim Rabbit t. formerly of |
Donegal township, aged •'>:! years.
HOFFMAN—At his home in Pittsburg, i
June T. 1900, John L Hoffman, in his !
Oiad year.
DICKEY At his home in Mars, June
13, 1900. John Dickey, aged 55 years, j
Mr. Dickey was Postmaster at Mars, i
and died suddenly, yesterday morning. |
He is survived by his wife and three :
GATTENS—At her home in Butler. I
June 13. 1900. Miss Esther, daughter j
of Mrs. Bridget Gatten?, aged 20 j
tier death was caused bv typhoid.
DAVIDSON At her home in Forward
township, May 1900, Mrs. John
BEST At her home in Butler, June 9,
1900, Mrs Eliza Best, mother of Mr-.
George C. Biehl. aged 75 year?.
SNYDER At hi; home in Wiufield
township, Juue 10, 1906, John Suvder,
aged TO years.
lie is survived by three sons.
HOCKENBERRY—At the home of his
parents ut Wtst Sunbnry, Ju. 11,
1900. Hugh D.'W.tt, only son of Dr.
and Mis. H. D. Hockenberry, aged 4
Rev James Ke!. j >, a well known I*.
P. minister
Pasadena, Oala., last Thursday.
C'aivl of Thanks.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. IKttzell i ish to
thank the attendance at th * Hospital
and also thtir friends aud neighbors for
their assistance and sympathy through
the sickness and death t>f their s>n,
the best results can be obtained only
when the paint is Pure White Lend and
Pure Linseed Oil mixed with the require
ments of the particular job in view.
Be wary of the man who suggests the use
of paint already prepared. He cannot
know the ingredients of such mixtures.
First-class painting can only be had by
the use of paint which contains nothing
but Pure White Lead and Pure Linseed
Oil, colored to the desired v—v..
shade. Specify 1
Pure White Lead /f \
(Made by tlio Old Dutch Process) ft 1 ' "~~-t
mixed with Pure Linseed p PURE
Oil, and see that your :Wti|TS" j
painter uses it. It spreads ' , Jr j
easily and uniformly, form
ing an elastic coat that im
mediately becomes a part of the wood
itself. It will not crack or peel as do
adulterated 'paints. This means at
tractive appearance and perfect protec
tion through all the long years ,f its life.
When it does wear, it wears away uni
formly, and when the painter is called
upon again, he finds the surface ail ready
for him without recourse to scraping and
"burning off." Remember the name,
Ueyiner-Bauman Pure White Lead.
Send for a br.nklet containing several handsome
j : ions of actual houses, offering valuable
6.i>ocestionH f*>r a color scheme in painting your
txmsc. A teat for f>uliit purity la ttfuo ulvon.
Second National Bank Bid#., Pittsburgh, Pa.
For Sale by nil Dealers.
/Kerr & Brown.
S 212 S. Main St. )
) New Drug Store )
y Now Open, }
j !■■■■— — mil —— /
1 All our drugs and med- f
S icines new, fresh and :lean. /
t Our prescriptions are y
? compounded by Jwo regis- \
) tered pharmacists, Messrs
SR. G. Kerr and J. A. /
f Weber y
/ Handsomest soda foun- \
) tain and best fruit syrups f
S in city. r
/ Full line of Toilet Arti-y
/ cles and choice Perfumes. S
j Finest Cigars. (
S Try us and be convinced. /
) Kerr 8 Brown, (
? 212 S. Mm St., S
j Arlington Hotel %
") Building. 5
Notice of Application for
In the Conrt of Common Pleas for the
County of Butler.
Notice is hereby given that an appli
cation will be made to the said Court
ou the ltilli day of June, 11)06. at 10
o'clock A. M , under the "Act to pro
vide for the incorporation and regula
tion of certain corporations ' approved
April 29th, 1371. aud its supplements,
by Henry Heyl. Dauiel Shaner. Martin
Heyl. Lewis Albert, Franklin Bliun, J.
W. Burry, Amos H. Bartholomew, and
others for the charter of au intended
corporation to l>e called "The Emanuel
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Pros
pect", the character and object of
which is the establishment aud perpet
uation of the worship of Almighty God,
and for these pnrposes to have, possess,
anil enjoy all the right*, benefits, and
privileges conferred by said Act. and
its supplements.
A. E. Keiher,
Pasted on your paper, (or on the
wrapper in which it coiiies,) for
a brief but exact statement of
your subscription account. The
date to which you have paid is
clearly given. If it is a past date
a remittance is in order, and is re
spectfnlly solicited, Remember
I the subscription price, ? 1. 00 a
year in advance or $1.50 at end of
B isl jr. Pduui . i
£3/ It the date in not cuaugud within j
three weeks write antl auk why. j
| HAMMOCKS Porch Chairs 1
ptj Complete line c: strong, plenty of the popular lS
SSjJ durabs hammocks at $2, priced rocking chairs he r e.
gig $2.25, >3.90, $5.50 and most em n j Ce enough
§g * 6 -75. for indoors, at $3.90. jUs
Kg 52.25, $1.75 and 85c. Mf*
gj Parlor Suit, $75. ||
Sgi New five-piece suit, large, o j n 0..:* $55 Mg
massive, mahogany finish- bea hoom J>UI1 '
3§| ed frame, with claw feet ~ , (S
Sand shaped arms and Quarter sawed golden oak g
sll* curved, plain tops; up- su dresser has pattern
holstered in a rich green mirror, shaped top andjgf
S=k mercerized verona. One swell front. ■ r ' ;jse
of the best values we have as s i top draper an .
shown this season. matches the dresser. Bed!g
has a continuous rim and pS
?| Iron Bed, $6.75 of medlum helght g
Strong, durable, continu- __ ftge
ous post bed, finished in BGu bprinCJ. sb.OU < Pj
|p| light or dark green, with jg|
3»S white and gold trimmings. Made expressly for iron tegs
SSI No brass to tarnish. A beds; all iron frame. withgjß
very desirable bed for the best coil springs that we^
s||j price. guaranty for five years,
1 Alfred i. Campbell!
Yellowstone Park Denver and
Pacific Coast Colorado S P rin 9 s
Jnlv 3, An»nst 0. Sept. =5, 1000. ! A,>COunt ®" P " °* E "
RATE? PROM j July 13. MM.
~ . . | RATES FROM
Ilarrisbnrg eiit
Pittsburg -10 llarrisburg S3JS
, Pittsburg SO.TS
2 Covering necessary expenses for -»
'days. Varying routes. Covering necessary expenses for 1-
jg . ... days, except nteals in Denver.
8 Vellowstcr..' Park is Natures Play- J
E uround a land of many wonders. Colorado is tlio richest Siato in the
Geysers gush tiaiiy. I'nion In scenlr attractions.
For further information, consult nc-trest Ticket Agent, or address
GEO. W. BOYD. General Passenger Agent,
■ J. R. WOOD, Passenger.Trafllc Manager. Itroad Street station, Philadelphia •
i H ■—r ■— i
<bvl»lE Our New Goods
Even if you're not quite ready to buy,
it will tfive you an idea as to what's
ing to be worn and how much it will
cost. Some of our best customers come
in two or three tftnes before making a
final decision.
assists their selection in a more satis
factory manner. Some prefer deciding
at once, and either way pleases ns.
We're sure you'll like the new suitings
we're now showing and want you to get
in and get an earlv pick.
Cor. Diamond. Butler, Pa.
Do You Buy Medicines?
Certainly You Do.
Then you want the best for the
least money. That is our motto.
Come and see us when in need of
anything in the Drug Line ;uid
we ate sure you will call again.
We carry a full line of Drugs,
Chemicals, Toilet Articles, etc.
Purvis Pharmacy
Both Phones.
213 S Main St Butler Pa.
Claims Sustained
i'i «• !'i ; i:!: hers of Webster's International
Dictionary niJcirethat it "is,in fact.!ho IK»I»U
-lai i'iitii>n<li|efi Jhtfrotiffhly i : overy
ik: ail, and vastly enrirhed ineverj j» •», »viii*
the pvirpt so < t adapting it to nu< i tin- larger
i! v 1 severer requirements of uuott *r • ncra
tion . M
We are of tbe opinion t '.:,. ;:• : -at ion
nv ! t • :r. lv and accurately '»•' r s the
\ . t'i:• ■ has been ii«vo!npli>l:<- I:: 1 the
! • - ilt t'iat li.is !k en ro:;che*l. The 1 i<" ."r. :ry.
: - it !■«'.-J..:i<ih;i.v been tl.o;. i. !;iy IV-
I;iii, has IM en coi i --1 in
cn ry in• t, and isadmirably adapted (o nu et
;!•• hii «r £u\crer :«".|iiirei:.!:itd of a
i «lemand moi e < f i< rpvlar
ledge t ban any gene ration
! ):; i I !;• • v. .:!•;<! h: <fY«.T C<>! 11 :ii: .1- 1.
it . perbapa needless to add that we xeffer
.(. , '!»«•<lo'.rry in < iir Judicial »»<M k
:li. I;. •.! - 1 miih; !' iv in accuracy of defini
tion: and that in the fu tore as in the past it
irill be I ho Bounce of constant itteretM
OXiASijpo*! rrr.ctirfinaiii.
J ud^cfl.
Tli<- rihnve refers to WEBSTER'S
'tli" lii'rhi'-t :r *rsni) Tvnq (riven to the Interna
li"'. !Httl " World's Fuir, tit. Louis.
fs -% Tpi a r,tt Of".
V-- ;:.rSIMiVJ wLJ., iISrtRSATTOiAI..
• iiHtRS. > mcTioswnr/
£; ..Gi-IELD. MASS.
Success, HenJ.h, Happiness, Prosperity.
The way to gel rlcl,. Photograph ol yo.ii
future Husband or Wife, Sue in coin or
stamps. Send I'irth date. .MAI>AM IViL-
J.M'[' Jfo <73 Whitney Avenue, New Haven,
TIDEWATER Virginia Truck, Stock
F.ii ins and Colonial llomes l>y the sea: line
climate; write lor catalogue. Your oppor
Hiuuptou. Virginia.
concrete Mixers. Boliei-s, >f.jiines, Mhi'iilno
TiViH, Tee Itk b. ltean>-i. Columns. Pipe
Plates lllowerfl Co"TUffHl"<i Sheets CUsI;
pan I foi SrTkp iru;t ,»id M tal-. H<'MKU
iu)\Yr.S, ltiver Avenue, Alie£lu<ny, liv.
' Phones '.ZI North.
Receiver's Notice.
1 In the matter of the Bntler Builder*
Supply Company.
Notice is hereby given that on the
14th day of April, 1906. on petition pre
sented to the Court of Common Pleas
of Butler county. Pa., at Ms D. No
March Term, 1905, the Guaranty Safe
; Deposit and Trust Company, Receiver
I of the Butler Builders Supply Company,
• were discharged from said office of re
ceiver at its request and with the con
sent of the parties in interest and that
the undersigned was appointed receiver
of said Bntler Builders Supply Co., to
succeed the said Gnarantv Safe Deposit
and Trust Compay; that I have accept
ed said appointment and entered upon
my duties as receiver aforesaid.
Notice is hereby given to all persons
who are indebted to said company to
make payment to me and all persons
having any legal claim against or de
mand upon said company shall make
proot of the same in the manner pro
vided by law and present the same to
Receiver of the Bntler Builders Supply
Attorney for Receiver..
In the matter of the 1 In the Court of L'nin
flual account of Al- moil Pleas of Butler
fred Miller, committee ; county. I'a., No. (,
of Martin Lowry I>ec. Term, ISB9. Ms.
Webb, a lunatic. J D. 13. page
Notice Is hereby given that Alfred Miller,
committee of said lunatic, has Bled hi.s final
account in the office of the I'rothonotary of
the Court of Common l'leas of Hut lei coun
ty. Pa., at the above number and term and
that the same will he presented for con
tirmation and allowance on Saturday. June
9th, 1006.
I'rothonotary's office. l'rothonot ary.
Butler. Pa.. Slav 8 1900
Executor's Sale.
, liy virtue and authority contained in the
last will of George Smith, late of Butler
township, Butler county, I'a.. deceased, re
corded in Will Book I, page 101, the under
signed executor will offer at pubic sale at
the Court House on
Monday, June ilth, 1906,
At one o'clock I', M.. the following described
real estate, located in Butler township. But
ler count jr. i'a.: Bounded on the north by
lands of Schalt'ncr. on the east by lands of
Crisweil. on the south by lands of William
Rae and on the west by public road, con
taining 175 acres, more or less; frame house,
frame barn and other outbuildings thereon;
aliout 60 acres in woodland, with two good
TERMS Ol' SALE—One-third cash, bal
ance In two equal, annual payments, with
interest, to be secured by bond and mortgage
on the premises.
Executor of Oeorgo Smith, dee'd..
F, X. KOULKII. Att'y. Butler. Pa.
Letters of administration ou the estate
John W. Gibson, dee'd, late of Valencia,
Butler Co., Pa., having been granted
to the undersigned, all persons knowing
themselves indebted to the said estate
will make immediate payment, and nil
having claims against said estate will
present them duly authenticated for
settlement to
ALEX MITCHELL, Att'y. 8-22-00
Estate of Conrad Sell, deed, late of
Winfield twp., Butler Co., Pa.
Letters testamentary having been
granted to the undersigned on the above
estate, notice is hereby given to all
persons knowing themselves indebted
to said estate to make immediate pay
ment and those having claims against
the same to present them duly authen
ticated for settlement.
R F. D. 17. Carbon Black, Pa.
JAMES B. MCJUNKIN, Att'y. 3-32-0t;
307 Bntler County National Bank Bld'g
We can oinb the CITIZEN with the
Pittsburg Times at ,s:i.oo per >ear for
the two; CITIZEN and Pittsburg Post
for $3.25; CITIZEN and Pittsburg Ga
zette $4.00.
CITIZEN and Thrice-a-week (N. Y.)
World, $1.70
Cash in ftdvance.
il-'.no T(. ... <» I'ER WEEK AND A \ KA 1.
1- REE. We want one representative in every
town and city to advertise, take orders and
appoint sub-agents; 30 per cent commission
and other inducements; big money made
and pleasant, clean work: goods said to ad
vertise at half price; credit given agents; no
money required, for we trust you until after
delivery, giving you 10 to 30 days; sample ><-
lnch shear sent on receipt of advertising
price 28 cents; all goods .warranted by us;
tile sample will convince you that you can
make $11".IN) to 55.00 per week 0., our goods:
exclusive territory given wUI) control of
sub-agonts. Answer a. once, wh%e territory
Is open; salaried position after you becw 10
experienced. THE i NIT ED SHEAR CY. ,
Westboro. Mass,
We have decided to clo»»e oat our entire stock of lat« Spring Styles f.
and Novelties in Ladies' and Misses' Fine Tailored Snits. Our stock is v
very light, bat a rule never broken here is to start eftch new season with
ont one left-over garment from the season before. Hence this sacrifice J
sale so early in the season 1
Sis high class Jacket Suits for #6.98; formerly $13.00 and $25.00. ( I
Fourteen high Eton Suits, $10.95; formerly $30.00 and $35.00. J .
In connection with this Clearance Sale of Suits, we offer special cut S
price* on White Wash Suits, Skirts and Waists. C >
One lot of 50 Fine White Waists slightly soiled, at 69c, formerly / .
$1 25, $1.50 to $2.00. All sizes from 34 to .. in this special lot. All on % '
one table. c (
Sizes, 3 years to 10 vears, to be sold at one-half former price. On t' •
table, first floor |
Girls' Wash Dresses white and colored, 1 to 14 years, price 25c, 50c, $1 ' I
Infants" Slips, 25c, 39c, 48c, 75c, 98c, and np to $5.00. i ' j
Children s Short White Dresses.age Ito 6. 25c, 39c, 48c, 75c, 98c, up to $5. If
Infants' Lace Caps, 25c. 39c, 50c. 75c, 98c, up to $3.00. ( J
Children's Lingerie Hats. 50c, SI.OO, $1.50, and np to $6.00. ( t
Only in white. 19c. 25, 39c: values, 25c. 40c and 50c. Balance of our . (
stock of Embroidered Rot>es. s3.9B—value $6.75 and $7.75. Fifty Lingerie v
Shirt Waist Patterns, at 79a—value $1.50. 4 »
Colors, Grays, Blacks and Blues $4 98—value $7.00. jk
Colors, Grays. Black and Blues $, r ;.9S—value s*.so. K
Colors. Grays. Blacks and Blues $'5.98-value SIO.OO. . ' f
{ ( One-third to one-half off plainlv marked price, on all Trimmed Hats. < »
, , One-third to one-half ofl, plainly marked price, on all Untrimmed Hats. . 5
Flowers. Ribbons and Xlillinerv Novelties reduced. y
4,) Hosiery, Knit and Muslin Underwear, Corsets, Gloves, Neckwear. A
/\ Belts, Combs, Pins. Hose Supporters, Bracelets and Beauty Pins. Em- X
\/ broideries. Laces and Ribbons, Pompadour Ribbons for Sashes.2sc, 35c, 50c. y
| Mrs. J. E. Zimmerman. I
Bell Phone 208. . T ~)„ I
People's i'hone-126. DlltlCr, 1 O•
I Women's Pretty White
Lawn Waists.
Our exceptionally fine showing of
dainty and stylish waists captivates
V fanc Y °* the ladies who see
The waists in the main, are
((( jl§l\ copies of models imported from
\ MWV foreign fashion centers and the
\/ styles can be depended upon as be
in £ aut^entic
// ' It Made of fine, sheer persian lawn,
/ m elaborately trimmed with fine val
/ !\ lace and embroidered fronts special
| ly imported for the purpose. Long
V or short sieves.
Regular $1.50 value at SI.OO. Regular $1.75 value at $1.25
Regular $2.00 value at $1.50. Regular $2.50 value atsl.7s.
Regular $3.00 value at $2 00.
Pretty Wash Dress Fabrics.
This is a very attractive lino of fashionable<fabrics for wash divs3»s
and waists. Here you will find India Linens, Persian Lawns, Pari*
Mnslins, Organdies." Batiste, Linens, &c.. at lowest prices.
L. Stein & Son,
iWe Want to Say I
Something to You. /
/ It's About the Hot Weather! \
/ How, What and Where to buy! S
* Two=Piece Suits. {
f Half the satisfaction of a summer is being so well clad that yon can /
f dismiss completely the clothes matter from your mind. \
\ Two-piece Suits are it. (Solid comfort in every one of 'em.) In grey.",
/ blue serges, fancy Southern worsteds: well tailored. Cut, fit and every
1 feature of finish of a first-class tailor-made. From SIO.OO to SIB.OO.
/ Straw Hats.
\ The best interests of your head and purse demand that you buy your \
l straw hats here. The most complete line of straws ever shown in the city. f
/ SAILORS, from SI.OO to $3.50. }
V PANAMAS that have no equal for the price, and generally sold for J
y one-half more—ss.oo to si>.so. }
/ And don't forget the Window Display-
| Douthett & Graham. I
, SUTLER . "
Cs/> -C /<?••
New Buildings, new rooms, new :md elegant equipment excellent courses of study, Ir\-
of ti achers. expenses moderate, terms VEUY LIBERAL! '
over ij-.iKXi worth of new typewriters In use (showing advanced students from 3 to 4
hours'practice per day. and other equipment In proportion.
Positions secured for our worthy graduates Visitors ALWAYS welcome! When In
Butler, pay us a visit. If you can not do so sooner, stop and see our school when In Butler
for the fair. • ,
Ten times as many calls for young men stenographer* as we can supply. Should you
doubt this, stop at the office and ask about It. und see for yourself. MANY are already
enrolling for the fail term. Young men and women, arrange matters at home so that yon
can enter In September or the early fall months.
So far as we know, we have placed every shorthand graduate we have turned out this
year—both ladles and gentleman, and with two or three exceptions, all the graduates of
our bookkeeping department.
Catalogue, circulars, etc., mailed upon application.
A. F. REGAL, Principal, Butler, P3.
You c i ) ney by purchasing your piano of
W. R. NEWTON, "The Piano Man."
The expense of running a Music Store is as follows:
Rent, per annum $780.00
Clerk per annum
Lights, Heat and incidentals . . . $194.00
Total $1286.00
I have no store and can save you this expense when you bny of me
I sell pianos for cash or easy monthly payments. I take pianos or organs In
exchange and allow you what they are worth to apply on the new instrument
All pianos fully warranted as represented.
A few of the people I have sold pianos in Butler. Ask them.
Dr. McCurdy Bricker Dr.iW. P. McElroy
Fred Porter Sterling Club
Fraternal < Irder Eagles U F. Reed
Epworth League Woodmen of the World
E. \V. Bingbam H. A. McPherson
d co. D. High Miss Anna McCandless
\V. J. Mates E. A. Black
J. S. Thompson Samuel Woods
Joseph Woods Oliver Thompson
S M. McKoe JohnJohn3on
A W. Root R A-
Eleauor Bu»tou j. Hillgard
Mrj. Mary L Stroyp j. E. Bower*
W. C Curry C. F. Stepp
F. J. Hauck W. J. Armstrong
Miss Emma Hughes Miles Hilliard
A. W. Mates I Mrs. S. J. Green
W. R. Williams J. R Dontbett
Mrs. R. O Rutnbaugb E. K. Richey
Clias. E. Herr L S. Youcfe
Advertise in the CITIZEK.

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